MacDermid is a leader in the Flexographic printing industry. We support industry associations whose goals are to foster the advancement of flexo through research, education, advocacy, and networking.

Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM)

The Association for Print Technologies (APTech), formerly known as NPES, is a purpose-driven organization dedicated to supporting the entire commercial printing value chain. We believe in helping our members maximize alignment with their value chain partners to be more effective and competitive. Printing has been vital to communication for decades; today, the digital culture has heightened our industry’s complexity and reframed its relevance. APTech’s signature event—PRINT®—answers the call by bringing the boldest and brightest innovators, influencers, and newest technology together to create connections that showcase and advance our industry.

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Flexible Packaging Association (FPA)

The Flexible Packaging Association is the U.S. association of the manufacturers of flexible packaging; and, material or equipment suppliers to the industry. Flexible packaging is produced from paper, plastic, film, aluminum foil, or any combination of those materials, and includes bags, pouches, labels, liners, wraps, rollstock, and other flexible products.

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Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA)

FPPA's purpose is to create, promote and enhance high standards within the flexographic pre-press platemaking industry, to provide leadership through vision and direction, to strengthen education at all levels and to further the best interests of the industry.

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Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)

Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) is the premier destination for flexography training, articles, events and other resources. Since 1958, FTA has been providing the means to an end: Enabling flexographers to grow their skills, connect with likeminded individuals, expand their reachable market and drive flexography to package printing dominance.

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FTA Meeting Presentations by
MacDermid Graphics Solutions

2018 Download

Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA)

The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) is the national trade association of U.S. producers of multiwall shipping sacks.  Its mission is to provide its member companies with programs and services which further the industry’s objectives and, in doing so, promote and enhance the welfare of the industry. 

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The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design & Graphics

The Sonoco Institute derives its uniqueness by combining the synergies of packaging design and graphic communications. We invest in the most rigorous research and development opportunities in this vast marketplace. We provide students the best education in packaging science and graphic communications possible, preparing them as leaders of tomorrow.

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Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA)

The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts is an international association of industry professionals and academics dedicated to scientific research and technological innovation in the diverse field of graphic communications. The Annual Technical Conference provides authors one of the premier platforms for communication, publication, and outreach in the graphic communications industry. During the event, industry leaders, innovators, researchers, scientists, and end users can evaluate the latest R&D and learn how it can impact their own activities and business.

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TAGA Meeting Presentations by
MacDermid Graphics Solutions

2017 Download

Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI)

TLMI is dedicated to helping our members succeed in the label and package printing industry. Knowledge sharing through open and authentic networking is our core strength. The association unites industry executives to share, discover and advise in areas that impact our collective success.

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