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Labelmaster Expands With Nilpeter Press by Greg Kishbaugh HH elping make the world a safer place. That may seem a lofty goal for a label printer, but it is the long-standing op- erational mantra of Labelmaster, Chicago, Illinois. Labelmaster specializes in labels for the transport of dangerous goods, sub- stances that when mishandled or with inappropriate guide-

ICE USA Launches New Initiatives The Steering Committee for ICE USA, the International Converting Ex- hibition, met last month to approve new initiatives to generate more awareness of the show and attract more exhibitors and visitors. The Steering Committee for the 5th edi- tion of ICE USA is comprised of both large and small exhibitors as well as the staff from Mack Brooks Exhibi- tions, the organizers of ICE USA. The show is scheduled for April 9-11, 2019, at the newly renovated Ken- tucky International Convention Cen- ter in downtown Louisville,Kentucky. Come Together ICE USA is expected to bring more than 250 exhibitors together with thousands of packaging, paper, non- woven and adhesive industry profes- sionals. Exhibitors will showcase the latest equipment and technology from all key areas of converting like web coating, laminating, slitting, rewinding, pouch making and more. One new initiative will be to ex- pand the educational sessions of-

lines pose a risk to health, safety, property or the environment. When the average consumer considers dangerous goods, they invariably think of explosives, radioactive materials, flammable liquids, dangerous or volatile chemicals, strong acids, com- pressed gases, poisons and aerosols.What they may not know is the abundance of everyday items that not only fall onto this list but also make up its majority. Items such as teeth whiten- ers, cosmetics, perfume, nail polish and cell phones. The average consumer would also be surprised to learn that, according to U.S. government statistics from 2014, there are Labelmaster’s management team welcomes the increased capacity capable with the new Nilpeter press, ( left to right ) Greg Selan, Mike Kaufman, Robin Conner, Alberto Pina and Greg Marks.

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1.4 million DG shipments per day, with 94 percent of those transported by highway. The importance of Labelmaster’s work is reflected in a story the company often relays at company func- tions. In 1947, in the port city of Texas City, Texas, a ship carrying ammonium nitrate exploded, killing nearly 600 people and destroying more than 500 nearby homes. It remains the deadliest hazardous ma- terial accident in U.S. history and it underscores the great responsibility inherent in the company’s work. “We occasionally share the Texas City story … to re- mind ourselves that what we do really matters,” said Dwight Curtis, Vice Chairman and former President. “If the right steps aren’t followed, problems can ensue.And sometimes those problems can have trag- ic consequences.” Safe Transportation Founded by Harry Fund in 1967, Labelmaster’s first products were labels for transportation companies. When the U.S. Department of Transportation released new regulations regarding transporting hazardous materials, Fund realized a need for labels that offered instructions on care and safe shipping. In response,

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Study Examines Online Shopping

Esko, Pantone, X-Rite and AVT have a new study, Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expec- tations in Food & Beverage , highlighting what pri- mar y shopper s want from food and beverage packaging. The study hopes to assist marketing man- agers, design leaders, packaging professionals and tech leaders gain knowledge of shopper’s prefer- ences in packaging within the food and beverage cat- egory, along with the how and why they buy. The study found that only 0.8 of percent primary shoppers have never purchased any food and bever- age products online. Thirty-three percent of those who purchase online cite convenience as a reason and 43 percent of respondents say they shop online to get a better price. Seventy-five percent of shoppers stated they fore- see purchasing more snacks online in the next 18 months Nine percent of primary shoppers say that buying these food and beverages online is not their first pref- erence and they won’t be purchasing this way in the future A key in-store goal for any consumer packaged goods (CPG) company is to get the shopper to actu- ally touch the package.The shopper is more likely to buy a product once they touch it, and how the pack- aging looks and feels in their hand impacts that im- pulse. In-store activities have a big impact on trial, with 20 percent of shoppers reporting that they have tried a new product specifically because of in- store taste samples or an in-store display. Online and offline experiences must mirror each other as primary shoppers expect nothing less from brands.Whether they are purchasing products on the Internet or pulling an item from a retail shelf, the packaging and experience should be the same. Forty-seven percent of shoppers expect the prod- uct image to match the product packaging that ar- rives on their doorstep. Only 9 percent of survey respondents were satisfied with packaging that was a different color of pack type. Twenty-six percent of primary shoppers who had returned product based on the packaging reported that they did so because they thought it looked wrong or was counterfeit. “Data and insights on what shoppers like helps fuel innovative product designs with strong value propositions through packaging, but knowing how shoppers want to receive products is also critical piece of the story,” said Senior Director of Global (Cont’d on Page 6)

