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Jet Label Acquires United Label reported by Greg Kishbaugh

Reflex Orders Seven Mark Andy Presses Reflex Labels’ CEO Ian Kendall has invested in seven new Performance Series flexo presses, all due to be in- stalled at the company’s plant in Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, before Sep-

J et Label & Packaging Limited of Edmonton, Alberta, a pro- ducer of labels, has acquired United Label Company of Co- quitlam, British Columbia.The additional space and production capacity will allow Jet Label to double in size over the next two years, during which time additional infrastructure invest- ments will be made to the newly acquired facility, said the company. United Label’s facility currently operates four conventional flexographic presses ranging in width from 7 inches to 10 inches and up to 8-color capabilities. Over the next 18 months, Jet Label will be adding new machinery and, as needed, addi- tional personnel.

tember. The order, secured by Mark Andy’s UK & Ireland Sales Manager Paul Macdonald, matches the largest single order for Performance Series flexo printing machines since the platform was launched in 2009, with Mark Andy UK’s Paul Macdonald celebrates the order of seven new presses with Reflex Labels’ Com- mercial Operations Manager Sharon Preston and Production Op- erations Manager Tanya Greenfield.

“Combining forces with ... United Label Company is a perfect fit for Jet Label strategically, bolstering our retail sector business segment while providing much- needed additional capacity to other branches of our customer portfolio.” — Darrell Friesen, President of Jet Label & Packaging.

Jet Label’s Edmonton facility, which operates 24/7 across three shifts, utilizes two HP Indigo Digital presses along with 12 traditional flexographic presses ranging in width from 6 inches to 20 inches and up to 10-color capabilities. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in its 54,000-square-foot Edmonton facility, Jet Label serves a broad range of industries, including food & beverage and grocery stores, consumer pack- aged goods, pharmaceuticals, forestry and industrial applica- tions. The company produces a range of durable and reliable (Cont’d on Page 4)

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Rotoflex Brings Manufacturing To Canada Following the 2016 move of Rotoflex’s Canadian re- gional office to a larger, new 18,000-square-foot show- room and technology center near Toronto, Ontario, full production of new Rotoflex slitter/rewinders and diecutting machines, formerly managed at the Mark Andy headquarters location near St Louis, Missouri, has now transferred to Toronto as well. Continued sales growth over several years of Rotoflex’s offline finishing solutions, including the newly launched HSI, Vericut3 and Security Series led to this expansion of the Canadi- an facility.The manufacturing capacity at Mark Andy re- sulting from the move will accommodate the company’s growth in the digital market, supporting de- mand for its growing digital hybrid portfolio including the production-level Digital Series, entry-level solution Digital One, and the Digital Plus program, which offers digital retrofits to existing flexo platforms. Live machine demonstrations, retrofits and rebuilds, engineering development and technical support and services are now all accessible from the Rotoflex Canadian facility. The Mark Andy Poland and UK re- gional demonstration facilities also showcase Rotoflex equipment, with worldwide representation available through local sales and distribution offices.

Esko XPS Crystal Wins 2017 PIA InterTech Award The XPS Crystal flexo plate exposure unit from Esko has received the Printing Industries of America (PIA) InterTech Technology Award. Since 1978, the In- terTechTechnology Awards have honored the develop- ment of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic communications and related in- dustries.The new XPS Crystal, part of a complete auto- mated platemaking system, is a digitally controlled LED UV exposure unit, providing nearly simultaneous main and back exposures and supports all photopoly- mer flexo plates. The XPS Crystal is the tenth PIA In- terTechAward Esko has received since 2003. ARC International Invests In New Sleeve Division ARC International has begun full-time production of nickel-based sleeves for printing plates. Although the people at ARC have forty years of experience in manufacturing sleeves and rotary screens, this new sleeve division represents a significant investment in the research, technology and skilled craftsmanship required to produce high-quality sleeves for nearly every plate mandrel in use today across the Americas.


