An N.V. Publication FLEX
June 25, 2018
Vol. 20 No. 13
Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry In Print and Online at www.nvpublications.com
Flexo Market Sees Upward Movement by Greg Kishbaugh
Mark Andy Acquires Brandtjen & Kluge Mark Andy has acquired Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of finishing equipment for foil stamp- ing, die cutting, folding and gluing, and UV coating. The acquisition builds on the Mark Andy corporate vision of dri- ving profitability in pressrooms worldwide through a strategy to be the Total Solutions Partner. Kluge reportedly provides customers a full life cycle solution for off line finishing. Based in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, Kluge equipment includes foil stamping, embossing, UV coating, and die-cutting presses. CCL Purchases Treofan Business Italian investor M&C, owner of Tre- ofan Holdings GmbH, has completed the sale of Treofan Group’s Americas business to Canadian label manufac- turer CCL Industries. All required regulator y approvals have been granted in the U.S. and in Mexico.
AA s the flexo market continues to evolve and expand, a num- ber of trends will help to shape the industry in the future, according to a new report from Smithers Pira, entitled The Fu- ture of Flexographic Printing Markets to 2023. According to the report, the flexographic printing market was valued at $164 billion in 2017.This is forecast to grow 2.3 percent annu- ally, rising to a value of $187 billion by 2023.
Value Shares Of Global Print Market
All analog (less flexo)
100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 $ billion Source: Smithers Pira
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For many market sectors, flexographic print has long been the print process of choice, and with the global print market- place changing rapidly with new consumer and retail demands — such as greater variation and shorter run lengths — it re- mains poised to remain strong in the future. As the market changes, the report argues, so must f lexo
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