FMN | December 7th, 2020

Vol. 22 No. 25 An N.V. Publication Market News FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry For More Than Two Decades ®

December 7, 2020

Innovations In Packaging Celebrated

DRUPA Cancelled, Goes Online Following close consultation with exhibitors and partners, the 2021 edition of drupa will be cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The next event will take place as scheduled from May 28– June 7, 2024 in Düsseldorf, Germa- ny.To maintain the momentum until then, the organizers will offer “vir- tual.drupa”, a four-day digital event from April 20–23, 2021,during the time frame in which drupa was orig- inally scheduled.

by Greg Kishbaugh

I t has been a year in which all semblance of normalcy has been displaced. In light of all the turmoil, the need to celebrate the technical and artistic developments in the industry is more im- portant than ever before. Several high profile packaging competitions have recently wrapped, showcasing the high degrees of innovations in the printing and packaging markets.

Dealing With A Pandemic

“The pandemic has caused great uncertainty among exhibitors and visitors regarding participation in drupa 2021. Travel restrictions and budget pressure have increasingly intensified the situation in the print industry,” explained Erhard Wien- kamp, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf.“We have made this deci- sion together with our partners who support this step. It was preceded by a detailed process of considering the current conditions and the needs of the industry.”

The TLMI,AWA and FINAT all recently hosted awards competi- tions to honor the exceptional work being done every day in the converting industries. The TLMI welcomed more than 200 en- tries in 43 categories for this year’s TLMI Annual Awards compe- tition.Winners were announced at the recent TLMI Virtual Annu- al Meeting by Judging Committee Chair, Paul Teachout, Business Development Manager NarrowWeb,Anderson &Vreeland, Inc. Multi-Color Corporation won the TLMI Best in Show for its “Sixth Sense” prime label.

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The Royal Group Acquires Pinnacle Packaging The Royal Group (TRG) has acquired Pinnacle Packaging, Inc., located in Louisville, Kentucky. Jim McCubbin, current Pinnacle Packaging President and CEO, will continue in his position under the new ownership. Corrugated Provider Pinnacle Packaging, Inc., was established by Jim Mc- Cubbin and his partners in 2003. It is a supplier of cor- rugated containers and automotive packaging in the greater Louisville, Kentucky, market. The Royal Group is reportedly among the nation’s largest independent corrugated box and display manu- facturers, with more than 30 locations nationwide. ePac Opens First Production Plant In Africa ePac Flexible Packaging has expanded intoAfrica with its first production plant in Ghana. It is already taking orders, which will be fulfilled by ePac’s UK-based plant while building a plant in Africa is underway. ePac Ghana will be a collaborative venture with

ePac Holdings managed by Victor Sosah, a Ghanaian entrepreneur with extensive experience in flexible packaging. Far Reach ePac was established in 2016 in the United States and today operates 18 manufacturing plants across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Indonesia. Tekni-Plex Invests In New Press For Medical Devices Tekni-Plex, a manufacturing company, invested $2 million in a narrow web, f lexographic press to meet printed lidding demands for larger-sized med- ical devices. Meeting Deadlines According to Tekni-Plex, the four-color press, featur- ing a web cleaner, inline vision system, 360-degree reg- istration adjustment and controlled ink densities, will die-cut coated lidding using proprietary heat seal coat- ing formulations. The 17-inch wide press is aimed at helping manufac- turers meet deadlines and deliver standard materials in two-to-four weeks.

