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December 12, 2016

Vol. 18 No. 25

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Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts Climb by Greg Kishbaugh

Registration Opens For ICE USA Registration is now open for ICE USA, the International Converting Exhibition, in Orlando, Florida, April 25-27, 2017. ICE USA brings more than 250 exhibitors together with thousands of packaging, paper, non- woven and self-adhesive industry professionals. Manufacturers will showcase their latest equipment and technology from all key areas of converting like web coating, lami- nating, slitting, rewinding, coating, pouch making and many more. ICE USA 2017 will mark the fourth show in the Americas. Co-Location ICE USA show highlights includes complimentary access to the co-lo- cated InPrint USA, the Industrial Print Show showcasing industrial print technology for advanced pack- aging and manufacturing, as well as industry educational sessions for all levels of experience. The show also offers complimen- tary one-on-one consultations with its “Ask the Experts” Program team

C ounterfeiting of products in the consumer goods arena is predicted to continue its upward trend in coming years. So, too, is growth in the anti-counterfeiting market established to combat this seemingly unstoppable trajectory. Counterfeiting is predicted to increase three percent per year


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worldwide for the foreseeable future, according to a new Brand Protection Market Research report released from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. In response to the continued threat of counterfeiting, the anti- counterfeiting market is expected to grow at Compound Annu- al Growth Rates ranging from 12.8 to 16 percent. The growth of the global anti-counterfeiting market will outpace the over- all combined market segment growth of food, beverage and (Cont’d on Page 12)

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to get advice on how to solve strategic, technical and operational challenges. It also offers complimentary access to “The Future of Converting”Theater sharing the latest converting market information. The Keynote address will be provided by Dr. Robert Fry, former Chief Economist for Dupont, discussing current conditions in the global economy and the outlook for future growth in U.S. manufacturing. Colortek Receives FlexoExpert Certification Colortek Inc., a full-service, integrated tradeshop lo- cated in Creve Coeur, Missouri, participated in Flint Group’s FlexoExpert Certification Program. Consisting of three main steps – evaluation and training, implementation, and audit – the FlexoExpert Certification Program provides the means by which plate makers can further optimize their work flow processes to make more reliable and consistent plates time and again.With the guidance of a Flint Group ex- pert, Colortek implemented the program and passed the final audit to earn the honor of FlexoExpert Certi- fication of its plate making process and in doing so, became the first FlexoExpert in the United States. +1-773-248-6825


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Euroflex Installs 8-Color Uteco Crystal

Zwolle, Netherlands-based Euroflex has invested in a Uteco Crystal CI flexo press.The printing press has a web width of 1,320 mm and is equipped with 8 printing units. Easyfairs Acquires Pentawards Event organizer Easyfairs has acquired Pentawards, a worldwide competition exclusively dedicated to packaging design in all its forms. Created in January 2007, Pentawards’ primary mis- sion is to increase awareness of packaging design and those who create it. Its 55 categories are open to all those across the globe who are associated with the creation or marketing of packaging, and are judged by an international jury consisting of 12 de- signers and packaging design directors from major companies. The tenth annual Pentawards ceremony took place on September 23 at Shanghai’s Hyatt on the Bund, with previous ceremonies being staged in London, Tokyo, Barcelona, Paris, New York, Brussels and Monaco. The next Pentawards ceremony will take place in Barcelona, Spain on September 23, 2017. Avery Dennison Corporation has signed a wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with Apex Clean Energy to offset 50 percent of the company’s U.S.- based greenhouse gas emissions derived from elec- tricity consumption, signaling commitment by Avery Dennison to renewable energy and energy efficient practices and technology. Under the agreement with Apex’s Perryton Wind, a 299.91 MW wind energy project to be located in Ochiltree County, Texas, Avery Dennison will pur- chase 20 MW of renewable energy capacity. The PPA is a key component of Avery Dennison’s 2025 sustainability goal to reduce absolute green- house gas emissions from its operations by at least three percent annually, and by at least 26 percent overall, between 2015 and 2025, made as part of the company’s new participation inWorldWildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers Program. Perryton will be Apex’s fifth Texas wind farm, powering the equiva- lent of 108,000 U.S. homes.The facility will consist of 130 Siemens 2.307 MW turbines. Avery Dennison Partners With Apex Clean Energy

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Labelexpo India 2016 Celebrates Biggest Edition Labelexpo India 2016 closed its most successful show to date on November 20. Held at its new home for the first time, the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, the four-day trade show was its biggest-ever edition and hosted 8,029 visitors. Labelexpo India amassed the lat- est technology and solutions available to printers with more than 200 exhibitors occupying the show floor. Endorsed and supported by the Label Manufactur- ers Association of India,All India Federation of Master Printers, Delhi Printers Association and Authentica- tion Solution Providers’ Association, Labelexpo India also hosted the LMAI Avery Dennison Label Awards. Sonoco Invests $20 Million In Packaging Center Sonoco is investing $20 million in the development of a new packaging center to support Duracell’s new North America battery packaging operation near At- lanta, Georgia. Sonoco will install and operate prima- ry packaging equipment at the center and provide all packaging materials. Sonoco also will produce retail merchandising displays, which will also be packed out at the same facility.

