FTA 2013 Fall Conference Set to Shatter Records

Fifty Exhibitors, 300 Attendees Expected at “Got Data? Now What?” Sept. 6, 2013—Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) 2013 Fall Conference is set to shatter records. Attendance will reach an all-time high. An already expanded exhibit floor has sold out twice and will feature a record fifty exhibitors. With five weeks to go, the theme “Got Data? […]

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Flexo Wash LLC Names New Leadership Team

LOUISVILLE, KY—Flexo Wash, LLC has announced the appointment of new leadership. Ryan Potter assumed the role of vice president of sales, with Patrick Potter serving as vice president of operations. Mike Potter will continue to serve as president and chief executive officer, while assuming the role of chairman of the board. Promoted from within, Ryan […]

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ARC International Names Cassano Technical Service Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC—ARC International recently welcomed Tom Cassano as its technical service manager. Cassano, a 25-year veteran of the flexographic industry, comes to the company with a strong manufacturing and technical background in anilox roll technology, expertise in printing plate imaging and production, as well as print quality process improvement and troubleshooting. He is active in […]

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FTA Issues Call for Abstracts for 2014 Forum

Proposals Accepted Online Through Sept. 20 Aug. 28, 2013—Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has issued a call for abstracts inviting experts, innovators, thought leaders, and other flexographic professionals to submit proposals to present at its 2014 Annual Forum. Next year’s event, chaired by Pepper Stokes, Robbie Fantastic Flexibles and Jessica Harkins, Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., will […]

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Domino Launches Digital Printing Solutions Microsite

GURNEE, IL—Domino Amjet recently introduced a microsite specifically for digital printing solutions. This new microsite dominodigitalprinting.com has been created to focus on products, videos and case studies from Domino’s new and exciting breadth of innovative technology that include the Domino N600i digital color label press, Domino K600i UV ink jet printer, Domino Bitjet solvent-based ink […]

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New HD Flexo Doctor Blade

CHARLOTTE, NC—FLXON Inc. reports the North American launch of MFLEX PLUS-HD, a new higher performing doctor blade introduced by SWEDEV AB, the Sweden-based steel technology firm responsible for developing the highly regarded SWEDCUT brand of precision doctor blades. According to FLXON spokesperson, Ryan Sharkey, this blade achieves tight metering on all anilox line counts allowing […]

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ALTANA Acquires Specialty Coatings Business From Henkel

WESEL, Germany—The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the specialty coatings business of Henkel. Products are sold under the brand names MiraFoil and Miracure and are mainly supplied to the packaging industry in North America. The business generated sales of around $15 million in 2012. Within the ALTANA group the business will be integrated into […]

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BASF Introduces Water-Based Emulsion for Metallic Inks

WYANDOTTE, MI—BASF has introduced Joncryl 2136-A, a low foaming, low gassing emulsion for brilliant metallic inks that are viscosity stable and resist hard settling. Joncryl2136-A enables the formulation of stable bronze and aluminum water-based printing inks with excellent printability and good resolubility. The film forming attributes of the polymer contributes adhesion and mar resistance properties […]

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DuPont Targets Brand Managers With Flexo Quality Campaign

WILMINGTON, DE—DuPont Packaging Graphics is taking a new approach and reaching a broader audience to raise awareness about its new DuPont Cyrel Performance Plates for flexible package printing. The new plates are specifically designed to deliver stronger shelf impact, vibrant colors and global brand consistency to benefit brand managers representing consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies […]

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The Provident Group Acquires Custom Flex, LLC

BRYAN, OH—The Provident Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., has acquired Custom Flex, a leading manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions for the printing industry. The acquisition is part of The Provident Group’s ongoing effort to provide continuous improvement in its product offering of doctor blades, end […]

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