FINAT is the international association for the labeling industry, where the label community comes together and learns more about the latest technologies and developments. All companies within this industry (printers and suppliers) are welcome to join FINAT. Why should you join this association?
FINAT European Label Forum
Annual Industry conference for all FINAT members! A chance to experience high level presentations by industry experts as well as a unique opportunity for networking. Held over two days (more information on www.europeanlabelforum.com).
FINAT Technical Seminar
Get the latest on the industry’s technical developments! A seminar developed especially for technical engineers, organized every two years.
Young Managers Club
An exclusive club open for young managers (below the age of 40) only! A network opportunity and an excellent chance for young managers in the industry to discuss topics of common interest, organize specific tasks inside FINAT as well as having some fun together!
YMC Summits & Global Congress
Yearly YMC events on management topics, leadership skills and trends, especially for YMC members and young managers in the industry. The YMC also hosts webinars.
Get more out of your FINAT membership by becoming an active member in one of FINAT’s committees! Whether you excel at Marketing, Technical, Recycling or Membership related topics, we have a space for you! Unique opportunity to learn from high-level management cultures across the industry and expand your network with FINAT members from all over Europe and the rest of the world.
FINAT is present where it happens in the industry! Meet us and other members at the FINAT booth at most Labelexpo Events (Europe, Chicago, China, India).
FINAT links the label community in cooperation with the national associations. FINAT provides an international network opportunity to local members, and also aims to support new associations in providing consolidated best practices and know-how in the start-up phase.
FINAT actively participates in public affairs (EC and others) with a professional staff dedicated to ensure that the interests of the self-adhesive industry are well protected, and informs its members of the new legislative changes, with a specific target to recycling issues.
Life Cycle Assessment
FINAT and TLMI initiated a joint LCA guidance project to ensure a level playing field, satisfy stakeholder demands and reduce the work burden of the industry. The project was executed by Pré Consultants (www.pre-sustainability.com), a global leader in environmental measurement, methodologies and integration. The report is available for all FINAT members.
Self-Adhesive labels for Food Packaging
In cooperation with VskE, this document was translated in 2015 and presents the requirements of realizing ‘conformity’. The (non-binding) guidelines reflect the current legal requirements, as well as the scientific and technological status at the time of publication.
Release liner Recycling brochure
FINAT members can spread the word on release liner recycling within their company or to its customers using the promotional brochure (published in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Spanish, Russian and Polish).
The FINAT Recycling Awards Competition recognizes efforts of the industry in paper and film release liner recycling. The winner gets recognition for the efforts, a trophy and a certificate, as well as an article in a leading label magazine and an interview in the FINAT news and website.
Exclusive information & visibility
The FINAT RADAR is our association’s 6-monthly, 3600 market overview, offering first hand insights into the development of European labelling market. It is the European label industry’s leading benchmark, offering label converters a unique opportunity to benchmark their performance against the general perspective for the industry. Two editions per year, one focussing on converters, one focussing on brand-owner’s statistics.
An exclusive “insight” of the major events in the self-adhesive industry and FINAT.
Also available in a digital format which allows for easier and more extensive in company distribution. Published each year.
A digital newsletter aimed at the whole value chain of the label industry. Published every two weeks. A great opportunity to share the latest developments with your customers as well!
A window and a privileged channel of information on the label industry. Members also get access to an exclusive member’s only part of the site listing important information, technical and educational publications, and proceedings of events and meetings. The website also offers FINAT members free exposure by including them in the Members Directory where visitors can search companies by country and category.
Increase your visibility through FINAT! FINAT publishes a steady stream of articles about relevant industry developments and association news in the European trade press. These articles increase the visibility of FINAT and its members in the most important industry press out there!
FINAT Labelling Competition
Get exposure for free by winning a FINAT award! FINAT organises the label industry’s annual competition to demonstrate the advantages and innovation of self-adhesive labelling. Winners of the FINAT International Label Competition go forward for judging in the World Label Competition, organised under the auspices of the World Label Association. A competition live for over 36 years, and still going strong!
Get access to a members’ only educational tool to inform customers, partners and colleagues about the true benefits of the self-adhesive label technology! At the same time let our industry grow by using professional standardized educational tools! FINAT has developed e-modules programme on the Label Industry. The first five modules, “Why self-adhesive”, “Total Applied Cost” “Environmental Issues”, “Adhesives and Substrates” and “Combination Printing” are free of charge for FINAT members and available in electronic formats on the website.
FINAT Technical Handbook (Test Methods)
The 9th edition has been published in 2009 in English, French and German. It makes the scientifically proven FINAT standards available for the Label Industry as a recommendation to standardize best practices on an international base.
FINAT Educational Handbook
A wide-open introduction to the self adhesive industry available in English, French, German and Spanish.
FINAT Webinars (Technology series)
FINAT hosts a few webinars per year, mostly in the technology series on new developments and trending topics. Topics covered are LED UV systems, Direct Print, Colour Measurement and Sensory Labels & Packaging. The webinars are for FINAT members only and free of charge. Afterwards, the recordings are available on the website Members Area.