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September 4, 2017

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Pressure Sensitive Labels Dominate W hile pressure-sensitive labels face competition today from other labelling and packaging options, in 2016 it still achieved growth of 3.9 percent over prior year — greater growth than that of the label market as a whole — and still commands a massive market share of 40 percent, according to a new report fromAWA Alexander Watson.

Liquid Paperboard Packaging Surges There will be steady increases in demand for paperboard materials for liquid products over the next five years, according to the latest in- dustry study from Smithers Pira. Production of liquid packaging board (LPB) and food/cupstock (FCS) boards combined surpassed the 7.7 million ton mark in 2015, ac- cording to The Future of Liquid Pa- perboard to 2022 . This has grown by over 3 percent annually on aver- age since 2012. Reaching 8 million tons in 2016, this segment of the packaging market was worth $9.5 billion to the paper mills. According to the study, through to 2022, demand for LPB will acceler- ate at 4.5 percent per year, driving a total market value of $4.69 billion in 2017 to reach $5.83 billion in 2022. Production of liquid paperboard materials is highly concentrated, ac- cording to the report, especially liq- uid packaging board, which is produced in only 10 countr ies around the world. Consumption of converted board products is spread

Global Pressure Sensitive Label Market By Region

As the report documents, Asia is now the leading region for pressure-sensitive label demand, eclipsing the developed mar- kets of Europe and North America, and is the format’s largest end-use market segment, globally, taking 27 percent of 2016 volumes, is food labelling — mostly for primary product labels. “Variable information print (VIP) labels are a strong growth area for the versatile pressure-sensitive label, in line with the increasing requirements of today’s transportation and logistics activities, in terms not only of track-and-trace and stock and in- ventory management, but also for product authentication — for example, RFID-enabled labels,” said AWA Alexander Watson Associates President and CEO, Corey M Reardon. “What is (Cont’d on Page 4)

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ProAmpac Acquires Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Orlando ProAmpac, a flexible packaging manufacturer based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has acquired Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Orlando from Holland’s Clondalkin Group. Specializing in converting, printing, die-cutting and slitting packaging materials, Clondalkin Flexible Pack- aging Orlando is an established manufacturer of lid- ding foils and films. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the addition of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Orlando, ProAmpac has 23 manufacturing sites in North America, Europe and Asia with 3,100 employ- ees supplying more than 5,000 customers in 90 countries. ProAmpac serves food, pet care, health- care, lawn care and retail markets as well as provid- ing secure packaging for the transport of cash and valuables. Sun Chemical Acquires Joules Angstrom U.V. Printing Inks Sun Chemical has acquired Joules Angstrom U.V. Printing Inks Corp., Pataskala, Ohio, a manufacturer of UV printing inks for converters in the commercial, packaging and specialty markets.


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across all global regions; however, in contrast to some other packaging segments, three-quarters of all converted LPB is still used in the Americas and Eu- rope, with Asia holding only a 17 percent market share in 2016. Demand for liquid paperboard is heavily dependent on a few segments, although there is scope to ex- pand into new areas, said the study. In 2016, more than 70 percent of LPB consumption occurred in the dairy industry, with juice packaging accounting for a further 20 percent plus. “Consumption of dairy products has slowed in Western Europe,” said Stephen Harrod, author of the report,“but Eastern Europe has enjoyed rapid growth in demand, sustaining volume demand for liquid pa- perboard. Globally, however, the industry is seeing growing competition from ‘alt-milk’ products, such as nut-based ‘milks.’ However, these products may actu- ally stimulate demand for LPB, as they open up new niche markets. LPB consumption will be maintained over the medium term, assisted by the healthy eating trend, together with growing consumption patterns in the emerging markets.” In spite of increasing competition from other alter- native beverages, including ready-to-drink tea and coffee, energy drinks and the like — especially among younger consumers — demand for LPB in the dairy industry will see continued good growth, with nearly 440,000 tons of additional LPB materials need- ed to meet demand growth between 2017 and 2022. An overall trend across the packaging industry is to minimize the environmental impact of packaging, which is stimulating both technical innovations and new business models across the value chain. This in- terest includes consumers, brand owners, converters, and regulators and spans a number of different means to realize the goal of furthering the use of sus- tainable, recyclable, and compostable packaging into the mainstream. Marketing to more environmentally aware con- sumers will increasingly be an important differentia- tor for packaging supplier s and Fast Moving Consumer Goods brand owners in the future. AWT Labels & Packaging Wins Two Excellence Awards AWT Labels & Packaging, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the recipient of two packagePRINTING Excel- lence Awards — First Place: Sustainability-Labels, for the Green Bottle Compostable Water Bottle Label; and Second Place: Labels - Digital, for the Natural Inspira- tions Sea Salt Citrus Ultra-Hydrating Hand Crème.

