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FLEXO Magazine : July 2014
Toray Plastics President Richard Schloesser Retires, Succeeded by Michael Brandmeier NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI—Toray Plastics (America), Inc., the only U.S. manufacturer of precision performance polypropylene, polyester, bio based and metallized films for packag- ing and industrial applications, announced that Richard Schloesser—president, CEO and adviser to the Toray Industries’ Board of Directors—has retired and is succeeded by Michael Brandmeier, effective July 1. Schloesser joined the company in 1990 and had been president and CEO since 2008. Brandmeier most recently served the company as executive vice presi- dent and COO. He will continue to be a member of the Board of Directors. The two leaders worked side by side at Toray for nearly two decades. “We are deeply grateful to Rick for his many years of superb, visionary and wholehearted leadership,” says Brandmeier. “He inspired excellence and dedication among employees and in working relationships that went far beyond the borders of Toray Plastics. Rick leaves us with a solid foundation of management tools and a rich legacy of commitment to growth, sustainability and profitability.” Harper Corporation of America Talks Anilox Roll Printing on Fox Business Network CHARLOTTE, NC—Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America was fea- tured on two television stations in early June, discussing its innovative and efficient printing technology. Lee Kluttz, vice president of operations, and Alan Rogers, vice president of sales, addressed the innovative ways that Harper is overcoming the challenges of printing and bringing high quality services and products to its customers. With its precise technology, exceptional graphic solutions and scientific processes, the company guides customers in creating effec- tive packaging that exemplifies their brand. Toyo Ink Announces REXTA Flexo Lamination Ink WOOD DALE, IL—Toyo Ink America, LLC, a member of the Toyo Ink Group, recently launched to the U.S . market REXTA, a solvent based flexographic lamination ink for high pressure, high heat boil and retort applications. The REXTA laminating ink system is designed to meet the evolving demands of the packaging market for higher performance materials, processing efficiency for high end flexo applications and consumer safety. In addition to the REXTA retort lamination ink series, Toyo Ink America has newly introduced RIVET, a solvent based flexo lamination ink formulated for general purpose packaging applications. RIVET exhibits excellent print quality, multiple film versatili- ty and high performance properties. RIVET is designed for excellent bond values and superior solvent release. It provides superior adhesion with water, s olvent and especially solventless adhesives. Flint Group Narrow Web Commercializes Range of EkoCure UV LED Coatings PLYMOUTH, MN—The market has asked for coatings that will provide value-added attributes—innovative products that bring increased productivity and lower maintenance, print solutions that are sustainable, and technology that is safe for handling and safe for the environment. Flint Group has responded with a new line of UV flexo coatings for UV LED curing under the EkoCure brand name. Flint Group’s EkoCureTM Coatings are developed using specially selected raw materials that match the narrow and targeted wavelength area that is typical for UV LED lamp output, and are the first commercially available UV LED coatings available in the market. Nilpeter Press A “Game Changer” for G3 Enterprises MODESTO, CA— G3 Enterprises in Modesto, CA has added an 11-color Nilpeter FA-4 multi substrate flexo press to the plant. The press features Nilpeter’s CLEANINK- ING quick change inking system as well as the “QC-Die” quick change die unit for fast job changeovers. For the latest in decorative technologies the press is also equipped with the FP-4 flatbed unit for high quality inline hot foil and embossing and the Nilscreen for high quality special effects and opaque white. Together with Nilpeter, G3 Enterprises configured the new press to meet the company’s specific needs concerning flex- ibility and printing quality to exceed that of offset printing. G3 worked alongside Nilpeter’s engineers to custom build the new press in order to provide state of the art printing solutions. “The benefits this press provides us are tremendous,” says James Stone, G3’s new business development manager. “Flat tooling gives wine label designers more creative license, while allowing for a broader range in stamping and embossing to meet the more challenging label designs which, in the past, required special equip- ment for detailing,” he says. “Clean printing can be a challenge on premium uncoated wine label stocks, but this press has preci- sion impression control, which provides clean and precise color control and high quality print fidelity.” The G3 Enterprises and Nilpeter teams in front of the 11-color FA-4 at Nilpeter's production facilities in Denmark. MEMBERS & MANEUVERS 66 FLEXO | JULY 2014