FMN | June 12th, 2017

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June 12, 2017

Vol. 19 No. 12

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Fisher Buys Packaging Products reported by Greg Kishbaugh

Students Tour Mark Andy Facility A group of more than 50 students and lecturers from the Polygraphy Department of the local Technical University were invited to Mark Andy’s showroom and demonstra- tion facility in Warsaw, Poland, for a private tutorial session on labels and narrow web technology. This fol- lowed the recent Open House that attracted converters from Europe and beyond, so the students could see the same extensive range of Mark Andy machines in action. Welcoming the group, Area Sales Manager Lukasz Chruslinski ex- plained Mark Andy’s activities in Poland and Europe and why the company had chosen to locate its new European showroom and demonstration facility inWarsaw. Introduction To Labels By way of introduction to labels and label printing technology, the students were given a short history lesson that traced the important stages from the simple hand printed beginnings in the 1700s to the so-

F isher Container Holdings has acquired flexographic printing and converting solutions provider Packaging Products Corpo- ration (PPC). Based in Mission, Kansas, PPC is involved in flexo- graphic printing and converting of flexible films, bags and pouches that are used in food packaging. PPC provides various solutions, including single web, micro-perforation, laser scoring, lamination, anti-fog and pre-made bag solutions. Established in 1968, PPC also provides film substrates, ink

systems , and con- trol led atmosphere packaging solutions for customers. It oper- ates several 10-color f lexographic presses, which include solvent- less adhesive lamina- tor s and extrus ion laminators. The company’s cre- ative services include brand development, line extensions, die line development,

Fisher Container’s facility in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, features high-definition flexographic printing in up to 10 colors.

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package design, photography and food styling, digital asset management, color proofing, and prototypes and mock-ups. The firm operates two manufacturing facilities, including one in Mission and other in Rome, Georgia. “We expect the combination of these companies will enable us to enhance the value and service we provide to our cus- tomers,” said Fisher CEO Kevin Keneally. Fisher is a portfolio firm majority owned by investment funds (Cont’d on Page 4)

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