Miraclon, the new independent home of Kodak Flexcel, recently hosted a series of Flexo Forums in the Americas, Europe and Asia bringing together customers, industry influencers, channel partners and Miraclon team members from around the world.

Kodak announced earlier this year the formation of its flexographic division called Miraclon. It is now seeking to forward its strategy to drive innovation in the flexo package printing sector.

The Forums’ agenda covered topics ranging from sustainability requirements to print production efficiency and automation, and the technical innovations that would continue to drive the transformation of flexo into a modern, standardized manufacturing process.

Guest speaker at one of the forums, Philippe Roulet of Pack & Mat Consult and former head of packaging materials and training at Nestle, provided insight into the brand perspective on innovation with a particular focus on flexible packaging materials and environmental considerations, while Markus Bauschulte, technical sales director at Windmöller & Hölscher shared the company’s views on Industry 4.0 and the future of flexo in the flexible packaging sector. A lively discussion on the needs of global brands and how service providers could best meet their needs benefitted from
Christopher Horton’s and Tim Hirsch’s extensive experience growing service provider companies like SGS and Pacificolor. Sanjay Patel, formerly with Coca Cola, leveraged his wealth of knowledge to facilitate workshops designed to foster creativity, agility and collaboration.

Miraclon CEO Chris Payne said, “Miraclon may be a new name, but we are already a force to be reckoned with. We have a decade of achievement to build on and a global footprint, and a forward-thinking team of over 300 people that are focused on, and passionate about, flexo.  Underpinned by our Kodak Flexcel technology, today’s most capable flexo production offers an unrivalled combination of quality, consistency and printability that more and more brands want in their supply chains.”