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Transcontinental Buys Coveris

X-Rite, Flint Group Form Partnership Flint Group’s Paper & Board busi- ness has entered into a new partner- ship with X-Rite to deliver a color solution that leverages the X-Rite eXact and NetProfiler. VIVO Colour Solutions is a color communication and service plat- form supported by Flint Group’s centralized color service provider, the Global Colour Centre (GCC). VIVO ColourCloud utilizes the eXact device to provide a central web- based self-service digital color repository, containing thousands of approved and tested colors. FPA Wraps Annual Meeting The Flexible Packaging Associa- tion’s 2018 Annual Meeting was re- cently held March 13-15, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resor t in Naples, Florida. Attendees included more than 300 FPA members and guests who participated in general sessions that focused on flexible packaging industry-specific chal-

T ranscontinental Inc. has entered into a definitive agree- ment to acquire the business of Coveris Americas, a busi- ness held by Coveris Holdings S.A., a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. The purchase price is $1.32 billion, sub- ject to customary closing adjustments.

Coveris Americas, Chicago, Illinois, manufactures a variety of flexible plastic and paper products, including rollstock, bags and pouches, coextruded films, shrink films, coated substrates and labels. As of December 31, 2017, Coveris Americas operated 21 pro- duction facilities worldwide, namely in the Americas, the Unit- ed Kingdom and Australasia. Coveris Americas has more than 3,100 employees, the majority of whom are located in the Americas. For its fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Coveris Americas generated $966 million in revenues and $128 million in Adjusted EBITDA. “Today’s announcement marks a turning point in TC Transcontinental’s 42-year history,” said Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. “This transaction crystal- lizes our strategic shift toward flexible packaging and solidifies our commitment to profitable growth.” “We are thrilled to announce such a game-changing transaction for TC Transcontinental and to bring our vision of becoming

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lenges and opportunities. David Staker, President and CEO, Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC, and Chair- man of the FPA Board of Directors, opened the Annu- al Meeting educational sessions with an overview of the State of the Flexible Packaging Industry, and Jan Homan, FPE Honorary Chairman and Senior Advisor of Constantia Flexibles provided an update on the European Flexible Packaging Market. Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit, shared his bi-annual Polyolefin Market Update; Jonathan Quinn, Market Development Manager, Food Packaging for NOVA Chemicals, Inc., provided insight into Food E-Commerce: the Good, the Bad, and Op- portunity ; while Todd Bukowski, Principal, PTIS, LLC provided an update on the upcoming sustainability report for flexible packaging. FPA President and CEO,Alison Keane, Esq. gave FPA members an overview of FPA’s new Market Tracker and Consumer Websites. In addition to industry con- tent, the meeting provided insight into the U.S. econ- omy, investment strategies, and risk management. Vikram Mansharamani, an expert on bubble scenar- ios, and Celebrity Chef Jeff Henderson, addressed FPA members during the second General Session.

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DowDuPont To Invest $100M At Sabine River Works DowDuPont plans to make a series of investments totaling approximately $100 million over the next two years to expand manufacturing capacity and to modernize facilities at the Sabine River Works (SRW) plant in Orange County, Texas. The investments will incrementally expand production capacity to sup- port global growth of specialty materials manufac- tured at the site, specifically the Surlyn, Nucrel, Fusabond and Vamac -product lines. Additionally, the company is evaluating longer-term plans to invest in a new facility to further support market growth. The joint investment will support customer growth of both the Packaging & Specialty Plastics (P&SP) business of DowDuPont’s Materials Science Division (to be named Dow), as well as the Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP) business of its Specialty Products Division (to be named DuPont). TLMI has announced that the deadline for submitting applications for TLMI ScholarshipAwards is April 16. “On behalf of TLMI, I sincerely encourage applica- tion submissions for the TLMI Scholarship Awards," says TLMI president Dan Muenzer.“In addition to the financial award, TLMI provides access to our exten- sive member network and an all-expenses paid trip to our Annual Meeting for Senior Scholarship Win- ners to meet potential employers in our industry.” The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) announced that a new Flexible Packaging Market Tracker tool is available on the FPA website, . FPA worked with Euromonitor International to develop the Flexible Packaging Market Tracker. The tool fea- tures 20 key flexible packaging country markets and highlights market dynamics, trends, and opportunities to expand business internationally. The Flexible Packaging Market Tracker is an online research tool to enhance the FPA website and tracks and compares flexible packaging markets around the globe to help members better understand, prioritize, build business cases, and capture global market oppor- tunities for flexible packaging. It enables members to access market information from around the globe, not only on flexible packaging materials and markets, but on competing products for those markets as well. Deadline Nears For TLMI Scholarship Applications FPA Launches Flexible Packaging Tracker Tool

