L8: The Global Label Organization
At a time where there are more labels being produced and used more than ever, many of the world’s major label companies have banded together. The new group, dubbed “L8” incorporates international label firms from around the world to promote globalization, cooperation and common interests. Whether you are a small custom label manufacturer, or a large label wholesaler, L8 will provide some insight for your business.
The new group was formed at the Labelexpo meeting in Shanghai, and will hold their first official group meeting on March 13th, and their second meeting in September in Chicago.
Finat, the European label trade association of Europe, along with TLMI, the American counterpart, took the initiative to begin the global organization citing the needs to improve global networking of custom label producers, as well to share knowledge, experiences and breakthroughs at a common ground.
In addition to the European Finat and American TLMI, the five other members of the L8 will be: PEIAC (the Chinese association), LMAI (India), JFLP (Japan), Latma (Australia), and Salma (New Zealand). While the L8 description is intended to be an analogy with the world’s G8 organization, its eight place could possibly be filled by a Latin American organization in the future.
The topic of the first meeting is expected to discuss the international standardization of labels and label formatting, a possible first step in an international standard for the label business.
Be sure to stay posted, as this exciting breakthrough in the label world is sure to produce some positive and needed changes into the label industry.