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Lohmann Appoints Gilles Durel as Vice President of ATF Flexo

Published on 2015-11-04. Author : SpecialChem

Lohmann announces that as of 1st November Gilles Durel has been appointed Vice President of ATF Flexo in France.

Fig. 1: Lohmann

Gilles Durel, who has been with Lohman France since 2010, joined ATF five years ago. Since then, it has been his aim to promote Lohmann as a company for innovative bonding products, e.g. for Flexo. Further, he wants to strengthen the company´s “Smart Bonding Approach” within the Graphic market, meaning to work together with the customer from the first idea up to the mechanical integration of the adhesive solution into the customer´s production process.iIn his new function as Vice President Gilles Durel will extend this even further.

Founded in 1982, ATF Flexo seeks to enlighten the world of packaging to the wealth of possibilities enabled through flexographic processes. The association\'s members include printers along with ink, machine, and board manufacturers - primarily specializing in packaging print. Gilles Durel is responsible for the Graphic Arts segment at Lohmann in France. He handles the sales as well as the technical support for offset printing and Flexo printing. Thus, he is an expert in the world of Flexo. In the next two years, Gilles Durel would like to help push forward the project of establishing a training and education center for printers. Here, he wants to distribute the Lohmann knowledge among his students. “I want to have a mission”, he says, “ATF should be serving the people.”

Every year, ATF awards the “Flexostars”, a price for Flexo printers in France. Since many years, Lohmann has been proud sponsor of this event. With Gilles Durel becoming Vice President, Lohmann’s involvement will become even more. “The future of Flexo is interesting and there are many more perspectives especially in the field of education. I am looking forward to help promote this development in the next couple of years”, he says.

About Lohmann

As globally operating bonding engineers, Lohmann has demonstrated for many years and in numerous sectors that it only delivers the highest quality. Lohmann‘s name is synonymous with decades of expertise in adhesive bonds, innovative developments, the most up-to-date production processes and uncompromising customer focus.

The Lohmann group employs over 1600 staff across the world, all of whom work in line with well-defined values.

Source: Lohmann

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