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  • 22 August 2017 - Jules Lejeune, FINAT The 4th Industrial Revolution – Enabling the Smart Factory

    In his book “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”, Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum describes the technological mega forces behind the fundamental changes that will impact (if not already) the way we live, wor...

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  • 22 August 2017 - Filip Weymans, VP Global Marketing Xeikon Food label printing? Here’s everything you need to know

    Not one label is the same – different applications require different digital technologies, which is precisely why printing is such an exciting business. Whether it is for pharma, wine & spirits, durables, health & beauty, industrial chemicals o...

  • 11 August 2017 - John Bambery, BPIF Labels 55 years and still counting - a guest blog by John Bambery of BPIF Labels

    At the end of 2016, BPIF Labels Chairman John Bambery announced his retirement, after many years of service to the British and European label community. His farewell took place on the occasion of the meeting of the National Associations Board...

  • 11 July 2017 - Jennifer Dochstader, LPC New FINAT survey: The changing landscape of the European Digital Label Printing industry

    Earlier this year, FINAT announced that the association commissioned market research firm LPC, Inc. to research and compile the FINAT Digital Label Market Study. Due to be released in June, preliminary results were presented by LPC’s principals, J...

  • 3 July 2017 - Andy Hobsbawm, Co-founder and CMO of EVRYTHNG How Label Companies Can Win in the Smart Products Revolution

    At FINAT’s European Label Forum, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion about the future of the label industry and how label companies can best participate in the emerging smart products revolution. If I had to pick one m...

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  • 23 June 2017 - Jules Lejeune, FINAT FINAT's European Label Forum 2017 in Berlin: addressing challenges of change in an era of transformation

    Having just returned from the 2017 edition of FINAT’s European Label Forum in Berlin, I share with you some thoughts which I already wrote down in my editorial of the association's Yearbook that has just been released. The thoughts and ideas t...

  • 12 May 2017 - Niklas Olsson Shining a light on the future?

    Few will have failed to see that UV LED (UltraViolet Light Emitting Diode) curing is being heralded as an alternative to Mercury curing. We wanted to see how the hype matched up to the reality.

  • 9 May 2017 - Thomas Hagmaier L9 Meeting in Beijing (meeting of the international associations)

    From 26 - 28 April, the L9 associations accepted the invitation from the Chinese association PEIAC and travelled to Beijing. In attendance were delegations from USA/TLMI Michel Ritter, New Zealand/SALMA Mark Jackson, Australia/FPLMA Mark Easton,...

  • 21 December 2016 - Jules Lejeune Labels & Labeling – Predictions 2017

    The world of ‘the label’ is growing in every way, and in every direction. Today a label encompasses not only product identification data, but also an increasing tranche of regulatory information and delivers brand identity in ways we could not...

  • 29 November 2016 - Anne Gaasbeek - PRé consultant Putting sustainability on the agenda

    The environmental impact of labels and other packaging and decoration methods is of growing importance in customer decision-making when selecting the right product decoration method. Many label printers are struggling with the question how to...