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FLEXO Magazine : July 2014
Flexo - Mastering the great juggling act... Apex offers you the anilox solution! Our customers mentioned these benefits: UltracellEXT GTT Ultracell Di ama nt Maximized printability! Simplified standardization. Higher consistency. More profitability. You choose GTT for predictable printing of stronger and cleaner type, reverses, barcodes and dots. You can print repeat jobs at the same high quality with minimal adjustment. See if GTT can give you that advantage, time after time, job after job. CONVENTIONAL ANILOX. UNCONVENTIONALQUALITY. ® THE FUTUREOF FLEXO ® ®ACCURATE, DURABLE& NEW APEX NORTH AMERICA Tel: 724 379 8880 www.apex-groupofcompanies.com email@example.com APEX FRANCE +33(0)475463942 firstname.lastname@example.org t e APEX EUROPE +31(0)497361111 email@example.com t e APEX DEUTSCHLAND +49 (0) 2823 929 360 firstname.lastname@example.org t e APEX ITALY +39 (0) 331 379 063 email@example.com t e APEX IBERĺCA +34 (0) 93 583 1012 firstname.lastname@example.org t e APEX ASIA +65 (0) 6284 7606 email@example.com t e APEX LATIN AMERICA +55 (0) 41 3677 2678 firstname.lastname@example.org t e What can we engrave for you today? USE, CARE AND MAINTENANCE ADVICE Visit us! Visit us! Stand 5610 Stand 5610 CALL FOR ENTRIES Deadline: January 9, 2015 In the five decades since the founding of FTA’s Excellence in Flexography Awards, many things have changed in the printing industry. One thing that has not: the value of winning an Excellence in Flexography Award. Showcase your finest, most skillfully produced print jobs and enter them into the industry’s most prestigious print competition today. www.flexography.org/excellence Excellence in Flexography AWARDS FTA’s 2015 package. This includes the avoidance of products that use isopropyl alcohol, a highly mobile potential migrant. Handling, Transport & Storage Environment Of course, a clean press and a clean working environment are a must in the production of packaging for food and other sensitive products. If a press can be dedicated to the manufacture of low migration packaging, the converter can derive a number of bene- fits, including: • Reduced downtime in changeovers • Decreased cleaning • Lower waste • Optimal dedicated work practices Adhesives and glues used in the folding and gluing process should also be specialty low migration products. In addition, manufacturers of packaging should: • Avoid strong odors in all storage areas • Ventilate areas thoroughly after cleaning floors with products that contain vola- tile components • Carefully select paint and coatings for use on buildings and signage • Not allow exhaust fumes from vehicles to impact work in progress or print stored in warehouses • Store and transport packing work in progress at normal temperatures It is the responsibility of the packaging designer, packaging converter and distributor to ensure that packaging has been fully tested and meets all applicable regulations and guidelines for its end use, prior to proceeding with full production printing, especially in the case of packaging for microwave or oven ready applications. To the extent packaging converters can play a lead role in taking on these responsibilities, their value in the pack- aging supply chain is increased. n About the Author: Gregory Pace is respon- sible for regulatory affairs at Sun Chemical Corporation. Sun Chemical has published a low migration best practice guide that package printers can utilize to ensure they stay in compliance with all government requirements with regard to the migration of inks on food packaging. To learn more and request a copy, visit www.sunchemical.com/low-migration or call 708-236-3798 . JULY 2014 | FLEXO 45