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TLMI Advocates On Capitol Hill reported by Greg Kishbaugh

Mark Andy, Esko Co-Host Event

On June 12, Mark Andy co-hosted a special event with Esko at its Euro- pean headquar ter s in War saw, Poland. The event, which attracted 50 representatives from printing companies around Eastern Europe, included live demos of Mark Andy presses and Esko prepress solutions, the most important of which high- lighted label printing using Esko Equinox software. The primary focus of the meeting was to present Mark Andy and Esko’s response to market trends, such as smaller runs and shorter de- livery times. Participants were shown how to prepare jobs using Equinox, which

TT LMI leadership and staff joined nearly a dozen other spon- soring organizations on Capitol Hill at the annual Print and Packaging Legislative Summit, June 19-20. The Summit marked a milestone for the organization, as it was the first formal event on Capitol Hill for TLMI. This year’s event saw the Summit’s highest attendance to date, with more than a 100 participants engaged on important legislative and regulatory issues.

Leadership from the Printing Industries of America (PIA), As- sociation for Print Technologies (formerly NPES) and the Spe- cialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) were just a few of the allied organizations TLMI spent time with discussing leg- islative, regulatory and industry initiatives. Connecting with these organizations and strengthening the voice of TLMI in Washington, DC, is a key directive of the TLMI Strategic Plan. Joining TLMI President Dan Muenzer at the Summit were: Michael Ritter, incoming TLMI Chairman; Gary Jones, CEO, Dot- It Label;Alex Joesten,TLMI Government Affairs Committee Co- Chair; Rosalyn Bandy, TLMI Director of Environment and Outreach; and Bryan Vickers, who covers government affairs is- sues for TLMI. To help kick off the event,TLMI moderated the Recycling and Environmental Regulations panel, which covered a variety of industry topics, including PROP 65; California recycling legisla- tion; the impact of China’s contamination policy on the U.S.

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Smart Labels Market To Exceed $22.6 Billion

According to the research findings from Future Market Insights’ report, titled Smart Labels Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assess- ment, 2016–2026 , nearly 400,000 thousand units of smart labels sold globally in 2016 were accounted by Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technolo- gy, which amounted to an estimated $2,493.9 mil- lion. Surging demand for RFID tags in the global retail industry have instrumented the boost in sales of smart labels, globally. Furthermore, the advantages of RFID smart labels in maintaining, tracking and up- dating stock & inventory databases is predicted to continue driving their demand around the globe in the coming years. The global market for smart labels amassed rev- enues worth $4.7 billion in 2016, and is likely to reach $22.6 billion market value by the end of 2026. During the forecast period, the global smart labels market size is anticipated to expand robustly at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 17 percent. The organized retail sector will continue to be in- strumental in the growth in global smart labels sales, while warehousing businesses in the world are ex- (Cont’d on Page 10)


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Bobst Hosts Open House Event



COMPETENCE 18, this year’s Open House event at Bobst, which took place June 5-8, 2018 at the Compe- tence Center of Bobst Mex, Switzerland, attracted more than 600 visitors. The show promised to show the “Solutions for the challenge of tomorrow,” ad- dressing key trends facing packaging converters, such as the need for shorter runs, greater versatility, e-commerce and constant innovation. Live Demos Attendees were able to see live demonstrations of selected key Bobst machines, and to hear from Bobst Services on some new developments. Highlights included the live demonstration of fold- er-gluer EXPERTFOLD 165 with the automated pack- er SPEEDPACK. There were live demonstrations of MASTERCUT 106 PER and MASTERCUT 145 PER. In addition, attendees had the chance to see EX- PERTFOIL 142 in action, as well as the MASTERFOLD 230. On the printing side of things, a static module of M8 LEMANIC inline flexo printing press was avail- able at the event. With printing samples available at the event, there were many questions from converters about the sim- plicity of the flexo process vs. offset, and how it is possible to achieve the print quality on display. Visi- tors were reportedly impressed by the sheer ease of using flexo technology compared with offset, and the greater consistency in the end result. Printing Industries of America is currently seeking speakers for its 2019 Continuous Improvement Con- ference to be held April 14-17, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas. Conference orga- nizers are seeking industry professionals willing to share their lessons learned in implementing continu- ous improvement strategies. In the past, some speakers have been executives while others have been operations, production or process improvement managers. Also welcome are submissions from continuous improvement consul- tants and professionals outside the industry if the topics are directly relevant to print manufacturers. The deadline to submit a speaking proposal is Au- gust 31.All topic submissions will be reviewed by the Continuous Improvement Advisory Committee. PIA Seeks Continuous Improvement Speakers




