FMN | August 17th, 2020

Vol. 22 No. 17 An N.V. Publication Market News FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry For More Than Two Decades ®

August 17, 2020

Converters Eye Consumer Changes

TLMI Plans 2020 Virtual Meeting

TLMI has announced that the as- sociation’s interactive virtual Annual Meeting will take place November 11-12, 2020. The meeting’s theme, “V2V: Beyond Uncertainty,” evokes the event’s virtual-to-virtual format with a speaker and presenter lineup that will focus on and address the most pressing issues currently facing TLMI’s converter and supplier mem- bers. Presentation topics include the current economic landscape’s im- pact on our industry, exclusive label/ narrow web packaging industry mar- ket forecasts and trending, how the global pandemic will continue to af- fect printed packaging and strategies for B2B sales in a virtual world. For the first time, the Annual Meet- ing’s full program and content will be available to any and all employees at TLMI’s member companies. In ad- dition to interactive networking op- portunities and professional presen- tations, there will be a special Virtual Awards Ceremony where the TLMI Label Award and Calvin Frost Envi- ronmental Leadership Award win- ners will be announced.

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T he Covid-19 pandemic will certainly have a wide-ranging im- pact on many aspects concerning the ways in which compa- nies operate their businesses. It will also greatly affect the ways in which the retail environment changes and how the behavior

of consumers alters and evolves. Many of these changed are on- going and we may not know the cumulative effects for years. But it is already abundantly clear that the ways in which con- sumers interact with shopping and the products they purchase have been forever altered. DS Smith, one of the largest providers of e-commerce packag- ing in Europe, has done research on the topic, discovering that many of the shopping habits consumers have adopted due to the Covid lockdown are here to stay. Sixty-four percent of European consumers say they shopped more online during Covid-19 with 89 percent saying they will continue to shop as much online or even more post-lockdown. In the UK alone, this rapid increase in e-commerce is expected

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advancing to the flexible packaging prototype/bench sample development round.The deadline to submit a concept outline is September 25. Avery Dennison Films Certified Under APR Guidance The Clear Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film portfolio from Avery Dennison Label and Packag- ing Materials has been certified to comply with the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Critical Guid- ance Protocol for HDPE recycling.TheAvery Dennison BOPP portfolio is reportedly the first to pass testing, and the company is committed to expanding the port- folio of film materials with pressure sensitive emulsion acrylic adhesives that meet the APR HDPE Critical Guidance moving forward. The APR Critical Guidance is a comprehensive labo- ratory scale protocol that is used to assess the compati- bility of packaging products with reclamation systems. The Critical Guidance for HDPE-CG-01 was released on July 20, 2020. Avery Dennison is the first label manufacturer to achieve certification in accordance with the new guidelines.The company has previously achieved certification with APR Critical Guidance for PET plastics.

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has issued a call for entries for the 2021 Student Flexible Packag- ing Design Challenge. In its 17th year, the FPA the Student Design Chal- lenge honors flexible packaging solutions developed by students. Flexible packaging is used to package a wide variety of items. From retail food to medical and pharmaceutical products, the packaging possibilities are endless. The “challenge” for students is to develop a flexible package solution that addresses a packaging issue, such as consumer convenience or the protection of food.The package should advance the use of flexible packaging; make an improvement over an existing flexible package; convert a non-flexible package into a flexible package; or package a product that is not currently available in flexible packaging. Students are asked to submit a concept outline pri- or to sending in the flexible packaging prototype/ bench sample. The concept outline will be evaluated and when approved, students may then send in their prototype/bench sample. Students may work on the design in conjunction with their packaging schools. FPA members may be available as mentors to students

