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BUSINESS AS USUAL? Not in the European label industry!

The 2019 FINAT European Label Forum brought together a large proportion of the extended label industry value chain in Copenhagen in June. The agenda was very much focussed on business strategies for a successful future – the core target for FINAT, the international association linking the label community.
The conference was introduced by association President Chris Ellison, of OPM Labels & Packaging (UK), who highlighted the key challenges today: economic uncertainty in Europe, and, in the face of an ageing population and changing skillsets, the need for initiatives to reach out to, and engage, the next generation of talented business leaders, engineers and designers for the label industry. He outlined the highly-relevant pathways FINAT is working on to help members on a positive journey to solving these issues.

Visitor registration opens for Labelexpo Asia 2019

Visitor registration is now open for Labelexpo Asia 2019 – the region’s largest label and package printing technology event. Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 3 – 6 December 2019, the 9th edition of the biennial show is bigger than ever before, featuring for the very first time an exclusive Flexpack area, dedicated to flexible packaging.

TE Connectivity introduces new PR115 silver and white thermally printable 50-micron polyester rating label

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced new self-adhesive polyester rating labels, PR115. These custom-designed labels have UL969 category PGJI2 file MH29684 approval, which means that they can be printed by end-use product manufacturers using thermal transfer equipment.

Insignis wins FINAT Label Award for sparkling wine label


Austrian label printer and converter INSIGNIS receives the prestigious FINAT Label Award in the category “Label Printing Processes – Combination Printing”. The winning “Frizzante” label was produced for the local winery “Weingut PayerPayer” and was printed and converted at the hybrid press Gallus Labelfire.

Prestigious Global Achievement Award goes to Jim DeFife

Jim DeFife, VP Pressure-Sensitive Materials, Multi-Color Corporation has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award 2019. Judging for the annual Label Industry Global Awards, now in its 16th edition, took place on 5 June during the FINAT European Label Forum in Copenhagen. The panel of international judges considered entries for a total of six award categories and drew up a shortlist.

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