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January 23, 2017

Vol. 19 No. 2

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Carton Group Celebrates Success by Greg Kishbaugh

PIA Unveils Recruiting Solution Printing Industries of America un- veiled a talent acquisition program called Open House Recruiting. Pow- ered by technology partner JobOn, Open House Recruiting is a hiring so- lution that marries the modern virtu- al recruiting strategies of today with a traditional face-to-face open house. The Open House Recruiting pro- gram is a complete turnkey solution that sources viable candidates and de- livers them to a company’s door.The program comes with the Open House Hosting kit that includes sug- gested activities, interview questions, sample itineraries, and digital signage templates.A customized employment posting is disseminated through digi- tal channels for maximum exposure. Interested applicants complete an on- line video questionnaire. From their responses, a recruiter vets potential candidates for the hiring company. Se- lect candidates receive an invitation to an in-person open house at the printer’s facility.The hosting company can conduct private interviews with promising candidates during or after the open house. For exclusive content and breaking news please visit

E ach calendar year, the Independent Carton Group (ICG) hosts membership meetings in which representative of member companies share news and updates concerning their businesses. The ICG is an association of 19 independently owned and op- erated folding carton manufacturers who collectively repre- sent more than $800 million in annual sales and 1,500 years of packaging history.

In 2016, meetings were hosted by Indiana Carton, Bremen, In- diana; 3C Packaging, Clayton, North Carolina; and Finn Indus- tries, Royal Paper Box and Thoro Packaging, co-hosted a meeting in Huntington Beach, California. Member companies of the ICG include:Accord Carton,Accu- rate Box,All Packaging, Colbert Packaging, Curtis Packaging, 3C Packaging, Dee Packaging Solutions, Diamond Packaging, Disc Graphics, El Paso Paper Box, Finn Industries, Frankston Packag- ing, Indiana Carton, Jones Packaging, Royal Paper Box, Son- deren Packaging, Thoro Packaging, Wausau Container and Zumbiel Packaging. Several of the companies have reported recent facility expan- sions or relocations. Accurate Box completed phase one of a 200,000-square-foot expansion at its Paterson, N.J., facility. Colbert Packaging purchased a new 173,000-square-foot building in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which now houses its flexo- graphic-printed carton, label and insert operations. (Cont’d on Page 4)


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DLS Seeks Digital Solutions From Colordyne, Mark Andy Diversified Labeling Solutions (DLS) has installed Colordyne’s 3600 Series Retrofit onto a 10-inch-wide Mark Andy 2200 through the recent partnership be- tween Colordyne Technologies and Mark Andy. This new hybrid press is DLS’ second digital print- ing solution from Colordyne, their fourth in total. Colordyne began partnering with Mark Andy in 2016 to offer high-quality digital inkjet capabilities for existing flexo presses. The Colordyne 3600 Series Retrofit (also referred to as the Mark Andy Digital +3600) is a part of the Mark Andy Digital Plus enhancement program. Creative Labels Upgrades To Esko CDI Spark Creative Labels, Troy, Ohio, has replaced its flexo digital plate imaging system with a CDI Spark 2420 flexo plate imager from Esko. Creative Labels’ 15 employees operate Mark Andy presses ranging from 7-inch eight-color to 13-inch 10- color flexo presses; all the presses work with water or UV inks. +1-773-248-6825


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Flexo Wash Updates Website, Online Store

Flexo Wash has launched a new mobile-friendly website at . The new web- site has been designed to provide a user-friendly ex- perience with improved navigation and functionality from a PC or Mobile Device. In addition to extensive Leading Cleaning Technolo- gy product information, the website includes a new Online Store for customers to purchase replacement parts, Cleaning Solutions, and even new Anilox In- spection Microscopes. The website is continually updated with details so users can always access the latest technical specifica- tions, view product images and product videos.Visi- tors can also stay informed with the latest company news, including product announcements, press re- leases and appearances at seminars, conferences, and trade shows. Bobst Hosts Roadshow In Colombia Bobst recently hosted a Latin America Roadshow in Bogota, Colombia. Bobst & Partners presented the lat- est technologies for packaging and label production all along the value chain from raw materials to fin- ished products to an audience of 110 delegates from the Colombian packaging industry. The presentations by Bobst included insight from industry partners AVT, CGS, Coim, DuPont, Esko, Flint Group, Laem and MacDermid. The technical aspects of the label and packaging pro- duction were complemented by an overview of the Colombian industry given by the President of ANDI- GRAF, the Colombian Association of the Graphic Com- munication Industry, as well as by the speech of Quala’s Packaging Engineer, who relayed the market needs and trends from the perspective of a brand owner. The event also provided an opportunity for Bobst to introduce to the industry Jorge Lagos Caballero of Novaflex, the new sales representative of Bobst web- wed equipment in Colombia. Western Shield Acquires Inline Label Company Western Shield Label Company, Compton, Califor- nia, has acquired Inline Label Company. Providing a range of complementary flexographic label printing, the Middletown, Ohio-based company supports West- ern Shield’s continued growth plans and accelerates entry into new and adjacent markets.

