FMN | December 21st, 2020

FPA Updates Flexible Packaging Market Tracker The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has updat- ed its Flexible Packaging MarketTracker with the most recent market data from Euromonitor International. The update also includes information on COVID-19 im- pacts on the industry. In the COVID-19 section, mem- bers can view an overview of COVID-19 conditions; the impact of COVID-19 on the gross domestic prod- uct (GDP); the impact on sector growth; and the im- pact on the flexible packaging market.The COVID-19 section will be updated quarterly, while the main mar- ket tracker data is updated annually. For the Market Tracker, FPA partners with Euromon- itor International, an independent provider of strate- gic market research.The tool features 20 key flexible packaging country markets and highlights market dynamics, trends, and opportunities to expand busi- ness internationally. The Market Tracker is an online research tool to enhance the FPA website and tracks and compares flexible packaging markets around the globe to help members better understand, prioritize, build business cases, and capture global market oppor- tunities for flexible packaging. It enables members to access market information from around the globe, not only on flexible packaging materials and markets but on competing products for those markets as well. FTA Announces FORUM 2021 Theme The FTA’s FORUM 2021,the 63rd iteration of the tech- nical conference, will show how to “Prosper Through Efficiency” when it convenes May 2-5 in Kansas City, Missouri. “We’re all anxious to leave 2020 behind, but this year taught us valuable lessons about how to do business in extreme circumstances,” said FORUM 2021 Chair El- len Farrell of DuPont Image Solutions.“The conference agenda we’re putting together will feature printer suc- cess stories, empowering technologies and out-of-the- box thinking that every flexographer can carry into the future.” That agenda includes the real-world results of Print Quality Scoring from a brand owner and its print part- ner, an examination of advanced color theory and its applications, and how to enhance print quality through screening.Plus,back-to-back session covering the estab- lishment of standard operating procedures and how to recover when those procedures are not followed.And, the return of The Great Plate Debate 2021 and The De- fectives. FORUM 2021 will be held in conjunction with INFOFLEX 2021,which takes place May 3-4.

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Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies provides the award-win- ning Sitexco Laser Systems, Sanilox ™ Systems and Sani-Blast ™ Mobile Service. Sitexco Laser Systems are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning and are perfect for packaging and label printers. San- ilox ™ Systems are the global standard of reliable, environmentally safe anilox roll cleaning. Sani-Blast ™ cleaning service has been cleaning rolls for over 20 years and offer several cleaning options to minimize downtime. Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, man- ufacturers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: nyloflex ® photo- polymer 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 qual- ity and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Flint Group

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 Flexo- tecnica presses is provided by KBA North America, Inc. in Dallas, Texas with U.S. resident technicians, an extensive spare parts inventory and an experi- enced, dedicated service staff.

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