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Graham Partners Acquires Berry Global Flexible Biz Private investment firm Graham Partners has com- pleted the acquisition of Berry Global Group Inc.’s North American extrusion, converting, and coating business. Concurrent with the closing, the business will be combined with Graham Partners’ flexible pack- aging portfolio company,Advanced Barrier Extrusions LLC (ABX),which Graham Partners acquired inAugust 2018.The business will operate under the ABX name going forward. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina,ABX is reportedly the beneficiary of several consumer megatrends that are driving growth:A shift in preference toward clean labels, convenience, on-the-go lifestyles, increased spending on fresh foods, heightened focus on food safety, sustainability, and brand/SKU proliferation.ABX reportedly utilizes the latest technologies to produce co-extruded high-barrier films of as many as 11 layers; up to 12 color narrow and wide-web flexographic printed rollstock, bags, and pouches; and solvent and solvent-free laminations.ABX’s packaging solutions are used in a variety of food and healthcare packaging ap- plications. Through this acquisition,ABX expands geographical- ly and increases its revenue by more than $200 million, according to Graham Partners. Yerecic Label Reduces Water With Flexo Wash Units In an effort to reduce its water usage,Yerecic Label purchased 5 FlexoWash self-contained anilox cleaning units along with a Flexo Wash plate cleaning system. The equipment has been installed for almost 8 years and has reduced the amount of water needed to clean print tooling. The company said it has reduced its water consump- tion by 61 percent since 2010 and is aiming for addi- tional 2 percent decreases in upcoming years. Omet Hosts Digital Open House Omet showcased its new Varyflex V4 during the live streaming open house “Packaging Revolution” on De- cember 3. This machine has been designed for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry. Printers were also shown the opportunities the press provides by bringing together various printing and drying tech- nologies such as offset sleeve, gravure, flexo, UV or electronic beam (EB).

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Packaging Awards (Cont’d from Page 1) The Best in Show Award was presented to Multi-Color Corporation for its “Sixth Sense” prime label. The label was also awarded the Best in Class and First-Place honors in the Flexography or Letterpress Wine & Spirits, Color Process Prime cate- gory making it eligible for Best in Show consideration. Additional awards were presented to: Flexography, Excludes Wine & Spirits : Outlook Group ; Stray Forth Blackberry Cucumber En- chant-Mint Hard Seltzer. Best in Class, Digital- Toner : Syracuse Label & Sur- round Printing ; Bullish Brut. Digital- Toner, Wine & Spirits : Multi-Color Corpo- ration Australia ;Where Eagles Dare. Color Process, Prime, Excludes Wine & Spirits : Brook & Whittle ;Tutti Frutti Jelly Bean. Offset, ExcludesWine & Spirits : Multi-Color Corpo- ration North America ; Budweiser Wood Label. Roll to Roll – Includes Shrink Sleeves : McDowell Label & Screen Printing ; Rumpy. In-Store Promotion : Digital Label Solutions ; Kia Buy 3. San Diego, California-based Label King ; Minne- apolis, Minnesota-based AWT ; Grand Rapids, Mich- igan-based Grand Rapids Label ; and Hagerstown, Maryland-based Hub Label were awarded TLMI Cal- vin Frost Environmental Leadership Awards. The awards recognize association members that have consistently demonstrated a commitment to pro- gressive environmental practices across a range of ar- eas including solid waste reduction, recycling, waste or energy recovery, the implementation of new ‘clean’ technology and/or processes and the implementation of an educational program. As of this year, TLMI members can submit applica- tions in the following three categories: · The Trailhead Award : For companies in the early stages of their sustainability journey. · The Journey Award : For companies that are further along in their sustainability journey. · The Elevation Award : For companies with sophis- ticated in-house sustainability programs and that are making a significant industry impact. The winner of the 2020 Trailhead Award was AWT Labels & Packaging , in part for its program on down- gauging, recycling and landfill avoidance. The judges were also impressed with AWT’s excellent education program for both employees and customers, and the company’s in-house sustainability policies and goals. This year the Awards Committee created an addition- al Trailhead recognition award for Leadership in Liner Recycling Recognition. The award was given to The


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Esko Launches Flagship Flexo Technology Center

