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  • 11 Dec 2019

Mark Andy and UPM Raflatac form strategic partnership

Mark Andy and UPM Raflatac form partnership to cater to the North American market

Mark Andy and UPM Raflatac have formed a strategic partnership in the North American pressure-sensitive label market.

The agreement leverages the knowledge and strength of both suppliers in the narrow-web label space. The partnership will deliver to the industry more high-quality, sustainable printing options for both flexographic and digital converters. 

Kirit Naik, PhD, director, Global Printing Technologies, UPM Raflatac, said: ‘We are thrilled to collaborate with Mark Andy, one of the most respected label and packaging printer OEMs in the industry. Their philosophy of providing full-circle customer care aligns with our vision of being the partner of choice in labeling a smarter future.’

Dave Medlar, vice president of engineering and operations, Mark Andy Digital, added: ‘Sustainability is more than a buzzword; it’s a responsibility. We are excited to join forces with UPM Raflatac, who leads the way in balancing sustainability innovation while still maintaining high-quality performance.’

‘We are excited to see our advanced press technologies benefit from working closely with UPM Raflatac by pooling our talents to bring the most value to all our customers,’ Medlar said. 

‘The narrow-web market, both digital and flexo, continues to experience healthy growth, and we are looking forward to continuing to best serve that market by providing high-quality solutions proven on high-quality presses,’ concluded Naik.

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