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Barcelona, Spain
23 - 25 November 2022

FINAT Technical Seminar 2022

Finding a Path through the Sustainability Jungle
InterContinental Barcelona, 23-25 November 2022

Where does the value chain stand today in terms of sustainable opportunities in the label industry? How can we achieve sustainability, go greener and benefit from it? Is it really possible to comply with all the requirements and demands of brand owners? An array of expert speakers will explain the various concepts, highlight what solutions are available to be more environmental friendly and reduce waste. Last but not least, they will outline current and future legislative aspects required to meet the targets for a circular economy which will ultimately create more value for our industry.

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Updated Programme

(timing and order of presentations are subject to change)

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

15.30 – 19.00 Arrival and registration participants

19.00 – 19.45 Welcome cock tail and start of the tabletop exhibition

19.45 - 20.10 FINAT Sustainability Awards Ceremony

20.10 – 22.30 Dinner at the hotel

Thursday, 24 November

08.50 – 08.55 Opening and short welcome – Philippe Voet

08.55 – 09.00 Introduction of the seminar – Alex Knott


Presentation by brandowner(s) & label converters highlighting what sustainability means for their companies,
how they have embraced the challenge and implemented various solutions to the benefit of their company and the

09.00 - 09.40 Sustainable brand requirements
Keenan Thompson, PMI, AB Inbev, Colgate Palmolive and Kimberly-Clark) (UK)

09.40 - 10.10 Switching to sustainable labels: How brands can boost packaging recycling
Marika Knorr, Head of Sustainability and Communication at CCL (DE)

10.10 - 10.40 Sustainability and track/trace as a business opportunity for a label converter
Aldo Franco, CEO of Eurolabel S.r.l. and  Vlad Sljapic, CCO of Graphimecc Group S.r.l. (IT)

10.40 – 11.15 B&B Coffee break & visit tabletop

Different VIEWS of what sustainability means for different parts of our Industry

11.15 – 11.35 Celab Europe – opportunities to increase liner & matrix recycling
Ophélie Gourdou, Project Manager CELAB Europe (D)

11.35 - 11.50 Achieving an efficient and recycle ready label production with automated waste handling
Karsten Kejlhof, Chief Commercial Officer Lundberg Tech A/S (DK)

11.50 – 12.15 Circularity or Climate? Navigating the material maze
Flora D’Souza, Sustainability manager, UPM Raflatac

12.15 – 12.40 Sustainability Explained Recyclability / Compostability / Biorenewables
Pierre Dogliani, R&D Engineer Flint Group Narrow (SE)

12.40 – 14.10 Lunch

What are the current regulations related to sustainability, how do they affect the Label Industry and what is going to happen in the future

14.10 – 14.30 An overview of European legislation and outlook of upcoming directives
Pablo Englebienne, Public Affairs and Recycling Manager FINAT

14.30 – 14.55 Design for recycling and recyclability guidelines
Fabrizio di Gregorio, Technical Director of Plastics Recyclers Europe (IT)

14.55 – 15.20 UVFoodSafe - Best practices and pitfalls: printing food packaging and labels with confidence
Jonathan Sexton, Marketing Manager Energy Curing Products at Sun Chemical (F)

15.20 – 15.45 Closing the loop: current and future waste legislation and the solutions developed along the paper value chain
Maria Georgiadou, Raw Materials Officer CEPI (B)

15.45 – 16.20 B&B Coffee break & visit tabletop

What activities are already ongoing or starting that are looking to resolve some/all of the sustainability challenges to the label market?

16.20 - 16.45 Calculation of the carbon footprint in the label industry: the Grupo Lappí experience
Beatriz Gainza Marín, Director of Certifications and Quality Assurance at the Lappi Group (ES)

16.45 – 17.10 Development of self-adhesive labels to fit the world of recycling
Morice Hoogteijling, Associate Development Engineer Label and Graphic Materials Europe, Avery Dennison

17.10 – 17.35 Sustainable hot melt adhesives and their applications
Nicole Senn, Head of Research & development artimelt (CH)

20.30 – 23.00 Dinner at the Can Travi Nou

Friday, 25 November

What activities are already ongoing or starting that are looking to resolve some/all of the sustainability challenges to the label market?

09.00 – 09.25 Presentation by Kurz

09.25 – 09.50 Comparing the different Digital printing technologies on their sustainable characteristics
Phd dr Lode Deprez, VP consumable development Xeikon

09.50 – 10.15 What is the size of the UV LED prize?
Robert Rae, Managing Director – Sales GEW (EC) Limited, UK

10.15 – 11.00 B&B Coffee break & visit tabletop

11.00 – 11.25 Have you looked at your waste bin lately? - Eye-opening information on label print waste and how print inspection will
help reach your CO
2e targets.
Guy Yogev, Senior Director Product Marketing for AVT product line of Esko (IL)

11.25 – 11.50 Fujifilm: leading the transition from analgue to digital
Karl Borsky, Category Manager Analogue Packaging EMEA Fujifilm Europe (DE)

11.50 – 12.15 Yes, you can drive for more sustainability in label production
Speaker from BOBST tba

12.15 - 12.30 Additional Q&A from audience

12.30 – 12.35 Closure of the seminar

12.35 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 17.00 Optional tour to the HP Experience Center


InterContinental Barcelona
Avda Rius I Taulet 1-3
E-08004 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34-93-4262223
E-mail: reception@icbarcelona.com
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