FMN | November 28th, 2016

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November 28, 2016

Vol. 18 No. 24

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Esko Addresses FDA Label Changes by Greg Kishbaugh F ar-ranging changes are coming in the arena of package goods that will have immediate and considerable impact on CPGs and their converter partners. The importance of un-

GSI Sells To Cypress Multigraphics GSI Technologies, based in Burr Ridge, Illinois, sold its Industrial Graphics business unit, the label, nameplate and overlay division, to Cypress Multigraphics, LLC, head- quartered in Tinley Park, Illinois. GSI’s label division will be transi- tioning to Cypress over the coming weeks. The Functional Pr inting business unit including all printed electronics manufacturing will re- main with GSI Technologies in Burr Ridge. Cypress Multigraphics is a full ser- vice, label company that specializes in flexographic, screen and digital label manufacturing for a variety of market segments. Sonoco Recognizes Sustainability Goals Sonoco, Hartsville, South Carolina, has awarded a Sonoco Sustainability Star Award to its Alpha facility in Beavercreek, Ohio, for driving land- fill reduction through improved waste stream management.

Esko has three methods to address the changes in Nutrition Facts labels. The first ( above ) begins with the Brand Owner.

derstanding these changes, and being proactive in reacting to them, cannot be overstated. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will introduce a modernized Nutrition Facts label for packaged goods. The downstream implications to such an an- nouncement are enormous, effecting a massive number of flexo printers and converters. Many companies serving the packaging industry have already aggressively laid out plans for ways in which to help their (Cont’d on Page 9)

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