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APC To Open Center Of Excellence American Packaging Corporation (APC) will open its new $100 mil- lion, 275,000-square-foot Center of Excellence manufacturing facility in Cedar City, Utah, in June 2023. The new operation will eventually add more than 135 jobs to Iron County. Breaking Ground APC purchased the land in Oc- tober 2021, and officially broke ground on February 8, 2022, during a groundbreaking ceremony with civic leaders and company officials. The new facility is expected to be fully operational in 2023, and in- clude flexographic-printing press- es, laminating, preformed pouch- making and finishing equipment. APC will hire 75 new APC team members as part of phase one, with career opportunities in manu- facturing, production, engineering and administration. Various options were consid- ered for the new facility during the site-selection process for APC’s first location in the western United States. Cedar City will serve as a strategic logistical location for both trucking and rail, providing excellent access to raw materials, as well as shipping to current and future customers. The Cedar City project is the first of three planned phases. APC will begin recruitment and hiring ef- forts for the new facility this year.

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Amazon Votes For Ocean Protection reported by Greg Kishbaugh I n a display of support in the fight against plastic pollution, 48.9 percent of shareholders of Amazon.com supported an As You Sow shareholder resolution at the company’s recently concluded annual meeting. The resolution asked the world’s

largest online retailer to disclose how much plastic packag- ing it uses and report on ways it can significantly reduce the overall use of plastic for packaging. More than 181 million shares with a market value exceeding $387 billion supported the proposal, providing the highest level of support among 15 shareholder proposals on social and environmental issues on this year’s Amazon proxy state- ment. When management and insider shares are discounted, the proposal was approved by an estimated 59 percent of non-company related shares.

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Amazon’s substantial and growing use of plastic packaging exposes the company to increased finan- cial and reputational risk from millions of tons of plastic that end up in oceans and the environment, the proposal states, and the company lags its peers on disclosure and commitment to reducing plastic used for packaging. At the heart of the plastic pollution problem are single-use plastics like those generated by Amazon packaging, which makes up the largest component of ocean-bound plastic pollution. Amazon has not disclosed how much plastic it uses, but is believed to be one of the largest corporate users of flexible plastic packaging with heavy use of plastic e-com- merce mailers, which are generally not recycled. A recent report by the non-profit group Oceana es- timated that Amazon generated 599 million pounds of e-commerce plastic packaging in 2020. The com- pany said the report overestimated its plastics use but has declined to disclose its actual e-commerce plastic usage or the amount of plastic used in its 400+ private-label brand operations. “This vote supported by a majority of non-man- agement shareholders confirms that a wide range of mainstream investors are challenging Amazon to elevate the issue of plastic pollution and develop Buying Green Report (Cont’d from Page 1)

credible solutions to the global plastic pollution crisis now,” stated Conrad MacKerron, senior vice president at As You Sow. “Breaking the Plastic Wave,” a recent comprehen- sive report from Pew Charitable Trusts calls on consumer goods companies to cut plastic demand by one-third through elimination, reuse, refill, and new delivery systems — one of eight simultane- ous interventions required to reduce ocean plastic deposition 80 percent by 2040. The company lags retailing peers like Target Corp. and Walmart who have disclosed the amount of plastic they use and made public commitments to As You Sow to reduce the use of virgin plastic for packaging by 2025. An estimated 11 million metric tons of plastics leak into oceans annually and this figure is expect- ed to grow to 24 million metric tons by 2040 un- less a range of drastic remedial actions are taken. Plastic particles are permeating our air, food, and water. Ocean plastic pollution causes fatalities in more than 800 marine species from ingestion, en- tanglement, suffocation, or drowning. The scientific community has warned that plastic pollution may be nearing an irreversible tipping point. The plastic lifecycle imposes costs on the environment, climate, and human health that are at least 10 times higher than the market price of plastics.

