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FLEXO Magazine : April 2013
9:30am - 11:30am FQC (Flexo Quality Consortium) Meeting/Project Updates The FQC is very proud to be hosting a free opening session to all conference attendees. Make sure you are able to attend this working session and get involved with the projects that are currently active. The session will start with working project meetings. This will give our project teams the opportunity to meet face-to-face and update status and review current needs. It will also give the membership the opportunity to volunteer or just sit in on the planning and execution of an FQC initiative. Come and find out how the projects work and how you can become involved. At 10:00, the focus will shift to a presentation on DE tolerances that will contain actual data collected and analyzed to address a CPCs concern regarding the strength of their brand identity through color consistency and cross platform packaging. Knowing Your Color Capabilities Plan on attending this dynamic presentation that examines a brand owners expectations and a printers capabilities of color tolerances and process stability. CPCs have an expectation of color consistency to support their brand image across many print platforms and geographies. This study was initiated as a result of CPC frustration with printers response to DE tolerances as “we print to whatever DE you want”. Data will be presented from different print segments showing DE2000 tolerance capability. It will suggest a new standard for printers/converters to print within defined tolerances. Do you know where your process falls with respect to process stability and color consistency? CPCs look to printers to deliver products that maintain their color targets across all technologies. Come see a consumer product company, printer and pre-media advocate show you data that supports a common understanding of DE2000 requirements. You will be able to take this information back to your plant, determine your capabilities and use this information as a tool to develop new business. This session is for buyers, printers, and pre-media resources. Steve Smiley, SmileyColor & Associates; Kevin Chop, Diageo North America; and Doug Bartlett, Spear USA 12:15pm – 12:30pm Welcome to Forum 2013 It’s all happening Right Here, Right Now folks! This brief introduction will set the stage for your Forum experience. Forum Chair Bob Mullen, Co-chair Pepper Stokes, and FTA/FFTA President Mark Cisternino, will provide a concise preview of all the exciting, informative days ahead. On the agenda: how you can maximize your Forum & INFO*FLEX experiences; make the most of the various networking opportunities at the Annual Banquet and the Social Networking Reception, and how you can plan your experience on the INFO*FLEX show floor. Following, our Platinum Plus sponsor, Eastman Kodak Company, will provide a brief introduction of the Life is Full of Options...Complying with Food Safety is Not One of Them! Session. 12:30pm - 2:30pm Life is Full of Options...Complying with Food Safety is Not One of Them! Food safety has become a significant concern in America, Europe, Japan and China; where regulators are focusing on the examination of conditions that influence microbiological growth by encouraging it or inhibiting it. Their actions have propagated development and expansion of the fields of Food Science and Food Process Engineering, as well as considerable emerging technology associated with them. Many of us will likely be required to become certified sometime in the next few years, whether we are putting a label on a can of raisins, or manufacturing a printed bag of Cheetos®. This certification involves changing habits that may promote contamination of product that will ultimately be in proximity to, or in contact with, food products. Our speakers are experts in this field and are extremely familiar with what printers/converters must change to become compliant with these food safety regulations. Session Chairs: Bruce Riddell, Spectrum Label Corporation and Daniel P. Doherty, Prairie State Group Sunday, April 28 8