Flexo Market News - August 8th, 2016

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August 8, 2016

Vol. 18 No. 16

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GM Graphix Runs Press On Solar Power by Greg Kishbaugh S uccess in business often comes down to the ability to stay ahead of competitors in terms of the latest technological advances. GM Graphix, a South African flexo printing company, was re- cently awarded the most innovative use of LED curing technol- ogy by Phoseon Technology. GM Graphix is reportedly the first

CPP Expo Issues Call For Papers

Collaboration in Packaging Produc- tion/CPP EXPO 2017, co-located with ISA International Sign Expo, has invit- ed package printing, finishing and production professionals to submit an abstract for consideration and pre- sentation at the CPP conference pro- gram in Las Vegas April 19-21, 2017. CPP offers suppliers an opportuni- ty to participate in the education and enhancement of package print- ers, converters, and all those in- volved in conceptualizing, designing and producing packaging materials. Innovation Opportunities “This is an excellent opportunity for companies that provide innova- tive solutions and technologies to packaging professionals to share in- formation about new technologies, applications and solutions,” said Jane McDermott, CPP Show Director.“We are seeking presentations that close- ly examine trends and technologies that drive today's packaging materi- als' design and production sectors.” Topics of interest include all

flexographic company in the world to run a six-color flexo press with LED curing technology powered by solar panels. The press, which utilizes LED light sources from Phoseon, is said to use 70 percent less energy to produce labels and has re- portedly increased productivity by 75 percent. GM Graphix was launched 27 years ago in Alberton, South Africa, and then opened another branch eight years ago in Bloemfontein.The company does the majority of its business in the self adhesive labels market, but also provides foiling, sa- chets, shrink sleeves and wraps. (Cont’d on Page 12)

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