FMN | December 12th, 2016


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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