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November 14, 2016

Vol. 18 No. 23

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Walmart Launches Sustainability Playbook by Greg Kishbaugh R etail giant Walmart recently hosted its annual Sustainable Packaging Summit, using the event to launch its new Wal- mart Sustainable Packaging Playbook, which updates the com- pany’s sustainable packaging goals. The Playbook provides guidance to brand-owner vendors, pri- vate-label manufacturers and packaging suppliers on the ways in which they can improve the score of their sustainability index and lower costs.

DiTrolio Flexo Institute Closes

DiTrolio Flexographic Institute, Broadview, Illinois, has been forced to close down, 17 years after open- ing its doors. Company founder Vince DiTrolio started the school as a way to introduce highly skilled and trained operators into the flexo- graphic industry, a topic of utmost importance. DiTrolio remains grateful for the support the school received from the industry, but it was not enough to counteract serious budget cuts from the state of Illinois that helped the school operate. After years of accumulating publi- cations, re-acquiring books, journals, and conference papers, as well as completing more than a year of re- organizing and cataloging, TAPPI an- nounced that its Information Resource Library has re-opened as a means for members to explore, pe- ruse and research. The library titles can be viewed at www.library- . For exclusive content and breaking news please visit TAPPI Re-Opens Resource Library

The Playbook is broken down into three pillars to improve and refine a company’s environmental policies. Source Sustainably : maximize recycled and sustainably- sourced renewable content, while enhancing the health of the materials they use in their packaging. Optimize Design : find ways to reduce unnecessary packag- ing materials, such as extra boxes, ties or layers, while main- taining what is necessary to protect the product. Support Recycling : increase use of recyclable content, while working to improve infrastructure for hard-to-recycle (Cont’d on Page 8 )

Heritage, LM Packaging Win 2016 CorrPack Best Of Show The CorrPack Competition, held in conjunction with SuperCorrExpo, featured entries from all over the world. The Best of Show – Printing Award was presented to Heritage for its entry, Cliff Display Body. Best of Show – Structure was awarded to LM Packag- ing for their G3 Display entry. TheTechnical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) 2017 Annual Technical Conference will be held March 20–22, 2017, in Houston,Texas. Keynotes for this year’s event include Anthony Thirlby, Heidelberg; Gary Dispo- to, HP Labs; John Seymour, John the Math Guy, LLC; and Steve Smiley, SmileyColor &Associates. The TAGA conference paper presentations focus on emerging technology in imaging methods, produc- tion workflow, and production systems while contin- uing to examine changes in press equipment, paper, ink, and consumables. Papers selected for presenta- tion will also be published in the 69th volume of the TAGA Proceedings. TAGA Conference To Return In 2017 +1-773-248-6825


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Progress, WestRock Pledge $50,000 To ICPF

pressure sensitive products for a variety of industries, in formats from custom label rolls to custom vinyl la- bels. Bay Tech delivers hot or cold temperature la- bels, pharmaceutical labels, and food labels. Multi Packaging Acquires AJS Labels, i3 Plastic Cards Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited has completed two strategic acquisitions. In Europe, Multi Packaging has acquired AJS Labels based in Lit- tlehampton and Featherstone UK. AJS specializes in the manufacture of self-adhesive labels for a variety of markets including confectionary, health and beau- ty and personal care products. It employs around 80 people. Multi Packaging has also acquired i3 Plastic Cards, based in Dallas,Texas. Smurfit Kappa Acquires Saxon Packaging Smurfit Kappa UK, an integrated manufacturer of paper-based packaging products with operations throughout the UK, has acquired Saxon Packaging, based in Lowestoft, Norfolk.

Progress Container & Display has become a new The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation corporate partner by pledging $50,000 to support the foundation's educational mission. Founded during 1971 in Lilburn, Georgia, Progress Container originally became an innovator in the in- dustry by being one of the first companies to have an in-house structural design department. Its new Winder, Georgia, facility opened in 2000. In addition, WestRock has donated an additional $50,000 to support the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation’s operations. WestRock employs 39,000 at more than 250 manu- facturing facilities, design centers, research labs, and sales offices around the world. Bay Tech Label Earns SGP Certification The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) has announced that flexographic label printer Bay Tech Label of St. Petersburg, Florida, has earned SGP certification. Bay Tech Label produces a wide range of labels and


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When a successful label printer like The Label Shoppe needed to streamline their production process, they turned to Anderson & Vreeland. With demands for shorter runs and tighter delivery windows, Ryan Gaytan and his team knew a digital press was the solution… “Being new to digital label production, we sought a partner offering strong support, a thorough knowledge of the marketplace and challenges converters face every day.” Anderson & Vreeland offers a complete range of digital and conventional equipment and software, plus single source responsibility for label and package printing requirements. a competitive advantage over other label printers.

