Vol. 22 No. 13 An N.V. Publication Market News FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry For More Than Two Decades ®
June 22, 2020
TC Transcontinental Pushes For Growth
NAM Passes Injustice Resolution In the wake of the May 25 murder of George Floyd under the knee of a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the National Association of Manufacturers’ Executive Committee unanimously voted to pass the Pledge for Action, an 11-point commitment plan for manufacturers to advance justice, equality and opportunity for black people and all people of color. Advancing Justice “My heart is heavy with recent events,” said Michael W. Lamach, Chairman and CEO of Trane Technol- ogies and Chair of the NAM Board of Directors. “While the killing of George Floyd sparked this outcry, this is a crisis that has gone unaddressed for far too long. We introduced this Pledge for Action to demonstrate our companies’, our association’s and our industry’s commitment to being part of the solution and to stand against injustice and create a better future for the black community and all com- munities of color.” Around the country and through-
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T C Transcontinental, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has acquired the assets of Enviroplast Inc. The equipment acquired will be used for converting plastic scrap recovered from sorting fa- cilities and other commercial, industrial and agricultural sources into recycled plastic granules.
TC Transcontinental’s vieVERTe brand offering is comprised of custom, proprietary structures that are engineered to provide an end-of-life solution for flexible packaging.
Launched in 1976 as a direct marketing company,TCTranscon- tinental has experienced explosive growth over its more than four decades of business.Today it is reportedly the largest print- ing company in Canada. In 2014, with the purchase of Capri Packaging, a flexible pack- aging supplier based in Clinton,Missouri, the company launched its packaging division as a way of diversifying, particularly in light of the tougher market realities posed by the commercial printing segment.The packaging division focuses primarily on
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Gallus Group,Epson,Xeikon,HP and Domino.More de- tails and dates for the second series will be announced later this summer. Baldwin Technology Acquires Western Quartz Baldwin Technology Company Inc. has acquired cer- tain assets of Western Quartz Products, an ultraviolet curing and exposure company. NiceLabel introduces New Cloud-Based Business Model NiceLabel, a developer of label design software and label management systems, is introducing a new cloud-based business model that will enable its part- ners to deliver labeling solutions-as-a-service securely and remotely in the pandemic and beyond. The new NiceLabel channel offering is based around Label Cloud, reportedly the world’s first multi-tenant label- ing software-as-a-service. The cloud-based labeling solution acts as a virtual collaboration tool for labeling, enabling NiceLabel’s reseller partners to demonstrate, sell and configure labeling solutions for customers, re- motely from their home.
TLMI will be holding a series of technical webinars featuring supplier member experts who will be taking attendees through different aspects of the label-printing production process.The printTHINK Series, an exten- sion of the association’s printTHINK technical forum, will kick off on June 23 and every two weeks thereafter TLMI members will have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in areas including tapes, inks, substrates/materials, tooling, automation and digital print advancements. All supplier member participants are 2020 Platinum and Gold Sponsors of the association. The first webinar in the series will feature TLMI member Anderson & Vreeland discussing an overview of process optimization. Series webinar dates and top- ics for the coming months are as follows: TLMI Webinar Series 1 — Optimization: Overview —Anderson &Vreeland, June 23, 2 pm EST Mounting Tapes — 3M andTesaTape, July 7, 2 pm EST Inks — Flint Group, July 21, 2 pm EST Substrates —Avery Dennison and 3M,August 4 Tooling — Rotometrics,August 18 The association will feature a second series in Sep- tember that will focus on automation and innovation, featuring association members Nilpeter, Heidelberg/
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A 20/20 View Of Sustainable Packaging By Cheryl Baldwin Vice President of Consulting for Pure Strategies Sustainable packaging is a keystone issue for corpo- rate sustainability. As one of the first environmental concerns companies began to tackle proactively, inter- est and efforts had notable resurgence in the last few years, partly spurred by the attention on ocean plastic. Then the pandemic hit, and the market changed — characterized by higher demand for single-use packag- es and bags, and lower availability of recycled materials When we look ahead, are we on the path to a circular and sustainable system for packaging? Shopping bags have long been a focus in sustainabil- ity — from looking at greenhouse gas impacts (paper is higher) to litter (plastic has more challenges) and significant policy action.A shift away from a focus on single-use design emerged. Studies pointed out that bags that are effectively reused can be the best envi- ronmental option. Food service and consumer goods companies also were exploring this shift to durable packages for reuse. Over one-third of the participating product and pack- aging companies reported to