FMN | July 20th, 2020

Vol. 22 No. 15 An N.V. Publication Market News FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry For More Than Two Decades ®

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Surveys Shed Light On Flexo’s Future

FINAT Plans To Resume Events FINAT, which was one of the first to reschedule its events due to COVID-19 is getting ready to open up again. FINAT has provisionally scheduled its next two international events for December 2-4, 2020, (the Technical Seminar) and June 2-4, 2021 (the Eu- ropean Label Forum). Due to a spe- cial COVID-19 arrangement, both events will take place in Barcelona. The European Label Forum 2022 will be held in Rome (the original venue for this year’s “ELF”),with exact dates to be announced. In planning the dates for these events, FINAT has been in close con- tact with its longstanding partner Tarsus. “For FINAT, 2021 is another Labelexpo Europe year,” said show organizers,“but especially in the first half of 2021, there will be a lot of competition for our events from ex- hibitions like Interpack in February, Labelexpo Americas in March, and drupa in April, all rescheduled from 2020.Of course, Labelexpo is the em- bedded label industry expo and its international flagship is Labelexpo

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A s the economy continues to claw its way back from the ef- fects of the COVID-19 pandemic, newly published data from various sources sheds some light on the road ahead.

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that after a three month decline that brought United States manu- facturing activity to its lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis, the industry showed signs of slight recovery in May and June. Additionally, the Commerce Department reported last week that retail sales rose 7.5 percent in June.

That was on top of the 18.2 percent jump in May. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast retail sales advancing 5 percent in June. In terms of the flexo industry, a new study from Persistence Market Research suggests that, globally, the production of flexo- graphic printing machines is growing, supported by the demand from countries in APECJ, North America, and Europe. Developments in flexographic printing machines, such as auto- mation and production of consumer goods and newspapers are the key driving force behind the growing installation of latest

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Green Bay Packaging Receives APR Recognition Green Bay Packaging Inc., Coated Products Opera- tions received The Association of Plastic Recyclers’ (APR) Critical Guidance Recognition for two new pressure-sensitive label stocks. These label materials are part of Green Bay Packaging’s, GreenCycle prod- uct line. The two label structures are 1.85 mil clear and 2.4 mil white BOPP films combined with the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recyclable adhesive, 776S. These GreenCycle label structures reportedly completely wash off from PET containers during recycling. This results in a cleaner PET flake for future use in recycled content products. The APR Critical Guidance Recognition is presented to those innovators that have developed new products and technology that are compatible with recycling. To qualify for the recognition, Green Bay Packaging’s GreenCycle™ label structures passed two different rounds of testing; one with the label stocks on PET clamshells, the other with PET bottles. This testing simulated the conditions that take place in the actual recycling process. During recycling the PET is washed, and when APR Critical Guidance Rec- ognized label materials are used the adhesive removes

cleanly from the PET. In the wash the BOPP labels float and the PET sinks.That sink/float method allows the la- bels, with the adhesive, to be easily removed from the PET flake. This results in a higher quality and greater yield of clean PET flake. FlexoPrint Group Becomes Part Of Optimum Group The FlexoPrint Group, a producer of self-adhesive la- bels has become part of the Optimum Group.The Flex- oPrint Group consists of FlexoPrint in Randers, Den- mark, and H&T Labelprint, a merger of H&P Etiketten andTOM Etiketten, in Salzbergen and Greven,Germany. The management of the FlexoPrint Group, consist- ing of Chairman Svend Lynge Jørgensen, CEO Lars Ole Nauta and CFO Jens Brusgaard will continue in their current roles within the company. Svend Lynge Jør- gensen and Lars Ole Nauta will furthermore reinvest to become shareholders in the Optimum Group. With the addition of the FlexoPrint Group,Optimum Group now includes 12 member companies located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark: Etiket Nederland,Vila Etiketten, Specialist Printer Max. Aarts, W&R Etiketten, Belona, Megaflex, EPB, ASQ La- bels,Telrol, Kolibri, FlexoPrint, and H&T Labelprint.

