The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) hosted its inaugural breakfast meeting to discuss the sustainability challenges facing the flexographic supply chain at the Hotel Football, Manchester on Friday 28th September.


Consisting of a panel to lead the debate, including the Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) UK Market Director, Jason Peckham, Nick Smith CEO of Parkside Flexibles and Ian Schofield, Head of Packaging at Iceland, the event attracted over 70 delegates from across the flexographic printing industry.

The luminary panel was joined by Olga Munroe, Head of The Retail Institute, and Richard Mckinlay, Head of Circular Economy at Axion and chaired by Sanjay Patel of The Packaging Collective, formerly of Coca Cola.

With bacon sandwiches and coffee in hand, Chairman of EFIA & Managing Director of Bobst UK & Ireland, Neil Jones, opened the event with a call to action for the flexo industry to join together to create an action plan and strategy to manage the media’s ‘Blue Planet Effect’ on the industry, which is creating both opportunities and challenges for the sector.

For more information you can refer to EFIA UK’s website.