“The world is changing: growing geographically smaller through globalisation, and universally bigger via the clouds. In this complex value chain, the challenges that face participants at all levels today are massive. Our time-honoured print technologies have new young digital partners; new label decoration and finishing technologies; new substrates; new inks and curing methods and much more. On top of that, brand owners want just-in-time delivery, personalisation, and price restraint. How can we win in this multi-faceted arena?” asks Jules Lejeune, Managing Director of FINAT, the international label industry association.
We are pleased to announce that the programme for the 2018 FINAT Technical Seminar has now been finalised.
Welcome to the first Public Affairs Blog of FINAT. October and November were rush hour for public affairs meetings, with a wide variety of regulatory topics on the table. Below some of the highlights:
Printers/Converters in the label and sleeve markets are facing many common challenges today: Digitalisation, automation, decoration, finishing, and trouble shooting in general. How to overcome them?
Labelexpo Asia 2017 will present the Digital Trail and Smart Zone features for the first time. Taking place in Halls E1 and E2 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 5 – 8 December, they will highlight the latest advances in these technologies and their respective applications for label and package printing.
The Label Academy has extended its book series with the publication of two new reference books, ‘Shrink Sleeve Technology’ and ‘Label Markets and Applications’. Complementing the Academy’s ten other textbooks and study modules, they are designed to help develop the working knowledge of print industry professionals.
Recap of FINAT at Labelexpo 2017
FINAT President Chris Ellison and Vice-President Francesc Egea look forward to future developments in the label industry.
Did you know that all employees of FINAT member companies can easily create their own online profile in order to get access to all materials (e.g. FINAT RADAR, test methods, digital label study, and more)?
We’re in the autumn of another full year of FINAT activity. With the peak of activities behind us, this end of the year is normally the period to evaluate programmes, take stock of achievements and unmet needs, and complete the planning for the next year.