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FTA Prepares For Virtual Exhibit At Fall Conference FTA has announced the details of its Virtual Exhibit, a replacement for Fall Conference 2020’s Tabletop Ex- hibit.The Virtual Exhibit realizes the need for package printers and converters to continue to conduct busi- ness while recognizing the unique situation presented by COVID-19. Attendees can video conference with exhibitors—either on-demand or at a specified time through a built-in appointment scheduler—to watch product demonstrations, point to issues in their plants and receive customized, tailored solutions. No additional software or downloads are required— the Virtual Exhibit can be accessed from any web browser, enabling exhibitors to receive video calls on any internet-connected device. Utilizing a smartphone or tablet’s camera, they can virtually walk an attend- ee through their showroom, showcase machinery and even run a press. Attendees enter the Virtual Exhibit through a Virtual Lobby, where they can select from all exhibiting com- panies or filter by business category.After making a se- lection, they are taken to that exhibitor’s Virtual Booth. Each Virtual Booth is customizable and features a pro- motional video or slideshow, company description, lead generation with optional gamification and prizes, and multiple calls to action. TheVirtual Exhibit opens at the start ofVirtual Fall Con- ference 2020 on October 5 and is available to attendees 24/7 for the duration of the event. Following the end of Virtual Fall Conference 2020 on October 7,theVirtual Ex- hibit will remain open for an additional seven days—clos- ing on October 14—and will be open to all members of the package printing and converting industry. I.D. Images Acquires Kieran Label Corporation I.D. Images LLC, a pressure sensitive label converter with headquarters in Brunswick, Ohio, has acquired Kieran Label Corporation in San Diego, California. Kieran Label Corporation, founded in 1979 by Kieran F. Vanier, also the founder of Vanier Graphics Corporation, is a vertically integrated and ISO certified label manufac- turer.Kieran specializes in converting and printing pres- sure sensitive label materials and offers solutions for the agriculture, food and beverage, health care, medical de- vices, cosmetic and logistics industries. I.D. Images will continue to operate Kieran Label out of its San Diego, California location under the leadership of Allen Henry. In addition to Brusnswick, I.D. Images has facilities in Bentonville,Arkansas; Greeneville,Tennessee; Cincinna- ti,Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina and California.

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tion. Men and younger people prioritise convenience, while women and older generations focus on safety. However, despite the changing purchasing land- scape, one thing remains steadfast: consumers remain committed to the green economy. Despite the myriad concerns consumers face during the pandemic, sustainability is an increasing concern for shoppers post-lockdown. Almost a quar- ter — 23 percent — are more likely to buy online if items are delivered with less packaging or more sus- tainable packaging, and 21 percent are more likely to buy online if their products arrive in more recyclable packaging. Altered Behavior American management consulting firm McKinsey & Company has analyzed the ways in which consumer behavior has been altered in the wake of Covid-19. McKinsey’s research concluded that,without a doubt, consumers will shop increasingly online once the pan- demic has passed. Categories where expected growth in online shoppers exceeds 35 percent include essen- tials such as over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, grocer- ies, household supplies, and personal-care products. Even discretionary categories such as skin care and (Cont’d on Page 7)

Changing Consumer (Cont’d from Page 1) to add £5.3 billion to e-commerce sales in 2020, total- ling £78.9 billion. An overwhelming 91 percent of European consum- ers now feel confident about buying items online. Surely one of the biggest impacted industries going forward will be grocery stores. It’s a segment that’s seen the biggest increase during Covid-19, with 41 percent of consumers reporting an increase in online shopping. DS Smith’s research shows that grocery shopping may be forever altered by the pandemic with 62 per- cent of consumers stating they will continue to buy groceries online. There is a similar trend for hygiene products, and home and garden products. The online shopping habits have changed also in oth- er areas, with more than half of consumers — 52 per- cent — saying they plan to continue or increase how much they spend on arts and crafts online. The changes in shopping trends is not only in the area of volume; consumers are finding entirely new avenues to shop. Forty-three percent of European con- sumers said they have signed up to a new shopping website that they hadn’t used before lockdown. The reasons consumers give for moving online during the pandemic differ among gender and genera-

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Report Analyzes Counterfeiting In India

The Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA), a self-regulated industry body of anti-counter- feiting and traceability solutions providers unveil the first edition of its report The State of Counterfeiting In India - 2020 , that highlights the trends of counter- feiting incidents reported in India for the period 2019 and 2018. According to the report, counterfeiting incidents have risen steadily in the last few years and in 2019 these have increased by 24 percent as compared to 2018. Globally, counterfeiting now stands at 3.3 percent of global trade and is impacting the social and economic development of countries. Even in the Covid-19 crisis, it has been observed that the criminals are taking ad- vantage of the high market demand for personal pro- tection and hygiene products and providing fake and sub-standard products which are a direct threat to our paramedical professionals, security volunteers, and so- ciety at large. The key findings of the report are as follows: • The number of counterfeit incidents in India in- creased by 24 percent between 2018 to 2019. • The top 10 sectors with the highest number of counterfeit cases reported include currency, FMCG, alcohol, pharmaceutical, documents, agriculture, infra- structure, automotive, tobacco, lifestyle and apparel. Amongst these currency, alcohol and FMCG continue to be the top three sectors with the highest counter- feit incidents in the last two years. Among these, the FMCG sector is most vulnerable as counterfeit inci- dents in the sector increased by 63 percent between 2018 (79) to 2019 (129). • States including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Punjab, Jharkhand, Delhi, Gujarat, and Uttarakhand are amongst top ten States which need urgent attention to frame anti-coun- terfeiting policy mechanism. UP continues at the top followed by Bihar, Rajasthan and together these three States represent almost 45 percent of the total coun- terfeit incidents reported in India in the last two years. • Counterfeiting activities are not limited to high- end luxury items. Common day to day items including cumin seeds, mustard cooking oil, ghee, hair oil, soaps, baby care vaccines and medicine are increasingly re- ported counterfeited by criminals. • A spike in cases being reported about fake hand sanitizers, masks, and PPE kits has been observed during the COVID crisis. Between February to April 2020, more than 150+ cases of counterfeit incidents had been reported including fake PPE kits, sanitizers, and masks.

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makeup, apparel, and jewelry and accessories show expected customer growth of more than 15 percent. While the shift to online shopping has been near universal across categories, high-income earners and millennials are leading the way in shifting spend on- line across both essential and nonessential items. Gen X has experienced a similar online shift, although not at the same scale as millennials. Gen Z has concentrat- ed its shift online in particular categories: apparel and footwear, at-home entertainment, and food takeout/ delivery. One seeming casualty of the pandemic is brand loyalty. An astonishing 75 percent of US consumers report trying a new shopping behavior in response to economic pressures, store closings, and changing priorities. This general change in behavior has also been reflected in a shattering of brand loyalties, with 36 percent of consumers trying a new product brand and 25 percent incorporating a new private-label brand. Of consumers who have tried different brands, 73 percent intend to continue to incorporate the new brands into their routine. Gen Z and high earners are most prone to switching brands. Brand Disloyalty The beneficiaries of this shift include big, trusted brands, which are seeing 50 percent growth during the crisis, and private labels,which have outpaced the retail market. Some 80 percent of customers who start- ed using a private brand during the pandemic indicate they intend to continue using it once the COVID-19 crisis subsides. Shoppers have cited a number of reasons for switch- ing brands, with availability (in-store and online), con- venience, and value leading the pack. For marketers, this highlights the need to quickly be- come aware of when shoppers are migrating brands or retailers and then to manage the logistics to ensure product and service availability. As Americans contemplate going back out to shop, hygiene and hygiene transparency have emerged as important sources of concern. It is becoming increas- ingly important for stores and restaurants to not only follow hygiene protocols (thorough cleaning and masks for consumers and employees are top priori- ties) but also communicate effectively that they are following those procedures. US consumers have already started to change their behavior in response to hygiene concerns. Technolo- gies that enhance hygiene, particularly contactless ac- tivities such as food and grocery delivery and curbside pickup, are taking off.There is strong intent to contin-

