CCL Label DES to Expand in Clinton, SC

COLUMBIA, SC—A world leader in the development of label and specialty packaging solutions for global producers of consumer brands is expanding its manufacturing operations in Laurens County. CCL Industries, Inc. is investing $30 million to expand its label division—CCL Label DES—in Clinton, SC. The $30 million investment is expected to create 98 new jobs over the next […]

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Allstein Announces New Paperboard Press

STEINHAGEN, Germany—Allstein, a German manufacturer of customized central impression (CI) flexographic presses, has recently introduced a new CI press specifically for paperboard and folding carton applications. According to Kurt Flathmann, North American sales manager, “This is not simply the traditional film press with larger idler rolls that is currently available from suppliers. Rather, it is […]

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Mark Snyder Harper Corporation of America

Mark Snyder Joins Harper Corporation of America as Southeast Technical Graphics Advisor

CHARLOTTE, NC—Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America is excited to welcome Mark Snyder to its dedicated team of technical representatives. He will be representing Harper in the Southeastern states and ensuring that customers have continued access to the company’s high quality anilox products and services. Snyder brings with him more than 23 years of […]

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Rob Tolland Anderson & Vreeland

Rob Tolland, Margaret Thurston Promoted at Anderson & Vreeland

BRYAN, OH—The appointment of Rob Tolland as product specialist for AVantage, the complete line of liquid photopolymer resins manufactured by Anderson & Vreeland for flexographic printing, was announced by Randy Reynolds, AVantage business development manager for Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. In his new position, Tolland will be responsible for sales and support of AVantage liquid […]

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INFO*FLEX 2015 Increases Show Hours

BOHEMIA, NY – Dec. 19, 2014 –Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), producers of INFO*FLEX, North America’s only event in 2015 dedicated to the package printing and converting marketplace, today announced it has increased the show’s operating hours, affording additional opportunities for attendees and exhibitors to network. The event will take place May 4 and 5 at […]

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Alan Poole FLXON

Alan Poole Joins FLXON as Area Business Development Manager in Northeast

CHARLOTTE, NC—FLXON Inc., the Charlotte, NC based provider of premium SWEDCUT brand doctor blades for the printing industry, appointed Alan Poole as its new area business development manager for the Northeast U.S., Quebec, and Ontario Regions. Poole joins FLXON with previous experience as a sales representative for a premium printer. “FLXON is a quality provider […]

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Entries Sought for FTA’s 2015 Technical Innovation Awards

BOHEMIA, NY – December 12, 2014 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), today announced it is accepting entries for its global awards program recognizing organizations and individuals for innovative technologies, processes and services that are accelerating and transforming the flexographic print process. Submissions are open now through Feb. 13, 2015. Winners will be recognized in front […]

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Anderson & Vreeland Celebrates FIRST Employee Certification Milestone

BRYAN, OH—Anderson & Vreeland, leading manufacturer and distributor of flexographic plate processing equipment and materials, has made a big leap forward in advancing flexo printing education by requiring FIRST certification of its employees. FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances) is the Flexographic Technical Association’s training and certification program designed to provide members of the […]

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Esko Innovation Center

Esko Launches Expanded Innovation Center With More Equipment, Staff

MIAMISBURG, OH—Esko has celebrated its renovated Esko Innovation Center in Miamisburg, OH with an open house attended by local township officials and the Esko North America leadership team. Esko North America moved to its current site in Miamisburg in June 2010, to handle the requirements for a staff of approximately 260 in North America and […]

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Peter Giannandrea Obituary

Peter Giannandrea, Lifelong Flexographer & FTA Volunteer, Dead at 66

Peter Giannandrea, a dedicated servant to the flexographic community who spent several decades employed in its ranks, died Dec. 5. He was 66. A diligent supporter of FTA’s endeavors, Peter was a judge at numerous Excellence in Flexography Awards competitions, in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001. In a 2002 edition of FLEXO Magazine, he summed up his […]

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