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Nilpeter Welcomes Age Of Automation by Greg Kishbaugh T here are a number of forces at work in the flexo industry, but one thing is certain:The future of manufacturing is au- tomation. Processes need to be controllable, repeatable and, above all, capable of producing the exact same level of quality every hour of every day. Day after day after day. But it isn’t enough for companies to simply understand this dynamic, they must be forward-thinking enough to invest in

Phoenix Challenge Names Winners The 20th year of the Phoenix Chal- lenge Foundation’s High School Skills Competition took place from March 22-24.A total of 36 students,making up 18 teams, went to work to prove their skills in the various disciplines from prepress, platemaking and mounting to mathematics and written skills to print setup and press operation. First Place — Michael Poindexter and Riley Pingel from Knox High School. Second Place — Travis Brown and Shanna Pumphrey from Asheville High School. Third Place — Daniel Yarborough and Daniel Gittens from Fairfield Ca- reer &Technology Center. Along with the First Place award, the team will each receive a $1,000 Phoenix Challenge Foundation Schol- arship, and they will take home the Harper Flexo High School of the Year trophy cup for display at the school. The Phoenix Challenge Foundation board presented Bettylyn Krafft with an inaugural Heart of a Servant Award in recognition of her unwavering sup- port of the of the Foundation.

this changing mar- ketplace. Because automation does not come without a great deal of invest- ment of time and training and learn- ing. And it does not come cheap. Nilpeter’s U.S. headquar ter s in Cincinnati, Ohio, re- cently underwent a $5.7 million up-

grade that fully automates its manufacturing process.The new lights out system allows the press manufacturer to guarantee the consistency of its equipment across all its manufacturing locations, which include the U.S. facility in Ohio, as well as its locations in Denmark and India. “It’s always been our vision to have seamless operations across the globe, no matter if in Europe, North America or Asia,” said Lenny DeGirolmo, President of Nilpeter USA. “This investment ensures that the quality of our presses is always the same; it doesn’t matter where it’s manufactured.”

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Harper Serves As Phoenix Challenge Purple Sponsor Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, North Carolina, served as a purple sponsor for the 20th An- nual Phoenix Challenge High School Skills Competi- tion held March 22-24 at the Harper National Flexographic Campus of Central Piedmont Commu- nity College in Charlotte, North Carolina. Harper has been an active supporter every year since the competition’s inception. In addition to being a purple sponsor, Harper Corporation of Ameri- ca also donated a total of $40,000 in honor of Ron and Katherine Harper, the company’s founders. Encouraging Students The Phoenix Challenge Foundation encourages flexographic education to expose students to the flexographic industry as potential careers and gives leaders in the field the opportunity to support their advancement. The high school competition is a hands-on program that lasts three days and tests stu- dents’ abilities in prepress, on-press, and general knowledge of f lexographic printing theory and graphic arts. More than 20 teams from across the United States and Canada participated.


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Inland has announced its membership in the Sustain- able Packaging Coalition (SPC).The SPC brings togeth- er businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively broaden the un- derstanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging solutions. SPC membership includes approximately 200 compa- nies in the marketplace and represents diverse per- spectives across the packaging supply chain.The SPC is an industry working group dedicated to a more ro- bust environmental vision for packaging. Through an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous outreach, SPC endeav- ors to build packaging systems that encourage eco- nomic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials. PMMI Membership Reaches Record Levels PMMI,The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reached a milestone of more than 800 member companies last month, after the approval of 46 new member companies at its Executive Leader- ship Conference, March 19-21,Aventura, Florida.

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One of the great dichotomies of modern manufac- turing and production is that oftentimes the more complex and sophisticated the technology, the easier it is for operators to use. Nilpeter’s new FA press, the first machine manufac- tured in the company’s newly upgraded facility, is a case in point. With its eye toward a changing work- force, comprised of an ever greater percentage of Millennials, the press offers complete clean hand technology operation. Incorporating some of the most advanced technologies currently available, the entire press can be run from a tablet.The press is of- fered in 14-inch and 17-inch widths; it’s a fully auto- mated triple axis servo press with gearless plate sleeves and Clean Inking solutions.