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FPA Publishes Sustainability Report On E-commerce The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has re- leased the Sustainability Life Cycle and Economic Impacts of Flexible Packaging in E-commerce Report . E-commerce is a growing economic segment and as more products are shipped via e-commerce, brands continue to look for ways to optimize the shipping, reduce costs, and reduce environmental impact, while offering consumers a positive experience and protect- ing the product. In an effort to achieve these goals, more brands and e-commerce providers are using flex- ible packaging as either the primary package due to its ability to withstand robust handling and limit leaks, or as the e-commerce delivery pack itself as a way to reduce the amount of packaging material and space utilized. FPA partnered with PTIS, LLC to provide a holistic view of the sustainability benefits that flexible pack- aging offers in e-commerce and to quantify the envi- ronmental and economic shipping impacts comparing flexible packaging to other formats across a range of products. For the report, five different LCA case studies were developed using the EcoImpact-COMPASS LCA soft- ware, which allows for quick life cycle comparisons between different package formats and included a wide range of products including shoes, cereal, peanut butter, laundry detergent, and flat mailers.All primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging, including dunnage from the packages,were used for the assessment.Dun- nage is a filler that is used to prevent a product from shifting during shipping, resulting in product damage. Dunnage may be either paper or plastic based, and in- cludes crumpled paper, corrugated inserts, air pillows, and bubble wrap. Additionally, the product-to-package ratio, as well as the amount of packaging that is landfilled for 1,000 kg of each product, was determined. The amount of packaging landfilled was based on the recycling rates for each material while assuming none of the flexible packages were recycled. However, most flexible pack- aging used in e-commerce applications, including bub- ble dunnage or poly mailers, are made of LDPE, which can be recycled with grocery bags and other films as part of the grocery store drop-off program.These ma- terials can qualify for the How2Recycle store drop-off designation if they go through the certification pro- cess. The results from many of the case studies show that flexible packaging has more preferable environmental attributes for carbon impact, fossil fuel usage,water us- (Cont’d on Page 10)

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Changing Consumer (Cont’d from Page 7) ue contactless activities across the United States.As an example, 79 percent of consumers intend to continue or increase their usage of self-checkout in retail after COVID-19.Millennials and Gen Z are the widest adopt- ers of contactless activities. Around 40 percent of U.S. consumers have reduced spending in general, and they expect to continue to cut back on nonessentials specifically. This reality reflects profound discomfort about the state of the economy. With overall consumer spending declining, intent to spend in essential categories is increasing.Even among those with higher incomes, intent to buy discretionary products still lags significantly. Tied to the concern about the state of the economy is an increasing consumer focus on value—especially for essential categories. For example, in shampoo on Amazon, value and mass products have experienced the greatest increase in share, at two- and five-percent- age-points gains, respectively. Premium shampoo prod- ucts have seen significantly less growth in comparison, losing more than five points of volume. Back To ‘Normal’ As economies reopen, 73 percent of consumers are still hesitant to resume regular activities outside the home.They are concerned about going to a hair salon, gym, or restaurant, but are especially worried about shared environments, such as public transportation, ride sharing, air travel, and being in crowded spaces, such as attending large indoor or outdoor events. As retailers contemplate the changes in consumer behavior, they will need to adjust their strategies and execution to adapt to the new norms, including: • Adjusting mix and spend to where the consumer is now, i.e. go digital, • Revamping messaging and creative to be in sync with the times, particularly in terms of hygiene and value, • Ensuring the end-to-end journey meets the new hy- giene and at-home needs, • Managing corporate social-responsibility efforts to build brand strength authentically, and • Refocusing on online and pickup solutions and re- building real-time measurement plans, as traditional media-mix models won’t suffice. As a result of the pandemic, business have had to adapt to change at rates heretofore unimaginable. Ev- ery day brings a new challenge that must be addressed in ways never before imagined. CPGs and their con- verter partners must be prepared to find creative and long-lasting solutions to the many challenges ahead.


