Vol. 21 No. 13 FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry In Print and Online at www.nvpublications.com ® An N.V. Publication Market News
June 24, 2019
Nilpeter, Screen Host Open House
Labelexpo Europe Registration Open Registration for the 40th anniver- sary edition of Labelexpo Europe is now open. Set to take place once again at Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium, from September 24-27, the four-day event will feature hundreds of live demonstrations of the latest technology, three brand new show features, three expert-led master classes and a workshop. The key focus of the 2019 edition is Move your business forward , and the show is again strongly supported and endorsed by the trade bodies FINAT,EU- WID,Febelgra,SPPES,UNFEA andVskE. Spread across nine exhibitions halls, more than 600 confirmed exhibitors will be taking part. Between them, they will be demonstrating their latest innovations and technology including: digital and conventional printing presses; high tech label and packaging materials; finishing and converting systems; inspection, over- printing and label application equip- ment; inks and coatings; RFID and security solutions; and software and interactive technology.
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O n June 13,Nilpeter hosted an open house at its NorthAmer- ican headquarters in Cincinatti, Ohio, to celebrate its new partnership with Screen Americas, whereby the companies will be introducing hybrid solutions to the packaging markets. Earlier in the year, the companies announced their coopera-
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tion in producing the Panorama digital label printing platform, in which Nilpeter’s flexo technology is integrated with Screen’s digital inkjet label print engine.The Panorama line is available in Hybrid Digital, Standalone and Full Converting configurations. “The fully integrated, purpose-designed, highly engineered
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Marvaco Hits Top Score For Flint FlexoExpert Program Marvaco is a pre-press house and biggest flexo plate producer in the Nordic countries with 90 employees in seven locations. Marvaco’s plate making unit in
“Marvaco got one of the highest scores a repro house can get as first time qualification”, said Friedrich von Rechteren, Global Commercial VP, Flint Group. The other Marvaco sites are following in the certi- fication process. During a six-month process consist- ing of three main steps — evaluation, implementation and training, and auditing — FlexoExpert provides the means by which plate makers can further optimize their workflow to make more reliable and consistent plates. Marvaco’s three plate making sites in the Nordic countries are going through the standardization pro- gram of the flexo platemaking process and plan to earn the FlexoExpert certification. CCL Industries has acquired the shares of Colle a Moi Inc. (CAM), a privately-owned company, based in Quebec City, Canada. Founded in 2015, CAM is a man- ufacturer of personalized kid’s labels. CAM’s forecast sales for the year ending July 31, 2019, are expected to be $1.3 million with an estimated 65 percent EBITDA margin.The debt free, all-cash purchase consideration is approximately $3.0 million. CCL Aquires Colle Shares
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Jim DeFife Honored With Label Achievement Award Jim DeFife,VP Pressure-Sensitive Materials, Multi-Col- or Corporation, has been chosen as the recipient of the R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award 2019. Judging for the annual Label Industry Global Awards, now in its 16th edition, took place on June 5 during
the FINAT European Label Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark. The panel of international judges considered en- tries for a total of six award categories and drew up a shortlist. Sponsored by Avery Dennison, the R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award recognizes an innovation or idea that has helped transform and progress the label industry across the
world. Bestowed in memory of Stan Avery’s pioneering spirit and values, the award builds on the previously named R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award to reflect the global nature of the industry and recognize the collec- tive contributions of the many as well as individuals. DeFife has been a driving force in the global label in- dustry for almost 40 years,with a focus throughout his career on the development of technical solutions that have revolutionized and grown the pressure-sensitive market — firstly withAvery Dennison and then, for the past 17 years, with Spear and Multi-Color. During his 20 years with Avery Dennison he led the company’s specialty films division, coming up with new filmic constructions.He subsequently led a global initiative for materials down-gauging at Spear, C-Flex and Multi-Color. DeFife has also been a long-term pioneer in thin film technology, adding wide-web coating into Spear’s fa- cilities, including major work with the entire supply chain incorporating all the film/paper, adhesive and coating suppliers. He also developed the first plastic bottle recyclable PS label recognized by the APR. A Long History Previous winners of this award include: Alex Knott, of Dow Chemical Company, Professor Tan of PEIAC, Tomas Rink of Ritrama, Helmut Schreiner of Schreiner Group, Suzanne Zaccone of GSI Technologies, and Neil McDonough of FlexCon. The confirmed finalists (listed in alphabetical order) for the five other categories include: The Award for Innovation (for companies with more than 300 employees) sponsored by Xeikon: Esko; Len- ze; Lintec Europe (UK) Ltd.; andWink Stanzwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG.
