Vol. 22 No. 14 An N.V. Publication Market News FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry For More Than Two Decades ®
July 6, 2020
Badger Tag & Label Reduces Footprint
C-P Flexible Acquires Genpak
C-P Flexible Packaging, a manufac- turer of flexible packaging including rollstock, premade pouches, reseal- able packaging and shrink sleeves, has acquired Genpak Flexible from The Jim Pattison Group.Genpak Flex- ible is a North American supplier of compostable packaging and offers a wide range of unique, patented flexi- ble packaging solutions. C-P Flexible Packaging is a longstanding portfolio company of First Atlantic Capital, a NewYork based private equity firm. With facilities in Aurora, Ontario, and Lakeville, Minnesota, Genpak Flexible provides customized die-cut rollstock and pouches, as well as paper-based laminations. C-P Flexible Packaging’s North American footprint now consists of six locations with more than 750 employees. Founded in 1959 and head- quartered in York, Pennsylvania, C-P Flexible Packaging offers a full portfolio of flexible packaging formats spanning HD printed rollstock,premade pouches, shrink sleeves,stretch sleeves,poly bags, roll-fed labels,reclose,cold-seal and recy- clable flexible packaging.
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I n a continuing effort to reduce its carbon footprint and meet its sustainability goals, Badger Tag & Label, Random Lake,Wis- consin, has launched ongoing eco-friendly initiatives. Badger has adopted measures to decrease energy consumption
and waste recycling and/or reduction. The measures, while ad- dressing the need for management of its impact on the envi- ronment, have also resulted in cost savings for the converter. Launched in 1935 by Emil Thiel with the slogan,“we fit the tag to its purpose,” Badger now occupies 52,000 total square feet of space in two locations.The company operates 16 press- es, five of which are flexographic. Opened in 2018, Badger’s newest facility serves as the company’s main office, as well as the production areas for flexographic and digital printing and the rewind operations.
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PMMI Prevails In Lawsuit Over Fraudulent Logo Use PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Process- ing Technologies, won a lawsuit against Data Market- ers Inc. doing business as LogiChannel for trademark infringement, false association advertising and unfair competition. LogiChannel was falsely positioning itself using the PACK EXPO logo and attempting to sell fake attendee lists. Without Permission PMMI filed a complaint against LogiChannel in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virgin- ia after discovering that the data and marketing ser- vices company had used the PACK EXPO logo without permission and otherwise misrepresented itself. Log- iChannel misleadingly claimed to have a false PACK EXPO attendee list for sale. Eastern District of Virginia Court, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis, III marked a clear victory for PACK EXPO and all trade show organizers, by signing an order on requiring Data Marketers, Inc. to permanently refrain from advertising, offering or selling any goods or ser- vices infringing upon all PACK EXPO logo designs and trademarks. The defendant was also ordered to pay damages and attorney’s fees.
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Badger Tag & Label (Cont’d from Page 1) To address the company’s goal of reducing waste,Bad- ger instituted new procedures that include the use of a designated recycling dumpster for corrugated, paper trim and waste that is emptied and recycled six times annually and totals 252 yards of recycled material. Printer companies are surrounded by ways in which to reduce their environmental impact, but it takes a vigilant eye. With that in mind, Badger’s staff is on track to divert 3,000 pounds of single-use towels this year alone from landfills by introducing an initiative in which all of its printer rags are laun- dered for reuse. The company uses water-based inks in its flexo and digital presses to reduce the use of harsh solvents. Badger is 100 percent LED, focusing on the need to reduce energy consumption. At the original man- ufacturing plant, incandescent fixtures as well as T8 and T12 fluorescent fixtures were replaced with LED lights and, more recently, during construction of its new plant, LED lights were installed throughout the building. A new heating system complete with programmable thermostats and sensors were also added.