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nies involved in the production and transport of dan- gerous goods is the mountain of regulations for which they must adhere. “Keeping customers informed about changing regula- tions is the most challenging part of our jobs,” said Mike Kaufman,Vice President, Production and Technol- ogy with Labelmaster.“We spend every bit as much, if not more, time talking with our customers about com- pliance issues than we do about our products.” “The value of compliance is of immeasurable im- portance,” said Mike Brown, Senior Marketing Manag- er. “Our goal is to help our customers’ businesses grow as we help them meet and exceed what is ex- pected of them in terms of regulations.” Kaufman worked at Labelmaster from 1995 to 2000 and then returned to the company in 2013.The pace of change since he’d been gone is daunting, but he feels it’s been the most rewarding element of his new position in the company.“The pace of change is amazing,” he said.“The world is much quicker paced, which means we must react accordingly and we can- not make any mistakes. “As technology advances,” said Kaufman,“so do cus- tomer demands.We must be prepared to offer quick- er turnaround times without sacrificing in quality.” The ability to continue to meet customer expecta-

the company introduced placards for trucks signify- ing there were hazardous materials onboard. In 1970, the company introduced Spacemaster ® 100, a flip placard system familiar to all motorists that allows trucks and tankers to display various signage indicating the vehicle is transporting dangerous goods.The system has become an invaluable tool for first responders, alerting them to the contents on the truck when arriving on the scene of accidents. One of the company’s key technological break- throughs came about in the mid 1990s when a multi- national delivery service approached the company asking for guidance.The delivery service was having difficulty shipping dangerous goods and the compa- ny found itself in the position of having to refuse any hazmat packages. To combat this problem, Labelmas- ter developed and introduced MasterForm, a comput- erized form filler and checker. Expanding Base Labelmaster currently counts more than 70 Fortune 100 among its customer base and serves more than 500 industries in total. Last year, the company printed 125 million individual labels and 8.1 million individ- ual placards. Without question, the biggest obstacle for compa- Labelmaster Installs Nilpeter ( Cont’d from Page 3)

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Brand Sales, John Elworthy. “Without knowing the means by which shoppers want to receive products, marketers and brand leaders risk losing out on rev- enue opportunities.” “And by connecting the packaging value chain through the latest packaging technologies,” said Esko President Ud Panenko, “fast-moving consumer goods companies will be able to better connect to con- sumers and elevate their brand experiences and both premedia and converters will better understand the product standards consumers expect and can work more seamless with brand owners to provide them.” The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) has released the SGP Impact Tracker. In an effort to streamline the certification process for sustainable printing facilities, SGP has partnered with Sustainabil- ity Dashboard Tools, LLC to create this new tool.The Impact Tracker gives printers a single, secure web platform to manage their certification from start to finish and help ensure continued progress as they seek to further reduce waste and improve efficiency. SGP Impact Tracker allows facilities to: • Monitor sustainability metrics to benchmark sustain- ability successes and operational improvements inter- nally and against other printers in the SGP community; • Grow business by incorporating sustainability sta- tistics into marketing efforts that attract a growing base of customers who demand sustainable printing solutions; and • Access all sustainability data in one convenient lo- cation, making it easier to manage re-certification as well as apply for tax breaks, government subsidies, and other special benefits for sustainable businesses. The SGP Impact Tracker, now a requirement for cer- tification, was officially launched in June 2018. More than 20 facilities are already using the tool. The SGP Community Day 2018, taking place No- vember 14, at the Renaissance, Cincinnati, Ohio, will feature a live demo of the SGP Impact Tracker. The conference will also include presentations and dis- cussions on the state of sustainability in the instore retail, packaging, textile and events market space. “This year’s SGP Community Day brings together the leading sustainable printers in North America along with their suppliers and Fortune 500 brands to discuss how to further improve sustainability perfor- mance in the printing industry,” said Jodi Sawyer, Chair, SGP Board of Directors. SGP Releases Impact Tracker

