MeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn Merger to Be Named WestRock Company

NORCROSS, GA—WestRock Company has been announced by MeadWestvaco Corp. and Rock-Tenn Co. as the name for the new company when the two packaging leaders complete their previously announced combination. WestRock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WRK. “WestRock draws on the strongest elements from each of our legacy names,” said […]

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FTA Launches Newly Enhanced Online Store

BOHEMIA, NY – May 21, 2015 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), the world’s leading trade organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the flexographic industry, today announced that it has launched a completely redesigned online store. Consumers can access the E-commerce site from FTA’s main website or via direct URL, The upgraded marketplace features FTA’s […]

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Phoenix Challenge College Competition Names 2015 Winners

NASHVILLE, TN—On May 2, 53 students from nine different colleges across the U.S. made music to the ears of judges at the Eighth Annual Phoenix Challenge College Competition. Each team showcased problem solving skills and knowledge of graphic arts and flexography, presenting months long projects in professional business presentations to a host of seven judges. […]

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Erhardt+Leimer, Advanced Vision Technology Announce Strategic Partnership

AUGSBURG, Germany & HOD-HASHARON, Israel—Erhardt+Leimer, a leader in system solutions and process control equipment to web based industries and AVT (Advanced Vision Technology), a leader in print inspection, print process control and quality assurance, have announced their intention to form an alliance that will broaden product portfolios and strengthen services for customers of both companies, including end users […]

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Forum 2015 Bests Records, Hits Perfect Harmony With Topics, Trends and Technologies

BOHEMIA, NY – May 19, 2015 – Heralded as the best Forum ever, Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) 2015 annual conference drew historic crowds at the four-day event, May 3-6 at the Omni Nashville in Nashville, TN. Attendance records were shattered as nearly 2,000 conference-goers, made up of printer/converters, print buyers, designers, brand management firms, prepress […]

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INFO*FLEX Reports More Than 200 Booths Sold for 2016, Sees Record-Breaking Numbers

BOHEMIA, NY – May 19, 2015 – Setting historical highs, shattering every record in its 33 year history, Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) INFO*FLEX 2015 drew nearly 2,000 flexographers to its aisles on May 4-5 in Nashville, TN. Spiking attendance by nearly 10 percent, the event also expanded its show floor by 10 percent with a […]

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FTA Member Bemis Company Takes Silver in 2015 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

WILMINGTON, DE—The 2015 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation will be remembered as the year of design as 77 percent of the winners are being honored for design excellence in enhancing the users’ experience. Canada based IPL, Inc., earned the Diamond Award, the program’s highest honor, for SkinnyPack Technology. This mono material package marries flexible and […]

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Domino Sees N610i’s First U.K. Installation at MPS Bristol

BRISTOL, U.K.—The first U.K. installation of Domino’s innovative N610i 7-color UV digital ink jet label press has taken place at Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) Bristol, an award winning supplier of self adhesive labels to a wide range of markets. The installation is the result of a major investment program at the site. Andy Walter, managing […]

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Yves Lafontaine Appointed Sales Agent at Maan Engineering

RAALTE, Netherlands—Beginning May 1, Yves Lafontaine started as exclusive sales agent for Maan Engineering Raalte in the North America region. Lafontaine will focus particularly on the label industry and will introduce the inlinerless module in North America. This innovation experienced a successful launch in the Netherlands. The promotion of this technology in Europe and North America […]

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Bobst Group to Acquire 65 Percent Share of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L.

FLORENCE, Italy—Bobst Group and the owner of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L., an Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid web printing presses, have signed an agreement by which Bobst Group acquires 65 percent of GIDUE, with the option to purchase the remaining shares. Federico d’Annunzio, the owner of Nuova GIDUE, will remain in the company as CEO and shareholder. […]

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