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“Our ongoing focus on sustainability has resulted in lower energy consumption, waste reduction, and cost savings,” said Ryan Will, Vice President. “Having these sustainability measures in place prior to the business challenges of Covid-19 has also meant we are remain- ing competitive, building long-term business viability and ongoing success. We are committed to searching for additional methods of sustainability as we move to the future.”
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ePac Expands Into Northern California ePac Flexible Packaging plans to open its next facility near Sacramento, California. The company has begun accepting orders, with ful- fillment handled by other ePac U.S. locations until its manufacturing facility opens in 3Q 2020. ePac Sacramento is a joint venture between Karma Packaging and ePac Holdings, and will be managed by Pete Rogers, a longtime Sacramento native and busi- ness owner. While serving brands of all sizes, ePac focuses on the packaging needs of community-based, small and medi- um-sized businesses. Brook & Whittle Acquires Label Impressions Brook andWhittle Holdings, Corp., a provider of sus- tainable pressure sensitive and shrink sleeve prime la- bels, has acquired Label Impressions, Inc. Based in Orange County, California, Label Impres- sions is a label manufacturer that has partnerships with leading brands and customers in growth-oriented segments of household and personal care, premium beverage, beauty and cosmetics, nutraceuticals, food,
cannabis, and other end-use markets. Label Impressions’ sole owner, Jeff Salisbury, has run the business since 2005 when he took over for his fa- ther,Ted Salisbury, who founded Label Impressions in 1988. Salisbury will join the Brook &Whittle team and continue to be a shareholder. Brook & Whittle is majority owned by private eq- uity firm Snow Phipps Group, L.L.C.This acquisition is the third add-on transaction that Brook & Whittle has completed since Snow Phipps’ initial investment in October 2017. Brook & Whittle acquired Prime Package & Label in November 2018 and Croydon in May 2020. Fespa 2020 Moves Dates, Location Fespa Global Print Expo will no longer take place in Madrid, Spain, in October 2020, due to the continued public health risks and business disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.The event is now planned for March 2021 in Amsterdam. Fespa will be hosted at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 9-12 March 2021, again co-locating with European Sign Expo and Sports- wear Pro.
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L9 World Label Association Presents Printing Awards The L9 World Label Association has announced the winners of the Best of the Best awards which were judged by an international panel of judges during La- belexpo 2019.
The awards would normally be presented to the winning companies during the Labelexpo Americas event in Chicago in September 2020. Because that event has been postponed until March 2021 it was decided that the awards would be presented by the appropriate “local” association rather than wait until next March. The winning label in the flexographic printing cat- egory was for Freakshow Chardonnay produced by Multi-Color Corporation North America Wine & Spir- its, USA.The combined use of gold ink and cold foil- ing creates a great framework for the central theme of the label. Acucote Joins FLAG As Vendor Partner FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC) has signed a Vendor Partnership with pressure-sensitive manufac- turer Acucote, Inc., headquartered in Graham, North Carolina. Independent converters who belong to FLAG will now have access to Acucote’s wide variety of custom capabilities which feature a diverse selection of adhe- sives, facestocks and silicone release systems and are complemented by a broad portfolio of stocked inven- tory products. Omet Inks Italian Distributor Omet has formalized the partnership with Fornietic and LirmaPrint for the exclusive distribution of the Omet XJet powered by Durst hybrid printing lines over the Italian market. Fornietic functions in the service and supply of printing equipment parts and material.