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Uteco Completes New Installations

Uteco has completed its first two mid web Onyx XS platforms installations in North America. Popular Ink located in Dallas, Texas, known as a traditional narrow web manufacturer in the label industry, in- stalled its first 32-inch-wide water-based central im- pression flexo press. This gives the company the ability to double its current speed to print LDPE to shrink films for the flexible packaging industry. Aladdin Packaging located in Long Island, New York, has installed a new mid web Onyx XS 40-inch- wide press for solvent ink print. This addition will complement its existing Onyx wide web presses.The company is looking to be more integrated in the mid web market to service its customer base. The Onyx XS reportedly gives Aladdin the ability for quick changeover and low waste to accommodate its short run business. LED Press In other news, the world’s first LED UV-enabled ultra-fast low migration VLF Flexographic press has reportedly passed its print tests and is on schedule for commissioning this month in the press hall of flexible packaging print specialist La Gerunda Merlet- ti of Cremona, Italy. During the tests, which took place on October 11 at Uteco’s advanced manufacturing facility near Verona, the team from La Gerunda was joined by spe- cialists from partner manufacturer Air Motion Sys- tems to see the Uteco Onyx 810 CI running at speeds up to 400 meters per minute.The La Gerunda Onyx 810 has been specified with eight printing sta- tions, 1250 mm maximum web width and 1100 mm maximum print repeat cycle. Seven AMS LED UV cur- ing lamps are fitted at the printing stations around the Central Impression drum with the eighth situated at the exit of the web on the top deck. Pack Expo East Set To Surpass Inaugural Event Registration is now open for PACK EXPO East 2017, taking place February 27–March 1 at the Pennsylva- nia Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The three-day event will feature 400 exhibiting com- panies and will span more than 100,000 net square feet, providing the opportunity for attendees to ex- change ideas with 7,000 peers. According to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Tech- nologies, the sophomore edition of PACK EXPO East will surpass the results of 2015’s inaugural event.

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DuPont Calls For Entries For Packaging Innovation Awards DuPont Packaging is again requesting global packaging companies to enter to win a DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation. Entries will be received through February 10, 2017, and forms and information are accessible at packagin- . The long-celebrated awards program distinguishes companies that have answered to the worldwide mandate for improvements in customer product experiences and sustainability. “As the industry’s longest-running, global, independently judged com- petition, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innova- t ion he lps out s tanding innovat ions achi eve industry validation and recognition,” said Dale Out- hous, Vice President – Ethylene Copolymer s, DuPont Performance Materials. Entry is free and applicants are not required to use DuPont materials in the packaging assembly. The in- ternational panel of packaging leaders who serve as judges consider excellence in technological advance- ment, responsible packaging and enhanced user ex- perience.Winners will join an elite group of industry leaders to be showcased globally mid-May 2017.

Coveris Labels Division Awarded For Sustainability Coveris, a UK-based packaging manufacturer, has been presented with the Energy and Environment Award at the Best Factory Awards hosted by Cranfield School of Management to celebrate manufacturing ex- cellence in the UK. The Best Factory Awards (BFA) competition invites entries from UK manufacturing plants with the purpose of promoting and rewarding industrial excellence.The BFA 2016 Awards Ceremony took place October 14 at the National Motorcycle Mu- seum and Conference Center in Birmingham. Criteria for the Energy & Environment Award in- cluded overall environment performance of the fac- tory and sustainability playing an important role of the management strategy. Coveris’ Lealand Way site in Boston, Lincolnshire, which took part in the Best Factory Awards, is a self-adhesive label printer for fast moving con- sumer goods (FMCG) specializing in chilled foods and produce.The site was also nominated for Facto- ry of the Year, and shortlisted in three further cate- gories: Household and General Products Plant Award; Continuous Improvement Award and Supply Chain Award.

OEC’s Jack Schloesser is the original pioneer of the continuous ITR Seamex ® sleeve. When he first saw Seamex, he knew it had great potential and could revolutionize the flexographic industry. Jack and his company spent the next 25 years continually developing, refining and improving the Seamex sleeve. Today, Seamex is the gold standard with over 50,000 sleeves in the marketplace, making OEC the largest digital ITR photopolymer sleeve manufacturer in North America. We proudly celebrate 25 years of an OEC original.

