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Phoenix Challenge Foundation Golf
Tournament Set for Aug. 24 in Monroe, NC
CHARLOTTE, NC—The date for the highly anticipated Phoenix Challenge Foundation
(PCF) fundraiser golf tournament has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 24 . Participants will get to
play at the beautiful Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe, NC (just outside Charlotte).
The PCF Golf Tournament is the principal fundraiser for the foundation which supports
graphic arts and flexography. This fundraising effort is specifically designed to support graphic
arts students in their pursuit of higher education through program competitions and scholar-
ships, and in turn provide an experienced employment base for the future of printing.
PCF is seeking support through team signups and a range of exclusive sponsorships: Platinum,
gold and silver levels, single hole sponsorships and several other categories are available.
Major event sponsors return every year, renewing their commitment to providing scholar-
ships and building a strong workforce for tomorrow. One hundred percent of all proceeds go
directly to supporting flexography through college, vocational and high school scholarship
competitions and programs.
Colors & Effects Pigments Brand
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany & SOUTHFIELD, MI—BASF announced the launch of its
Colors & Effects brand, bundling BASF’s global pigments business. The new brand encompass-
es BASF’s distinct colorants and effect pigments portfolio, and serves customers across five key
industries, including printing, coatings, plastics, cosmetics and
BASF organized its global pigments business in an industry
approach and established teams concentrated solely on the
coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture mar-
kets. This is the first time the company has created dedicated
global pigment teams for the agriculture and cosmetics
industries. The company operates 13 pigment production sites in China, France, Germany,
Korea, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.S .
Expansion of Canadian Facility
ST LOUIS, MO—To further strengthen the company’s position as a global leader in offline
finishing solutions, Rotoflex recently moved its Canadian regional facility to a larger, new
12,000 sq. ft. building near Toronto. The expanded capacity brings a dedicated in house show-
room for live machine demonstrations and technology center for increased on site engineering
development and service.
Kevin Gourlay, vice president of Rotoflex, said: “It has been an exciting year for Rotoflex.
We saw a 34 percent increase of sales, launched a trio of new products into the market (HSI,
Vericut3 and Security Series), and grew our headcount in sales, engineering, technical support
and aftermarket service. This new facility was a necessary expansion to provide more local
resources to the team based in the Toronto area.”
Rotoflex has a rich history which began in 1973 with the production of rotary tooling and later,
converting equipment for the label printing industry. In December, 2008 Rotoflex Internation-
al was acquired by Mark Andy Inc. and is today a critical component of Mark Andy’s Total
Solutions Partner strategy.
to Acquire Robbie
MONTREAL, Canada—FTA member
Transcontinental Inc., after acquiring Capri
Packaging in 2014 and Ultra Flex Packaging
Corp. last year, has announced the acquisi-
tion of Robbie Manufacturing, a supplier of
flexible packaging based in Lenexa, KS. Ac-
cording to TC, Robbie generated $50 million
in annual revenues for the most recent fiscal
year and has more than 175 employees.
TC President François Olivier said the acqui-
sition is key to his company’s furthering of
its flexible packaging division, allowing it to
enter new areas and creating synergies with
“It’s a privilege for Robbie Manufacturing
and the entire team to join the ranks of TC
Transcontinental, a solid, well established
family controlled corporation led by sea-
soned leaders and driven by a vision for the
future,” noted Robbie’s Co Founder and CEO
Irv Robinson. “ TC Transcontinental’s vast
entrepreneurial experience will undoubtedly
help Robbie Manufacturing grow and re-
main a supplier of choice for its customers.”
Flint Group Confirms
Acquisition of American
Inks and Coatings
PLYMOUTH, MI—Flint Group has con-
firmed the acquisition of American Inks and
Coatings (AIC), based in Pine Bluff, AK, as
part of its long range strategy to grow in key
packaging segments around the world.
“ The investment in AIC leaves Flint Group
very well positioned to support the dynamic
growth witnessed in the global packaging
market and aligns us even closer to custom-
ers situated in the important North Ameri-
can packaging and converting market,” said
Antoine Fady, CEO, Flint Group.
Michael Mosley, president of American
Inks and Coatings, said, “We have built an
organization with relentless customer focus;
the expansive infrastructure that Flint Group
provides will strengthen that focus through
extended people and innovation resources.”
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