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tions and satisfy needs led the company to recently install a brand-new FA press from Nilpeter. The press offers a host of features such as clean-hand technology; vertical auto-lock system; driven chill rollers; multi-operator interface; custom-built config- uration; new CLEANINKING design; multi-substrate printing; sleeve-based printing; and value-adding units ready. Embracing Change The cornerstone of Nilpeter’s press is its embrace of a changing workforce and the ways in which tech- nology can help flexo printing change and grow. “Presses with the fastest changeovers and minimal waste are to be expected, our current machine inno- vations are clean hand technology solutions for a generation [that] has been raised on disruptive tech- nologies,” the company states.

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“Our press operators were quick to embrace the new technology,” said Kaufman. “Our average opera- tor has been with the company about 20 years and have been very happy not only with the press speed but with its ease of use and quick set up times. The press runs so much faster than previous presses we had to install an ink pumping station to keep up.” “The new press has allowed us to dramatically in- creased capacity,” said Brown.“It allows our capacity to meet our needs.” “There are always issues to resolve when installing a new press,” said Kaufman.“Always.And this is really where Nilpeter set itself apart. The company was so quick to respond to our questions and addressing any issues that came up.And the training the compa- ny provided made certain our operators were given the proper tools to make the installation a success.” Labelmaster’s press operators have enjoyed the increased production speeds possible with the company’s new Nilpeter press.

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TLMI To Merge L.I.F.E. With SGP Certification

panding TLMI’s environmental management system through a merger will result in a larger, combined or- ganization that enables a wider array of services. A critical component of the merger is the creation of broader market awareness regarding the environmen- tal leadership activities of TLMI membership. Going forward, the combined environmental management system certification will operate as SGP and the merg- er is anticipated to be finalized before TLMI’s Annual Meeting in October. Industry Associations Come Together For Pack Expo As part of its Partner Program, 50 industry associa- tions have come together to support PACK EXPO In- ternational and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018, taking place October 14–17 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. As participants in the program, trade associations serve as an on-site resource for the 50,000 attendees expected at the co-located event. Many of these partner associations bring a specific vertical market focus and will host pavilions, sponsor network- ing lounges and produce educational sessions.

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute’s L.I.F.E. (Label Initiative for the Environment) Certification program will merge with the Sustainable Green Print- ing Partnership (SGP) certification program. Since 2007, L.I.F.E. has helped guide the label industry’s en- vironmental leadership by assisting converters and industry suppliers in prioritizing best sustainability practices and environmental stewardship. SGP is a non-profit organization that certifies print- ing facilities’ sustainability best practices, advocating innovation among print community stakeholders and aligning the printing industry in the pursuit of a more accountable sustainable supply chain. SGP is supported by the Printing Industries of America (PIA), Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), Spe- cialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), and the National Association of Print Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM). In addition, the SGP Brand Leaders program engages with printer buyers and retail brands. Over the last several months TLMI collaborated with SGP to conduct side-by-side comparisons of both pro- grams..The TLMI Board of Directors believes that ex-

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People & Places

Anderson & Vreeland Paige Green has joined Anderson & Vreeland as Ac-

Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

count Manager in the central region bringing with her sales and market- ing experience in consumer-facing food and beverage products.

AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current tech- nology flexo mounting tapes and backing systems for cor- rugated 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 thickness range re- quirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving services for unique customers & applications.

Green’s understanding of the food and beverage marketplace provides a key advantage as she helps Ander- son & Vreeland customers provide exceptional packaging for the brands they service. She will be based in Dallas, Texas, and will work with Anderson & Vreeland customers throughout the central United States. Paige Green

Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distributor of flexo- graphic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imag- ing systems and software specifically designed for flexography.

