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March 25, 2013
Flexo Market News
FINAT Announces Congress,
Competition Details
FINAT, the world-wide association for the self-adhe-
sive labels and related products, has announced the
entry and participation details of its annual interna-
tional labeling competition and the program of its
congress. On the occasion of its 55th birthday, FINAT
is joining forces with the German national label asso-
ciation VskE to host this European label industry’s an-
nual leadership congress. The congress will take
place in the Westin Grand Hotel in Munich, Germany
from June 12-15.
The organizing committee responsible for the prepa-
ration of this year’s conference program has chosen
Label Your Future
as the theme for the event.
To kick off the program, Horst Opaschowski pre-
sents an insight into the lifestyles and guiding princi-
ples of modern society in the 21st Century.
Werner Dornscheidt, fighting global food loss with
his initiative Save Food, will speak about the indus-
try’s responsibilities in developing and securing solu-
tions for sustainable food management.
Richard Pott will address the biodiversity crisis,
since habitat loss and climate change are causing the
sixth era of mass extinction.”
Following up on the outcome of the global L9 label
associations’ summit in Tokyo last year, Don Nolan of
Avery Dennison and Jussi Vanhanen of UPM Raflatac
will share their views on the label industry’s business
agenda for a sustainable future.
Helmut Schreiner will talk about the continuity of a
family-owned company through successful genera-
tion change. On behalf of VskE and FINAT, Robert
Mägerlein and Jules Lejeune will present updates on
the respective label markets. And in this Labelexpo
Europe year, Mike Fairley will lead a panel of printing
equipment experts who will assess the future of
printing technology in the labeling sector.
Closing keynote speaker Marc de Vos will present a
challenging perspective of the future once the global
crises and mega-trends that the world is facing at the
moment are in the past.
Mark Andy, Rotoflex Sign
New Distributor For Turkey
Focus Print Solution has recently signed on as the
new distributor and representative in Turkey for
Mark Andy narrow- and mid-web printing equipment
and Rotoflex finishing solutions. Based in Istanbul,
Focus Print Solution will provide sales, business de-
velopment, customized printing solutions, spare parts
and service support for existing and new clients in
the region.
Adheso-Graphics, Inc.
AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current tech-
nology flexo mounting tapes and backing systems for cor-
rugated plate mounting. Flexstik hard vinyl, FlexSoft,
bi.esse brand, Gold Series Thin tapes for sleeve and Nar-
row web plate mounting. Specialty tapes that cover the
vast thickness range requirements and specific adhesion
systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide
technical service and problem solving services for unique
customers & applications.
Advanced Prepress Graphics, Inc.
Flexo Plate making at it’s finest. All format’s available up to
42”
x 80”. Flexo artwork, Flexo films, and Flexo Plates.
Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.
A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate
processing systems and is a leading distributor of flexo-
graphic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imag-
ing systems and software specifically designed for
flexography.
Comexi Group Industries S.A.U.
The Comexi Group is a leading supplier of quality
flexographic C.I. presses for the flexible packaging industry
worldwide. We also provide solventless laminators,
slitter/rewinders and related peripheral equipment such as
automatic wash-up systems, solvent recovery systems, au-
tomatic roll unloaders, and plate cylinder/sleeve storage
systems.
Daetwyler Corp.
Specialized Doctor Blades for every printing and coating
application, including the One-Step, which eliminates or
greatly reduces UV spitting and the Soft Blade, designed to
significantly reduce score lines. New Stableflex, which
eliminates or greatly reduces chatter. MDC Flexo Consum-
able Products includes end seals, cleaning brushes, pro-
tective roll covers, filter/magnet systems, cylinder repair
kits, FOG ink remover and lint-free rags and more.
Daetwyler provides solutions to improve efficiency and pro-
ductivity from prepress to pressroom.
DuPont Packaging Graphics
DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier
of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional
formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates,
Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves,
mounting and finishing products. For more than 35 years,
beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate,
through to today’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has
been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing
industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has
been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print
performance, and environmental benefits.
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