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Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print and packaging sectors, has launched a new Flexo Technology Center at its North American headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio. The center features end-to-end Esko solutions for packaging prepress and printing, from its CDI Crystal XPS 4835 imager and exposure unit to the Kongsberg X24 Edge for plate cutting. The workflow demonstration also includes all the latest Esko prepress innovations and the complete updated suite of software products. Customers are now able to book a visit to the center and experi- ence — either in person or virtually — demonstra- tions of Esko flexo solutions first-hand, interacting with Esko experts. Exposure System The centerpiece of the Flexo Technology Center is the new CDI Crystal XPS 4835, which combines the CDI Crystal and XPS LED exposure system into a com- pletely automated solution. The launch of the new Esko Flexo Technology Cen- ter follows the recent release of Esko WebCenter 20.0, the next generation of the company’s secure web-based packaging management and collaboration platform. Essential Toolkit In other news, Esko is responding to the latest retail- ing trends by launching the Essential Toolkit for Re- tailers: from Consumer Insights to Product Launches , a free online resource that outlines how retailers can improve packaging and marketing asset management to target consumers through an integrated omnichan- nel marketing strategy. Esko, which provides a collaborative content cre- ation platform for packaging, labels and marketing collateral, acknowledges that ‘e-sales will explode’ this holiday season, putting retailers’ online strategies to the test, according to Forbes. “What we’re taking from these trends is that retailers, and the brands that supply them, need to act with su- preme agility to cater to evolving consumerism,” said Matthew Haws, Global Marketing Director at Esko | Brand Solutions. “The need for reactivity is not going away any time soon.This will be a theme into Spring 2021, and perhaps beyond.Adopting effective technol- ogy will not only plug the gaps now but it will also future proof the packaging, label and marketing col- lateral creation process against this level of disruption for future retail generations,” 888-493-5396 Turn to the only company in the world with innovative cleaning systems for flexographic and gravure printers’ every need. • The only company in the industry with a money-back guarantee • Serving over 700 facilities across North America Reduce or Eliminate Costs Today How you clean it makes the difference.

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Packaging Awards (Cont’d from Page 5)

the technology’s current popularity in the packaging market. McDowell Label , based in Texas, received the “Best in Show” distinction for its labels on containers for Cellucor’s special 10th anniversary limited edition of C4 Dynasty pre-workout energy supplement. McDow- ell also won in the Heat-shrink TD Sleeve category. With a complex, highly-recognizable brand design and production excellence, the sleeve featured no fewer than 10 colors, combination coatings, crisp-dot screen work, and two types of advanced holographic foiling. Earning the sleeve label award for an Environmental Contribution to Sustainable Packaging was Sleever International . The company was recognized for its LDPET food-grade sleeve films, which are labeling PET-bottled San Pellegrino Essenza waters. The judges also awarded two Certificates of Merit in the Heat-shrink TD Sleeve category. Masterpress of Poland earned a certificate for hybrid-printed luxuri- ous Formula One racing “Grand Prix Limited Edition” bottle labels on Stock Prestige Vodka, which, appropri- ately featured a top-to-bottom soft-touch rubber-tire surface effect. Also recognized with a Certificate of Merit were Fast

Label King given the company’s extensive work in the area of liner recycling. The winner of the 2020 Journey Award was Grand Rapids Label . The Awards Committee noted that Grand Rapids has numerous metrics in place to demon- strate the company’s positive environmental impact in addition to an extensive recycling program in the plant. Grand Rapids is more than 80 percent landfill-free and measures all company impacts through ISO 14001 cer- tification. The winner of the 2020 Elevation Award was Hub Label .The judges recognized that Hub Label was one of the first TLMI members to become Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) certified and that the company recycles and diverts all of its waste from landfill.Hub is also currently working with partners to secure renewable energy and to assist their suppliers with their own sustainability goals. AWA International Sleeve Label Awards The winners of the 2020 AWA International Sleeve Label Awards were announced during the AWAVirtual International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition. Heat-shrink sleeve labeling applications dominated the large number of entries received – a reflection of

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APR Launches New Plateroom Video Series