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COVID-19’s To Have Lasting Impact On Consumer Behavior Research fromAMC Global concerning the impact of COVID-19 on long-lasting consumer behavior suggest that new purchasing trends and behavior shifts will continue after the pandemic. Many Americans have purchased outside of their typ- ical brands recently—with newly experienced food brands likely to see the most continued purchases in the future. The study also looked at various behav- iors during the pandemic and found that consumers expect to continue the trend of eating home-cooked meals and eating healthier. During the pandemic, 60 percent of consumers pur- chased food brands not typically used before — only 21 percent predict they will return exclusively to their original food brand; 54 percent tried something new for cleaning with 33 percent planning to return exclu- sively to their original cleaning brands. Many expect the future to include a mix of both newly tried and usual brands after COVID-19 (72 percent food, 55 per- cent cleaning). Consumers predict that some changes in behavior will continue after the pandemic is considered over. Seventy-three percent expect to continue eating more home cooked meals, and 62 percent expect to con- tinue improving cooking skills and eating more fresh ingredients. Only 22 percent predict that increased “pandemic snacking”will continue.

Windmöller & Hölscher Hosts First Virtual Expo

Machine manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher held its first Virtual EXPO to present technologies and prod- ucts initially planned for industry mega shows – In- terpack and Drupa – that have been postponed until spring 2021. More than 2,000 visitors from 120 coun- tries tuned in for live flexographic and gravure press demonstrations, technical sessions and virtual meetings. To accommodate different time zones of visitors, the Virtual expo was held live three times a day. Filmed in the 120,000-square-foot W&HTechnology Center in Lengerich, Germany, and the W&H Academy, two live machine demonstrations and eight technical sessions were broadcast live. In addition, the expo offered the opportunity for one-on-one meetings and both individ- ual and group chats. The live machine demonstrations included the NO- VOFLEX II flexographic press highlighting the new RUBY IoT system for analyzing production data to optimize processes and the newly redesigned HELIO- STAR II gravure printing press.

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rising investments in developing countries across Asia are expected to enhance the demand for flexographic printing machines over the forecast period. On the basis of product type, inline type flexograph- ic printing machines are expected to remain prom- inent in terms of global market share, and reach ap- proximately a 57.8 percent share by the end of 2028, according to Persistence Market Research. Based on coloring capacity, the 6-color and above segment is ex- pected to remain prominent in the global flexographic printing machine market, accounting for an estimated value of $3.0 billion by 2028 end. Increasing Distribution In 2018, China and APECJ were pegged to be the at- tractive regions in the flexographic printing machine market, accounting for more than 28 percent of the global market share. Advancements in flexographic printing machines for printing applications in elec- tronic products are expected to drive the demand in regions such as APECJ, China and North America. Manufacturers are channelizing efforts to increase their manufacturing and distribution units to cater to the de- mand from the rising import and export of new flexog- raphic printing machines. Further, the global flexograph- (Cont’d on Page 9)

Flexo’s Future (Cont’d from Page 1) flexographic printing machines, according to the study.The global market for flexographic printing ma- chines had witnessed substantial progress, reaching a market value of $1.9 billion at the end of 2018. Additionally, the global demand for flexographic printing machines will also be influenced by growth in motion control systems and rising urbanization in developing economies, such as India and China. Pop- ulation growth has also been directly influencing the installation of flexographic printing machines. Global Flexo Inline type flexographic printing machines with 6 colors and above reportedly find high adoption in developed economies, especially European countries such as Germany, the U.K., France, and Italy. Stack type flexographic printing machines with advancements in servo technology are gaining traction in developing economies. The growth of flexographic printing ma- chines is positively impacted by their application in electronic products.This has led to the growth of the global flexographic printing machine market in coun- tries such as China, the U.S.,Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, India and Germany. The establishment of new manu- facturing units for flexographic printing machines and

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FLAG Postpones Annual Meeting

FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC) will post- pone its Annual Meeting until April 19-21, 2022. The 2022 meeting, which is expected to draw more than 100 members and vendors, will take place at the Hy- att Regency Bloomington/Minneapolis located close to the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, and will include a tour of FLAG Member Lofton Label and Packaging. Recognizing the need for a continuous focus on ed- ucation and networking for independent converters in these turbulent times, FLAG will conduct a Virtual Summit during the dates originally scheduled for the 2020 Annual Meeting, October 27-29, 2020.The Virtual Summit has been designed to educate team members with relevant industry content, build relationships through virtual round tables, share technical educa- tion with Member teams, ignite Member/Vendor con- nections through a virtual trade show platform and one-on-one meetings and recognize outstanding per- formance by Members and Vendors at the final virtual Awards Reception. FLAG Members -- with an average size of $2 to $30M -- realize the type of benefits usually enjoyed by larg- er multi-site converting conglomerates.These include bottom-line savings, catastrophic recovery plans, pen- etrating new markets and application niches, and hav- ing access to new resources. In addition to the Annual Meeting, these benefits are delivered through a 24/7 online resource site, quarterly calls,“Lunch and Learns” and FLAG Peer Groups.

