The Flexographic Technical Association of South Africa (FTASA) had its inaugural meeting in Cape Town on 5 December 1995. Leading up to this meeting we received tremendous support from the EFTA in the UK through the then Secretary, Tony Bath who was also present at the meeting in Cape Town. The Association has had a steady growth and represents the majority of companies in the Flexo industry although there is still scope for growth. The membership in 2005 stood at 57 company members. Membership is open to anyone or any company who has the advancement of Flexography at heart.