All Printing Resources (APR), Glendale Heights, Il- linois, has expanded its popular educational video li- brary with a new 12-part series on plateroom process control. The video series is offered complimentary on APR’s YouTube Channel and each of the segments runs ap- proximately five minutes long. The first six episodes have been released and will be followed by six more. The series begins with a segment on the “Four Key Things to Measure” followed by an “Overview of Tools Used to Measure Platemaking.”The next four episodes drill down into the specifics of using a transmission densitometer, UV light meter, micrometer and 100 power microscope. The Plateroom Process Control series is hosted by Cayleigh Anderson,APR Director of Business Develop- ment.Anderson has extensive experience in the plate room having previously been a member of Esko’s FIQ Team and as a color management instructor at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. Label Academy Publishes Self-Adhesive Labels Book Label Academy has published a new book covering the self-adhesive labels market, targeted at converters and brand owners looking for an in-depth understand- ing of the technologies and requirements in this dy- namic market sector. Self-Adhesive Labels: A technical guide for label converters and brand owners is the latest addition to the Label Academy’s series of books focusing specif- ically on label industry technology and markets. It is the first time the Label Academy has produced a stand- alone guide on this topic. Sustainability Of Labels The book features dedicated chapters on each com- ponent of the self-adhesive label laminate, including the silicone coated release liner, adhesive technology, the difference between paper and film face stocks, and the specification, performance and testing of the fin- ished label laminate. The book also covers the sustainability aspects of self-adhesive materials, a subject which has assumed greater importance in recent years as legislators and brands turn their attention to eliminating landfill waste from the packaging production chain. The book draws on workshop presentations deliv- ered at Labelexpo Europe 2019 by a panel of industry experts.

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Packaging Awards (Cont’d from Page 7)

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Track Packaging of Guelph, Canada, for Heat-shrink TD Sleeves on cans of Impériale Choco Noisette stout, which delivered a premium, tactile metallic finish without metallic inks. FINAT Label Competition The Best in Show award in the FINAT Label com- petition both included the tactile effect of a fishing net, which was produced by applying a clear tactile

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varnish over the printed image of the net giving a feeling of realism to this sleeve. The entry submitted by IPE Indu- stria Gráfica SLU ,Spain reportedly showed just how important very ac- curate registration is to the finished quality of the label. High quality flexo printing of the fish and the net made the de- sign stand out amongst all the group winners. The tactile fishing net allows customers to ex- perience the feel of the net whilst enjoying the white wine. The blue lighthouse adds further interest and al so acts as an automatic bottle orientation device in the production process.


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This year, FINAT received 264 entries from 44 com- panies representing 23 countries. In addition to the 39 Category and Group winners, 93 Highly Commended certificates were distributed. The top country for en- tries was France with 52 entries,Turkey was in second place with 35 and the USA with 26.The number of en- tries in each class was again led byWines (59),Alcohol- ic Drinks (29), Cosmetics (27) and Sets of labels (21) closely followed by Self-Promotional labels. The num- ber of entries in the Marketing Group which included digital technology was slightly lower (42 percent). The winner in the Marketing Group was Germark, Spain , for the 1580 Cap Andritxol Cabernet Sauvi- gnon label. The winner in the Printing Processes Group was Çiftsan Label and Packaging Company ,Turkey, for Doxa Life Men Shampoo. The winner in the Innovation Group was Kimoha (Cont’d on Page 11)

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People & Places

Bobst As the role of packaging is rapid- ly evolving, Bobst is building a new company structure to reportedly better serve the future for its cus- tomers.The new organization, effec- tive as of January 1st 2021, will re- portedly be more customer centric, easier to reach, and more agile to deliver novelties.

Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current technology flexo mounting tapes and backing sys- tems for corrugated 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 thick- ness range requirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving ser- vices for unique customers & applications. A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distribu- tor of flexographic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imaging systems and software specifical- ly designed for flexography. ARC International Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. ARC International is a world leader in the manufac- turing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnology laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manufacturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers. DuPont Packaging Graphics DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and fin- ishing 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 indus- tries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print performance, and environmental benefits.

Stephan März

The newly created Printing & Convert-

ing Business Unit (previously Sheet Fed and Web Fed) led by Stephan

März will develop products and solu- tions. The Services & Per- formance Business Unit (former BU Ser- vices) led by Julien

Julien Laran

Laran, continues to provide services to maximize production up-time and to increase the overall performance of converters’ sites.

