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10 October 2017
labelexpo news
10 October 2017
labelexpo news
Labelexpo Europe records all-time high in event attendance

Labelexpo Europe 2017, the largest international event dedicated to the label and package printing sector, culminated in its biggest-ever edition with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor figures and show floor occupying nine exhibition halls – 12% bigger than 2015.

5 October 2017
finat news
5 October 2017
finat news
FINAT on release liner recycling

View the latest video on release liner recycling.

5 October 2017
Jules Lejeune, FINAT blogs
5 October 2017
Jules Lejeune, FINAT blogs
Some post-Labelexpo Europe 2017 thoughts

Another record breaking edition of Labelexpo Europe is behind us. Digitalization, automation, compliance, sustainability, and innovation were (again) the keywords in the increasingly wider world of labels and packaging that is now covering 10 halls. Brussels Expo is more and more becoming a ‘one stop shop’ for everything to do with high-end label converting and package printing.

labelexpo | industry event | label industry
26 September 2017
labelexpo news
26 September 2017
labelexpo news
Winners revealed at Label Industry Global Awards

The most innovative, creative and commercially successful work from the label and package printing industry has been rewarded at the Label Industry Global Awards 2017.

22 September 2017
Susan Ellison, Commercial Director OPM Group Ltd blogs
22 September 2017
Susan Ellison, Commercial Director OPM Group Ltd blogs
FINAT Annual Conference and Membership

I recently returned from the FINAT Annual Conference in Berlin and thought I would share a brief snapshot of the event with this short video link. I find great value in attending, especially the positive networking opportunities, educational sessions, and a chance to reconnect with industry friends. While fierce competitors at close quarters at dinners and in the event meeting rooms may seem like an unwise idea to some printers, and the expense of joining such a group somewhat daunting to a new operation, I would like to share with those thinking of joining FINAT why the active members continue to find great value in participation.

FINAT | membership | European Label Forum | benefits
18 September 2017
finat news
18 September 2017
finat news
Quantifying digital label print in Europe: FINAT releases Digital Label Market Study

Digital print technology has brought considerable change to label converting, as it has to all other print arenas. The international label industry association, FINAT, which mentors the complex supply chain that a ‘label’ represents today, recently decided that the time had come to establish some real metrics.

31 August 2017
finat news
31 August 2017
finat news
Driving the label industry agenda: FINAT and Labelexpo Europe

The flag bearers of the European label industry -- the international label association FINAT and Labelexpo Europe founders Tarsus Ltd -- are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their partnership this year at the biggest-ever Labelexpo show, taking place at the Brussels Expo, 25-28 September.

30 August 2017
Jules Lejeune, FINAT blogs
30 August 2017
Jules Lejeune, FINAT blogs
Some thoughts on labelling today and tomorrow...

In a world that is currently undergoing the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, it is not surprising that our world of labelling is also experiencing major change – at all levels… Labels have never seemed more central to the overall packaging sector! As any converter will tell you, they are today not just glue applied or self-adhesive, but also shrink, stretch, and sleeves, folding cartons, and in-mould labels, and even undertake the role of ‘label print’ on today’s increasingly-popular flexible packaging pouches.

labelling | packaging sector | label industry | brand owner benefits | digital partnership | label materials | market challenges | environment
22 August 2017
Jules Lejeune, FINAT blogs
22 August 2017
Jules Lejeune, FINAT blogs
The 4th Industrial Revolution – Enabling the Smart Factory

In his book “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”, Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum describes the technological mega forces behind the fundamental changes that will impact (if not already) the way we live, work, consume and produce (see also the video below). The 4th industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, is described as the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.

industrial revolution | industry 4.0 | technology | schwab | regulation | education | international collaboration | standards and best practices
22 August 2017
Filip Weymans, VP Global Marketing Xeikon blogs
22 August 2017
Filip Weymans, VP Global Marketing Xeikon blogs
Food label printing? Here’s everything you need to know

Not one label is the same – different applications require different digital technologies, which is precisely why printing is such an exciting business. Whether it is for pharma, wine & spirits, durables, health & beauty, industrial chemicals or beverages, every label comes with its own aesthetic and functional requirements.

Relevant downloads

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FINAT Digital Label Study 2017
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Technical Handbook 9th edition English
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FINAT Educational Handbook
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FINAT RADAR 2017 vol.7 summer edition
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FINAT LCA folder harmonized sector
pdf
FINAT RADAR 2016 vol.5 summer edition
pdf
FINAT RADAR 2016 vol.6 winter edition

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FINAT Technical Seminar 2018
Barcelona, Spain
7 - 9 March 2018 event

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