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FLEXO Magazine : November 2012
than 60 firms, with the heaviest concentrations being in these states: Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, New York and Missouri. Some 7 percent of those members say they are first and foremost carton converters, while the other 3 percent delve into the area or related trades, like cup and plate printing, on a semi-regular basis. Of all known U.S.-based carton convert- ers, estimates indicate that 14-15 percent are FTA members. Among the largest, according to PPC, are PaperWorks Industries, Rock Tenn, Cascades Boxboard and AGI Shore- wood. Other familiar names, at times associated with FTA, include Huhtamaki, Koch Industries or Georgia Pacific and Zumbiel Packaging. Award-winning work, recognized in recent years with Excellence in Flexography Awards singling out both degree of difficulty and level of execution, was turned in by International Paper Co., Amway, Ellis Packaging Group, Multi Packing Solu- tions, Tetra Pak and Master Packaging, Inc. BUSINESS DRIVERS Food and beverage packaging requirements are respon- sible for the greatest market share, having represented 50 percent of box demand in the U.S. in 2011, Freedonia reports. PPC, for its part, observes that most paper based packaging is used for consumer staples. "Fifty-six percent of all paperboard packaging is destined for such food product segments as beverages and dairy products, candy and confections, dry foods including cereals, and frozen foods like meats and vegetables. The balance ser- vices these vital industries: pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products, soaps and household maintenance products, toys, sporting goods and most of the items found in grocery or club stores," PPC says. Printed paperboard packaging, was first produced in carton form in 1839---some 173 years ago, according to PPC. One attribute it's been boasting of for generations and generations---sustainability. "Paperboard packaging, unlike fossil-fuel based plastic packaging, is made from a renew- able resource, is recyclable and the best choice for the www.flexography.org NOVEMBER 2012 FLEXO 23