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solution represented by the PANORAMA True Hybrid lineup stands in sharp contrast to aggregated, add- on component options that truly cannot achieve the seamless production needed in today’s converting environment,” said Paul Teachout, Nilpeter USA’s Vice President Sales & Marketing. The companies have worked with one another for several years now, but this was the first opportunity the two manufacturers had to share an open house event.The companies have formed a true partnership, one in which Nilpeter’s and Screen’s sales people trav- el and work cooperatively side by side. Long Histories Both companies had the opportunity to share their distinguished histories with open house attendees. Ken Ingram, President of Screen Americas, dis- cussed his company’s experience of servicing the graphic arts industries for more than 150 years, with more than 1,500 Screen-manufactured contin- uous-feed inkjet engines in service worldwide to- day. The company believes in, “technology crossing boundaries,” Ingram said. All the company’s various divisions leverage advances in shared R&D, engi- neering and material science, which is then adapted to the specific market purpose. Nilpeter is celebrating its 100th anniversary in busi- ness this year, and the company remains 100% private- ly owned. “With innovative technology, creative solutions, and excellent customer support, we strive to be the most attractive business partner and supplier of printing presses in the global narrow-web market for self-adhe- sive labels and flexible packaging,” said Lenny DeGirol- mo, President/Managing Director of Nilpeter USA. “Our machines produce the full spectrum of labels and packaging from all types of materials,” DeGirolmo said.“We are committed to solving complex challenges for our customers.” Diane Ewanko, Business Development Manager at Avery Dennison, provided an overview of the compa- ny, which specializes in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company currently has operations in more than 50 countries worldwide. Ewanko shared survey results from FINAT in which 45 percent of converters sur- veyed said they plan to buy a digital press in the next 18 months.The same survey also showed that by 2023, digital will make enormous market gains but that flexo will still hold a commanding market share. Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Mar-
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The Award for Innovation (for companies with up to 300 employees) sponsored by Flint Group: GEW (EC) Ltd.; GMG GmbH & Co. KG; HYBRID Software Inc.; Lake Image Systems Ltd.; and Synia / Wizzcom. The Rising Star Award sponsored by the Label Acad- emy and Avery Dennison, and new for 2019: Katie Da- vis, Bostik, Inc.; Jesse Freitas, StickerGiant;Ahmed Lotfi Mansour, Bayan for Printing & Packaging; Robert Rae, GEW (EC) Ltd.; and Pawandeep Sahni, Weldon Cel- loplast Ltd. The Environmental & Sustainability Award: Avery Dennison; Sleever International; and Valmet. The finalists of the European Converter of the Year Award will be announced in July. All winners and official presentations of the prizes will be announced during the first evening of Label- expo Europe 2019, September 24, at a 1,000 capacity gala event hosted at Brussels Expo. The event will also celebrate the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo. Blue Whale Expo 2019 Held In Shanghai Blue Whale Expo 2019, a conference highlighting la- bels, flexible packaging and films,was held in Shanghai, China,on June 14,as a warm-up event for the upcoming show in July.The event attracted individuals from sup- porting partners, such as trade associations, profession- al media, exhibitors, research institutes and more. Zhou Jianbao, Chairman of the flexographic printing branch of China PrintingTechnologyAssociation,deliv- ered an opening speech as a special guest of the con- ference. From Suzhou Flexo Printing Forum in 2017 to the upcoming cooperation in the Shanghai New Inter- national Expo Center in 2019, the China PrintingTech- nology Association’s flexo printing branch has been supporting BlueWhale Expo as its partner. After analyzing the status quo of China’s label and flexible packaging industry, Cathy Song, Project Direc- tor at Shanghai Lanjing Exhibition Company, the or- ganizer of Blue Whale Expo, introduced the trends of label and flexible packaging market through several sets of data. Jerry Lee, General Manager at Shanghai Lanjing Ex- hibition Company, who served as the spokesman of Blue Whale Expo 2019, elaborated on the highlights and the latest developments of the exhibition. On July 10-12, BlueWhale Expo will be launched at the Shang- hai New International Expo Center. Blue Whale Expo 2019 will feature four exhibition areas: CSMA, Printing & Culture Innovation, Excellent Printing Enterprises, and VIP Buyer Exchange.