“The press is 100 percent operated by tablet,” said Paul Teachout, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “No handles, no knobs; everything is automated.Total job save a recall functions allow the first label off the machine to be as good as the last.With this press, an operator is 95 percent of where he or she needs to be before they do a single thing. This applies more science to the traditional craft of printing.” With the new automated manufacturing system, every aspect of machining is controlled with pin- point accuracy. “There is not a single thing left to chance anymore,” said Teachout. “There’s a chip in every piece of tooling to let us know when its life cycle is complete and needs to be replaced. Failures of any kind have been removed from the process.” “R&D drives this company,” said DeGirolmo.“There is research being done in Denmark at this very mo- ment that is 20 years ahead of its time.We are work- ing on technology now that will help usher in a new age of automation in the future.We are cognizant of keeping an eye on the present — supporting each and every current customer — while also keeping an Nilpeter USA President Lenny DeGirolmo ( third from left ) credits the company’s employees with its recent successes.

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introduced to ink theories, prepress technologies designed for shr ink pr inting, and a live press demonstration. During day two of the seminar, Accraply will pro- vide equipment demonstrations from slitting, to seaming, to application of sleeves, and shrinking in steam tunnels. AWA To Host In-Mold Conference AWA IMLCON & IMDCON conference will be held May 18-19 in Washington, DC. David Luttenberger, Mintel’s Global Packaging Director, will provide the keynote presentation. Luttenberger’s presentation follows a real-time IML/IMD industry survey conducted with delegates, and the presentation of the results, as well as an overview of the broad labeling market presented by AWA President and CEO Corey Reardon. There will also be concurrent sessions on in-mold labeling and in-mold decorating, and a financier’s view of global consolidation in packaging and labels fromThomas Blaige of Blaige & Company. The event also features the announcement and pre- sentation of the AWA IML Leadership and Innovation Award 2017 to the winner.

Web Industries installed two new Astraflex flexo presses by Windmöller & Hölscher to join the exist- ing wide-web converting capabilities at the compa- ny’s Ft.Wayne, Indiana, facility Together with the new 64-inch-wide press,Web In- dustries’ plant now offers large format spooling, large outside diameter (OD) slitting, and wide-web multi- color printing services under one roof. Flint To Host AWA Shrink Label Seminar, Workshop Flint Group Narrow Web will host an Alexander Watson Associates (AWA) sponsored seminar at its Center for Technical Excellence in Rogers, Minneso- ta, on May 23-24. The workshop, titled Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies, is an interactive guide to the technologies and processes involved with shrink sleeve labels; workshop activities are presented by Flint Group Narrow Web and key industry suppliers. This technical seminar will be presented with simul- taneous Spanish translation to accommodate both English and Spanish speaking attendees. During day one of the seminar, attendees will be

Industry Events

Labelexpo Europe September 25-28 Brussels, Belgium

Flexographic Technical Association April 30 - May 3 Annual Forum Phoenix, IL

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute October 8 – October 11, 2017 2017 Annual Meeting Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Gainey Ranch Resort & Spa Scottsdale,AZ

FINAT June 7-9 European Label Forum Berlin, Germany PrintTHINK Summit September 5-7, 2017 Hyatt Regency O’Hare Rosemont, IL

Flexographic Technical Association October 9-11 Fall Conference St. Louis, MO Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 11-14, 2018 Converter Meeting Fairmont Grand Del Mar San Diego, CA Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 10 – March 13, 2019 Converter Meeting The Omni Grove Park Inn Ashville, NC

PRINT 17 September 10-14 McCormick Place Chicago, IL Pack Expo September 25-27 Las Vegas, NV

