FMN | December 24th, 2018

Year In Review ( Cont’d from Page 8)


stature in the graphic arts industry. KBA North America Inc. was renamed Koenig & Bauer (US) Inc. And, KBA Canada, Inc. is now Koenig & Bauer (CA) Inc. Green Bay Packaging , Green Bay,Wisconsin, held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate its new mill.According to the Governor’s office, the $500 mil- lion project was expected to preserve more than 1,400 jobs and create 200 new ones statewide. Resource Label Group , a full-service provider of pressure sensitive label, shrink sleeve and RFID/NFC technology for the packaging industry, acquired Paragon Label, a label manufacturer specializing in the premium wine segment. Thai family business Trisan moved to flexo pro- duction with two Nilpeter presses and one Omet machine.To cope with the extra production capacity and the higher quality labels now being produced by its 50 employees, the company decided to invest in Flexo Wash cleaning equipment. Windmoeller & Hoelscher reached a first milestone in its development project with a machine concept for a new digital printing machine.W&H partnered with other industry companies, including inkjet printhead manufacturer Xaar. The digital printing machine from W&H is based on piezo inkjet technology. Pamarco has executed an agency agreement with Trelleborg for distribution of its flexographic prod- uct line in the United States and Canada. Pamarco and Trelleborg will be working together to promote their plate mounting sleeves and bridges/adapters for all flexographic press applications. Amcor , Madison,Wisconsin, announced plans to in- vest more than $25 million to upgrade its Madison fa- cilities starting in 2018 and into 2019 to expand capacity, improve quality and reduce waste while up- dating technology. Nilpeter opened a new manufacturing and devel- opment facility in Mahindra World City, Chennai, India, to expand on the company’s current global setup. The manufacturing site in India complements the current sites in Denmark and the United States. El Dorado Packaging purchased a new Diamond HP Uteco press for installation in its Arkansas site. The company said the Diamond HP’s ability to offer short runs, increased quality and reduced waste and set-up times, influenced its buying decision. Sonoco , Hartsville, South Carolina, completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent interest in the joint venture of Conitex Sonoco , a vertically in- tegrated global manufacturer of paper-based cones and tubes. The Conitex Sonoco joint venture was

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

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.

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 broad- ly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print perfor- mance, and environmental benefits. DuPont Packaging Graphics

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