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keting, demonstrated Color-Logic decorative effects and embellishments to the attendees, emphasizing the Color-Logic catchphrase:All Print StartsWith Design. “The Nilpeter Panorama press provides a founda- tion for many exciting new applications and embel- lishments, and the Color-Logic design toolset enables graphic designers to quickly and accurately prepare files for both the digital and hybrid versions of the Nil- peter Panorama press,” said Geeves. At the event, Color-Logic printed and distributed samples using the Panorama Press white and CMYK inks on a metallic stock. Color-Logic provides training videos which enable graphic designers to begin apply- ing the metallic printing design tools immediately, for applications on metallic substrates or using silver ink on conventional substrates. Additionally, Richard Black, Midwest Sales Manager for Techkon USA, discussed the ways to best measure density and provide color matching in various print jobs, and Shawn Lowe, Head of Business Development for One Vision, discussed prepress and premedia and how a bottleneck in prepress can often be the single greatest challenge in packaging facilities. Future Of Flexo Gary Walton, who has been teaching at Cincinnati State for 43 years, discussed the increased importance of education in ensuring the continued growth and strength of the packaging marketplace.“What good is all this technology,” he said,“if you don’t have skilled people to run it.” He encouraged attendees to joinThe Friends of Print, a collective of companies, educational institutions and industry associations that are making donations to support and foster print programs and instruction to students at secondary and higher learning institutions “It’s time to get serious about educating young peo- ple about the career opportunities in print media,” Walton said. “In the 1970s there were more than 50 high schools in the Cincinnati area that had a printing curriculum.Today, there are only two.” Walton encouraged each attendee to devote at least one hour each week to thinking about ways to pro- mote the industry and encourage young people to make it a career choice. Nathan Safran,Vice President, Research, NAPCO Me- dia, provided a presentation based upon Napco Re- search’s study, Digital Packaging Printing: The Time Is Now! Safran discussed the digital packaging land- scape of today, how the demand has changed and the factors that are driving demand for digital packaging from brand owners.
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MacDermid Hosts Multi-City Roadshows
Due to increasing R&D, fresh developments in pack- aging products, development in the generic industry and an increasing contracting trend, this industry is an- ticipated to be experiencing remarkable development in the next years. The market is also anticipated to drive the growth in demand for reusable and environmentally friendly packaging. The highest market share of North America in 2018 was over 35 percent. The increased production of child-resistant packaging products is one of the vari- ables contributing to this. Moreover, the growing pro- duction of branded medicines requiring increased packaging material input to safeguard the drug against the external environment reinforces demand for the regional product. Asia Pacific will increase by 12.2 percent during the forecast period at the highest CAGR. McDonald’s Canada To Test Sustainable Packaging McDonald’s Canada is putting sustainable packag- ing options and recycling initiatives to the test at two “Green Concept Restaurants.” These quick service restaurants will serve as incubators for new cups, lids, cutlery, stir sticks, and straws made from renewable, recycled, or certified sources.
