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FLEXO Magazine : Golden Anniversary Commemorative Journal
2003 2003-NEHS Conference is held March 23-25 in Louisville, KY. Also, on March 30, the FFTA/FVTC Process Color Seminar kicks off. FFTA sponsors five-part series: Package Buyers and Retailers Raise their Voices in Unison and speak to the mem- bership. First up CMM, followed by three Voice of Customer Workshops-including a webinar. Wrap-up is set for Forum (May 4), where Ken Lowden presents "10 Great Ideas to Serve Packaging Customers Needs Through Flexography." FLEXO/ FTA Printer Capital Expenditure Survey finds 95 percent of respondents plan to purchase anilox rolls; 52 percent, plate cylinders; 47 percent, presses; 32 percent, doctor blades; 32 percent, web-inspection systems in 2003.The magazine also continues its successful CEO Summit series with an entry on ink metering systems. Finally, FFTA announces FIRST, 3rd Edition will hit streets Nov. 13-the date coincides with the staging of the organization's FIRST Conference, set for The Chaparral Suites, Scottsdale, AZ. 2004 2004-FTA announces the creation of its Technical Advancement Council (TAC). It is chaired by Jean Jackson and is charged with overseeing and assisting in long-term planning for the FIRST Committee, Research and Technical Committee (FQC), Certification and Skills Committee and Emerging Technology Committee. THE 20005 In-Plant Environmental Self-Assessment for Flexographic Printers was developed in conjunction with PNEAC. The American Society of Association Executives places it on the 2003 Honor Roll for Associations Advance America. FTA's Environmental Newsletter is renamed EHS Direct to reflect the increasing emphasis on health and safety issues. FFTA and TLMI bring technology into focus at first joint Technical Conference themed "Science of Science Fiction." The event is Sept. 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, 11. FTA polls its members. The questions: What have flex- ography's biggest challenges been? How have you/are you worked/working to overcome them? Topping the list of con- cerns reported out in December: speed and efficiency, qual- ity of print, standards and specifications, process controls, consistency and repeatability. Positive progress was noted through introduction of automated inking and wash-up sys- tems, gearless press technology and digital imaging. FTA/OSHA Alliance is renewed with ergonomics being the main focus. EHS Direct is now sent electronically, reaching more members than ever before.
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