“This unprecedented go-to-market packaging solu- tion for Duracell is unlike any effort provided in our industry,” Sonoco President and CEO Jack Sanders said in the statement.“Because Sonoco is a solutions company which offers multiple packaging products and services, we are able to meet all of Duracell’s unique packaging and retail merchandising needs.” The unit is expected to reach full production in the fourth quarter of 2018. Sales of packaging and services annualized over the five-year contract peri- od are expected to be more than $50 million, the company said. Duracell said it’s consolidating its U.S. display and NorthAmerican packing operations.Robert Lorch, Presi- dent of Global Operations for Duracell, said the decision makes the company’s supply chain more efficient.

Flint Group Launches New Company Website

Flint Group has launched a new, updated company website, which is now live. The introduction of this new platform follows months of Group development to deliver significant improvements in several key areas: Accessibility; Customer Alignment; Content Im- provement; andAppearance.Visit .

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Nilpeter’s Technology Center Team Gets FIRST Certified The Training Staff at Nilpeter’s Technology Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, has earned its FTA FIRST Opera- tor certifications by completing all 3 levels of the FIRST certification training and passing comprehen- sive examinations, designed specifically to test knowledge and advanced competencies in specific areas of expertise. FTA FIRST certification enables Nilpeter’s Technolo- gy Center Team to bring increased levels of proficien- cy to day-to-day tasks and allows them to provide high-quality service and training to customers. “Nilpeter has always been at the forefront of opera- tional ease and education, and now our team has the guidance and knowledge to offer our partners a total

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package during press delivery and demonstrations,” said Paul Teachout, VP of Sales and Marketing at Nilpeter USA, and an FTA Level 3 Certified Implemen- tation Specialist. “They not only have the highest level of operational skills but now also carry a com- prehensive knowledge of the flexographic process and best practices.” Registrations Open For FTA’s 2017 Forum The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) an- nounced that registrations for the 2017 Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition are officially open. The Trending Now Forum will take place April 30–May 3 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel in down- town Phoenix, Arizona. More than 2,000 attendees, representing every segment of the supply chain, are expected. Forum 2017 is chaired by Paul Teachout, Nilpeter, and Bob Coomes, Plastic Packaging Technologies. The Nilpeter USA Technology Center Team ( left to right) : Chris Baldwin, Brandon Adkins, Dave Mueller, Steve Sandman, and Dale Anderson.

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IP Finalizes Weyerhaeuser Pulp Business Purchase International Paper has completed its acquisition of Weyerhaeuser’s pulp business for approximately $2.2 billion in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments. Because the transaction is a purchase of assets, Inter- national Paper expects to realize a tax benefit with an estimated net present value of approximately $300 million. International Paper expects annual synergies of ap- proximately $175 million by the end of 2018, which will require the need for one-time costs of approxi- mately $85 million. In this transaction, International Paper acquired five pulp mills and two converting facilities that produce fluff pulp, softwood pulp, and specialty pulp prod- ucts for a number of consumer applications includ- ing diapers, other hygiene products, tissue, and textiles. The acquired business has approximately 1,900 employees around the world, with manufactur- ing operations based in Canada, Poland and the Unit- ed States, located in Mississippi, Georgia and North Carolina. The combined businesses will be called Global Cel- lulose Fibers, led by Senior Vice President Jean-Michel Ribieras, and reported as a separate business segment beginning with the company’s release of earnings for the fourth quarter of 2016. Messe Düsseldorf To Rebuild South Entrance For drupa The Supervisory Board and the shareholders of Messe Düsseldorf have approved plans for the com- plete reconstruction of the fairground’s south en- trance and, subsequently, Hall 1. The work is scheduled to start in May 2017, after the interpack trade fair, and should be completed in summer 2019. Overall, Messe Düsseldorf will invest around Euro 636 million until 2030. The new South Entrance will give Messe Düsseldorf a contemporary presence directly on the banks of the Rhine river with a view toward Düsseldorf.Trade fair visitors and convention delegates will be wel- comed by a new illuminated and translucent awning, 83,950 square feet in size and about 65 feet high. After interpack 2017, Messe Düsseldorf plans to de- molish Halls 1 and 2 and to replace them with a new building that will be immediately adjacent to the foyer along its entire width. With 518 feet in length, 252 feet in width and com- prising more than 129,160 square feet, the new hall will be about the size of the existing halls 8a and 8b.


