FMN | May 15th, 2017

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May 15, 2017

Vol. 19 No. 10

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Innovation Leads Way At FTA Forum by Greg Kishbaugh T he Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) held its annu- al forum at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, in Phoenix, Ari- zona, April 30 - May 3. The 2017 Excellence in Flexography Awards were presented at the Annual Award Banquet.

Dow, DuPont Get China Approval DuPont,Wilmington, Delaware, and The Dow Chemical Company, Mid- land, Michigan, announced that China’s Ministr y of Commerce (MOFCOM) has granted conditional regulatory approval of their pro- posed merger of equals. MOFCOM’s approval is conditional on DuPont and Dow fulfilling commit- ments given to MOFCOM in connec- tion with the clearance.This approval continues the progress that the com- panies have made to secure regulato- ry clearances around the world for their procompetitive merger. Working With Regulators Dow and DuPont continue to work with regulators in the remain- ing relevant jurisdictions to obtain clearance for the merger. On March 27, the European Commission con- ditionally approved the merger. The companies reaffirm their ex- pectation for closing of the merger to occur between August 1, 2017 and September 1, 2017, with the in- tended spin-offs to occur within 18 months of closing. For exclusive content and breaking news please visit

The FTA’s Annual Banquet ( above ) was a showcase for the Excel- lence in Flexography Awards, among a host of others. A reception ( right ) started the evening.

The winners, totaling 121 awards, consisted of: 39 Gold, 42 Silver, 37 Bronze, 2 Self Promotion awards, and 1 Non-Tradition- al award. “Best of Show” designees (selected from the gold award recipients in their respective categories) in the 2017 Excellence in Flexography Awards included: • Advance Packaging Corp. for its Berkley Jensen Ultra Laundry Detergent Carton – combined corrugated, screen. (Cont’d on Page 4)

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