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FLEXO Magazine : February 2011
Industry Indicators “ We’re thrilled with the big uptick in sales and customer adoption we had in 2010, which further validate that the EFI Radius solution is addressing the unique, specific needs of the label and packaging markets,” said David Taylor, general manager of EFI Radius. “ We’re happy to welcome Topflight Corp. and The Robinette Company to our grow- ing customer base, and look forward to working with them to make their Radius implementations successful.” EFI Radius is a ERP software plat- form designed to enable end-to-end, integrated business process manage- ment from order inquiry to cash receipt for label, flexible packaging, convert- ing and folding carton businesses. EFI Radius offers a high degree of flexibility to manage the unique requirements of printing and packaging companies to help them optimize and automate their sales estimating; production planning, scheduling; materials management; shop floor data collection; job cost- ing; time and attendance. It also offers comprehensive and intuitive reporting and business intelligence capabilities. For more information, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117 . Brookfield Engineering Presents: The ABC’s of Viscosity Measurement MIDDLEBORO, MA — Brookfield, the world standard for viscosity measure- ment and control, offers two hands-on courses that equip users of Brookfield instruments with the knowledge to get the most out of their viscosity test meth- ods. These one-day training sessions are presented in easy-to-understand terms that give attendees the working know-how to verify and improve upon the data required for meaningful R&D and successful QC testing. The courses are offered at Brook- field’s headquarters and in major metropolitan areas across the United States. Arrangements can be made to conduct courses at customers’ facilities, where content can be adapted to their specific product applications. PRACTICAL COURSE ON VISCOS- ITY MEASUREMENTS provides at- tendees with the tools and concepts they need to make the most precise viscosity measurements possible. The course is designed to benefit all operators from beginner to advanced. Participants are encouraged to bring product samples for testing where hands-on time is provided in a relaxed laboratory environment. APPLIED COURSE ON VISCOSITY TEST METHODS is designed for the intermediate to advanced Brookfield Instrumentation user in R&D, Analytical, and Process Engineering functions. Fo- cusing on test methods and techniques, it will review and discuss how Brookfield rotational viscometers and rheometers can be used to provide meaningful product analysis. The course takes you beyond pass/fail criteria, to an under- standing of how to apply viscometric data as a problem solving and product performance/processing tool. Visit www.brookfieldengineering.com/ services/educational-programs today or call 800.628.8139 or 508.946.6200 for course information and registration. FLEXcon Signs Agreement to Purchase Graphics division of Arlon, Inc. SPENCER, MA — FLEXcon, a lead- ing manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire the business assets of the Graphics Division of Arlon, Inc. of Santa Ana, CA, to form a company to be named Arlon Graphics, LLC, a new, wholly-owned subsidiary of FLEXcon. This strategic move will strengthen FLEXcon’s market leadership position by expanding its product portfolio in advertising and pro- motional products, as well as extending its sales channel and global market presence. The new Arlon Graphics, LLC will extend offers of employment to the executives and employees. When the acquisition is complete, FLEXcon will have the option to purchase Arlon Engineered Coated Products and Arlon SignTech Ltd. of San Antonio, Texas, fol- lowing necessary due diligence. “F LE Xcon is attracted to the Graphics Division of Arlon, Inc. for its comple- mentary product lines and its skilled, dedicated workforce,” said Neil Mc- Donough, president and CEO, FLEXcon. “ T he synergies between the two compa- nies are ideal. Both manufacturers are dedicated to delivering quality products and unbeatable customer service. This move will further strengthen FLEXcon’s www.flexography.org february 2011 FLEXO 29 Quality, consistency and efficiency in a pressroom translates into lower production costs. And no company is more committed to helping you achieve these goals with unprecedented results than Harper. So much so, we devote an entire division to the cause. Call 800-438-3111 to get started and receive a copy of our “Seven Element Flexo” free. We’retalkingsavings. To learn more, call 704.588.3371 or Toll Free at 800.438.3111 Graphicsolutions DiVision harpE riM a GE.coM Americas • Europe • Asia ©2011 FLX_Feb11_mech.indd 29 2/16/11 8:50 AM
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