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FLEXO Magazine : November 2011
november 2011 VOLUME 36, NO. 11 In This Issue SAFeTY & QUALITY ConTroL Shelf appeal...communications... sustainability... safety regulations... reasonable cost constraints—when establishing barriers that prevent migration of packaging materials to food and other consumables, it comes down to good package design and best manufacturing processes. Flexographers are advised to insist on no compromises when setting ink, coating and direct/indirect and incidental contact classifications. Today’s low-migration flexographic inks are proving critical in the campaign. InDUSTrY InDICATorS 8 Growth opportunities for Folding Cartons Sales will soon top $100 billion. 10 Label Demand nears $20 billion Building brand identity in competitive market is critical. 14 Flexible Packaging: versatile & Innovative. Forecast: $15 billion growth over next 5 years. 17 Pressing Issues The people, products, services, facilities and strategic partnerships making late-breaking news. FTA ToDAY 22 Attendee’s Accolades FTA’s Fall Conference: “Packed with relevant information.” 25 FTA remembers Hall of Famer Henry F. Salmaggi, 1923-2011 FLEXO® Magazine (ISSN-1051-7324) is published monthly by the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association. Address all correspondence to FLEXO® Magazine, 3929 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 9, Bohemia, NY 11716-1074. Telephone: 631-737-6020. Fax: 631-737-6813. Copyright ©2011. 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 Bohemia, NY 11716, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FLEXO® Magazine, 3929 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 9, Bohemia, NY 11716-1074, 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. THE FUTURE IS ROUND Copyright © 2011 DuPont. All rights reserved. The DuPont Oval, DuPontTM, The miracles of scienceTM and Cyrel® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates. DuPont Packaging Graphics “Advancing Flexography” www.cyrel.com/na Until now, if you wanted the superior print quality and high press speed of continuous-print flexo sleeves, you had to accept the long lead times associated with custom-made products manufactured in Europe. Faced with a fast turnaround project? Your options were limited. Not anymore. DuPont is opening its first North American manufacturing site for Cyrel® round sleeves. Finally, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of Cyrel® round sleeves—gravure-like image quality, near-perfect register, improved tonal range, excellent ink laydown, high press speed and more— all with improved lead times. Whether you’re interested in solvent-process continuous print blanks or our new Cyrel® FAST round system, your choice has never been clearer. And, the results have never been faster. At DuPont Packaging Graphics, we create print technologies—innovations that move the flexographic industry forward. DPG-Rev Round AD-FLEXO.indd 1 5/23/11 7:57 AM FTA HeAdquArTers & FLeXO ediTOriAL, AdverTising, subscriber services 3920 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 9 Bohemia, NY 11716-1074 Phone: 631-737-6020 Fax: 631-737-6813 PubLisHer robert Moran, ext. 17 firstname.lastname@example.org direcTOr OF business deveLOPMenT Jay Kaible, ext. 20 email@example.com educATiOn direcTOr Joe Tuccitto Phone: 651-319-5003 firstname.lastname@example.org grAPHic/Web designer Katie dubois email@example.com INDUSTRY INDICATORS High-Growth Opportunities for Folding Cartons Demand for Higher-Quality Graphics & Smaller Packs Boosts Consumption Converter salesof cartonboardare setto grow4.4 percent annuallythrough 2016andwill top$100bil- lion. ThatwordcomesfromPiraInternational, which forecastsAsiatoshowthestrongestgrowthat 6.5percent annually.Analystssay,production growth continuesto aver- age approximately2.5percentannually, asit hassince 2005. Asialeadstheway,withAmericaandEurope followingclose behind. Thosethree entitiesaccount for 97percent of global volume ofroughly43 million tons($78billion in 2010), Atend-userlevel, thehighestgrowthsectorsinpercent- age termswillbespirits, health care,confectionery, tobacco, hardware andchilledfood.Lowestgrowthwilloccurinpet food,softdrinks, savorysnacksandbakedproducts.Pira CARTON CAPACITY KEEPS GROWING • Convertersalesto