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age, as well as material disposed of when compared to other package formats.This is due to the efficient use of resources enabled by flexible packaging. An additional benefit of flexible packaging includes the robust nature of the material, which can help reduce leaks or package breaks, thus significantly improving consumer enjoyment of a product (and brand). This is important in an e-commerce environ- ment where a product is handled at least three times as often as is done within a traditional retail channel. AICC Offers Hybrid Events AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has added hybrid courses to the lineup of online and dis- tance learning opportunities. A hybrid event may include pre-work, homework, workbooks, group work, and activities. There is a live-online portion of the training, which takes place over multiple days, with industry presenters.After the course is completed, there are also follow-up activities, like a group forum or coaching. In late September, The Leadership Mirror will give leaders a view of their current skills and any potential gaps in communication, decision-making, and manag- ing change. October brings Maximize Sales Results: Develop New Sales Skills for Today’s Market , which will offer intensive training to help salespeople and sales manag- ers understand the technology and relationship-build- ing skills needed for a more virtual world. In November,AICC will offer Corrugated Essentials . This AICC program has been revamped to provide the exploration of corrugated packaging traditionally of- fered during this popular seminar as a hybrid event. Also, during November, Financial Reporting and Analytics for Converters: Level 1 will help converters understand financial metrics and what they mean. Additional hybrid events are scheduled in January on Corrugated Printing and DigitalApplications in Printing. Domino Acquires Lake Image Systems Domino has acquired Lake Image Systems, a produc- er of automated, vision-based inspection systems for quality control and data verification. Prior to the acquisition, Domino and Lake Image Sys- tems worked together for more than 20 years, on proj- ects to supply vision solutions for data verification to Domino’s commercial and digital printing customers.

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AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current technology flexo mounting tapes and backing sys- tems for corrugated 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 thick- ness range requirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving ser- vices for unique customers & applications. A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distribu- tor of flexographic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imaging systems and software specifical- ly designed for flexography. ARC International Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. ARC International is a world leader in the manufac- turing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnology laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manufacturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers. DuPont Packaging Graphics DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and fin- ishing 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 indus- tries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print performance, and environmental benefits.

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Catapult Ups Productivity With Flexo Wash Technology Catapult Print, Orlando, Florida, is customer-driven business that has invested heavily in the latest technol- ogy. When company CEO Mark Cook started Catapult Print in April of 2018, he invested in Nilpeter presses and kitted out their production site with the most in- novative technology. Catapult operates 24/7 to fulfill demand and ensure they are always delivering for the customer.They are rapidly growing, having just installed their fourth Nil- peter press in the space of two short years with the capacity to house ten full-time presses. Cook recognized that the lost time incurred by poor anilox and parts cleaning was a pressure-point toward the company’s “zero down-time” objective. The former anilox cleaner that Catapult used was causing some tension towards the company’s tight production goals, which in turn slowed down the efficiencies driven by their advanced make-ready procedure. The cleaning portion of the production chain was the weak link, with too much time being spent trying to clean aniloxes that never really were getting clean.

In light of this, Catapult purchased the FW Handy 2x2 Anilox Cleaner.This anilox cleaner allows for four aniloxes to be cleaned in a single cycle, removing all unnecessary down-time and producing like-new parts after every wash. After seeing the positive results from the FlexoWash Anilox Cleaner, Catapult decided to purchase the PK Eco Maxi WR PartsWasher, as well. Before installing the FlexoWash equipment: • Catapult cleaned 1-5 anilox rolls per day, some- times running the same anilox for hours as it wouldn’t be clean enough. • It spent $13,000 a year on cleaning solutions. •The former anilox cleaner could only clean one an- ilox at a time. • To clean an anilox roll, it would have to be run many times through the cleaner as it was not clean enough on the first pass. •The company had a few hours of downtime a week dealing with dirty anilox rolls. • Parts were cleaned manually by hand, by one dedi- cated employee. • Cleaning parts would consume an entire shift. After installing the FlexoWash equipment: (Cont’d on Page 12)

