The first edition of Labelexpo Europe since 2019 took place between 11-14 September at Brussels Expo in Belgium. The exhibition has closed on a high note, with a total of 637 exhibitors taking part in the show of which 170 new entry, with India for the first time in the top ten exhibiting countries.

Spread across nine halls and covering 36,588 sqm of floor place, this year’s show featured over 250 product launches focused particularly on flexible packaging – which is now part of Labelexpo’s identity – digitization and automation.

The unprecedented heatwave in Brussels did not deter 35,889 visitors from 138 countries attending the four-day show. Countries such as Germany, France and Italy were especially well represented, with large visitor delegations.

Equipment manufacturers announced multiple sales across the four days and an exhibitor rebook rate of 96% was reported for Labelexpo Europe 2025.

Demonstrating how Labelexpo Europe is evolving into a package printing show, digital printing of paper-based flexible packaging materials was evident on the show floor, with paper-based packaging printed by Xeikon on the new TX-500 Titon toner press and SCREEN on the Truepress Pac520P – seen for the first time at a Labelexpo.

HP launched the 200k mid-web digital press, successor to the hugely successful HP Indigo 20000. The company also ran a ‘digital pouch factory’ ecosystem demonstrating pouch manufacture and finishing of other unsupported films including shrink sleeve labels.

Flexo made a major comeback at this show, with Nilpeter, Lombardi and BOBST demonstrating printing of flexible packaging and unsupported label film materials on 26in/670mm mid-web UV flexo press lines on the show floor. OMET made the show debut of its KFlex modular flexo platform and Mark Andy launched the Pro Series flexo press, upgradable to a hybrid machine.

Converting magazine together with its sister magazine Il Poligrafico broadcasted a live news program every morning, in which we provided information on the products, technologies and companies seen at the fair, and interviewed expert visitors who agreed to share their discoveries and impressions.


#Durst #Gallus #Cartes #SEI Laser #Fedrigoni


#Fujifilm #Xeikon #Screen with #Trustscan e #Nilpeter #Lombardi Converting Machinery #Konica Minolta  #HP


#Dantex Group #Actega #Pantec #Bobst #Domino #Xsys #Sistrade with #I&C Idea&Conselvan #Print Systems #UPM #Fedrigoni #Avery Dennison #Baldwin #Laser Clean with #Servintec #Prati. Interview with #Pat McGrew


#Ulmex #Albertin Cliches #Cartes #IST con IM Group #Mark Andy #Inglese Srl #Kurz #Hanglory #Errepi #DPR. Interview with #Stefano d’Andrea.

The happiness of Italian company CARTES that won the first prize for the world’s best technological innovation at the Label Industry Global Awards 2023 for its fully automated end-to-end digital finishing line.

In the next issue of the magazine you can read an extensive summary of the show.