top$100 billioninnear future. • Productiongrowthaverages2.5 percentannually. • Asia,America andEuropeaccount for90 percent of world volume. • Developing countriesto see annual growthapproxi- mate8percent. • iProducts accountfor 25,000 tonsofcartonboard sincethe 2001launchofthe iPod. 8 FLEXO NOVEMBER 2011 www.flexography.org TOP 10 FOLDING CARTON MARKET SEGMENTS IN DUST RY INDICATORS FLEXIBLE PACKAGINGFACTOIDS • Market standsat $58billion. Will riseto $73billion in 2016. • Volumestogrow by4.5tonsin 5years. • Foodgenerates75percentofpackaging require- ments. • Asialeadsworldinmarketshare. Flexible Packaging Market is Versatile & Innovative Forecast: $15 billion Growth Over Next 5 Years Pira Internationalisnowvaluingtheworldwideflexible packaging marketat$58.3billionand forecastinga surgeto $71.3billion by2016.Growthamountsto 4.1 percent annuallyforeach of the next fiveyears.Keyfindings of itsstudy,“TheFutureofGlobalFlexiblePackagingto2016,” creditthese resultsto migration fromcansandbottlestothe smallerandlessdensefilmicformat.Tonnageforthe global consumerflexiblepackaging marketstandsat 18.1 millionin 2011and willreach22.5 milliontonsby2016. Expecthigher-barrierplastics--suchasBOPET,EVOHand PA--toshow thehighestgrowthratesovertheperiod,accord- ingtoPiraanalysts.Flexiblepackagingbenefitsfroma wider rangeofnewproductsbeingdeveloped by brand ownersinan increasinglycompetitiveconsumer marketplace.Barrierflexible packaging willcontinuetogrow inimportanceas majorretail chainsdemandgreaterproductprotectionandlongershelflife. AdamPage,head researcher, explains, “Brand owners valueflexible packagingforitsversatility,comparativelow costandpotentialforinnovation. Itisalso alighter-weight packformat,a keyattributegiven thegrowingimportance being attached tocarbon footprint analysisand the environ- mental impact of packaging.” Flexiblepackaging hasreachedmarket maturityin the developednationsofNorthAmericaandWesternEurope. There,future growth willbemodest.However, Piraexpects flexiblepackaging toseestrongergrowthindeveloping coun- tries.Asiaisthelargestregionalmarketwith 29.1percentof globalmarketvolumein2011.Asia isalsothe fastest-growing marketfor consumerflexiblepackaging. Theforecast calls foraverageannual growth of 7.9percent in eachofthenext fiveyears,bringingitsshareofworldwideconsumptionto 55.percent.India and Chinaarethe fastest-growing national marketsforconsumerflexible packaging according toPira, Together, theyaccountfor44percent of world flexible pack- agingconsumptiongrowthduringtheforecastperiod. Food accountsforalmostthree-quartersofglobalcon- sumerflexible packaging marketsand consumption in 2011. Meat,fishandpoultryisthelargestfood sectorforflexible packaging, followed byconfectioneryandbaked goods.n Editor’sNote: TheFuture of Global Flexible Packagingto 2016is available nowfor £3,750.Formore information, please contact Stephen Hillat +44(0) 1372802025,or Stephen.hill@ pira-international.com 14 FLEXO NOVEMBER 2011 www.flexography.org FTA TODAY Attendees’ Accolades FTA’s Fall Conference: “Packed with Relative Information” FTAput“ColorInFocus” beforeanaudienceofnearly 300flexographers, Oct.10-12,2011,asit stageditsan- nualFallConference.The assemblyconsistedlargely ofprinters;but suppliers,prepresstechnicians,consumer product companies,educators, and studentswere repre- sented aswell. Co-chaired byMarkMazur, DuPont PackagingGraphics andDanCollins,BerryPlastics;theevent wasstaged at the MarriottUnion Station, St.Louis,MO;wherethe34confer- encesponsorswhomanned the tabletopexhibits, and 14 featuredspeakers ,kepttheconversationand networking continuous. • Attendance recordswereshattered! • Presenterswerelaudedfortheirattentiontodetail. • Capacitycrowdsfilledtherooms. CONFERENCE & CONCEPTS • Networking Experience =34Exhibitors&Sponsors, 14FeaturedSpeakers,296Delegates. • Theme = “ColorinFocus.” • Attendees’ Assessment = “Great Content &Excellent Take-Aways.” • Message =“PackagingDevelopment isaProcess-- from Sourcingto Destination.” • Printersexpressedexcitement.Suppliersvoiced praise. Exhibitorsproclaimedsatisfaction. CPCs creditedthought-provoking insights. Educators returnedto the classroom readytoshare new-found knowledge. A near c apac ity c rowd l is tened atten tivel y. 22 FLEXO NOVEMBER 2011 www.flexography.org FLX_November11.indd 3 11/8/11 3:46 PM