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SA Label Market To Grow To $62.3B By 2026 The global self-adhesive labels market size is pro- jected to grow from $47.9 billion in 2021 to $62.3 billion by 2026, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.4 percent from 2021 to 2026, according to a new report from Market and Markets. Rising demand from the industrial and retail sec- tors is supporting the growth of self-adhesive la- bels market. Self-adhesive labels are used widely in developed countries; the market is growing at a higher rate in emerging economies. The prevailing environmental regulations in the market focus on the reduction of packaging ma- terials — boxes, bags, and pouches — to decrease the amount of waste accumulating in landfills, which contributes to the growth of the self-adhe- sive labels market. Release liners, by type, accounted for the largest market share in the self-adhesive labels market. In terms of both value and volume, flexography is projected to be the fastest-growing segment from 2021 to 2026, for self-adhesive labels. In terms of value, the APAC self-adhesive labels market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Meyers Receives Hormel Foods Excellence Award Meyers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, a provider of re- tail brand packaging, product labeling, and retail merchandising in-store displays for global brands, has received the Hormel Foods Spirit of Excellence Award. The honor recognizes suppliers whose work with Hormel helps the company achieve its key results. Exceptional Quality The Spirit of Excellence Award is presented to suppliers who demonstrated exceptional quality, on-time delivery, and customer service and sup- port through the previous year, and have main- tained a score of at least 92 on Hormel’s supplier rating index over a 12-month period. The index score is determined by a universal measurement system that began in 1990 to ensure each supplier is held to the same standards. Meyers reached its goal of powering 100 per- cent of its operations using carbon-free electricity sources by the end of 2021, and in April 2022 pledged to being carbon neutral within its opera- tions by 2024.

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Actega Unveils Sustainability Commitments Actega, a manufacturer of specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and sealing compounds for the print and packaging industry, has unveiled its latest strategic commitments toward operating more sustainably and supporting a more sustainable future for the industry. The company is developing and investing in its fa- cilities and R&D, and working together on a global scale to achieve this goal. Actega’s five tactics to achieving circular economy model are recycle, reduce, displace, replace and de- grade. Closely linked to tactics one, two and five, an initial raw materials investigation into the carbon footprint of Actega’s products concentrated on se- lected paper and board coatings. These first findings concluded that reducing the carbon footprint of binders within Actega’s wa- ter-based products can significantly reduce the products’ overall carbon footprint. This could be achieved by incorporating either exclusively bio- based materials or biomass balanced raw materials (using both the original components and a certain amount of certified renewable feedstock within ex- isting chemical pathways). Individual Actega facilities are also developing and implementing numerous projects, designed to boost each sites’ environmental credentials. As part of the Let’s Act campaign within the business, teams are working together to minimize their local environmental impact. Such initiatives range from significant invest- ments, like the installation of solar panels at Actega in Vigo, Spain, to utilizing specialized skills within the Lehrte, Germany, team to promote biodiversity and nature at the site, including successfully nurtur- ing six bee colonies. OEC Graphics Completes Miraclon Certification OEC Graphics, a pre-press service provider based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has completed the Miraclon Certification Program for FLEXCEL NX Plates. Designed to evaluate KODAK FLEXCEL NX Sys- tem users’ ability to meet international standards, the certification program represents a feature set that drives efficiency, repeatability, and consistent quality flexo plate production, according to the company. The certification process is also supported with comprehensive data measurement and analysis.

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Fedrigoni Launches Range Of Open & Close Labels Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives has launched a new range of Open & Close products, including polypropylene and polyethylene films with a removable adhesive for high tear resistance, clean removability, good conformability, and reliability, said the company. The new range is designed for hand wipes, baby wipes, cosmetic wipes, household wipes and more - making opening easier, and ensuring secure product closure. ‘The latest market trends suggest adopting a mo- no-material approach (PE or BOPP) for both the flex packs and the Open & Close labels,” said Me- lissa Harton, Marketing Manager for North America at Fedrigoni. To make semi-rigid Open & Close labels more similar to rigid plastic lids, Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives has developed a patent that allows the label to re- main open during use to facilitate the removal of the wet wipes from the flexible packaging. XSYS Introduces Flexo Solution Finder XSYS has launched Flexo Solution Finder, a new online tool that helps printers and platemakers find solutions to help them optimize production and in- crease Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) in the prepress department and in the press room. Tailored to each market segment, Flexo Solution Finder will reportedly guide users to the optimal printing plate or combination of plate, equipment, and surface screening software, from the compre- hensive XSYS portfolio. The tool guides users through a series of simple steps. First, they choose their active segment(s): flexible packaging, tag & label, corrugated pre-print or corrugated post-print, before identifying them- selves as a printer (with or without in-house plate- making) or as a repro house/trade shop. Once that has been established, the next step is to choose the ink type and then the substrate, before honing in on the specific area of concern, whether it is costs, print quality, productivity, or sustainabil- ity (including health & safety). Customers can find the answer to a plethora of problems, such as how to avoid plate swelling, ink filling and trail edge void; reduce press downtime or avoid waste caused by dirty highlight dots; min- imize complexity in the process overall; improve sustainability by eliminating solvents; lower ink and plate waste; improve productivity and efficiency.

