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FLEXO Magazine : June 2009
JUNE 2009 VOLUME 34, NO. 6 In This Issue This month’s FLEXO deals with extremes—extreme ends of the substrate gauge spectrum, that is. Namely cartons and tissue/towel/napkin materials. It all starts with a study on coatings for carton board, followed by a comparison of benefi ts for using central impression and in-line platforms for board stock. Next up: two unique features profi ling the advances of printed tissue, including both folded and rolled products. And, of course, if you weren’t among the 1,200 fl exographers who made it to Orlando, FL for FFTA Forum 2009, be sure to check out FLEXO’s complete recap of events. FTA HEADQUARTERS & FLEXO EDITORIAL, ADVERTISING, SUBSCRIBER SERVICES 900 Marconi Avenue Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212 Phone: 631-737-6020 Fax: 631-737-6813 PUBLISHER Robert Moran, ext. 17 rmoran@fl exography.org EDITOR Christian R. Bonawandt, ext. 31 cbonawandt@fl exography.org DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Jay Kaible, ext. 20 jkaible@fl exography.org TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Bill Pope Phone: 585-267-5434 bpope@fl exography.org EDUCATION DIRECTOR Joe Tuccitto Phone: 651-319-5003 jtuccitto@fl exography.org GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGNER Katie Dubois kdubois@fl exography.org 20 36 60 The New Black FTA TODAY 4 Pub Ink 9 Association News 66 Engaging Ideas 36 Destination: Future FFTA Forum 2009 attracted 1,200 fl exographers to Lake Buena Vista, FL on with intentions of innovating, educating and communicating. A complete recap of the event and its breakout sessions follows: Flexo ‘Round the World Session Prepress Session 38 40 Emerging Trends Session 42 Flexo 101 Session Substrates Session FQC Session Inks Session 44 46 47 48 FIRST: Faster & Better Session Sustainability Session INFO*FLEX Exhibition Education Initiatives at Forum 2009 49 50 52 54 INDUSTRY INDICATORS 12 Pressing Issues 14 21st DuPont Packaging Awards CARTONS FLEXIBLE PACKAGING in Printed Film 16 Functional and Barrier Coatings A new study by Pira International examines the market for specifi c types of coatings for folding carton applications. TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES CARTONS 18 In-line vs. Central Impression Advocates for both sides offer their perspectives on the advantages of the different press confi gurations. TISSUE/TOWEL David M. Root 20 Extending the Challenge The paper towel market has not always advanced as quickly as its packaging brethren… but this is about to change. FLEXO® Magazine (ISSN-1051-7324) is published monthly by the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association. Address all correspondence to FLEXO® Magazine, 900 Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212, USA. Printed in USA. Publications Mail Sales Agreement No. 1558153. FLEXO® 26 Residual Solvents Burton Todd In part three of this series on gas chromatography, the author reviews manual and automatic headspace sampling systems. PLANTS & PROCESSES P’S & Q’S 30 Printing FIRST by FIRST Christian R. Bonawandt A conversation with FTA members who volunteered to produce the print samples that mail with every copy of FIRST 4.0. 34 A Quality We Roger Bostdorff Take For Granted! Listen up! There’s something you may not be doing that can help make you a better salesman. NAPKIN Cal Poly topped the second annual Phoenix Challenge College Competition. 22 Trends and Opportunities Steve Leibin With market volumes shrinking, color-printed napkins are becoming a hot value-added segment, which new technologies are helping make very profi table for fl exo printers. Magazine, 900 Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212. Telephone: 631-737-6020. Fax: 631-737-6813. Copyright ©2009. All rights reserved. Subscriptions: 1 year: $55 U.S./$76 foreign; 2 years: $92 U.S./$125 foreign; 3 years: $125 U.S./$170 foreign. Single copies: $7 U.S./$10 foreign. Periodicals postage rates paid at Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, and at additional mailing offi ces. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FLEXO® Magazine is the offi cial journal of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association, devoted to education, technical and research support to advance fl exographic technology. Acceptance of advertising in FLEXO® Magazine does not imply endorsement of the product or service by the FFTA. Opinions expressed in bylined articles are not necessarily those of the FFTA.
Sustainable Spring 2009