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Corrugated, Folding Carton Market To Surpass $93.8B The overall U.S. corrugated and folding boxboard market was estimated at $74.5 billion in 2019 and is expected to hit $93.8 billion by 2026, registering a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 3.5 percent from 2020 to 2026, according to a new report published by Global Market Insights Inc. Corrugated and folding boxboards are being increas- ingly used in the packaging of homecare and personal care products, according to the report. The usage of these boxes is increasing in the home care industry for the packaging of toilet cleaners, kitchen utensils, and other products used on a daily basis. The rising demand for luxury personal care brands in the United States are anticipated to support the demand for home care as well as personal care products, thereby trigger- ing the U.S. corrugated and folding boxboard market growth in the region for packaging-based applications. Paper, Packaging Products Preferred By Consumers According to research shown in a series of down- loadable infographics offered by the Paper and Pack- aging Board (P+PB),paper and packaging products are
preferred by consumers and brands alike. Research data shows 64 percent of surveyed con- sumers agree that they think more highly of compa- nies that package their products in paper-based pack- aging, and 79 percent agree that even as technology becomes more advanced, paper continues to play an important role in daily life. This data, and many more statistics, are available as shareable infographics and found in the virtual sales toolkit P+PB has made available industry-wide. DS Smith Annual Profit Bolstered By E-Commerce Packaging firm DS Smith has reported a 5 percent rise in annual profit, bolstered by growing demand from e-commerce and consumer goods customers, but the company said it was too early to resume dividends in the short-term due to the pandemic. The company said the COVID-19 crisis had a £15 mil- lion impact in the last two months of its financial year as box volumes declined and industrial customers re- mained weak. The company, which makes cardboard boxes and re- cycled paper, reported an adjusted operating profit of £660 million, up from £631 million last year.
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Master Label Installs 22-Inch Nilpeter Flexo Press Master Label, an Indonesian printing company, has acquired a 22-inch Nilpeter FA-Line with 12 UV-flexo printing units, gravure, and cold foil. It is, reportedly, the largest Nilpeter flexo press installed in Indonesia. Master Label is a family-owned company with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. It supplies Health & Beauty labels for all high-end brand owners in the region, in addition to labels and flexible pack-
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Flint Announces North American Price Increase
Flint Group Packaging Inks will implement a North American price increase for its solvent-based business to alleviate raw material cost increases and will take effect as of July 15, 2020.
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U.S. Ecommerce Will Rise 18 Percent Amid Pandemic After digital research company eMarketer released its February 2020 forecast projecting modest growth of 2.8 percent to $5.621 trillion in total U.S. retail sales, the coronavirus pandemic took the U.S. economy by storm, causing store closures, stay-at-home orders and declined demand for nonessential goods. As a result, the company now expects there to be a 10.5 percent decline in total U.S. retail sales this year, with a 14 percent drop in brick-and-mortar sales. But the news isn’t dire for all retail channels. Ecom- merce is poised to grow 18 percent following a 14.9 percent gain in 2019, further evidence of the digital shift. In the US Ecommerce 2020 report, eMarketer ex- plores new predictions that reflect the impact of the public health crisis and consider which trends are here to stay. Here are some key takeaways from the report:
• Ecommerce sales have been driven by a surge in click-and-collect, specifically curbside pickup, allow- ing U.S. consumers to make immediate purchases while minimizing human contact. eMarketer now ex- pect U.S. click-and-collect ecommerce sales to grow to $58.52 billion, up 60.4 percent from its initial forecast of 38.6 percent growth. • eMarketer’ s 18 percent growth forecast for U.S. (Cont’d on Page 10)
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ecommerce in 2020 reflects a notable increase in both the number of digital buyers and the average spending per buyer. These gains reflect the pandemic’s impact on new buyers joining the online retail space, includ- ing 12.2 percent growth for those ages 65 and older. • In a pandemic economy,consumers have gravitated toward trusted and reliable retailers.As a result, eMar- keter expects the top 10 ecommerce retail businesses to grow at above average rates (21.8 percent).Amazon will gain U.S. ecommerce market share this year,while Walmart’s accelerating ecommerce growth will take it to the No. 2 position for the first time. • Some of the extreme channel-shifting in Q2 2020 will subside over the course of the year as stores re- open and lockdowns end countrywide. However, cer- tain behaviors like click-and-collect and curbside pick- up will persist and suggest a long-term trajectory of ecommerce growth. FPA Publishes 2020 Flexible Packaging Buyers Guide The 2020 –2021 Flexible Packaging Buyers Guide is now available from The Flexible Packaging Associa- tion (FPA). The Buyers Guide provides a detailed listing of FPA members’ manufacturing and material supplying ca- pabilities and is a tool and resource to assist users in finding the best flexible packaging solution for their packaging needs. This reference resource provides specific informa- tion regarding the product lines and end uses (retail, institutional, medical and pharmaceutical, and in- dustrial applications); value added services; printing and converting processes; and, suppliers of flexible packaging machinery, equipment, supplies, services, adhesives, inks, coatings, resins, and substrates. It also includes contact information and a brief narra- tive description of each member company. FPA dis- tributes the Buyers Guide at industry trade shows and conferences. The Buyers Guide is publicly available on the FPA website, www.flexpack.org . PRINT4ALL Changes Meeting Dates PRINT4ALL has changed the dates of its next event. Held in conjunction with IPACK-IMA and INTRALO- GISTICA ITALIA, PRINT4ALL will be held on May 3-6, 2022.All the events will take place at Fiera Milano Rho (Italy).
