FMN | May 11th, 2020

FTA Announces Virtual Innovation Central

Flexo Market News

FTA has announcedVirtual Innovation Central, an on- line theater for package printers and converters to dis- cover the latest industry technologies and solutions.A transformation of the INFOFLEX show floor staple,Vir- tual Innovation Central will enable printers and con- verters to connect with solutions providers directly from their offices.The May 28 event is complimentary to all members of the flexographic industry. Virtual Innovation Central will feature six presenta- tions, which will include:: 10:00-10:30 a.m.: Optimizing Ink Usage Through Anilox and Doctor Blade Selection , presented by Ron King and Marty Cansler of Daetwyler. 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Transform Your Business with Digital Printing Innovations , presented by Jeff Skol- nik of Anderson & Vreeland and Kent Wolford of Xe- ikon Digital Solutions. 11:00-11:30 a.m.: tesa Twinlock: The Sustainable and Reusable Plate Mounting Solution , presented by Steve Molinets of tesa tape Inc. 1:30-2:00 p.m.: DuPont Cyrel FAST: More Than 20 Years of Sustainability , presented by Shyamal Desai of DuPont Advanced Printing. 2:00-2:30 p.m.: Sustainable Options for Inks and Coatings for Packaging , presented by Jim Felsburg of Sun Chemical Corp 2:30-3:00 p.m.: Productivity Without Compromise: Plate Making That’s Fast, Clean and Green ,”present- ed by Catherine Green of Miraclon Corp. Steinhauser Invests In Flexo Wash Plate Washer Steinhauser, Cincinnati,Ohio, installed a PlateWasher from FlexoWash and within eight months had report- edly completed the return on their investment. Steinhauser has two NarrowWeb Flexo Presses.The company was already a Flexo Wash customer with a Flexo Wash Anilox Cleaner, but their cleaning needs were not all completely solved. They were manually washing their flexo plates. Since installing the PlateWasher,the company cleans 40 to 50 plates a day,depending on the workload.Steinhaus- er does NOT have a dedicated person for this job; they use a Press Helper from each press to clean the plates. The people who previously did the manual cleaning were the Pressman and the Helper.Now the Helpers run them through the PlateWasher at their convenience. Steinhauser reports that it “easily” saves four to five man-hours a day, and the company has basically elimi- nated all washing-related plate damage.

Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current technology flexo mounting tapes and backing sys- tems for corrugated 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 thick- ness range requirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving ser- vices for unique customers & applications. A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distribu- tor of flexographic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imaging systems and software specifical- ly designed for flexography. ARC International Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. ARC International is a world leader in the manufac- turing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnology laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manufacturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers. DuPont Packaging Graphics DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and fin- ishing products. For more than 35 years, beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate, through to to- day’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 performance, and environmental benefits.

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