Koenig & Bauer Dr. Peter Lechner is the new CEO at Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica. As planned, he has taken over from Christoph Müller, who moved to the company’s supervisor y board as chairman. tive leadership team as VP of Opera- tions. Schmidt previously spent 11 years with CCL Industries, Inc. where she started in Customer Service/In- side Sales and worked her way up through a number of key positions in- cluding Supply Chain Manger, Logis- tics, Quality Assurance, Plant and Continuous Improvement Manager and finally General Manager. Schmidt graduated Cum Laude

ARC International

Peter Lechner

ARC International is a world leader in the manufacturing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnolo- gy laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manu- facturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers.

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Comexi Group Industries S.A.U.

The Comexi Group is a leading supplier of quality flexographic C.I. presses for the flexible packaging indus- try worldwide. We also provide solventless laminators, slitter/rewinders and related peripheral equipment such as automatic wash-up systems, solvent recovery sys- tems, automatic roll unloaders, and plate cylinder/sleeve storage systems. DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading suppli- er of flexographic printing systems in digital and conven- tional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and finishing 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 industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broad- ly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print perfor- mance, and environmental benefits. DuPont Packaging Graphics

Carrie Schmidt

from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing Management. She is certified in Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma, Leader- shipTraining and Supply Chain Planning. Obituary Koenig & Bauer has announced the untimely passing of Tim McKeon, Senior Vice President of Service and Operations, Sheetfed Division, after a brief illness. McKeon was a loyal member of the Koenig & Bauer family for almost 40 years having started his career as a field service mechanic/tech- nician with Royal Zenith, a predecessor company of Koenig & Bauer.

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ICE Initiatives ( Cont’d from Page 1)

fered at the show for converting industry profession- als, covering all levels of experience. “One of the highlights of ICE USA has always been the strong line-up of speakers, industry fundamental workshops, and technical education sessions for pro- fessionals at all levels in the converting industry,” said Matt Fyffe, Vice President and General Manager of Meech International and ICE USA Committee mem- ber.“The Steering Committee agreed that in order to provide even more value to attendees, we will offer even more courses, providing them with best prac- tices and solutions to industry challenges they face on a day-to-day basis. The very popular ‘Ask the Ex- perts’ one-on-one consulting sessions will also be ex- panding to new verticals.” The committee also approved the initiative to cre- ate strong, new partnerships with regional and local organizations whose members include professionals in manufacturing, converting, packaging, plastics, coatings, and textiles/nonwovens industries. These partnerships will promote the benefits of attending and exhibiting at ICE USA to the organization’s mem- bers to explore new solutions, technology, and ma- chinery for those who convert and process flexible web-based materials. ICE USA will again be co-located with InPrint USA, the Industrial Print Show, in 2019. InPrint USA connects and educates manufacturers who use print as a key compo- nent of the manufacturing process. More than 3,300 verified registrants came to the co- located shows last April 2017. For more information on exhibiting and to view the floor plan for booth selec- tion, visit . Omet, Durst To Strengthen Distributor Relationship Durst and Omet have formed a strategic partner- ship in North America that allows Omet exclusive ac- cess for sales of the Durst Tau product line, effective from August 1 with full implementation expected by Label Expo Americas 2018, where the new Tau 330 RSC will be showcased as a stand-alone label press system as well as in-line with the new Omet XJet dig- ital-flexo hybrid press.The new partnership will pro- vide label printers extended engineering capabilities, added services, and combined digital and flexo print- ing expertise from a single source. The combined ef- forts extend the reach of both companies in North America, and by utilizing Omet’s Chicago, Illinois, of- fice provides a central location for customer demon- strations and faster sample turnaround time.

