Vol. 22 No. 21 An N.V. Publication Market News FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry For More Than Two Decades ®
October 12, 2020
Consumer Behaviors Redefine Packaging
CCL Close Graphic West Acquisition CCL Industries Inc. has announced the closing of the acquisition of Graphic West International ApS (GWI) after receiving regulatory ap- proval in Poland. The company now trades as “CCL Specialty Cartons” with immediate effect. Label Academy Hosts Master Class Label Academy, a training provider for the label and package printing
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S horr Packaging Group, Fishers, Indiana, has released a new re- port focusing on consumer behavior in regards to food pack- aging.According to the U.S.consumers surveyed, food packaging and food labels are incredibly important to their food product
industry, has confirmed the second session to follow up inaugural virtu- al master class. The second learning opportunity will cover flexible pack- aging and be split into two two-hour
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purchasing decisions.Indeed,when asked to rate the importance of food packaging and food labels on their purchasing decisions, 34 percent of respondents responded with a 10/10 (extremely important). 69 percent of respondents chose an importance rat- ing of 7 or above.Additionally, 70 percent of respondents stated they either “always” read food labels or read them “most of the time”while shopping at the grocery store.
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Eric Boissonnas, CEO of Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions. “We want to fully integrate the Koenig & Bauer brand and offer our unique know-how under a single global name.”
Brook and Whittle has signed definitive agreements to acquire Innovative Labeling Solutions, Inc. (ILS) and Wizard Labels LLC in partnership with founders, Jay Dollries, Steve Wolf and Steve Smith. Brook & Whittle is majority-owned by private equity firm Snow Phipps Group, LLC.The closing of the acquisitions is expected to occur within 30 days. Jay Dollries founded ILS with SteveWolf in 1996 and went on to start Wizard Labels with Steve Smith in 2013. Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions Established October 1 marked a key milestone for the rebranding and launch of Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions.The press manufacturer has now completed the worldwide harmonized naming of all group companies.The new name has no impact on the organization and structure of the business unit. “The renaming of KBA-NotaSys to Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions reflects the operational and struc- tural situation that has existed for many years, and en- sures consistency across the entire group”, explained-
With a history of more than 200 years the Koenig & Bauer group is the oldest press manufacturer in the world. With 5,800 employees worldwide and a turn- over of EUR 1.2 billion the group serves a broad prod- uct portfolio.
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Label Academy (Cont’d from Page 1)
parts: one taking place onTuesday,October 20, and the second on Tuesday, October 27. Part one will cover materials and print processes, in- cluding an introduction to flexible packaging, creation of artwork and pre-press and printing processes and techniques. The second part will focus on setting up a flexible packaging operation,with sessions including
flexible packaging and the label printer, inks, coatings, curing and laminating, converting flexible packaging and from labels to flexibles — a converter perspective. UPM Forest Film Receives Innovation Award UPM Raflatac’s Forest Film label material has received the 2020 Innovation in Responsible Sourcing award from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). Forest Film is claimed to be the world’s first polypro- pylene film label material derived entirely from wood- based sources based on mass balance approach. The sourcing begins with UPM Raflatac’s sister com- pany, UPM Biofuels, which converts pulp production residue, crude tall oil from sustainably managed forests, into renewable naphtha, a drop-in raw material for the chemical industry. This product, called UPM BioVerno, is sent to a resin supplier and then a film supplier to convert it into the filmic face material the UPM Raflatac then manufac- tures into the laminate label material known as Forest Film. Forest Film is an International Sustainability and Car- bon Certification (ISCC) PLUS-certified product,mean- ing it uses sustainable resources to replace an equiv- alent amount of fossil resources in the production process — the mass balance approach.
