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FLEXO Magazine : April 2010
MONDAY,MAY3 SeSSionS SeSSionS FORUM WORKBOOK 23 Substrates 10:30am – 12:30pm A product’s value, brand identity, shelf appeal and convenience are all reflected in the quality of the graphic image. One of the critical components of graphic reproduction is the choice of substrate. In this session, speakers will provide insight and perspective that includes surface enhancements, print process components and control. Discussion will also focus on cost savings, productivity and overall process improvement. Chair: Richard Rosenberger, Solo Cup Company Co-chair: David Nunez, International Paper Company Slip-N-Slide During the summer, kids may enjoy a day of fun with their favorite water slides, but printers will still be worrying about a different slip and slide. To relieve the worry, this discussion will focus on the measurement and reporting of COF and Rub Resistance measurements, along with the impacts that substrates and coatings would have upon such measurements. James Ford, Color Resolutions International Game-Changing Surface Pre-Treatment Technology High performance package configurations and new flexo technologies continue to drive packaging into existing, as well as completely new markets. As new state-of-the-art technology is installed and with processing costs under pressure to enable flexography to ramp-up in 2011, surface pre-treatment technologies must become a key enabler relative to higher processing speed, wider widths, and requirements on inks and coatings to transfer and adhere to substrates at these speeds and widths. This presentation gives evidence of new flexible packaging print performance benefits using new atmospheric plasma treatment (APT) technology. Rory Wolf, Enercon Industries Corporation Trends in Coated Liners Print quality continues to become more demanding which requires double coated to achieve desired results and improved refining to get minimal print mottle. Light-weighting is still slow to happen, but many are talking about it. Integrated companies have no desire to push because this would be a major investment. Technology does exist to help with minimal washboarding on lither weight liners. Cooler corrugating produces better results, but has been driven by need to cut energy and starch costs. Steve Rote, M-real USA Corp. Photopolymer Plate Technology – What’s New and Exciting Increased graphic demands and reduced lead-times are becoming the norm in the flexo market. Printing plates are no exception and are a key component of the flexo process. This presentation will feature the latest in photopolymer plate technology along with some of the key features and benefits that will help the industry continue to grow and convert not- in-kind printing technologies. Bob Hannum, DuPont Packaging Graphics 2010Workbook_mech.indd 23 4/11/10 9:05 PM
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