FINAT briefings 16 and 21 July reflect on pandemic outcomes – European self-adhesive label industry passes Covid-19 stress test


After two years of modest, 1.5% annual demand growth in 2018 and 2019, the Covid-19 pandemic has boosted European demand for self-adhesive label materials in the first half of 2020.

Consumption of labelstock materials in the wider European economic area was more than 8% above the level recorded in the same period last year. In the second quarter alone, demand for filmic roll label materials even exceeded the second quarter of 2019 by almost 25%.