FMN | October 16th, 2017

APR To Hold Narrow Web Flexible Packaging Summit All Printing Resources (APR) will hold an industry summit on November 9 at the company’s Glendale Heights, Illinois,Technical Center.The one-day event, APR Narrow Web Flexible Packaging Summit: An Exploration of the Challenges Printers are Facing Today , will feature industry representatives dis- cussing the most critical issues facing label printers interested in converting flexible packaging applica- tions on their narrow web presses. In addition to members of APR’s Technical Solutions Group, industry representatives from other compa- nies will be taking part and making presentations, in- cluding Bobst, Enercon, Siegwerk, Xeric Web and market research firm LPC, Inc. APR recently published the results from a market research initiative targeting the U.S. narrow web flex- ible packaging market, and technical experts will be presenting on key technical areas identified in the re- search: • An overview of the narrow web flexible packag- ing industry, converters’ challenges and what the fu- ture holds; • Registration and web tension issues with flexi- ble packaging applications on in-line narrow web presses; • Ink adhesion when printing on flexible packaging films; • Prepress/plate issues; • Color control/maintaining job-to-job consistency; and • Controlling web temperature. Columbine Label Becomes LIFE-Certified Columbine Label Company, based in Centennial,Colorado, has reportedly become the only label manufacturing facility in the state to obtain TLMI LIFE certification. LIFE (Label Initiative for the Environment) is an au- dited environmental certification process tailored specifically to the label and package printing and converting industry. It is designed to assist the TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute) members in finding cost-effective ways to reduce their company’s environmental footprint and document their commit- ment to sustainability. Along with improving the facility’s electrical energy efficiency by 17.6 percent, natural gas efficiency by 9.1 percent, and water usage by 15.8 percent, the company also minimized its VOC emissions by 18.4 percent.

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