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waterproof and weatherproof labels that stand up to the types of harsh conditions in which many of its customers operate. Jet Label also produces a variety of address labels, and supplies parking and boarding passes and baggage tags to Edmonton International Airport.The Edmonton Police Service has also been a long standing customer. Acquiring United Label greatly expands one of Jet Label’s key customer sectors — mass-market retail. United Label’s client roster currently includes a vari- ety of retailers, wholesalers and pharmacies, includ- ing Costco, IGA, London Drugs and Safeway. With manufacturing facilities in Edmonton and Van- couver, Jet Label produces labels and printed tape ef- ficiently and cost-effectively for a diverse portfolio of customers, including grocery stores such as Safeway and Sobeys, international forest product companies such as Canfor and West Fraser, consumer product companies such as Bee Maid Honey and Arctic Chiller, industrial application companies such as Ack- lands Grainger, Gregg Distributors, and All Weather Windows. In addition to Edmonton and Vancouver, Jet has sales and distribution operations in Calgary, Prince George, Kelowna, Surrey, Saskatoon andWinnipeg. “Combining forces with ... United Label Company is a perfect fit for Jet Label strategically, bolstering our retail sector business segment while providing much- needed additional capacity to other branches of our customer portfolio,” said Darrell Friesen, President of Jet Label & Packaging. Rotocontrol Merges With EMT International Rotocontrol, a manufacturer of label slitter/rewinder inspection and finishing machines, has merged with EMT International, a manufacturer of custom and standardized finishing equipment and accessories for narrow and wider-web digital and conventional print, headquartered near Green Bay,Wisconsin. In the agreement with EMT International, the de- sign and manufacturing of Rotocontrol finishing ma- chines will continue at Rotocontrol headquarters in Linau, Germany, while shared production with EMT International is planned for early third quarter of this year. Sales and service of Rotocontrol machines will remain available from Linau headquarters and Roto- control network of agents.The addition of EMT Inter- national sales and 24x7 service from its headquarters in Green Bay,Wisconsin, will reportedly enhance Ro- tocontrol support in North America.

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Printing Industries of America (PIA) has unveiled the State Print Profiles, which are targeted economic summaries that present in-depth statistics and trends for all 50 states and Washington D.C. in order to pro- vide members with the information necessary to evaluate their regional markets. The Center for Print Economics and Management at PIA used U.S. Census Bureau data to help compile and calculate factors such as company size, metropol- itan statistics within the state, and shipment values. “The State Print Profiles provide printers and sup- pliers with a valuable snapshot of their marketplace and competitive position,” said PIA’s staff Economist Tai McNaughton, who directed the creation of this year’s state profiles. Flexo Ink Industry To Grow At 5.72% CAGR The global flexo ink market is projected to reach $6,840.5 million in 2016 and expected to reach $10,030.3 million in 2023 with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.72 percent, according to a new sur- vey from Market Research Future. Asia Pacific accounted for largest share due to easy availability of raw material, lower labor cost and mini- mal legislations by government regarding usage of VOCs contain inks in end user industries like packag- ing, label and paper. Asia Pacific is forecast to be the fastest growing re- gion in the flexo ink market at close to 6.09 percent CAGR from 2017 to 2023. Esko Organizes Flexible Packaging Class Esko hosted the Flexible Packaging Honours Class, an initiative of the Graphical and Digital Media de- partment of the Artevelde University College Ghent. Intended for ambitious and talented students at the top of their university class, this two-week program focuses on the production of flexible packaging, in- cluding design, prepress, file handling and plate mak- ing operations. The 3rd edition of this course took place from June 19th until June 30th, at Esko’s head- quarter offices in Ghent, Belgium. The Honours Class enriches the formal university education with flexible packaging prepress skills and knowledge. Using Esko Software Platform, stu- dents get intimately acquainted with each step of the workflow.

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WestRock Company, Norcross, Georgia, is expand- ing its consumer packaging portfolio with the acqui- sition of Hanna Group Pty Ltd. (Hannapak), an Australian provider of folding cartons to a variety of markets, including beverage, food, confectionary, and healthcare. Hannapak is based in western Sydney in North Richmond, New South Wales. Started in 1967 by Charles Hanna, the company converts approximately 30,000 tons of paperboard into folding cartons, in- cluding for WestRock’s beverage packaging cus- tomers. The business has been led by Sam Hanna, who joins WestRock and will continue to lead the ac- quired operations. WestRock expects to generate significant synergies with its current business in the region, including inte- gration of additional WestRock paperboard into the Hannapak system. The AUD$75 million purchase price will be paid in cash and is subject to a customary net working capi- tal adjustment. The purchase price represents an EBITDA multiple of seven times (pre-synergies) or less than five times after WestRock’s synergies have been taken into account. TemperPack Raises $10 Million To Expand TemperPack, a Richmond, Virginia-based manufac- turer of sustainable packaging technology for perish- able goods, has raised $10 million in an investment round that will help it further expand its operations and add jobs. The investment comes about five months after Tem- perPack announced plans to spend $2 million to ex- pand its headquarters and manufacturing operation. The company employs about 270 people now and makes environmentally friendly packaging used by its customers to ship insulated, temperature-sensitive products such as food and pharmaceuticals. TemperPack is now planning to open its second manufacturing facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, to supply West Coast customers. SJF Ventures, a Durham, N.C.-based investment firm, led the fundraising round, joined by Interplay Ven- tures,Third Prime Capital and Dolik Ventures. Robert Beckler, the former President of Packaging WestRock Co., also participated in the round and has joined the company’s board of directors as Executive Chairman.