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PMMI Scholarships Support Future Workforce In 2017, PMMI Foundation, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, awarded more than $140,000 in scholarships to support the development of a skilled workforce capable of mov- ing the packaging and processing industry forward. Each year through the PMMI Foundation, PMMI pro- vides scholarships to students studying packaging, food processing, engineering and mechatronics at PMMI Partner Schools throughout the United States and Canada. As one example, at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2017, $30,000 in PACK EXPO Scholarships were awarded to six students demonstrating a commitment to pack- aging and processing through academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. The PMMI Foundation raises funds at industry-sup- ported events like the PMMI Foundation golf tourna- ment, PACK Gives Back, the Amazing Packaging Race and donations from individuals at PMMI member companies and the industry. Applications for 2018 scholarships are now open. Nestlé Aims For 100% Reusable Packaging By 2025 Nestlé hopes to make 100 percent of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill. The company focuses on three core areas: eliminate non-recyclable plastics; encourage the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates; and eliminate or change complex combinations of packaging materials. Recognizing the need for developing a circular economy, Nestlé is committed to: • Playing an active role in the development of well- functioning collection, sorting and recycling schemes across the countries where we operate; • Working with value chain partners and industry associations to explore different packaging solutions to reduce plastic usage, facilitate recycling and devel- op new approaches to eliminate plastic waste; • Labeling plastic product packaging with recycling information to help consumers dispose of it in the right way; • Promoting a market for recycled plastics by con- tinuing to increase the proportion of recycled plas- tics in our packaging; • Preventing packaging material ending up as waste, including in seas, oceans and waterways is one of the key reasons behind Nestlé’s pledge.

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PACK EXPO East Comes To Philadelphia

PACK EXPO East is taking place April 16-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsyl- vania.The show is set to showcase the latest packaging innovations driving the food and beverage, pharmaceu- tical and medical device, cosmetics and personal care, industrial and household chemical, and other packaged goods industries. Reportedly,more than 6,000 attendees will convene at this biennial three-day event produced by PMMI,The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The show will feature 400 exhibiting companies spanning nearly 100,000 net-square-feet. Attendees and exhibitors alike will have access to some must-see highlights at this year’s show: The PACK EXPO Drone Demo will provide a glimpse at the future of package delivery.The interac- tive display offers a real visualization of the final process that brings a package to a consumer’s home. Mock housing will populate the virtual landscape of the 2,400-square-foot exhibit, complete with mail- boxes and doorsteps to accept delivered packages. Drones will take off from the top of electric trucks and make deliveries, showcasing a system of auto- mated package distribution that is faster and more ef- ficient than traditional delivery methods. The Innovation Stage will offer free, 30-minute sem- inars throughout the day, offering valuable opportu- nities for attendees to learn about new technologies and applications from the experts themselves. As the newest educational experience at the show, The Forum at PACK EXPO will feature free 20-minute open sessions covering the latest industry trends pre- sented by the OpX Leadership Network, Institute of Packaging Professionals, Contract Packagers Associa- tion and PMMI Business Intelligence. Following each presentation, attendees can engage in 25-minute small group discussions. The Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) will hold its inaugural regional meet- ing at PACK EXPO East.The event will feature a keynote on How to Leverage Your Self-Power from the Inside Out presented by Diane Wilhelm, Chief Engineer Ad- vanced Manufacturing, Harley-Davidson Motor Compa- ny. Following the keynote, attendees of this complimentary event will participate in a professional development workshop, Pitching It Up and Selling It Sideways , led by Debra Zabloudil, president & CEO,The Learning Studio.This event is a part of the PPWLN’s on- going efforts to fill the gender gap in the manufacturing workforce by attracting, developing, retaining and ad- vancing women in packaging and processing.

