The ninth annual Phoenix Challenge College Competition will be held on March 5 during the Flexographic Technical Association's annual Forum and INFO*FLEX in Fort Worth, Texas.
There may not be leafy quads to toss a Frisbee or shoe-box sized dorm rooms, but Flexo University, Anderson & Vreeland's latest educational initiative, is an online resource for package printers and converters to maintain their education in all aspects of the flexo process.
During FTA INFO*FLEX 2016, Sun Chemical will show how its inks, coatings and HD plate technology can produce packaging that pops off the shelf while enhancing pressroom efficiency by coming to color faster at higher press speeds.
New digital label presses highlighted the event and made it clear that digital printing is going to be a seminal technology in package and label printing. But despite 2015 being the year of the digital label press, technological innovations abounded across all packaging segments and print methods, spanning presses, finishing equipment and just about every other pressroom function converters need to consider.
Press speeds and throughput are essential pieces of information when selecting a press that will meet a converter’s efficiency needs. But with so many other factors playing a role in flexo printing, steps one can take in improving efficiency extend beyond the press itself.
Southern Coating & Nameplate of North Little Rock, Arkansas, has specialized in industrial label printing for decades. A new Durst Tau 330 digital press will help the company expand into new markets and applications.
Globalization is making a lasting impact on the package printing industry. The upcoming FTA Forum will address these issues with a "Flexo International" session.
Label Impressions, a California-based label and flexible packaging printer, has expanded its manufacturing space and added two new Nilpeter presses to its operation, including a 17˝ FB-4200 servo press.
Dion Label Printing, a label converter based in Westfield, Massachusetts, has installed a second servo converting press from MPS, providing greater capacity and diversity in its product offerings.
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Harlingen won the 2015 award for Technical Innovation at the prestigious EFTA-Benelux Flexographic awards, which took place recently in Antwerp, Belgium.