Vol. 21 No. 10 FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry In Print and Online at www.nvpublications.com ® An N.V. Publication Market News
May 13, 2019
FTA Honors Flexo’s Best
TLMI Launches MarketWatch
TLMI has charted a new course for its market intelligence and research offerings for converter and supplier members.Moving forward,the associ- ation’s Index & Trend Report will be rebranded as TLMI MarketWatch and will be published twice yearly with a Converter Edition in the spring and a Brand Owner/Packaging Buyer edi- tion later in the year. Market Intelligence TLMI has commissioned industry market research firm LPC, Inc. to research and compile TLMI Market- Watch in 2019. LPC is currently in the process of putting together the report’s Converter Edition, which will be published and made avail- able to association members in the coming months. This upcoming edi- tion will feature an overview of the North American label and narrow web printed packaging market, in ad- dition to a deeper analysis of convert- ers’ 2019 sales revenues-to-date and what converters anticipate the rest of the year will bring.The report will
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D uring its annual meeting, which took place May 5-8 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, Loui- siana, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) announced the results of the 2019 Excellence in Flexography Awards Com- petition. The results included 124 total winners, including six Best of Show awards. In total, 39 gold awards, 41 silver awards,
40 bronze awards, three self-promotion awards and one non-tra- ditional awards were presented. Best of Show winners (selected from the gold award recipients in their respective categories) in the 2019 Excellence in Flexog- raphy Awards included: • Transcontinental Robbie for the Fresh Gourmet Focaccia Ranch/GarlicToast CrumblesWrappers in the wide web category. FTA’s Shelley Rubin ( far left ) and Joe Tuccitto ( far right ) presented the Technical Innovation Award to ( from left ) Stefano Squarcina, Global Sales Director; Dr. Peter Lechner, CEO; and Jeff Dietz, Vice President, Web & Specialty Press Division, from Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica.
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AWT Acquires Citation Clinical Labeling Systems AWT Labels and Packaging has closed on the acquisi- tion of Citation Clinical Labeling Systems, a global pro- vider of clinical labeling since 1963, based in Haup- pauge, NewYork.The business will be owned by AWT and operate under the name of Citation Healthcare Labels. Citation provides clinical trial labels for pharmaceu- tical and biotechnology companies, clinical research organizations, and clinical packagers. The company was founded in 1963 by the family of Richard Bolnick, who will remain as President of Citation, as a diversi- fied distributor of printing and labels. Citation’s products serve mission critical applica- tions by ensuring the accuracy and effectiveness of trials, improving participant safety and helping cus- tomers introduce drugs to the market more efficiently. Both Rich Bolnick, president of Citation, and Fred- erick Youngs, chief operating officer of Citation, will continue in leadership roles with the company and will become shareholders of AWT. The company operates out of a single pharmaceuti- cal and medical grade facility in Hauppauge and em- ploys approximately 100 people.
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A&V Partners With Eaglewood At InfoFlex Eaglewood Technologies kicked off its partnership with Anderson & Vreeland at the recent FTA InfoFlex in New Orleans, Louisiana.A&V will offer Eaglewood’s full line of anilox cleaning solutions. Live demonstra- tions of the newest Sitexco SL 1.5Anilox Cleaning Sys- tem were done for visitors. The Sitexco SL 1.5 can reportedly clean multiple rolls simultaneously, has an RFID reader option and digital microscope available. Xeikon Café Europe Reveals Record Attendance Xeikon Café Europe 2019, with a conference pro- gram providing a view of the trends, challenges and solutions for today’s packaging industry and an ap- plication-driven technical Academy, attracted nearly 1,000 visitors over the event’s three days. The turnout included more than 500 label and packaging converters attending from more than 55 countries. The upcoming Xeikon Café North America will take place May 14-16 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Flexo Ink Market Estimated To Reach $6.5 Billion By 2026 The global flexographic inks market was valued at $4.6 billion in 2017 and is anticipated to expand at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of more than 4 per- cent from 2018 to 2026, according to a new research report published by Transparency Market Research. Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Demand To Grow Global pharmaceutical packaging demand is project- ed to advance 6 percent per year to $112 billion in 2021, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group. Aging populations, rising levels of acute and chronic conditions, and new product introductions will drive demand. Bobst Named Bellissima Press Manufacturer Partner Bobst has been named as the first Bellissima DMS press manufacturer partner. The company will also support Bellissima technology and trade shop part- ners by engaging in collaborative marketing activities to increase awareness of this technology.