Africa Stereos Invests In Exposure Equipment

Africa Stereos, Cape Town, South Africa-based suppli- er of plates, has invested in Glunz & Jensen Concept 501 exposure and dryer units, 505 DW XP and Heights S-line equipment to increase its repro capabilities. In South Africa’s ever-changing and flexographic in- dustry, Africa Stereos said it is committed to keeping pace with advances in technology. For more than two decades, this Cape Town-based business has grown steadily as a supplier of plates, primarily to the corrugated industry, but increasing- ly moving into the fields of roll-label, shrink label and flexible packaging. The company was named as the platemaker in four award-winning entries in last year’s FTASA Print Excel- lence Awards, including a gold medal winner printed by Mpact Corrugated using MacDermid plates sup- plied by Africa Stereos.

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Europe in Brussels at the end of September.With re- gards to the Labelexpo events outside Europe in Chi- cago and Shanghai, we are convinced that they fulfill an important need in the regions concerned, especial- ly since global traveling is expected to still be hit in 2021. If these Labelexpo shows would not take place, our peers in these regions would have no alternative.” Flint Group Sues Trend Offset Printing Flint CPS Inks North America LLC, formerly known as Flint Group North America, which is the North American subsidiary of Luxembourg-based Flint Group serving the commercial printing industry, has filed a multi-count lawsuit in the United States District Court Central District of California — Southern Divi- sion against Trend Offset Printing Services, Inc. The charges include breach of contract, account stated and conversion. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and other forms of relief. Headquartered in Los Alamitos, California, the defen- dant is a national printer serving magazine, catalog, direct mail and retail advertising segments, whose ser- vices include prepress, press, finishing and mail and distribution of printed materials (sale circulars and printed inserts). This action arises out ofTrend’s breach of this supply agreement whereby Flint Group provided Trend with inks, flat blankets, sleeves, fountain solutions,web con- ditions and press washes. The current balance owing on Trend’s account with Flint Group is nearly $4 mil- lion. The substantive actions leading to the claims in the complaint pre-date the COVID-19 crisis. AR Packaging Flexibles Brings Platemaking In House Swedish packaging converterAR Packaging Flexibles, formerly Flextrus, has brought its entire plate making operation back in house. The flexible packaging specialist has introduced the full Esko workflow and Crystal line of plate making solutions at its plant in Lund, in Sweden’s southern province. Running six flexographic presses, the com- pany has three specialized plants - in Halmstad and Lund, Sweden, and Highbridge in England. At the heart of its system,AR Packaging Flexibles has installed the Esko XPS Crystal exposure unit. Combin- ing UV main and back exposure, the XPS Crystal uses LEDs which do not require warm-up time and report- edly always emit even light.