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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 to- day’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print performance, and environmental benefits.
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Vetaphone Opens Test Lab
Vetaphone has opened a Test Lab facility at its head- quarters in Kolding, Denmark.The Test Lab offers print- ers, converters, laminators and extruders the opportu- nity to run tests under controlled laboratory conditions
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prior to committing to the expense of commercial pro- duction. The same facilities are available to ink, lacquer, and substrate manufacturers too,each of which is under close market scrutiny to ensure that their new products meet or exceed the current international standards. Uteco, Kodak Unveil Digital Flexible Packaging Press Uteco, in partnership with Kodak,has launched a dig- ital flexible packaging press. The announcement was scheduled to come during drupa 2020. The Sapphire EVO W is the first flexible packaging press to enter the market using Kodak’s latest contin- uous inkjet technology. The Uteco Sapphire EVO W press is the second product developed by the Uteco Group in partnership with Kodak for digital flexible packaging production. The water-based Kodak Prosper Press QD Packaging Inks have been certified for indirect food contact. Kodak first introduced the new Uteco Sapphire EVOW late last year and intended to officially launch it at drupa. According to the company, the Sapphire EVOW Press is now available globally,and the first installation will occur later this year at a customer in the United States. The Sapphire EVO W can reportedly print flexible packaging applications on plastic films and paper.The press prints CMYK inkjet at 600 x 1800 dpi across 49.2-inch print width at speeds of up to 500 fpm.The press is available with inline priming, flexo-white and post coating and a hot air/IR drying system. The new high-tech lab facility in Denmark offers Corona and Plasma roll to roll testing of substrates to closely simulate commercial production.
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Five Manufacturers Create Label French Tech Club Five French manufacturers — Codimag, GIOC, MGI, Serame and SMAG join forces to create Label French Tech Club — have officially joined an initiative in
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the industry and formed the Label French Tech Club. Through this Alliance, they hope to highlight French technological innovation in the market and promote their businesses to printers and converters. In their common approach, the five companies wish to emphasize their proximity to customers’ plants and the responsiveness of service, an essential aspect of the club. The first event of the Label French Tech Club is La- bel French Tech Expo 2020, with demonstrations of equipment proposed by the five companies including a series of workshops, which details will be revealed in the coming weeks. Coveris Opens New Pack Innovation Center Coveris has opened its new Pack Innovation Centre in Halle, Germany. Coveris hopes to position the Pack In- novation Centre as a European hub for technical prod- uct development, sustainable innovation and education. Coveris’ new technical development center will welcome visitors in a dedicated space of more than 4,000 square feet. The production area is equipped with packaging machinery, including thermoformer, tray-sealer and form-fill-seal machines to offer a wide range of industrial trial possibilities enabling on-site testing and immediate validation. The workshop area has been designed as an open space, favoring exchange, discussions, sharing of knowl- edge and expertise. It is meant to host internal and ex- ternal events, all contributing to developing the pack- aging of the future. Coveris internal experts, along with renowned industry specialists will regularly offer in- sights on the latest packaging and raw-material trends.