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ing for approximately 48 percent of total revenues. The terms of the Acquisition have been approved by the boards of directors of both TC Transcontinen- tal and Coveris Americas. The Acquisition, which re- mains subject to cer tain customar y closing conditions and receipt of applicable antitrust ap- provals, is expected to be completed in the third quarter of TCTranscontinental’s fiscal year 2018. Flexographic Ink Market Worth $4.01 Billion By 2023 A newly introduced market research report shows that the Global Flexographic Ink Market reached $3.6 Billion in 2018, expected to outstrip $4.01 bil- lion over the forecast period from 2018 to 2023 and having a conservative CAGR value of 10.60 percent. Low Migration Inks Market Worth $3.27 Billion By 2023 A market research report on the Global Low Migra- tion Inks Market reports that the market reached $1.96 Billion in 2018 and expected to outstrip $3.27 billion over the forecast period from 2018 to 2023 and to have a conservative CAGR value of 8.90 percent.

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a North American leader in flexible packaging to life,” said François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Of- ficer of TCTranscontinental. “The acquisition of Coveris Americas adds significant depth and scale to our existing platform, with flexible packaging operations now expected to be our largest division in terms of TC Transcontinental’s pro forma revenues based on its fiscal year 2017,” said François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of TC Transcontinental. “This transaction complements and bolsters our existing product offering in several flexi- ble packaging end markets including dairy, pet food and consumer products. Additionally, it allows us to enter new and attractive flexible packaging end mar- kets such as agriculture, beverage and protein. ” Complementing its solid printing and media opera- tions, this Acquisition significantly diversifies TC Transcontinental's business into flexible packaging. Based on Coveris Americas’ financial results for its fis- cal year ended December 31, 2017, and on TC Transcontinental's financial results for its fiscal year ended October 29, 2017, the pro forma consolidated revenues and Adjusted EBITDA for the combined entity for fiscal 2017 are estimated at C$3.3 billion and C$564 million, respectively, with flexible packaging account-

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Moody’s Releases Packaging Report

Moody’s has released a new report about the North American packaging market. Highlights from the re- port include: Significant increase in debt maturities in the next 12 to 36 months. In the next 12 to 36 months from March 1st 2018, about $7.6 billion of debt is scheduled to mature, with about $2.66 billion of debt maturing in the next 12 to 24 months, compared to roughly $900 million last year. Debt maturity in the next 24 to 36 months have also increased by 81 per- cent, to $4.94 billion from $2.74 billion. Maturity wall in 2020 . Nearly 30 rated North American packaging companies face approximately $24 billion in debt maturing between 2018 and 2022, up about $4 billion from the prior year.The ma- turity wall remains in 2020, but a considerable amount of debt will mature prior to the wall. Low-rated issuers are particularly vulnerable . Firms rated B2 and below could face liquidity and rat- ings pressure if they do not promptly address their refinancing needs, or if interest rates rise and debt markets become stressed. Refinancing spurred new debt issuance last year . New debt issuance in 2017 was largely driven by refinancing. Roughly $21 billion in new debt was issued, in large part because of major refinancings. A few large companies account for most of the packaging sectors rated debt . Thesix largest debt issuers with maturities due in the next five years — Reynolds, Silgan, BerryGlobal, Signode Indus- trial Group, Berlin Packaging LLC, and Ball Corp. — account for almost three-quarters of the sector’s total rated debt maturing between 2018 and 2022. TLMI Opens 2018 Annual Awards Competition TLMI has announced the official opening of the 2018 Annual Awards Competition.Award winners will be an- nounced and showcased duringTLMI’s Annual Meeting at The Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida, on October 17.The TLMI Annual Awards Competition aims to stim- ulate innovative printing and to recognize technical achievement in all areas of the narrow web industry, in- cluding tags and labels, cartons, flexible packaging, non-woven pressure-sensitives and more.To learn more about past winners and to Award Rules and Eligibility and Official Entry Form visit awards/awards/annual-awards-competition . The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018.

