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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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).

  • 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...

  • 7 October 2020 - Sahni, Harveer Developments in flexo printing & label production technologies

    Flexographic printing, from being a rudimentary printing process has undergone immense development in the last two decades to evolve as technology that delivers printing comparable to the best. Its adaptation as the preferred process for label...

  • 24 August 2020 - Sahni, Harveer Janus International-Pioneers of digital label printing

    Sometime during the spring of 2002 while I was camping in Mumbai, a father son duo came to meet me to seek my advice on the way forward in their label printing business. They were making labels for beer and liquor companies by outsourcing printing...

  • 16 July 2020 - Sahni, Harveer Life in Labels-Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!

    A resilient Indian label industry, that was reeling under adverse impact of lockdown due to Covid-19, is now clawing its way back to normalcy despite facing a highly stressful financial situation that has left them staring at a massive gap in...

  • 30 April 2020 - FINAT Blogs Klemens Ehrlitzer, VskE, responds to FINAT Webinar Covid-19 #3

    Within the framework of informing their members about developments in the label industry during the Covid-19 crisis, FINAT has been organising a series of webinars through which members and representatives of the national label associations...

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