Nilpeter, Screen Partner On Panorama Digital Press Nilpeter USA and Screen Americas, who recently an- nounced their partnership with the Panorama digital label printing platform, have established a compre- hensive go-to-market program to help label/packaging printers and converters take advantage of the flexibili- ty built into the Panorama solution and profit from the synergy between the two companies. The Panorama one-source go-to-market program includes market evaluation, utilization analyses, ROI data consulting, plus sales, service and supplies. It taps Nilpeter’s 100-year heritage of service within the packaging industry for narrow web flexo printing, manufacturing and converting solutions while taking full measure of Screen’s 150-year history of scanning, prepress workflow, color reproduction and print-on- demand, digital inkjet solutions development. The Panorama product line consists of Nilpeter Flexo units, Screen digital inkjet presses and Nilpeter converting solutions that can be configured to fit cus- tomer needs, all inline, all from the Nilpeter and Screen coalition. Panorama can operate as a Stand-alone Digi- tal Press solution, as a combined Digital Press and Con- verting Solution and as a hybrid that integrates flexo units, the digital press and converting solutions.
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• Sunshine FPC for the Mediterranean Influenced Sweet Pepper Farcí Wrapper in the mid web category. • Berry Global for the Vicious Styling Boost XTS Se- ries Shampoo Tube in the narrow web category. • Westrock Adams for Nestlé Pumpkin Candy Vari- ety Carton in the combined corrugated category. • International Paper Hillsboro for the Kitche- nAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer Box in the preprinted linerboard category. • Mac Papers Envelope Converters Inc. for the Midvalley Museum of Science the Universe Has Never Been Closer Envelope in the envelope category. President’s Award The FTA honored two individuals with the 2019 Pres- ident’s Award.Katie Graham of Pamarco and Dr.Danny Rich of Sun Chemical Corp. were each recognized at the Awards Banquet.
Getting the correct color has always been one of flexo's biggest challenges. Anilox selection plate type, substrate, and other conditions all play a part in hitting LAB targets, but starting with the proper press-ready ink is critical for repeatability. In response to this need, Pamarco has released for sale its automatic precision proofer: Iris. Utilizing the company's well-known hand proofers and hand proofers with doctor blades in an automatic system, Iris removes operator inconsistencies. Speed, impression, and a selection of anilox rolls built to converter specifications combine to produce
Winning entries in the Excellence in Flexography Awards were on display on the show floor.
Graham, currently the Marketing and Communications Manager at Pamarco, is a member of the FTA Supplier Leadership Council,Membership Committee and Emerg- ing Leaders Committee.More recently,Katie is co-chairing a brand new initiative with Dr.NonaWoolbright,“Women in Flexo,”that held its first meeting at Forum 2019. Katie’s eagerness to help is a prevalent theme in all she does for FTA, including her participation as an expert judge in the FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards Competition. “I appreciate the exposure to so many different areas of print,” Graham said. “Most of all, the experi- enced team of judges I get to work with has made a big impact on me.Working with a legend like Arleen Neustein, hearing her perspective as a woman within this industry (and before it was cool to be a woman in this industry) has been a privilege.”
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Dr. Danny Rich is the senior color physicist in the Color Research Laboratory at Sun Chemical Corp. Rich has worked with the Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC), was a founding member of the Standards Working Group (SWG), and most recently joined the FQC Exec- utive Committee. Past President’s Award recipient and chair of the FQC Executive Committee, Jean Engelke shared that Danny has“the unique ability to break down very complex tech- nical concepts and present them to FTA members so that they are able to understand them and, often times, do so with a high degree of humor and entertainment.” Sustainability Excellence Award IGT Global Solutions was presented a Sustainability Excellence Award for its volatile organic compound (VOC) reduction program, and Comexi was presented a Sustainability Excellence Awards for the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of its F2 MC flexo press. One of IGT Global Solutions’ primary products is instant lottery tickets. IGT wanted to produce a more sustainable printing operation that would have less of an environmental impact, increase press efficien- cy, reduce operational costs and minimize hazardous waste. The company implemented a VOC reduction program in its flexographic printing operation, transi- tioning from using solvent inks to a full water-based ink system. After the transition to a full water-based ink system in 2017, 2018 was the first full year IGT used this new system. In addition to using full water-based ink, IGT experienced optimized job changeover times, mini- mized materials waste and increased print quality.The printer reduced VOC output in 2018 by 66 percent when compared to 2015. IGT has also experienced 40 percent sales growth. The second winner, Comexi began developing the LCA as a decision-making tool for its F2 MC flexo press in 2017. Promoting healthier working conditions, the LCA examines the environmental, social and econom- ic impacts of the machine in order to make improve- ments across the board. Creating a tool that can quantify and compare a proj- ect’s environmental impact usage and the entire life cycle of the F2 MC,Comexi said the data collection has yielded environmental improvements in every aspect of the machine’s use, from beginning to end. Aside from having a positive impact on the engineering de- partments, other areas of Comexi have also been pos- itively affected, including sustainability, procurement, marketing, and technical and operational teams.