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Lollicup Buys Koenig & Bauer EVO-XG Flexo Press Lollicup USA, Inc., a beverage and disposable goods supplier and manufacturer for the food service indus- try, has purchased a Koenig & Bauer-Flexotecnica EVO XG press. Lollicup has quickly expanded to en- compass five locations including its current head- quar ter s in Chino, California, and its new 660,000-square-foot production and manufacturing plant in Rockwall, Texas, which is currently being built. It is this new facility that will operate the new Koenig & Bauer-Flexotecnica EVO XG press. “Our customer base here in the United States has quickly expanded in the past five years and we’re seeing special attention on orders for eco-friendly products,” said AlanYu, CEO of Lollicup USA. Lollicup USA has been on Inc. magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing companies list for the past five years in a row. The EVO-XG is the company’s first in-house flexo press. The new Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica EVO XG is equipped with numerous automated fea- tures that will reportedly improve efficiency and greatly reduce makeready times at Lollicup’s Rock- wall facility. Lollicup feels that the EVO XG will re- duce turnaround time printing its paper cups. The EVO XG is built with many engineering and design details, such as its heavy construction cast-iron closed-design frames to the high-precision solid print deck featuring anti-vibration mechanical elements. Labelink, a Montreal, Canada-based label manufac- turer, has acquired the assets and the business of Safety Seal Plastic Inc, based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Since 2004, Labelink has completed six ac- quisitions. Labelink will take this opportunity to re- place the name of Safety Seal and create a division named Labelink Flexibles. AWT Labels & Packaging Renews Printer Certification Certified annually since 2008, 2018 marks Min- neapolis, Minnesota-based AWT Labels & Packaging’s 10th anniversary of receiving the Printing Industry Midwest Great Printer Certification. Participation in the PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative is a voluntary effort by printers to demonstrate their commitment to minimize their impact on human health and the environment while producing quality printed products. Labelink Acquires Safety Seal Plastic


Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies provides the award-winning Sitex- co 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. Sanilox ™ Systems are the global standard of reli- able, 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, manufactur- ers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consum- ables, including: nyloflex ® photopolymer 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 quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Flint Group

Harper Corporation of America

We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than anyone in the world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world. Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or cor- rugated markets, Harper continuously strives to bring new flexographic products and services to the printing industry that will improve the quality of your graphics.

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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 Flexotecnica presses is provided by KBA North America, Inc. in Dallas, Texas with U.S. resident technicians, an extensive spare parts inventory and an ex- perienced, dedicated service staff. Mark Andy, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of nar- row and mid-web printing and converting equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to in- crease productivity and profitability for the label and pack- aging markets. The company supplies leading global brands including Comco printing/converting machinery, Mark Andy printing/converting machinery and UVTechnolo- gy curing systems and replacement parts. Mark Andy, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with sales and dis- tribution offices in France, Switzerland, and the UK. Mark Andy, Inc.

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Mark Andy Releases Three New Performance Line Models Mark Andy has released new press models, P9E, P7E and P5E to the award-winning Performance Series product line.The Performance Series platform is said by the company to redefine workflow productivity through its simple design, efficient waste savings and fast changeovers. The new Performance Series P9E press is specifical- ly designed for high-quality flexible packaging pro- duction and is available in web widths up to 26 inches. Performance Series P9E is built standard with new servo-controlled impression adjustment, inde- pendent servo-driven anilox rolls and servo side ad- just at print speeds up to 1,000 fpm. Ergonomic efficiency is at the forefront of the wider 22 and 26 inch web widths, which include plate cylinder loading support as well as an anilox and chamber drawer. Configured with Mark Andy AI, the Performance Series P9E is said to offer advanced automation with automated registration and impres- sion, job save, 8 servo motors per station and a cen- tralized control system. The enhancements reduce manual adjustments and associated downtime while meeting Industry 4.0 demands. Additionally, the Performance Series P7E is said to allow converters to expand into new markets, targeting entry level film and extended content applications.The P5E is designed to increase converter profitability for the simplest to most complex label applications. The three new presses deliver an updated ProLED system with air cooling and modular recirculation dryers, both offering sustainability benefits. The ma- chines are equipped with Mark Andy Thread-It tech- nology, which is said to simplify press webbing for operators and is reportedly three times faster than tra- ditional webbing methods. Additional press options include Digital Plus Screen, a digital inkjet replace- ment for rotary screen printing as well as QCDC-SR (Quick Change Die Cut Semi Rotary) adding ad- vanced capability to flexo equipment that is also available on Mark Andy digital hybrid technology. The Performance Series P7E and P5E are available now for order, with the official unveiling of P9E at La- belexpo Americas 2018. Color-Logic Certifies Adcraft Labels Color-Logic has certified Adcraft Labels for use of the Color-Logic process. The Anaheim, California, printer becomes the first to be Color-Logic certified using the Mark Andy P7 digital press.

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