All Printing Resources (APR)
will hold an industry summit on November 9 at the company’s Glendale Heights, IL, USA Technical Center. The one-day event, APR Narrow Web Flexible Packaging Summit: An Exploration of the Challenges Printers are Facing Today, will feature industry experts discussing the most critical issues facing label printers interested in converting flexible packaging applications on their narrow web presses.
In addition to members of APR’s Technical Solutions Group, industry experts from other companies will be taking part and making presentations, including Bobst, Enercon, Siegwerk, Xeric Web and market research firm LPC, Inc.
APR recently published the results from an extensive market research initiative targeting the US narrow web flexible packaging market, and technical experts will be presenting on key technical areas identified in the research:
An overview of the narrow web flexible packaging industry, converters’ challenges and what the future holds
Registration and web tension issues with flexible packaging applications on in-line narrow web presses
Ink adhesion when printing on flexible packaging films
Color control/maintaining job-to-job consistency
Controlling web temperature
“Flexible packaging is one of the highest growth areas in the narrow web market," says Dave Nieman, president and CEO of APR. "In commissioning the research, we wanted to survey and interview a wide sampling of narrow web converters actively printing flexible applications to find out what their most critical issues are. At APR, we want to ensure we’re ahead of the curve. We pride ourselves in our technical expertise, and because we serve both the label and the flexible packaging markets through the products we represent, we are perfectly positioned to be a valuable resource for label companies entering or active in the flexible packaging space.”