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DuPont, Partners Present “The Virtuous Circle” Is it possible to reduce food waste, improve child- hood nutrition and promote the education around environmental sustainability all at the same time? A partnership of businesses and NGOs has been looking at this very question, and more, as part of the “The Virtuous Circle” initiative in South Africa. The key learnings from this circular economy project will be showcased during Interpack 2017 from May 4-10. The project, coordinated by DuPont in close collab- oration with Amcor, FUTURELIFE, EqualTrade4, Wild- lands, RWPA Solutions and Wastebuster among others, employs a three-pillar approach that address- es the challenge of the sustainability of multimaterial multilayer plastic packaging whilst simultaneously tackling the broader societal objectives around edu- cation and childhood nutrition. A roundtable discussion on the findings of the pro- ject and research outcomes will take place on May 8 at 4 pm in the Safe Food Pavilion at Interpack 2017. Flint Group Opens Global Innovation Center Flint Group has opened its Global Innovation Cen- tre (GIC) in Malmö, Sweden. At the center of this fa- cility is Flint Group’s new 8-station CI SOMA printing press equipped with the latest web han- dling and both water-based and UV printing capabili- ties. Flint Group’s newest center is a 590-square-meter space for press demonstrations with a sound proof collaboration room. It includes development and testing labs with ad- vanced analytic testing and proofing equipment and an ‘Academy’ room, which can hold up to 25 people and an adjacent free-thinking lounge area for map- ping future ideas. PIA Seeks Speakers For 2018 Color Conference Printing Industries of America is currently seeking speakers for its 2018 Color Conference, to be held January 13–16, 2018 at the Hyatt Mission Bay in San Diego, California. Programming for the 2018 Color Conference focus- es on color management for graphic communications and brand integrity. Potential speakers are invited to propose topics for either keynote sessions for the general audience or very detailed color-centric topics in breakout sessions. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 1.

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Bobst To Host Technology Forum, Open House In Italy Bobst will host an event in the Competence Center of Bobst’s Center of Excellence for web-fed gravure, lamination and coating technologies from May 11-12. The event will be the first formal demonstration of Bobst’s new gravure printing platforms unveiled at drupa 2016. Flexo Wash Releases New Anilox Sleeve Cleaner Flexo Wash has released a new anilox sleeve clean- er that the company touts as able to cut wide-web press downtime in half. The new Flexo Wash FW 992XL Anilox Sleeve Cleaner will clean two wide web anilox sleeves at the same time in about 15 minutes, the company said.This new cleaning technology is a fully automat- ic system designed to deep-clean and restore two anilox sleeves up to 63 inches in length with a diam- eter of 7 inches or less. The Flexo Wash “wash-rinse- dry” process is designed to be quick and gentle and ideal for the daily cleaning of anilox sleeves. EskoWorld 2017 User Conference To Hit Charlotte Esko has scheduled its annual EskoWorld user event from May 9-11 at the Sheraton Charlotte/Le Meridien Charlotte complex located in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. EskoWorld is the annual conference of Esko users whose mission is to connect the entire packaging supply chain, bringing together packaging buyers and manufacturers, industry partners, applica- tion specialists and support staff to share ideas, prod- uct knowledge and business expertise. It is attended by leading brands, graphic and structural designers, flexo trade shops, sign makers and packaging and label converters. Sustainable Foods Summit To Answer Questions When approaching sustainability, the focus of most food and beverage companies is on reducing envi- ronmental footprints. How can they go beyond incre- mental reductions and create positive impacts? How can the social impacts of foods be improved? Such questions will be addressed in the upcoming Sustain- able Foods Summit in Amsterdam on June 1-2. Other editions will take place in Latin America, Sep- tember 18-19, Asia-Pacific on November 29-30, and North America, January 2018.

The SCIENCE of flexo rollers and sleeves Skilled flexo printers know any variation in temperature, humidity, substrates and a host of other conditions will affect the quality of their work. Cleanliness of lines, accuracy of colors and softness of shades can make or break a job. But if you want to maximize profits, you need to optimize uptime, speed and quality. The anilox rollers and sleeves in your presses are only as good as the science behind them— the technology of precision . ARC rollers and sleeves are built to exacting OEM dimensions, with cell geometries engineered for efficient ink usage and precise volumes. Contact ARC today or visit our website to learn more about what the science of flexography from ARC International can do to enhance your graphics. See us at Info-Flex booth #208 .

