Source: GEW (EC) Limited

The Working Without Waste roadshow brings together a group of key suppliers to the label industry in an effort to resolve the main issues of waste in label printing and converting businesses.

Eight experts from AB Graphic, Avery Dennison, AVT, CERM, Flint, GEW, GSE and Martin Automatic 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 be increasingly profitable and competitive.

In February Working Without Waste is heading for Staverton Park, Daventry in Northamptonshire, England.

Mike Fairley, director of strategic development at Labels & Labeling, will host the event and guest speaker Garry Mellor, BPIF Labels Vision in Print consulting engineer, will talk about Lean on Waste to start the day.

The following week Working Without Waste is at Avery Dennison, Oegstgeest (near Leiden) in the Netherlands. This event will be hosted by Andy Thomas, group managing editor at Tarsus Labels Group.

In April Working Without Waste goes to Barcelona and Iban Cid, president of the Gremi de la Indústria i la Comunicació Gràfica de Catalunya will host the event. The guest speaker is Javier Rodriquez-Borlado, R&D Director at the Instituto Tecnológico y Gráfico Tajamar. The event takes place at the Escola Antoni Algueró in Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona).

And in September the Working Without Waste conference comes to Paris in conjunction with the annual UNFEA event at the Mercure Paris La Villette and Jean Poncet, Editor in Chief at Etiq&Pack, will host the event. The guest speaker is John Penhallow, Consultant for Narrow Web Industries.

The European-wide campaign which started in Germany in November 2015 consists 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 is held in a different European city normally in conjunction with another label industry convention or exhibition.

Working Without Waste started life as an initiative at GEW. GEW have found that energy efficient UV systems with electronic power supplies can reduce energy consumption by as much as 50%. Together with the other group member they will 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.

The Working Without Waste roadshow in 2016:

  • 10 February 2016 (in English), De Vere Venues Staverton Park, Daventry, England
  • 17 February 2016 (in English), Avery Dennison, Oegstgeest, Netherlands
  • 16 March 2016 (in Spanish), Escola Antoni Algueró, Barcelona, Spain
  • 30 September 2016 (in French), Mercure Paris La Villette, Paris, France

For full details of each day’s agenda and the speakers, please visit the website

Conference attendance is free of charge for printing and converting professionals and members of the press, but advance registration is required.