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October 16, 2017
Vol. 19 No. 21
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Labelexpo Reports Record Attendance
FIRST 6.0 Launched At FTA Fall Meeting Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) launched its latest publication, FIRST 6.0 (Flexographic Image Repro- duction Specifications and Tolerances) at its recent Fall Conference 2017, which was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Commemorating 20 years since its ini- tial release, the how-to guide to statisti- cal process control is a comprehensive collection of flexographic knowledge, set with current industry guidelines for printing quality and consistency. According to the FTA, FIRST 6.0 pro- vides a foundation for the methodology of control, optimization, fingerprinting, characterization and process improve- ment throughout the printing supply chain. Setting this publication apart from its predecessors is the expansion of standards in the appendix. In addition, there have been major overhauls to the printing and pre- press sections for streamlining and refinement of text. Updates to these areas allow printers, prepress hous- es, designers and customers to ac- cess the knowledge needed to continuously improve the entire printing procedure.
L abelexpo Europe 2017 culminated in its biggest-ever edi- tion with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor figures and show floor occupying nine exhibition halls — 12 percent big- ger than 2015.
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Held at Brussels Expo September 25-28, Labelexpo Europe hosted 679 exhibitors, including 198 new exhibiting compa- nies. Attracting large delegations from Brazil, China, India and Japan, the show reported 37,724 visitors; an increase of 5.6 percent on 35,739 visitors in 2015.
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PIA Launches Spoilage Survey
Printing Industries of America (PIA) will be investi- gating spoilage within the printing industry. Data will be collected by means of a survey distributed to printing companies. The aim of the examination is to better understand the extent that spoilage is tracked, how statistics are calculated, and more importantly, the range and aver- age of spoilage levels by size and type of company. In addition, it seeks to understand whether low spoilage figures correlate to other company behaviors such as having standardized processes. “The goal is to let managers benchmark their con- trol of spoilage,” said James Workman, PIA’s Vice Presi- dent of the Center for Technology and Research. PIA also expects the survey results to give insight into best practices for measuring and calculating spoilage. A summary report of the findings will be sent to all survey respondents, and a white paper will be shared with member companies. A session on the findings will be featured at the 2018 Continuous Improve- ment Conference,April 8-11 in Chicago, Illinois.
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WestRock Receives Top Design Of The Times Award WestRock, Norcross, Georgia, was recognized at the Path to Purchase Design of the Times Awards for in- store activation excellence. The company won 18 awards — the most of any entrant — including the “Best of the Times Award,” given to the top display of the year. The Design of the Times competition celebrates in- store displays and digital activations, and recognizes their role in any successful shopper marketing initia- tive.The competition is sponsored by the Path to Pur- chase Institute, a global member community that champions shopper-centric thinking and practice that help define the ongoing evolution of consumer marketing and the overall shopping experience. WestRock earned the “Best of the Times Award” — the competition’s top award — for its Disney - Wal- mart WOW Rogue One Display. This Walmart-exclu- sive display, with Star War s Rogue One home entertainment product, provided a entertainment ex- perience for photo opportunities with life-sized Star Wars characters. In addition to the “Best of the Times Award,” We- stRock earned one platinum, three gold, four silver, and nine bronze awards for a range of displays.
AWA Release Liner Meeting To Focus On Customer Voice The theme of the 2018 Global Release Liner Indus- try Conference and Exhibition is the “Voice of the Customer”. Organized annually by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, the meeting will be held next year in,Amsterdam, February 14-16, at the Hilton Hotel. The agenda for the 2018 conference will span the many different markets for release liner, from pressure- sensitive tapes and labels to medical and electronics applications, and will feature presentations from lead- ing companies as well as AWA’s global analysis of the markets’ current status and future directions.The con- ference keynote presentation will be given by Jeroen Diderich, Vice President and General Manager EMEA for Avery Dennison Materials Group.The event will in- clude the annual real-time industry survey — and its results — conducted with the conference delegates. The annual Executive Leadership Panel, moderated by AWA’s President and CEO Corey M. Reardon, will bring together Jeroen Diderich; Frederic Jacquin, Se- nior Vice President, Elkem Silicones; Simon Medley, CEO, Loparex; and Petri Hakanen, Senior Vice Presi- dent, Specialty Papers.At the end of the first day’s full session, the AWA Release Liner Industry Award 2018 will be presented.
