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The internet of labels. FINAT TECHNICAL SEMINAR 2018

THE INTERNET OF LABELS:FINAT Technical Seminar 2018The unusually extended supply chain for the self-adhesive label industry always makes the biennial FINAT Technical Seminar an interesting event in many ways.   It brings together a diverse community – all of whom have a strong interest in technical advances that will impact labelling and packaging.This year's event, held in Barcelona for the sixth time, was no exception.  Over two days, March 7-9, the seminar combined networking and exploring and evaluating the 'challenges in the label market' that constituted the event's chosen agenda.Delegates – from across Europe and beyond -- met at the hotel on the first evening for cocktails around the tabletopexhibition, followed by an informal networking dinner, and convened for the formal proceedings the following morning.
Exploring the clouds…The seminar's keynote speaker, Andy Hobsbawm (UK), co-founder and CMO of leading Internet of Things smart products platform EVRYTHNG…

Safety labels va Signs: What’s the difference

By Kelsey RzepeckiThe accurate interpretation of safety signs is crucial to prevent injuries and save lives. OSHA has set industry standards that clearly define what a safety sign is, how it should be used, and where it should be placed. However, when it comes to deciding whether to use a sign or a label to convey a message, OSHA leaves that part up to you.Every facility will have different priorities and constraints when it comes to choosing safety labels and signs. It may often require experimentation with different kinds of materials and designs to determine what is most effective, but these basic definitions apply:• Safety labels are most commonly made of an adhesive backed vinyl material to apply directly to a surface • Safety signs are constructed from a hard backed material designed to attach to walls, doors, fencing, and more These definitions are not set in stone. To help choose between a safety label or safety sign, get a breakdown of the most important factors to consider.How…

UPM Raflatac announces clear-on-clear and solid white label materials to join PP Lite sustainable range

UPM Raflatac announces clear-on-clear and solid white label materials to join PP Lite sustainable range
(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 6 April 2018 at 10:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac has further expanded its PP Lite range of labeling solutions for the European market with the introduction of two new products, clear-on-clear PP FTC Lite and PP Solid White FTC Lite. The PP Lite range helps brands achieve their sustainability targets with lightweight, eco-designed face materials, adhesives, and backing materials.Products in the PP Lite range combine a lighter face material, a lower coat-weight adhesive, and a lighter backing. This makes them incredibly lightweight overall, optimizes raw material use, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, and waste. As well as helping brand owners increase the sustainability of their packaging, PP Lite range also boosts productivity across the value chain.PP Solid White FTC Lite is a non-pearlescent, solid white PP film that offers a brig…