the New Plastics Econ- omy Global Commitment that they are testing such options.While the pandemic impacted momentum for reusables in shopping bags and food services (for var- ious reasons), it did not stop the growth of these solu- tions for consumer goods. Trailblazing Helping blaze the trail is TerraCycle’s Loop program. Consumer brands partner with Loop to offer products in a durable package that when empty, get collected in various channels, cleaned and sanitized by Loop, and then refilled by the manufacturer for another use. Such commercially cleaned reusable packages or consumer refillable packages are poised for growth, given their two-pronged benefits of hygiene and sustainability. Reusable solutions are one path of a circular econo- my, but there is far more effort to advance another cir- cular approach, recycling. Companies have more goals for designing for recycling and recovery, and increas- ing recycled content than other packaging issues. Designing recyclable packages begins with using recyclable materials. Colgate-Palmolive redesigned its toothpaste tube to be made of high density polyeth- ylene (HDPE), instead of the traditional mix of plastics and metal that is not recyclable. Another design strat- egy is to avoid mixing materials. Paper cups usually
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the TC Transcontinental launched vieVERTe, its port- folio of sustainable products, in addition to its new 2019-2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Plan, Act- ing Together. In addition to North America, TC Transcontinental Packaging has operations in Guatemala, Mexico, Ec- uador, United Kingdom, New Zealand and China.This sector has more than 4,000 employees, the majority of which are based in the United States. Utilizing Flexo Its platform is comprised of one premedia studio and 28 production plants specializing in extrusion, lami- nation, printing and converting. TC Transcontinental Packaging offers a variety of flexible plastic products, including rollstock, bags and pouches, coextruded films, shrink films and coatings.The sector services a variety of industries, including dairy, coffee, proteins, pet food, agriculture, confectionery, supermarket fresh perimeter and frozen foods. The company utilizes extensive flexographic tech- nology in its pursuit of high-end packaging. The company offers HD flexographic with Expanded Gamut 7-color process printing, as well as flexo line and process printing up to 11 colors. (Cont’d on Page 15)
TC Transcontinental (Cont’d from Page 1) flexible packaging and has expanded its business footprint through the acquisition of Ultra Flex Pack- aging, based in Brooklyn, NewYork, in 2015; and the acquisition of Robbie Manufacturing, based in Lenexa, Kansas, and Flexstar Packaging, based in Richmond, British Columbia, in 2016. In 2017, the company acquired Les Industries Flex- ipak, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and 2018, the company acquired Coveris Americas, at a cost of C$1.69 billion, the largest acquisition in the company’s history.The acquisition added 21 production facilities to TC Transcontinental Packaging’s flexible packaging platform, for a total of 28. The same year, TC Transcontinental also acquired Multifilm Packaging Corporation, a producer of con- fectionery packaging in North America based in Elgin, Illinois. A Strong Foundation Last year,TC Transcontinental became the first Cana- dian-based manufacturer to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commit- ment.The Corporation pledged, by 2025, for 100 per- cent of its plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable. In its pursuit of greater sustainability,
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have unrecyclable plastic coatings. Smart Planet Tech- nologies developed a recyclable cup solution, and col- laborative efforts such as the NextGen Cup Challenge likely will spur additional advances. Designing for recyclability, however, is not the silver bullet. Used packages need to be recycled. Recycling rates generally have been on the rise in the United States, adding up to about 50 percent of packaging and containers being recycled. However, that is large- ly comprised of paper and cardboard (75 percent of recycled packages). Only about 13 percent of plastic packages are recovered in the U.S.Adding to this, the pandemic led to a decrease in recycling. Companies are improving consumer communication about recycling, such as using the How2Recycle label. There is also investment in developing recycling in- frastructure and collaborating on solutions for harder to recycle items — such as The Recycling Partnership initiatives, the Materials Recovery for the Future initia- tive to increase film collection, the Hefty Energy Bag for chemical recycling, and the Closed Loop Partners funding expansion of recycling capability. To close the recycling loop, the recovered material needs to be used. While companies have committed to using it, fossil fuels prices were declining and then tanked during the pandemic, driving virgin plastic prices well below recovered plastic.The availability of recovered materials also decreased.Undoubtedly, com- panies will question their plans to increase recycled content in the current market. Supporting The End Market Companies relying on recycling as the way to ef- fectively manage their packaging after use have a re- sponsibility to support the end market for recovered material by continuing to use recycled content.There will be obstacles with price and availability, but they can be managed with measures such as investing in infrastructure development and design improvements (such as removing extra packaging material). Responsible fiber sourcing goals were among the first sustainable packaging targets,with many expiring in 2020. Loblaws met its target in 2018 by sourcing recycled or certified fiber. IKEA, Procter & Gamble and most other companies are on track to meet their 2020 targets.While progress has been made, sourcing fiber responsibly is still a gap for too many companies. The Consumer Goods Forum and others also see a need to take fiber sourcing to the next level, reach- ing beyond responsible sourcing for each company’s supply chain to landscape-level approaches that reach additional suppliers within a region and support in-
