FTA members can participate in a variety of committees which provide the opportunity to get involved and have your voices heard. These groups are key for the organization to be able to respond to the needs of the flexo industry. For more information contact Jay Kaible.
I have been an FTA member for 27 years and have had the privilege of serving on several committees and the Board of Directors. I have met countless professionals who have helped me along the way and who are now friends. Participation in FTA is critical for any successful individual involved in flexography.”—Peter Mulheran, President Eaglewood Technologies LLC/Sani-Blast LLC
Develops and administers the FTA Excellence in Flexography competition policy, including rules and regulations, selection of judges and judge qualifications and judging procedure.
FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances) Committee
Develops updates to the FIRST book.
Flexographic Quality Consortium (FQC)
Investigates selected printing variables in order to further develop reproducible process concepts that will allow for measurable advancements in flexographic printing technology. Actively participates in the global graphic standards committees and associations in researching and representing the flexographic printing process and FIRST.
FLEXO Editorial Advisory Board
Reviews the editorial calendar developed by the magazine staff for content, appropriate industry coverage, and potential resources; assists in reviewing articles for technical accuracy and commercialism.
Generates the technical program for the Annual Forum for a given year, with emphasis on current and new technologies; enforces the Forum “non-commercialism” policy.
Advises, evaluates and implements plans to promote FTA membership to the various direct and indirect participants in the flexographic printing industry. Reviews and recommends programs to retain current members.
Project Evaluation Committee
Evaluates requests for funding of the purchase of machinery or equipment, and/or the funding of research from educational institutions and from other entities proposing projects that will benefit the flexographic printing industry.
Develops rules and regulations for the granting of scholarships. Reviews applications per established guidelines based on academic standing, financial need and extracurricular activities.
Supplier Leadership Council
Develops programs to help advance the association and network with members.
Encourages and promotes participation in the worldwide movement to achieve economic, social and environmental success of the graphic communications industry through sustainable printing practices. Provides input into sustainability products and events, regulatory issues and awards programs.
Technical Innovation Awards Committee
Develops rules, regulations and the process for judging significant technical achievements in the flexographic industry.