FMN | December 10th, 2018

Year In Review ( Cont’d from Page 11)


business of ABN AMRO, from majority shareholder Braver Investments, Oost NL and the founders of MPS. Badger Tag & Label, Random Lake, Wisconsin, held a grand opening for its new facility. Following an official ribbon cutting, members of Badger’s manage- ment team gave guided tours, explained highlights of the new facility, and detailed Badger’s capabilities. The new facility serves as Badger’s main office, as well as the production areas for digital and flexo- graphic printing, and the rewind operations. Harper Corporation of America donated six anilox rolls to Fundeplast , a non-profit flexographic training foundation. Headquartered in San Salvador, El Salvador, Fundeplast has received a donation totaling $18,000. Continental Datalabel installed three Mark Andy Performance Series P5 presses for its three manufac- turing facilities in Texas, California and Illinois. The 17-inch P5 presses, each equipped with 8 flexo sta- tions, are the first 8-color machines for the printer. The press configurations are identical at each plant, equipped with Mark Andy’s QCDC (Quick Change Die Cut) finishing technology, a cold foil unit, and smart blade system. Belgian label converters Desmedt invested heavily in a package of cleaning technology manufactured by Flexo Wash . The overall investment, which exceed- ed € 150,000, was part of a major re-organization of Desmedt’s production capability at its plant in Bornem, close to Brussels. Geostick Group , a manufacturer of self-adhesive labels, acquired a new Nilpeter FA to future-proof production and add capabilities in flexible packag- ing, special tags, and self-adhesive labels. Geostick has a long-standing relationship with Nilpeter, and the new FA complements its existing line-up totalling five Nilpeter FA-4 presses at locations in Utihoorn and The Hague, Holland. Koenig & Bauer won two awards at this year’s Ger- man Stevie Awards ceremony at the Adlon Hotel in Berlin, Germany. K&B won a Gold Stevie Award for its product campaign “Built for your needs.The B2 press- es” in the category Marketing Campaign of the Year Agriculture / Industry / Construction and a Silver Ste- vie Award for Communication or PR campaign of the Year in the field of Marketing / Business to Business. Mark Andy acquired Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc. , a U.S.manufacturer of finishing equipment for foil stamp- ing, die cutting, folding and gluing, and UV coating. Graphic Packaging International , Atlanta, Geor- gia, agreed to acquire substantially all the assets of PFP, LLC , and its related entity PFP Dallas Convert- ing, LLC . PFP is an independent converter focused

Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies provides the award-winning Sitex- co Laser Systems, Sanilox ™ Systems and Sani-Blast ™ Mobile Service. Sitexco Laser Systems are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning and are perfect for packaging and label printers. 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 offer 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.

J I MacWilliam Co., Inc.

Used equipment for flexible packaging, folding carton, paper, film, foil and non-woven industries. Professional, knowledgeable service for more than 30 years.

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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