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Allison Systems Celebrates 50 Years by Greg Kishbaugh

CCL To Acquire Treofan Americas CCL Industries Inc. has signed a binding agreement to acquire Treofan America Inc. and Trespaphan Mexico Holdings GmbH from their ultimate parent, M&C S.p.A., an Italian public company. The entities to be acquired represent the“Treofan Americas”busi- ness in the United States, Latin Ameri- ca and Canada. M&C S.p.A. would continue to control the equivalent European business through Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG and Treo- fan Italy S.p.A, which form no part of this transaction. Industry Shift Treofan Americas is a producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film-based in Zacapu, Mexi- co, with capacity of 60,000 tons for specialty applications in consumer packaging and label markets. Ap- proximately 65 percent of sales are transacted in the United States from a sales office and distribution center in North Carolina, the remaining bal- ance predominantly in Latin Ameri- ca. In 2017 Treofan Americas sales

A llison Systems, Riverside, New Jersey, is celebrating an im- portant milestone in 2018 — it’s 50th anniversary.The com- pany, started out of founder Tom Allison Sr.’s house in Moorestown, New Jersey, is now a manufacturer of doctor blades and doctor-blade-related equipment for the global marketplace. In the late 1950s Allison began to design and develop con-

The Allison System team is celebrating half a century in business. The company was lead by Tom Allison Jr. ( left ) for many years.

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cepts he felt would help drive improvements to the gravure printing process. In 1963, a patent was issued for a doctor blade edge finishing machine, which was used to develop the company’s standard bevel steel doctor blade.Allison’s son,Tom Allison Jr., who was still in high school at the time, would deliv- er the systems to local customers.After decades of hand finish- ing blades, converters could now use Allison’s machines to produce doctor blades in house.

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were approximately $212 million.The purchase price, net of cash and debt assumed, is approximately $255 million with closing anticipated in the second quarter of 2018 subject to regulatory approvals and customary completion procedures. Treofan Americas will install a 10-meter-wide BOPP extrusion line in late 2018, adding 30,000 tons of capacity requiring a signif- icant facility expansion in Mexico. The total capital expenditure on the project is esti- mated at $65 million with approximately 50 percent cash outlay incurred by the anticipated closing date. Harper Kicks Off 2018 Roadhow Tour In California Harper Corporation of America recently revamped its Harper Roadshow to create the Harper Expo & So- lutions Tour.The first stop of the 2018 tour kicked off in Anaheim, California. The next stop on the Harper Expo & Solutions Tour will be in Rogers, Arkansas on Thursday,April 12, at the Embassy Suites Northwest & Convention Center. Guest speakers at the event will include Alphasonics, MacDermid, ICP Industrial, as well as Harper.To register, visit http://www.harper- .


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FINAT To Tackle Industry Trends

Brexit, diversification and intelligent labeling are some of the key industry challenges to be discussed at the 4th edition of FINAT’s European Label Forum. Scheduled for June 6-8 in Dublin, Ireland, the ‘ELF’ will again bring together a broad spectrum of indus- try leaders across the value chain, from raw material suppliers to end users, to debate major strategic busi- ness topics and gain in-depth market knowledge from top international speakers. Among this year’s speakers will be Alastair Camp- bell, spokesman for former British PMTony Blair, who will address what to expect as Brexit negotiations ap- proach the final deadline of March 2019. Sarah Sladek, Founder of XYZ University, author on intergenerational issues in companies, will address a key concern in the industry: the incoming generation of new talent. Economist Noreena Hertz will also offer guidance on how to make the right decisions in an increasing- ly complex business environment. In addition to expectations about the European label industry after Brexit, other topics featured on this year’s “ELF” agenda include diversification of the labels and narrow web industry into short run pack- aging, intelligent labels and packaging, and a look at the total cost of ownership (TCO) of different label printing technologies. Sessions will also provide the latest updates on recruitment and retention of talent, company branding via online marketing and innova- tion in brand protection. An overview of the state of affairs in digital label printing (based on FINAT com- missioned research) will be given, as well as a review of upcoming legislation on serialization and tamper evidence, and insight on how to manage food com- pliance regulations.The ELF program will also feature the FINAT Label Awards Ceremony. Transcontinental Packaging Takes Sustainability Gold Transcontinental Packaging, Clinton, Missouri, won the Gold award for Sustainability with its com- postable peanut bag at the 2018 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition. Developed inter- nally at Transcontinental Ultra Flex, the new flexible peanut bag was designed using certified com- postable materials to support arenas and stadiums' green initiatives and help sports teams, venues, and leagues achieve the next level of landfill waste diver- sion. The graphics were reverse-printed using stan- dard flexographic printing technology.

