Recent research projects include:
The North American Market for Digital Label Presses
The purpose of The North American Market for Digital Label Presses multi-client study was to offer digital press manufacturers a customized, in-depth analysis of the North American label printing sector relevant to the development, production, marketing and sales of digital label presses. The report delivered the collective requirements, trends and projections of label printers and converters to digital press manufacturers.
The FINAT RADAR Report
The FINAT RADAR is a report and analysis that focuses on the European narrow web marketplace. Published twice a year, the report features European industry forecasts and projections for each major packaging end-use category including food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals, retail, durable goods and automotive. The report tracks converters’ sales revenues and profitability in addition to featuring brand owner trends, converter capital equipment purchasing projections and benchmarking data; offering converters and industry suppliers an invaluable indexing and research tool focusing on the European marketplace.
To watch a brief video featuring a topline overview of the latest RADAR click here:
Privately Commissioned Supplier Study
Industry supplier, All Printing Resources, reached out to LPC to help the company widen their exposure in the North American narrow web/label-printing sector. LPC came up with a two pronged strategy that included conducting an in-depth market research survey into surveyed companies’ flexo production practices and digital printing drivers and print requirements. LPC carried out all of the quantitative and qualitative research, creating a technical white paper that will be distributed to all converter attendees that come to APR’s Labelexpo booth. The second phase of the project included working with key industry trade publications in featuring the results of the study and APR’s expanding presence in the North American label-printing space.
Project covered here by packagePRINTING magazine (click on the graphic to go to the article):
The North American Food Packaging Compliance Study provides a comprehensive assessment and analysis of compliance data and trends related to chemical migration in food packaging. The study analyzes the role that each level of the supply chain has in the formulation of the final packaged product and ways that anticipated legislation and compliance protocols will impact brand owners, printed packaging converters and industry suppliers.
TLMI Index & Trend Report
The TLMI Index & Trend Report, published biannually in the 2nd and 4th quarters, features industry forecasts and projections for each of the major narrow web sectors including food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals, retail, durable goods and automotive. The report tracks TLMI converting companies’ sales performance against major economic indices, giving members an invaluable tool against which to chart their own performance. The TLMI Index & Trend report also features brand owner (packaging buyer) surveys, converter capital equipment purchasing projections and benchmarking data to help TLMI members fine tune their production and business planning strategies.
The NPES/PRIMIR Tag & Label Printing Trends Study
Focused on North America, this study covers tags and prime labels (wet glue, pressure sensitive, clear, stretch or shrink-wrap, and pull-out labels) as well as in-mold labels and heat transfer labels. It includes shipments, export data, information about functionality by product and market segment, technology investments (including speed, productivity, image quality, color consistency, run length, and more). Print process usage and shifts by market segment, substrate and other consumables usage statistics and trend analysis are also included. To listen to a podcast that features highlights from the study, click below:
The NPES/PRIMIR Packaging in Emerging Markets (Latin America & Asia-Pacific) Study
The study provides a qualitative assessment of the current state of packaging and converting in two primary regions: Latin America and Asia-Pacific (major countries producing packaging including Mexico, Brazil, China, and India and other emerging markets). It includes benchmark data on packaging shipments (including separate breakouts for packaging exports and trade flows) for folding cartons, flexible packaging, labels, and corrugated for 2001-2012 and forecasts through 2017. Trend analysis and a view of the marketplace in 2017 include: criteria for determining manufacturing location and packaging/converting location, labor trends in emerging markets impacting the purchasing decision, and sustainability.
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