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UPM Raflatac Offers Label Material To Fight Pollution UPM Raflatac is reportedly the first company in the world to invest in Ocean Bound Plastics (OBP) waste as label raw material in their new Ocean Ac- tion labels. The Ocean Action labels are made from ocean bound plastic using mass balance approach. Ocean bound plastic is abandoned plastic waste re- covered from areas up to 50km inland from water- ways, defined as “at risk of ending up in the ocean” by OBPCert. The new label material is made possi- ble by close collaboration with multiple partners in the product’s value chain. The world desperately needs more sustainable and commercially viable ways to recycle post-con- sumer plastic, according to the company. The Unit- ed Nations has recognized the need to recycle more post-consumer plastic and launched a new plastic pollution treaty in 2021. OBPCert has estimated that ocean bound plastic generates 80 percent of plastic marine litter. Today, only around 10 percent of plastic waste globally gets recycled, while the rest ends up at landfills, in incineration, and leakage to nature or oceans. One solution to this problem lies in creating markets for

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Syracuse Label, Macaran, W.N. Van Alstine Merge Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, Macaran Printed Products and W.N. Van Alstine, have an- nounced that their respective boards of directors have approved a merger agreement. The new business will be led by Nick Van Alstine (Macaran/Van Alstine) and Kathy Alaimo (Syracuse) operating as co-CEOs, with Tom Sargent as President. The merger brings together three label and pack- aging companies who share common cultures, common cause and common goals. The merger will create a new organization with three facilities, 165,000 square feet of manufactur- ing space, 175 full-time employee owners and $65 million in sales. It also brings together a C-suite leadership team with decades of experience in the industry. The team consists of: Kathy Alaimo – Co-CEO Nick Van Alstine – Co-CEO

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A critical aspect of the merger is the continued de- velopment and support of the Employee Stock Own- ership Plan (ESOP). The ESOP ownership structure was adopted by Syracuse Label & Surround Printing in 2007 and Macaran/Van Alstine in 2017. Customers will not see any changes to the day-to- day operations of Syracuse, Macaran or Van Alstine, said the companies. All sales, service and account- ing procedures and contacts will remain intact, and all divisions will continue to use their branded vi- sual identities and logos. In addition, effective December 31, 2022 both Kathy Alaimo and Nick Van Alstine will retire and assume roles as Co-Chairs of the Board of Direc- tors. Tom Sargent will assume the CEO position ef- fective January 1, 2023.

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the responsible sourcing, proper collection and management of the ocean bound plastic waste. After collecting and sorting the ocean bound plas- tic waste, HHI uses chemical recycling to convert the waste into pyrolysis oil. The pyrolysis oil is then used by SABIC to create high-quality PP plastic gran- ulates. After SABIC, the plastic granulates are used in the process in which the film manufacturer Taghleef Industries produces the label film that is used to pro- duce the final label material by UPM Raflatac. The plastic waste used in the value chain of mak- ing Ocean Action label material is certified under the Zero Plastics Oceans program, and the final la- bel material under ISCC PLUS. The label material is produced using sustain- able recycled feedstock, replacing the equivalent amount of virgin fossil resources used in the pro- duction process, using a mass balance approach, accounting for the amount of sustainable resources. These verify that the Ocean Action label material is traceable and sustainably sourced. Siegwerk Achieves Silver EcoVadis Medal Siegwerk, a global provider of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, has received the EcoVadis Silver Medal rating across all business units and regions. Siegwerk’s overall score is considered in the top 15 percent of companies in the manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings, printing ink and mastics industry. EcoVadis, with more than 90,000 rated companies in its network, is an independent provider of busi- ness sustainability ratings. The EcoVadis methodology is built on internation- al sustainability standards, including the Global Re- porting Initiative, the United Nations Global Com- pact and the ISO2600, covering 200 industries and more than 160 countries. The EcoVadis assessment notes a particular strength in Siegwerk’s environ- mental performance. This is driven from the compa- ny’s sustainability management systems, emissions reductions targets, and circular packaging solutions developed and sold in the market. The rating reflects the ambition Siegwerk sets in its 2025 sustainability initiative HorizonNOW. By 2025, seven targets are to be achieved, including carbon neutral scope 1 and 2 emissions and achiev- ing 75 percent of sales from products and services enabling circular packaging. HorizonNOW aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Asahi Asahi Photoproducts has appointed long-time Asahi customer and senior industry expert Gene Martin to represent the company and its products in the United States. Martin has been in the flexo- graphic industry for 40 years, the last 30 of which

