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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? Is it also your perception that brand owners ask for one thing one month and then another next month (e.g. PLA from corn, then recycled material, then compostable, renewable, etc. etc.)? And is recycled material good for the circular economy? 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.

Provisional Programme

(timing and order of presentations are subject to change)

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

15.30 – 19.30 Arrival and registration participants

19.30 – 20.30 Welcome cocktail and start of the tabletop exhibition

20.30 – 22.30 Dinner at the hotel

Thursday, 24 November

09.00 – 09.05 Opening and short welcome – Philippe Voet

09.05 – 09.10 Introduction of the seminar – Alex Knott


09.10 – 10.30 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

10.30 – 11.15 B&B Coffee break & visit tabletop

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

11.15 – 11.40 Celab Europe – opportunities to increase liner & matrix recycling
Ophélie Gourdou

11.40 – 12.05 Circularity or Climate? Navigating the material maze,
Flora D’Souza, Sustainability manager, UPM Raflatac

12.05 – 12.30 Sustainability Explained Recyclability / Compostability / Biorenewables
Speaker from Flint

12.30 – 14.00 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

14.00 – 14.25 An overview of European legislation and outlook of upcoming directives
Pablo Englebienne, Public Affairs and Recycling Manager FINAT

14.25 – 14.50 Design for recycling and recyclability guidelines
Speaker tba

14.50 – 15.15 UVFoodSafe Initiative
Jonathan Sexton, Sun Chemical

15.15 – 15.40 LCA/C02 footprint calculation system
Speaker tba

15.40 – 16.15 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?

16.15 – 16.40 Development of self-adhesive labels to fit the world of recycling
Morice Hoogteijling, Associate Development Engineer Label and Graphic Materials Europe, Avery Dennison

16.40 – 17.05 Sustainable hot melt adhesives and their applications
Speaker from artimelt tba

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 DOW

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.
Speaker from Esko tba

11.25 – 11.50 Sustainable water wash flexo plate technology
Speaker from Fujifilm tba

11.50 – 12.15 Presentation tba

12.15 – 13.00 Closing keynote
Speaker tba

13.00 – 13.05 Closure of the seminar

13.05 – 14.30 Lunch