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out the world, George Floyd’s death has spurred pro- test and action, highlighting the inescapable inequities that are too often downplayed and brushed aside by those with the power to make a difference. Merck Chairman and CEO Ken Frazier addressed the June 11 Executive Committee meeting. He noted that, “Opportunity and equality have the power to change the course of not only an individual’s life, but of his- tory. Through education, I was given the chance to overcome the opportunity gap that exists in this coun- try, and I believe that this pledge, if taken to heart by the NAM members, can do the same for thousands of Americans and in particular African Americans.” The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and ed- ucation partner of the NAM, will continue to support manufacturers’ efforts to improve diversity and inclu- sion in the workplace and to deliver on these new commitments. The MI, via its Diversity and Inclusion Pillar, will be deploying tools, resources and knowl- edge to help manufacturers put actions to their words and build more inclusive workplaces. “This is a difficult time for our country, and manufac- turers all have a role to be part of the solution—in our homes, in our companies and in our local communi- ties,” said ChuckWetherington, BTETechnologies Pres- ident, NAM Executive Committee member and Small and Medium Manufacturers Group chair. To read the full Pledge for Action, visit nam.org/ pledgeforaction . In other news, following the decision by the U.S. Su- preme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons made this statement: “This ruling, one of the most consequential since Obergefell, not only sends a powerful message of in- clusion and equality to millions of Americans but also affirms that LGBT Americans cannot be fired just for being their authentic selves at work. “Too many LGBT Americans go to work every day hiding who they are or whom they love because they believe that simply living authentically would mean losing their jobs and livelihoods. The Supreme Court has begun to lift that heavy emotional burden and made history by affirming that LGBT workers are enti- tled to federal protections, too. “For our part,manufacturers are committed to build- ing diverse and inclusive workplaces, a mission that has taken on renewed importance in recent weeks. We will continue to be advocates for equal opportu- nity and champions for justice—because ultimately, we know that diversity and inclusion makes our work- places stronger, just as it makes our country stronger.”
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Tetra Pak Commits To Net Zero Emissions
Tetra Pak has confirmed its strategic priority in driv- ing the sustainability transformation by setting an am- bition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030 target of net zero carbon emissions across its own operations. “We have consistently delivered on our climate goals, right from the first goal set in 2002, again in 2005 and we are on track to meet our 2020 goal,”said Lars Holm- quist, Executive Vice President, Packaging Solutions and Commercial Operations at Tetra Pak.“In 2017, we were the first company in the food and beverage in- dustry to have our climate impact reduction targets approved by the SBT initiative.” “Most recently, we joined the European Alliance for Green Recovery, the rst pan-European call for mo- bilization on post-crisis green investment solutions,” Holmquist continued. Tetra Pak will focus on four key areas to reach net zero GHG emissions across its own operations by 2030, and to realize its 2050 ambition along the entire value chain. Lowering energy-related emissions through ener- gy conservation; improvements in energy efficiency; installing on site solar photovoltaics; and purchasing renewable energy. Since 2011, Tetra Pak has invested more than EUR 16 million in energy efficiency, pre- venting energy use from increasing by 23 percent over this period. To date the company has installed about 8,000 pan- els, delivering low carbon electricity whilst saving operational costs. A member of the RE100 initiative, Tetra Pak has gone from 20 percent use of renew- able electricity in 2014 to 69 percent in 2019, and it is on track to achieve its 2020 target of 80 percent. This journey included the installation of solar panels across its operations and the purchasing of renew- able certificates. Bryce Invests $10 Million Bryce Corporation’s packaging division is investing $10 million to expand its capacity, enhance its techni- cal capabilities and generate an additional 20 jobs. Bryce Corporation recently purchased a new print- ing press, developed and installed a fully automated extrusion laminator and added two new pouch mak- ing lines. These and other investments will generate 12 new jobs in Memphis, Tennessee, and eight new jobs in Searcy,Arkansas.
