FMN | February 18th, 2019

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February 18, 2019

Vol. 21 No. 4

Market News


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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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