MacDermid Graphics Solutions hosted multi-city roadshows in Hyderabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi, In- dia.The full-day roadshows saw label and flexible pack- aging printers, corrugation converters, and pre-press trade-shops representatives in attendance. “One of our key areas of focus for the India market is MacDermid’s LAVA thermal processing system, which is automated, quick and environmentally friendly,” said Melanie Galloway, Senior Vice President, MacDermid Graphics Solutions. MacDermid has three key distributors in India.Kanan Graphics in Mumbai supplies the western region, Indo Pacific in Bengaluru for the south, and Supreme Mar- keting in New Delhi for the north. At the Hyderabad Roadshow, MacDermid inked a partnership deal with DigiFlex, a supplier of digital plates for narrow, mid, and wide web flexo machines. Pharmaceutical Packaging Market To Hit $112B The global pharmaceutical packaging market will attain valuation around $112 billion and will grow at Compound Annual Growth Rate above 7.9 percent from period 2019 to 2026, according to research from Acumen Research and Consulting.
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Food Labels Could Slash Healthcare Costs By $31B Researchers at Tufts University in Boston, Massachu- setts, estimated the cost-effectiveness of the Food and Drug Administration’s required “added sugar” label- ing over a 20-year period to see how it could nudge consumers to reduce their intake of sugary foods and drinks, lead to health improvements and decrease health-care spending. Labeling food and drinks with “added sugar” could lower heart disease and diabetes risks, and cut health- care costs by more than $31 billion, the new study sug- gests.The estimated annual healthcare costs of obesi- ty-related illness in the United States is more than $190 billion, or nearly 21 percent of medical spending. “The purpose of our study was to estimate the impact of the FDA’s “added sugars” label on reducing sugar in- take and preventing diabetes and cardiovascular dis- ease,” said Renata Micha, associate research professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston.“Our results indicate that timely implementation of the ‘added sugars’ label could reduce consumption of foods and beverages with add- ed sugars,which could then lead to an improvement in health and a reduction in health-care spending.” The FDA requirement was announced in 2016. The first major revision to the Nutrition Facts label since 1993, it was aimed at helping consumers make more
informed decisions about what they eat, drink and feed their families. Most food manufacturers were re- quired to use the new label by July 2018.However, the FDA recently announced a delay in the mandatory im- plementation of the updated Nutrition Facts label until 2020 for large manufacturers, and to 2021 for smaller ones. Some manufacturers have already started label- ing their products with the “added sugar” content. The packaging market is expected to grow to $278.59 billion, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 6 percent from 2019 to 2023, according to a new report fromTechnavio. “The rising awareness among brand owners and mar- keting experts regarding the importance of packaging to attract consumer attention is leading to the intro- duction of innovative packaging,” said a senior analyst atTechnavio.“There is a rise in demand for multi-packs and single-serve, and miniaturized packaging for vari- ous products, especially in the food packaging indus- try. Eco-friendly packaging is also being adopted as it is safe for consumers and the environment.Thus, the advancements in packaging technologies and a rise in the demand for products sold in innovative/flexible packaging are factors that will boost market growth.” Packaging Market To Grow To $278B
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AICC,The Independent PackagingAssociation, offered 17 member companies insight intoAmazon’s packaging demands including frustration-free packaging, as well as e-commerce in terms of sustainability and designing during its three-part e-commerce webinar series, De- signing for the Doorstep , presented by Brent Lindberg, Founder of Fuseneo, a packaging innovation company. The first webinar, Out with the Old ,which took place on Tuesday, May 14, asked all participants to let go of their ideas of retail packaging and open their minds to what they can and need to do to succeed in e-com- merce packaging. The webinar brought participants into the inner workings of Amazon’s ecosystem and what it demands of packaging.The webinar explained the different roles of packaging online vs. in stores, the three-fold impact of product damage, and the types of sellers on Amazon. Tuesday, May 21, the second webinar, The New Rule- book , discussed setting the bar for e-com packaging and Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging Programs. Lindberg described how to create better packaging and eliminate “wrap rage,” the frustration an end-user feels when opening packaging. He also introduced the Amazon packaging pyramid that lays out the different levels of packaging required. The final webinar, Above, Beyond, & Inside Out , on Tuesday, May 28, used real-life examples to highlight successful e-commerce packaging. Lindberg discussed opportunities for greater sustainability, branding in e-commerce and designing for an unboxing experi- ence. He explained how packaging manufacturers can help brands use subtlety, efficiency, value, thoughtful- ness, sustainability, and personalization to make the most of their e-commerce packaging. Inland Celebrates Opening Of New Pennsylvania Location Inland, a third generation family owned packaging and label company, celebrated the grand opening of the relocation of its Pennsylvania facility on June 18. The company’s Downingtown facility now measures upward of 60,000 square feet and is home to approx- imately 50 of the 400 individuals employed within In- land’s four facilities. Inland,headquartered in La Crosse Wisconsin, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The Downingtown facility produces the majority of the company’s pressure sensitive and shrink sleeve la- bel business. Inland’s new facility includes technology and automation to optimize the plant’s manufacturing efficiencies and capabilities.
