An excellent year for Lohmann’s DuploFLEX plate mounting tapes
2017 was a particularly successful year for Lohmann’s graphic team. During numerous award ceremonies, they were able to convince the expert juries with their adhesive solutions for flexographic printing and thus bestowed their customers with many different awards. The most successful events were the "FlexoTech Awards" in London, followed by the “Best in Flexo” award in Bologna. