FMN | November 9th, 2020

Vol. 22 No. 23 An N.V. Publication Market News FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry For More Than Two Decades ®

November 9, 2020

Hub Labels Invests In DuPont Technology

FINAT Launches Recycling Initiative FINAT, the European self-adhesive labelling industry association, has launched ‘CELAB-Europe’, a new ini- tiative designed to create a circular economy for self-adhesive label mate- rials in Europe. By establishing a rep- resentative value-chain organization, CELAB-Europe will work to identify and collectively scale recycling and re-use solutions for the self-adhesive label liner and matrix materials. The initiative aims to develop a sustainable and circular business model for more than 75 percent of the used liner and matrix materials in Europe by 2025. Circular Economy The CELAB-Europe consortium is part of CELAB, a wider global self-ad- hesive industry initiative to create a sustainable self-adhesive labeling industry by offering solutions and providing education to enable matrix and liner recycling. CELAB-Europe was created earlier this year by four labelstock suppliers (Arconvert-Ritrama,Avery Dennison, Herma, UPM Raflatac) and FINAT.

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H ub Labels continues to invest in the latest technology to de- liver high quality, custom labels.Thomas Dahbura, the Presi- dent of Hub Labels, believes continued investment is necessary

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to continue to be competitive in today’s marketspace.“We are a 2nd generation, family run business with a lot of passion and de- termination to produce high quality, custom labels. It is vital that we Plate Maker, Kirk Eiklerberger, places a recently made plate on the DuPont Cyrel® Dryer.

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Global Sleeve Labels Market To Reach $18.6 Billion The global sleeve labels market is estimated to value more than $18.6 billion in terms of value by the end of 2027 and it predicted to grow at a Compound An- nual Growth Rate of 5.4 percent during the forecast period of 2019 to 2027, according to Coherent Market Insights market study. Expanding personal care and cosmetic industry is projected to show lucrative growth opportunity to the market of sleeve labels. According to the LoudCloud-, the cosmetic industry is growing faster today than ever before with an estimated market value of almost $805 billion by 2023. It is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.14 percent from 2018 to 2023. Therefore, the growing personal care industry will favor market growth over the fore- cast period. Growing competition from China-based sleeve la- bels manufacturers as sleeve label manufacturers presence is increasing China due to which interna- tional players are experiencing stiff competition from these players.This factor is expected to restrict the market growth. According to the Coherent Mar- ket Insights, China-based sleeve label manufacturers quote 15 percent to 20 percent lower prices than

those quoted by established players in the market. This factor is negatively affecting the market growth of the sleeve label. On the basis of End-use, the food & beverages domi- nated the global Sleeve labels market in 2018 with a 65 percent of market share in terms of value, followed by health care and personal Care, respectively. Paper-Based Packaging Promotion Program Renewed The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has pub- lished the results of the continuance referendum vote for the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB). In the referendum, 64 percent of manufacturers and importers voting, who represented 76 percent of the volume of paper and paper-based packaging voting in the referendum, were in favor of continuing the program. “In its first six years the program established a united brand presence for the paper and packaging industry, drove engagement with our industry’s products, and even launched our lovable character ambassadors,” stated MaryAnne Hansan, President of P+PB.“In the fu- ture, the campaign will help educate consumers about the industry’s strong story of sustainable practices.”

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Nearly 20 players from across the label value chain in Europe have since committed to support the initia- tive, including raw materials producers (papers, films, silicones, adhesives), labelstock producers, and label companies. FINAT will host the project, with manage- ment undertaken by SLOOP Consulting of The Neth- erlands (who were also involved in the foundation and management of the flexible packaging consor- tium CEFLEX). CELAB-Europe welcomes all partners from across the broad recycling and logistics industry value chain, as well as brand owners and retailers. CELAB-Europe has created a set of deliverables to be completed by 2025 which have been assigned to four interconnected ‘workstreams’: Data mining : Geographical ‘heat mapping’ of mate- rial usage to identify where materials become waste, and in what quantities. Recycling solutions : Identifying, proving, and sup- porting the development of sustainable end markets for repurposed/recycled liner and matrix materials. Logistics : Connecting with the European transporta- tion and recycling sector to develop and optimise col- lection systems for liner and matrix. Legal framework :To monitor and advocate the de- velopment of regulations and guidelines that support the development of a sustainable business model for recycling in Europe.

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SGP Partnership Slates Virtual Community Day

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) announced that the virtual 2020 SGP Community Day will take place on November 17. The communi- ty event provides insight into sustainability and shares best practices of SGP Certified Facilities,Patrons,Brand Leaders and Resource Partners who support the sus- tainable print supply chain. Community Day is the Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership’s premiere conference for thought leaders in the sustainable printing industry.The event brings together printers, suppliers and Fortune 500 brands to advance the industry’s sustainability perfor- mance. Through focused presentations and network- ing opportunities, the event creates a community of practice that allows participants to connect, learn and build a new future together. The theme throughout SGP Community Day aligns with the community mis- sion: Leading Sustainability for the Printing Industry. SGP Community Day 2020 is only open to SGP com- munity members.

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Hub Labels, DuPont (Cont’d from Page 1) pay attention to every detail of our process so we can quickly identify areas that need our attention and get those issues resolved fast.” This attention to detail led the Hub Labels operations team to spend the better part of a year focused on op-


timizing their platemaking process to elevate quality, while also ensuring the process was more stable and predictable. Jesse Hood, Quality and Continuous Im- provement Director explains,“We had a lot of variables that were causing our plates to have inconsistencies which effected people downstream and their output. The DuPont Cyrel® Dryer is used to complete the plate making process.

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Our goal was to eliminate those variables. We have a fantastic relationship with Cheryl Cole from Mark Andy. Cheryl has an incredible wealth of knowledge and made the recommendation to invest in the DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST 2000TD processor and the Cyrel® EFX plate material. Hub also used the opportunity to invest in additional plate equipment including the Esko Crys- tal CDI,Crystal XPS Exposure, Print ControlWizard and Crystal Screening.With the upgrade in July 2020, Hub Labels has been able to achieve print quality that rivals offset and digital print quality. The DuPont Cyrel® FAST 2000 TD uses dry, thermal technology to process high-quality Cyrel® photo- polymer plates, eliminating the need for solvent.

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Golden West Acquires Berry Pack, Progressive Packaging Golden West Packaging Group, a West Coast special- ty packaging business, has acquired Berry Pack and Progressive Packaging Group, two independent, Cali- fornia-based fresh produce packaging and distribution providers with operations in California, Arizona and northern Mexico. Berry Pack, based in Salinas, CA, provides branded, hand-fold, custom-design, field-ready packaging sys- tems including primary, secondary, and tertiary pack- aging. The business converts 350 million square feet of corrugated sheets annually through WestCorr, its facility in Oxnard, California. In addition, Berry Pack operates four assembly and distribution operations, with two located in Oxnard and one each in Santa Ma- ria, California, and Watsonville, California. Distribution operations include planning, warehousing, inventory management, logistics and execution. Progressive Packaging Group , also based in Salinas, California provides corrugated packaging,flexible pack- aging, ties and bands. In addition, the business operates four assembly and distribution operations located in Sa- linas, Oxnard, and Santa Maria, California, andYuma,Ari- zona. Services include item forecast and usage manage- ment, research and development, project management, direct shipment tracking, real-time inventory manage- ment,customized reporting,on-time delivery, short haul deliveries, end-of-season transfers, and storage. This is Golden West’s fourth acquisition, following its February 2017 acquisition of five northern Cali- fornia-based packaging providers (Capital Corrugat- ed, Heritage Solutions, Packaging Innovators, Package One, and Cal Sheets), its February 2018 acquisition of southern California-based Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics, and its March 2019 acquisition of Wash- ington State-based Allpak Container. Golden West was founded in 2017 by Lindsay Gold- berg in partnership with Steven Klinger, Steve Strick- land, and Craig Hunt, The executives are also involved with Goldberg’s in- vestments in Crown Paper Group and specialty papers manufacturer Pixelle Specialty Solutions , and were previously senior executives with Smurfit Stone Con- tainer, Georgia-Pacific, and Unisource. Tarsus Group Confirms New Labelexpo India Show Dates Tarsus Group, organizer of Labelexpo India, has con- firmed that the upcoming edition of the show will now take place from November 16–19, 2021, at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR.

