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Label Industry Global Awards 2017 – Open for entries

Entries for Label Industry Global Awards 2017 are open until 19 May 2017 (Source: Tarsus, www.labelawards.com)

BELGIUM n The search is on to find the high flyers and innovators in the label industry! Now in its 14th year, there are four gongs up for grabs as the Label Industry Global Awards honor those organizations and individuals who have excelled in the label field. The winners of awards such as Award for Sustainability, Innovation will be announced during Labelexpo Europe 2017.

Renowned as the Oscars for the label printing trade, the awards provide the sector’s finest a worldwide stage to celebrate and showcase excellence, innovation and best practice. Previous winners include: Bruce Bell from Belmark Inc, FINAT’s Kurt Walker, Ritrama’s Tomas Rink and Steve Lee from RotoMetrics.

Nominations are sought for the prestigious R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Avery Dennison, which will be awarded in recognition of the contribution an industry professional has made during their time working within the label sector. Bestowed in memory of Stan Avery’s pioneering spirit and values, the worthy recipient must have worked in the industry for over 25 years.

The Award for Innovation, sponsored by Flint Group Narrow Web, consists of two prizes; one for companies with over 300 employees and the second for organizations with less than 300 employees. Entries must be for the development of a specific innovation in 2016 and can either be for a new business process or technology-related. Jindal Films Americas won 2015’s award for its development of a white surface-printable polyolefin film, Platinum Thermal. Eshuis BV won the second Innovation Award (for companies with less than 300 employees), for the production of its three-layer bow label for Coca-Cola bottles.

The Award for Sustainability, sponsored by Xeikon, acknowledges a new sustainable product or process that has been introduced during 2016. Dow Chemical Company triumphed in this category last year for its Chemical Sustainability Tool initiative which was designed to let teams quickly evaluate sustainability opportunities, document their thoughts and create an effective visual way of communicating the results.

Entry is free and submissions must be received by 19 May 2017. The winners will be announced during Labelexpo Europe at a gala evening event on 25 September at Brussels Expo. Entry forms and full details of how to enter are available at www.labelawards.com.

Rosina Obermayer

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