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• The company cleans 10-20 rolls per day. • It spends $6,000 a year on cleaning supplies. • Flexo Wash anilox cleaner cleans four rolls at the same time and they are totally clean after one cycle. • Most anilox rolls are cleaned once a week. • Anilox rolls that are used for metallics, adhesives and/or whites are washed after each use. • Flexo Wash machines have completely eliminated weak colors and spitting issues with the ink. Ink down- time is down to nearly zero hours a week due to how well the aniloxes are cleaned. • The dedicated parts washer employee is being uti- lized in other departments. Time spent cleaning the chambers is significantly reduced. Vollherbst Signs Agreement For EcoLeaf Metallization German label printer VollherbstDruck GmbH will start utilizing an EcoLeaf metallization unit from A B Graphic International (ABG). The company predicts ROI from EcoLeaf in only six months. It is expected to be installed in September 2020 onVollherbst’s existing A B Graphic Digicon Series 3 converting machine. In 2021, VollherbstDruck GmbH will celebrate 100 years in business. It is a family-run company employing more than 110 people and working with more than 300 brand owners internationally. The company, which is said to have a specialization in highly refined labels for wines and spirits, currently exports 40 percent of its products. Flint Group Delivers EGP Webinar Flint Group has collaborated with industry partners to deliver a webinar on the latest technology available to deliver successful extended gamut printing (EGP). With live footage of the latest SOMA Optima² CI flexo press in action at the SOMA Technology Centre in Lanskroun, Czech Republic, the team printed an eco-friendly, full high definition, EGP design reverse printed on polypropylene film. The design focused on 80 lpcm (203 dpi) HiQ ex- panded gamut printing, demonstrating gang-run print- ing of ten brand extensions printed in different brand colors.The job utilized low volume aniloxes and high intensity inks in CMYK, as well as green, violet and a high opacity white. Flint Group’s FlexiPrint MV inks are reportedly modified nitrocellulose-based inks, which have been optimized for flexographic surface or lamination printing on a wide variety of films.

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Eaglewood Technologies provides the award-winning Sitexco 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 reliable, 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 Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, man- ufacturers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: nyloflex ® photopoly- mer 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. Harper Corporation of America We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than any- one in the world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world. Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or corrugated markets, Harper continu- ously strives to bring new flexographic products and services to the printing industry that will improve the

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Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2020 September 10-12, 2020 Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre Bangkok, Thailand FTA Fall Conference October 4-7 Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter Cincinnati, OH Labelexpo India October 28 - November 1, 2020 India Expo Centre

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Durst North America Steve Lynn has been named Director and GM, New Markets for Durst North America. Central National Gottesman Acquires American Packaging Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals in- dustries, has acquired Northern California-basedAmer- ican Packaging.American Packaging, founded in 1976 has a broad portfolio focused on high-growth markets such as medical devices, food processing, pharmaceu- tical and technology products.

Greater Noida, Delhi NCR Pack Expo International November 8-11, 2020 Chicago, IL TLMI Converter Meeting

March 21-23, 2021 Windsor Court Hotel New Orleans, LA drupa 2021 April 20 – 30, 2021 Dusseldorf, Germany FTA InfoFlex 2021 May 3-4, 2021 Kansas City, MO SuperCorrExpo 2021 August 8–12, 2021 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL Labelexpo Europe September 21-24, 2021 Brussels Expo Brussels, Belgium CorrExpo 2021 September 27 - 29, 2021 St. Louis, Missouri FTA Fall Conference October 4-6, 2021 Frisco, TX TLMI Annual Meeting October 17-19, 2021 Naples Grande Beach Resort Naples, FL

QSPAC Industries Joins FLAG As Vendor Partner

FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC) has signed a Vendor Partnership with overlaminate film manu- facturer QSPAC Industries headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California. QSPAC Industries, Inc. is a worldwide supplier of self wound overlamination products and films for the roll label and flexible packaging industries. QSPAC Indus- tries’ multiple manufacturing and shipping locations provides products and on-time deliveries to FLAG Members located across the United States. TLMI Accepting Submissions For Print Awards For the first time in the association’s history, every TLMI converter member will be allowed to submit three Print Awards submissions at no cost. This year marks the association’s 43rd PrintAwards Competition as narrow web converters from around the globe pre- pare to submit their companies’ applications. The deadline for submissions is September 15.

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Domino Lloyd Kent has joined Domino as Senior Sales Manager for Corrugated,

Jonathan Brewer

Digital Printing NorthAmerica.Kent brings to Domino more than 30 years of experience. His career includes roles as sales development manager, national & region- al sales manager, and regional market director.

Kent’s career in corrugated began with Bobst, where he spent 15 years selling corrugated and folded carton machinery throughout the United States. Over the past 6+ years he has been providing both single-pass and multi-pass digital solutions to the cor- rugated industry with HP, and most recently EFI.

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