PEIAC founder Prof Tan Junqiao passes away

Professor Junqiao was awarded R Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award

R Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award winner Professor Tan Junqiao passed away on 8 September in Beijing.

Born on October 22, 1927, in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, Professor Junqiao was highly regarded and respected as the founder and chief representative of China’s label and packaging printing industries. 

Professor Junqiao founded PEIAC in 1985 and served in a number of positions including deputy secretary general, deputy director of the Printing Technology Committee, director of the Packaging Printing Committee and honorary chairman of the Label Printing Branch. He was instrumental in introducing and promoting the use of flexo and digital printing technology into China.

A recognized print expert, Professor Tan wrote many professional articles on printing, packaging and labeling technology which were widely read by the new generation of converting business owners.

As well as winning the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, Tan Junqiao has been awarded the sixth Bisheng Printing award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the China Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Association and the PEIAC China Label Industry Special Contribution Award.

Kevin Liu, project director of Labelexpo Asia said, ‘we mourn deeply the passing of Professor Tan Junqiao, who was a true friend and advocate of the Chinese label industry.’