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frastructure and policies to get to a “forest positive” approach. Responsible sourcing also fits into climate strategies. With more than 800 companies committed to setting science-based climate targets, impacts from packaging are being evaluated. Colgate Palmolive, General Mills and Walmart have included packaging improvement in their climate programs. In addition to sourcing, re- ducing packaging material use is effective.As this is a cost-savings opportunity, it has been a core approach in sustainable packaging. Since 2010, Procter & Gam- ble had a 13.5 percent reduction in packaging material intensity and Unilever an 18 percent reduction. Exciting sustainable packaging developments emerged from the aim to remove chemicals of con- cern. Coop in Denmark led the way when the retail- er stopped selling microwave popcorn until it could offer its private brand product without the harmful chemicals typically used on the inside of the bag.The new bag was not only free of the chemicals of concern but also became recyclable. Making It A Reality There has been a growing effort across other prod- ucts to remove these grease-proofing chemicals, called per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) that are used on paper-based packaging. While paper should be recyclable, the Sustainable Packaging Coali- tion stated that intentionally added PFAS makes a pack- age not widely recyclable, and Norway is set to ban its use. Footprint was one of the first companies to offer fiber-based packages that are PFAS-free and certified compostable. About 5 percent of U.S. households have access to curbside composting collection — a long way from being a widely available circularity solution. Bioplas- tics, while sometimes compostable, can be recyclable. In 2009, Coca-Cola launched a bottle made with 30 percent bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET). By 2015, it had a 100 percent bio-based PET bottle, as other companies are looking to do the same. Further, bio-based polyethylene (PE) is found in recyclable rig- id and flexible packages. Sustainable packaging is not yet a reality, but there has been progress with reducing packaging weight, sourcing fiber responsibly and exciting developments in material health and bio-based options.There remains a notable gap in building a circular packaging system. Reusable options are emerging, but still niche, and closing the loop with packaging is faced with price premiums for recovered material and low recycling
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Finewebtech of South Korea has reportedly seen a 20 percent increase in production capacity following the installation of its new Nilpeter FA-17.The company has already signed on for two additional Nilpeter FA-Line presses to further expand and streamline the business. Finewebtech was founded in 1987 in the South Ko- rean capital of Seoul.The label and flexible packaging printer primarily deals in cosmetics, household items, foods, pharmaceuticals, and more. In other news, Ivory Coast flexible packaging and label converter Socipack has installed its second Nil- peter 22-inch-wide FA-Line press. Socipack, created in 2016 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, is currently operating within several plastics segments, including film extrusion, injection, blow molding, and woven sacks. The company was established to pro- duce flexible packaging using a couple of complete CI flexo lines with inline finishing, as well as 5-layer co-extrusion film production machinery.
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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 www.ARCInternational.com Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. www.andersonvreeland.com 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 www.cyrel.com/na 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.
A fully equipped 8-color Nilpeter FA-6 flexo press was installed in 2017, and immediately after installa- tion, Hassan Abdallah, general manager at Socipack indicated that significant market needs would lead to acquiring a second press in the near future. In 2019 the company invested in the second Nilpeter 22-inch FA-Line 10-color press, increasing its capacity needed to meet the growing demand for labels in this region.Currently, Socipack is running the two Nilpeter lines in three shifts. Jang Tae-Soo, President & CEO, and Lloyd Jang, General Director, Finewebtech Label Solution System, have installed a new Nilpeter FA-17.
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“but we knew the right thing to do was take action and do our part to keep employees safe and adhere to strict CDC safety guidelines.” Lackner attributes Colbert’s ability to supply the ur- gently needed pharmaceutical packaging orders to an up-to-date business continuity plan (BCP), as well as five key factors: 1.A willing and able workforce 2.The right printing and finishing equipment 3.Technology for quality assurance 4. Inventory availability and trusted supply chain 5. Supportive customer base Colbert is a 60-year-old family-owned business with more than 300 employees, many of whom have been with the company for decades.As a secondary packag- ing producer for pharmaceutical and food-safe prod- ucts, it was deemed an essential business during this pandemic. Upon BCP activation, Colbert’s IT team facilitated and secured home-based operations for its office staff, while production scheduling enacted drastic course corrections in each of its three facilities. Employees adapted to newly required safety prac- tices and worked diligently to balance capacity with customer demand.
