FMN | June 10th, 2019

Flex Pack Installs Flexo Wash Technology

ity and production efficiency, and as a bonus has been able to re-deploy the staff who previously were dedi- cated to cleaning plates and anilox rolls to more pro- ductive tasks. IoPP Announces 2019 AmeriStar Award Winners Twenty-seven winners have been selected as recipi- ents of a 2019 AmeriStar Award, a design award for the packaging industry, produced by IoPP,The Institute of Packaging Professionals. A roster of judges from various segments of the pack- aging industry evaluated this year’s entries in person, examining package innovation, product protection, economics, performance, marketing and environmen- tal impact. The top three AmeriStar awards include the Sustain- able Package Award, the Design Excellence Award and the Best of ShowAward. Best of Show Award went to Clinique iD by Estée Lauder Companies. Design Excellence Award was awarded to O-I: EX- PRESSIONS by O-I. Sustainable Packaging Award went to Krylon Indus- trial Quik-Tap Aerosol by Sherwin-Williams.

One of Colombia’s leading manufacturing suppli- ers of flexible packaging, Flex Pack SAS, has installed Flexo Wash technology at its plant in Bogota to help improve the quality of work being produced on its two flexo printing presses. Founded in 2001 and still owned and managed by Carlos Alberto González and his wife Maribel Jácome, the company is vertically in- tegrated offering a variety of services in-house from extrusion to rolling, printing, and valve inserting. Cur- rently around 90 percent of all output is printed, and then supplied to markets as diverse as food and bever- age, household goods, and medical supplies. It was with the advent of its second printing press in 2018 that Flex Pack realized the need to improve its overall production efficiency. Following a visit to Label- expo in Chicago, Illinois, and a meeting with the Flexo Wash team, the decision was made to invest in a PW- 82WR PlateWasher and an FW992XL AniloxWasher. According González, the machines have trans- formed Flex Pack’s capability to reduce cleaning times and brought a degree of automation to the production process. Since installation of the FlexoWash technology, Flex Pack has seen a noticeable improvement in print qual-


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