Label Industry Global Awards winners revealed

26 Sep 2013
Label Industry Global Awards winners revealed

The brightest and best of the label industry's international community were celebrated last night at the Label Industry Global Awards 2013. Held as part of Labelexpo Europe, the awards celebrated its tenth edition in Brussels.

Ritrama S.p.A's Tomas Rink received the highest bestowed accolade, the 2013 R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Avery Dennison.

Eshuis and its Coca Cola 'Share a coke with' project triumphed in the European Converter of the Year Award, sponsored by Flint Group. The judges were impressed by how Eshuis has played the lead role in the soft drink giants marketing campaign which involved bringing together 18 European label printers all under Eshuis direction as a major brand service provider.

The Award for Sustainability, sponsored by Xeikon was presented to Avery Dennison for its Bottle-to-Bottle Portfolio of pressure-sensitive labels. Developed to address critical barriers to the effective recycling of PET bottles, Avery Dennison's Bottle-to-Bottle portfolio of pressure-sensitive adhesives incorporate a 'switchable' adhesive which adheres to PET surfaces until a bond is broken at the recycler, so cleanly releasing the label from the PET. The judges saw the innovation as offering major sustainability benefits for global consumer products end-users.

Attracting the highest ever number of entrants, the Label Industry Global Award for Innovation, sponsored by Labels & Labeling, NarroWebTech and Label & Narrow Web magazines, was jointly won by Mark Andy and Flint Group Narrow Web. Flint Group was honored for its Ekocure UV LED ink technology which the judges described as providing improved cure response, cost and productivity savings, waste reduction, energy savings and enhanced safety that will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the future of the label industry. Mark Andy was singled out for its complementary ProLED ink curing technology which delivers high production rates and energy savings in excess of 50% when compared to traditional HgUV systems.

Source

Label Expo, 26 September 2013