FMN | December 24th, 2018

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Corporation, located in Fort Worth,Texas. Lewis Label is a custom manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging products, estab- lished in 1964. Some 200 guests, staff and pupils celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Koenig & Bauer on-site vo- cational school inWürzburg, Germany. Initially found- ed to train Franconian winegrowers to work in the factory, today the school is the company’s modern “talent factory”. Since its foundation on July 2, 1868, well more than 7,000 people have taken the first steps in their professional careers at the vocational school. In its anniversary year, it is responsible for the qualification of 120 apprentices. Packtime Innovations Pvt. Ltd , headquartered in New Delhi, India, has invested in an Omet XFlex X6 narrow web combination printing and converting flexo press. The equipment has been installed at its location in Pune, Maharashtra. Inovar Packaging Group , a portfolio company of AEA Investors LP, has acquired Topp Labels , Miami, Florida. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Inovar is a specialty converter of prime labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging solutions serving blue-chip customers within a diverse set of end markets, in- cluding, among others, health and personal care, sports nutrition/nutraceuticals, industrial products, pet food and supplies, and food and beverage. As an exclusive agent of Pamarco for nearly 20 years, Bingham Flexo Services again signed a multi-year agency agreement to represent Pamarco’s full line of flexo and coating products. Headquar- tered in Pamarco’s Batavia, Illinois, manufacturing fa- cility, BFS services the central United States. Labelmaster , Chicago, Illinois, installed a brand-new FA press from Nilpeter.The press offers a host of fea- tures such as clean-hand technology; vertical auto- lock system; driven chill rollers; multi-operator interface; custom-built configuration; new CLEANINKING design; multi-substrate printing; sleeve-based printing; and value-adding units ready. The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute ’s L.I.F.E. (Label Initiative for the Environment) Certifi- cation program merged with the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) certification program. Lollicup USA, Inc. , a beverage and disposable goods supplier and manufacturer for the food service industry, purchased a Koenig & Bauer-Flexotecni- ca EVO XG press. Lollicup has quickly expanded to encompass five locations including its current head- quarters in Chino, California, and its new 660,000- square-foot production and manufacturing plant in

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