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While labels remained central to the overall Labelex- po experience, the show floor reflected its continued diversification into flexible package printing with a wider appeal for brand owners and wide web con- verters. With 25 percent more working machinery
demonstrated at the show, 2017’s event was used for a large number of significant product launches with new machines unveiled by many of the leading press manufacturers. Industry 4.0 Running alongside the Linerless Trail and education- al master classes from the Label Academy, the Au- tomation Arena feature made its debut as it highlighted the latest automated label and package printing technology. As Industry 4.0 becomes a reali- ty for label printers, the Automation Arena was put on to show the complete automated workflow in ac- tion from job creation and prepress through to finish- ing and customer invoicing. Südpack Acquires Seville Flexpack Südpack Verpackungen GmbH und Co. KG, Ochsen- hausen, Germany, a providers of flexible packaging solutions, has acquired the Seville Flexpack Corpora- tion, based in Oak Creek,Wisconsin. The acquisition is intended to strengthen Süd- pack’s business in the United States. Previously, the company’s only toehold in the U.S. market was a sales office in the Chicago, Illinois area. At the new facility in Oak Creek, important processing steps in- cluding printing and refining will be done for the U.S. market. On October 1, 2017 Seville Flexpack of- ficially became part of the Südpack Group, which will retain all of Seville’s employees and continue to serve its customers.
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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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Flexographic Tech Celebrates Latest Graduates Four more people have graduated from Flexograph- ic Tech’s Press Operator course: Andrew Webber, Aaron Pitt, Xai Thao, and Vang Thao. When the now- graduates began the course almost 12 weeks ago, they were completely new to flexographic printing. After completing the rigorous mix of 80 percent hands-on and 20 percent classroom training, all four graduates are now able to successfully operate flexo-
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graphic presses. Part of the students’ final was to run a tight register, seven-color job with a die cut. In order to receive maximum points, they were re- quired to set up the job in under 850 feet. Time played a pivotal role in the grading process, as the students had to perform both setup and clean up in less than 3.5 hours. In addition, the students complet- ed a 150 question written final and achieved their FTA Level One Certification. ( Left to right ): Xai Thao, AWT Labels & Packaging; Aaron Pitt, Computype; Shawn Oetjen, Flexographic Tech Instructor; Andrew Webber, Blanco; and Vang Thao, AWT Labels & Packaging. About one year before the start of All in Print China 2018, the China International Exhibition for All Print- ing Technology and Equipment, some 60 percent of the exhibit space has been booked. All in Print will take place from October 24-28, 2018, at the New In- ternational Expo Center in Shanghai. With its motto Enter the Era of Intelligent Print- ing ,All in Print 2018 will focus on intelligent printing and packaging technologies in Asia.The eight exhibit segments Digital Pre-Press, Comprehensive Printing, Post-Press Converting, Packaging Equipment, Ink & Innovative Materials, Label Industry, Flexo Technolo- gy and Innovation Factory will reflect the dynamic market developments. All In Print China Poised For Growth
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Pack Print Reports 20% Visitor Increase
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The next edition of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL will be held from September 18-21, 2019, at BITEC in Bangkok. Pet Food Packaging Market Set To Rise To $10.7 Billion The global pet food packaging market is set to ex- hibit steady progress in the coming years, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. Pet food packaging has also become important for pet food manufacturers for branding purposes, making it likely to receive significant investment from key play- ers in the pet food market in the coming years. The global pet food packaging market is set to be driven primarily by demand from developed regions in the coming years, though emerging countries such as Japan, China, Indonesia, India,Taiwan, Korea, and Aus- tralia could also make major contributions to the global pet food packaging market. The global pet food packaging market is likely to be valued at US$8.3 billion by the end of 2017.The market is like- ly to exhibit a 5.2 percent CAGR from 2017 to 2022, enabling a strong rise to US$10.7 billion by 2022.
PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017, the 6th Interna- tional Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, wel- comed a record-breaking 17,452 visitors from 59 countries at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibi- tion Center (BITEC) in Bangkok,Thailand. The 300 ex- hibitors from 25 nations, including country group exhibits from Germany,Taiwan, China,Thailand, and for the first time, Singapore, showcased products and tech- nologies for the“packaging and printing 4.0” theme. The show experienced a 20 percent visitor increase compared to the 2015 staging as well as international visiting delegations from China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar,Taiwan and Vietnam. PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017 was jointly or- ganized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia,The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association. During the event, the three partners signed an agreement for continued cooperation. The PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL exhibits were complemented by conferences, seminars and forums which were attended by more than 800 industry pro- fessionals.A highlight of the ancillary program was the SAVE FOOD Conference, organized by the Food and
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VPK Packaging Group Invests In CorrBoard
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VPK Packaging Group NV (VPK) has invested in CorrBoard UK, the consortium based corrugated sheet feeder located in Scunthorpe, North Lin- colnshire. CorrBoard was established in 2014 by a consortium of prominent corrugated sheet plants to supply quali- ty corrugated materials for their own manufacturing purposes. As part of the investment, VPK has acquired a 30 percent stake in CorrBoard that was previously held by Corrugated Synergies International, as well as cap- ital increase.
Adheso-Graphics, Inc. www.adheso-graphics.com
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.
Advanced Prepress Graphics, Inc. www.flexoprepress.com
Flexo Plate making at it’s finest. All format’s available up to 42” x 80”. Flexo artwork, Flexo films, and Flexo Plates.
Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. www.andersonvreeland.com
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 www.ARCInternational.com
Corrboard has been purchased by VPK Packaging Group.
ARC International is a world leader in the manufacturing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnolo- gy laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manu- facturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers.
VPK is based in Belgium and operates a network of paper-based packaging facilities across Europe, the United States and Turkey. CorrBoard will be assisted by VPK company Rigid Containers Ltd, whose UK manufacturing operations produce 340 million square meters of corrugated material and packaging each year. PMMI Raises $325,000 To Aid Hurricane Afflicted Areas The North American packaging and processing in- dustry joined together to help bring relief to the vic- tims of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Under the leadership of PMMI, The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies, the manufac- turing community raised more than $325,000 for the American Red Cross’ hurricane relief efforts. PMMI matched $100,000 in online and onsite donations from PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packag- ing EXPO 2017, while proceeds from PACK gives BACK drove the final number.
Comexi Group Industries S.A.U. www.comexigroup.com
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 www.cyrel.com/na
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PACK EXPO Las Vegas Breaks Attendance Record PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 welcomed nearly 1,000 more attendees than 2015, making it the largest PACK EXPO Las Vegas in history. Preliminary numbers reveal 29,500 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies convened over almost 900,000 net square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center. PACK gives BACK offered another milestone as it produced the largest crowd to date in the event's seven-year history. Not only was the standing room only crowd entertained by the rock and roll band, The Doobie Brothers, but proceeds from the perfor- mance, combined with industry donations and PMMI’s $100,000 match, pushed PACK EXPO’s hurri- cane aid past $325,000. Industry Support In addition to supporting hurricane relief, PMMI recognizes the importance of industry education, giving out $30,000 in PACK EXPO Scholarships at the show. For the first time PACK EXPO Las Vegas welcomed the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) to the NextGEN Networking Fair which offered a one-of-a-kind matchmaking op- portunity for exhibitors and attendees to connect with the emerging workforce. PACK EXPO Las Vegas also hosted its first Packaging and Processing Woman’s Leader ship Network (PPWLN) breakfast. More than 500 attendees took ad- vantage of the opportunity to network and hear Caterpillar Vice President Tana Utley’s keynote ad- dress titled “Dancing on the Glass Ceiling.” Next up in the PACK EXPO portfolio is PACK EXPO East, April 16-18, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Conven- tion Center in Philadelphia. FPA’s Fall Conference Looks At Industry Trends The FPA 2017 Fall Executive Conference hosted 148 attendees and welcomed speakers that focused on topics and issues important to the flexible pack- aging industry, such as an update on the International Trade Commission and Section 232 investigations of aluminum imports, the state of sustainable packag- ing, an overview on the flexible packaging global market, an update on FPA’s State Advocacy Program, and a polyolefin market update. The FPA’s 2018 Annual Meeting will be held March 13-15, 2018 in Naples, Florida.
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Nuceria Group Acquires New PANORAMA Hybrid At the recent Labelexpo Europe show in Brussels, Belgium, the Nuceria Group purchased a new
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Eaglewood Technologies, LLC www.eaglewoodtech.com
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 www.flintgrp.com
Nuceria Group and Nilpeter celebrate moments after ringing the bell at LabelExpo Europe 2017.