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Anthem, Marque, Schawk Win Package Design Awards SGK, a division of Matthews International Corpora- tion, won seven Gold, Silver and Bronze Vertex Awards for Private Brand package design. The Vertex Awards are reportedly the only global competition devoted exclusively to the art of Private Brand pack- age design. This year’s Vertex Awards IV competition included more than 300 entries from 25 countries and 49 re- tailers from each of the inhabited continents of the world: North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In the Packaged Goods category, Anthem was awarded Vertex Gold for its private brand design Sam’s Choice Honey for Walmart. In the Redesigned Brand category, Anthem was awarded Vertex Silver for its private brand design Sam’s Choice for Walmart. In the New Brand category, Marque Brand Consul- tants (SGK’s regional brand development agency in Australia) was awarded Vertex Gold for its private brand designYour Majesty for Woolworths Limited In the New Brand category, Marque Brand Consul- tants was awarded Vertex Silver for its private brand design Smitten for Woolworths Limited In the Holiday or Limited Edition category, Marque Brand Consultants was awarded Vertex Bronze for its private brand design Woolworths Christmas 2016 for Woolworths Limited Australia In the Healthcare category, Marque Brand Consul- tants was awarded Vertex Bronze for its private brand design Little Ones for Woolworths Limited In the Redesigned Brand category, Schawk was awarded Vertex Bronze for its photo production and production design Portfolio for Lowe’s. InfoTrends To Survey Brands About Package Printing InfoTrends, a division of Keypoint Intelligence, has announced the launch of a new study that aims to help label and packaging equipment vendors and converters increase demand for digital printing by understanding the needs of consumer brands, quanti- fying the business impact of digital printing, and pro- viding resources to educate the market. Digital Printing for Packaging: What Do Brands Need? will reportedly provide results from extensive survey and interview research with brand owners to understand the priorities and needs that drive their print purchases, also their perceptions of digital print- ing, converter selection criteria, and future plans.



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Harper Completes Annual Technical Meetings Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, North Carolina, has completed the annual Technical Meet- ings at its corporate headquarters in Charlotte.These meetings are part of Harper’s strategic plan to sup- port its customers with dedicated technical service and support. Each Harper Technical Service Repre- sentative throughout North and South America was in attendance and trained in all aspects of anilox technology. Sean Teufler, Harper’s Technical Director, led the sessions and provided input on anilox specifications, new engraving technologies, banded roll trials, coat- ing applications, and the protection of anilox rolls through proper care and maintenance. According to Alan Rogers, Vice President of Sales, these meetings are Harper’s way of educating techni- cal personnel on the latest advancements in the in- dustry and keeping abreast of growing trends in flexographic printing. This team of technical repre- sentatives is known as the Harper GraphicSolutions Division and represents over 250 years of combined printing experience. A highlight of the meeting was the session on vol-

ume measurement. Josh Kiser, Product Manager for HarperScientific, provided an in-depth presentation on the different anilox volume measurement tools, and the challenges customers face when investing in scope technology.Tony Donato, Harper’s Product De- velopment Engineer, concluded the sessions with de- tailed information on anilox sleeves. FPA Announces Packaging Awards Call For Entries The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has an- nounced that the 2018 Flexible Packaging Achieve- ment Awards Call for Entries is now available. The deadline for entries is Friday, October 27. Awards are given in the following categories: ex- panding the use of flexible packaging, technical inno- vation, sustainability, printing and shelf impact, and packaging excellence.All entries are judged by an in- dependent panel of experts. The Flexible Packaging Association has conducted the annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition since 1956 to showcase the industry’s innovation and the advances that have changed packaging.

