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  • 15 November 2018 - Mark Macaré FINAT Public Affairs Blog #7

    As part of the wider Circular Economy Package which has entered into force in July 2018, the European Commission is also rolling out its Plastics Strategy to increase recyclability of plastics, reduce the consumption of single-use plastics and...

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  • 7 November 2018 - Jules Lejeune, Managing Director FINAT Sweet Sixty

    Today, 7 November 2018, it was exactly 60 years ago that FINAT was founded in Paris. The FINAT Yearbook 2018, soon to be released, is therefore, a special edition dedicated to FINAT’s future, with a focus on the #LABELicious competition for s...

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  • 26 September 2018 - Young manager Mikaela Harding, Pulse Roll Label Products FINAT Next Gen Blog #1

    In 2013, I completed a Master’s degree in Chemistry (MChem) at the University of Surrey. After completing my studies, I was unsure about what I wanted to do, what opportunities were available and which direction to go in. I felt a little lost a...

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  • 23 August 2018 - Mark Macaré, FINAT FINAT Public Affairs Blog #6

    With a record-breaking summer and a mesmerizing World Cup behind us, regulatory activity is about to pick up again shortly!

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  • 5 July 2018 - Jules Lejeune European label industry continues dynamic track record in 2017

    Total consumption of self-adhesive label materials in Europe amounted to 7.45 billion 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,...

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  • 21 June 2018 - Mark Macaré, FINAT FINAT Public Affairs Blog #5

    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,...

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  • 1 May 2018 - Jennifer Dochstader, LPC, Inc. Note to Label Converters: Segmentation marketing can be your #1 digital sales tool

    Think back to the 1980s and 1990s. These were great years for pressure-sensitive label converters. PS was snapping up glue-applied market share at a rapid pace and packaging buyers were extremely loyal to their label vendors. These were the...

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  • 16 April 2018 - Mark Macaré, FINAT FINAT Public Affairs Blog #4

    With Spring upon us, regulatory developments in Brussels are heating up as well. Our attention has been primarily focused on an issues we have recently been informed of. End of last year, the EU Commission drafted an updated guidance for regulation...

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  • 3 April 2018 - Jules Lejeune, FINAT Good Friday and the European Label Forum: what do they have in common?

    Almost 20 years ago, on 10 April 1998, the British and Irish governments as well as most of Northern Ireland's political parties signed the Good Friday agreement that aimed to end decades of turmoil in the region (that year, the Easter weekend...

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  • 26 March 2018 - Marjolein Ekkelboom, MPS Technical Seminar 2018: Is the label printing industry ready for the Internet of Things?

    It’s impossible to imagine life without the Internet. Our smartphones, laptops, tablets and even our cars are connected. The internet makes communicating, finding information and doing business easy.

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