25 OCTOBER 2021

We are excited to announce that Felix Böttcher joins FTA Europe as our first associate member! We look forward to a great cooperation!

The global supplier joined FTA Europe as an associate member in September 2021. This makes them the first associate member to join FTA Europe.

Felix Böttcher is a leading international supplier to the printing industry for generations and currently employs around 2000 people worldwide. The traditional company, founded in 1725, is the world market leader for the covering of sleeves, rollers, and supplies for many well-known machine manufacturers, and is involved in offset, digital, gravure, or flexographic printing processes.

We believe that a meeting platform like FTA Europe is a key part to future success and will increase the market share of flexographic printing in general. We are honored to join FTA Europe and we are looking forward to be a contributing member of the association.

Felix Böttcher on joining FTA Europe

Felix Böttcher sees the flexo industry growing, thanks to a continuous development process. This includes not only the printing presses but also all materials involved, including substrates, inks, anilox rollers and the printing forms based on photopolymer or elastomer.  Thanks to this development, packaging products produced with flexo are now considered as a real competition to offset and rotogravure. This growth is also evident on other continents. Nevertheless, Europe is often the pacemaker for the steps into future technology. Felix Böttcher believes our industry will be even more concerned with the issue of sustainability, like all companies that are active in the field of packaging. These developments require trustful cooperation between different companies specializing in the different components in a flexo printing unit.

FTA Europe membership is not only open for national flexo associations. We offer the option of associate membership to individual companies, so they can also benefit from our strong network, receive brand exposure and exclusive information – and of course have the chance to shape the future of flexo with us!

Learn more about our associate membership by visiting our website, or contact us at

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Notes to Editor

FTA Europe represents the common interests of the European flexographic (flexo) printing industry. The association provides a common platform for national flexo associations in Europe to collaborate in areas of shared interest, and also advocates for the industry to the EU institutions. The office of FTA Europe is located in Brussels. For permission to use these photos, contact the Secretariat.

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