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PIA To Present Teacher’s Conference At PRINT17

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Printing Industries of America will partnership with NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Pub- lishing and Converting Technologies to coordinate the 2017 Educator Experience Event at PRINT 17. This one-half day event is coordinated by Printing In- dustries of America through funding made possible by NPES, owner of PRINT and GRAPH EXPO. It provides industry educators with an opportunity to learn about current trends, see the latest equipment and technolo- gy, and network with other instructional professionals. The proposed event sessions will cover new and up-and-coming technologies, a panel discussion, and practical how-to presentations. The information pre- sented is designed to show educators how they can incorporate these concepts, technologies, and ideas in their own classroom.This year’s event will feature presentations by industry speakers such as: • Hal Hinderliter, Principal at Hal Hinderliter Con- sulting Services; • Dr. John Leininger, Professor at Clemson University; • Steven Schnoll, Schnoll Media Consulting; and • A panel of printers who will discuss the skills and knowledge that companies are seeking in new employees. The program will be held on September 10, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, during PRINT 17. Atlantic Packaging To Open Solutions Center Atlantic Packaging is opening an 80,000-square-foot advanced research, testing and shipping certification facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. The packaging solutions center will include a multi- axis transportation simulator, developed by Atlantic in partnership with Lansmont and TEAM, for unit- load testing. The simulator will replicate real-world transit conditions. The Charlotte center will also have a packaging lab to test flexible materials as well as packaging lines to showcase equipment automation, including “innova- tive e-commerce automation,” according to Atlantic. Wes Carter, President of Atlantic, said in a statement that if a customer is experiencing damage in transit, the company will be able to re-create that specific route to see where and how products are failing. At- lantic can then create customized packaging solu- tions based on the data, Carter said. Atlantic Packaging has 16 locations in the United States. The Charlotte packaging solutions center will formally open next month.

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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Georgia-Pacific Buys PAX Corrugated Products Georgia-Pacific (GP), Atlanta, Georgia, has acquired PAX Corrugated Products to expand its corrugated packaging business for an undisclosed sum. With a workforce of more than 100 staf f in Lebanon, Ohio, PAX operates a corrugated sheet facil- ity. On completion of the acquisition, PAX employees will become a part of the GP team. Founded in 1991, PAX Corrugated Products offers services to food, pharmaceuticals, automotive and various consumer products industries. The firm specializes in manufacturing flexographic printed corrugated boxes, point of purchase (POP) display, corrugated sheet conversion, flexographic printing, finished boxes and die cuts. The company uses high speed flexo folder gluers, rotary and flat bed die cutting and litho laminating, to support short run box making and folding/gluing of autobottom boxes, sleeves and pre-glued trays. The GP Corrugated operations delivers a suite of products and services such as CubeLogic, Green- shield, Color-Box, Litho-Corr and Brand Ready Pack- aging. GP, a unit of Koch Industries, employs 35,000 people at more than 200 facilities across the globe.

Continuous Improvement Conference Seeks Speakers The 2018 Continuous Improvement Conference will be held April 8-11 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers are currently searching for printing companies will- ing to discuss their CI achievements. Speakers can be top executives or operations/pro- duction/process improvement managers leading CI initiatives. Read more about the conference at . Sonoco Finalizes Clear Lam Acquisition Diversified global packaging company Sonoco has completed the acquisition of Clear Lam Packaging for approximately $170 million in cash. Founded in 1969, Clear Lam specializes in the de- velopment, production and conversion of high barri- er f lexible and forming films used to package a variety of products for consumer packaged goods companies and retailers, with a focus on structures used for perishable foods. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and Nanjing, China.

Industry Events

Flexographic Technical Association October 9-11, 2017 Fall Conference St. Louis, MO

PrintTHINK Summit September 5-7, 2017 Hyatt Regency O’Hare Rosemont, IL PRINT 17 September 10-14, 2017 McCormick Place Chicago, IL Pack Expo September 25-27, 2017 Las Vegas, NV Labelexpo Europe September 25-28, 2017 Brussles Expo Brussels, Belgium

CorrExpo October 16-18, 2017 Rhode Island Convention Center Providence, RI

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 11-14, 2018 Converter Meeting Fairmont Grand Del Mar San Diego, CA Labelexpo Americas September 25-27, 2018 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 10 – March 13, 2019 Converter Meeting The Omni Grove Park Inn Ashville, NC

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute October 8 – October 11, 2017 2017 Annual Meeting Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Gainey Ranch Resort & Spa Scottsdale,AZ

