The Next Generation of Flexographers Glimpse the Industry’s Future at Forum 2019

Forum 2019‘s “FQC: Research Is the Key to a Successful Flexo Future,” co-chaired by Jason Cagle, MacDermid Graphics Solutions and Jean Engelke, FFTA Board chair-elect, spotlighted research projects completed by a handful of students, as well as a Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC) project report and, for the first time, featured the Phoenix Challenge College Competition … Continued

KYMC Says Key to Success is Building Supply Chain Partnerships

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Kuen Yuh Machinery Company Ltd (KYMC), which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018, is one of Asia’s most respected manufacturers of roll-to-roll technology for the printing and converting markets. With a product portfolio that spans rotogravure, inline, central impression (CI) and stack flexo presses, as well as slitting/rewinding, plate mounting, and coating and laminating … 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

Dow’s 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation Honors FTA Members Among 29 Technologies & Processes

The Dow Chemical Co recently announced the winners of its 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation, honoring 29 innovations from a collection of companies that includes several FTA members. Recognizing the packaging industry’s top achievements in designs, materials, technologies and processes, the awards are judged by an independent panel of international experts working across industry … Continued