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Consumer Behavior (Cont’d from Page 1) It’s clear the pandemic has caused disruptions across nearly every aspect of life, including seismic shifts in how consumers are shopping for groceries and CPG food products. In fact, 61 percent of respondents stat- ed their purchasing habits over the previous 3 months have vastly changed the way they will shop for food items in the future. As CPG brands weigh strategies to increase sales and consumer behavior continues to shift, it’s clear from the report that food packaging and food labels play a very significant role in influencing which brands find their way into consumers’ homes. In fact, 66 percent of respondents who identified changes in their purchasing behaviors (as a result of the pandemic) said they will pay more attention to food labels and food packaging moving forward. Additionally, 47 percent of respondents purchased
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brands in the past 3 months that they were previously unfamiliar with, specifically due to the product’s pack- aging. The behavioral shifts in grocery shopping will seemingly have a lasting impact — with 88 percent of respondents stating they plan on purchasing those same food products again in the foreseeable future. There are a number of factors consumers cite as the reason they are likely to re-purchase previously unfa- miliar food products, including: • The packaging’s unique design (28 percent of re- spondents) •The product’s eco-friendly packaging (27 percent of respondents) • The language on the food product’s label (23 per- cent of respondents) •The size of the packaging (17 percent of respondents) • The color of the packaging (4 percent of respondents)
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Consumer Behavior (Cont’d from Page 5)
The Influence of Popular Food Label Phrases 64 percent of the U.S. consumers surveyed paid more for a food product that featured popular food label phrases. Respondents were then asked to select the food label phrases that are currently influencing their purchasing behaviors. Below is a list of those terms ranked from most to least important:
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Despite the respondents’ low appreciation for labels with the term“ready-made”,42 percent of respondents purchased more food products labeled “pre-cooked”, “ready-made” or “stovetop-ready” over the previous 3 months. Respondents aged 30-44 are most likely (71 percent) to pay more money for a product based on popular food labeling terms, followed by 18-29 (64 percent), 60+ (61 percent), and 45-60 (60 percent). Conversely, more than 1/3 of respondents (36 per- cent) conveyed that they have avoided purchasing food products that display popular phrases commonly found on food labels. Notably, male consumers were 8 percent more likely to avoid food products with pop- ular terms on the label. Factors playing a role in the avoidance of products with popular terms on the label: • The perceived or actual increased cost of the items (38 percent of respondents) • Fear of the claim being misleading (34 percent of respondents) • Unfamiliarity with the brand (18 percent of respondents) • Confusing language on the label (10 percent of respondents) While it’s clear that popular phrases are influencing consumers, it’s vital that CPG food brands not mislead (Cont’d on Page 9)
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Flint Group Acquires Poteet Printing Systems
impacted by the disruptive events of 2020 - Culture, Operations, Sales, Business Development, Customer Dynamics and the importance of next-generation in- volvement in print. The virtual program will run from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature discussions with industry experts including: Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus at Roch- ester Institute of Technology; Joe Truncale, Founder & Principal, Alexander Joseph Associates, LLC; Mike Philie, Principal,The Philie Group; Leslie Groene, Pres- ident, Groene Consulting; Brett Josephson, Associate Dean for Executive Development & Associate Profes- sor of Marketing, School of Business, George Mason University; Karen Kimerer, Principal, KLK Kimerer & Associates with Joanne Gore of Joanne Gore Commu- nications; and,APTech’s Ken Garner. OEC Graphics Installs Two Kodak Flexcel Systems OEC Graphics has recently added two more KODAK FLEXCEL NX Systems from Miraclon to its portfolio; one at its site in Vancouver, Canada, and the other in Chicago, Illinois.The systems complement the two FL- EXCEL NX Systems at the company’s sites in Wiscon- sin and California.
Flint Group Packaging Inks has acquired Poteet Print- ing Systems LLC located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Poteet Printing Systems LLC manufactures and sells water-based inks for flexographic applications to printers and converters across the United States. The company supports the key paper & board applica- tions for corrugated post- and pre-print and digital products, as well as targeted water-based paper pack- aging print demands. Poteet Printing Systems’ main production facilities are located in Charlotte,North Carolina and FortWorth, Texas; the business has two additional warehouse lo- cations in North Carolina.The company currently em- ploys more than 60 people.
