AF&PA releases a guidance for recyclability of paper-based packaging aimed at designers and brand owners
83% of brand owners project that label purchase volumes will increase or remain the same in 2021 across all formats, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on supply chains. According to this year’s FINAT RADAR Brand Owner survey, 74% of companies anticipate that volumes will increase, despite 46% of firms revealing that they had experienced supply disruptions over the last ten months.
Labelexpo Europe will take place in April 2022, Labelexpo Americas in September 2022 and a new US Label Congress is announced for September 2021.
Today, 4 March 2021, it is exactly one year ago that we did not meet in Barcelona. After long deliberations late in February, the Board and organizing programme committee decided to pull the plug and postpone the Technical Seminar. Even though it would still take another week for the World Health Organisation WHO to declare the Pandemic on 11 March and lay the groundwork for drastic national and international health measures, including lockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing commandments.
NGO publishes a report calling for the phasing out of chemicals of concern from new products to open new market opportunities
FCM regulation likely to be completely revised in an upcoming legislative proposal
The US FDA released a statement discarding food packaging material as a source of transmission of the virus causing COVID-19
How can we achieve sustainability in our industry? Is it really possible to comply with all the requirements and demands of brand owners? Is it also your perception that brand owners ask for one thing one month and then another next month (e.g. PLA from corn, then recycled material, then compostable, renewable, etc)? And is recycled material good for the circular economy? How can we go green(er)? All of these questions and more will be tackled next year by expert speakers. Send in your abstracts now!
We have entered a new year which again is offering the label industry ample opportunities to show its influence in society's infrastructure, to demonstrate its ability to look beyond the technical boundaries and to explore new ways of overcoming challenges and push innovation to new limits. In short, the label community remains a spirited, confident and powerful platform with an aptitude to excel in whichever sector it operates.
Stickers indicating the presence of blind spots on all sides are required on heavy vehicles circulating in France from 1/1/2021