FINAT Launches Product Carbon Footprint, LCA Initiative

FINAT, the European label association, has introduced a new initiative designed to give guidance to the label industry on the growing market demand for Product Carbon Footprint data. The initiative is part of FINAT’s ‘Four Pillar’ program designed to increase the association’s agility in the areas of community networking, knowledge, collaboration and industry advocacy. The Product Carbon Footprint leaflet and video are part of several new releases being presented at Labelexpo Europe.

There is a growing demand for objective criteria to measure the environmental impact of labels and packaging products and processes, and to provide data to customers and stakeholders FINAT said.

FINAT has initiated a project to provide clarity and give guidance to the label community on the subject of Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). 

As a first step, at the press conference, on Tuesday 12 September at 12.00 CET at Labelexpo Europe, FINAT launched a brochure and animated video to explain the basics of PCF and LCA, the distinction between the two and the fact that this needs an entire value chain approach. 

The two next steps for 2023-2024 are:

• a survey of existing calculation methods currently being used in the labels and packaging production chain (for release in the first quarter of 2024).

• a guidance document toward harmonizing the PCF/LCA approach along the label value chain. This will be done in the form of a whitepaper and presentation at the next FINAT Technical Seminar to be held from November 20-22, 2024, in Barcelona, Spain.

The project falls under the scope of FINAT’s new Workstream ‘Collaboration’ that is co-chaired by Board members Alex Knott, Dow, and Uwe Düsterwald, BASF. 


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

No spam, notifications only about new products, updates.

Most Popular

Related Posts

INFOFLEX 2024 Reportedly 75% Sold Out

INFOFLEX 2024 booths are already reportedly 75 percent sold out for the May 6-7, 2024, show at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The show is the first installment following the start of FTA’s CPC Awareness Campaign. Designed to increase CPC and brand owner engagement at Association events, the Campaign reportedly brought

FLAG To Host November Lunch & Learn

FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC), a buying group with 140 label converter members, has announced its next Lunch & Learn event scheduled for November 30th, featuring Label Traxx. The event, titled “Automatic Stock Planning with Batched,” will be presented by Nick Wagner and John Mullins from the Label Traxx team at 1:00 PM EDT.

All Printing Resources Introduces FlexoAcademy Training Program

All Printing Resources (APR) has introduced FlexoAcademy, a new training program for the printing industry. “Our goal is to create a training environment that fosters collaboration and empowers individuals to think beyond their immediate roles,” said Catherine Haynes, VP of Strategic Initiatives for APR and lead developer of the FlexoAcademy program. “By leveraging the familiar

Resource Label Group Acquires Coast Label Company

Resource Label Group, LLC (RLG) has acquired Coast Label Company based in Fountain Valley, California. Coast Label is a seven-time winner of the Eugene Singer award for Best Managed Company. It is a supplier of UL Labels, medical device labels, engineered applications, industrial and security solutions.  In addition, Coast Label maintains certifications including ISO 9001:2015,

Scroll to Top