Raphaël Indermühle

These two Business Units will rely on a more simpli- fied, agile and easy to reach sales organization. Both

identical sales organizations (per geographies and per industry) will serve clients across the Labels, Flex- ible Packaging, Folding Carton and Corrugated board industries. More synergies between machines and services will enable new business models.

Raphaël Indermühle will lead the Printing & Converting Sales Organi- zation and Christian Falk the Services & Performance Sales Organization. Both organizations will be operational as of January 1st 2021. Christian Falk

FLAG FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group) has named Kody Bendele as its first Sales Manager, North America. Bendele’s role will be to recruit new members and to increase rebate op- portunities for existing members by ensuring that they expand their avail- able purchases with FLAG vendor partners.

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tive packaging solutions were recognized in four dif- ferent categories: Industrial and Transportation • Cable Reel from Mondi Adana Plant • FloralBox from Mondi Tire Plant Flexible Packaging • Unilever Recyclable PP Base Soup Packaging from Mondi Kalenobel • Orkla Metal Free Structure for Chips from Mondi Kalenobel Food • Safe Bottle Box from Mondi Karaman Plant Point of Sale, Presentation and Storage Products • One Piece from Mondi Izmit Plant ABG Installs 2,000th Turret Rewinder A B Graphic International (ABG) has reached a mile- stone 2,000th installation with Cleveland, Ohio-based Omni Systems purchasing a Vectra turret rewinder. The company made its first order in March 2013 and currently own 16 Vectra ECTR rewinders, two that were ordered in July 2019, but only installed recently due to COVID-19.

Packaging Awards (Cont’d from Page 9)

BestBrightHalfHOUSEtwo.qxp_Layout 1 9/12/18 4:28 PM Page 1 Mondi, a global packaging and paper provider, has been awarded six competency awards in the Turkish Crescents and Stars for Packaging 2020 Competition, organized by the Turkish Packaging Manufacturer’s As- sociation. The company’s approaches to sustainable and effec- Entrepreneurs , United Arab Emirates, for Examina- tion Label. Printed using flexography in three colors, this label has an efficient security application. The winner in the Digital Printing Group was Etiketten Carini ,Austria, for Amstutz Apfel Edelbrand. This year, the Judges Award for technical merit was given to Multi-Color Corporation , Bingen, Germany, for Kyburg Riesling Trocken.The reason this attracted the judge’s attention is the fact that no ink was used in its production, only hot foiling, and embossing.The label is made in three steps, the illustration was foiled in gold with nanostructure effects, a black foil is used with prism embossing for the castle and lettering, and a transparent foil is used to emboss the shield and sun. Mondi Wins Six Turkish Packaging Awards

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SGP To Host Sustainable Plastics Webinar

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The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) will be holding a “Making the Difference with Sustain- able Plastics:Transition to Sustainable Packaging with Inks, Coatings and Adhesives” webinar on December 15 at 2 pm EST. This is a continuation of SGP’s October 29 webinar

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on sustainable plastics featuring The- resa Vanna, Print Market Specialist, Primex Plastics Corporation. Dr.Nikola Juhasz, Sun Chemical Cor- poration, Global Technical Director, will join Vanna to introduce the role inks, coatings and adhesives play in sustainable packaging. The webinar will cover the latest information on sustainable products from Sun Chem- ical and the interaction with sustain-

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able plastics. In addition, the panelists will share ideas and new approaches needed to understand the use of inks, coatings and adhesives, as well as, offer insights on how to discuss sustainable packaging materials with customers. PPC Completes Custom Converter Purchase PPC Flexible Packaging, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, has acquired Custom Poly Bag, a 51-year-old flexible pack- aging manufacturer operating out of Ohio. The acquisition is PPC’s sixth purchase of specialty and differentiated flexible packaging firms in the past three years. PPC operates eight manufacturing facili- ties across North and South America. Established by Lloyd Carlile and Donald Prather, Cus- tom Poly Bag has grown from one bag machine to a fully integrated AIB certified flexible packaging con- verter servicing bakery, protein, medical and specialty consumer markets nationwide. Its capabilities include film extrusion, printing and bag operations. Koenig & Bauer Durst Inks Get Certified Koenig & Bauer Durst announced that its food safety water-based printing inks have successfully achieved UL ECOLOGO Certification, demonstrating third-party validation of the products’ sustainability performance. The Durst WT Food SP Ink and the Durst WT Food MP Ink product lines meet lifecycle-based environ- mental performance criteria as defined in UL’s strin- gent ECOLOGO Standard.

