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FLEXO Magazine : February 2009
study: Foil-Decorated Paper is Recyclable The Foil Stamping and Embossing Association (FSEA), Topeka, KS, recently published a new study that confirms the recyclability and repulpability of foil-deco- rated paper and board. Pira International, Surrey, UK, a third party research firm, was commissioned by the FSEA to conduct the study and produce the findings, which have been compiled in a 14-page study. Along with the findings, the study de- scribes the pulping and screening meth- ods used in the research, and provides a complete analysis of the reporting results from the testing methods. The study vali- dates the recyclability of paper products decorated by both the traditional hot stamp and new cold foil processes. In ad- dition, the study finds that neither hot nor cold foil-decorated products would give rise to problems found in other decorating stat Check: www.FLEXOmaCJ.com FLEXO JANUARY 2009 ISSUE Total # Views: 49,689 Avg. # Pages Per Visit: 36 Avg. Time on Site: 13+ min. Visitors Represented 59 Countries TOP 5 COUNTRIES U.S. Canada Australia U.K. Germany TOP 5 CITIES Chicago Sydney Atlanta New York Wilmington (DE) INDUSTRY INDICATORS processes that may render the decorated paper products unsuitable for recycling. A detailed report on the findings will appear in FLEXQ's March issue. The complete copy of the study is available for distribution. To obtain a copy or to receive further information, contact the Foil Stamping 8( Embossing Association at (785) 271-5816 or e-mail j email@example.com. PrintinCJ Industries of America Forms Center for TechnoloCJY and Research As part of the transition from PIA/GATF to Printing Industries of America, the GA TF has been renamed the Center for Technology and Research. For more than 50 years, GATF provided the printing in- dustry with professional, unbiased, third- party testing and information and will continue to do so through this Center. "We are re-branding the technology and research arm of Printing Industries of America to eliminate confusion in the marketplace. We want our members to think of the Center for Technology and Research as their one resource for in- formation on cutting-edge technology, research, and consulting services," said Michael Makin, president and CEO. A&V Teams with Leader EnCJineerinCJ Leader Engineering Fabrication Inc. and Anderson 8( Vreeland Inc. have recently formed a marketing alliance to promote the benefits of computer-controlled auto- matic mounting. A8(V will act as Leader's agent concerning mounting opportunities within its network of customers. Charles Leader, present of Leader Engineering Fabrication, stated, "One of the persons that aided me in starting Leader was Howard Vreeland, Sr. Leader Engineering Fabrication has had a long and trusted re- lationship with Anderson 8( Vreeland. I see this marketing agent relationship as yet an- other chapter in our joint success." "The Leader Vision System Mounter and Digital Analyzer is not just a mounter but a quality control device as well," noted Thomas Gavin, CEO of A8(V. "The Leader solution provides precise mounts in less time and with almost no human interac- tion on a consistent basis. It works!" www.flexography.org Calmar Prepares for New Leadership Ralph Marshall, president and founder of Colmar Inks is pleased to announce that he has purchased all the outstanding shares of Colmar Corp. The transfer of ownership to Marshall also represents a time of new direction in Colmar's management team. In late 2008, he welcomed Brian Mackay to the organization as vice president flexo and gravure. Neil Marshall, Ralph's son, is Colmar's vice president of sales. GETTING PERSONNEL Anderson B( Vreeland- Darin Lyon was named vice president and general manager. In his new position, Lyon will be responsible for all sales, customer service and marketing, purchasing, warehousing, technical service and training throughout North America. He brings 21 years of sales management and flexographic printing experience to his position. He has been with A8(V since 1994. BCM Inks-Scott Miller has signed on as sales/technical director. Miller was previously Matthews International's Graphics Division techni- cal manager. He has more than 20 years' graphics experience. Madem-Jim Coddington is the new vice president/chief operating officer of U.S. operations. He has near- ly 30 years of cross-functional leadership in the printing and converting sectors. He will head up all U.S. companies of Madern, including Evers and Xynatech. Toray Plastics (America) Inc.-Richard Schloesser has been appointed chief executive officer, effective immediately. He is the first American to achieve the company's highest-ranking position. Schloesser most recently served the com- pany as president and COO and will retain the title of president. He is now in charge of total management of the company. 2009 - FEBRUARY FLEXO
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