Flint Group Narrow Web hosts AWA Shrink Label Seminar & Workshop for 5th Consecutive Year!

Minnesota USA, April 2017:  Flint Group Narrow Web will host an Alexander Watson Associates (AWA) sponsored seminar at their Center for Technical Excellence in Rogers, Minnesota in May.

The workshop, titled Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies is an interactive and comprehensive guide to the technologies and processes involved with shrink sleeve labels; workshop activities are presented by Flint Group Narrow Web and key industry suppliers.  This technical seminar will be presented with simultaneous Spanish translation to accommodate both English and Spanish speaking attendees.

Due to popular demand this two-day program, set for May 23 and 24, is back for the 5th consecutive year.  Workshops are complete with presentations and hands-on activities hosted by Flint Group and Accraply. 

During day one of the seminar, attendees will be introduced to ink theories, pre-press technologies designed for shrink printing, and a live press demonstration.  During day two of the seminar, Accraply provides equipment demonstrations from slitting, to seaming, to application of sleeves, and shrinking in steam tunnels.   Attendees get to witness shrink processes first-hand!

President & CEO of Alexander Watson & Associates, Mr. Corey Reardon, had this to say, “AWA events typically rotate locations year to year; however, the popularity of this seminar and the superb partnership with Flint Group Narrow Web and Accraply has worked so well, that we return to Minnesota for a fifth consecutive annual event.  With the significant support and participation of leading international companies in this growing technology arena, we have been able to create a very special opportunity for anyone who needs to gain a sound education in heat shrink sleeves.”

Kelly Kolliopoulos, Global Marketing Director for Flint Group Narrow Web, said, “Flint Group is excited to increase customer awareness of the shrink sleeve application by hosting this seminar.  Attendees will see first-hand the flexographic printing of shrink sleeve labels using LED cure technology.  We consider LED cure to be a step-change innovation enabling accelerated growth of shrink sleeves.  We are happy to welcome customers to this seminar on the future of narrow web printing.”

Participants will take away a printed manual featuring all presentations and other useful reference materials.  In addition to gaining valuable insight into this growing application, attendees will enjoy a wonderful opportunity for peer networking and a chance to extend personal contacts across the industry.

This seminar is supported by leading industry partners – Accraply, Creative Edge Software, Klockner Pentaplast, CSW Inc., and Flint Group Narrow Web.  With special thanks to Phenix Label for bringing shrink sleeve printing to life in support of this special workshop event.

Further information on this seminar can be found through this link - https://www.awa-bv.com/events .

If you have questions or are interested in attending, please contact Deanna Klemesrud at Deanna.klemesrud@flintgrp.com .

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Flint Group
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2016 were € 2.3 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com .

Source: Flint Group