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People & Places

Industry Events

TLMI Dale Coates has been named the Engagement Di- rector for TLMI. In her new role, Coates will develop

TLMI Annual Meeting November 11-12, 2021 Virtual TLMI Converter Meeting March 21-23, 2021 Windsor Court Hotel New Orleans, LA

and lead initiatives that help compa- nies maximize the value they receive from association membership in ad- dition to facilitating and supporting the TLMI Membership Committee. She will additionally orchestrate outreach strategies to broaden the association’s messaging and connec- tion with non-member converter and supplier companies that would benefit from the resources that TLMI membership offers.

Dale Coates

drupa 2021 April 20 – 30, 2021 Dusseldorf, Germany FTA InfoFlex 2021 May 3-4, 2021 Kansas City, MO

Her outreach efforts will also include high schools and technical schools to generate industry awareness and future opportunities for graduates and scholarship candidates. Coates brings extensive industry experience to her new role, having worked with industry adhesives and sealants manufacturer, Franklin International. During her tenure with Franklin, Coates served on the TLMI Environmental Committee and was an active member of the association.

Labelexpo Americas June 8-10, 2021 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL SuperCorrExpo 2021 August 8–12, 2021 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL

Koenig & Bauer Tom Fitzgerald has been promoted at Koenig & Bauer (US/CA) to the position of Director of Post-Press products. Fitzgerald has also been appointed to the Board of Direc-

Labelexpo Europe September 21-24, 2021 Brussels Expo Brussels, Belgium CorrExpo 2021 September 27 - 29, 2021 St. Louis, Missouri

tors in the Interna- tional Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) for Director of Member Retention. ARC International Troy Heflin has been promoted to plant manager at ARC International’s Las Vegas, Nevada, facility. Tom Fitzgerald

Tom Heflin

FTA Fall Conference October 4-6, 2021 Frisco, TX

Packaging Printing Market To Reach $1440.6B By 2028 The global packaging printing market size is pro- jected to grow from $320.6 billion in 2019 to $440.6 billion 2028, according to new research from Adroit Market Research.

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People & Places Resource Label Group Jeff Stone has been named as the new Sales Director –Wine, Spirits and Specialty Products for Resource Label Group.

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Stone joins RLG with 20 years of ex- perience in printing and packaging sales. WestRock Margaret Herndon has joined We- stRock as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In this newly created role, Herndon reports to Jeff Chalovich, Chief Commercial Officer and Presi- dent of Corrugated Packaging. Hern- don leads the company-wide market- ing organization and is responsible for planning, implementing and mon- itoring the overall enterprise market- ing strategy. MacDermid Graphics Solutions Matt Bates has been promoted to Sales Director EMEA for MacDermid Graphics Solutions. Bates joined Mac- Dermid in 2017 as Territory Manager UK & Ireland. Bates will be reporting to Matt Bennett,Vice President EMEA. Additionally, Zechariah (Zech) Cor- cimiglia has been named Senior Ac-

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Jeff Stone

Margaret Herndon

count Manager, East- ern Midwest U.S., for MacDermid Graphics Solutions.

Matt Bates

Robyn Smith - President/Publisher Len Prazych - Vice President

Prior to joining MacDermid, Cor- cimiglia’s prior roles included time with Michelman Inc, Hammer Pack- aging, Distinct Packabilities, and Con- stantia, where he built strong and sustainable partnerships with both current and future

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Zechariah Corcimiglia

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MacDermid customers. In other news, following sever- al years of growth and success in EMEAR, first as a manager for the UK and Northern Europe, then Sales Di- rector EMEAR, and recently as Busi- ness Director EMEAR, Andy Beesley has been promoted to Director, Glob- al Strategic Accounts.

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Andy Beesley

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