FMN | May 13th, 2019

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

by Greg Kishbaugh

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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