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FLEXO Magazine : Golden Anniversary Commemorative Journal
1980 Newspaper flexo was a common discussuion point in the 1980s. Italian publications dove into the process deeply and continued to break new ground. 1981 1981-FFTA announces "Productivity" is the theme for Forum. Four basic sessions are outlined: Productivity: a Return on Invested Effort; Productivity Through Automation; Narrow- Web, Wide-Web and Corrugated Productivity; Management for Productivity. Harold Fernau is Forum chairman. FT A is appointed to act as trustee for Mark Andrews Sr. Scholarship Fund. It is to support one or more students who are pursuing a career in the graphic arts and more specifi- cally, narrow-web flexography. FTA joins AICC, FBA and TAPPI for a unique seminar titled, "Flexography: The Path to Better Graphics on Board" in Chicago, 11. George Jamison of Schiffenhaus Packaging Corp. chairs the November event. 1982 1982-Joseph Dooley pens an article that gets everyone talking: "Comparison of Flexo and Gravure Costs Shows Many Advantages for Flexography." It appears on page 56 of April's Flexographic TechnicalJournal. The conclusion: "Line copy eco- nomics favor flexo in all cases up to 1 million impressions; Þ process economics favor flexo greatly for short runs and that advantage holds up to 1 million impressions. Costs of narrow web are 60 percent that of gravure. On wide web, total cost is 27 percent that of gravure. FTA/FFTA makes two major announcements. Planning is underway for the 25th Anniversary Forum, set for April 17-21, 1983 and expected to attract 1,000. Also, Clemson University and Central Piedmont Community College have initiated cooperative efforts to bring flexography into the classroom. Both schools have joined the FT A network. Continuing Education Workshops are planned. 1982-FTA reorganizes Government Regulations Committee to broaden its scope and improve its effective- ness. Committee is composed of printers and suppliers. It begins issuing a series of Regulatory Updates. Among them: air pollution, water pollution, hazardous wastes, toxicity, health and safety... FTA announces the launch of its third Equipment Survey. þ t- rl THE 19805 " " TABLE-TOP TO IN FO*FLEX FFTA staged a One-Day Trade Fair, preceding the formal segment of the 24th Annual Meeting and Technical Forum. The fair was open during registra- tion hours from 7:30 - 11:00 p.m. Exhibitors were limited to a single table-no more than 6 ft. long and 30-inches wide. Materials eligible for distribution had to be of technical and educational nature, not com- mercial. The event, evolved into INFO*FLEX and still proves a powerful drawing card 26 years later. Initial event comes in 1982. r " '" " r '" \.. '" r \... r ""'" '" r " r " \... r \... \.. [ ] \... ../ FTA announced plans for regional seminars for the cor- rugated industry for the coming year. The idea: decentralize major meetings and bring them closer to major industrial areas, eliminating the need for overnight hotel accommo- dations. Seminars are scheduled for Los Angeles, Boston, Montréal, Chicago and Philadelphia. FTA 50th Anniversary Journal 57
Flexo Sustainable Spring 2008