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February 18, 2019

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GAP Grows With K&B-Flexotecnica Press II n today’s flexible packaging market, there are two main dri- vers influencing brands and their customers: a demand for both sustainability and more sophisticated colorful branding. Sustainability is a key trend especially for manufacturers of food and retail products. New mandates from government and major retailers are driving the demand for eco-friendly alterna- tives to non-recyclable multilayer stand-up pouches and films.

ICE USA Unveils Conference Program ICE USA, the International Con- verting Exhibition, taking place April 9-11 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in down- town Louisville, Kentucky, has an- nounced its conference program. More than 50 training, technical and process sessions will take place dur- ing the three-day event. A Full Program The full program includes three components: AIMCAL Fundamen- tals, the ICE USA Technical Confer- ence and the Future of Converting Theater. AIMCAL Fundamentals take place on Tuesday before the show floor opens and are all-day training sessions targeted to newcomers to the converting industry. Attendees can choose between two sessions — Coating & Drying and Slitting & Rewinding. The ICE USA Technical Conference sessions are held all three days of the show from 8am-10am before the show floor opens. These 30-minute sessions are led by industry experts

Manufacturers are also being asked to produce recyclable multi-layer pouches and films with sophisticated colorful art- work in a cost-effective manner. It is in this environment that Great American Packaging (GAP), Los Angeles, California, a vertically-integrated manufac- turer of custom printed f lexible packaging, is being asked The Great American Packaging team — Marlene Gurewitz, Execu- tive; Greg Gurewitz, CEO; Bruce Carter, President; and Beth Smith, Marketing and Project Manager — chose the new Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica EVO-XD press for the new capabilities and increase in productivity it brings to GAP’s production environment.

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Bobst To Host Label, Packaging Open House

Bobst with its REVO Partners and Mouvent will host an open house event in Florence, Italy during the first week of April. During the open house, Bobst will unveil two “world premiere” end-to-end solu- tions and what it is calling three “world premiere” breakthroughs. Label Innovations Monday, April 1, is dedicated to brand owners and on April 2-4, the event is open to printers and con- verters. Visitors will discover innovations in labels and packaging production using digitalization, ac- cording to the company. “Brands need to adapt to the changes of a new business reality,” the company said in a statement. “Market granularity, clear brand identities and holis- tic sustainability are the new challenges for the fu- ture of the packaging industry. Bobst with its REVO Partners and Mouvent will showcase how to manage jobs from one single label to one million labels, from print to reprint, from production in one country to many countries, always with the best color consis- tency of any Pantone at the lowest possible costs.”


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TLMI Welcomes Record Attendance At Summit

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TLMI welcomed record attendance at the associa- tion’s Committee Summit that took place in Orlando, Florida, on February 4-5. More than 130 registered at- tendees representing five TLMI committees came to- gether for the event, where delegates mapped out each committee’s respective agenda for the coming year. The TLMI committees represented were Techni- cal, Government & Regulations, Marketing, Environ- mental andWorkforce Development. Among the Summit’s 135 delegates were 10 new as- sociation member companies in addition to 42 first- time attendees. Nearly 100 companies were represented by the overall attending group. A synopsis of each committee’s activities during their time spent together in Orlando included: • TLMI printTHINK : All committees evaluated po- tential topics, resulting in what will be the most dy- namic content TLMI has ever presented at the event. • Government & Regulations Committee : Re- viewed current industry issues, created a process to develop TLMI position statements, reviewed policy backgrounds and drafted four position statements for consideration. Discussed all TLMI’s packaging partnerships and DC-based trade association en- gagement. • Workforce Development Committee : Reviewed “Do it yourself recruiting kits” to be implemented l ater in the f i r s t quar ter. Di scussed middl e school/high school outreach, including a pilot pro- gram at a Chicago high school career day. Dis- cussed and f ine - tuned cur rent ly in-process workforce video. • Marketing Committee : Thorough discussion around TLMI brand initiative and the overhaul of TLMI’s Product and Services Guide. Developed framework to assist TLMI member companies in cre- ating omni-channel marketing strategies. • Technical Committee : Largest committee spent the entire two days successfully creating the blue- print for TLMI’s signature printTHINK Summit. Con- tent will fall into eight separate areas of concentration. For the first time ever the committee developed more content than they have the ability to share given the time limitations of the event. • Environmental Committee : Created a new sus- tainability goal and objectives that focus on holistic sustainability vs. landfill avoidance to be reviewed and approved by the TLMI Board in March. Broke into task forces centered on matrix and liner recy- cling: reviewed collective data, developed solution partners and identified beta test sites.






