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For exclusive content and breaking news p lease visit www.flexomarketnews.com Between October 16-23, Bobst Biele- feld will demonstrate in its Compe- tence Center the latest addition to the range of CI flexo press for flexible pack- aging.The new machine leverages the technical developments introduced by Bobst in 2018 that maximize process consistency in CI flexo printing. Bobst Plans Open House Events Bobst has several open house events planned for the fall at several of its facilities. Visitors to the Bobst Manchester Open House on October 15 in the UK will hear about new ap- proaches to circular economy barrier solutions, looking at the new materi- als emerging in the market.They will also see live demonstrations showing how barrier performance can be op- timized through coating combina- tions in air and vacuum. On October 16-17, Bobst Italia will introduce attendees to the full size Coating Pilot Line housed in Bobst Italia’s newly built Competence Cen- ter complex. The line, shown in live demonstrations on the day, will be used for real production process test- ing, R&D trials, development of new products and promo batches.
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A record number 550 delegates were welcomed to the 28th annual EskoWorld tech event, held June 24-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville,Tennessee. The event gathered together customers who are brand owners and suppliers from across the packaging and print sector to dis-
cover, demonstrate and discuss the latest innovations that can add value to their businesses. Unique in the event landscape in that it provides a platform for the entire value chain to interact and exchange ideas, EskoWorld brings brands and their suppli- ers together to learn about solutions for challenges they have in common. Melissa Plemen, Esko Director of Marketing North America, said that as part of the three-day event packaging professionals will learn how they can gain new capabilities, using Esko tools to deliver error-free packaging for their customers faster than ever before. Robert B. Tucker, President of The Innovation Resource, provided the keynote address for EskoWorld.
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McDonald’s Canada To Test Sustainable Packaging McDonald’s Canada is putting sustainable packag- ing options and recycling initiatives to the test at two “Green Concept Restaurants.” These quick service restaurants will serve as incubators for new cups, lids, cutlery, stir sticks, and straws made from renewable, recycled, or certified sources. Testing is scheduled to begin over the next few months at one McDonald’s Canada restaurant locat- ed in London, Ontario, and one in Vancouver, British Columbia. UPM Raflatac Powered By 100% Renewable Energy UPM Raflatac’s factory in Mills River, North Carolina, is reportedly the first manufacturing facility in North Carolina whose electrical supply is generated entirely by renewable sources through Charlotte-based Duke Energy’s NC Renewable Energy Program. This year, the Mills River factory opted to increase its renewable electricity use from 4 percent to 100 per- cent. Renewable electricity is generated from sources like wind, solar and hydropower. UPM Raflatac has a 2030 target to reduce fossil CO2 emissions from its
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ICPF Donates To Expand UT-A Corrugated Program
Six years ago, the International Corrugated Packag- ing Foundation installed a DT 3000 CAD sample table (donated to ICPF by Vanguard Packaging) and Artios software (donated by Esko) to initiate a partnership and packaging design program for the University of Texas Arlington graphic design students within the university’s Art &Art History Department. That same year, Jana Harris (Harris Packaging) whose firm is an ICPF corporate partner, was recruited by ICPF to serve as ICPF’s representative to University of TexasArlington’s (UT-A) new corrugated packaging ad- visory board. Like the ICPF representatives who have been appointed to the advisory boards established at its other 25 partner universities, Harris has donated extensive time to provide input on UT-A’s corrugated packaging program, to mentor corrugated packaging faculty and students, to hire student interns and new graduates, and to promote the hiring of student interns by other ICPF corporate partners with operations in the region. Most recently, Harris Packaging donated an addition- al 2002 Kongsberg CAD table to the UT-A program.
