In view of its upcoming 60th anniversary, FINAT has taken the initiative to develop a competition which strives to increase awareness among young creative designers and skilled technologists, of the creative and technical skills involved in creating tomorrow’s labels and label sector.
Your invaluable tool to assess your own performance against the industry's average, and to make informed decisions about your business strategies going forward, has just been posted on the FINAT website. The 9th edition covers the perspective of label converters in Europe.
Be amazed by the latest technologies from the fastest growing sector of print.
Sophisticated label substrates have experienced exponential growth due to demand for high-end applications according FINAT’s latest findings.
Registration for the 6th edition of Labelexpo India, the largest label and package printing event in South Asia, is now open. The show is set to take place once again at state-of-the-art venue India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR), from 22-25 November.
Total consumption of self-adhesive label materials in Europe amounted to 7.45 million m2 in 2017, corresponding with a growth rate of 4.7% compared to 2016. This was slightly below the average growth rate of 5.4% over the preceding 4 years, indicating a mild slowdown in the industry’s dynamic track record over the decade so far.
Developing ways to harness the skills of tomorrow’s label converter leaders, driving industry efficacy, and understanding the major changes across the print technology base were the overriding themes of this year’s international labelling association FINAT held its fourth European Label Forum in Dublin in June.
On Tuesday 26 June 2018, the graduation ceremony for NVC Packaging Professionals took place in Gouda, hometown of the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre. Twenty-two (22) business students passed the exam and can now be referred to as NVC Packaging Professional.
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.
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.