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National Recycling Coalition Awards Green Bay Packaging The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) honored their recycling awards recipients at their Virtual 2020 Annual Members Meeting. The awards were digitally presented to the winners through Zoom. The annual awards program is designed to honor and recognize outstanding individuals, programs, and organizations around the country, both for their achievements, and to serve as a model and a resource for learning for NRC members. Green Bay Packaging was awarded outstanding busi- ness Leadership in the for-profit category. Green Bay Packaging’s containerboard mill in Green Bay is a fully integrated pulp and paper mill that pro- duces linerboard and corrugated medium in the full spectrum of basis weights using 100 percent post-con- sumer recycled fiber. GBP partners with customers to optimize the collection of old corrugated containers (OCC) recovered in their recycling processes, divert- ing 2.25 million cubic yards of solid was away from landfills in 2019. That effort regenerates corrugated shipping containers with fewer resources while re- ducing their carbon footprint. In its efforts to close the loop on OCC and mixed paper, the company promotes sustainability through resource conservation, pollu-

tion prevention, recycling, responsible forestry, energy conservation,waste reduction and a closed loop in the water system. FTA Europe Hopes For Standardized Flexo Press Test FTA Europe is inviting flexo printers to be part of its project on developing a standardized test form that checks the quality of flexo printing presses. “We would like flexo machine operators to com- plete a short survey,” the association said, “that takes no longer than five minutes to complete, answering questions related to their machinery and the checks they currently perform.The results of this survey will help the project team to pin down the most important aspects for a new standardized, European test form.” A standardized test form for printers will help to compare the quality of different presses, evaluating technical features, detecting defects, and verifying out- put quality. “Our team of experts includes all the key machine suppliers in Europe,” said the association, “as well as printers and flexo experts. We need the input from printers across Europe in order to design a test form that best suits their needs.”

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FLAG Holds Virtual Summit

FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC) concluded its inaugural Virtual Summit. More than 250 indepen- dent converter Members and Vendor Partners regis- tered for the networking and educational event. The FLAG Virtual Summit included keynote presen- tations from: Alex Chausovsky, Director, Speaking Ser- vices at ITR Economics; Curt Steinhorst, best-selling author on ways to reduce distractions and improve communications in the workplace; Brian Van deWater, Lean Expert, SPL Consulting, Inc.; and Paul Reilly, Part- ner, New Direction Partners. The summit also included three technical panels that covered ISO, Pre-press and HR challenges during a pandemic.The challenge of building personal relation- ships was accomplished by a series of virtual Round Tables. FLAG also launched a peer group dedicated to discussing the challenges and opportunities of “next generation” leaders. The FLAG Virtual Summit featured a Virtual Trade Show, which will remain open through the remainder of the year. In 2020, ten member companies received Gold Awards for the highest level of purchasing from FLAG Vendor Partners. They are: Apogee Industries, West Chester, Pennsylvania; DISC, Hauppague, New York; Grace Label, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa; Graphics Univer- sal, Inc., Greencastle, Pennsylvania; Integrated Label Corporation, Rockford, Illinois; International Label & Printing Co, Inc., Elk Grove, Illinois; Niagara Label Co. Inc.,Akron, NewYork; STICK2 Labels, Dorval, Quebec; Universal Tag, Inc., Dudley, Massachusetts; and Walco Label, Erie, Pennsylvania. FLAG Vendor Partner of the Year Award : 2020: HYBRID Software Brad Brown Strategic Partner Award : Brian Van deWater, CEO, SPL Consulting, LLC. Lifetime Achievement Award : Don Sinkin, Former CEO, DISC Graphics. Inland’s Sustainable Label Takes Home First Place Win Inland Packaging was recognized for taking home awards among the 200 entries in the 2020 Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards. Sustainability Category: Labels First Place : Premium Waters – Pressure Sensitive + PureWash — Great Value Hydrate Flexible Packaging: Flexography Third Place : Identipak – Flexible Packaging – Uncle Bud’s Collagen Face Mask.

