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Members in the News – March/April 2022

By AICC Staff

March 21, 2022


Meghan Richburg

MacDermid Graphics Solutions named Meghan Richburg global program manager of its Experience Center. Meghan’s primary responsibilities will include managing the day-to-day operations and providing outstanding experiences for visitors of The Flexo Xperience Center at MacDermid Graphics Solutions (The FXC).

Richburg, who first joined MacDermid Graphics Solutions in 2016 as a summer intern, will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and providing experiences for visitors of The Flexo Xperience Center at MacDermid Graphics Solutions (The FXC). She also will be responsible for the marketing and operations of The FXC. This includes creating experiences with center partners, event planning and execution, managing resources for center visits, and optimizing technology for virtual and remote use of the center.

“Meghan’s new role … is not only well deserved but vital for the success of The FXC. Over the past five years, she has successfully assisted in planning and executing all shows and events for MacDermid,” said Leigh Carpenter, MacDermid’s global marketing manager at MacDermid. “In the past year, Meghan has worked closely with the entire team planning The FXC. Meghan’s dedication to MacDermid and the project has been key in the company’s ongoing transformation. I am excited to witness her growth and future successes.

Clear Film Printing purchased a Koenig & Bauer Evo XC Max Mod 127 flexographic press for its Kaufman, Texas, manufacturing facility.

The new press is the company’s first eight-color flexographic press.

“When the new Koenig & Bauer Evo XC Max arrives at our facility, we’ll be stepping into the future,” said Daryl Olivarez, president of Clear Film. “It will give us a clear advantage in higher print production, added capacity, decreased turnaround time, reduced setup times, and increased print quality.”


West Michigan Tag & Label’s Durst RSC E, the first RSC E in the state of Michigan.

West Michigan Tag & Label (WMTL) installed the first Durst 1200dpi RSC E at its headquarters in Kentwood, Michigan.

The Durst RSC E offers maximum print speeds of 170 ft/min (upgradeable to 262 ft/min) and 1200-dpi native resolution, as well as eight color options and white ink.

Durst North America Director of Label and Packaging Steve Lynn said, “We are delighted to partner with WMTL and look forward to many years of success for their business. Throughout the sales process we were challenged to prove all of our capabilities and learned that WMTL are striving to provide the best available solutions for their customers. We look forward to seeing how the introduction of 1200-dpi quality helps them gain new business.”



BOBST’s new flatbed die-cutter, MASTERCUT 1.65, is now commercially available to folding carton and corrugated box manufacturers worldwide.

The MASTERCUT 1.65 is specially designed for litho-laminated converting and can handle strong corrugated board and carton.

Marco Lideo, product line director for die cutters, hot foil stampers, flexo post printers and Litho-laminating at BOBST said, “The development of this machine is the result of great engagement with some of the most experienced professionals in the packaging world. When we asked what they were looking for in a flatbed die cutter, the feedback we received was for a unique machine that had the capability to handle multiple substrates, while still offering a high level of productivity and unrivalled production quality.”

H.B. Fuller Co. recently joined the 4evergreen alliance, a cross-industry alliance hosted by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) to improve the circularity of fiber-based packaging.

The initiative brings together a diverse network of around 90 organizations and stakeholders throughout the packaging value chain to push for innovation throughout the sector and develop robust, fact-based guidelines for the future of fiber-based packaging.

“This is both an exciting and challenging period for the packaging industry,” said H.B. Fuller Global Sustainability Manager Elizabeth Staab. “Collaboration throughout the supply chain is vital if we are to achieve changes that improve the world for this generation of consumers and beyond. Sustainability is a core pillar of our business strategy at H.B. Fuller, and we are joining the 4evergreen Alliance to expand collaboration with a variety of companies.”

The goal of the alliance is to raise the overall recycling rate of fiber-based packaging to 90% by 2030 and contribute to a climate neutral and sustainable society.