Garrett Taylor Appointed to US and Canada Sales Director at SOMA

LANSKROUN, Czech Republic—SOMA, producer of flexographic printing presses, slitters/rewinders and laminators, has strengthened its presence in the US, announcing the appointment of Garrett Taylor as its US and Canada sales director. The addition of Garrett Taylor together with SOMA USA LLC establishment is an important part of SOMA’s concrete, long-term strategic plan to build the … Continued

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

Grand Opening for New Printpack Facility in Rhinelander, WI

RHINELANDER, WI—Printpack, a member of the local business community for more than 25 years, is holding a grand opening for its new Rhinelander manufacturing facility on Monday, Aug. 11. The event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony and public tours of the new plant. The new plant is part of Printpack’s aggressive reinvestment strategy to improve … Continued

“Managing Pressroom Efficiencies” Session Makes Debut on FTA’s 2014 Forum Agenda

March 19, 2014—On Sunday, April 27 the “Managing Your Pressroom Efficiencies” session will make its debut on a Forum agenda. The two-hour session, chaired by Ron Henderson, Clopay Plastic Products and Randy Green, Printpack, will share best practices and techniques for Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in the pressroom Ideal for flexographic printers, prepress providers and … Continued

Printpack Technology Scores Visual Knockout

ATLANTA, GA—Printpack is revolutionizing thermochromic ink applications by creating technologies that can be applied to flexible labels and by expanding its color changing capabilities. “Thermochromic inks are excellent at grabbing a consumer’s attention and differentiating a brand,” said Mark Brogan, director of technology and innovation at Printpack. “When paired with a clever bit of creativity, … Continued