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Hub Labels, DuPont (Cont’d from Page 5)

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The DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST 2000TD processor offers Hub Labels improved plate quality and machine per- formance. The processor supports legacy and all new generation of Cyrel® thermal plates, imaging, prepare and exposure improvements. The material handling and temperature management advances in the Du- Pont™ Cyrel® FAST 2000TD allows for a far superior processed plate.This unit eliminates the need to clean and paint the drum and utilizes an unpolymerized ma- terial migration prevent systems.With remote diagnos- tics and service simplification, Hub Labels is also able to save time and money. It is an extremely clean unit

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with an advanced catalytic oxidizer emission reduction system to ensure emissions fall far below the most strin- gent environmental regulations. “Hub Labels has been a leader in adopting the latest flexographic plate technologies to improve quality to the end brand owner for over 30 years”, commented Dave Debski, DuPont™Cyrel® Market Development Manager. “Over these years, DuPont introduced digital plates, Cyrel® FAST thermal technology, and most re- cently Cyrel EASY flat top dot plates and 2000 TD pro- cessor – for all these leading technologies, Hub Labels was an early adopter.” Chad Aumick, VP of Finance at Hub Labels explains, “The decision to invest in this Dupont and Esko system was a no brainer from a financial standpoint. Our old- er processor required the drum be painted periodically. The new system allowed us to take the drum out of the new processor design and this new technology devel- opment equates to less downtime,less maintenance and higher quality labels.Additionally, the original exposure equipment required frequent bulb changes while the new XPS Crystal unit uses UV LED, which we don’t ex- pect to need changed for 10 years. It was the right move to upgrade to the DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST 2000TD and Working in conjunction with Dupont, Esko and Mark Andy, Hub Labels’ process color QC procedure follows FTA FIRST Guidelines, to rival offset and digi- tal print quality.

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Resource Label Group Acquires McDowell Label

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Resource Label Group, a full-service provider of pres- sure sensitive labels, shrink sleeve and RFID/NFC tech- nology for the packaging industry, has acquired Dallas, Texas-based McDowell Label, enhancing its presence in the Southwest United States. 16th Addition Resource Label is a portfolio company of First Atlan- tic Capital, a New York-based private investment firm, and TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equi- ty investment platform of TPG. McDowell Label rep- resents Resource Label’s 16th addition to a continually growing portfolio of packaging companies and its sec- ond location in Texas. Started in 1981 by Dave and Elaine McDowell, Mc- Dowell Label has secured more than 500 national and international awards for their work in the packaging industry. McDowell Label’s focus will continue to be on creating innovative packaging solutions for top sell- ing consumer brands in premium beverage, cosmetics and personal care, nutraceutical, food, pet care and au- tomotive industries, among others. Paperboard Packaging Alliance Presents Awards The Paperboard Packaging Alliance,Washington, has announced winners of its 2020 Student Design Chal- lenge, a competition designed to foster awareness and appreciation of paperboard packaging with university educators and the next generation of packaging de- sign decision-makers. Educators Toolkit Students were asked to design an innovative pack- aging toolkit for educators to use as part of the Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees (TICCIT) program, which engages third through fifth graders in an envi- ronmental and educational activity, highlighting the re- newability and sustainability of paper and paperboard packaging.The Student Design Challenge is an annual competition for university students in leading packag- ing design programs to show off their talent, design skills and innovative approaches to meet customer needs and marketing scenarios. The following student teams won this year’s chal- lenge: Ryerson University received first place; Roch- ester Institute of Technology received second place; Fashion Institute of Technology received third place; and a second team from the Rochester Institute of Technology received an honorable mention.