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MacDermid Prepares For Labelexpo

MacDermid Graphics Solutions, Atlanta, Georgia, will be showcasing comprehensive plate making so- lutions at Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels, Bel- gium, from September 25-28 in booth 5A17. The unique package of LUX ITP M and LAVA NW is specifically designed to meet the needs of label and narrow web printers.The combination of LUX ITP M and LAVA NW is said to provide a medium durometer plate for smaller plate cylinders and a smaller overall footprint. The LAVA NW is specifically designed for narrow web applications and the LUX ITP M is specifically designed for tags and labels, paper stocks, and other applications. Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Market Shows Huge Growth The global anti-counterfeit packaging market in pharmaceutical industry is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 21.36 percent during the period 2017-2021, according to a new re- port entitled Global Anti-counterfeit Packaging Market in Pharmaceutical Industry 2017-2021 . The global anti-counterfeit packaging in the phar- maceutical industry is growing because of increasing initiatives by the pharmaceutical companies. Many global pharmaceutical companies are collaborating with several associations and launching safety initia- tives for the safe use of drugs. Rising Prices According to the report, one driver in the market is rising online purchase of medicines.With a growing trend of online shopping globally, people tend to pur- chase medicines online as well. However, it was found that, in 2016, more than 55 percent of the medicines purchased online globally were either of poor quality or fake. Moreover, it is found that most of the online pharmacy websites do not entail any valid prescription for selling medi- cines.Thus, initiatives are taken to fight against coun- terfeiting over the Internet. The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) is helping con- sumers to protect them from illegal online drug sell- er s by providing access to legitimate online pharmacies. Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is rising price of prescription-based drugs. Be- cause counterfeit drugs are less expensive, con- sumers may purchase inexpensive drugs from any pharmacist who may not be licensed.



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Dominion Packaging Relies On Flint Technology Dominion Packaging of Richmond, Virginia, has in- stalled a Tresu Flexo Innovator press equipped with rotec High Speed Sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters from Flint Group. This particular combination of sleeves and adapters is said to provide optimal con- trol of plate bounce by absorbing press vibrations and providing added stability, thus permitting the press to run at faster speeds while still allowing for a solid kiss impression. “The materials used in the rotec sleeves and adapters allow us to print a very fine dot structure; it helps us to eliminate cushion tape and allows us to print a wide range of products at the highest level of dot reproduction,” said Randy Butler, Dominion Pack- aging Flexo Operations & Converting Manager. FPA Publishes 2017 Flexible Packaging Industry Report The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) has re- leased its 2017 State of the Flexible Packaging Indus- try Report, which provides industry converters, suppliers, investors, and analysts with insight into the performance (growth, revenue/volume expectations,

profitability, capital spending) of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. The report also examines several other aspects of the U.S. flexible packaging industry including: • Performance (growth, revenue/volume expecta- tions, profitability, and capital spending); • Materials and processes (printing and expected material usage); • End-uses (end-use forecast and U.S. Census Bureau retail segments data); • Structure and consolidation (M&A activity); • Imports and exports (trade outlook); and • Industry vision, challenges, and critical issues. A Growing Market The U.S. flexible packaging industry is estimated to be about $30.2 billion in annual sales for 2016. It rep- resents 19 percent of the $164 billion U.S. packaging industry and is the second largest segment behind corrugated paper. According to the Report, growth of the U.S. flexible packaging industry has been steady over the past 10 years with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.9 percent and a 2016 annual growth rate of 2.4 percent. FPA estimates that the industry will increase to $31 billion in 2017.

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Ivory Coast Printer Installs Nilpeter Press

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SOCIPACK, a Ivory Coast flexible packaging printer, has installed a Nilpeter FA-6* as its first label printing press. SOCIPACK installed the Nilpeter flexo press to meet increasing market demands for adhesives la- bels, sleeves, and wrap-around labels. Located in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, SOCIPACK is pri-

Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current tech- nology flexo mounting tapes and backing systems for cor- rugated 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 thickness range re- quirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving services for unique customers & applications.

Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distributor of flexo- graphic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imag- ing systems and software specifically designed for flexography.