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Cascades Joins Amazon Packaging Support Network Cascades, Kingsey Falls, Quebec, Canada,is an official m ember of the Amazon Packaging Support and Sup- plier (APASS) network. APASS is a program designed by Amazon to support vendors, sellers, and manufac- turers in certifying their products as Prep-Free Pack- aging (PFP), Ships-in-Own Container (SIOC) and Frus- tration-Free Packaging (FFP). By doing so, they’ll be the right size, protected against damage, ready-to-ship without the need for additional packaging, and ideally easy to open and recyclable.Amazon provides a list of suppliers that can help test, design, and supply packag- ing in line withAmazon’s packaging certification rules. Cascades views this participation with Amazon as a way of offering creative and sustainable packaging solutions that comply with the e-commerce industry’s most rigorous requirements and specifications, thus creating value in its customers’ supply chain. “As a member of the APASS network, Cascades will be able to help its customers in three ways: by making sure that their products are well protected, by offering our customers sustainable solutions that also provide the best customer experience possible, and by en-
abling our vendor and manufacturer partners to align themselves with Amazon’s requirements,” said Charles Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cas- cades Containerboard Packaging. Cascades’ R&D Centre, reportedlt the largest private Canadian research center in the industry, has imple- mented an internal quality system based on ISTA,TAPPI and ASTM directives to ensure that the company pro- vides consistent service quality. Cascades is therefore able to conduct baseline testing on boxes and compo- nents (liner and medium), as well as competitive anal- ysis, root cause analysis and qualification testing of in- dividual packages or pallets.The R&D Center provides ISTA 6-Amazon.com testing to help customers meet Amazon’s strict packaging requirements. “E-commerce represented 14.3 percent of total re- tail sales in 2018 in the United States, and Amazon is an important part of this. Our goal at Cascades is to partner with our customers as they grow their e-com- merce business, and by joining the APASS network, we can offer our clients the essential services they need to successfully certify their packaging withAmazon,” said Danick Lavoie,Vice-President,Operations,Packaging at Cascades Containerboard Packaging.
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People & Places OMET Roberto Speri has joined the OMET team as Label Division Product Manager.
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Harper GraphicSolutions Darris Smith has joined the Harper
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with him more than 40 years of ex- perience in the graphics industry including 18 years as a press opera- tor in flexography and offset. He is well-versed in operating narrow web, wide web C.I., and sheet fed presses in both the packaging and pharma- ceutical industries.
