May 20, 2013
Flexo Market News
Tenth Annual Label Industry
Awards Open For Entries
Submissions are now being invited as the tenth
Label Industry Global Awards are open for entries.
Open to all members of the label industry; printers/
converters and suppliers, the awards will be held
during Labelexpo Europe on September 24 at the
Event Lounge in Brussels. Designed to celebrate,
honor and reward organizations and individuals for
business excellence and best practice, this year’s
award program has four categories.
The R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award,
sponsored by Avery Dennison, recognizes the values
and vision of Stan Avery and his pioneering efforts.To
qualify nominees must have worked in the label in-
dustry for a minimum of 25 years and made a key
contribution to the promotion and growth of the sec-
tor. 2013’s winner will join fellow industry innovators
including RotoMetric’s Steve Lee, Helmut Schreiner,
Nilpeter’s Lars Eriksen,Terry Fulwiler ofWS Packaging
group and FLEXcon’s Neil McDonough.
The Award for Innovation is for a specific innova-
tion introduced by a supplier/converter company in
the label industry during 2012. The innovation can
refer to either a new technology or business prac-
tice. Entries will be judged upon strict criteria includ-
ing the degree of innovation, the practical impact on
the innovator and their clients, its overall concept,
economic and environmental aspects.
The Award for Sustainability, sponsored by Xeikon,
will be presented for a specific sustainable product
or process introduced by a supplier or converter
company during 2012. Judges will be looking for a
company that has maintained the most sustainable
and environmentally acceptable working practices in
its purchasing and manufacturing operations and can
demonstrate key materials, production and perfor-
mance or consumer benefits.
The European Converter of theYear Award, sponsored
by Flint Group NarrowWeb, will be awarded to a Euro-
pean label printing/converting company that has
demonstrated a good record of innovation, developed
successful product sales within the European communi-
ty or become a global supplier in special or niche areas
of operation. Judges will also look for companies that
have invested in environmental/sustainability solutions
or the development of environment-friendly products,
have a solid record of staff training and development
and an involvement with its local community.
Any company can enter these awards, subject to
meeting the entry criteria. Entry is free and submis-
sions need to be received by Friday, May 31. Visit
r more details.
Eaglewood Technologies / Sani-Blast™
Eaglewood Technologies, LLC is the maker of Sani-Blast™
anilox roll cleaning equipment and is the pioneer is anilox roll
cleaning. We offer cleaning equipment and service for wide
and narrow web rolls and print sleeves using environmentally
safe baking soda. Eaglewood’s product line also includes is
Variable Data Printing (VDP) equipment. To complete the
product offering is a line of daily press cleaners.
Flexotecnica – Get the Edge
Flexotecnica’s patented Safe Sleeve Change® system and
Speedy Clean® auto washup system are designed to give
converters a competitive edge through Flexotecnica’s com-
mitment to research and development. Service and support
for Flexotecnica presses is provided by North American
Cerutti Corporation in New Berlin, WI, with U.S. resident
technicians, an extensive spare parts inventory and an expe-
rienced, dedicated service staff. Visit our web site for more
Flint Group Flexographic Products globally offers an out-
standing product range: nyloflex® and nyloprint® photopoly-
mer printing plates for flexographic, letterpress and gravure
applications along with coating plates for offset printing, pro-
cessing equipment, nylosolv® washout solvents, rotec®
sleeves, rotec® adapters and the endless photopolymer
nyloflex® ITR sleeves. Product names marked with ® are
registered trademarks of Flint Group Germany GmbH.
Harper Corporation of America
We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than anyone in the
world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world.
Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or corrugated
markets, Harper continuously strives to bring new flexo-
graphic products and services to the printing industry that will
improve the quality of your graphics.
J I MacWilliam Co., Inc.
Used equipment for flexible packaging, folding carton, paper,
film, foil and non-woven industries. Professional, knowledge-
able service for over 30 years.
Mark Andy, Inc.
Mark Andy, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of narrow
and mid-web printing and converting equipment. The compa-
ny has a rich history of delivering solutions to increase pro-
ductivity and profitability for the label and packaging markets.
The company supplies leading global brands including
Comco printing/converting machinery, Mark Andy
printing/converting machinery and UVTechnology curing sys-
tems and replacement parts. Mark Andy, Inc. is headquar-
tered in St. Louis, Missouri, with sales and distribution offices
in France, Switzerland, and the UK.
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