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Barcelona, Spain
4 - 6 March 2020

FINAT Technical Seminar 2020

The one and a half-day seminar - in English - is designed to help companies understand the added value of technology on their products and what techniques can be used to improve their organisational efficiency, customer service and profitability. Papers presented will show from a technical standpoint new features and requirements in printing, converting, and processing that keep the labelling industry moving forward and help to add value in the supply chain.


Parallel working sessions

Below a more detailed overview of the parallel working sessions which will be held on Thursday.

Stream A: Technology & Business

Moderator and presenter from Bobst. Supporting lectures from Domino, Durst, Esko, Gallus, Grafotronic, Domino, HP, Phoseon & Prati.

Session A1: Digital, flexo or hybrid ? What to choose in your situation? Technology overview and comparison

Digitalization is changing the future of the label industry. Innovative digital or digitalized printing and converting technologies are explained in detail, focusing on pros and cons and comparisons. The most knowledgeable industry experts confront on performances and opportunities. Main topics on display:

  • Flexo: current & future challenges, new technologies
  • Digital automation in analogue converting and flexo
  • Digital: current & future challenges; New Technologies in Digital Inkjet inks (WB, LM); 50 possible suppliers, how to choose between ?
  • Hybrid:
  • New Digital and Analogue Embellishment solutions

Session A2: Economic comparison between technologies. Business Impact of new Digital and Digitized Technologies (technical and economic session)

The economic consequences of technical choices are risk/opportunity for the “digitalized” label converter. New technologies enable new production and business models. A wider scenario of business opportunities, and related TCO/ROI programmes are confronted to develop a common understanding of the new value creation in the Label industry.

  • TCO/ROI models of leading technology suppliers
  • Flexibility in multi-process hybrid presses
  • Final Roundtable on Digital vs Flexo vs Hybrid (Business oriented)
  • New Business scenarios through IoT and Digital Workflow

Stream B: Regulatory affairs, Sustainability & Adhesives

Session B1: Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability

11.00 - 11.30 Sustainable PSA Labels
Jan 't Hart, Sr Director Innovation Sustainability and Compliance, Avery Dennison

11.30 – 11.50 Risk Assessment of Pigments for Food Contact Applications
Ruth Bauer, Senior Expert Printing & Sensitive Applications, BASF Colors & Effects (D)

11.50 – 12.10 UVFoodSafe UV Ink Update
Jonathan Sexton, Sun Chemical

12.10 – 12.30 Food Contact Regulations for Ink
Dr. Sarah-Lisa Theisen, Department Manager Product Safety & Regulations and
Recipe Management Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA (CH)

14.00 - 14.15 Introduction to Sustainable Label Markets
Corey Reardon, CEO, AWA (NL)

14.15 – 14.30 Presentation Release Liner By-Product Solutions
Speaker tbd (source AWA)

14.30 – 14.45 Presentation Label Sustainability Solutions
Speaker tbd (source AWA)

14.45 – 15.30 Panel Discussion: Sustainability of PS Labels and the Entire Label

Moderator Corey Reardon, AWA (NL)

Session B2: Adhesives and adhesion

16.00 – 16.30 General Overview on Adhesive Technologies and Coating Methodology
Speaker tba

16.30 – 16.50 Smart and Sustainable Solutions to Create the Future of the Label Industry
Jérémie Peyras / EMEA Business Development Manager for the Tape and Label market,
Bostik (F)

16.50 - 17.10 Waterbased Acrylic PSA
Speaker tba

17.10 - 17.30 Biobased, Compostable or Recyclable? An Approach From an Adhesive
Manufacturer’s Perspective

Nicole Senn, Head of R&D, artimelt (D)


Delegate participation: Click here.

Tabletop registration: Click here.

Hotel reservation at the Crowne Plaza: Click here.


FINAT members: € 675,-
Non-members: € 850,-
FINAT active committee members: 50% discount
Tabletop: € 850,-


Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center
Avda Rius I Taulet, 1-3, Barcelona
Tel: +34-93-4262 223
URL: www.crowneplaza.com/barcelonafira

Room prices: Euro 175 (single) Euro 195 (double) Breakfast included, 7% city tax excluded

Book your room here

Cancellation policy


Full refund of the participation fee will be given to cancellations received in writing before 15 February 2020. Between 15 and 28 February a refund minus Euro 150 handling fee will be applicable for each cancellation. No refund will be given to cancellations received after 28 February. All cancellations must be done in writing.


You can cancel your reservation free of charge one month prior to the event, i.e. before 4:00 PM (local hotel time) on Tuesday, 4 February. A cancellation of the reservation after 4 February, 4:00 PM will be charged in full.

More information

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Watch the video of the FINAT Technical Seminar 2018 to get a better idea of what to expect.