In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018. In the fifth part of our survey, Sante Conselvan, president FTA and managing director at I&C – GAMA International talks about higher…
President FTA Europe; Managing director at I&C - GAMA International (Source: FTA Europe)
BELGIUM • FTA Europe is pleased to announce that Uteco will be the Diamond Sponsor of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards! FTA Europe warmly thanks Uteco for being the main sponsor of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards 2018, which are designed to shape and foster the quality of printing flexography across Europe. This commitment follows Uteco’s…
BELGIUM • Following the success of 2016’s contest, four companies have already decided to sponsor the 2018 edition of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards: Kodak, Vetaphone and I&C-Gama as GOLD Sponsors, with Comexi agreeing to serve as a Silver Sponsor. The ceremony to celebrate the best of European flexo printing will take place on the evening…
FTA Europe has announced the first four sponsors of this year’s Diamond Awards to be held in May at Milan’s Hotel Barceló (Source: FTA Europe)
ITALY • The banquet and gala celebrating the awarding of the 2018 FTA Europe Diamond Awards will be held at the hotel Barceló in Milan on Wednesday 30th May 2018 during the Print4All Fair. After a successful first edition in Dusseldorf in June 2016, with over 230 participants and 30 flexo companies awarded for their works,…
FTA Europe logo
BRAZIL • In September 2017, FTA Europe gave the opening speech at the Intercontinental Conference on Flexography, organised by ABFlexo, the Brazilian Flexographic Technical Association in Sao Paulo.
FTA Europe, as an institutional partner of ABFlexo, was invited to share the European flexo experience (Source: FTA Europe)
SPAIN • In late June the 2017 General Assembly of FTA Europe was held in Barcelona at the offices of FTA Europe’s Spanish member – Graphispack / ATEF. During the event, Sante Conselvan, current president of the Italian flexo association (ATIF), was re-elected as president of FTA Europe for another mandate of two years. “I am…
Board members and president of FTA Europe (Source, FTA Europe)
CZECH REPUBLIC • With the main goal of discussing current trends and market developments in the flexo industry, the international CFTA conference, which took place in Mikulov, Czech Republic from 26 to 27 April, was framed by the motto “Colourful World in Flexoprint.” Weilburger Graphics was invited by the Czech FTA to provide a review of…
ITALY • On May 2017, the first “Flexo Best Practice Tool Box Technical Meeting” took place in Milan at the ATIF offices. The technical meeting started the coordination of the works, aiming to prepare and finalise the project over the course of the next months. Representatives of supporting companies, experts from the icm.Print team, and the…
The “Flexo Best Practice Tool Box” will eventually cover all aspects of the flexo printing process (Source: FTA Europe)
RUSSIA • The US flexible packaging specialist Sealed Air Corporation has begun production at a new EUR 9.5 million food packaging plant at Volgograd in south western Russia.
ITALY • More than 35 participants attended the kick off workshop of the Flexo Best Practice Tool Box project in Milan in September, promoted by Icmprint and FTA Europe. The project brings together cross-industry experts to create a reference document for printers and suppliers aiming to improve their flexo performance.
The project brings together cross-industry experts to create a reference document for printers and suppliers aiming to improve their flexo performance
ITALY • The European technical flexo assocation, FTA Europe, announced its first best practice workshop will be in Milan on 13-14 September, with the help of the Italian Flexographic Technical Association (ATIF).
BELGIUM • Asahi Photoproducts congratulated its customer, DS Smith in Fulda, for its two prestigious awards from the FTA Europe Diamond Awards.
Left to right: Dieter Niederstadt of Asahi Photoproducts, Thomas Mueller of DS Smith and Dr David Galton of Asahi Photoproducts
ITALY • The FTA Europe announced a new project that brings together international cross-industry expertise to provide a best practice reference for printers and suppliers to improve flexo performance. The project’s first meeting will be in Milan on 13-14 September.
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See our exclusive video coverage of the Diamond Awards below!
BELGIUM • FTA Europe has announced it has selected the winners for its first ever FTA Diamond awards ceremony. The judges from Benelux (Alain de Blander), France (Emmanuel Chaud), Italy (Stefano d’Andrea), Spain (Xavier Boadas), and the UK (David Galton) met at the FTA Europe head office in Brussels.