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were with a major provider of flex- ographic services, where he rose from Graphics Division manager to plant manager.

As plant manager, a role in which he served for nine years, Martin and his team completely reinvented prepress at the company, moving to Asahi AWP CleanPrint plates. Martin has also served on the FTA board for six years as well as serving on the FTA Scholarship Committee from 2006 to 2019. As Asahi’s agent for the U.S. market, Martin will be working directly with Asahi customers in partner- ship with distributors in the United States to pro- vide value-added services to both Asahi’s distrib- utors and their customers. This includes providing color management best practices and procedures for all U.S. customers, working with potential cus- tomers to understand their current printing process and provide plate specifications to Asahi distrib- utors for print trials, and addressing all customer complaints and resolving any plate-related issues. Technicote Gene Martin

Technicote has appointed Ed Klene to the position of National Sales and Marketing Director. In this role he will continue his re- sponsibilities as marketing director developing and implementing mar- keting strategies, pricing and port- folio management. Now, he will also be responsible for leading the company’s North American field

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sales organization. Klene sits on the Technicote’s executive team collaborating with operations, sup- ply chain and technical teams. Klene has spent five years at Technicote leading the Marketing & Purchasing organizations. Prior to Technicote, he spent 16 years in brand and packag- ing management, leading consumer product goods marketing teams. Klene works at the corporate office in Miamis- burg, Ohio.

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BestBrightHalfHOUSEtwo.qxp_Layout 1 9/12/18 4:28 PM Page 1 Panelists include: Geert van Damme, Managing director, CERM; Christian Menegon, Global Busi- Day one of the conference is designed to explore some of the label and package printing industry’s key technologies and trends, including industry 4.0/ automation, and supply chain challenges. Among the session highlights is “What does an automated future look like?”, chaired by Steve Metcalf, Chief Marketing and IoT officer, Baldwin Technology, which will comprise a case study presentation fol- lowed by a discussion exploring how far automa- tion will change the industry, the Industry 4.0 pow- erhouse and the next generation of fully automated digital converting. Labelexpo Americas Unveils Educational Program The organizers of Labelexpo Americas 2022 have confirmed the details of their conference and learn- ing program for this year’s event. The three-day educational program comprises: six one-hour themed conference sessions taking place on 13 and 14 September, the first two days of the three-day show; plus two technical half-day Label Academy led master classes over days two and three of the show.

ness Development Manager, Labels & Packaging, HP Indigo; Rob Mayerson, President, Label Traxx; and Andrew M Boyd, President, Blue Label Packag- ing Company. Other Day one speakers include: TLMI president Linnea Keen, Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FI- NAT, and John Wynne, CEO, Fortis Solutions Group, who will open the conference with a joint over- view of the global label market; while Mike Ferrari, Founder, Ferrari Innovation Solutions, will chair a panel discussion on supply chain complexities. Day two is designed around future-proofing busi- nesses. Topics include mergers and acquisitions, the changing industry landscape, and diversification. Session highlights include “The changing market landscape” panel discussion chaired by Bob Cro- nin, Managing Partner, The Open Approach. This will examine how M&A is shaping the label and package printing industry, and how converters are adapting. Other Day two speakers include Bruce Hanson, CEO, AWT, who, together with Cronin, will precede this panel discussion with an opening session cov- ering M&A and staying competitive. The conference closes with a case study presentation and panel