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DuPont Showcases New Look, Products At InfoFlex DuPont Advanced Printing kicked off its attendance at FTA Forum/INFOFLEX 2019 with remarks delivered by Sam Ponzo, Global Business Director during the FTA Annual Awards Banquet. “The vision of DuPont Advanced Printing is to be a market leader and trusted innovation partner, en- abling our customers to grow and outperform compe- tition in the packaging and printing markets,” Ponzo said. “For more than 45 years, we have been among the leaders in the flexographic printing industry and we’re just getting started.” During the show visitors had the opportunity to learn more about DuPont’s most recent offerings, in- cluding Cyrel DLC and Cyrel EASY BRITE Screens. The DuPont team also shares more about the Cyrel FAST 2000 TD processor, which reportedly features several tools and technologies that contribute to high- er plate quality, easier workflow and improved ma- chine serviceability. Launched in March, Cyrel DLC is the newest addition to the award-winning DuPont Cyrel family of flexog- raphic plates. Cyrel DLC is a soft digital plate that uses a new polymer formulation especially designed for the corrugated market, allowing it to perform exceptional- ly with water-based inks on lower quality recycled and thinner liner board, according to the manufacturer. Cyrel EASY BRITE screens are designed to optimize ink laydown in high-volume printing, typically seen when printing a white undercoat, or solid areas with spot colors.They contain a suite of screens that have shown to improve solid printing at volumes of 4.0 bcm and greater. There are five screens in total: two screens designed for customers without the HD Pix- el+ imaging capability and three screens designed to take full advantage of HD Pixel+ imaging. Cyber Graphics Commits As Bellissima Partner Cyber Graphics has been announced by Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between Hamillroad Soft- ware and Apex International, as a full licensed Bellis- sima partner. Cyber was announced as one of the first two approved trade shops for Bellissima DMS for the United States and Canadian markets. Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS) is Hamillroad Software’s multi-award winning flexo screening technology. Bellissima DMS is a screen- ing technology that allows customers to produce high-quality flexographic prints equivalent to 350-450 lpi, according to the manufacturer.
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Technical Innovation Award Three winners were awarded 2019Technical Innova- tion Awards at this year’s Awards Banquet.The Award honors those who have helped in continuing to ad- vance the flexographic industry toward exceptional performance, productivity and efficiency. In the Prepress - Pressroom category, a Technical In- novation Award was given to Koenig & Bauer Flexo- tecnica for Augmented Reality-DataGlass Remote Sup- port. It provides remote support personnel the ability to experience what a printer’s technical team sees and hears in real time, improving the time in which tech- nicians can fix issues and instantly provide support. The project took approximately 18 months to create, modify and rework parts of the hardware and software so it can work with different devices and machines. The device has a noise-canceling microphone, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and battery built into a band that wraps around the sides and back of a press technician’s head with a camera mounted over the right eye to allow for hands-free operation.This innovation has reduced the number of on-site service calls and provides remote support with a clear understanding of what parts to bring along if an on-site visit is still necessary. Plus, calls are recorded and accessible for the technician to watch and rewatch, if needed. In the Prepress Graphics category, a Technical Inno- vation Award went to Esko for its Print Control Wizard (PCW), a wizard-driven software used in prepress that automates the role of the color expert. It reportedly generates perfect screens and curves for any applica- tion, allowing for plates to be exactly the same. The company worked closely with plate manufacturers from around the world for nearly two years to build an accurate database of specifications for PCW, out- putting screen algorithms called Esko Crystal Screens. What would typically take more than an hour to do, can now be done in 10 to 15 minutes on average, ac- cording to the company. In the Heavy Metal category, a Technical Innovation Award went to Paper Converting Machine Co (PCMC) for SteadyPrint, a combination of hardware and soft- ware that reportedly reduces bounce, improves press speeds by 200 to 400 percent and reduces waste by 35 percent. FTA Hall of Fame Dave Nieman was inducted as the 57th member of the FTA Hall of Fame. Both a business man and a family man, Nieman is a genuine person with everyone he meets. Whether (Cont’d on Page 12)
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his nature, he is never one to want to hog that spot- light. He realizes the more that other people receive recognition, the better it is for them, the better it is for him and the better it is for the team.” That level of integrity spills into his involvement with FTA for the past 30 years, as well. Before the in- ternet and emails simplified communications, Nieman was involved in setting up regional workshops across the United States. As the workshops phased out, Nie- man took on more and more, serving on the FTA Board of Directors and FFTA Board of Trustees for two con- secutive three-year terms from 2004-2010, as FTA Vice Chair, Suppliers and FTA Board Chair. He was a mem- ber of the TEST Oversight Committee, FTA Strategic Planning Initiative, and provided guidance in the for- mation of the Leadership Council, as well as an active part of the FFTA Scholarship Committee. “The first thing that comes to my mind is what a generous person he is, always thinking about every- one else besides himself first,” shared Nieman’s wife of 39 years, Eva. Still very much a family man, every year they rent a house with their three children, spouses and three grandchildren for a long weekend,managing to continue maintaining a balance of family and work after all these years and expansion of family members. The FTA said it was honored to add Nieman to the roster of esteemed colleagues already inducted to the Hall of Fame, in gratitude for what he has contributed to FTA and the package printing industry itself.