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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 today’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing indus- tries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print performance, and environmental benefits.

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by producing the absolute best labels on the market.My team was able to leverage the incredible team at Mark Andy, DuPont and Esko to make sure the new equip- ment was installed right and solved our issues. Innova- tion done right is a marvelous thing.” Author’s note: Janice Baudassi is the Marketing Manager for Hub Labels, Inc. Siegwerk Expands In Turkey Siegwerk has completed an investment project for the reconstruction of its site in Tuzla, Turkey, one of the company’s 16 Centers of Excellence worldwide. In addition to producing solvent-based inks and var- nishes, the site in Tuzla also distributes the company’s Sheetfed and Narrow Web products to customers in Turkey, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia as well as Egypt and serves Siegwerk’s entities in Nigeria and South Africa. The redesign activities at the site in Tuzla reportedly increased the per hour output by 20 percent to a total production capacity of 20,000 tons, and also created 20 additional jobs bringing the total number of em- ployees to 130.

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BestBrightHalfHOUSEtwo.qxp_Layout 1 9/12/18 4:28 PM Page 1 Always Innovating “Innovation and evolution are non-stop processes,” states Dahbura.“New technology implemented poorly can have a detrimental effect not only for customers, but employees as well. It is important that when we invest in new technologies, that we understand the im- pacts across the organization and are actually improv- ing a process, while continuing to push the bar higher we have been impressed with its performance.” When imaging the Cyrel® EFX plate on the Esko Crys- tal CDI, Hub was able to control optimum laser settings, along with the best Cyrstal screen set for the application. Since implementation,Hub Labels has seen vast improve- ments with the plate on press through improved stability, predictability and repeatability that produces an elevat- ed quality that rivals digital and offset by removing the variables of the warming bulbs prior to exposure and the ever aging bulbs with decreasing UVA output. Com- bined with the Esko Crystal XPS exposure unit and the new Cyrel® EFX plate material, Hub achieved the sta- bility they were seeking with the XPS UV LED exposure. The end result –A finished plate with an unsurpassed elevation in quality.

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FPA Launches Emerging Leadership Council

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The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), an advo- cate for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, has formed and launched the Emerging Leadership Council (ELC).The new group is dedicated to estab- lishing a network of future leaders to drive issues and opportunities which will have a long-term im- pact on the advancement of the U.S. flexible pack- aging industry. The ELC’s mission will be accomplished by meeting several strategic goals: • Education, educating youth on the purpose and benefits of flexible packaging; • Recruitment, attracting, and retaining talent within the industry; • Leadership development, first-hand experience driving critical objectives set forth by the FPA; and • Advocacy, collaborative promotion of innovative and sustainable solutions to key external stakeholders. One of the ELC’s first projects was to develop a series of videos that discuss how the industry responded to the COVID-19 pandemic; sustainability in packaging; and the importance of workforce development. The videos are available on the FPA website andYouTube. • Pivoting Our Industry During COVID-19 in Produc- tion and Community • The Sustainabi l ity of Packaging in Today’s Environment • Attracting New Talent into the Flexible Packaging industry andWorkforce Flexible packaging represents more than $33 bil- lion in annual sales in the United States and is the second largest and one of the fastest growing seg- ments of the packaging industry. Flexible packaging is produced from paper, plastic, film, aluminum foil, or any combination of those materials, and includes bags, pouches, labels, liners, wraps, rollstock, and oth- er flexible products. Syntegon, Koehler Form Strategic Alliance Packaging machine manufacturer Syntegon and pa- per manufacturer Koehler have entered into a strate- gic partnership to address the circular economy. The partners have been collaborating since 2018. Technologists and engineers from the Koehler Paper Group meet regularly at Syntegon’s test center for ver- tical packaging technology. The products of the newly founded Koehler Flexible Packaging Paper Division will initially run on pilot ma- chines there.