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3C! Packaging Installs New Nilpeter Press

3C! Packaging, an independent privately-owned pharmaceutical packaging solutions company spe- cializing in the design and manufacture of custom folding cartons, printed literature, inserts/outserts, la- bels/foils and unit dose applications, has installed a new Nilpeter FB-3 flexo press. The 10-color press delivers a top speed of 750 feet per minute on webs up to 13.75 inches wide. The Nilpeter press has movable unwind/rewind towers with rail system that allow multiple label configura- tions, while its short web path reportedly yields fast job changeovers with minimum start-up waste. Each of the ergonomically-designed printing units includes five servo systems to automate all adjustments for sav- ing, loading and changing jobs, as well as for job pre- setting, impression settings, and side register load.

Werthan Packaging Files For Bankruptcy

Paper packaging supplier Werthan Packaging Inc, based in White House,Tennessee, filed for chapter 11 and plans to sell itself to competitor Gateway Packag- ing Co. LLC for $7.2 million.

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ICE USA Expands Latin American Reach

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ICE USA, the International Converting Exhibition, has reportedly received strong support from Latin American packaging and converting associations, expanding the show’s reach and awareness in the region. ICE USA will be held in Orlando, Florida, April 25-27. ICE USA will bring more than 250 exhibitors to- gether with thousands of packaging, paper, non- woven and self-adhesive industry professionals. Manufacturers will showcase their latest equipment and technology from all key areas of converting like web coating, laminating, slitting, rewinding, coating, pouch making and more. ICE USA 2017 will mark the fourth edition in the Americas. The Latin American Converting Associations com- mitted to sponsoring ICE USA include: • ACOBAN – The Mexican Association of Label and Narrow Band Converters • ASEPLAS – Ecuadorian Plastics Association • ACIPLAST – The Costa Rican Chamber for the Plastics Industry • Acoplásticos –Colombian Association for the Plas- tics Industry • ABIEF – The Brazilian Association for the Flexible Plastic Packaging Industry • ABIEA – The Brazilian Association for Adhesive Label Industry. ICE Europe 2017 To Focus On Diversification ICE Europe will celebrate its jubilee at the Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany, March 21-23. For the 10th time, the World’s Leading Converting Exhibition will present technological innovations and the latest manufacturing trends for the conversion of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and non- wovens. The 2017 show will focus on the efficient and sus- tainable conversion of premium quality flexible ma- terials, as well as on the diversification of converting techniques in the context of automation and digitiza- tion. ICE Europe 2015 had a total of 7,040 visitors from 71 countries. The results of ICE Europe 2015 represented a 7 per- cent increase in visitor numbers and a 10 percent in- crease in exhibitor numbers and floor space: 7,040 visitors from 71 countries and 439 exhibitors from 26 countries came to the previous exhibition.

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

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Color-Logic Certifies Mark Andy Digital Press Color-Logic has announced the certification of the Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid presses for use with the Color-Logic process. “Mark Andy Digital Series CMYK + White inks en- able printers to produce 250 metallic colors and an unlimited number of decorative effects on silver metallic stock,” said Color-Logic Director of s Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves. Color-Logic develops color communication systems and software tool sets for a variety of special effect printing applications.

