FMN | February 1st, 2021

Arjobex Acquires MDV Group

Flexo Market News

Arjobex,a manufacturer and supplier of high-end sus- tainable synthetic paper,under the brand name Polyart for the printing, tag and label markets, has acquired 100 percent shares of the MDV Group. The Krishna and Reichert families, prior owners of the MDV Group, were looking for a new investor to ensure the future of their company. Consolidation MDV is a niche manufacturer and coater of special- ty papers and films for the print, packaging, medical, sign/display, and building industries. It is, according to the company, the European market leader of fluores- cent papers under the brand Fluolux, and is involved in the films and synthetic paper market with brands like Robuskin and Satinex.With two coating facilities in Germany and one HDPE blown film manufacturing facility in the UK, this acquisition will expand the Ar- jobex footprint in Europe. The new entity, with headquarters in France, will have a consolidated revenue of approximately 65M euro with two 280 employees throughout six manu- facturing sites in Europe and the United States.

Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

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.

Xeikon Plans First Café TV Editions

Xeikon has announced that the first Xeikon Café TV of 2021 has been scheduled for February 11 & 25.The theme of this two-part online event is the Benefits of Digital Printing and is specifically focused on the interests of current conventional flexo owners. This event, as are all Xeikon Café TV online events, is open to the public and complimentary. Miraclon Extends Flexo Innovation Awards Deadline Miraclon extended the deadline for its Global Flexo Innovation Awards, allowing KODAK FLEXCEL NX us- ers to submit their entries until March 26th with an additional two months to finalize their submission af- terwards. Recognizing the feedback received on the addition- al priorities, challenges and demands the industry is facing due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the new deadline offers an extended opportunity for compa- nies to participate in the awards. The Global Flexo Innovation Awards celebrate pre- press providers, printers and brands that are pioneer- ing the transformation of the flexo industry.

10 February 1, 2021 Flexo Market News

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