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Eaglewood Technologies provides the award-winning Sitexco Laser Systems, Sanilox ™ Systems and Sani- Blast ™ Mobile Service. Sitexco Laser Systems are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning and are perfect for packaging and label printers. Sanilox ™ Systems are the global standard of reliable, environmentally safe anilox roll cleaning. Sani-Blast ™ cleaning service has been cleaning rolls for over 20 years and offer several cleaning options to minimize downtime. Flint Group Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, man- ufacturers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: nyloflex ® photopoly- mer 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. Harper Corporation of America We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than any- one in the world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world. Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or corrugated markets, Harper continu- ously strives to bring new flexographic products and services to the printing industry that will improve the

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Industry Events

Idealliance Each year Idealliance recognizes professionals in the graphic communications industry for their innovation and advancement of the industry. The Idealliance Circle Award of Excellence was es- tablished in 2005 to recognize extraordinary contribu- tions by Idealliance Members who have transformed the graphic communications industry. These profes- sionals—from brands and creators, to print service providers, to suppliers and technology partners— have improved the industry through new innovations across the print and packaging supply chain. The Idealliance Board of Directors honored the fol- lowing professionals with the 2020 Circle of Excel- lence Award: • Fred Hsu, Managing Director, The Graphic Com- munications Foundation,Taipei City,Taiwan. Develop- ment of global quantitative evaluation protocols and adoption. • William Li, Color & Content Product Manager, East- man Kodak Co., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Advancement of graphic communications and color standards and best practice • Jason Lisi, Professor, School of Graphic Commu- nications Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Advancement of graphic communica- tions education programs • Mark R. Samworth, Senior Product Specialist – Col- or, Esko USA, Miamisburg, Ohio.Advancement of color management best practices and innovation for indus- try standards.

TLMI Annual Meeting November 11-12, 2021 Virtual TLMI Converter Meeting March 21-23, 2021 Windsor Court Hotel New Orleans, LA

drupa 2021 April 20 – 30, 2021 Dusseldorf, Germany FTA InfoFlex 2021 May 3-4, 2021 Kansas City, MO

Labelexpo Americas June 8-10, 2021 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL SuperCorrExpo 2021 August 8–12, 2021 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL

Labelexpo Europe September 21-24, 2021 Brussels Expo Brussels, Belgium CorrExpo 2021 September 27 - 29, 2021 St. Louis, Missouri

Windmoeller & Hoelscher A management

reshuffle at Wind- möller & Hölscher will see current CEO Jürgen Vutz join the company’s Supervisory Board, with Peter Stein- beck stepping into his role on January 1, 2021. The Management Board will be made

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( L-R ) Martin Schulteis, Dr. Jürgen Vutz, Dr. Falco Paepenmüller, Peter Steinbeck.

TLMI Annual Meeting October 17-19, 2021 Naples Grande Beach Resort Naples, FL

up of Steinbeck, CEO and head of sales & service; Fal- co Paepenmüller,CTO; and Martin Schulteis,CFO. Both Vutz and Steinbeck were appointed to the Manage- ment Board of the family-owned company in 1999.

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Matt Condon has been promoted to Business Development Manager, Corrugated, for Domino. He has been with Domino for more than 10 years, including roles as Project Manager, Product Manager, and most recently OEM Manager. Condon has a 30-year background focusing on electronic and digital printing throughout his career. Prior to Domino, he held po- sitions at Fujifilm Graphic Systems, London Litho, and Scitex America. Dale Rawhoof transitioned to Tech- nical Product Manager, Corrugated. Rawhoof has been with Domino for 31 years, including roles as Electrical Technician, Technical Trainer & Ap- plication Specialist, Project Manager, and most recently Product Manager.

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