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Converters Expo Show Floor Sold Out

the day-to-day businesses of all TLMI members in- cluding tax laws, workforce development, trade and tariff impacts, regulatory and compliance issues and recycling. The Summit offers attendees a public policy and political education experience, in addition to net- working opportunities with converters and industry suppliers across the entire printed packaging supply chain. The Summit will also include meetings on Capitol Hill and will offer attendees the opportunity to advocate for critical issues and legislation that di- rectly impacts our industry. Connect Receives FlexoExpert Certification Connect, a SCHAWK Group Company, participat- ed in Flint Group’s FlexoExpert Certification Pro- gramme in October 2017 and became an official FlexoExpert. During a six-month process consist- ing of three main steps — evaluation, implementa- t ion and t ra ining , then audi t ing — the FlexoExpert Certification Programme reportedly provides the means by which plate makers can fur- ther optimize their workflow to make more reli- able and consistent plates.

The 2018 Converters Expo will take place Wednes- day, April 18, at the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with more 700 attendees and more than 130 exhibiting companies exhibiting on the sold out show floor. “Converters Expo is the only one-day expo exclu- sively serving the converting industry and this year’s event will feature even more exhibit space giving our attendees a better opportunity to see all of the newest products for the industry,” said Glen Gudino, Packaging Group Publisher for BNP Media. The Converters Expo will feature paper, film, non- wovens converting specialists and suppliers. TLMI To Sponsor PIA’s Print & Packaging Legislative Summit TLMI will be sponsoring the upcoming Print & Packaging Legislative Summit which will be held in Washington DC, June 19-20. A Printing Industries of the Americas (PIA) hosted event, the two-day Sum- mit is an annual forum that will bring together printers/converters, industry suppliers and allied in- terests to present and discuss challenges relevant to

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Expo Pack Latin America June 5-8, 2018 Location: Expo Santa Fe Mexico, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City, Mexico

Graphics of the Americas February 22-24, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Labelexpo Americas September 25-27, 2018 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 11-14, 2018 Converter Meeting Fairmont Grand Del Mar San Diego, CA

PRINT 18 September 30 - October 3, 2018 Chicago's McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois

Pack Expo East April 16-18, 2018 Philadelphia, PA

TLMI Annual Meeting of Converters and Suppliers October 14-17, 2018 The Ritz-Carlton,Amelia Island Amelia Island, FL

Flexographic Technical Association Annual Forum May 6-9, 2018 Indianapolis, IN

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 10 – March 13, 2019 Converter Meeting The Omni Grove Park Inn Ashville, NC

Labelexpo Southeast Asia May 10-12, 2018 Bangkok InternationalTrade & Exhibition Centre Bangkok,Thailand

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Harper Corporation of America Harper Corporation of America President Lee Kluttz received the Clemson/Treadaway Commitment to Progress Award during Clemson’s 27th Annual De- partment of Graphic Communications Honor & Awards Banquet on March 28, 2018. This award is presented to an industry professional who has consistently gone above and beyond to sup-

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.

port the faculty and students in Clemson’s Graphic Communications Program over a prolonged period of time. President Kluttz was chosen by the faculty to receive this award, which was previously known as the Clemson Graphic Arts Society Award (CGAS). It was later renamed the Clemson/Treadaway Commit- ment to Progress Award in honor of Mr. Bill Tread- away, the first recipient of the award. IADD The International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) has selected John Gordon as the recipient of the IADD Lifetime Achievement Award. Gordon has been an active member of the IADD since 1983 and has served on the board for seven years, Gordon has encouraged his employees to become IADD members and take on board leadership roles. After working for a company that manufactured flexographic printing plates and steel rule cutting dies for the corrugated market, Gordon and his wife, Joann Gordon, founded Jonco Die Company Inc. in 1965. While the company’s humble beginnings in- cluded a handful of employees in the Gordons’ base- ment, it has now grown to 82 employees in a 45,000 square-foot facility in Mounds View, Minnesota. Gordon was presented with this award at the 2017 IADD•FSEA Odyssey in Schaumburg, Illinois. Harper President Lee Kluttz ( center ) was awarded the Clemson/Treadaway Commitment to Progress Award.

