FINAT, the Europe-based association for the self-adhesive labeling industry, will return to Barcelona this year for its biennial technical seminar. It will take place March 5-7 at the Fira Palace Hotel. The detailed program of this year's edition has been released and registration is open. The theme of this year's event is "Redesigning the Label."
"In today's changing world, the self-adhesive label industry is constantly evolving," says Kurt Walker, president of FINAT. "During the Technical Seminar we'll share with the industry the state of the art today and the latest developments in self-adhesive technology that will help redesign the labels of the future."
The one-and-a-half day seminar, with simultaneous translation into French, German and Spanish, 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 self-adhesive labels. Presentations will be delivered by industry and business experts, who will offer practical advice to help delegates make their own infrastructures more efficient and productive and their business more profitable.
Technical Seminar Program 2014
After the welcoming activities on Wednesday afternoon, March 5, the seminar begins on Thursday, March 6.
Thursday, March 6
09.00 - 09.15 Opening of the seminar and short FINAT introduction by Kurt Walker, FINAT President and introduction by Sean Duffy, Chairman FINAT Seminar
09.15 - 09.50 Keynote speech: Trends in self-adhesive labelling as perceived by a label converter – Alan Hazlewood, Skanem
09.50 - 10.30 State of the global label market – William Llewellyn, AWA Alexander Watson Associates
10.30 - 11.00 FINAT update on global food contact regulations – Mark Macaré, FINAT
11.30 - 12.00 How can new UV curing approached for radiation curable pressure sensitive adhesives contribute to the redesign of labels – Wolfgang Aufmuth, Collano Adhesives AG
12.00 - 12.30 The role of silicones in flat release, and recent developments to improve their high speed release performance – Alex Knott, Dow Corning Europe
12.30 - 13.00 Boundless possibilities in label finishing – Ulrike Plaia, Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
14.30 - 15.00 Behavior of label materials during diecutting – Dirk Burth, University of Applied Sciences Munich
15.00 - 15.30 Laser diecutting: a new approach – Mike Bacon, Spartanics
16.00 - 16.30 Adhesion on rough surfaces: the role of viscoelasticity – Anke Lindner, University of Paris - ESPCI
16.30 - 17.00 Multilayer adhesives: physics, chemistry, philosphy – Marcus Gablowski, Herma GmbH
17.00 - 17.30 Security labels provide effective brand protection – Dirk Matthias Rauhut, Drewsen Spezialpapiere GmbH & Co. KG (D)
Friday, March 7
09.00 - 09.30 Linerless Labeling – Rako/Evonik
09.30 - 10.00 Ravenwood Packaging "10 years of a commercial linerless system" – Paul Beamish, Ravenwood Packaging
10.00 - 10.30 Recyclable polypropylene (Proliner story) – Neil Fedorowycz, UPM Raflatac
10.30 - 11.00 Converting technology for sustainable label – Maxime Bayzelon, ETI Converting Equipment
11.30 - 12.30 Release liner recycling initiatives discussion panel – moderated by Mike Fairley; panelists: Avery Dennison, Channeled Resources Group, C4G, Reculiner, UPM Raflatac
12.30 - 13.15 Closing speech: Trends in self-adhesive labeling as perceived by a brand owner – Tony Barnett, Procter & Gamble
For full details on the Technical Seminar 2014 go to www.finat.com.