FMN | May 11th, 2020

Vol. 22 No. 10 An N.V. Publication Market News FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry In Print and Online at www.nvpublications.com ® European Labelstock Demand Surges

May 11, 2020

Print4All To Livestream In June The 2020 edition of the Print4All Conference, the annual meeting of the printing, converting and pack- ag-ing community, will move forward as a streaming event. Preceded by a preview presenta- tion webinar on May 18, the Print4All Conference 2020 will be held in live streaming starting at 11:00 a.m. on June 24, kicking off an opportunity of discussion on innovation, Industry 4.0 and sustainability. Exploring the many iterations of Smart Factory, Digital Factory, Think Factory,Open Factory and Green Fac- tory, the Print4All Conference 2020 will tackle two core themes that are fundamental drivers of the prevailing change, namely sustainability and In- dustry 4.0. There will be round tables focusing on the experiences of the various players of the supply chain. The detailed program and the sub- scription form are available on line on https://conference.print4all. it/ . The participation is for free, pre- registration required.

reported by Greg Kishbaugh

E uropean labelstock demand grew by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same quarter last year, ac- cording to new market research from FINAT, the association for the self-adhesive labeling and narrow web converting industries.

The increase followed modest growth rates of 1.8 percent and 1.4 percent recorded in 2019 and 2018 respectively, although the second half of 2019 already indicated an upward trend with above 3 percent year-on-year increases. The current and future quarter results are and will be severely impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdowns in countries around Europe since March, as short term demand for critical supplies to the food, pharmaceutical and medical markets surged and retail chains started stockpiling in anticipa- tion of prolonged lockdown periods and consumer hoarding.

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