FTA Emerging Leaders Committee Member Thomas Koester Talks Experiences as a Young Flexographer, Career Path, Advice for Millennials

Even as a young flexographer, Emerging Leaders Committee member Thomas Koester has a wealth of industry experience under his belt. A graduate of Clemson University, he received the 2017 FFTA Rossini North America Flexographic Research Scholarship for his research on varying repeat lengths. From there, he joined All Printing Resources Inc (APR), training for six … Continued

Flexographic M&A Drivers: Achieving Growth Through Consolidation

It seems that every week we are waking up to news of yet another merger or acquisition within the packaging industry. Over the course of 2018, we saw a wide variety of transactions ranging from the occasional blockbuster, such as Amcor’s long-rumored acquisition of Bemis, to the far more frequent product line tuck-in, such as … Continued

Grafikontrol Celebrates Growth in 2016

MILAN, Italy—Grafikontrol has been a leader in the graphics sector for more than 40 years, always distinguishing itself by its commitment to the development of industrial control systems. All around the world in the publishing and converting markets, the company has seen a significant increase in turnover year over year, above all in the converting and packaging … Continued

Printpack Leading Charge to Durable, Large Format Bags

ATLANTA, GA—Multiwall paper bags have been a staple in the packaging of large bulk dry goods for decades and are certainly an improvement over their predecessor, the burlap sack. However, this format remains riddled with issues including tearing, breakage and infestation, causing limitations on outdoor storage. Brand owners and retailers are losing valuable product due … Continued