The European Label Forum organized by Finat was held recently on the shores of Lake Maggiore. The last conference was held in Copenhagen three years ago. The main purpose of the gathering of many speakers and 260 participants was to talk about the future of the European label industry. The future is bright for now even if after two years of very strong growth (especially in a complicated economic moment) the sector is slowing down. Paper-based adhesive labels grew by 7.8% in 2021 after expanding by 2.8% in 2020. Despite plastic-bashing, plastic-based labels have grown by 5.3% (vs 9.1% in 2020). The sector has more than doubled over the past 20 years. In 2021, 8.5 billion sqm of all kinds of adhesive labels were produced.
Published on 09/06/2022