Sustainable Packaging (Cont’d from Page 9) rates, especially for plastic packages.The launch of the New Plastics Economy Commitment in 2018 spurred over 200 businesses, including the largest companies such as Walmart, Target, Nestle and Unilever to aim for 100 percent reusable, recyclable and compostable plastic packaging by 2025. These ambitious targets and related initiatives have brought extensive collaboration within and across in- dustries, bringing hope for the ingredients necessary for progress: efficient and safe design, responsibly sourced materials and a circular packaging system.
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BestBrightHalfHOUSEfour.qxp_Layout 1 9/13/18 3:04 PM Page 1 “No one anticipated the magnitude of this pandem- ic,” reflected Colbert President & COO John Lackner, When the leadership team from Colbert Packaging Corporation, a provider of paperboard packaging solu- tions, met to formalize its 2020 operating plan, little could it know how drastically the plan would change in a matter of weeks. Soon, the operations team mobi- lized for rapid response to demand for COVID-19 test kits and other pandemic-related products in need of secondary packaging.
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Fujifilm Customer Interviews Show Optimistic Outlook FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Sys- tems Division, announced results from qualitative in- terviews with more than 1,100 customers indicating an encouraging outlook for print service providers de- spite the recent COVID-19 impact on many commer- cial businesses. Encouragingly, the highest number of responses (32 percent) projected a return to normal business con- ditions in the July/August 2020 time frame and 24 percent projected a return to normal business con- ditions in September/October 2020. Overall, a com- bined total of 72 percent of the customers expressed optimism about a return to normal business condi- tions by October. In regard to staffing, the highest number of respon- dents said staffing levels remained unchanged for 36 percent of respondents,while some accounts reported decreases of between 1 percent and 26 percent. Some respondents reported retention of staff and utilization of material cutting and sewing capabilities to success- fully shift business priorities and produce personal protective equipment (PPE) to support COVID-19 response. A significant number of customers (54 per- cent) reported applying for Paycheck Protection Pro- gram (PPP) or operating loans. Expanding the variety of production capabilities was key to business continuity plans for print service providers, as the reported production volume impact from COVID-19 was significant,with 83 percent of the respondents reporting declines in production volume up to 40 v or more since the start of the pandemic. This statistic excludes businesses deemed essential during the shutdown, including news/print media, whose performance remained flat during this time. Across segments, despite lower order intake in April, there has been a significant increase in demand for consumable products in May that correlate closely with states re-opening and an increased level of busi- ness activity across the country. Indonesian Plastics Show Postponed INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT, the Indo- nesian International Plastics, Packaging and Printing Exhibitions scheduled for September 2020, will be postponed to June 2–5, 2021. The venue for Indone- sia’s all-in-one exhibition for the co-related plastics, packaging and printing sectors remains the Jakarta In- ternational Expo (JIExpo).
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ited; Immediate Past Chairman Thomas Hassfurther, Packaging Corporation of America; President, Dennis Colley;Vice President of Europe,Angelika Christ;Vice President of Asia, Ryo Hayama; and Vice President of the Americas, Rachel Kenyon. The association also approved new Board members including Fady Gemayel of Gemayel Freres SAL repre- senting the European Federation of Corrugated Board
Acucote Dana Christensen has been appoint- ed to the role of Mid-West Sales Rep- resentative for pressure-sensitive ad- hesive coating manufacturer Acucote, Graham, North Carolina. People & Places
Manufacturers (FEFCO); Jose Lew- is, Global Packaging Group; Markus Gaertner, Mondi; and Yosuke Kawa- moto, Rengo Company Limited repre- senting Leadership Members. Dr. Klingele wants above all to pro- mote exchange between the national associations, expand the virtual pres- ence of the ICCA and create a good data foundation for information and communication through meaningful
Christensen joins Acucote with over 20 years of experience in the packag- ing/print industry. She will be respon- sible for managing existing accounts and developing new business in Illinois,Michigan,Wis- consin and Minnesota. ICCA The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) Board of Directors elected Jan Klingele, Man- aging Partner at Klingele Paper and Packaging Group, as the Association’s 2020-2021 chairman during their Board of Directors Meeting. Additional officer elections include First Vice Chair- man Michael Lafave, Kruger Packaging LP; SecondVice Chairman Yosuke Kawamoto, Rengo Company Lim- Dana Christensen
statistics. It is particularly important for him to strength- en the perception of corrugated board as environmen- tally friendly, versatile and high-performance packaging material and to position the industry as a solution pro- vider for environmental and climate protection.
