Board Converting News, July 26, 2021

MacDermid Graphics Announces New Center For The Flexo Industry Atlanta, Georgia based MacDermid Graphics Solutions, a leader in flexographic platemaking and printing solutions, has announced plans for an exciting, collaborative en- deavor, The Flexo Xperience Center (The FXC). The Flexo Xperience Center is a partnership between MacDermid and SOMA and is an expansion of their initial plans to install a SOMA Optima2 printing press at Mac- Dermid’s facility in Atlanta, announced in December 2020. The FXC will include multiple industry-leading partners providing software, equipment, and consumables. The Flexo Xperience Center was conceptualized in late 2020 by the leadership, marketing, R&D, and sales teams at MacDermid and SOMA while discussing plans to install the printing press and plate mounting equipment at MacDer- mid’s facility. The teams identified a need in the package printing industry for a wide-web flexo printing center with every aspect of the flexo process, including artwork, pre- press, platemaking, print, print finishing, and evaluation. The mission of The Flexo Xperience Center is to move flexo forward. This global center will combine both hands- on and virtual visits for a “one-stop-shop” for the package printing industry’s entire workflow to experience the latest flexographic printing innovations. In addition, the FXC will foster and host industry training, collaboration, research, experimentation, and learning, all designed to ensure package printing excellence. The center will be open to pre-media suppliers, tradeshops, printers, converters, consumer product good companies, industry associations, educational institutions, manufacturers, and other players in the package printing market. “MacDermid is a customer-centric, innovative compa- ny looking to push creative boundaries and transform the industry. The Flexo Xperience Center is one of the many ways we plan to do this. We are thrilled to work with SOMA and other top companies in the industry to promote ad- vancements within the flexographic printing process,” stated Brad Wills, Global Senior Vice President at MacDer- mid Graphics Solutions. He continued, “We are creating a global center unlike any other. Our team started planning The FXC in late 2020, and I am confident our meticulous preparation will make The FXC a destination for the indus- try with state-of-the-art technology, creative solutions, and innovation.” Additional details will be released throughout 2021. The FXC is expected to open in the first quarter of 2022. MacDermid Graphics Solutions is committed to the goal of becoming the most customer-centric company in the flexographic industry. From leading the way in pho- topolymer plate technology to service and support, Mac- Dermid’s network of strategic supplier partnerships and distributors, combined with its proven technology and support, ensures its customers achieve their operational, financial and strategic business goals.



Sauer provides intelligent solutions for scoring, slitting, slit-scoring, and perforating on corrugators and floor slitters; and glue tab cutting, creasing, slotting, trimming and scrap chopping on presses. New, featured offerings include FRX Adjustable Folding Rail System and G3 Scoring System: the latest proven creasing technology on the market.


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SUN Automation Group® is the global leader in providing innovative solutions to the corrugated industry. SUN engi- neers and builds the SUN625 Rotary Die Cutter, provides sales, service and support in North and Central America for Latitude Machinery Corporation, manufacturer of Mini to Jumbo FFG and RDCs. Additionally, SUN is the North Amer- ican, United Kingdom and Ireland sales and service provid- er for Para Machinery’s line of equipment, which includes prefeeders, stackers, palletizers, and other material han- dling equipment, and is the North American sales provider for Highcon, the leader in digital laser die cutting. SUN also powers the corrugated industry’s premier IIoT platform, He- lios, and is the OEM source for Langston/Staley equipment parts and service. SUN is headquartered near Baltimore, MD, and has service centers throughout the globe. THACKER INDUSTRIAL SERVICE COMPANY Specializing in corrugated machinery, TISCO offers quali- ty-made products, support services, and more. TISCO has established a reputation of dependability, not only in the product, but in continued service support. With more than 25 years of experience, TISCO installs equipment and ma- chinery, moves or sets up entire plants, rewires and rebuilds - all over the world. TISCO maintains a full fleet of trucks and equipment to perform to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. VT GROUP www.vtgrouponl VT offers prepress services for the POP display and corru- gated shipping container industry including graphic design, optimized digitally imaged printing plates and innovative pre-mounting solutions. Our large-format digital printing fa- cility (Digital Impact) is a leading short-run manufacturer of distinctive POP displays and signage where litho-like graph- ics are preferred.


July 26, 2021

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