AB Graphic, Avery Dennison, AVT, Flint Group, GEW, GSE Dispensing and Martin Automatic are to highlight ways to identify sources of waste, and how to deal with them in order to stay profitable and competitive, through a European roadshow.

The Working Without Waste Roadshow brings together the suppliers to the label industry in an effort to address the main sources of waste in label printing and converting businesses. Each will share their insights and in seven presentations explain what it takes to identify sources of waste and how to deal with them in order to stay profitable and competitive.

Starting with two events in November, the members will organize a European-wide campaign consisting of a series of educational conferences with a presentation by each member on how to minimise waste by choosing the appropriate equipment and the proper work practices. Each event will be held in a different European city in conjunction with another label industry convention or exhibition.

The full schedule sees the Working Without Waste Roadshow visit Heidelberg, Germany on November 5 (presentations in German), and Milan, Italy on November 11 (presentations in Italian) this year before 2016 events in: Daventry, UK on February 10 in English; Oegstgeest, The Netherlands on February 17 in English; Barcelona, Spain on March 16 in Spanish; and Paris, France on June 23 in French. Full details are available on the Events section of the L&L website.

All presentations, followed by questions and answers sessions, will be in the language of the host country, with the exception of the international event in Amsterdam, which will be in English. Conference attendance is free of charge for printing and converting professionals, but advance registration is required via

Working Without Waste started life as an initiative from GEW having found that energy efficient UV systems with electronic power supplies can reduce energy consumption by as much as 50 percent. Together with the other group member GEW intends to show that the effective use of machinery and resources is a key element in the overall reduction of energy and material consumption and can be a contributing factor in considerable productivity increases. Malcolm Rae, managing director of GEW, explains how waste and downtime can be minimized through advances in UV technology in this feature from L&L issue 4, 2015.

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