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Badger Tag & Label Celebrates 85th Anniversary Badger Tag & Label, Random Lake, Wisconsin, cele- brates its 85th anniversary this year. The company’s original location in downtown Ran- dom Lake is still in operation, albeit with major up- grades. Three years ago, a second production facility was added about two miles away to round out the 52,000 square feet of space. Currently 17 printing presses are in production between the two locations. BobThiel,current company president,is the third-gen- eration of the family-owned, privately-held business. His grandfather, Emil Thiel, incorporated the business on September 4, 1935, shortly after the business chal- lenges of the Great Depression. Green Bay Packaging Acquires Third Dimension Green Bay Packaging Inc., a packaging company based in Green Bay,Wisconsin, has acquired Third Di- mension Inc., a packaging company based in Geneva, Ohio.The acquisition went into effect October 1. Third Dimension is focused on corrugated packag- ing innovation, molded foam packaging and four-color digital printing.The company was founded in 1991 by Louis DeJesus and Jeanette DeJesus and has facilities in Geneva and Middlefield, Ohio, and services customers in Ohio,Virginia and Kentucky. Third Dimension will continue to be led by Louis DeJesus and Mike Kelly. Louis DeJesus also will stay on as CEO of CompanyBox, which is an e-commerce packaging web business in which Green Bay Packag- ing has a minority ownership position. Mondi Wins Awards For Sustainable Food Packaging Mondi, a global packaging and paper manufacturer, has been recognized in this year’s Austrian Green Star Packaging Awards for two recent sustainable packag- ing innovations developed using its customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions: PerFORMing — paper-based packaging with special barrier coating to protect cheese slices. Mondi devel- oped a special kraft paper,Advantage Formable Brown, to replace rigid plastic trays. Its stretch characteristics mean it can be formed into a shallow tray enhanced with a special barrier coating. This PerFORMing tech- nology combines 80 percent paper, a renewable and re- cyclable raw material,with a 20 percent barrier coating. In addition, Mondi was recognized for its fully recy- clable thermoforming plastic film for meat.
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DuPont Appoints ROTOCON As Cyrel Distributor DuPont has appointed ROTOCON as its new distributor to represent the Cyrel brand of flexo plates and equipment in South Africa. The prod- uct suite is now available through ROTOCON’s headquarters in Cape Town, and branch offices in Johannesburg and Durban. ROTOCON will advise customers on the opti- mum type of Cyrel plates, offer financing, and pro- vide local service technicians for installation, op- erator training, and servicing of Cyrel equipment. DuPont’s local account manager, Kevin Naidu will also provide continued support. Paper, Packaging Campaign Wins Marketing Award The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) is the win- ner of the Content Marketing Institute’s (CMI) 2020 Content Marketing Award for Best Overall Editorial – Digital.P+PB, along with their content marketing agen- cy, Manifest, submitted the www.howlifeunfolds.com content hub where downloads,worksheets, printables and coloring pages augment user-friendly design that re-creates the look and feel of print media in digital form.The Content Marketing Awards produced by the CMI is the largest and longest-running international content marketing awards program in the world. Durst Acquires Majority Stake In Vanguard Digital Printing Durst has acquired a majority stake in Vanguard Dig- ital Printing Systems, headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia. As part of the agreement, the new company will op- erate as Vanguard Durst Digital Printing Systems with effect from October 1, 2020. David Cich remains CEO while Jim Peterson continues to serve as Vice Presi- dent of Sales. UK Facility Opened By Flexo Wash Flexo Wash and its distribution agent Ross Howie have created a new facility for wide web converters within the UK and Ireland. The new Cheshire-based demo center is open to demonstrate the next genera- tion two roll anilox cleaner using new features to sim- plify operation and reduce consumption, according to the company.
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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 www.ARCInternational.com Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. www.andersonvreeland.com 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 www.cyrel.com/na 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.
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According to April 2020 research conducted by IRI, price increases, purchase limits, and e-commerce de- lays frustrate consumers, even as they are becoming slightly less anxious about COVID-19. The data have revealed that the packaging of food products also can play a role in consumer frustration as they shop online
Consumer Behavior (Cont’d from Page 9)
As behavioral shifts in retail shopping occurred during the past six months, consumers sought safer ways to shop — as illustrated by 51 percent of re- spondents stating they’ve used Instacart, Postmates, Amazon Fresh,Walmart Grocery, Cornershop, or other 3rd-party grocery apps in the previous 3 months to purchase food items online. However, online grocery shopping adoption wasn’t consistently high across the board, with only 37 per- cent of respondents aged 60+ buying groceries online, compared to 60 percent of respondents aged 30-44 and 57 percent of respondents aged 18-29. The impact of food packaging isn’t only felt on the grocery shelf, however, as illustrated by 62 percent of respondents stating they’ve used 3rd-party grocery apps over the last 3 months to purchase new/unfamil- iar food brands based solely on the item’s packaging/ appearance. Nearly half of all respondents (48 per- cent) anticipate purchasing new/unfamiliar products when using grocery apps, at least in part, based on their packaging/appearance. Respondents aged 18-44 are much more inclined (57 percent) to purchase food items online based on the products’ appearance when compared to respondents aged 45-60+ (39 percent).
