*NEW* ProARC Cleaner Sold Exclusively by ARC International
ARC International has signed an agreement with CEL Chemical, of Piedmont, S.C., to become the exclusive distributor of CEL’s ProARC™ cleaner. ProARC is an eco-friendly formula for anilox rollers and sleeves that will dissolve water-based, UV, E-Beam and solvent-based inks, as well as laminating adhesives, over-coat varnishes and other coatings. Micheal Foran, president and CEO of ARC International, says “A clean roller is crucial to getting the right ink coverage. This cleaner has been tested and shown to be a highly effective tool for the quick removal of dried inks and coatings from plugged anilox rollers and sleeves.”
The ProARC cleaner requires no dilution, comes ready to use in a variety of sizes, and is easy to apply, rinse and wipe dry. It is an important addition to ARC International's full line of flexographic printing supplies.
ARC International manufacturers OEM and aftermarket anilox and other process rollers used in flexographic printing and the production of corrugated board. Headquartered in Charlotte, the company maintains facilities and sales offices to serve printers across the U.S. and throughout the Western Hemisphere. Employing their exclusive Hypersonic Hybrid laser process, ARC produces anilox cell configurations that yield higher ink volumes at higher line counts. They also provide a full range of roll cleaning equipment, solutions and other printer supplies availble at arcinternational.com.
ARC International recently welcomed as its technical service manager Tom Cassano, a 25-year veteran of the flexographic industry. Cassano comes to the company with a strong manufacturing and technical background in anilox roll technology, expertise in printing plate imaging and production as well as print quality process improvement and troubleshooting. He is active in the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), and has presented papers at many industry functions. He is also known for his articles in Flexo Magazine, and is a current member of the Excellence in Flexography Awards judging committee.
ARC International has announced the promotion of Bill Bessett to territory business manager for the company’s Southeast region. In his new position, Bessett will make good use of the extensive knowledge he gained about the customer base during his years providing inside customer service. His extensive background in the graphics industry, with experience in both flexo and gravure printing, will be a great benefit to customers in his new role in the field.
ARC International Employees Earn Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
ARC International announced that thirteen employees have earned their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). Micheal Foran, ARC's President & CEO, said "This graduation marks a key milestone in ARC's continued initiative to build its Six Sigma manufacturing infrastructure. This program is taking place in parallel with the design and rollout of an enhanced Total Quality Management System. Together, these initiatives give ARC the skill sets and tools needed to embark on an aggressive program to increase our organization's productivity and enhance quality."
"Six Sigma is designed to help us dive deeper into processes," said Steve Woodard, Vice President of Sales and Corporate Services. "The knowledge that we obtained will be very helpful with problem solving here at ARC by proven scientific methodology." Six Sigma training teaches a rigorous application of practical, proven quality management principles that provide the tools, techniques, resources, culture and business focus needed to maximize customer value. This is done by delivering outstanding quality consistently and by dramatically reducing operational costs through the elimination of waste and inefficiencies.
Williamson Printing Materials Limited
ARC International, headquartered in Charlotte, NC,
is pleased to announce that Williamson Printing Materials Limited in
Grimsby, Ontario, has signed an agreement to represent ARC in the sale
of corrugated roller products in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces.
Micheal Foran, ARC President and CEO stated, "We are extremely pleased
to be affliated with Williamson Printing Materials Ltd. They have served
the Canadian graphic arts industry for sixty years and are well-respected
in the marketplace." Williamson will represent ARC's full line of corrugated
roller products which include their Hypersonic Hybrid laser engraved
anilox rollers, rubber wiper and feed rollers, plate and impression cylinders,
glue applicator and metering rollers and corrugator knife rollers.