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This past year, UT-A also applied to ICPF’s university packaging award program to enhance its corrugated program. UT-A will be provided up to $124,350 in do- nations of equipment and funding over three years to expand its corrugated packaging curriculum to eight separate courses, to create a new a minor in corrugat- ed packaging design, to hire two adjunct professors from the industry, and to pace a large scale flatbed printer, as well as 20 computers, desks and chairs to upgrade UT-A’s packaging design lab. The assistance provided to University of Texas Ar- ICPF & University of Texas Arlington students and faculty were on hand for the dedication of the ICPF donations of the DT 3000 table and Artios design soft- ware that jumpstarted the university’s corrugated packaging design program.
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Mondi Aims To Produce Sustainable Packaging
Mondi Group has played a significant role in Proj- ect Proof, a Pioneer Project facilitated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF).The project has created a proof-of-concept prototype flexible plastic pouch incorporating a minimum of 20 percent post-consum- er plastic waste originating from mixed household waste.The pouch is suitable for packaging household products such as detergent. Project Proof is part of Mondi’s commitment to the Ellen MacArthur New Plastics Economy Initiative. It is focused on designing products in line with circular economy principles and has shown that it is possible to use unclean and raw post-consumer recycled content to create new flexible packaging. Mondi will now develop the prototype fur- ther to ensure it can be rolled out as a commercially viable product for its multinational FMCG customers. This will support Mondi’s work as a signatory of the New Plastics Economy Commitment to ensure a min- imum of 25 percent of post-consumer waste is incor- porated across all its flexible plastic packaging where food contact regulations allow by 2025. Paper and Packaging Board To Host State Webinar The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) will hold its annual State of the Campaign webinar on Wednesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 18, marking the 4th year of the start of the Paper & Packaging Board – How Life Unfolds national campaign. P+PB’s President, Mary Anne Hansan will discuss the latest campaign impact data, share campaign highlights and give an overview of what’s ahead in 2019. Registered attendees will also be given the opportunity to ask questions about infor- mation not readily available through other channels. More information about the 30- to 45-minute we- binar, as well as registration details can be found at www.paperandpackaging.org . Phoenix Challenge Plans Golf Tournament The Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) will host its annual fundraiser to support growing Flexo in Edu- cation — the annual PCF Golf Tournament.This year’s event will be held Wednesday, September 18, at Stone- bridge Golf Club in Monroe, North Carolina. Sponsor- ships and foursomes are available: Platinum, Gold and Silver levels, single hole sponsorships and several other categories are available.All proceeds go directly to sup- porting flexography throughout college, vocational and high school scholarship competitions and programs.
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Flex Pack Installs Flexo Wash Plate, Anilox Washers Colombian flexible packaging provider, Flex Pack SAS, has installed FlexoWash technology at its plant in Bogo- ta to help improve the quality of work being produced on its two flexo printing presses. Founded in 2001 and still owned and managed by Carlos Alberto González and his wife Maribel Jácome, the company is vertically integrated offering a variety of services in-house from extrusion to rolling, printing, and valve inserting. Cur- rently around 90 percent of all output is printed, and then supplied to markets as diverse as food and bever- age, household goods, and medical supplies. It was with the addition of its second printing press in 2018 that Flex Pack realized the need to improve its overall production efficiency. Following a visit to La- belexpo in Chicago and a meeting with the FlexoWash team, the decision was made to invest in a PW82WR PlateWasher and an FW992XL AniloxWasher. Accord- ing to González, the machines have transformed Flex Pack’s capability to reduce cleaning times and brought a degree of automation to the production process. Converting technology manufacturer Karlville, Miami, Florida, has decided to specify Vetaphone Corona tech- nology for its range of thermal laminators. The decision to use the Danish manufacturer has allowed Karlville to offer a fully integrated surface treatment solution to its customers that reflects the quality of its own product, according to company President John Price. Positive ID Labels Acquires Dabbon and Banbury Positive ID Labels is set to complete its second acqui- sition in under a week after it finalizes the purchase of Oxfordshire, UK-based Banbury Labels. The Melbourne, South Derbyshire-based business had earlier completed its acquisition of Dabbon La- bels, based in Silverdale, Staffordshire. Positive ID, which also acquired Tiverton, Dev- on-based Limbus Labels last year, offers low-volume, full-color digital and high-volume, full-color flexog- raphic printing to all industries. Karlville Switches To Vetaphone Corona
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Uteco Group Launches SQL Interface
the machine directly through a dedicated PLC and to collect, analyze and send data directly into production at the machine and vice versa. SQL could be installed not only on last generation machines but as an upgrade to all Uteco’s machines. Users can collect real time information directly “on the field”, by a direct and never interrupted line to be processed and enhanced: this is the new SQL interface. AWT Labels Wins 3M Supplier of the Year Award AWT Labels & Packaging, a label and flexible packag- ing converter headquartered in Minneapolis, Minneso- ta,was honored with the 2018 3M Supplier of theYear Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness. This year, 3M recognized 13 suppliers, among thou- sands in its global supply base, for world class perfor- mance 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 performance (quality, delivery, responsiveness, cost, and technology roadmaps). An awards ceremony was held June 20 at the 3M Innovation Center.