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Mondi Consumer Flexibles Expands In Russia Mondi, a global packaging and paper supplier, is in- vesting in its flexible packaging plants, in Aramil and Pereslavl in Russia, to provide customers with im- proved flexibility and a broader portfolio, including sustainable packaging solutions. Mondi Consumer Flexibles Russia will bolster its ro- togravure capacities by adding a new machine in Mon- di Pereslavl.The machine will be installed by the first quarter of 2021. This investment, along with Aramil’s added focus on flexographic printing, will meet demand from major FMCG and other customers while providing shorter lead times for delivery. Pereslavl will also offer flexo- graphic printing for customers alongside their newly increased rotogravure capacity. To meet rising demand in Russia for sustainable pack- aging for the confectionary, food and dry and wet pet food markets, Mondi will broaden the range of com- petitive packaging solutions. The plant in Aramil will also install a nine-layer co-extrusion line to produce high-barrier films by the end of 2020. This updated product portfolio will offer a range from mono-materi- als to multi-layer high-barrier laminates,many of which already meet current sustainability criteria, such as re- cyclability. Vollherbst Signs Beta Agreement For EcoLeaf Vollherbst Druck has invested in an EcoLeaf unit fromA B Graphic International utilizing a metallization technology developed by Actega Metal Print. Marking the first EcoLeaf order to be booked by Actega Metal Print’s recently announced global commercial partner ABG, also representing the first joint beta site between both parties, the metallization unit is expected to be installed in September 2020 on Vollherbst’s existing A B Graphic Digicon Series 3 converting machine. Heidelberg Pulls Out Of Drupa Heidelberg has announced it will no longer partic- ipate in drupa 2021, opting instead for virtual and regional events with its customers. COVID-19 has ac- celerated the move toward digital and local events. Although there is no way of knowing what the im- pact of the virus will be next year, Heidelberg needed to make a decision now.Therefore, the company has decided to not participate in international trade fairs next year.

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Flexo’s Future (Cont’d from Page 5) ic printing machine market is expected to be driven by new projects related to labeling,packaging and food and beverage. In terms of market value, the global flexog- raphic printing machine market is projected to register a 6.5 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate during the forecast period and create an absolute dollar opportu- nity worth $1,674.5 million. During the forecast period, APECJ and China are likely to witness high adoption of flexographic printing machines and register CAGRs of 6.6 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively. Fighting Counterfeiting The fight against counterfeit products will continue to be a focus on the flexographic printing market. In 2017, the global anti-counterfeit packaging market generat- ed a revenue of $114.4 billion and is predicted to at- tain $208.4 billion in 2023, registering a CAGR of 10.9


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Drupa Announces Shortened Dates

The duration of drupa will be shortened from eleven to nine days andwill nowbe held fromApril 20–28,2021, in Düsseldorf, Germany.This decision is in response to the wishes of the partner association VDMA (Printing and Paper Technology Trade Association) and many exhibitors to make their trade fair presentation more efficient and to concentrate visitor traffic in a targeted manner.This is also in reaction to any continuing travel activities and restrictions. Despite some Corona-related cancellations, the current booking status remains at a high level with more than 1,500 exhibitors and a net hall space of more than 140,000 square meters.

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MacDermid Partners With Digimarc

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MacDermid Graphics Solutions has formed a stra- tegic partnership with the Digimarc Corporation to expand the application of Digimarc for packaging in the global flexographic printing market.MacDermid is reportedly the first flexographic plate manufacturer to partner with Digimarc. Siegwerk Launches Circular Economy Website Siegwerk has launched its new Circular Economy website, which provides information about the com- pany’s CE approach. Inks and coatings play an import- ant enabler role in a Circular Economy. In addition to the branding of the packaging, the technical func- tionalities of inks support all three levers of a Circular Economy in terms of reduction, re-use and recycling. TLMI To Transition Annual Meeting After months of deliberation,TLMI’s board has elect- ed to shift the 2020Annual Meeting to an online virtual event.TLMI attempted to create a safe environment for its members to enjoy the in-person meeting, but the current climate could not guarantee such a scenario. “We are now working diligently to create an online event that will provide real value to attendees and al- low us to celebrate the best of the tag and label indus- try’s work and camaraderie,”TLMI said. TLMI will share the details over the course of the next month, and the association hopes member com- panies will take advantage of this situation, as a greater number of personnel will have access to participate in the virtual forum.TLMI’s Annual Print Awards and the Calvin Frost Environmental Leadership Awards will continue as scheduled.

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Infinity Foils Opens New Headquarters

Infinity Foils, Inc. recently unveiled its new headquar- ters facility, located in Lenexa, Kansas. To commemo- rate the Grand Opening, President/CEO Jim Hutchison cut the ribbon on the new facility.The new headquar- ters is an expansion of the original Infinity Foils, Inc. location. Now, having 3X more space it provides for an increase in capacity of foil products, as well as, ad- ditional slitting and cutting capabilities. The company has seven warehouse locations, including another con- verting facility in Napa, California.