ARC International

marily dedicated to printing high quality flexible packaging for the cosmetic Industry, personal hy- giene, pharmaceutical, and agrochemical industry, among others.The new press will allow the company to expand its portfolio to include high-quality labels, sleeves, and wraparounds The company reports being so pleased with the ex- perience, and in particular with the press, that it is al- ready considering acquiring a second FA-6* in the near future. Studio Labels Expands With Nilpeter FA-4* Press Studio Labels of Adelaide, Australia, has acquired a Nilpeter FA-4* flexographic press. In addition to in- creased capacity, the FA-4* adds inline flatbed foiling and embossing with the FP-4 and QC-Die value- adding units. “Flatbed systems are commonplace nowadays, but more frequent on offset presses or offline finishing lines,” said Miguel Alemao, CEO of Cork Supply Aus- tralia & Studio Labels. “Combining a state-of-the-art flexo press with an FP-system will allow us to com- pete in the short run, highly embellished space typi- cally associated with digital printing.” Hassan Abdallah, Managing Director of SOCIPACK, welcomes his company’s new FA-6*.

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Comexi Group Industries S.A.U.

The Comexi Group is a leading supplier of quality flexographic C.I. presses for the flexible packaging indus- try worldwide. We also provide solventless laminators, slitter/rewinders and related peripheral equipment such as automatic wash-up systems, solvent recovery sys- tems, automatic roll unloaders, and plate cylinder/sleeve storage systems. DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading suppli- er of flexographic printing systems in digital and conven- tional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and finishing 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 industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print perfor- mance, and environmental benefits. DuPont Packaging Graphics

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OpX Leadership Network To Host PACK EXPO Events The OpX Leadership Network will host three Inno- vation Stage sessions at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Sep- tember 25–27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.The group, convened by PMMI,The Association for Packaging and Processing Technolo- gies, is a catalyst for transformative solutions and best practices to improve operational excellence in today’s “do more with less, faster environment.”These Innovation Stage sessions will provide show atten- dees the opportunity to learn from industry leaders at no additional cost. The first session (Monday, September 25, 11:00 a.m., C-1049), Approaches for Staying at the Fore- front of Safety , will highlight how to mitigate the conditional and behavioral risks to worker safety, and provides guidelines for Worker Safety Audits. The second session (Tuesday, September 26, 10:00 a.m., C-1041), Request for Proposals: Entry Points to Successful Projects , will provide best practices and protocols to enable more accurate and effective re- sponses and evaluations. The third session (Wednesday, Sept. 27, 11:00 a.m., C- 1041), Clean-in-Place: Best Practices to Improve Oper- ations , will provide practical tools for Clean-in-Place systems and sustaining Clean-in-Place best practices.

New Industry Group Proposes Food Safe UV Certification A new industry initiative, FoodSafeUV, has been formed to promote the safety of UV inks and varnish- es for indirect food contact packaging, and is already proposing food safe UV certification. FoodSafeUV brings together converting industry supply chain members to promote the safety of UV inks and varnishes for indirect food contact packag- ing.Among the press suppliers so far represented are Bobst, Gallus, Mark Andy, MPS, Nilpeter and Omet. FoodSafeUV also includes ink suppliers Flint Group and Sun Chemical, and UV lamp suppliers GEW and Phoseon Technology. FoodSafeUV aims to persuade brands that certified UV curing with stringent testing as part of a Good Manufacturing Practice workflow is as safe a process as solvent and water-based inks for printing food packaging. The group has stated that new technology to mea- sure UV dose in-line, in combination with low migra- tion inks and modern flexo press technology, makes UV a safe alternative to wide web solvent and CI flexography. The first meeting of FoodSafeUV will be at Labelex- po Europe 2017.

Industry Events

Flexographic Technical Association October 9-11, 2017 Fall Conference St. Louis, MO

PrintTHINK Summit September 5-7, 2017 Hyatt Regency O’Hare Rosemont, IL PRINT 17 September 10-14, 2017 McCormick Place Chicago, IL Pack Expo September 25-27, 2017 Las Vegas, NV Labelexpo Europe September 25-28, 2017 Brussles Expo Brussels, Belgium

CorrExpo October 16-18, 2017 Rhode Island Convention Center Providence, RI

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 11-14, 2018 Converter Meeting Fairmont Grand Del Mar San Diego, CA Labelexpo Americas September 25-27, 2018 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 10 – March 13, 2019 Converter Meeting The Omni Grove Park Inn Ashville, NC

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute October 8 – October 11, 2017 2017 Annual Meeting Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Gainey Ranch Resort & Spa Scottsdale,AZ