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.

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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Anti-Counterfeiting ( Cont’d from Page 1)

pharmaceutical industries by roughly two to three times in the next five years. “As this trend continues to increase on a global level, it is of paramount importance that all involved in the packaging and processing industry make con- tinued efforts to maintain tracking control in order to prevent counterfeiting and aid in product recall,” said Paula Feldman, Director, Business Intelligence, PMMI. “With North America alone accounting for fifty per- cent of the total growth of the global anti-counterfeit food packaging market in 2014, it is increasingly im- portant that we as an industry continue to take the necessary action to protect our brands, as well as those around the globe.” The study looks at the effects of the Food Safety Modernization Act and the challenges it presents to converters. The Act is driving the food and beverage market, in particular, toward more track and trace technology, which will aid in the recall standards es- tablished in the Act. Manufacturers are now challenged to meet the FDA guidelines and avoid a recall but to do so affordably. Gaps remain in supply chain reporting, according to the report. Transporting is particularly vulnerable from the source to manufacturer and from the dis- tributor to the retailer. Of the top 10 most valuable counterfeit markets, pharmaceuticals are ranked number and food is ranked fourth. Mark Andy Digital Series Ink Receives UL Certification Mark Andy has announced UL 969 certification for Digital Series ink on Avery Dennison substrates. This certification is given by the Underwriters Laborato- ries and is focused on ensuring the quality and relia- bility of durable labels. In order to obtain this classification, specially formulated Mark Andy inks were run through a series of tests performed by the UL.This includes scratch, exposure, ten-day oven, out- door weathering, indoor fade tests and various other stress tests to submit the materials to the harsh con- ditions they would face in the real world. The inks were able to pass the majority of the tests without a laminate present.This will allow converters to avoid the cost of expensive laminates when print- ing durable labels with Mark Andy Digital Series inks. A broad range of substrates were tested and ap- proved, including white PET, clear PET, and chrome PET for outdoor usage, as well as white BOPP and synthetic paper for indoor use.

Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies offers the Sanilox™ Anilox Roll Cleaning System, an innovative, environmentally safe sys- tem. Sanilox™2.0 uses a touch-screen interface to clean rolls in-line or off-line with the simple touch of a button. It can be operated in English or Spanish and monitor roll in- ventory by entering roll information into the touch-screen interface. Eaglewood Technologies offers cleaning service in your facility, or a ship-in roll cleaning program. 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.

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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Printing Industries Of America The Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Indus- tries of America (PIA) formally inducted seven indus- tr y leader s at its awards ceremony on Fr iday, November 18, at the PIA Fall Administrative Meetings in Kansas City, Missouri. The seven inductees are: Thomas D. Conley; Dr. Twyla J. Cummings; Douglas J. Grant; Cheryl Kahanec; Susan P. Nofi; William D. Prettyman; and Denny Shorett. In addition, Raymond Lawton, Chairman of Lawton Printing Services, has been named the 2016 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the Printing Industries of America. Printing Industries of America also announced the election of its 2017 Officers and Board of Directors. Chairman of the Board — Curt A. Kreisler, Gold Star Printers, Miami, Florida First Vice Chairman — Bryan T. Hall, Graphic Visual Solutions, Inc., Greensboro, North Carolina Second Vice Chairman/Association Relations Committee Chairman — Michael Wurst, Henry Wurst, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri Secretary to the Board — Paul Cousineau, Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey Treasurer — John E. LeCloux,WS Packaging Group, Green Bay,Wisconsin Past Chairman of the Board — Bradley L.Thomp- son, II, Inland Press, Detroit, Michigan Also joining the Board of Directors in 2017 are: Roger Chamberlain, the Cincinnati Insurance Compa- ny, representing Printing Industries of Ohio-N. Ken- tucky; Scott Vaughn, The Standard Group, representing the Graphic Arts Association; Pat McBride, Envision Printing LLC, representing Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia; Ryan Stevens, Replica Printing Services, representing PIA San Diego; Dawn Nye, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, representing the vendor community; and Tad Parker of PINE, representing the affiliate managers.

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