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Educational Program Set For Labelexpo Europe

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Labelexpo Europe 2017 will be hosting two educa- tional master classes and a workshop in conjunction with the Label Academy, a training and certification program for the label industry. Focusing on MIS & workflow automation, shrink sleeve technology and inks, coatings and varnishes, the three training pro- grams are aimed at print professionals and brand owners looking to enhance and further their techni- cal printing knowledge. Led by Mike Fairley, founder of the Label Academy, the MIS and Automation Workflow master class will be held on Tuesday, September 26, and feature pre- sentations by sector representatives from AVT, Cerm, EFI Radius, Esko, Label Traxx, OPM Group and Tharstern. Attendees will learn how a joined-up ap- proach to electronically managing an efficient and profitable twenty-first century operation is able to offer an integrated management information solu- tion. Providing both day-to-day problem solving and long-term strategic decision making, it will look at: fast accurate estimating, procurement, production planning and scheduling, workflow automation, asset data collection and post data analysis. Running on Wednesday, September 27, those signed up for the Shrink Sleeve Technology master class will hear about the latest in the area’s technology, mar- kets and applications. Attendees will gain a clear un- derstanding of design and origination requirements; find out about suitable shrinkable films; review the different printing processes and how to select them; gain an appreciation of the latest converting tech- nologies and specialized applications; and also find out about sleeve performance and quality, including troubleshooting and fault finding. Also headed up by Mike Fairley, there will also be presentations from Ac- craply, Esko, Flint Group and Klöckner Pentaplast. Scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, the inau- gural Inks, Coatings and Varnishes workshop will show how inks, top and barrier coatings, primers and varnishes are being adapted and applied to modern narrow web converting operations using technolo- gies such as flexo and offset.Workshop delegates will get an insight into how ink components interact with drying and curing technologies. Current legisla- tion, including ink migration, will also be addressed, along with how to establish adhesion testing and quality assurance procedures. The four-hour workshop will feature contributors from Flint Group, GSE Dispensing, Pulse Roll Label Products, RK PrintCoat Instruments, Siegwerk and Sun Chemical.

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.

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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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the wealth of new global opportunities that will pre- sent themselves once the UK is outside of the EU. “You don’t grow a business with a negative mindset – I see all new challenges as opportunities to suc- ceed – that’s why we keep investing and growing!” he concluded. Harper Road Show Event Coming To Ohio Harper Corporation of America will be hosting a road show event August 17 at the headquarters of Nilpeter USA, 11550 Goldcoast Drive,Cincinnati,Ohio. This one-day complimentary seminar will bring to- gether professionals from across the industry to learn more about how to run operations more efficiently and effectively to remain competitive in the market. In addition, attendees will also learn how to use the latest f lexographic technology and principles to excel in the short run. Speakers at the event will include representatives from Harper, ACTEGA North America, Daetwyler, and tesa tape.

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now nearly 700 installed worldwide. It also brings to 23 the number of the manufacturer’s flexo presses currently installed at Reflex’s plants in the UK. The new order is for a mix of P3 and P5 models, from 4- to 10-colors and all with the 17-inch web width and full UV curing. Options include cold foil, delam/relam, Mark Andy’s award-winning QCDC (Quick Change Die Cut), and a rail system for maxi- mum flexibility and the addition of further converting options, as required. These investments are part of Reflex’s program of ongoing improvement and expansion of pre-press and finishing capability. “We are investing in all 14 of our sites, which cur- rently employ over 500 people – a number we antici- pate growing to meet demand,” said Reflex Labels’ CEO Ian Kendall.“We will continue grow organically and by acquisition and are further standardizing our production capabilities across the Group. We have committed to Mark Andy because we see them as a no risk investment for the bulk of our business.” Kendall said Reflex Labels is well placed to miti- gate raw material cost increases and maximize on

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Boise Paper Wins 3M Supplier Of The Year Award Boise Paper, a division of Packaging Corporation of America, has been honored with the 2017 3M Suppli- er of the Year Award, in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness. This year, 3M recognized 15 suppliers — among thousands in its global supply base — for world class performance in providing products and/or services. These suppliers were identified and rated based on strategic spend, contract compliance, actions taken to improve 3M’s relevance and overall supplier per- formance (quality, delivery, responsiveness, cost, tech- nology roadmaps). An awards ceremony was held August 4 at the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minnesota.

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