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Allison Systems Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification Allison Systems Corporation, Riverside, New Jersey, has been approved for ISO 9001:2015 Certification by Perry Johnson Registrars. The certification scope is to Design, Manufacture, and Distribute Doctor Blades, Blade Systems, and Related Components for theWorldwide Printing Industry. The updated ISO 9001:2015 certification is the nat- ural progression from the company’s previous ISO 9001:2008 certification. This internationally recog- nized standard is based on a number of quality man- agement principles including a strong customer focus, the process approach, continual improvement, and risk assessment. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps en- sure that customers get consistent, high quality prod- ucts and services. CCL Industries Completes Treofan Americas Acquisition CCL Industries Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Treofan America Inc. and Trespaphan Mexico Holdings GmbH.Treofan Americ- as operations in Mexico and the United States will immediately transition to trade under the Innovia Films name. CCL Industries Inc. employs approximately 20,000 people operating 168 production facilities in 40 countries with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, and Framingham, Massachusetts. Mark Andy, Presstek Print Solutions Host Open House Mark Andy Inc. held on open house event, June 6-8, at its Presstek facility located in West London, Eng- land. The open house focused on pressroom prof- itability, with demonstrations of flexographic and digital offset printing solutions.The three-day interna- tional event drew in crowds from multiple countries, including Egypt, Czech Republic, Spain and Israel. At the open house, experts demonstrated the Mark Andy Digital One label press. The digital hybrid press is designed for profitable micro to short-run labels.The single pass hybrid system provides ready- to-ship output. The company also demonstrated a Presstek 34DI with ECO-UV. Since the acquisition of Presstek this year, Mark Andy has reportedly become a one-stop-shop for flexo and digital offset printing technologies and consumables.



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Koenig & Bauer Wins Brand Award

Koenig & Bauer was one of the winners of a Ger- man Brand Award 2018. This prize was awarded for the third time by the German Design Council and the German Brand Institute. It recognizes innovative brands, consistent brand management and sustain- able brand communication. The aim of the award is to discover and present new brand trends. Packaging Tubes Market To Exceed $4.5 Billion The $2.5 billion packaging tubes market is slated to exhibit promising performance over the next decade. As indicated by a recent outlook published by Future Market Insights, the global market for pack- aging tubes will possibly thrive at 5.4 percent over 2028-1028, attaining a value of around $4.5 billion by 2028 end. During the course of assessment period, packaging giants are expected to concentrate on improvisation of existing formats of packaging tubes, which have been limiting the use of packaging tubes to pharma- ceuticals, oral care products, and cosmetics.

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pected to actively adopt smart labelling for their ben- efits in tracking products. Growing sales of biologics and specialty drugs that require thermal-sensitive packaging are promoting the use of smart labels that are equipped with tem- perature-control functions. Smart labels will be inte- grated in drug monitor ing systems across pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world, facilitat- ing efficiency in transportation, anti-counterfeit mea- sures, and damage control. Dominant Technology Key highlights of the research report exhibit RFID as the dominant labelling technology, however, Electron- ic Article Surveillance (EAS) and sensing labels are also expected to gain traction while independently regis- tering a rise at more than 16 percent CAGR over the forecast period. By the end of 2026, global retail indus- try will be the largest end-user of smart labels by procuring global revenue share of more than 30 per- cent. On the other hand, healthcare, automotive and

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

logistics will be considered as lucrative end-user indus- tries for smart labels, collectively accounting for sales of more than 1,561,000 thousand units by 2026-end. Flexographic and gravure printing technologies are predicted to dominate the global smart labels market in terms of revenues. Over the forecast period, more than $8 billion revenues are will be accounted by flexographic smart labels, while smart labels manu- factured through gravure printing technology will amass an estimated $6.4 billion market value. North America’s smart labels market is anticipated to procure over 40 percent of the global revenues, throughout the forecast period.