Uteco Group,in the wake of the U.D.A.A.(Uteco Data Acquisition andAnalysis system) a project successfully presented in Drupa 2016 destined from the beginning to be implemented and customized, is now officially presenting the SQL by Uteco interface. Following the many requests for applications of interfaces connected between the various manage- ment systems in view of Industry 4.0, this new and further DBMS is now available, a database managing system that uses the SQL (Structured Query Lan- guage) allows not only data acquisition but a real exchange, an IN & OUT of machine production data or the most complete integration of a machine to its management systems. In 2018, 20 software systems have already been in- stalled and 3 of them to well- known Italian compa- nies.A positive comment on the functions of the soft- ware was given by Plastotecnica Spa, the Italian leader in flexible packaging that has implemented intercon- nection between the Uteco Diamond plants and the ERP management system to optimize the performance of the production system in terms of response times, quality and cost-effectiveness of the process. The software allows customers to communicate with
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Study Provides Flexible Packaging Market Assessment Respondents to the 2019 Flexible Packaging Market Assessment, a new report from PMMI Business Intel- ligence, said that although most have not used nano- technology, 83 percent of respondents have heard of it, and 32 percent of manufacturers are interested in learning more about it and its benefits. Nanotechnology, the study and use of structures be- tween 1 nanometer (nm) and 100 nanometers in size, can potentially be used to increase the shelf life of foods,minimize spoilage, repair tears in packaging, and alert the consumer about the safety of product. Food packaging and monitoring are a major focus of food industry related nanotechnology research right now. While nanotechnologies remain a distant prospect to influence food packaging materials or equipment, several respondents say nanotechnology has huge po- tential, even though it is still some years out and is most likely being used in lab applications rather than commercially. Some respondents claim that there may be slight hesitation in introducing this to the market because it will make consumers question the quality of freshness of products. Growth Of Pouches Another more certain flexible packaging development will be the growth of pouch use in the coming years. Standup pouch use will continue to grow, and new emerging processing technologies such as HPP (High Pressure Processing) will open new categories for flex- ible packaging.These growth areas will create opportu- nities for small to mid-sized companies to tap into the market and compete with legacy brands on the shelf. AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, brought 12 packaging professionals together to tour Pacific Southwest Container and attend back-to-back seminars held June 4-5 and June 6-7 in Modesto, Cali- fornia. Both seminars were led by Dr. Scott Ellis, Ed.D., Principal,WorkingWell LLC. These two Seminars — Production Leadership: Next Level Supervision of People & Process and Produc- tion Measurement: Benchmarking & Buy-in — were about engaging and equipping employees.The course- work focused on converting the willing to the willing and capable.Attendees, with the support of Ellis, also strategized about converting the unwilling and capa- ble, like change resistant long-term employees, back to engaged employees. AICC Hosts Leadership, Benchmarking Seminars
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Esko President Mattias Byström opened the event with a speech outlining the current landscape of the sector, explaining how Esko is constantly developing new technology to meet the demands of a rapidly changing industry. Byström spoke of the challeng- es facing the sector; from increasing regulation on a worldwide scale to the ever-growing variation in colors and physical media being demanded. Byström showed how these challenges represent an opportuni- ty for growth, with Esko focused on enabling ‘packag- ing heroes’ who can uphold trust in their companies’ capabilities and thereby in the entire packaging value chain to drive the industry forward.