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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Mark Andy Hosts Digital Series HD Preview Event

Building on its recent Digital Series HD debut, Mark Andy held a preview event of the hybrid label press in San Diego, California, on March 14 at the company’s Digital Technology Center. The facility is the press manufacturer’s “digital hub”, where engi- neers who specialize in inkjet, workflow, and pro- gramming have been based the past 7 years to support new product development on the digital side of the business. The attendee pool of the true hybrid press preview consisted of label business owners from the Califor- nia area, as well as industry-members attending the annual TLMI Converter Meeting earlier in the week. Attendees received an exclusive sneak peek of the press prior to this week’s global launch and enjoyed networking opportunities with other converters and Mark Andy specialists. Print Demonstration The event included a print demonstration led by Mark Andy’s West Coast Digital Sales Manager, Ralph Boer. Print Technician, Joel Panhorst, ran 17 SKUs on 3 unique substrates — clear PP, white BOPP, and an estate paper in under 14 minutes.All jobs were print- ed at full speed of 240 fpm and used Extended

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Gamut printing at Mark Andy’s UV inkjet quality stan- dard of 1200 dpi. Additionally, a job made use of a flexo station di- rectly following the digital print engine to apply a metallic f lexographic spot that cannot be repro- duced digitally. This deck was then used to apply a varnish to a subsequent job with rapid changeover. Attendees at the Mark Andy Digital Preview Event witnessed a print demonstration on several unique substrates.

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Label Summit Latin America Prepares For Guadalajara Label Summit Latin America will be held in Guadala- jara, Mexico, April 24-25 at Expo Guadalajara. The opening keynote presentation will be presented by Isabela Monteiro from Avery Dennison. Monteiro will present information on global trends in the label and package printing industry. The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion on attracting skilled labor and retaining key employees. The panelists include top Mexican label converters and industry educators who will provide insight into the Mexican labor market. In the afternoon sessions on the opening day, Juan Sebastián Estrada will discuss Ideeo 4.0, and how his business is moving from commercial printing to fold- ing cartons and eventually labels. A CEO converter panel discussion will close the opening day’s sessions. As Latin America’s largest re- gion for labels and packaging, panelists will discuss trade with Mexico and overcoming national and inter- national competition. Panelists Fernando Gómez, Pack- aging Director, Grupo Ercus; Ricardo Stone, Director, Etiquetas e Impresiones de Mexico; Ángel Calderón, President, Impredimex; Gerardo Gonzalez, Commercial Director, Etiprint and Jorge Martínez, President, Grupo Etimex are set to take the stage the first day. The second day’s conference begins with sessions on label decoration. First, Jos Kabouw from Grafisk Maskinfabrik and Joaquim Correia from Arconvert will present case studies of labels produced in Latin America. In-mold label decoration, a rapidly growing market in Latin America, will continue the day’s discussions.Alex Cruz from Yupo and his customer Cristian Reyes from MayaPack will discuss the benefits of in-mold label pro- duction, including product safety and theft prevention. Julie Rodgers from Avery Dennison will present on technology, trends and the future of intelligent labels, while Iban Cid of Germark will examine how label suppliers can encourage consumer interaction through ‘smart’ products. The day will continue with Hernán Braberman of Tridimage, a 3D branding, graphic design and struc- tural packaging agency in Latin America. Braberman’s work as a designer takes him around the world to share his experience and knowledge with those who recognize the limitless power of design. Capping the second day of the Label Summit will be a brand owner session, featuring international and re- gional brands. Panelists include: Mónica Medina from Nestlé; Sergio Bojalil fromThe Hershey Company; and Humberto Ojeda, fromTequila Casa San Matías.

