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15 April 2021
FINAT news
15 April 2021
FINAT invites the Label Community to reconnect online with the perfect package of activities for networking and learning

FINAT, the European association for the self-adhesive label industry cordially invites you to join them for a week-long forum and festival of events taking stock of the past year.

European Label Forum
15 April 2021
Sustainability & Regulations news
15 April 2021
Germany restriction of MOAH notified to WTO

Germany notified the WTO or their intention to restrict FCMs made from recycled paper and board, unless the MOAH migration is below a threshold, or a functional barrier is present

food contact materials
1 April 2021
FINAT news
1 April 2021
UN report on LCA approach for single-use plastic products

A report from the UN Environment Programme adresses single-use plastic products from a life cycle approach, concluding that major systemic changes are necessary at all stakeholder levels

life cycle assessment | circular economy | single use plastics
1 April 2021
Sustainability & Regulations news
1 April 2021
France to modify packaging recycling labels

France to change the labeling requirements for packaging concerning recyclability and sorting; changes to come in effect in 2022

recycling | labels
16 March 2021
Sustainability & Regulations news
16 March 2021
Overview of CEAP progress

The EEB published an informative overview of the status of initiatives in the Circular Economy Action Plan, one year after its publication

circular economy
16 March 2021
Sustainability & Regulations news
16 March 2021
Bisphenol B proposed as SVHC

The French agency Anses proposes to include Bisphenol B in the list of SVHCs under REACH to avoid regrettable substitution of Bisphenol A and S; public consultation until April 23

REACH
5 March 2021
Sustainability & Regulations news
5 March 2021
American Forest & Paper Association guidance for recyclability

AF&PA releases a guidance for recyclability of paper-based packaging aimed at designers and brand owners

recycling | guidance
5 March 2021
FINAT news
5 March 2021
Labelstock demand remains strong as the pandemic recovery begins, but buyers seek supply chain resilience

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.

label industry | market statistics
4 March 2021
Labelexpo series news
4 March 2021
New dates announced for Labelexpos in Europe and Americas

Labelexpo Europe will take place in April 2022, Labelexpo Americas in September 2022 and a new US Label Congress is announced for September 2021.

4 March 2021
4 March 2021
2021 – Another Year of Staying Connected

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.

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