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  • 30 June 2022 - Philippe Voet, FINAT President RADAR #17 is out now: Labels indispensable enabler of the critical infrastructure

    I am pleased to present to you the 17th edition of the FINAT RADAR, our association’s six-monthly market monitor. As usual in the first semester, the results are based on a survey among label converters around Europe that are a member of FINAT...

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  • 10 March 2022 - Francesc Egea, IPE Industria Gráfica Supply chain and sustainability, the challenges of the label industry

    If we recap back to 2020, undoubtedly a lot of things have changed. We are talking not only about COVID's direct consequences, but also the indirect ones. And on top of that, many trends already existed, but the disease has promoted or speeded...

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  • 10 January 2022 - A New Year - New Resolutions and Opportunities

    No-one can really predict the future, even though some say that the future is ours to make.

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  • 21 December 2021 - Philippe Voet, FINAT President President’s Blog: Thoughts and best wishes going into 2022

    After the outbreak of the Pandemic at the beginning of last year, 2021 has been another turbulent year that demanded the utmost of our adaptability. A year ago, my predecessor already praised our industry’s stress resistance, when demand for...

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  • 10 September 2021 - Jules Lejeune Supply chain disruptions at record level in the first half of 2021

    Last month, we reported about booming demand for self-adhesive labelstock in the first half of 2021 in response to the general economic recovery in Europe, especially in the second quarter. Throughout the past 12 months, we reported about supply...

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  • 15 July 2021 - Lejeune, Jules Setting the scene for FINAT in 2027

    The FINAT Calendar for 2021 is halfway. Normally around this time, preparations for Labelexpo Europe in September would be in full swing, but now that the show has been moved to April 2022, 2021 will be the second year in succession without...

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  • 28 April 2021 - Jules Lejeune The essential role of labels during and beyond the Pandemic

    With just over a month to go till the online ELF, we have completed a full cycle since the outbreak of the Pandemic here in Europe. What looked like a converging pattern of slowing growth between the general economy and our industry since 2017,...

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  • 4 March 2021 - Lejeune, Jules 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...

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  • 22 December 2020 - Ellison End-of-year message FINAT President

    To call this a challenging year would be the understatement of the year (and where I come from this would be an achievement in itself).

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  • 10 December 2020 - Tony White Mac Lear, designer first colour inspection system in Europe, passed away

    Mac Lear Managing Director of Tecscan passed away recently after a very short illness. His lilting Welsh accent was a feature of many printing exhibitions and events throughout the world. He will be sadly missed. Although Mac is well known...

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