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recycling markets; packaging migration issues; and the EU’s REACH initiative and extended producer re- sponsibility (EPR). The afternoon panels that followed focused on workforce development, and the impact of tariffs on the paper and printing industry. Taking The Initiative The second day of the Summit kicked off with an awards breakfast, where Members of Congress came to accept industry awards for their advocacy and sup- port of legislative initiatives on behalf of the printed paper and packaging industries. Attendees heard re- marks from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) and Sen. Angus King (I-ME). After breakfast, TLMI attendees participated in nearly 20 meetings with Members of Congress and their staff, including the offices of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). To maximize effectiveness, Hill meetings were set in Congressional districts and states were TLMI mem- ber companies have operations. At the meetings, TLMI attendees focused attention on issues key to the organization, specifically workforce develop- ment, tax reform implementation for S-corps and paper advocacy.TLMI encourages everyone to review the leave-behinds for the Congressional offices to un- derstand the scope of issues covered. TLMI Announces Speakers For Labelexpo Ecovillage TLMI announces that two sustainability thought experts will be speaking at the association’s Ecov- illage at Labelexpo Americas this September. The association’s Ecovillage will be a designated space on the show floor that will feature a comprehen- sive directory of exhibitors who are committed to best sustainability practices and environmental stewardship. Presenting at the Ecovillage the first day of the show, Steve Alexander, President and CEO of the Asso- ciation of Plastics Recyclers, will be discussing the New Plastics Economy. On the show’s second day, Anne Johnson, Principal and Vice President of consulting firm RRS, will be at the Ecovillage discussing sustainable materials man- agement (SMM).

Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

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

Harper Corporation of America

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.

Used equipment for flexible packaging, folding carton, paper, film, foil and non-woven industries. Professional, knowledgeable service for more than 30 years.

KBA-Flexotecnica – Get the Edge

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.

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Outlook Group Mourns Passing Of CEO John Cappy Outlook Group, Neenah,Wisconsin, has announced that John Cappy, its President & CEO, passed away unexpectedly on June 24. Cappy was a veteran in the paper, printing and

jowiggins business in North and South America. Effective immediately, Kevin Hayes, former Execu-

tive Vice President, has been appoint- ed the new President of Outlook Group by M&Q Holdings board of di- rectors. Prior to joining Outlook Group, Hayes held executive leadership po- sitions at NCR, Brady Corporation, Worldmark (CCL), Teklynx Interna- tional and Flexo-Graphics, LLC. Flexo Printing Machine

packaging industry, with more than 36 years of experience. For the last seven years, he served as President & CEO of Outlook Group through a period of expansion, strategic invest- ment and team building. Cappy graduated from the Univer- sity of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engi- neering, then began his career in

Kevin Hayes

Market To Reach $3.25 Billion Increasing global packaging demand and growing printing requirements for advertising and print media will drive the growth of the global flexograph- ic printing machine market over the forecast time- line. Increasing trend of converting simple package formats to flexible packaging due to benefits such as shelf life extension, lightweight nature, and easy open/close has increased the demand for flexograph- ic printing machines and the trend is expected to continue over the forecast timeline.

John Cappy

1980 with Champion International where he pro- gressed through several manufacturing positions. After Champion, Cappy joined Appleton Papers where he worked in various capacities including Manufacturing, R&D, Commercial Sales and Field Technical Services. Prior to joining Outlook Group in August 2011, Cappy was President & CEO of Apple- ton Coated, and General Manager of the Americas where he oversaw market development of the Ar-

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Timothy S. Nicholls has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Internation- al Paper, succeeding Glenn R. Landau who is leaving the company for personal reasons. Nicholls, who currently serves as Senior Vice Presi- dent - Industrial Packaging the Americas, previously served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from December 2007 through November 2011. The company also announced that Jean-Michel Ribiéras, currently Senior Vice President - Global Cel- lulose Fibers, has been appointed Senior Vice Presi- dent - Industrial Packaging the Americas, succeeding Nicholls. Avery Dennison Pascale Wautelet has been named Global Vice President of Research and Development (R&D) for the Label and Graphic Materials group of Avery Dennison.

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Harper Corporation of America is headed to Chat- tanooga, Tennessee, for the next stop on its 2018 Harper Expo & Solutions tour. This one-day seminar and expo will reportedly bring together professionals from across the industry sharing the latest products, technology, insight, and solutions to optimize press- room operations. The event offers not only presentations, but also on-site demonstrations and troubleshooting. Atten- dees can learn more about incorporating the latest flexographic technology and principles to succeed in the short run, making sure operations run as effi- ciently and effectively as possible, and addressing current pressroom challenges with innovative and feasible solutions. The Harper Solutions & Expo Tour will be at the Marriott Chattanooga Downtown on August 16.

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