FMN | July 22nd, 2019

Xeikon Recognized As FLAG ‘Vendor Partner of the Year’ Flexo Label Advantage Group (FLAG) has awarded Xeikon its Vendor Partner of the Year award for excel- lence in serving label and packaging converters with digital print production solutions. FLAG is a community of independent label convert- ers. This buyer’s group provides opportunities for its members to be more competitive in the marketplace and become stronger companies without sacrificing their independence. Xeikon will be recognized during the FLAG Annual Meeting, an event that provides members an oppor- tunity to network and learn from each other and part- ners. The meeting includes a site visit to Bollin Label Systems in Toledo, Ohio, to see its operation in action. Carl Ostermann Erben Becomes Bellissima Partner Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between Hamillroad Software, a UK based prepress software company, and Apex International, a global provider of anilox and me- tering products, has announced Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH as the latest licensed Bellissima partner. COE is a prepress company and provider for label and packaging printing.The company is the latest Bel- lissima DMS partner to sign up in Europe and serves the German label market. Genera Secures $118M For Sustainable Packaging Sustainable packaging producer Genera has received more than $118 million in new funding for its first manufacturing facility to produce its Earthable line of sustainable packaging products. The Tennessee-based firm will use grasses and other agricultural crops to make compostable foodservice packaging products like plates, bowls, and takeaway containers at a new facility in Vonore,Tennessee. The Earthable range is designed to meet growing consumer demands for more eco-friendly products in the food industry. Fibres used for the packaging are de- rived from high-yield conservation crops like switch- grass and biomass sorghum. Genera has already begun to work with Tennessee farmers to produce the feed- stock it will use in its new manufacturing facility and is actively seeking additional farm partners in the region. TennEra, an affiliate of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, has leased its former biorefinery in Vonore, Tennessee, to Genera for the development of the new facility.

Flexo Market News

Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current technology flexo mounting tapes and backing systems 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 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. A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distributor of flexographic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imaging systems and software specifically designed for flexography. ARC International 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. 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/re- winders and related peripheral equipment such as automatic wash-up systems, solvent recovery systems, automatic roll unloaders, and plate cylinder/sleeve storage systems. DuPont Packaging Graphics DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading sup- plier of flexographic printing systems in digital and con- ventional 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. Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

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