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Walmart Sustains ( Cont’d from Page 1)

materials; as well as clearly communicate recyclabili- ty using consumer-friendly labels, such as the Sustain- able Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle label. The goals align with the zero-waste goal the retail

Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

giant extended across its entire supply chain “from farming and manufactur- ing, consumption to end of life” earlier this year. As part of the Support Recycling pillar portion of the Playbook,Walmart will introduce the How2Recycle label on select Great Value and Equate products at Wal- mar t and Sam’s Club stores. The retailer discovered that two-thirds of con- sumers do not recycle empty packages if in- structions are not print- ed on the package. According to statistics cited by Walmart, more than 35 million tons of

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.

Laura Phillips, Walmart’s Senior Vice President for Sustainability, introduced the Walmart Sustainable Packaging Playbook at the company’s annual Sustain- able Packaging Summit.

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.

packaging were discarded in 2013 and only 14 per- cent of plastics were recycled. The retailer said 90 percent of customers want to recycle, but 67 percent indicate it would make it easier to recycle if the product was better labeled. “We believe a best practice is to use labeling that helps customers recycle, such as the How2Recycle label, to communicate the recyclability of a package,” said Jack Pestello, Senior Vice President, Private Brands,Walmart U.S.“The How2Recycle label is also a great conversational tool between merchants and suppliers to discuss if a package is designed with re- cyclability in mind.” “Both Walmart and Sam’s Club private brands sup- plier s are now working on incorporating the How2Recycle label,” said Ashley Hall, Senior Manager, Sustainability.“It is a rolling program.We expect that any of our sustainability work be part of any refresh- es or new products, but it is not designed to dead- stop, slow down, hinder the work that we do every day.As new products are coming to market, as a pack- age is being refreshed, we are encouraging our pri- vate-label supplier s to use consumer-fr iendly recycling labels like How2Recycle.”

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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Bobst K5 Expert Unveiled At Manchester Open House More than 80 visitors from around the world at- tended this year’s Bobst Manchester Open House held at its Competence Centre on October 18. The event saw the world premiere of the new Bobst K5 Expert metallizer. The Bobst K5 Expert can run at speeds up to 1,200 meters per minute, is available in widths from 2,450 mm to 3, 650 mm and can house increased roll diam- eters of up to 1,270 mm to meet new industry trends for improved productivity. Demand for pressure sensitive tapes in the Asia/Pacif- ic region is projected to increase 5.3 percent per year to 28.3 billion square meters in 2020, according to a new report fromThe Freedonia Group. Growth will be boosted by continued economic ex- pansion in much of the region, particularly in India and Indonesia, as well as China and a number of smaller countries. “China’s tape demand is expected to decelerate considerably from the nearly double-digit annual gains registered between 2005 and 2015, but it will still be among the world’s fastest growing tape mar- kets in 2020, and will remain by far the largest mar- ket,” said analyst Mike Richardson. Gains in Japan will remain slow due to market maturity, below average economic growth, and population decline. However, it will continue to be one of the world’s major tape markets, as well as a significant producer. Platinum Equity has signed a definitive agreement to sell Mactac Americas, LLC, to Lintec Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $375 million. The sale is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2016. Lintec, headquartered in Tokyo, is a manufacturer of adhesive-related products with operations in 15 countries around the world. Mactac, headquartered in Ohio, is a manufacturer and distributor of pressure sensitive labels with operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Platinum Equity acquired Mactac from Bemis Com- pany, Inc. in November 2014. In August 2016, Plat- inum Equity divested Mactac’s European business to Avery Dennison. PS Tapes In Asia/Pacific To Grow 5.3% Annually Lintec Corporation To Acquire Mactac

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FTA Announces Forum 2017 Theme, Venue, Chairs The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) an- nounced that Trending Now as the official theme of the 2017 event. More than 2,000 attendees, repre- senting every segment of the supply chain, are ex- pected to attend the April 30-May 3 event, held at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel in downtown Phoenix,Arizona. The sessions will include: • Flexo: Legals, Markets and Logistics • The “Press Crew” Crisis: NowWho’s Going to Run My Press? • Disruptive Technologies: Embrace the Possibilities • It’s All About Ink! • Let’s All Get RIPed: Practical Prepress • Pressroom Pressures • Corrugated • Not Only How to Use, But How to Choose: Flexo Consumables 101 • Surveying Production Performance: Flexography 102 The program agenda will also offer a complimenta- ry pre-conference session, hosted by the Flexo Quali- ty Consortium (FQC). Program development is being led by Forum Chairs, Paul Teachout, Nilpeter, and Bob Coomes,