PANORAMA Hybrid press from Nilpeter. The new press supports five InkJet digital colors in combina- tion with flexo processes, silkscreen, cold foil, and quick-change die-cutting. “The new PANORAMA Hybrid product line will be installed in our Milano Plant and will follow our strat- egy to set new industry standards in terms of flexibil- ity, customization, and supply chain excellence,” said Guido Iannone, General Manager of Nuceria Group. The versatility, rapid production and lower costs as- sociated with f lexographic printing are driving growth in the global market for flexographic inks, ac- cording to a new report from BCC Research.The ro- bust growth of the packaging industry is projected as a major driver of the flexographic inks market as de- veloping economies in China, India, Thailand and Saudi Arabia push the demand for more packaging materials, which in turn, increases the demand for flexographic inks. BCC Research projects the global market for the flexographic inks to reach $10.3 bil- lion and $13.1 billion in 2017 and 2022, respectively, with a 5.0 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate. The flexographic ink market is highly fragmented; six of the top manufacturers accounted for 25 percent of total market share (2016). The Asia-Pacific region, the largest producer of ink worldwide, totaled an estimated $6.5 billion of the $20 billion global ink business (2016). Economic expansion, coupled with population growth and increasing disposable incomes, are fueling the retail sector in the developing economies. Flexo Inks Expected To Grow At 5% CAGR
Harper Corporation of America www.harperimage.com
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.
J I MacWilliam Co., Inc. www.jimacwilliam.com
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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. www.markandy.com
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ScanMould Installs Flexo Wash Cleaning Technology Scandinavia’s first dedicated IML label converter, ScanMould, has installed a suite of Flexo Wash clean-
manufactures self-adhesive labels at a nearby plant. With the W&H capable of 400 meters per minute and the KBA of up to 15,000 sheets per hour, Scan- Mould has a high efficiency requirement for its ancil- lary equipment, with minimum downtime between jobs and 100 percent accuracy of essential compo- nents and services. With 15 years’ experience of Flexo Wash products, Fundal turned to the Danish manufacturer for the new plant. The package of cleaning equipment in- stalled includes a Plate Washer, an Anilox Cleaner, a PartsWasher, and a Distiller. Imprinting Systems Grows With Mark Andy Digital One North Carolina prime label printer, Imprinting Sys- tems, has reportedly seen an increase in productivity after the acquisition of a Mark Andy Digital One. Digi- tal One, a 4-color EP label press, was selected to bring additional capability, specifically in the realm of digital and short run efficiency, to the operation.The press provides in-line converting and finishing, as well as the ability to add flexo decoration to labels with a single multi-purpose print station.
Nuceria Group and Nilpeter celebrate moments after ringing the bell at LabelExpo Europe 2017.
ing technology at its plant in Jyllinge, Denmark, to help maintain the high production levels achieved with its new Windmöller & Hölscher CI flexo press, and KBA rotary die cutter. The company, which is owned by Martin Fundal, was established three years ago from his existing label business ScanKet, which
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People & Places Omet Ron Hengst has joined Omet Amer- icas as the sales manager for the Southeast region. Hengst will help lead the firm's work with sales and deliver y of label and packaging printing presses. Hengst will be based out of Florida and will report into Claudio Semen- za, sales director of Omet Americas. Xeikon Vlad Sljapic has joined Xeikon as Vice President of Global Sales. In his role, Sljapic will lead Xeikon’s world- wide sales organization and expand the company’s global strategic sales efforts in the digital printing market. Sljapic holds a degree in Mechani- cal Engineering and a Masters in En- gineering Management.
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Agfa Graphics Santo “Sandy” Scaglione has joined Agfa as the North America Controller. Most recently, he was Vice Presi- dent of Finance Operations at Sony Electronics Inc., North America. In addition, Mark Levitan has been named Director of Inside Sales. Prior to Agfa, Levitan was the Director of Sales & Business Development for Sustainable Minds LLC, a developer of cloud-based marketing solutions for global-scale manufacturers. As part of its increased expansion in the Latin Amer- ican pressure sensitive label market, UPM Raflatac has announced it will be opening a new slitting and distribution terminal in Santiago, Chile in early 2018. This new terminal will allow UPM Raflatac to offer an expanded range of paper and film products to customers in the Chilean market, particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments. Currently under construction in the Lo Boza indus- trial sector adjacent to Santiago International Airport, this brand new facility will join UPM Raflatac’s Ameri- cas Terminal Network, which includes a number of facilities throughout North and South America. The new terminal will feature two meter-wide slitting ca- pabilities, and the company plans to have trimless of- ferings on select materials. UPM Raflatac To Open New Facility In Chile
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