Absolute, JB Machinery, Pamarco, and Printron are joining forces to become AICC Education Investors. Their intention is to provide a knowledge base for today’s corrugated converters and for future members of this industry.
As investors, the companies will partner with AICC, The Independent Packaging Association and The Packaging School to build a coordinated online course designed to show how to optimize the flexographic printing process for the corrugated industry.
The combined course is being designed to incorporate all aspects of the flexographic printing process from ink management to the doctor blade chamber, the anilox roll, the printing plate and the drying process. In a statement for the group, John Burgess said, “by providing our industry and its employee’s access to the latest information and quality education, we will ensure the growth and continued success of the corrugated business. Because performance and efficiency improvements through education, shared information promotes industry-wide improvement and sustainability. This program is a big step for the whole of the corrugated community.”
Mike D’Angelo, Vice President of the AICC stated, “We are pleased to have Absolute, JB Machinery, Pamarco and Printron join this important program designed to advance the corrugated industry. The skill and knowledge this team will bring the program is valuable not just to the AICC but to the industry at large. We thank the leadership of these great companies for having the vision to come to AICC with the suggestion to combine their strengths in a single AICC Education Investment. We hope this can serve as a template for other AICC Associate Members to join the program as thought leaders in the industry either individually or in a collaborative effort such as this.”