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RadTech Lisa Fine of Joules Angstrom UV Printing Inks is as- suming the presidency of RadTech International, the nonprofit for Ultraviolet and Electron Beam (UV+EB) Technologies, for a two year term beginning January 1, 2017. Peter Weissman, Quaker Chemical Corp. will move to Immediate Past President. Eileen Weber of Red Spot Paint and Varnish has been nominated to serve as President Elect, and will assume office in 2019. New RadTech Board members have also been elect- ed including: Susan Bailey, IGM Resins; David Biro, Sun Chemical; and Michael Gould, RAHN USA. Also, Christopher M. Seubert, Ford Motor Co., has been elected to serve as an at-large board member. Returning RadTech Board members include:Alexan- der Polykarpov, AkzoNobel; Jo Ann Arceneaux, Allnex USA Inc.; George McGill, Coatings and Adhesives Corp.; Xiaosong Wu, DSM Functional Materials; Mark Gordon, Inx International Ink Co.; Beth Runlet, Kate- cho Inc.; Paul Elias, Miwon North America; Jennifer Heathcote, Phoseon Technology; and Alrick Warner, Procter and Gamble.

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MacDermid Partners With Comexi To Host Open House MacDermid Graphics Solutions and Comexi will host an open house at MacDermid’s headquarters and Customer Service Training Facility in Atlanta, Georgia, March 14-15. MacDermid Graphics Solutions and Comexi Group will give product demonstrations and technical presentations along with the co-suppli- er sponsors —Apex, Esko, and Lohmann. Harper Announces Locations For 2017 Road Shows Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced the locations for its upcom- ing 2017 Harper Roadshow, which kicks off in March. Attendees can learn more about the latest technology and advancements in the flexographic in- dustry during these complimentary one-day seminars filled with information and presentations from ex- perts in the field. The 2017 Harper Roadshow will be stopping in the following locations: • March 9: Sonoco Institute of Packaging & Graph- ics, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina • May 18: Mark Andy, Chesterfield, Missouri • June 15: Fullerton College, Fullerton, California • August 24: Nilpeter, Cincinnati, Ohio • October 19: Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), Green Bay,Wisconsin AWT Labels & Packaging Installs W&H Miraflex Press AWT Labels & Packaging, South Elgin, Illinois, has installed a new 52-inch, 10-color Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex CI flexo press. AWT has ordered the press with automated wash up decks and several setup reduction modules that reportedly allow for faster make readies and color changes, automated vis- cosity controls for more consistent print quality, and automated tension controls. The Miraflex has the capability to register a top coat to an already printed design.An AVT system will provide automated sensing of visual defects while printing. The press can accept roll widths from 31.5 inches to 52 inches and can print an image up to 50 inches wide. The large repeat capabilities up to 31.5 inches will accommodate large format bags and pouches. AWT intends to grow in the complex film structure business in their existing market segments and plans to expand into the pet foods and gourmet coffee segments.

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Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies offers the Sanilox™ Anilox Roll Cleaning System, an innovative, environmentally safe sys- tem. Sanilox™2.0 uses a touch-screen interface to clean rolls in-line or off-line with the simple touch of a button. It can be operated in English or Spanish and monitor roll in- ventory by entering roll information into the touch-screen interface. Eaglewood Technologies offers cleaning service in your facility, or a ship-in roll cleaning program. 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.

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Used equipment for flexible packaging, folding carton, paper, film, foil and non-woven industries. Professional, knowledgeable service for more than 30 years.

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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Corporation has regionalized its Sales & Technical Management Team. Robbie King will serve as Se- nior Sales and Technical Manager for the Eastern Region. King has been a part of the Harper team for 17 years and has more than 34 years of expe- rience in the printing industry. Craig Worman will serve as Sales and Technical Manager for the Cen-

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tral Region. He has spent the past 13 years working at Harper Corporation and has 26 years of industry experience. John Davis will serve as Sales &Technical Manager for the Western Region. He brings more than 17 years of experience in the industry. All Printing Resources Richard Black has been appointed to the role of Vice President of Busi- ness Development for All Printing Re- sources, Glendale Heights, Illinois.The role was created specifically for Black. Black’s role will focus on strategic customer relations and product de- velopment in key printed packaging areas. He joined APR in 2006, serving as director of digital solutions and has spent more than 30 years in the packaging industry. UEI Group Chris Penta and Michael Carroll have joined UEI as Direct Sales professionals for UEI, which includes the business units Universal Engraving, Infinity Foils, Inc., UEI Falcontec, and UEI Systems. Penta will service customers located in the lower Northeast states (District of Columbia, Delaware, Mary- land, New Jersey, New York City and its burrows), Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia for Universal Engraving and Infinity Foils. Carroll will work with Richard Black

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