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Target Finalizes Sustainable Packaging Goals Just weeks after releasing a new forest products policy, in which it pledges to source all of the wood, paper, paper-based and wood-based fiber used in its brand-owned products from post-consumer recycled materials and credibly certified forests, retail giant Target has announced five new sustainable packag- ing goals. “We know our guests pay attention to packaging and its impact on the environment,” said Jen Silber- man, Target’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “When we provide them with thoughtfully designed, environ- mentally friendly packaging, we’re able to help them take another step toward sustainable living.” The brand has outlined five major goals to be achieved by 2022: • Source all brand-owned paper-based packaging from sustainably managed forests by 2022. • Work to eliminate expanded polystyrene from brand-owned packaging by 2022. As part Target’s chemical policy, the retailer has committed to work- ing with suppliers and partners to find alternatives for polystyrene. • Add the How2Recycle label to all brand-owned packaging by 2020. As a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, Target already uses the label on more than 1,700 of its product packages.The retailer has pledged to continue looking for way to place the label on more of its brand-owned packaging whenev- er space allows. • Support The Recycling Partnership’s mission to improve how more than 25 percent of Americans re- cycle by 2020. The company plans to help deliver more curbside recycling programs to underserved communities to increase recycling and make more recycled raw materials available for packaging. • Create more demand for recycled packaging by creating three new end markets for recycled materi- als by 2020. To educate consumers about the impor- tance of recycling, Target has joined two industry efforts —the Material Recovery Facility of the Future and Beyond 34.The Material Recovery Facility of the Future is a project working toward a vision that all packaging can be recycled, while Beyond 34, focuses on demonstrating and sharing the best practices to raise the U.S. recycling rate beyond the current rate of 34 percent. “As a leader in design, we can use our expertise to create more sustainable packaging options for our guests and help deliver products that are both better- for-you and better for the environment,”Silberman said.

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Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current tech- nology flexo mounting tapes and backing systems for cor- rugated plate mounting. Flexstik hard vinyl, FlexSoft, bi.esse brand, Gold Series Thin tapes for sleeve and Narrow web plate mounting. Specialty tapes that cover the vast thickness range re- quirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving services for unique customers & applications.

Advanced Prepress Graphics, Inc.

Flexo Plate making at it’s finest. All format’s available up to 42” x 80”. Flexo artwork, Flexo films, and Flexo Plates.

Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distributor of flexo- graphic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imag- ing systems and software specifically designed for flexography.

ARC International

ARC International is a world leader in the manufacturing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnolo- gy laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manu- facturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers.

Comexi Group Industries S.A.U.

The Comexi Group is a leading supplier of quality flexographic C.I. presses for the flexible packaging indus- try worldwide. We also provide solventless laminators, slitter/rewinders and related peripheral equipment such as automatic wash-up systems, solvent recovery sys- tems, automatic roll unloaders, and plate cylinder/sleeve storage systems. DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading suppli- er of flexographic printing systems in digital and conven- tional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and finishing products. For more than 35 years, beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate, through to today’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print perfor- mance, and environmental benefits. DuPont Packaging Graphics

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press by Mark Andy, was purchased shortly after the equipment debuted at Labelexpo Americas 2016, and was installed just after the first of the year at the com- pany’s headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. Previously outsourcing their digital work, Glen- wood now serves as a hub for other local converters to send digital and short run jobs. Dutch Graphic Group (formerly Graphic & Mail) has installed the first Mark Andy Performance Series press in the Benelux to be fitted with ProLED curing. The13-inch P5 press is a six-color machine with delam/relam capability and single die station. It re-

Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies is the Anilox Roll Cleaning Expert! We are the creators of Laserlox™ Systems, Sanilox™ Sys- tems and Sani-Blast™ Mobile Service. Laserlox™ and Laserlox™ Flexi are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning. Sanilox™ Systems are the global standard of reli- able, environmentally safe anilox roll cleaning. Sani-Blast™ cleaning service has been cleaning rolls for over 20 years and offers several cleaning options to minimize downtime. Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, manufactur- ers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consum- ables, including: nyloflex® photopolymer printing plates and processing equipment, and dayCorr® die-cutting blankets and anvil covers. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Flint Group

Harper Corporation of America

We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than anyone in the world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world. Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or cor- rugated markets, Harper continuously strives to bring new flexographic products and services to the printing industry that will improve the quality of your graphics.

places two presses, and according to company owner Nino Venezia,“it has given us a 50 percent bigger for- mat and four times the production speed.” Established in 2000 by Venezia and his wife Anita, the company is based in Venlo,The Netherlands, close to the massive AGR wholesale auction market for fresh fruit and vegetables. This generates a huge de- mand for labels that Dutch Graphic Group supplies in run lengths from 2,000 to 3 million and more. Ac- cording to Venezia, no two days on the production floor are the same, so he required a flexible print plat- form that would be easy to learn and operate. Although the P5 allows DGG to be geared up for short run work, Venezia says that 80 percent of his business is of run lengths of more than one million labels — rare in today’s market. In other news, Mark Andy recently held an open house event in Warsaw, Poland in which there were confirmed orders for seven flexo and digital presses, as well as two Rotoflex inspection rewinders by the close of the three-day event that attracted more than 300 converters from around Europe, North Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. Maarten van Bergeijk, whose company Paktion represents Mark Andy in The Benelux, with Dutch Graphic Group’s P5 operator Peter Geraedts, and Mark Andy’s Timo Donati.

J I MacWilliam Co., Inc.

Used equipment for flexible packaging, folding carton, paper, film, foil and non-woven industries. Professional, knowledgeable service for more than 30 years.

KBA-Flexotecnica – Get the Edge

Flexotecnica’s patented Safe Sleeve Change® system and Speedy Clean® auto washup system are designed to give converters a competitive edge through Flexotecnica’s commitment to research and development. Sales, service and support for Flexotecnica presses is provided by KBA North America, Inc. in Dallas, Texas with U.S. resident technicians, an extensive spare parts inventory and an ex- perienced, dedicated service staff. Mark Andy, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of nar- row and mid-web printing and converting equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to in- crease productivity and profitability for the label and pack- aging markets. The company supplies leading global brands including Comco printing/converting machinery, Mark Andy printing/converting machinery and UVTechnolo- gy curing systems and replacement parts. Mark Andy, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with sales and dis- tribution offices in France, Switzerland, and the UK. Mark Andy, Inc.

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Bobst Peter Redmond has been named Zone Business Director of UK and Ireland for Bobst’s Business Unit Web-fed.

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In his role, Redmond will report to the Head of Business Unit Web-fed, Erik Bothorel and is responsible for sales of the Bobst Web-fed product range. This will include equipment and solutions from Bobst coating, laminating and printing (Flexographic / Gravure) ex- tensive product range. TLMI Mark Tibbetts will be stepping down as President of the The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute in Oc- Peter Redmond

tober. In announcing this transition, TLMI Chairman Craig Moreland cited differences in the long-term vi- sion for the organization. “Mark and I both recognize that finding a new president is best for TLMI,” said Moreland.“Mark will con- tinue on for the next six months to assist in the transition.”

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ARC Kim Shoemaker has been appointed West Coast General Manager at ARC International’s North Las Vegas, Nevada, manufacturing facility. Shoemaker, a 28 year veteran of ARC, will be responsible for manufacturing at the Las Vegas plant as well as di- recting and overseeing sales and technical service efforts in the Northwest, Southwest and Mexico re- gions in the corrugated, wide web and narrow web markets. In addition,Tammy Ennis has been appointed to the position of East Coast Sales/Service Manager. Ennis, a 19 year veteran of ARC, will be responsible for direct-

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