In addition, he has spent time in color matching, plate making, and supervi- sory roles. Eaglewood Matthew Sweet has joined Eagle- wood Technologies as Inside Sales and Operations Support. Nazdar Woodrow Williams III has been namedVice President of Global Manu- facturing for Nazdar InkTechnologies. Williams will oversee manufacturing operations and materials manage- ment for Nazdar’s global manufac- turing locations in Shawnee, Kansas and Stockport, United Kingdom. TRESU Thomas Ellegaard Mohr has been named Vice President of TRESU Solu- tions. An engineer, Mohr joins TRESU after a ten-year career in the Danish Navy.Previously,Thomas Mohr worked as an installation and commissioning engineer before becoming a technical sales engineer, representing the en- tire portfolio.Mohr worked for global industrial processing concernAndritz
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workshop will cover Self-Adhesive Materials. Also taking place, on the evening of September 24, is the annual Label Industry Global Awards, which recog- nizes key achievements in the label and package printing sector.The six awards include innovation, environment/ sustainability and global achievement in the industry. Two of these — and new for this year —also cover indus- try rising stars and the top European converter. AB Graphic To Host Digital, Converting Summit AB Graphic International, along with Dscoop, is host- ing a Digital and Converting Summit on July 16 and 17.The program, which repeats both days, will feature hands-on demonstrations of ABG’s portfolio. During the event, attendess will see ABG’s range of Vectra Turret Rewinders, Omega Digicons, Omega SRI Inspection Rewinders and RTS Sheeters. Also being showcased are digital comparisons between flatbed screen and flatbed hot foil compared against an all- new JetFX Digital Inkjet Embellishment unit, which will be on site. AB Graphic will be demonstrating ways to reduce waste and increasing productivity with a series of au- tomated packages.
Labelexpo Europe (Cont’d from Page 1)
Running alongside the exhibition are three show fea- tures making their debut at Labelexpo Europe. The Flexible Packaging Arena is a demonstration and overview of two press lines — one convention- al and one digital — producing indirect food contact flexible packaging to the latest GMP standards.Visitors will gain new insights from the industry-wide UVFood- Safe initiative into best practice for UV curing onto in- direct food contact labels and flexible packaging. At the Brand Innovation Showcase , brand owner visitors will learn the secrets to achieving stand-out brand presence, explore award-winning label and packaging designs, and take part in an exclusive tour of key supplier stands where they will experience live demonstrations of the technology and innovations that could help turn their vision into reality. At the Sustainability Insight Café area of the show, visitors will be able to see the latest sustainable prod- ucts and services designed to support a more environ- mentally conscious label and package printing industry. As in previous years, there will also be three half-day master classes and a workshop run in association with the Label Academy. The master classes will cover: 1) Flexible Packaging; 2) Inks, Coatings and Varnishes; and 3) Digital Label and Package Printing; while the
TLMI Annual Meeting October 27-30, 2019 Omni LaCosta Resort & Spa Carlsbad, CA Labelexpo Asia 2019 December 3-6, 2019 Shanghai, China Pack Expo East March 3-5, 2020 Philadelphia, PA TLMI Converter Meeting March 8-10, 2020 Austin, TX drupa 2020 June 23 - July 3, 2020 Dussedorf, Germany
printTHINK Summit Sept. 11-13, 2019 Hyatt Regency O’Hare Rosemont, IL Graph Expo 19 Sept. 22-25, 2019 Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL Pack Expo September 23-25, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada Labelexpo Europe Sept. 24-27, 2019 Brussels Expo Brussels, Belgium Print19 Oct. 3-5, 2019 McCormick Place Chicago, IL All in Print China October 24-28, 2019 Shanghai, China
GRAPH EXPO 20 October 4-7, 2020 Chicago’s McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois Pack Expo International November 8-11, 2020 Chicago, IL
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TLMI TLMI has announced the addition of two new ex- ternal judges to the association’s Environmental Lead- ership Awards Judging Panel: Jun Wang, Ph.D., Senior Technical Associate Packaging Innovation – Global Design & Packaging for Colgate-Palmolive Company and Gary Jones, Director of Environmental, Health and Safety Affairs for the Specialty Graphics Imaging As- sociation (SGIA). Wang and Jones will join returning external judge Kelly Cramer, Sustainable Packaging Co- alition Director of Program Management at GreenBlue, who joined the panel in 2018.
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