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People & Places


Anderson & Vreeland Cory Whitton has been appointed Account Manag-

Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

er for Anderson & Vreeland, Bryan, Ohio. Whitton will offer technical sales and suppor t to A&V cus- tomers throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.Whit- ton is a graduate of Clemson Uni- versity’s Graphic Communications program. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Eaglewood Technologies is the Anilox Roll Cleaning Ex- pert! We are the creators of Laserlox™ Systems, Sanilox™ Systems and Sani-Blast™ Mobile Service. Laserlox™ and Laserlox™ Flexi are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning. Sanilox™ Systems are the global standard of reli- able, environmentally safe anilox roll cleaning. Sani-Blast™ cleaning service has been cleaning rolls for over 20 years and offers several cleaning options to minimize downtime. Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, manufactur- ers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consum- ables, including: nyloflex® photopolymer 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. Flint Group

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Miltec Gene Shellenberger has joined Miltec UV, Stevensville, Maryland as Senior Process Engineer. Prior to Miltec, Gene owned and operated Elkridge Coating Technologies.

LMAI Harveer Sahni, Chairman of Delhi- based Weldon Celloplast Limited, was honored by the LMAI, India’s label industry association. Sahni is the recipient of LMAI’s first award of its kind, awarded for his “Lifetime in Support of India’s Label Industry.”

Harper Corporation of America

We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than anyone in the world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world. Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or cor- rugated markets, Harper continuously strives to bring new flexographic products and services to the printing industry that will improve the quality of your graphics.

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Schneider Packaging Equipment Bob Brotzki has been promoted to President of Schneider Packaging Equipment, Brewerton, New York. Brotzki will be taking over the role, formerly

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held by owner Rick Schneider, who will continue to lead as CEO. Brotzki has continued to rise within the company since he began his career 1.5 years ago as Director of Sales and Marketing. He will be the third person to hold the position of Presi- dent in the company’s 47-year histo- ry and will oversee daily operations.

KBA-Flexotecnica – Get the Edge

Flexotecnica’s patented Safe Sleeve Change® system and Speedy Clean® auto washup system are designed to give converters a competitive edge through Flexotecnica’s commitment to research and development. Sales, service and support for Flexotecnica presses is provided by KBA North America, Inc. in Dallas, Texas with U.S. resident technicians, an extensive spare parts inventory and an ex- perienced, dedicated service staff. Mark Andy, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of nar- row and mid-web printing and converting equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to in- crease productivity and profitability for the label and pack- aging markets. The company supplies leading global brands including Comco printing/converting machinery, Mark Andy printing/converting machinery and UVTechnolo- gy curing systems and replacement parts. Mark Andy, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with sales and dis- tribution offices in France, Switzerland, and the UK. Mark Andy, Inc.

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Abbott Label The founder of Dallas, Texas-based Abbott Label, Jerome Thomas Abbott, passed away at home on Au- gust 17 following an extended illness. He was 79. Abbot purchased Metro Label Corporation in 1979, which is today the family-owned business Abbott Label. Abbott sold Metro Label Corporation in 1998 to an investment banking firm.

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Mirmar Invests In Additional Mark Andy Equipment Spanish label converter, Mirmar SA, has added to its stable of Mark Andy flexo presses with another of the manufacturer’s Performance Series.The family-owned business, now under second generation manage- ment, is a long-time Mark Andy user, having installed a 10-inch, four-color, water-based 4120 press back in 1987, when the company was founded.

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AWT Labels & Packaging Blake Insteness has been promoted to Director of Business Development — Healthcare at AWT Labels &

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source Group (MDRG), a coalition of independent Twin Cities companies that collectively offer the broad expertise needed to get new medical devices to market – and support them once they’ve launched. Printing Industries of America Janet Green, President of Greens Printing, Inc., has been named the 2017 Naomi Berber Memorial Award honoree from Printing Industries of America (PIA). Green’s award will be presented at the 2017 PIA Fall Administrative Meeting on November 10 in Con- cord, North Carolina. This award honors outstanding women in the graphic communications industry for A long-time member of Printing In- dustries of Southern California, Green lent her expertise in roles on nearly every committee in addition to serving as the organization’s Chairperson in 1999-2000. She was also named PIASC Executive of the Year in 2004. Green served as a member of the Printing Indus- tries of American/GATF board for many years and was chosen as the first woman to lead the organiza- tion as Chairperson. She is an avid advocate for print, having testified in front of the United States Senate committee regarding the Estate Tax Repeal and met with George Bush in the White House during his tenure as President. Among her other accolades, Green was inducted into the Pr inting Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame in 2009, the third woman to be awarded such an honor. Janet Green their exceptional record of accom- plishments, extraordinary contribu- tions toward the development of the graphic communications industry, and for having advanced the inter- ests of the industry.

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