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Allison Systems, after focusing on introducing new technologies to the marketplace, incorporated in 1968.At about this time, customers began requesting pre-finished blades, which the company provided. Our pre-finished blade service evolved from there to what it is today. As a company that built its reputation on techno- logical advancements, Allison Systems has doggedly focused its resources on developing an ever-expand- ing web of products and services. In 1972, Allison Systems engineered and built its first blade position- ing system for gravure printing. After completing his engineering physics degree at Cornell University and gaining some experience in other fields, Tom Jr. returned to guide the company after his father passed away in 1979. Expanding Business The company expanded the physical footprint of its headquarters in 1979 to allow further growth and in the early 1980s,Allison Systems designed and built an advanced proprietary computer-controlled doctor blade production system. In 1987, the company introduced the first doctor blades featuring its Superhoned ® bevel.The following year, responding to the increased use of water-based inks and their corrosive effects on carbon steel, the company introduced its plastic doctor blade line. In 1991, the company introduced its composite doctor blade line to improve performance on ceramic anilox rolls for flexo printing customers who wanted an al- ternative to steel doctor blades. Another expansion occurred in 1996 and the com- pany added its Gold series of long-life metal blades to its product line. In 2000, Allison introduced its Superhoned ® Plus bevel, and in 2009 the company expanded its prod- uct line to include end seals and Flexo chambers. In 2013, Allison added peristaltic pumps for flexo chambers to its growing line of flexo-oriented prod- ucts; the following year it became an Authorized Dis- tributor for The Flexo Factor and began carrying its complete line of cleaning solutions; and in 2015 Alli- son Systems became an ISO 9001:2008 registered company. “As the pre-finished doctor blade market developed, we went from a couple of employees and shipping a couple hundred blades a day to shipping thousands of blades a day today with 14 employees,” said Bill Warn- er, Allison Systems’ Vice President. “We have intro- duced many new materials over the years including

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Etipress Installs Mark Andy P5 Label Press Etipress Etiquetas Autoadheribles, a printing compa- ny located in Guadalajara, Mexico, has installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press.The technol- ogy-centric label business models a self-stated mis- sion to produce quality products at competitive prices while still hitting delivery deadlines using the most advanced printing machinery on the market. The addition of next generation flexo technology in the shape of the Mark Andy Performance Series is helping the converter accomplish these goals, the company said. Stora Enso Awards Students For Innovative Packaging Klaudia Rajca and Martyna Matuszkiewicz, students at Poznan University of Economics and Business in Poland, have won the Public Choice Award in the Stora Enso Recreate Packaging 2018 design competi- tion. “Smart Snack”, their winning children’s food packaging design, includes a jigsaw puzzle that must be solved to open the package. Recreate Packaging is a biennial design competition organized by Stora Enso to promote innovation in re- newable packaging to replace non-renewable materi- als such as plastics. Phoenix Challenge Launches Flexo Competition The Phoenix Challenge Foundation has announced the 21st annual Phoenix Challenge High School Skills Competition.This year’s program will be held at Cen- tral Piedmont Community College April 11-13 at the Harper National Flexographic Campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. The competition brings 30-40 students from across North America, who show their knowledge and are evaluated in proving their skills in a team setting showcasing the various disciplines from prepress, plate making and mounting to mathematics and writ- ten skills to print set-up and press operation. After two and half days of skills challenges and press-room judging, students are awarded and winners receive recognition to continue their pursuit of careers in label and package printing. Along with the First Place award the team will each receive a $1,000 Phoenix Challenge Foundation Scholarship, and they will take home the Harper Flexo High School of the Year trophy cup, for display at the school.

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various forms of plastic, composite, and steel materi- als.As a result, we offer one of the largest varieties of materials for doctor blades so that our customers can benefit from the properties of the material that is best suited for their application and goals.” The f lexo industry continues to grow, with the steady and continual introduction of new technolo- gies and advancements.Warner believes the key to Al- lison Systems continued success lies in accurately identifying the challenges its customers are facing and helping them unlock new opportunities.

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The Allison team with the company’s specialty gravure doctor blade systems in 1987.

