What is the Flexographic Technical Association of Japan?
@ The Flexographic Technical Association of Japan is a group that consists
of users and suppliers engaged in flexographic printing, who promote the
dissemination, the exchange, the study, and the further development of
flexographic printing technology.
Flexographic printing (flexography) is considered to be a promising production
system. Many advantages exist for this system and here are some to list
a few: 1) it is able to achieve and maintain a level of quality that meets
the needs of the consumers; 2) there is minimal amount of pollution generated
in the production process; 3) it is far superior than other methods in
terms of food hygiene; and 4) it is a production system which can not only
be utilized for mass-production, but it can be adapted to low-volume, high-variety
production systems as well.
Because of the advantages which this flexographic printing system has to
offer, this technology has achieved remarkable development in the West,
and is being used in various industries. Also, to promote the research
of flexography, there exists the Flexographic Technical Association in
the United States, and the European Flexographic Technical Association
However, in Japan cannot deny the fact that the benefits of this technology
have been limited to specific fields. The reason is that the research and
development of flexographic technologies relied solely on the efforts of
individual companies, that the exchange of ideas between related industries
was lacking, and that the PR of the benefits of flexographic printing was
Therefore, volunteers came together to form the Flexographic Technical
Association of Japan with the purpose of promoting technical exchange and
diffusion of flexographic printing technologies. Presently, his association continues to work as a forum for technical exchanges for
prepress and printing companies, equipment manufacturers, and trading companies
who are involved in the flexography industry.