FMN | October 17th, 2016

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October 17, 2016

Vol. 18 No. 21

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FTA Conference Tackles Industry Issues by Greg Kishbaugh L ast week, the Flexographic Technical Association held its annual Fall Conference, hosting roughly 350 attendees. This year the association held the meeting at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was chaired by Eric Frank, Senior VP Marketing and Product Management, KBA-Flexotecnica, and Sean Teufler,

Flint Group Acquires Printec Industries Flint Group has acquired Printec In- dustries, Inc. located in Marietta, Geor- gia. Printec manufactures and sells water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications to a group of key printers in the NorthAmerican region. High-End Supplier Printec, which was founded in 1991, supplies inks for high-end paper cups, plates, folding cartons, and other specialty applications. Flint Group’s Packaging & Narrow Web division manufactures and sup- plies inks and coatings to the Paper & Board, Flexible Packaging, Narrow Web and Sheetfed segments around the world. Expanding Reach With the intent of expanding its packaging businesses in the North American region, the company re- cently acquired Advanced Color Sys- tems, Inc. (ACS) and American Inks and Coatings (AIC). The addition of Printec is another step in this strate- gic journey to support customers in this region. For exclusive content and breaking news please visit www.flexomarketnews.com

Regional Onsite Consulting Project Manager, Siegwerk USA. The theme for this year’s event, Improving Today ... Envision- ing Tomorrow , played out over three days of presentations. After welcoming remarks from co-chairs Frank and Teufler, the FTA’s Mark Cisternino, President, and Joe Tuccitto, Educa- tion Director, provided on overview of their trip to this year’s drupa show in Dusseldorf, Germany, focusing on technologies that will affect the flexo industry. The duo reported on new press technologies on display at (Cont’d on Page 4) The Great Anilox Roll Debate featured presentations from Shane Weber ( center, standing ), and ( third from left ) Bill Poulson, David Skellie, Bill Bessett and Nick Harvey. Co-Chairs ( far left ) Eric Frank and Sean Teufler moderated the debate.

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