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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 TLMI Annual Meeting Industry Events
TLMI TheTLMI Board of Directors has announced that Lin-
nea Keen will take on the role of Pres- ident this summer.Keen will be work- ing in close conjunction with TLMI’s current President, Dan Muenzer, in a transitional capacity for the month of July and will officially assume the po- sition full-time as of August 1, 2020. Keen began her career in the label printing industry 20 years ago as a coating engineer for material supplier UPM Raflatac.
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 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
Her decades-long trajectory at UPM included the roles of technical service and product management, marketing director, global business development management, strategic sales management and vice president of sales. Prior to Raflatac, Keen spent five years in process engineering and management in oth- er industries.
Domino Domino has named Alberto Sanson its new Chief Information Officer fol- lowing the retirement of Dick Wallin, who led Domino’s IT team for the past 20 years. As CIO,Sanson’s responsibilities will include leading Domino’s IT function as a key member of the Domino exec- utive leadership team.
BST Eltromat Jörg Westphal has joined the management team of BST eltromat, taking responsibility for the fields of ser- vice, sales and marketing. Westphal will manage the businesses of the BST Group together with Dr. Jürgen Dillmann, who has been responsible for the company’s technology field since June 1, 2018.
APR Doug Bartlett has been hired by All Printing Resources, Glendale Hieghts, Illinois, to oversee business develop- ment in the Northeast U.S. region. Bartlett most recently served as the Director of Graphics for Multi-Color Corporation (formerly Constantia and Spear).
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FTA FTA has announced the annual updates to its Board of Directors and its Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Join- ing the pair of governing bodies are Dan Blackburn of Kimberly-Clark Corp and Keith Nagle of Phoseon Technology. Having completed their terms, Alexander James of Miraclon Corp—exiting as FFTA Board Chair—and James Stone of Fortis Solutions Group—exiting as FTA Vice Chair, Education—relinquish their seats on the Boards. FQC Executive Committee Chair Jean En- gelke steps into the FFTA Board Chair position, while Laura Wright, CEO of CSW Inc, succeeds Engelke as the FFTA Board Chair-Elect. Filling Stone’s position is Harper Corporation of America Technical Director Sean Teufler. The remainder of the FTA Board of Directors and
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White Paper Reveals Four Pillars To Sustainability Flint Group Packaging Inks has identified four strate- gic pillars key to successfully achieving its sustainabil- ity ambitions. Outlined in a new whitepaper, the four pillars set out a program of objectives and milestones that align with the company’s vision of realizing a truly circular economy within the packaging industry. The four pillars include Ethical Management, Re- duced Ecological Impact, Responsibly Built Products and Designing for Circularity. Setting out a clear framework for global compa- ny-wide development, the Ethical Management pillar incorporates a range of audits and standards that Flint Group Packaging Inks has implemented for both the company and its suppliers to adhere to. In addition, it details new policies which are needed and that address human rights, anti-discrimination, green engineering and waste management, as well as anti-corruption and equal opportunities practices. Reduced Ecological Impact includes a program of targets for the business to meet in relation to ener- gy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and landfill waste. It also outlines Flint
Group Packaging Inks’ commitment to achieving ISO14001, the international standard for an effective environmental management system.The XtraMile pro- gram, an initiative to help printers boost connectivity, reduce waste and drive operational efficiency, is also incorporated. The third pillar of Flint Group’s sustainability strate- gy, Responsibly Built Products, addresses the building blocks of ink formulation, regulatory compliance and the environmental impact associated with their use. The fourth strategic pillar addresses the design of inks and coatings for the circular economy in support of the development of fully recyclable packaging solu- tions with minimal waste creation. By working closely with the recycling industry, the company is develop- ing inks that are easier to recycle, including new wa- ter-based and lowVOC inks. Sun Chemical Acquires Sensient Imaging Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corpora- tion, have completed the purchase of 100 percent of the shares of Sensient Imaging Technologies.
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