FTA Releases Newest Edition of Industry Best Seller, FIRST 5.0

BOHEMIA, NY – October 20, 2014 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) today announced the release of the newly updated FIRST 5.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances). With advances in nearly every component of the flexographic printing process, revisions to the industry’s primary reference guide were essential. The extensive update was orchestrated by FTA’s FIRST Committee […]

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Esko Names Rory Marsoun VP, Flexo Business Development

MIAMISBURG, OH—Esko announces that Rory Marsoun has been promoted as VP flexo business development. In his new role, Marsoun will determine the direction of the flexo business in North America, acting as a liaison with the company’s product development staff in Germany. He will also be involved with strategic and marketing direction and supporting the North […]

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GMG Integrates GMG OpenColor, GMG ColorProof With DIC COLORCLOUD

TUEBINGEN, Germany—GMG GmbH & Co KG announces that DIC COLORCLOUD will be integrated with its award-winning GMG OpenColor and GMG ColorProof platforms. GMG OpenColor was developed to facilitate high quality spot color based proofing dedicated for packaging applications. It precisely predicts spot to process overprints and saves costs by reducing the number of press fingerprints or […]

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Archroma to Acquire BASF Textile Chemical Business

REINACH, Switzerland—Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals for the textile, paper and emulsions sectors and a portfolio company of U.S. based private investment firm SK Capital Partners, announced that they have entered an agreement to acquire the global textile chemicals business of BASF. The business being acquired delivers products and technologies across the entire […]

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BASF Names Gerry Podesta Senior Vice President

CHARLOTTE, NC—BASF has announced the appointment of Gerry Podesta as the senior vice president for the dispersions and pigments business in North America effective Nov. 1. Podesta succeeds Derek Fairclough, who will lead BASF’s Environmental, Health, Safety & Security organization, also effective Nov. 1. Most recently, Podesta served as the senior vice president for BASF’s […]

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Nilpeter Welcomes Brian Vincent as Vice President of Operations

CINCINNATI, OH—Brian Vincent has joined Nilpeter USA Inc. as its vice president of operations. Vincent will be responsible for all manufacturing functions, the Technical Development & Engineering Group, Purchasing and IT in Cincinnati. Vincent comes from R.A. Jones, a company designing and building complex packaging machinery solutions for the consumer goods, food and beverage market. In […]

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3M Flexo Symposium Discusses Efficiencies, Proper Processes

ST. PAUL, MN—Roughly 50 flexographers and industry members attended 3M’s Flexo Symposium on July 16, held at the company’s Innovation Center in St. Paul, MN. Jamie Eggleston from 3M and Ellen Farrell from DuPont began with an overview of flexographic printing, showing how far the process has come since its inception. Eggleston then went into […]

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FTA Announces Forum 2015 Theme, Venue, Chairs

BOHEMIA, NY – Oct. 9, 2014 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), producers of the flexographic printing industry’s main event—FTA’s Annual Forum— today announced “Hitting the Perfect Harmony” as the official theme of the conference. More than two thousand of the industry’s thought-leaders representing every segment of the flexographic supply chain are expected to attend the […]

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Comexi Group Names Jeroen van der Meer New Managing Director

GIRONA, Spain—Comexi Group announces the appointment of Jeroen van der Meer as its new managing director. He has more than 15 years of experience in flexible packaging and machine engineering. He will be responsible for leading the company’s worldwide growth, which complies with the corporate strategic plan of the group by providing high added value solutions […]

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Trinity Graphic Promotes Ron Carbone, Annmarie Gigliotti; Hires Martin Hage

SARASOTA, FL—Trinity Graphic has appointed its former production manager, Ron Carbone, as the new director of manufacturing and production. Former prepress supervisor Annmarie Gigliotti, has been promoted to director of prepress operations. And new hire Martin Hage recently joined the company as a wide format quality assurance manager. A provider of high quality wide format […]

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