Pamarco – New technical sales engineer appointed

James Chesley will work with Pamarco's customer service staff out of the company's California office
USA • Pamarco announced the appointment of James Chesley as technical sales engineer for the Pacific Northwest. Pamarco hopes his 22 years of experience in flexo printing and package printing related industries, previously with Econo Products and Anderson & Vreeland, will help continue the company’s expansion in the region.

Asahi Photoproducts – TLC Packaging migrates from gravure to flexo printing

Because of AWP flexo plates improved quality, the company said customers like TCL have been able to transfer production to flexographic printing.
UK • TCL Packaging Limited of Telford, a printer and converter of packaging films, in partnership with Creation Reprographics, credits Asahi Photoproducts AWP flexo plates in part with its progress towards its goal of migrating gravure production to flexography for flexible packaging.

Flexo printing has a future in printed electronics

According to RK Print Coat Instruments, the FlexiProof 100 is being used for a variety of purposes connected with optimising the flexo printing of electronics.
The words “printed electronics” tend to mean different things to different people. Some may say that printed electronics refers to a process in which a conventional technology, like gravure, inkjet, screen, offset-litho or (increasingly) flexography, is used to produce electronic items and components like electronic circuits or sensors.

13 emerging markets represent 20% of world demand for flexible packaging

PCI’s new study includes statistics on national production, trade and consumption; profiles of more than 150 converters, and extensive information on end-use markets.
UK • A new study has identified thirteen emerging flexible packaging markets: Poland, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nigeria, and South Africa. Collectively these markets, valued at USD 14 billion, have grown by almost 70% since 2006 and now account for 20% of total world demand.