And the award goes to…

Over 500 hundred guests gathered on Monday, 25th September at the prestigious Label Industry Global Awards ceremony as part of this year’s Labelexpo Europe in Brussels.


AIM (Category: Innovation), Herma (Category: Innovation) and ebeam (Category: Sustainability) were named as this year’s Label Industry Global Awards winners.

Professor Tan Junqiao, who recently got 90 years old, came all the way from China to receive the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is bestowed upon an individual who has made a substantial and key contribution to the promotion and growth of the label industry over a minimum of 25 years. Professor Tan is widely acclaimed as pioneer and founding father of the Chinese label industry.

Judges for this year’s award under the chairmanship of Mike Fairley were: Thomas Hagmaier, past-president of FINAT, Craig Moreland, Chairman TLMI, Andy  Thomas, Strategic Director, Labels & Labeling, Rosina Obermayer, editor of NarrowWebTech.

The Label Industry Global Awards 2017 were announced during a gala dinner taking place on the first evening of Labelexpo Europe 2017 (Source: Rosina Obermayer)
500 people did join the gala dinner on Monday, 25th September 2017 in Brussels (Source: G&K)
Lifetime Achievement Award winner is Professor Tan Junqiao (the very right person) (Source: G&K)
Left to right: Mike Fairley, Professor Tan and Georges Gravanis from Avery Dennison (Source: G&K)
Lifetime Achievement Award winner Professor Tan came from China...
... to receive the lifetime achievement award during Labelexpo Europe 2017 (Source: Labelawards)
The Award for Innovation (for companies with up to 300 employees), also sponsored by Flint Group Narrow Web went to AIM, the trade association for the automatic identification industry (Source: Labelawards)
... the world’s first resin-free adhesive for labels that require an extremely strong initial tack ((Source: G&K/Labeleawards)
German company Herma received the Innovation award for the development of its superTack (63Vst), the world’s first resin-free adhesive for labels that require an extremely strong initial tack ((Source: G&K)
In the category „Sustainability“ the winner was ebeam Technologies for its eb curing technology (Source: G&K)
See you in two years at Labelexpo Europe 2019! (Source: G&K)

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