“As flexography continues to advance, challenges continue to develop,” said Warner. “Inks and anilox rolls are constantly changing and generally becoming more abrasive to the doctor blade. Advancements in press speeds are also contributing to blade wear. The demands for better print quality necessitates that the doctor blade perform better and more consistently.An ongoing challenge that is always being addressed is minimizing press down time. Improper application of the doctor blade is often the cause for early doctor blade failure leading to press down time.While train- ing will help establish standard operating procedures so that the doctor blade is applied properly, choosing the best blade for the application is also necessary. Stopping a press to change the doctor blade will cost significantly more than the price of the blade itself. When this is understood, the additional cost for an up- graded doctor blade is easily justifiable. Long life blades are recommended in high abrasive applications or any application where they will help avoid inter- rupting the press run because of doctor blade issues.” Allison Systems works with its customers to evalu- ate their current blade setup and help determine al-

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Bobst hosted an open house February 27-28 at its Competence Center at its Bielefeld, Germany, facility. More than 400 packaging converters and suppliers attended to see Bobst’s new 20SEVEN CI flexo press

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FTA Prepares For Forum 2018

Forum 2018 will also have a session dedicated to Ex- panded Gamut titled Expanded Gamut:Where AreWe Now? on Monday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Overseeing this session are Co-Chairs Julian Fernan- dez, Esko and John Rastetter, Pamarco. Session presen- ters will pinpoint challenges and offer solutions to commonplace issues found with this style of printing. Attendees will hear how EG influences design and the print run, and where it will lead in the next decade. The session will include a presentation by Kevin Bourquin, Cyber Graphics, and John Hite, Bryce Corp., titled Mission Expanded Gamut: Better Together! Consumer Behavior Another session, Taming Consumer Behavior Through Packaging Design, Monday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., hopes to shed light on the mind of a consumer. Session co-chairs Kevin Bourquin, Cyber Graphics, and Dawn Connell, Snyder’s-Lance, will lead a group of professionals who will walk through the various steps a package design goes through, from initial con- cept all the way to the pressroom floor. Engaging in the discussion will be: Jason Edelen,We Are Alexander; Michael John, 3M Co.; Jerry Thomas, Decision Analyst; and Jason Troutman, 3M Co.

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) will be hosting its annual Forum, May 6-9 at the Indi- anapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, Indiana. It will be collocated with INFOFLEX 2018, set for May 7-8 at the Indiana Convention Center. Proof Positive The Forum will feature an entire session to reestab- lishing the importance of using a proof as the agreed- upon contract between brand owner and printer. Session co-chairs Jessica Harrell, Anderson & Vree- land, Inc. and Ellen Farrell, DuPont Advanced Print- ing, have brought together experts to review how to effectively communicate print process capabilities and brand owner expectations at Forum 2018’s Press Approval Match Game , slated for Tuesday, May 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Speakers and presentations include: • Byron Pendleton, The ALC Group, Does Your Printed Package MatchYOUR Brand Expectations? • Scott McLeod,Transcontinental Robbie, Common Pitfalls and Solutions to the Press Approval Process • Dan Uress, Colorware USA, Inc., Color Measure- ment During On-Press Approvals

Industry Events

Labelexpo Americas September 25-27, 2018 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL

Pack Expo East April 16-18, 2018 Philadelphia, PA

PRINT 18 September 30 - October 3, 2018 Chicago's McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois

Flexographic Technical Association Annual Forum May 6-9, 2018 Indianapolis, IN

TLMI Annual Meeting of Converters and Suppliers October 14-17, 2018 The Ritz-Carlton,Amelia Island Amelia Island, FL

Labelexpo Southeast Asia May 10-12, 2018 Bangkok InternationalTrade & Exhibition Centre Bangkok,Thailand Expo Pack Latin America June 5-8, 2018 Location: Expo Santa Fe Mexico, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City, Mexico Corrugated Packaging Seminar June 6–7 Sonoco Inst. of Packaging Design & Graphics Clemson, SC

All in Print China October 24–28 | New Intl. Expo Center Shanghai, China

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 10 – March 13, 2019 Converter Meeting The Omni Grove Park Inn Ashville, NC

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Cambridge Label Installs New FA From Nilpeter

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Cambridge Label of Cambridge, Ontario, has ac- quired an All New FA from Nilpeter. Cambridge Label manufactures custom printed labels in quantities as few as 100 and up to several million. The company specializes in print for food and beverage, health and

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.

beauty, household products, industrial products, nu- traceutical and pharmaceutical, as well as medical fa- cilities.The All New FA is a fully automated 8-color, 17-inch-wide FA flexo press, equipped with full UV. ( Left to right ): Terry Sinclair, president and owner, Deanne Sinclair, general manager, and Mitch What- ford, plant manager of Cambridge Label.

