Katherine Harper has been elected to FTA’s Flexo Hall of Fame in recognition of her life, career and ever-present commitment to education. Here’s a look at what she did and what several esteemed members of the industry remember about her work and her friendship.
SPARTA, MI–With more than 179,000 sq ft of total space and a production area of 105,000 sq ft, tesa tape’s two-year renovation/expansion project at its first manufacturing site outside Europe–now 40+-years old,–is now complete. A Grand Opening ceremony was staged, Sept. 28, with local tesa employees and representatives from headquarters in Germany, as well as … Continued
ST LOUIS—Six of the print industry’s leading technology companies have united under a new platform of Barry Wehmiller, bringing together engineering, innovation, and research teams to unleash a new generation of solutions for the print, packaging, and converting industries. Forming the new division are: Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), Baldwin Technology Co., Winkler + Dünnebier … Continued
DUBLIN–Smurfit Kappa, and WestRock have signed a definitive agreement to create Smurfit WestRock, a global leader in sustainable packaging. Combination will enhance Smurfit Kappa and WestRock’s existing offerings by creating the global “Go-To” packaging partner of choice and bringing together: Smurfit Kappa’s industry leading operational execution and innovation as a European leader in corrugated and … Continued
CHICAGO–Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), a global leader in prime label solutions, providing innovative and sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most recognizable brands, appointed Hassan H. Rmaile as president and CEO in early September. Rmaile comes to MCC, a long-time, multi-site FTA member, from Avery Dennison, where he most recently served as the president of … Continued
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI–Glenroy Inc., a leading converter and printer of sustainable flexible packaging, has announced the acquisition of the cutting-edge Windmoller & Holscher 10-color MIRAFLEX II printing press, a significant step toward enhancing print quality and customer satisfaction. “At Glenroy, we are continually searching for ways to elevate our performance and exceed our customers’ expectations,” … Continued
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI—Enercon Industries is nearing completion of construction on a a new headquarters in nearby Germantown, WI. The build will meet the demands of its growing customer base. When complete, it will create additional manufacturing capacity, enhances customer support offerings, and enable innovative product development. Opening at the site that previously housed Enercon’s Technical … Continued
ATLANTA–Pamarco is pleased to announce the appointment of Colby Edwards as technical sales representative for the Southeast. He will have responsibility for Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Edwards brings with him expansive technical knowledge, having served in a technical sales role for a leading supplier to the printing and packaging industry. As a leading supplier … Continued
LONDON— Hamillroad Software, maker of Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening, announced a new partnership with Asahi Photoproducts, a leading pioneer in the development of photopolymer flexo printing plates. The partnership is set to satisfy growing global demand from brand owners, trade shops, printers and converters for a more environmentally friendly water-wash plate making process that delivers … Continued
Data modeling shows the outlook for flexography in label work is reasonable. Volume will increase globally at a CAGR of 3.3 percent through 2028, equating to production output of better than 50 billion sq. ft.