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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 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,...

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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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  • 20 March 2018 - Paul de Ruijter, De Ruijter Strategy BV FINAT Technical Seminar 2018: Multi-layer peel & read labels

    Multi-layer peel & read labels are finally taking off. They have been around for quite some time, but technical solutions and market demand are coming together now. During the FINAT Technical seminar, John Hammond of Nilpeter UK, explained the...

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  • 20 March 2018 - Paul de Ruijter, De Ruijter Strategy BV FINAT Technical Seminar 2018 - Entering into the flexible packaging industry

    Narrow web printers have the opportunity to extend their services to flexible packaging. During the FINAT technical seminar 2018, Nanette Thomas, CEO of Synthogra, explained why to take this step and how to start.

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  • 2 March 2018 - Mark Macaré, FINAT FINAT Public Affairs Blog #3

    While the year may have started relatively slowly in terms of meetings, there has been a lot of regulatory activity. The EU Commission published additional materials on its plans for the circular economy end of 2017, as well as new regulation...

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  • 23 February 2018 - Harveer Sahni Waste matrix removal in label production

    Waste matrix stripping or removal in production of self adhesive labels is a very important part of label conversion and is an imperative that leads to a web of labels which can be dispensed on automatic label dispensers in high speed packaging...

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