Plastic Packaging Technologies. Abstract review, speaker selection and session format determination is underway. Coinciding with Forum 2017 is the INFO*FLEX Exhibition, which celebrates its 35 an- niversary in 2017. The event takes place May 1-2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. American Packaging To Add New Plant American Packaging Corporation will build a 350,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Chili, NewYork.The company plans to add 262 permanent jobs by 2021. The company is a flexible packaging converter that specializes in flexographic and ro- togravure printing, multi-ply extrusion and adhesive lamination of film, paper, and foil, and pouch and bag fabrication to meet a variety of requirements. American Packaging will invest nearly $170 million in this project, with Empire State Development pro- viding the company with up to $14.7 million through performance-based Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits and Upstate Revitalization Initiative grants. Rochester Gas and Electric also facilitated the project by provid- ing the company with up to $870,000 in grant fund- ing for electric and gas infrastructure.

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Walmart Sustains ( Cont’d from Page 8)

In terms of optimizing design, Walmart will be asking corrugated packaging suppliers for more flute options and thinner liner board in retail-ready packaging. In addition to working with suppliers to innovate when it comes to sustainable packaging,Walmart also works with a number of NGOs and other industry or- ganizations, including the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the Closed Loop Fund, the Association of Plastic Recyclers, and The Sustainability Consortium (TSC). By the end of 2015, Walmart U.S. achieved 82 per- cent diversion of materials from landfill and diverted an average of 71 percent in international markets. Print China Welcomes Largest Attendance Numbers The 6th All in Print China trade fair concluded in Shanghai with 724 exhibitors, the largest number in the show’s history, from around the world and 76,818 domestic and international visitors, a 24.2 percent increase compared to the 2014 event. On 861,000 square feet of exhibit space, the latest development and trends of the global printing indus- try were presented with the theme Discover the Fu- ture of Printing . More than 100 domestic associations and groups at- tended All in Print China, in addition to 45 overseas buyer groups from more than 20 countries including the U.S., Germany, South Korea, Australia, India, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. All in Print China 2016 was held in five indoor and six outdoor halls, covering seven themes: digital pre- printing, integrated printing, package post-printing, label industry and flexography as well as the Innova- tive Materials Pavilion and the Innovation Factory special exhibit. The 7th All in Print China will take place in 2018 in Shanghai. Amcor Acquires Hebei Qite Packing Amcor has acquired Hebei Qite Packing Co. Ltd. in Northern China for $28 million. Qite has one plant located in Hebei, North China and the busi- ness generates sales of more than $28 million from the sale of flexible packaging products to large do- mestic customers within the dairy and food seg- ment s . The acqui s i t ion rema ins subj ect to regulatory approvals.

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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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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MacDermid. The Global Flat-Top Dot Experts. MacDermid’s team of product experts leveraged their expertise in engineering dot shape to develop LUX® In-the-Plate™ , a game changing technology commercially available since 2014 and awarded the 2016 Technical Innovation Award by the FFTA. LUX® In-The-Plate™ technology is available exclusively fromMacDermid and provides all the benefits of LUX Lamination, but with the convenience of flat-top dots right out of the box. No additional platemaking steps or equipment are needed to take advantage of the print quality and consistency that LUX flat-top dots provide. When you want to take your flexo print to the next level, count on the company that innovates with you in mind. Count on the global Flat-Top Dot Expert, MacDermid.


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Pamarco Theodore (Ted) Gallagher has been appointed Gravure Technical Sales Engineer for the Armotek Gravure Division of Pamarco. RotoMetrics Karen Moreland of RotoMetrics was named 2016 Supplier of the Year at the Tag & Label Manufacturers In- People & Places

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stitute (TLMI) Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, on October 18th.The Supplier of the Year Award rec- ognizes the efforts, contributions, and leadership of key partners to the Tag & Label industry. RotoMetrics is a founding member of the organization. Moreland has been an active member of TLMI, chairing the 2011 Annual Meeting and co-chairing the 2014 Technical Conference. She has devoted the majority of her career to working with converters, OEMs and industry experts to support RotoMetrics’ development of products and services critical to the label, tag and packaging markets.

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Sun Chemical Ralph Arcurio, a Technical Manager for the Polymer Science Team at Sun Chemical, was named this year’s re- cipient of the Inventor of the Year Award from the New Jersey Inven- tors Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at the W Hotel in Hoboken, New Jersey, on October 27th.

Ralph Arcurio

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AVT Yariv Avisar has been appointed Chairman of the board of directors for AVT. Avisar replaces Mr. Dani Falk who resigned from the AVT board last month for personal reasons.

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