News & Blog

21 June 2018
Mark Macaré, FINAT blogs
21 June 2018
Mark Macaré, FINAT blogs
FINAT Public Affairs Blog #5

The last few months saw a couple of major milestones: 31st of May 2018 was the third registration deadline for REACH, the European Chemicals regulation. The long-awaited Circular Economy Package was published in the official Journal in June, tightening recycling and landfilling targets and focusing in particular on the reduction of plastic waste in the so-called Plastic Strategy. In the area of Food Safety, the Commission announced a disappointing delay in its work on the highly anticipated EU measure on Printed Food Contact Materials.

19 June 2018
nan news
19 June 2018
nan news
R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award goes to Alex Knott

Alex Knott, of the Dow Chemical Company, has been chosen as the recipient of the R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award for the 2018 Label Industry Global Awards. Judging for the 15th annual awards program took place on 6 June during the recent FINAT European Label Forum (ELF) in Dublin, where the panel of international judges met to consider entries across four award categories.

15 June 2018
finat news
15 June 2018
finat news
Olympus reaches a new high with three Nilpeter FA-4* flexo presses

Olympus Print Group, UK specialists in self-adhesive labels and large format digital print, has increased capacity and market share in wine and beverage and high-end labels, with the acquisition of three Nilpeter FA-4* flexo presses over the course of the last 18 months.

7 June 2018
finat news
7 June 2018
finat news
Inspirational innovation sets the tone at FINAT’s Label Competition

The aesthetic appeal of Multi-Color Corporation North America Wines & Spirits’ Sidewinder Spirits label helped it achieve the accolade of Best in Show at the 2018 FINAT Label Competition.

29 May 2018
labelexpo news
29 May 2018
labelexpo news
Registration now open for Labelexpo Americas 2018

Registration for the 16th edition of Labelexpo Americas, the region’s leading trade show for the label and package printing industry, is now open. Set to take place once again at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois, from 25-27 September, this unmissable event promises an exciting range of features including a packed two-day conference schedule, an Ecovillage and, for the very first time, an Automation Arena.

25 May 2018
labelexpo news
25 May 2018
labelexpo news
Resounding success for first Labelexpo Southeast Asia

The launch edition of Labelexpo Southeast Asia – the biggest label and package printing event in the region – has exceeded all expectations, with 7,934 attendees from 62 countries flocking to BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand for the three-day show from 10-12 May.

15 May 2018
labelexpo news
15 May 2018
labelexpo news
15th Label Summit Latin America exceeds expectations

Guadalajara in Mexico hosted 964 of the label and package printing industry’s thought leaders and representatives from 12 Latin American countries recently, who came together to share ideas and help shape the future direction of the industry in the region at this year’s Label Summit. This made it one of the best-attended events of its kind to date.

15 May 2018
finat news
15 May 2018
finat news
Guinness experts join FINAT’s European Label Forum 2018 speaker line-up

FINAT is proud to welcome two distinguished experts from the renowned Irish beer brand Guinness to its speaker programme for this year’s European Label Forum, 6-8 June, Citiwest Hotel, Dublin. On the last day of the event Emma Rochford and Kathryn Wilson will share Guinness’ considerations on the path to 2020.

4 May 2018
labelexpo news
4 May 2018
labelexpo news
Entries now open for the Label Industry Global Awards 2018

The search is underway for the world’s leading pioneers and innovators in the label and package printing industry! Marking 15 years of Label Industry Global Awards, this year there are four prizes up for grabs at the industry’s prestigious Oscars, as the awards honor those organizations and individuals who have excelled in the label and package printing sector through innovation and best practice.

label awards | global
1 May 2018
Jennifer Dochstader, LPC, Inc. blogs
1 May 2018
Jennifer Dochstader, LPC, Inc. blogs
Note to Label Converters: Segmentation marketing can be your #1 digital sales tool

Think back to the 1980s and 1990s. These were great years for pressure-sensitive label converters. PS was snapping up glue-applied market share at a rapid pace and packaging buyers were extremely loyal to their label vendors. These were the years when a printed label wasn’t considered a commodity. Labels were applied solutions, whether the final product was a mustard jar, a barcode on a shoebox or a combination-printed label on an upscale shampoo brand. Label converting companies didn’t need to focus on marketing due to the intrinsic market forces in place during these decades.

management | marcom | trends

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    FINAT - 08 June 2018

    There was no better way to complete our stay in Dublin for our 2018 European Label Forum than with an evening at the iconic Guinness Storehouse to celebrate our 60th anniversary. See you next year! #FINAT18

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    FINAT - 08 June 2018

    It's the last day of the European Label Forum and one of the highlights is this year's debate where delegates are ‘backbenchers’ in a ‘House of Parliament’-style discussion. A number controversial issues determining the future of the European label industry, from industry consolidation versus specialisation and workforce development versus workflow automation to capacity rationalisation versus new technology investment are are all on that table in a few minutes time. #FINAT18