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People & Places Anderson & Vreeland Justin Haynes has been named AVantage/Field Service & Support Technician for Anderson & Vreeland, manufacturer of flexographic print technologies, equipment and con- sumables.
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In his new position, Haynes will of- fer technical service and support to A&V customers throughout North America, initially focusing on AVStar Film Printers.
Kolbus America/Hycorr Jeffrey R. Dietz has been appointed the President of Kolbus America/Hycorr. Kolbus America Inc., based in Cleveland, Ohio, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kol- bus GmbH,headquartered in Rahden,Germany. In this role, Dietz will assume overall responsibility for the Kolbus, Hycorr and Autobox product lines in North America. He will be responsible for all sales, service,
and operations activities for Kolbus America. Dietz succeeds Neal Horrig- an, who is retiring. Dietz’s most recent position was with Koenig & Bauer (US/CA) as VP of its Web and Specialty Press divi- sion, where Jeff had sales and service management responsibility for the organization’s flexible packaging, cor- rugated, digital web print,metal deco- rating, and web offset business units.
Dietz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from California University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Ohio University. He also has earned an Executive Certificate in Leadership and Advanced Management from Emory University in Atlanta. Dietz currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Flexographic Tech- nical Association (FTA) and is a member of the Lead- ership Advisory Group for the Association of Indepen- dent Corrugated Converters (AICC). Food Packaging Continues To Expand PMMI,The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has released a new report on trends and advances in food packaging and processing that shows the global food packaging market will reach $400 bil- lion in 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate between 4-5 percent.
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TC Transcontinental (Cont’d from Page 5)
At last year’s FTA annual meeting, TC Trancontinen- tal was recognized for the third straight year with the “Best of Show” award in the Wide Web/Process/Film category. In respect to the Enviroplast purchase,TC Continen- tal management has stated that the company wants to set itself apart by offering eco-responsible packaging products that contain recycled plastic, creating a true circular economy. Flexible plastic packaging protects the products, facilitates transportation and helps ex- tend product shelf life. “The circular economy is the way of the future,” said Sylvain Levert, Senior Vice President, Recycling Group, TC Transcontinental Packaging. “This equipment ac- quisition is part of our goal to vertically integrate the recycling of plastics into our packaging production chain in Canada, the United States, and Latin America, ultimately ensuring stable procurement of recycled resin.We are proud of this first step and are counting on the collaboration of public and private stakehold- ers to meet the plastic recycling challenge, and to pro- mote the creation in Quebec of a center of expertise in the circular economy of plastics.” UPM Raflatac Gains Sustainability Certification Self-adhesive label stock supplier UPM Raflatac has achieved sustainability certification from the In- ternational Sustainability and Carbon Certification Scheme ISCC PLUS at three of its factories and nine distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac’s ISCC PLUS certified products via mass-balance ap- proach include UPM Raflatac Forest Film and UPM Raflatac PP C-PCR. ISCC PLUS is one of the leading global sustainability certification schemes for a fully traceable supply chain to support the transition to a circular economy and bioeconomy. It allows bio-based raw materials as well as waste and residue-based feedstock for plastic labels to be certified.The ISCC PLUS certification provides a strong external proof of sustainably managed raw ma- terials and value chains for renewable and chemically recycled products. More and more companies in the self-adhesive label industry have made the commitment to transform the industry toward a circular economy, and UPM Ra- flatac’s factories in Tampere, Finland; Nowa Wies, Po- land; and Mills River, North Carolina, USA; as well as its distribution terminals with ISCC PLUS certification ensure that the whole supply chain is operating ac- cording to ISCC PLUS guidelines.
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 TLMI Annual Meeting
Oct 11-13, 2020 The Broadmoor Colorado Springs, CO Labelexpo India October 28 - November 1, 2020 India Expo Centre 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
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