Jindal Films Americas, Eshuis and Dow Chemical Company were named as this year’s Label Industry Global Awards winners, with Bruce Bell presented with his R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, during a gala ceremony at the end of the first day of Labelexpo Americas 2016.
Jindal Films Americas won in the Award for Innovation (for companies with over 300 employees), category, sponsored by Flint Group Narrow Web, for its development of Platinum Thermal, a white surface printable polyolefin film.
Eshuis collected the Award for Innovation (for companies with less than 300 employees), again sponsored by Flint Group Narrow Web, for its work with Coca-Cola to develop a bow label.
Eshuis was requested by Coca-Cola to develop an industrial 3D bow label which, after a year and half of research and development, resulted in a three-layer bow which could be applied at 40,000 bottles per hour as a standard Coke wrap-around label. In association with Constantia Flexibles, more than 130 million labels were produced, divided over 21 different sizes of bow label. It increased Coca-Cola’s sales volume and had a huge impact on social media channels. Read more about the bow label in L&L here.
Dow Chemical Company received the Award for Sustainability, sponsored by Jindal Films, for its Chemical Sustainability Tool initiative that has been designed to enable teams to quickly evaluate sustainability challenges and opportunities, document their thoughts and create an effective visual way of communicating the results. The tool engages a wide employee base in sustainability and indicates the extent to which any development can contribute to a more sustainable world.
Closing the ceremony, Belmark’s Bruce Bell was presented with his R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony to honor his continuous commitment to supporting the industry throughout his long career. A highly-regarded ambassador for label printing, Bell was singled out for not only his success in establishing Belmark in 1977, but for actively encouraging and inspiring upcoming talent through his involvement with the TLMI. Read more about Bruce Bell being presented with the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award here.
Also on the night, the L9 Associations presented the World Labels Awards 2015 ‘Best of the Best’, with the winners named as: Collotype Labels, Australia (Combination Printing category); Sato Printing, Japan (Letterpress Printing category); Fuji Mark, Japan (Offset Litho Printing); Studio Labels, Australia (Flexographic Printing category); Collotype Labels, US (Digital Printing).
Mike Fairley, chair of the Label Industry Global Awards judging panel commented: ‘It is the 13th anniversary of the Label Industry Global Awards and again, our entrants have demonstrated that the sector is showing no sign of slowing down with regards to the level of technological innovation going on. The judges deliberated long and hard and we congratulate all of our winners and finalists on their achievements in striving and succeeding in delivering these standards of excellence in their everyday business operations and practices.’