During Byström’s morning presentation, he honored five individuals for their contributions to the industry: • Design Manager Hero : Angela Clinefelter, Senior Brand Design and Packaging Manager at Kimberley Clark; • Prepress Specialist Hero :Bill Lawrence,Automation Systems Manager at Southern Graphic Systems; • Brand Leader Hero : Frank Goddiess, Director of Packaging Systems at Colgate; • Prepress Leader Hero : Marybeth Foss, Director of Prepress for Fortis Solutions Group; and • Structural Packaging Designer Hero : Scott Harris, Senior Structural Design Lead at Bennett Packaging. The three-day event featured more than 70 speak- ers, including Mark Johnson, a Grammy winner, film director and motivational speaker; and Ryan Baysa, the Structural Packaging Designer and Lab Lead at Lumi. (Cont’d on Page 13) Members of the Esko management team answer questions at the EskoWorld press conference (from left), Mattias Bystr ö m, President; Stephen Kaufman, Chief Product Officer, Brand Owner; Pascal Thomas, Director Flexo Business; Bernard Zwaenepoel, VP Software Business; Chris Miller, VP North America; Danielle Sauve, VP Marketing; and Stephen Kaufman, Chief Product Officer, Brand Owner.
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lington is a part of the ICPF’s 2018 - 2021 Corrugated Packaging University Endowment Awards program in which ICPF’s 25 partner universities and other colleges around the country were invited to submit proposals to expand or create new corrugated curricula.Eleven cam- puses that submitted proposals were selected to sign partnership/asset placement agreements to receive ICPF purchased equipment, donated design software, and funding for up to three years. As an extension of this program,universities across the nation will be invit- ed annually to submit additional corrugated packaging curricula proposals that will be considered to receive ICPF’s university packaging award assistance. Two Sides Study Examines Print Perceptions A new survey commissioned by paper advocacy group Two Sides reveals that numerous mispercep- tions exist in the public’s understanding of print and paper. More than 6,000 consumers from across the continent (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Nor- way, Sweden and the UK) were surveyed by indepen- dent research companyToluna on their environmental concerns and preferences relating to paper. The findings showed that 60 percent of consumers believed European forests are shrinking when in fact over a 10-year period they have been growing by an equivalent of 1,500 soccer fields every day, according toTwo Sides.Meanwhile, only a fifth of those surveyed believed the paper recycling rate in Europe exceeds 60 percent,whereas the true figure is reportedly more than 72 percent, while 53 percent believed that paper production uses an excessive amount of water, while 93 percent of water is reportedly returned to the envi- ronment after treatment. And while 75 percent of those surveyed believed it is important to use paper products from sustainably-man- aged forests, only 34 percent said they pay attention to forestry certification labels when coming to purchase paper products.Two Sides said this could be explained, however, by a lack of awareness of two of the major certification schemes, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of For- est Certification (PEFC),with only 34 percent of respon- dents aware of FSC and 27 percent aware of PEFC. The survey also asked respondents to rank the en- vironmental impact of several common materials and products. Consumers believed wood to have the least environmental impact, closely followed by glass and paper.Plastic was considered to have the worst impact on the environment.