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At the opening of the European Label Forum 2022 in Baveno, Italy, FINAT presented the winners of the #LABELicious competition 2022. This 3rd edi- tion of #LABELicious was intended to be a continu- ous opportunity to strengthen the relationship be- tween future talents for the label industry and the current active professionals in the field. During the conference, the theme of future work- force development was addressed at multiple occa- sions, concluding that the label and packaging sec- tor is a work environment that suits most, if not all, considerations of generations that enter the work- force in the near future. The brief of the 2022 edition, challenged young talents (between the age of 18 and 25) to design a label for the fictitious company HUMANDATE. The company name is a contraction of the words Hu- man and Mandate. The company uses the mandate given by people and planet to develop beautiful and relevant brands. Their new brand is Genergise, again a contraction of two words: Generation and Energise. Genergise aims to develop health and wellness products to make consumers aged over 60 feel like being under 30. In addition to the trophy for the overall winner, separate awards were announced for best perfor- mance in design, smart labeling and sustainability. The jury selected the following three winners from the nearly 100 completed registrations: Design : Gwen Calvo Suárez (Spain) Smart Labels : Jorge Casterad (Spain) Sustainability : Alessandro Tomaghelli (Italy) Jorge Casterad, was also announced as the overall winner. All three winners had the opportunity to attend the European Label Forum, before returning

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Asahi Photoproducts has appointed flexographic professional Emmanuel Mougenot as International Sales Manager, responsible for managing sales and distributor resources in Benelux, France, Spain, and other countries to be determined moving forward. Mougenot worked for ten years at TKM Group, a provider of doctor blades, culminating in his ap- pointment as Managing Director. He subsequently joined Dantex, a distributor of flexo plates and oth- er products, where he served as Sales Manager for seven years.

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discussion chaired by S-One LP’s VP of sales, Tom Hauenstein, on the topic “Opportunities beyond PS labels”, which delves into some of innovative ways the industry is diversifying. Panelists included Martin Leitner, Product Manager (Labels & Flexible Packaging) at Durst Group. The two in-depth master classes will cover digital embellishment on 14 September, and self-adhesive label materials on 15 September. The former fea- tures themed sessions including: inkjet coating and varnishing given by Filip Weymans, Vice President Marketing, digital solutions, Xeikon; special effect inks and coatings, given by Mohammad S Farahat PhD, Director of R&D, Novel Device Technolo- gy, Sun Chemical; digital foiling techniques, given by Michael Aumann, Director – Digital Embellish- ment Solutions, Kurz; digital embellishment and la- ser die-cutting, given by Virgilio Micale, Director of Labelexpo Program (Cont’d from Page 11)

Industry Events

Labelexpo Americas September 13-15, 2022 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL

FTA Fall Conference October 11-13, 2022 Covington, KY

TLMI Annual Meeting October 16-19, 2022 Scottsdale, AZ

TLMI Committee Meeting November 30-December 2, 2022 Orlando, FL

Sales, Cartes; an Ecoleaf case study from ACTEGA; digital embellishment and workflow given by Uffe Nielsen, CEO, GM; integrating digital embellishment into existing systems; and the design and branding perspective, given by Doris Brown-McNally, brands innovation lead North America, HP Graphic Arts. Topics covered in the self-adhesive label materials master class include: an introduction to the vari- ous materials in the marketplace, given by Andy Thomas-Emans, Strategic Director, Labelexpo Glob- al Series; release liner substrates, given by Bruce Ruppert, Manager of Product Development, UPM Raflatac; different adhesive types given by Valerie Alexis, Senior Applications Specialist, Henkel; pa- per and synthetic paper face materials given by Angel Harvey, Senior Product Manager - prime pa- per and VI, Avery Dennison; non-paper face ma- terials from 3M; identification and characteristics of self-adhesive materials from Mactac; new uses for label waste, given by Calvin Frost, Founder and Chairman, CEO Channeled Resources; and testing methods and procedures.

FTA Forum April 16-19, 2023 Hilton Columbus Downtown Columbus, Ohio

Labelexpo Europe September 11-14, 2023 Brussels Convention Center Brussels, Belgium

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