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  • 21 December 2017 - Jules Lejeune, FINAT Europe’s Second Youth: In Search of ‘Identity’

    “Change is the only constant” -- a popular saying that has become one of the clichés of our time. The year 2017 is no exception.

  • 20 December 2017 - Mark Macaré, FINAT FINAT Public Affairs Blog #2

    Fewer public affairs meetings, but a key deadline ensured that things were lively for the close of 2017. For 2018, please see the preliminary list of upcoming meetings below. Should you have any questions concerning the meetings reported, or...

    public-affairs | uvfoodsafe | reach | food-contact-legislation blogs
  • 19 December 2017 - Jennifer Dochstader and David Walsh, LPC Outlook 2018: the future remains bright for labels

    Over the past four years, LPC, Inc. has had the opportunity to conduct technical surveys and one-on-one interviews with brands across Europe for the compilation of the FINAT RADAR.

  • 29 November 2017 - Mark Macaré, FINAT FINAT Public Affairs Blog #1

    Welcome to the first Public Affairs Blog of FINAT. October and November were rush hour for public affairs meetings, with a wide variety of regulatory topics on the table. Below some of the highlights:

  • 2 November 2017 - Jules Lejeune, FINAT The 6th Star of FINAT: it’s all about PEOPLE

    We’re in the autumn of another full year of FINAT activity. With the peak of activities behind us, this end of the year is normally the period to evaluate programmes, take stock of achievements and unmet needs, and complete the planning for...

  • 5 October 2017 - Jules Lejeune, FINAT Some post-Labelexpo Europe 2017 thoughts

    Another record breaking edition of Labelexpo Europe is behind us. Digitalization, automation, compliance, sustainability, and innovation were (again) the keywords in the increasingly wider world of labels and packaging that is now covering 10...

    labelexpo | industry-event | label-industry blogs
  • 22 September 2017 - Susan Ellison, Commercial Director OPM Group Ltd FINAT Annual Conference and Membership

    I recently returned from the FINAT Annual Conference in Berlin and thought I would share a brief snapshot of the event with this short video link. I find great value in attending, especially the positive networking opportunities, educational...

    finat | membership | european-label-forum | benefits blogs
  • 30 August 2017 - Jules Lejeune, FINAT Some thoughts on labelling today and tomorrow...

    In a world that is currently undergoing the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, it is not surprising that our world of labelling is also experiencing major change – at all levels… Labels have never seemed more central to the overall packaging...

    labelling | packaging-sector | label-industry | brand-owner-benefits | digital-partnership | label-materials | market-challenges | environment blogs
  • 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,...

    industrial-revolution | industry-4-0 | technology | schwab | regulation | education | international-collaboration | standards-and-best-practices blogs
  • 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...

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