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FLEXO Magazine : Golden Anniversary Commemorative Journal
THE 19705 1978 "Flexography as a printing process is entering a new and exciting age, where it will no longer be consid- ered mediocre in its reproduction capability...ln another five to 10 years, flexography will be merging with some of the better elements of other printing processes, and a whole new era of flexographic printing will occur. Some of these developments have already begun." -Darrell Dochstader, FFTA Forum Chairman, 1979 1978-Flexographic TechnicalJoumal profiles the dedication of FFTA Hq. building in Huntington Station NY. Remarks of Warren Taylor, president, appear in print. 1978-FFTA launches Memorial Scholarship Fund. First Scholarship is to be awarded in honor of Bruce W. Gibson. Monies will be used to assist students in pursuing careers in the graphic arts. FlexographicTechnicalJoumal (now known as FLEXO) re- ported FTA membership to have reached an all-time high of 720 locations. Control Technique Guidelines (CTG) recognize that the development of Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for the flexographic industry present serious prob- lems due to the high cost and limited effectiveness of emis- sion control equipment for individual plants; and the lack of availability of low solvent, water-based and high solids ink technologies for most plastic packaging films. 1979 1979-FFTA Plate Conference takes place March 7-8, Carillon Hotel, Miami Beach, FL. FLEXO reports that the American Newspaper Publishers' Association Research Institute is building a series of prototype flexo press decks. The Printing Industries of America! Graphic Arts Technical Foundation salutes FTA on their Golden Anniversary We value FTA as a trusted partner: · National Environmental Health and Safety Conference · Continuous Improvement Conference · Color Management Conference · Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Best wishes for another 50 years of technical leadership for the flexographic industry.
Flexo Sustainable Spring 2008