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FLEXO Magazine : March 2010
EB Inks: Laying Down Added Value Sustainability Study Zahn Cup Basics Anilox Sleeves MARCH 2010 Flip This Issue for a Full Forum Brochure 14 36 While often treated as a commodity, inks and coatings are a core aspect of the printed product. When wasted, they result in lost profits. When improperly measured or controlled, they result in waste and downtime. This issue is dedicated to the proper understanding of ink and ink metering system components. In addition, this issue contains the third and final version of FFTA's Official Forum 2010 Brochure, starting from the back page. MARCH 2010 VOLUME 35, NO. 3 In This Issue FTA TODAY 6 Publisher's Ink 42 Association News 44 Monteleone Receives 2009 Schaeffer Award Printing Industries of America recognizes FTA environmental guru Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D. INDUSTRY INDICATORS 18 Pressing Issues 8 Packaging Inks, Coatings & Additives Freedonia Group has released a new report citing flexographic inks as the leading ink type for packaging. 10 The New Era of Sustainable Print PRIMIR investigates the mean- ing of going green. 12 Outlook for Flexible Packaging A new report from PMMI indi- cates steady growth. 14 Sippin' on Growth The beverage packaging segment is poised for positive gains, according to PMMI. TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES BEGINNER FLEXOGRAPHER 20 Zahn Cup 101 David Stokes When checking viscosity manu- ally, it is important to follow the proper procedures. 22 Printing and Finishing as Added Value Jose Soler EB-cured inks and coatings offer benefits in quality, sustainability, and cost effectiveness. 26 It's Just an End Seal David Southall Don't let its small size and low price tag fool you---misuse or misunderstanding can lead to downtime, waste and profit loss. 30 Understanding Your Anilox Sleeve Different perspectives on clean- ing, care and handling. 36 Preparation and Communication for Profitability Mike Huey Organization and efficiency are key to making money. 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. Telephone: 631-737-6020. Fax: 631-737-6813. Copyright ©2010. 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 offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FLEXO® Magazine, 900 Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212, USA. Printed in USA. Publications Mail Sales Agreement No. 1558153. FLEXO® Magazine is the official journal of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association, devoted to education, technical and research support to advance flexographic 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR Christian R. Bonawandt, ext. 31 email@example.com DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Jay Kaible, ext. 20 firstname.lastname@example.org EDUCATION DIRECTOR Joe Tuccitto Phone: 651-319-5003 email@example.com GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGNER Katie Dubois firstname.lastname@example.org FULL FORUM BROCHURE AT BACK May 2--5 | The Paris Las Vegas | Las Vegas, Nevada Chair: Jean Engelke | Vice-Chair: Mark Coffman, Dixie Graphics Experience the flexographic industry's PREMIUM educational & netwo FFTA Annual Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition www.flexography.org
Sustainable Winter 2010