September 9, 2013
Flexo Market News
FTA Issues Call For Abstracts
For 2014 Forum
Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has is-
sued a call for abstracts inviting experts, innovators,
thought leaders, and other flexographic profession-
als to submit proposals to present at its 2014 Annu-
al Forum. Next year’s event, chaired by Pepper
Stokes, Robbie Fantastic Flexibles and Jessica
Harkins, Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., will be held
April 27-30 at the Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, Mary-
submission is September 20.
The program will explore 11 educational tracks: Ex-
panded Gamut; Pressroom Efficiencies; Flexography
101; Flexography102; Emerging Markets; Myth-
busters; Refining the Process; Corrugated; Flexible
Packaging; Tag & Label; and FIRST (Flexographic
Image Reproduction Specifications &Tolerances).
Flint Group Awards
Flint Group has again awarded a German scholar-
ship at the Print Media University in Stuttgart. Under
this promotional pro-
gram, capable appren-
tices are supported and
honored. In addition to
any particular success-
es achieved at a school
or university, special
value is also placed on
high social commit-
ment; therefore, each
German scholarship is
jointly financed by the
German government as
well as a company. Dur-
ing a ceremony at the
Print Media University, Dr. Erich Frank, Head of Tech-
nology Management and Regulatory Affairs at Flint
Group, presented the scholarship certificate to
In other news, Flint Group will participate at
ProFlex in Stuttgart, September 10-11 at the Stuttgart
Media University. Flint will be located at stand #22.
The main focus of Flint Group Flexographic Prod-
ucts’ presentation will be the technology for producing
flat top dots and surface screening, nyloflex
exposure technology is said to be applicable for all dig-
ital flexographic printing plates and can be easily im-
plemented into the existing digital workflow.
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
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
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.
Flexo Market News
Dr. Erich Frank of Flint
Group presents the schol-
arship to Matthias Rieth.