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including the premiere of the NOVOFLEX II high-per- formance flexographic printing press. W&H demon- strated the performance of the new system by switch- ing between two images at a speed of 600 meters per minute. Both jobs were high line count graphics with particularly hard leading edges of plates. At the Open House, W&H also showed the MIRAF- LEX II in two versions:The dual-port and a new com- pact single-port that requires less floor space. W&H also used the demonstration of the two MIRAFLEX II versions for a direct comparison of CMYK color sep- aration with multicolor separation. While the single port printed in 4C, the dual port worked with a fixed 7C color palette. Inland Receives ‘Best of Category’ Award Inland, a third generation, family-owned packaging and label company, received eight awards from the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) in the 2019 Graphics Excellence Awards (GEA) competition. Inland was awarded one“Best of Category”award for its Amazing Grass’ Superfood Powder Pressure Sensi- tive label.
Graymills unveiled its PQT Peristaltic Pump at the recent FTA show in New Orleans. The PQT Peristal- tic Pump has a new physical appearance and smaller footprint than previous Graymills models and can be mounted vertically or horizontally and easily adjusted in the field, according to the company. The product features a quick-disconnect remov- able head, which allows the pump head/tube chang- es to be accomplished in seconds without tools. Four distinguishing features of the new pump are a display that indicates rotational speed, hose life and reverse timer, a predictive hose failure monitor with an adjustable life setpoint, one button reverse drain shutdown sequence with an adjustable timer and remote analog control (with available digital connectivity.) W&H Shows New NOVOFLEX At Open House Machine manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher host- ed visitors to an open house on March 27-28, called “Experience the Future of Flexo.” More than 500 visi- tors from around the globe attended demonstrations,
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also offer an in-depth analysis of the current state of the North American digital label industry versus the state of the conventional market with market-sizing, revenues-per-press data and projected growth for each technology. In addition to market sizing and forecasts, TLMI MarketWatch will also report on the growth markets of extended content labeling, liner-less labels, flexible packaging on narrow web presses and other opportunity segments. “TheTLMI Ratio Study is one of the greatest association assets we offer to our converter members and our goal is to build upon the Ratio Study’s foundation and offer rel- evant market intelligence that our members cannot get anywhere else,”said Dan Muenzer,TLMI President. BST Demos 100% Inspection Unit At InfoFlex At the FTA INFOFLEX event held recently in New Orleans, BST North America presented a demo unit for 100% inspection. Visitors learned about the latest solutions for color measurement (including two new features), web guiding, register control, color manage- ment, workflow, automation and BST eltromat’s en- hanced partnership with its partner, Colorware. TAGA Announces Call For Papers TheTechnical Association of the GraphicArts (TAGA) has issued a call for Scientific Papers and Technical In- novation Papers for the 2020 conference.This confer- ence allows industry leaders, innovators, researchers, and scientists to highlight their latest research and de- velopments within the graphic arts field. Scientific Papers are based on emerging science, technology, and the application of all forms of graph- ic technology and printing processes, including offset lithography, flexo, gravure, digital, inkjet, and screen printing. Technical Innovation Papers will cover topics where a broad technology perspective needs to be provided. They will focus on issues that are current to the indus- try and critical to its development, but will addition- ally include ideas and solutions relevant to the wider range of the graphic arts industry, including technical reviews. Papers accepted and presented at theTAGA 2020An- nual Technical Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklaho- ma, March 15–18, 2029, will be published in the 2020 TAGA Proceedings. The deadline for submissions is September 9.
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