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FLEXO Magazine : April 2010
FFTA 2010 Official Guide 16 53 A new decade, a new experience! INFO*FLEX 2010 brings more to the table than ever before, whether you are working a booth or walking the show floor. No other event exclusively brings key suppliers and buyers of flexographic products and services together in one place. And only FLEXO brings you this, FFTA’s Official INFO*FLEX Exhibit Guide, which contains a snapshot of all the companies touting their wares, as well as complete contact information, booth numbers and details about each company and the products/services on display May 3-4 in Las Vegas, NV. April 2010 VOLUME 35, NO. 4 in This issue FTA TODAY 8 publisher’s ink 20 Association News 52 Engaging ideas 10 Core principles WMU and FTA have been teaming up to help new and es- tablished flexographers master the basics. 12 process perfection David J. Lanska A recap of the March meeting of the FTA Great Lakes Group. 16 Good-bye, George A tribute to the numerous accomplishments of the late former FTA president George J. Parisi. 53 iNFO*FlEX 2009 The definitive guide to all the exhibitors who will be pres- ent on the INFO*FLEX show floor May 3-4 at Paris Las Vegas. iNDUSTrY iNDiCATOrS 26 pressing issues 22 Beverages, Untapped A FINAT study touts the growth potential of the beverage market for self-adhesive labels. 24 positive procurement A new study reveals positive potential for purchases of packaging. TECHNOlOGiES & TECHNiQUES 28 Direct Engraving Paul Zeinert Advances in laser-engraved plates is bringing flexography to new heights. 32 Environmental Footprint Calculator Heather Barrett A new tool helps flexographers determine the lowest possible footprint for their platemaking process. plANTS & prOCESSES 38 innovative, Timely, Fair Robert Moran Thinking Lean, staying on the cutting edge, and being family- oriented—these are just some of the keys to the success of FTA member Admiral Packaging, Providence, RI. 46 label Specialist Robert Moran & Jay Kaible When automated in-line packag- ing is the trade, nobody does it better than Cris Ray Printing. FLEXO® M ag azine (ISSN-1051-7324) is published mo nthly by the Foundation of Fle xogr aphic Te chni cal Ass ociation. Ad dr ess all co r re spo nde nce t o FLEXO® M aga zine, 900 Ma rco ni Avenue, Ro nkonko ma, NY 11779-7212. Telepho ne: 631-737-6020. Fa x: 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 2010 WOrKbOOK sTArTing On PAgE 101 2010 2010 May 2–5 | The Paris Las Vegas | Las Vegas, Nevada Chair: Jean Engelke| Vice-Chair: Mark Coffman, Dixie Graphics Forum Workbook www.flexography.org FLXApril10_mech.indd 6 4/11/10 9:28 PM
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