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FLEXO Magazine : April 2014
APRIL2014Showtime!4Essent i a l, Exc i t i ng D ays i nBa l t i more Official Exhibit Guide A EXCLUS I VE www .fl ex og r a phy . o r g April27–30|HiltonBaltimoreandtheBaltimoreConventionCenter|Balti m ore, M D Cha ir: P epper S tokes, R obbieFantasticFlexibles Co - cha ir:Jessica H arkins H arrell, A nderson &V reeland,Inc. 2014Forum& I NFO*FLEXWorkbook APRIL 2014 VOLUME 39, NO. 4 In This Issue Let’s talk growth: Since last year, U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) grew in the neighborhood of 2.5 percent. Retail sales during the holiday season were up 2.7 percent. Median household incomes rose nationwide. Now, let’s talk growth: INFO*FLEX 2014 has 13 percent more booth spaces filled. The number of companies occupying those booths has also grown by 13 percent. And the number of attendees walking the halls of the Baltimore Convention Center is up 6 percent. In short, there’s more to see and more who will see it. This issue’s INFO*FLEX Exhibit Guide and Workbook, then, will be all the more vital for those heading to Maryland this month. FTA TODAY 39 Official INFO*FLEX Exhibit Guide Only in FLEXO®, your guide to the most anticipated industry event of the year. With more than 1,700 visitors in attendance, 262 booth units, product demonstrations, networking opportunities and more. 105 Forum/INFO*FLEX 2014 Workbook Busting myths, streamlining efficiencies, expanding gamuts, tapping emerging markets—the diversity of topics on the bill for this year’s Forum is matched only by its thoroughness. Utilize the workbook to make the most of your time in Baltimore. INDUSTRY INDICATORS 12 Pressing Issues Smithers Pira’s corrugated forecast, Matthews and Schawk merge, TC Transcontinental buys Capri Packaging and Jeffrey Clarke is named Kodak’s CEO PLANTS & PROCESSES 26 Increase ROI With OEE Vorne Industries OEE, or Overall Equipment Effectiveness, measures how a shop’s unproductive time is spent and creates a clear picture of where its process can be optimized. TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES 22 The Perfect Laminate? Frank Passarelli Extrusion coating is usable in various food and non food applications, offers a wide range of web widths and works at a high speed. ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: 8 Publisher ’s Ink 8 Central Impressions 16 Members & Maneuvers 129 Classifieds 132 Ad Index 134 Web Watch FLEXO® Magazine (ISSN-1051-7324) is published monthly by the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association. Address all correspondence to FLEXO® Magazine, 3920 Veterans Memorial Hwy Ste 9 Bohemia NY 11716-1074. Telephone: 631-737-6020. Fax: 631-737-6813. Copyright ©2014. 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, 3920 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. FTA HEADQUARTERS & FLEXO® EDITORIAL, ADVERTISING, SUBSCRIBER SERVICES 3920 Veterans Memorial Hwy Ste 9 Bohemia NY 11716-1074 Phone: 631-737-6020 Fax: 631-737-6813 PUBLISHER Robert Moran, ext. 17 firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR Brad Pareso, ext. 31 email@example.com DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Jay Kaible, ext. 20 firstname.lastname@example.org CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER Katie Dubois email@example.com EDUCATION DIRECTOR Joe Tuccitto firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Mark Cisternino, ext. 25 email@example.com IND USTR Y IN DIC ATOR S Boomin’ Boxes Corrugated Packaging Demand to Hit $176 Billion by 2019 In2013,theglobalcorrugatedmarket was worthmore than$140billionand amountedtosome90millionmetric tonsoffinishedproduct.Bytheendof2019after riding a4 percentannualgrowthrate,bothofthosenumberswillhave risen,to$176billionand 115millionmetrictons, accordingto a newmarket reportfromSmithersPira. TheFutureofCorrugatedBoardPackagingto2019gives an overviewofthe stateofthecorrugatedboardindustryat SECTORSTOWATCH •Fresh produce •Electricalgoods • Food packaging •Smartphones 12 FLEXO APRIL 2014 www.flexography.org PRESSING ISSUES PLANTS & PROCESS ES In c r ease ROI With OEE Collect Data, Analyze Measurements, Improve Productivity Inanindustrywhereminimizingwasteandgettingthemost fromeverydollarspentarekeyfactorstoachievingprofit- ability,theideaofOverallEquipmentEffectiveness(OEE) isanintriguingone.AsdescribedinVorneIndustriesInc.’s TheFastGuidetoOEE,theprocess“trulyreducescomplex productionproblemsinto[a]simple,intuitivepresentation ofinformation”that“helpsyousystematicallyimproveyour processwitheasytoobtainmeasurements.” WHAT IS OEE? OEEworksbyanalyzingthemostcommonandimportant sourcesofmanufacturingproductivitylossandsortingthem intothreecategories.Fromthere,eachcategoryisdistilled intoaseriesofmetricsandmeasurementsthatallowa com- panytogaugewhereitstandsandwhereitcanimprove.It THE SIX BIG LOSSES • Breakdowns • Setup/Adjustments • SmallStops • ReducedSpeeds • StartupRejects • ProductionRejects Editor ’ sNote:OEEwillbea majorfocusof2014Forum’s “ManagingYourPressroomEfficiencies”session,scheduled for3-5p.m.onSunday,April27. TherearevariouscategoriesoftimelossthatchipawayatFullyProductiveTime. 26 FLEXO APRIL 2014 www.flexography.org TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES The Perfect Laminate? Extrusion Coating’s Capabilities, Use Cases, Benefits Extrusioncoatingtechnologyis veryclosetothe “perfect”lamination.Asfarascertainfeaturesare concerned,byusingextrusioncoatingitispossibleto laminateplasticfilmsto almostanysubstrate withouttheuse ofadhesives.Thischaracteristicenablesproductionofmulti layerlaminateswithhighbarrierproperties withoutthelimita- tionsassociatedwiththeuseof solvents,like: •Drying •Evaporation •Disposal Thisadvantageisgained byexploitingtheplasticity propertiesofthe resinsthemselves.Theversatile natureof theextrusioncoatingprocessenablesmaterialslaminated inthiswaytobeusedforawidevarietyoffoodand nonfood applications.Theseinclude: •Milk/juicecartons •Asepticdrinkcontainers •Flexiblepackaging Snackfoods Toothpastetubes EXEMPLARY EXTRUSION •Coatinglinesoperating atspeedsofupto2,300fpm •Coatand laminatematerialsinweb widthsfrom51- in.upto106-in. •Limitationsposedbysolventsarenonexistent •Constanttemperatureacrossweb 22 FL EXO APRIL 2014 www.flexography.org Official Exhibit Guide A EXCLUSIVE www.flexography.org April 27 – 30 | HiltonBaltimoreand theBaltimoreConventionCenter | Baltimore, MD Chair: Pepper Stokes, RobbieFantasticFlexibles Co-chair: JessicaHarkins Harrell, Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. 2014 Fo rum&IN F O* FL EX Wor k b ook