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Hub Labels Announces Marel Partnership

Hub Labels Announces Partnership with Marel to Provide More Choices in labelling solutions to the Poultry, Meat and Fish Packaging Industry

Hub Labels Poised to Make Significant Waves in the Linerless Label Market Segment

Hagerstown, MD [January 24, 2020] – Hub Labels is pleased to announce a partnership with Marel as a preferred label manufacturer for the M360 labeler offered by Marel. The M360 Labeler is designed for linerless labeling of all popular tray sizes and is ideally suited for skin pack trays.

“The partnership between Hub Labels and Marel demonstrates our commitment to creating solutions that work for our customers,” said Thomas Dahbura, President of Hub labels. “At Hub, we have been partnering with various material providers to bring more choices and supply chain safety to our clients. Our open source solution provides clients more flexibility to choose their own substrates and gain more control over their package fulfillment. Finally, food manufacturers can now get best-in-class equipment and linerless labels, with more freedom than before. This equates to an immeasurable value for our clients who now have a dedicated team to keep their labeling manufacturing line running at optimal capacity and minimal downtime. The partnership with Marel, will enable us to offer outstanding labelling solutions for our customers.”

Hub Labels first introduced linerless labels to the United States marketplace in 2009. Linerless labels provide all the benefits of self-adhesive labeling but with many improved efficiencies through their non-utilization of carrier backing paper. Without backing paper, roll weight is significantly reduced by as much as 40%, which equates to less waste, more labels on a reel, and less changeovers.
Available in silicone coated paper, board, or synthetic materials, linerless labels adheres to a tray through strategically placed glue strips. This revolutionary label delivers consistency on the shelf, as well as an increased surface area to deliver a brand’s message.

About Hub Labels
Hub Labels is a leading manufacturer of linerless labels, pressure sensitive labels and direct mail premiums. For over 40 years, Hub Labels has been on the forefront of advances and innovation within the label printing industry, having been among the first to introduce computer to plate technology, servo-driven presses, linerless labels and many other print manufacturing and safety innovations. The 110,000 square foot facility is located on Shawley Drive in Hagerstown, Maryland and has over 20 printing presses in operation.

About Marel
Marel (NASDAQ: MAREL; AEX: MAREL) is a leading global provider of advanced food processing equipment, systems, software and services to the poultry, meat and fish industries. Our united team of more than 6,000 employees in over 30 countries delivered EUR 1.2 billion in revenues in 2018 and operated at a 14.6% EBIT margin. Annually, Marel invests around 6% of revenues in innovation which translated to EUR 74 million in 2018. By continuously advancing food processing, we enable our customers to increase yield and throughput, ensure food safety and traceability, and improve sustainability in food production. Listed on NASDAQ Iceland since 1992, Marel had a public offering and listing of 15% of its shares on Euronext Amsterdam in June 2019.

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Linerless Labels To Be Featured At 2020 IPPE Show

Hagerstown, MD [January 16, 2020] – Hub Labels has announced that it will be in attendance at the 2020 IPPE Show in Atlanta, Georgia on January 28th – 30th. Hub Labels plans to showcase their flagship product, Linerless Labels, at the show at Booth #6352. Manning the booth at the IPPE show will be John Doyle, a 10-year veteran in the linerless label industry and the foremost expert on helping businesses within the United States switch to the linerless labeling solution.

“I’m very excited to be at this year’s IPPE show. We have a big announcement that we are planning in the coming days”, stated Doyle. “We’ve been making linerless labels longer than anyone else in the States and have built a network unlike anyone else. We have the the supply chain safety that businesses need to keep production lines up and running at fully capacity. Nowhere else can a company get the service, quality and freedom to make their own choices on equipment and labels that are the right fit for their business.”

Stop by Booth #6352 at the 2020 IPPE Show

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About the 2020 IPPE Show

The 2020 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has surpassed 573,000 square feet of exhibit space and has secured more than 1,360 exhibitors with a few weeks remaining until the show opens.

“We continue to be pleased with the expanded show floor square footage and the level of exhibitor participation. The 2020 IPPE is going to be an exciting show that you will not want to miss,” stated IPPE show organizers. IPPE is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

New for this year will be the addition of an extra 100,000 square feet between the B and C Halls. This addition is called the BC Hall and will include the Event Zone, Innovation Station, Fuel Market food court, Poultry Historical Museum, Exhibitor Lounge, Customer Connection Center and more. The tram line will also run from the B Hall, through the BC Hall to the C Hall, and back.

The 2020 IPPE will provide attendees with a full week of education programs, innovative technology, engaging activities on the show floor and enhanced networking opportunities with key leaders from the
animal food, meat and poultry industries. The vast trade show floor will showcase the most current technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of animal food, meat and
poultry products. Combining the expertise from AFIA, NAMI and USPOULTRY, IPPE will also feature more than 200 hours of dynamic education sessions focused on current industry issues.

For more information about the 2020 IPPE, visit www.ippexpo.org or purchase tickets at https://registration.experientevent.com/Showusp201/

2020 IPPE SHOW DATES/HOURS:
Tuesday, Jan. 28: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 29: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.