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AICC Becomes First ConneXion Association Partner Following the announcement from Brunton Business Publications Ltd. regarding the launch of ConneXion, AICC,The Independent Packaging Association — has put its weight behind the new communication chan- nel and become the first ‘Association Partner.’ ConneXion is a new online community informa- tion channel, launched by Brunton, (owners of www. and publisher of magazines including International Paper Board Industry and Corrugated Today ). The new platform goes live on Monday, November 2. In the launch phase, the com- munity will gather in a virtual expo and webinar envi- ronment, before transitioning to a web-based informa- tion channel; the community will be fed information within a web-browser experience as well as an app that can be downloaded to a smartphone. “As content providers to the global corrugated indus- try, it is important that we find ways of keeping con- verters around the world ‘connected’ with their suppli- ers,”explains Daniel Brunton, CEO of Brunton Business Publications Ltd.“Due to the postponement of industry events in 2020 and early 2021, there is a very real need

to keep people connected, engaged and informed. Har- nessing the latest technology, ConneXion brings con- verters and suppliers closer together at a time where we struggle to travel and meet in person. ConneXion is a dedicated channel,meaning all the content you see is 100 percent relevant to the industry.The partners in the launch phase total 29; these companies are businesses that we have hand picked, as they clearly have digital communication at the heart of their marketing strategy. ConneXion is a media-rich environment that allows ma- chinery and service suppliers to help create meaningful and educational content that will assist converters in getting the best equipment or services for the growth of their own businesses.” “AICC sees tremendous potential in ConneXion and the use of tools on the leading edge of the technology revolution,”said Michael D’Angelo,President of AICC.“It will be a new and engaging way to interact with our existing members as well as showcase the Association to potential new members. ConneXion represents an excellent opportunity to keep our boxmaker members fully informed on industry developments, as well as keeping them connected withAICC associate members at a time where we cannot physically meet or network.”

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Green-Label Adds Second Nilpeter FA-17

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July 2020: Long-time Nilpeter customer, Green-Label of Aarhus, Denmark, has acquired a second Nilpeter FA-17. Green-Label’s new 8-color FA-17 features the added registration and film application packages, a rail system for value-adding options, soft-tension unwind

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Obituary Lance Shumaker, a long-time label and packaging in- dustry member, passed away on June 22, 2020, at the age of 66.

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 Labelexpo India October 28 - November 1, 2020 India Expo Centre

Shumaker, who worked with AVT (AdvancedVisionTechnology),Gidue, Scodix, and most recently AB Graph- ic International, passed following a two-year battle with ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

In 1985, Lance and his wife of 39 years Sharon moved to Kennesaw, Georgia, where he began his long ca- reer in the printing industry, later making their home inWoodstock, Georgia. Shumaker spent more than 34 years with several printing companies, advancing from a national sales manager to vice president of sales, to president of sales, and ultimately senior executive. He spearheaded the start-up Indigo, and advanced his career with a 15- year leadership role with AVT. Lance Shumaker

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 TLMI Annual Meeting October 17-19, 2021 Naples Grande Beach Resort Naples, FL

Allstein Kurt Flathmann has retired as Head of Sales in North America for Allstein. Flathmann has been in the packaging industry for 47 years, the last 8 years working for Allstein. He started ini- tially at Pamarco, then went to Bobst Champlain, then Fischer & Krecke, then Bobst when they bought F&K, and finally participated in starting up Allstein. Tim Fox will succeed Flathmann

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as VP Sales Allstein Inc. Fox comes in with more than 30 years of experience in printing equipment having worked at QuadTech, AVT, PCMC and MPS NA. His background includes general management, sales, and service with emphasis on flexographic presses and an- cillary press equipment. Flint Group Commits To UN Compact For Sustainability Flint Group Packaging Inks has become a signatory of the United Nations (U.N.) Global Compact.The glob- al initiative calls on companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption,and to enact actions that advance sustainable development goals.

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Kocher + Beck USA Jacob Norquist has been promoted to Supply Chain Coordinator Kocher + Beck USA.Norquist started with the company in March of 2016 as the Pro- curement Coordinator shortly after obtaining his Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Certification.

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MacDermid Matt Bennett has been named Vice President, EMEA, for MacDermid Graphics Solutions. Bennett joins MacDermid with more than 20 years of leadership and experience, most recently with SGK, in the global packaging industry.

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