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13 January 2022
FINAT news
13 January 2022
FINAT RADAR #16 released: Supply chain continuity and sustainability top of mind among label customers

FINAT has released the 16th edition of its half-yearly market trends report, the FINAT RADAR. This edition, released the weeks before Christmas, was based on a survey and follow-up interviews with more than 60 brand owners and printed packaging buyers across Europe in a variety of market segments. Whether it is in food, beverages, personal care, pharma, consumer durables or automotive, supply chain distortions in the short run and sustainable label and packaging solutions going forward are top of mind when discussing label procurement trends with brand owner professionals.

10 January 2022
10 January 2022
A New Year - New Resolutions and Opportunities

No-one can really predict the future, even though some say that the future is ours to make.

21 December 2021
21 December 2021
President’s Blog: Thoughts and best wishes going into 2022

After the outbreak of the Pandemic at the beginning of last year, 2021 has been another turbulent year that demanded the utmost of our adaptability. A year ago, my predecessor already praised our industry’s stress resistance, when demand for labels in critical sectors exploded, while at the same time labour and raw materials were short in supply due to global travel restrictions and local lockdowns. But what happened at sector level in 2020 was only small beer compared to the global supply chain disruptions that became apparent in 2021.

25 November 2021
FINAT news
25 November 2021
Winners #LABELicious 2020-2021 announced, registration for edition 2022 now open

FINAT, the European association for the label industry, has announced the winners of the second edition of its #LABELicious competition. The competition, launched in 2019, was designed to challenge students and young professionals interested in a career in the label industry to expose their talent in designing label solutions for the future. The winners of the competition, of which the judging had to be delayed due to Covid, were Sabrina Bento from Portugal and Bjarne Castelein from Belgium. The awards announcement immediately preceded the launch of the next edition, which will culminate in an award ceremony at Labelexpo Europe at the end of April 2022.

23 November 2021
FINAT news
23 November 2021
Packaging innovation thrives at the FINAT Sustainability Awards 2021

The 2021 FINAT Sustainability Award recognizes the efforts of the self-adhesive label value chain to reduce, reuse and recycle. The ten initiatives entered in the competition demonstrated a broad spectrum of approaches to increasing sustainability in the value chain for self-adhesive labels: systems for the collection of label waste, technical solutions for packaging for disposable and reusable packaging, circular approaches for face materials, sleeves and carrier materials and much more. The winners, CCL Label and Avery Dennison, were celebrated during last week's online award ceremony.

11 November 2021
Labelexpo series news
11 November 2021
Momentum builds for the return of Labelexpo Europe to Brussels

Excitement is building for the return of Labelexpo Europe 2022, the world’s largest event for the label and package printing industry.

4 November 2021
FINAT news
4 November 2021
FINAT General Assembly and Awards Ceremony 11 November 2021

FINAT will organise an online General Assembly on Thursday, 11 November at 16.00 CET.

27 October 2021
Labelexpo series news
27 October 2021
CELAB to showcase liner recycling initiatives at Labelexpo Europe 2022

Matrix and liner recycling challenges to be addressed by global CELAB consortium at world’s largest dedicated label and package print exhibition held in April 2022.

21 October 2021
National Associations news
21 October 2021
LMAI webinar series: ”Knowledge - Accelerating Growth" on October 30, 2021

Unprecedented times have thrown an array of challenges to the Indian labels industry at large.

14 October 2021
Labelexpo series news
14 October 2021
Labelexpo Europe 2022: Exciting new developments

The wait is over. The unavoidable pause on label and package printing shows has seen industry pioneers develop an incredible amount of exciting technology with invigorated dynamism.

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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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