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ciation’s (EFIA) Technical Innovation awards. “The innovative Esko Print Control Wizard software took more than two years to develop and was designed to have a positive impact on a broad range of repro- graphics processes,” said Robert Bruce, Esko Product Manager. “For our customers, the improved accuracy of the dot gain curve created by the Print ControlWiz- ard ensures that everything on the plate is much more consistent. The Association for PRINT Technologies brought the print community together in late June at the PRINT Innovation Exchange at the Millenium Hotel in Minne- apolis, Minnesota. Launched in December 2018, the program has now expanded into an on-going series of learning sessions as part of the new curricula being developed by APTech for print professionals. For more information on the educational opportu- nities being presented by the Association for PRINT Technologies, visit PRINTevent.com for the full sched- ule of speakers at the Learning Experience at PRINT 19, October 3-5 in Chicago, Illinois. PRINT Technologies Examines Innovation
The keynote speech at this year’s event was delivered by Robert B. Tucker, President of The Innovation Re- source, a California-based consulting firm devoted ex- clusively to assisting companies seeking to improve top and bottom-line performance through systematic innovation. Print Control Wizard At a press conference held during the event,Danielle Sauve,VP,Marketing for Esko, discussed the company’s Print Control Wizard and the fact that the technology has been shortlisted for the ‘Award for Innovation’ by judges at this year’s Label Industry Global Awards. Designed to improve the flexo implementation pro- cess and print quality via Crystal Screens,Print Control Wizard reportedly offers the sector a simplified, stan- dardized approach to screen and curve creation, out- putting a new Crystal Screening algorithm to address a wide range of potential print issues. Esko developed the Wizard in response to industry calls to simplify the implementation of screens and dot gain curves.The Label Industry Global Award shortlis- ting is the latest nomination for the technology, which has previously won the FlexographicTechnical Associ- ation (FTA) and European Flexographic Industry Asso-
TLMI Annual Meeting October 27-30, 2019 Omni LaCosta Resort & Spa Carlsbad, CA Labelexpo Asia 2019 December 3-6, 2019 Shanghai, China Pack Expo East March 3-5, 2020 Philadelphia, PA TLMI Converter Meeting March 8-10, 2020 Austin, TX drupa 2020 June 23 - July 3, 2020 Dussedorf, Germany
printTHINK Summit Sept. 11-13, 2019 Hyatt Regency O’Hare Rosemont, IL Graph Expo 19 Sept. 22-25, 2019 Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL Pack Expo September 23-25, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada Labelexpo Europe Sept. 24-27, 2019 Brussels Expo Brussels, Belgium Print19 Oct. 3-5, 2019 McCormick Place Chicago, IL All in Print China October 24-28, 2019 Shanghai, China
GRAPH EXPO 20 October 4-7, 2020 Chicago’s McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois Pack Expo International November 8-11, 2020 Chicago, IL
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of experience and service in the cor- rugated, folding carton, and rigid box industries in sales and executive roles at Bobst, an active AICC Member, and Goss International. In addition to pre- vious Associate Membership in AICC, D’Angelo has served on the Board of Directors of the International Corru- gated Packaging Foundation, includ- ing a term as chairman in 2007/2008. “During his tenure as AICC Vice President, he has shown his knowl-
edge of the markets, pragmatic leadership, and drive,” AICC Chairman, Joseph M. Palmeri, President Corru- gated Packaging, Jamestown Container Cos.“His long- standing relationships in the industry and ability to engage AICC members also bolsters his ability to help growAICC and ensure its vitality.” FTA Katie Graham has joined the Flexographic Techni- cal Association as its Marketing and Communications Manager. Graham has spent the last 11 years at Pamar- co, where she developed and managed marketing cam-
paigns, formulated a lead-generation model, and pushed the company’s social media channels to further con- nections and engagement with cus- tomers. Graham received a 2019 FTA President’s Award at Forum 2019 in early May, an acknowledgement of her commitment to strengthening the Association. She has served on the FTA Supplier Leadership Council, FTA Membership Committee and FTA
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