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Bobst Opens Renovated Facility In Italy
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Bobst Italia has reopened its newly renovated and ex- tended production facility in San Giorgio Monferrato, Italy, which now includes a Competence Center for machine demonstrations and R&D trials, and an adjoin- ing laboratory. Carried out in three successive stages, the project has overhauled the company’s buildings and organization.The official opening was attended by the management of Bobst Group and Bobst Italia, local and central authorities and Bobst Italia’s personnel. The site in San Giorgio Monferrato has been operat- ing as a manufacturing hub, developing printing and converting machines for the flexible packaging indus- try since 1960, when it was established by Rotomec. The Finnish Group Valmet Converting bought the site in 1987.Valmet Converting was then acquired by Bobst in 2004 as part of the company’s strategy to extend and diversify its folding carton and corrugated board packaging operations into the flexible packaging mar- ket. Soon afterwards, the site became the Group’s Cen- ter of Excellence. AICC To Host Controlling Color Webinar AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has opened registration for Simply Controlling Color, a new webinar, to be heldWednesday, October 28. This webinar will reportedly provide attendees with solutions by attacking the process scientifically, using technology and software, and removing subjectivity from the equation. Presenter Scott Miller, National Sales/Technical Di- rector, BCM Inks, will discuss some of the challenges printers encounter when reproducing a spot color. He will also help participants learn simple steps to take when establishing and setting color targets, how to avoid confusion in the press room by accurately defin- ing the color target, and why it is important to monitor and control color with technology. FFP Packaging Wins “Best in Show” From EFIA FFP Packaging Solutions was the winner of ‘Best in Show’ at the recent EFIAAwards 2020. FFP’s entry won Gold in the category ‘Flexo on Film – Reverse Print Wide’. FFP’s entry ‘Juicy Meat Company, Large Beef, Easy Cook Pouch’ was said to have achieved superior design and excellent quality printing in CMYK, achiev- ing exceptional density in the black areas alongside soft highlights.
Eaglewood Technologies, LLC www.eaglewoodtech.com
Eaglewood Technologies provides the award-winning 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. Sanilox ™ 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 www.flintgrp.com Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, man - ufacturers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: nyloflex ® photopoly - mer 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. Harper Corporation of America www.harperimage.com We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than any - one in the world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world. Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or corrugated markets, Harper continu - ously strives to bring new flexographic products and services to the printing industry that will improve the
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People & Places
AICC AICC,The Independent Packaging Association, offers leadership development and networking opportunities to members through the AICC Emerg- ing Leader Program. Emerging Leader (EL) activities and events are led by their Delegates. Each year a new del- egate is elected by their peers in the Program. This year Lauren Frisch, Ac- count Executive, Wasatch Container, was elected to the Freshman Delegate position. Lauren joins Junior Delegate Cassi Malone, Customer Service Man- ager, Corrugated Supplies Company, and Senior Delegate Daniel Brettschneider, Vice Pres- ident, CST Systems, in the group’s leadership. Lauren Frisch AICC Emerging Leaders host three events each year, including the annual Vice-chairman’s Field Trip, and have an active online community. The Program, de- signed for up and comers 35 and younger at AICC box maker and supplier member companies, has been serving young professionals for six years. Constantia Flexibles Constantia Flexibles has appointed Richard Kelsey, currently SVP of Consumer Finance, as interim CFO
TLMI Annual Meeting November 11-12, 2021 Virtual
Labelexpo Americas Mar 23, 2021 - Mar 25, 2021 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL
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to replace Tanja Dreilich, the current Managing Director and CFO, who is leaving the company at the end of 2020. Kelsey joined the Constantia in October 2010 as group head of M&A subsequently assuming the re- sponsibility of the group controlling and accounting for three years before taking on the role of SVP of Finance Consumer Division in July 2020. FLAG At this year’s FLAG Virtual Sum- mit, Don Sinkin, former Chairman and CEO of Disc Graphics, will be presented with the FLAG Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Labelexpo Europe September 21-24, 2021 Brussels Expo Brussels, Belgium CorrExpo 2021 September 27 - 29, 2021 St. Louis, Missouri
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Obituary Thomas Staib, President and Owner of DWS Printing, Long Is- land, New York, passed away Octo- ber 2 at the age of 56. He was the company’s fourth-generation President. Thomas Staib
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specific regions in the United States and the EU. In addition to his work as an educator, Yambrach also started a non-profit firm that designed a water vest for easier carrying of potable wa- ter in impoverished areas. • Paul Singh, industry consultant and Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University’s School of Packag- ing. A co-creator of the Consortium for Distribution Packaging Research
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