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New GAP Press ( Cont’d from Page 1)

to extrude, print, and convert top notch branded products for businesses in a wide range of styles and sizes. Founded more than 50 years ago, the firm has placed a premium on expanding its deep ties with its existing customers as well as focusing on new cus- tomer growth. “We have grown and evolved exponentially in re- cent years,” said Greg Gurewitz, GAP’s CEO.“Our firm has added technologically advanced equipment, steadily enhanced our workforce, and set our sights on new and exciting products. It is this evolution that has allowed us to a serve a larger, more complex customer base, while still caring for the loyal and dedicated customers who got us here. In the last eight years, we have grown ... 75 percent.” Demanding Consumers To meet its ever-evolving consumer demand, Great American Packaging decided to purchase a new Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica EVO-XD eight-color press. Bruce Carter, GAP’s President, explained that the decision grew from the firm’s need for extra ca- pacity due to its high growth, an ability to process print, to improve quality in terms of better control and error detection, and to become more cost com- petitive. “We are excited about the opportunities the new Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica EVO-XD press will bring to Great American Packaging,” said Carter.“The new capabilities and increase in productivity it brings will be key in delivering success in our pro- duction environment.The new press will give us the tools and resources to grow into new markets we have not yet been able to penetrate. The EVO-XD will bring us greater efficiency and productivity through increased printing widths, faster printing speeds, quicker changeovers, better quality control and process print capabilities. This competitive ad- vantage will allow us to produce recyclable multi- layer pouches and films with sophisticated artwork in a cost-effective way.” The Flexotecnica EVO-XD eight-color press will be the main workhorse press for Great American Pack- aging. It will increase the six-color custom printed products currently being produced to eight colors as well as allow the firm to create multi-color images in both process and spot color to meet the demands of all of its customers and the ever-increasing demand for sophisticated images and branding. Art and deco- ration on flexible packaging is one of the key differ- entiators in the market place today.The management


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2019 Best Workplace Award Winners Announced Printing Industries of America has announced the winners of the 2019 Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) award and the Safety Shield designation. The Best Workplace in the Americas award winners were evaluated on human resources benchmarking cate- gories that recognize companies that embrace the most sought-after qualities for today’s work environ- ment: Communication & Culture, Employee Re- sources & Benefits, and Safety & Work Environment. The Safety Shield designation winners were evaluated on the importance of focusing on safety practices in the workplace. For nearly two decades, the Best Workplace in the Americas award has been an acknowledgement of printing industry excellence in human resources practices.This year’s honorees will be celebrated at a luncheon awards presentation at the 2019 Presi- dent’s Conference March 3-5 in Phoenix,Arizona. Winners of the Best of the Best designation include: American Packaging Corporation; Communicorp, Inc.; Hopkins Printing; Midland Information Re- sources; MOSAIC; SeaChange Print Innovations; Sut- tle-Straus; and VistaPrint.

