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3 May 2022
FINAT news
3 May 2022
FINAT attracts label converters to this year’s live European Label Forum

Event programme to offer great value and networking for label industry professionals.

2 May 2022
Labelexpo series news
2 May 2022
Registration opens for Labelexpo Americas 2022

Labelexpo Americas returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois in September, with early bird tickets now available.

29 April 2022
FINAT news
29 April 2022
Get ready for the FINAT European Label Forum with our pre-event webinars

In one month's time, we will address critical issues facing the European label community, such as supply management, labelstock, consumer habits, regulations, workforce, big data, and many more at the FINAT European Label Forum 2022 from 1-3 June in Baveno, Italy. Registrations are coming in, make sure you are also amongst them. As a warm-up, FINAT will host two pre-event webinars, free available to all FINAT members.

26 April 2022
National Associations news
26 April 2022
CELAB-Europe Announces the Release of an Interactive Map on Their Website

CELAB-Europe announced the release of an interactive map on their website today which is going to list collectors and recyclers of used liner and matrix materials that are a part of the production of labels used on packaging.

4 April 2022
FINAT news
4 April 2022
FINAT addresses imminent supply chain disruption at EU Commission level

Following the message to the Belgian cabinet taskforce of March 31, FINAT has now also approached the EU Commission to inform them of the supply chain distortions that have been aggravated due to the continued strike at UPM Paper Mills in Finland.

31 March 2022
FINAT news
31 March 2022
FINAT appeals for a European approach to the current supply chain distortions

Following a news article in a Belgian newspaper on supply chain problems in the agrofood sector that was brought to our attention, FINAT has sent a letter to the Belgian cabinet taskforce on Agrofood Supply (consisting of the Belgian Ministers for Economic Affairs and for Agriculture as well as the State Secretary for Consumer Protection) to appeal for a European approach to the current supply chain distortions and in particular the paper shortage. We publish this as an open letter to policy makers.

28 March 2022
Labelexpo series news
28 March 2022
Label Academy to host Industry 4.0 virtual master class

Label Academy, the global training provider for the label and package printing industry, is to host a virtual master class tackling Industry 4.0, in April and May.

15 March 2022
FINAT news
15 March 2022
FINAT Labelstock Statistics European label industry reports record growth in 2021 but is now facing opposite extreme of raw materials shortage

In 2021, European self-adhesive labelstock demand increased by another 7% to almost 8.5 billion square meters, after an increase of 4.3% in 2020. Underlying these growth numbers were completely opposite fundamentals. Whereas in 2020, excessive demand for self-adhesive labels was driven by the need for labels in essential sectors like food, personal care, medical and pharmaceutical products, demand peaked again in the second and third quarters of 2021 due to the unexpected strong economic recovery around Europe. However, after emerging general supply chain disruptions since last summer, the fortunes of the label industry have turned dramatically since the beginning of 2022 by long-lasting union strikes in a specialty paper mill in Finland and recently, another supplier in Spain.

14 March 2022
National Associations news
14 March 2022
UNFEA* is alerting the french government to supplies for the adhesive label sector and to the high risks of disruption to the French manufacturing industry in the coming months

The majority of products on the market have one or more adhesive labels.

10 March 2022
10 March 2022
Supply chain and sustainability, the challenges of the label industry

If we recap back to 2020, undoubtedly a lot of things have changed. We are talking not only about COVID's direct consequences, but also the indirect ones. And on top of that, many trends already existed, but the disease has promoted or speeded up the process.

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FINAT Radar #16-2021 Winter Edition
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Technical Handbook 10th edition FR
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FINAT GA minutes 2021 incl voting members
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FINAT Radar 2021 vol. 15 - Summer Edition

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