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Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies is the Anilox Roll Cleaning Ex- pert! We are the creators of Laserlox™ Systems, Sanilox™ Systems 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.

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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DuPont Cyrel EASY Plates Approved For Bellissima Use DuPont Cyrel EASY Plates have been approved for use with Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS), according to UK-based prepress company Hamillroad Software. Bellissima DMS is distributed by Apex International, a global anilox and metering solu- tions provider. Hamillroad Software and Apex Interna- tional formed Aniken Graphics International LLP, a joint venture created to bring Bellissima Digitally Mod- ulated Screening into the flexographic mainstream. The Flexographic Technical Association’s Forum & INFOFLEX 2018, taking place May 6-9 at the Indi- anapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, Indiana, will feature a corrugated printing segment, titled Ad- vanced Corrugated Technologies: A Business Case . The two-hour session will take place from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8. Co-chairs Jack Fulton, Printron, and Geoff Roznak, Great Northern Corp., will be focusing this session on how printers can apply the most up-to-date direct Forum 2018 To Cover Corrugated Printing

print innovations to meet their own needs. Addition- ally, attendees will be hearing directly from OEM press companies as they identify the latest technolo- gies in the market. Session speakers and presentations include: Martin Corall, KBA-Flexotecnica, CorruCut RDB and Corru- Flex Printer ; Andre Goepfert, Goepfert Maschinen GmbH, Flexo Postprint Meets Litho Print ; and Tom Philips, Bobst NorthAmerica, Press Technology Update . As of April 1, 2018, Gallus has been fully integrated with the Heidelberg USA team in order to increase market coverage and efficiency in sales and service. With this transition, Gallus customers will have access to the entire product and service portfolios of both companies from a single source. Customers will be able to retain their existing sales and service contacts with Gallus but they will also have access to the resources of Heidelberg. Since the Gallus Group was integrated into Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in 2014, joint techni- cal developments have already taken place, such as the Gallus Labelfire digital label printing machine. Gallus Fully Integrated With Heidelberg USA

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Sonoco has announced the start of Robert Tiede’s tenure as the new President and CEO of Sonoco.

Tiede replaces the retir ing Jack Sanders, who served as president and CEO since 2013. Tiede will be the ninth CEO of the 119-year-old company.

Prior to being named CEO, Tiede served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sono- co, with global leadership, sales and operating responsibility for all of the company’s diversified consumer, in- dustrial and protective packaging businesses. Since joining Sonoco in 2004, Tiede has led all of Sonoco’s global consumer-related businesses, includ- ing Rigid Paper Containers, Flexible Packaging, Plas- tics and Display and Packaging. UPM Raflatac Diddier Solano has been appointed as area sales di- rector for Mexico and Central America for UPM Raflatac. Solano will be based at the company’s sales office at its slitting and distribution terminal in Mexico City, Mexico. UPM Raflatac also operates a terminal in Guadalajara, Mexico. MPS MPS has made three key appointments to its global sales team. Joining MPS in the role of Area Sales Man- ager are Niels van Groenendaal, Suwannee Tantisrisuk and Sebastiaan Rakhorst. Niels van Groenendaal has been named Area Sales Manager for Spain and Latin America. Suwannee Tantisrisuk has been appointed Area Sales Manager. Suwannee is based in Bangkok, Thai- land and is responsible for South-East Asia with a focus on Thailand and surrounding countries. Sebastiaan Rakhorst has been appointed as Junior Area Sales Manager. AWT Labels & Packaging Tom Nelson has been named Executive Vice Presi- dent - Flexible Packaging for AWT Labels & Packaging focusing on its flexible packaging facility based in South Elgin, Illinois. Nelson previously served as General Manager of Amcor’s Mundelein, Illinois, and Madison,Wisconsin, facilities. Robert Tiede

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