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FINAT calling for technical papers

May 28, 2013

Submissions are due by August 1.

FINAT, the international association for the self-adhesive label industry, is calling for papers for its 2014 Technical Seminar. The organization’s last three seminars proved a major success, attracting around 200 delegates each time. Next year’s event runs from March 5 - 7, and will again be staged at the Fira Palace Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.

FINAT President Kurt Walker says, "The self-adhesive label industry is constantly evolving, and self-adhesive materials remain the most versatile option for product decoration.

"At the 2014 FINAT Technical Seminar we’ll be exploring the theme, ‘Redesigning the label’. This will include reviewing the current technology and market for self-adhesive labels, as well as the latest trends regarding raw materials, label construction, printing, converting and applications for self-adhesive labels."

The one-and-a-half day seminar is aimed at all levels of the technical community, from research and development to production to technical directors and executives. Attendees will be updated on a broad range of issues, such as legislation, materials science, converting technology and end applications for labels. Presentations will be delivered by industry experts, who will offer practical advice to help delegates make their own infrastructures more efficient, productive and profitable.

Call for papers
The FINAT Technical Committee is inviting the self-adhesive industry to submit papers for the 2014 Technical Seminar. According to the organization, this is an opportunity for companies to share their insight on the industry, and discuss the latest developments in self-adhesive technology that they believe will re-design the label of the future. FINAT is looking for papers covering the entire supply chain:
  • pre-press operations
  • raw materials / substrates
  • coating
  • label manufacturing
  • printing
  • converting
  • label design and use

The FINAT Technical Committee will consider papers from companies operating at all points in the value chain. However, priority will be given to the most interesting propositions regarding label end-use and converting innovations. The papers should not focus on promoting individual companies, but contain real scientific content that appeals to an audience from a predominantly technical background.

Please submit proposals / papers to by August 1. Remember to include the title of the paper, and a short abstract (400-500 words) outlining the content and technical nature of the presentation. For more information, go to
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