Board Converting News, April 11, 2022

Flexographers Connect, Create Results At 2022 Industry Events Flexographers representing every part of the package printing workflow and hailing from around the world came together at FTA’s FORUM & INFOFLEX 2022. The events—FTA’s first in-person FORUM and INFO FLEX in three years—took place March 13-16 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel and Fort Worth Convention Center, re- spectively, in Fort Worth, Texas. “I was impressed again this year with the level of our speakers and the information that was presented in the sessions—Everything lived up to and exceeded my expec- tations,” said FORUM 2022 Chair Bart Wright of Pacificolor. “I am very appreciative to FTA for the opportunity to chair FORUM and I had a great partner to work with in Laura Wright. Our industry continues to thrive and excel, and FO- RUM is definitely one of the reasons why.” FORUM 2022’s theme of “Corralling Solutions, Creat- ing Results” took shape throughout more than 25 techni- cal presentations. Industry experts discussed applications for cutting-edge pressroom technologies, PQX and CxF, and optimizing for high-speed and long-run print jobs. Anilox roller manufacturers deliberated over engravings and other criteria in “The Great Anilox Roll Debate 2022.” Segment specialists explored how to expand flexographic business offerings and expand into new markets. In “It’s Always the Ink’s Fault,” speakers located the root causes of production problems commonly blamed on ink. And a panel answered the question “How do I fix this?” by inves- tigating real-world print issues. FTA’s conferences are known for the interactivity, and FORUM 2022 lived up to that reputation. Using the FTA Events app or through a Web browser, attendees partici- pated in live polls during presentations, asked and voted on questions during Q&As, and rated each session. “As co-chair of FORUM and an exhibitor at INFOFLEX, I thought that the conference really came together well,” said Laura Wright of CSW Inc. “It was great to see every- one after two years of holding FORUM virtually. Cheers to all for a successful event and for being in the ‘Wright’ place at the ‘Wright’ time!” For two days at INFOFLEX 2022, printers and con- verters saw hundreds of new technologies from suppliers serving every major segment. They spoke to solutions experts face-to-face and discovered first-hand how to su- percharge their business. Innovation Central—a mainstay of the INFOFLEX show floor—was the site of 12 technol- ogy-focused discussions from exhibitors, offering details on how to integrate the latest products and services into production. FTA’s next in-person event—Fall Conference 2022— takes place October 11-13 at the Northern Kentucky Con- vention Center, across the river from Cincinnati, OH. The conference will feature the return of INFOFLEX at Fall Conference, with full-sized booth spaces.



Corrugated Replacements, Inc. is a production powerhouse that manufactures high quality machine parts and replace- ment parts for the corrugated and paperboard converting industries. CRI can redesign, engineer, and manufacture any part while providing a rapid turn-around rate, keeping machines running at their peak performance and limiting down time.

C.U.E., INC. www.Anvi

Makers of single and dual-width Timesaver® Anvil Covers, the premier urethane anvil cover for corrugated die cutting. Timesaver® covers feature construction of solid steel back- ing and solid steel locking components to ensure a precise fit every time. C.U.E., Inc. also offers Dura-Latch and Cor- Lock anvil covers, and urethane Lead Edge Feed Wheels.


The EMBA group supports a complete line of corrugated converting machinery for the worldwide market. EMBA’s Quick Set technology enables the highest productivity across a broad range of converting equipment, from mini to super jumbo. EMBA also includes the McKinley jumbo line of flexo folder gluers and rotary die cutters as well as ser- vice, rebuilds and upgrades for both EMBA and McKinley.


Eaglewood Technologies provides the award winning Sitex- co Laser Systems, Sanilox™ Systems and Sani-Blast™ Mobile Service. All systems are safe for the environment and pro- vide proven tested results. Sitexco Laser Systems are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning and are perfect for packaging and label printers.


ArtiosCAD and Kongsberg are the most trusted names in CAD/CAM solutions. Esko’s ArtiosCAD is the most widely used CAD software in the world. Esko’s Kongsberg series of tables brings you reliable, outstanding quality for sample- making and short run production.


Domino is a leading manufacturer and distributor of digital printing and product identification solutions. Celebrating its 44th year, Domino is headquartered in the UK and North America headquarters are Illinois. Domino has 25 subsid- iaries, representation in over 120 countries, and over 2,900 employees worldwide .


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