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.

TLMI Unveils ‘TLMI 4.0’ At Converter Meeting

Comexi Group Industries S.A.U.

TLMI unveiled “TLMI 4.0,” a concept that encom- passes new changes to engage TLMI’s membership and augment TLMI’s messaging in a whole new way. At the Januar y Committee Summit, held in Dallas,Texas, USA, the TLMI marketing committee fi- nalized the selection of the association’s new logo. Starting with the association’s Converter Meeting, which took place last week in San Diego, California, the new logo will be replacing the existing logo on all association materials and collateral. Association members will also be receiving the new artwork to place TLMI’s logo on their website. This spring, the association will also unveil its new website and Member Portal. The new portal will serve as an enhanced resource for converter and sup- plier members, functioning as an online repository for TLMI reports, meeting presentations, archives, in- telligence and other resources. The portal will also function as a private social network for members to manage their profiles, form communities, and con- nect with peers and colleagues.

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

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ternative blade choices to achieve their goals. The company also remains committed to researching new materials that will help achieve the demands of today’s printing requirements.“We are now in differ- ent stages of evaluation of two materials which we believe will offer enhanced performance for doctor- ing applications,” said Warner. “Testing and feedback of one of the materials looks very promising and should be available to our customers soon.” After a long and storied history, the company simulta- neously honors its past while also keeping its sights set on the future.Tom Allison Jr. passed away in 2012 and his wife Eve Allison has been leading the company as President ever since.As the flexo industry continues to advance, Allison Systems plans to remain poised to aid its customers as many enter uncharted waters. Anticipating its continued growth, Allison Systems is currently planning a facility expansion project that will provide an approximate 60 percent increase to its operation.The added space is needed so the com- pany can install additional equipment allowing Alli- son Systems to add further product lines to its already expansive portfolio. It will also allow the company to further improve the quality of its exist- ing products. The expanded space promises, as well, to provide workflow efficiencies that will enhance customer service and support. “I foresee continuing improvement in the flexo- graphic process, which will lead to increased press speeds, improved quality, and less press downtime,” Warner said. “As changes evolve in the process, the doctor blade will likely need to also evolve to accom- modate demands for better performance.” Transcontinental Acquires Multifilm Packaging Corp. Transcontinental Inc. has acquired Multifilm Packag- ing Corporation, a flexible packaging supplier locat- ed in Elgin, Illinois, employing more than 70 people. The company produces candy and chocolate packag- ing verticals in North America, and specializes in piece-wraps and high-barrier laminates for the con- fectionery, snacks and dry foods markets. Multifilm Packaging Corporation has been owned since 2008 by four owner-managers who will all re- main with Transcontinental. This is Transcontinental’s sixth flexible packaging acquisition since entering the industry in 2014. Today, the packaging division has close to 1,000 em- ployees and its North American platform comprises seven production plants and one premedia studio.

Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies is the Anilox Roll Cleaning Ex- pert! We are the creators of Laserlox™ Systems, Sanilox™ Systems and Sani-Blast™ Mobile Service. Laserlox™ and Laserlox™ Flexi are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning. Sanilox™ Systems are the global standard of reli- able, environmentally safe anilox roll cleaning. Sani-Blast™ cleaning service has been cleaning rolls for over 20 years and offers several cleaning options to minimize downtime. Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, manufactur- ers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consum- ables, including: nyloflex® photopolymer 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. Flint Group

Harper Corporation of America

We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than anyone in the world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world. Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or cor- rugated markets, Harper continuously strives to bring new flexographic products and services to the printing industry that will improve the quality of your graphics.

J I MacWilliam Co., Inc.

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KBA-Flexotecnica – Get the Edge

Flexotecnica’s patented Safe Sleeve Change® system and Speedy Clean® auto washup system are designed to give converters a competitive edge through Flexotecnica’s commitment to research and development. Sales, service and support for Flexotecnica presses is provided by KBA North America, Inc. in Dallas, Texas with U.S. resident technicians, an extensive spare parts inventory and an ex- perienced, dedicated service staff. Mark Andy, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of nar- row and mid-web printing and converting equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to in- crease productivity and profitability for the label and pack- aging markets. The company supplies leading global brands including Comco printing/converting machinery, Mark Andy printing/converting machinery and UVTechnolo- gy curing systems and replacement parts. Mark Andy, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with sales and dis- tribution offices in France, Switzerland, and the UK. Mark Andy, Inc.

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