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and equipment engineers and focus on new advances in technology and processes. Sessions include topics like Data Analytics for Roll-to-Roll Processes ; Web Tensions Control Fundamentals ; and Static Electrici- ty: Causes and Cures in Converting . On the show floor, the Future of Converting Theater will offer topics on the disruptive innovations affect- ing the converting industry. Kicking off each day is a keynote presentation given by industry leaders: • Gary Robinson, Principal Consultant, Synaptic Packaging Disruptive Innovations Advancing Sus- tainability in Packaging on Tuesday,April 9. • Dean Schneider, P.E. Clean Energy Smart Manufac- turing Innovation Institute “ Smart Manufacturing: Lighting the Path to the Value of your Data ” on Wednesday,April 10. • Jim Chrzan, VP Content & Brand Strategy, PMMI Cannabis Packaging: Risks and Opportunities on Thursday,April 11 Other Future of Converting sessions include topics like “ Surviving the Patent Process ; 5 Best Practices for Building a High-Performance Workforce ; and The Ba- sics of GMPs for Converters .The full agenda with speak- er detail can be found at .

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MacDermid Sponsors Clemson Scholarships


MacDermid Graphics Solutions has launched the MacDermid Graphics Solutions Scholarship in Graph- ic Communications (GC) at Clemson University. This scholarship will help attract and retain exceptional student talent in GC for Clemson and the graphics arts industry. Clemson’s GC program is top-ranked in the United States and has a global reputation for its outstanding faculty, students, and industry support. “MacDermid has been a long-standing partner with Clemson, and we are proud to be a sponsor of their GC Scholars Program,” said Melanie Galloway, Senior Vice President of MacDermid Graphics Solutions. “Our sponsorship honors our commitment to the next generation of GC talent.“ Scholarships will be awarded to deserving students based on a combination of academic accomplish- ments and financial need. “As a 1986 graduate of Clemson University’s Graph- ic Communications program and the proud father of a daughter who’s also a Clemson GC graduate (2014),” said Trey Beckman, Director, Global Business Development at MacDermid Graphics Solutions,“I’m proud to be a part of a company that recognizes the value of Clemson’s GC students.The next generation of Clemson GC grads are already having a positive impact in the printing industry, and it is my hope other industry partners will seek to participate in this scholarship opportunity at Clemson.” Label Summit Latin America Returns To Colombia Medellín, Colombia, will host this year’s Label Sum- mit Latin America for the first time since 2014. To be held at Plaza Mayor Medellín Convention and Exhibition Center and taking place from May 14-15, the Label Summit Latin America is aimed at senior de- cision makers working within the label and package printing sector. The two-day conference aims to equip delegates with in-depth label and package printing industry knowledge, as well as strategic insights into how they can help move the industry forward in the re- gion.With this in mind, the conference program has been designed with a very strong business and strate- gy theme throughout, featuring a diverse range of topics affecting the industry. The key focus for day one of the Summit is legisla- tion and trends in Colombia, as well as the wider re- gion, and design and branding. Day two will focus on business markets and new opportunities.

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.

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 broad- ly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print perfor- mance, and environmental benefits. DuPont Packaging Graphics

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ICG Members Report Strong Growth

Texas. Sonderen Packaging, Spokane,Washington, will soon take delivery of a new eCon sheeter. Dee Packaging is currently implementing Carton- ERP as its enterprise resource planning system. Dia- mond Packaging, Rochester, New York; Accord Carton, Alsip, Illinois: Royal Paper Box, Montebello, California; and Curtis Packaging also made notable IT investments in recent months, ranging from cloud backup and security platforms to next-generation production scheduling technologies. ICG members collectively represent over 1,400 years of packaging history. This year is a big one for anniversaries, as Dee Packaging turns 100; Accurate Box, 75; Colbert Packaging, 60; and 3C Packaging, Clayton, North Carolina, 40. APR Partners With SPL Consulting All Printing Resources, Glendale Heights, Illinois, has formed a strategic partnership with SPL Consult- ing, LLC, a Wisconsin-based firm specializing in strate- gic planning, lean implementation and leadership development services. SPL Founder and CEO, Brian Van de Water, has spent the last three decades in the printing and packaging industries.

