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FINAT Radar

  FINAT, the international association for the label industry, has just published the fifth edition of its half-yearly FINAT RADAR – a wide-ranging, professionally conducted industry trends report and analysis covering the European narrow-web market. With a core focus on label converters, and produced exclusively for FINAT members, FINAT RADAR delivers a unique, in-depth profile […]

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FINAT’S fast track to the future for the label industry

The second European Label Forum, convened by the international label association FINAT, focused strongly on two topics that can create differentiation in this age of multiple product decoration, packaging and presentation techniques: value creation and innovation. The event, held for the second year in Amsterdam, attracted industry business leaders from all aspects of the value […]

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FINAT and TLMI Life Cycle Assessment project

  FINAT (Europe’s leading trade association for the self-adhesive labelling and adjacent narrow web converting industry), and TLMI (the premier association for the label and package printing industry in North America) presented the first results of their joint Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) project for the self-adhesive label industry. The project, executed by LCA authority PRé […]

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Printed Electronics for the Label Printer

    Packaging has been a prime driver in the development of printed electronics, from RFID to QR codes and other digitally ‘readable’ data. The printing expertise, specialist materials, and conductive inks required to reliably create these ‘intelligent’ functions have long been a specialty of the label production chain – an extended value chain which […]

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A Label is a Complex Technical Construction

  Delivering a ‘label’ is not just a matter of printing it. It involves a complex value chain that also spans the material to be printed and the machinery to apply it – whatever the technology employed. The ‘battle of decoration technologies’ was the focus for an expert panel of suppliers who came together at […]

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Market Trends in the European Label Industry

Market Trends throughout the European Label Supply Chain - by FINAT   At its recent congress in Monaco, FINAT presented the annual 360° tour of the label industry, looking at underlying forces for the industry as a whole and for the association. Jules Lejeune, managing director of FINAT, reported on the labelstock statistics for 2013 and introduced the first […]

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