The Independent Carton Group (ICG) has reported that, despite continued consolidation in the folding carton industry, business growth among its member- ship remains strong. ICG members maintain their com- petitive edge with continued infrastructure and equipment investments. Curtis Packaging, Sandy Hook, Connecticut; Wausau Container, Wausau, Wisconsin; and Accurate Box, Paterson, New Jersey, have new Koenig & Bauer Rapida presses. Accurate Box also in- stalled robotic systems in its finishing department. All Packaging, Aurora, Colorado, added 30,000 square feet to its Salt Lake City facility, filling it with new employees and equipment, including a sheeter, die cutter and multiple folder-gluers. In the Midwest, all three Colbert Packaging, Lake Forest, Illinois, facili- ties are running new equipment, including a second Brausse die cutter, two Zünd cutting systems, a Signa- ture folder-gluer and a Vijuk insert folder. Other equipment investments among ICG members include a litho-laminator at El Paso Paper Box, El Paso, Texas; a Bobst die cutter at Dee Packaging, Chester, Pennsylvania; a windowing machine at Vista Color, Miami, Florida; and the addition of flexo print stations to the sheeter at Frankston Packaging, Frankston,

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AICC Offers Fundamental Training


AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is once again offering its Corrugated Packaging Funda- mentals Seminar, June 19-20, at Pacific Southwest Con- tainer, LLC, in Modesto, California. The seminar gives attendees the opportunity to understand everything corrugated, from raw material choices to end use. Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals combines hands-on activities with classroom learning. Seminar topics include: • Containerboard Substrates &Applications • Manufacturing Variations • Sustainability • Package Design • Prepress • Printing & Converting Instructors Dan Malenke, President, PKGPRO, LLC, and Ralph Young,AICC Corrugated Technical Advisor, bring nearly 50 years of experience to the lectern and hands-on activities offered during the course. More Corrugated The AICC will also be offering its Corrugated Pack- aging Fundamentals,April 30-May 1, at President Con- tainer in Middletown, NewYork. This seminar is a comprehensive, interactive explo- ration of corrugated packaging technologies. It cov- er s ever ything from raw mater ial choices to packaging design, printing, converting, sustainability, and end use. Attendees will analyze various packag- ing solutions, examine the performance attributes of containerboard and corrugated board including ap- pearance, printability, and runability. Sales Strategies Additionally, the AICC, will bring its seminar, “Sales Strategies for Today’s Market, to Los Angeles, Califor- nia, February 20-21.This seminar, created specifically for the packaging industry, addresses the challenges in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. This seminar will help grow sales by coaching at- tendees on: identifying prospects that fit; securing the first appointment; developing strategies to max- imizing their time; and overcoming the idea of commoditization. Hands-on activities include: • Container Board Production • Manufacturing Effects • Corrugated Products • Characteristic Test Comparisons • Printing Comparisons • Die Cutting and Scoring

Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

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 Flexographic Products develops, manu- facturers and markets an extensive portfolio of print- ing consumables, including: nyloflex ® photopolymer printing plates and processing equipment, and day- Corr ® die-cutting blankets and anvil covers. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and sup- port, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and con- tinuous innovation to customers around the world. 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 quality of your graphics. Flint Group Harper Corporation of America

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KBA-Flexotecnica – Get the Edge

Flexotecnica’s patented Safe Sleeve Change ® sys- tem and Speedy Clean ® auto washup system are de- signed to give converters a competitive edge through Flexotecnica’s commitment to research and development. Sales, service and support for Flex- otecnica presses is provided by KBA North America, Inc. in Dallas, Texas with U.S. resident technicians, an extensive spare parts inventory and an experi- enced, dedicated service staff.

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Koenig & Bauer, FTA To Host Curing Seminar

der with inks that cure instantly; • Expanding substrate offerings to include plastics and other materials that don’t absorb inks; • How to achieve quality, safety-conscious print re- sults with heat-sensitive substrates; • Why and how UV-LED lamps last significantly longer (10x) than traditional UV lamps, saving time and money (LED-UV modules can provide 30,000+ hours of curing, when operated at the proper power capacity); • How to eliminate heat, ozone and mercury from the pressroom, making the process safer and improv- ing overall environmental impact; • How UV-LED curing eliminates the release of VOCs because UV inks are free of solvents and avoids the environmental issues caused by them; • How to bypass the energy costs and heat-related hazards of heatset drying; • Which value-added coatings can be used efficient- ly and effectively; and • High-end printing effects, like drip-off (aka “strike through”) and how they can be achieved, and discus- sion of further developments in this arena that are broadening creative applications and what is possi- ble with printing.

Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica and the Flexographic Technical Association will hold a half-day seminar on the benefits and challenges of implementing e-beam curing or UV-LED into the flexo printing process.The “We Have the Cure” training conference will take place at Koenig & Bauer's facility and technology center in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The event is open to all industry printer/converters looking to optimize their process. Challenges Ahead Attendees will hear from experts on the benefits and challenges of electron beam curing and UV-LED relating to the press, inks and plates. Guests will also hear from a brand owner on how trends in packag- ing impact the need for newer curing technologies. In addition, a round table discussion will bring it all together and feature two guests: a narrow web print- er and flexible packaging printer that are both cur- rently running e-beam and UV-LED. Topics covered over course of the seminar will include: • How to remove the need for drying time or pow-

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Industry Events

Luxepack February 27-28, 2019 Barker Hanger Santa Monica, CA

printTHINK Summit Sept. 11-13, 2019 Hyatt Regency O’Hare Rosemont, IL

Packaging Innovations February 28-March 1, 2019

Graph Expo 19 Sept. 22-25, 2019 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL

NEC Birmingham Birmingham, UK

TLMI Converter Meeting March 10-13, 2019 Omni Grove Park Inn Asheville, NC

Labelexpo Europe Sept. 24-27, 2019 Brussels Expo Brussels, Belgium Print19 Oct. 3-5, 2019 McCormick Place Chicago, IL

American Packaging Summit April 15-17, 2019 Westin LombardYorktown Center Chicago, IL FTA Forum May 5-8, 2019 Hilton New Orleans Riverside New Orleans, LA

TLMI Annual Meeting October 27-30, 2019 Omni LaCosta Resort & Spa Carlsbad, CA

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Omet Open House Inaugurates Demo Center More than 250 label industry professionals took part in the “Omet Hybrid Experience,” an open house event dedicated to the opportunities provided by hy- brid printing technology in the label industry. Held on January 24-25 at the new Omet Drome, the event offered technical presentations, live demos and visits to the Omet production sites. Highlighting the event were live demonstrations of the hybrid Omet XJet powered by Durst, which dis- played the machine’s performance in terms of tech- nology, f lexibility, productivity and infinite customization possibilities. Another featured demo was of the Omet iFlex, presented with hybrid curing configuration: UV and LED printing simultaneously. Technical presentations were dedicated to the fu- ture of label printing. Paolo Grasso, Omet’s Head of Sales - Labels Business Unit, spoke about the advan- tages of digital + flexo hybrid printing technology proposed by Omet in collaboration with Durst, and those offered by flexo with UV-LED printing shown on iFlex. FTA’s Fall Conference 2019 Headed To Charlotte FTA is taking its annual Fall Conference, themed “Time Is Money,” to Charlotte, North Carolina. The event will take place Oct. 28-30 in the heart of down- town at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel. Keith Nagle of Phoseon Technology will be chairing the event. Session topics will be centered around the journey of a flexographically printed piece, from be- ginning to end. A separate tabletop exhibit showcas- ing 65+ companies will be open intermittently between sessions as well as in the evenings through- out the duration of the conference, bringing technol- ogy solutions from the sessions to real-time fruition. “This year,” Nagle said, “we will systematically re- view and follow the steps of optimization and fin- gerprint to show their importance in improving your process, quality, throughput and most impor- tant bottom line.This project-based conference will take you through the journey from proper compo- nent selection to final print with technical industry suppliers.” Fall Conference 2019 will span the gamut of indus- try attendees, from CEOs to managers to operators. Close proximity to Clemson University and Central Piedmont Community College will open up opportu- nities for networking with the next generation to en- list up-and-coming flexographic professionals.

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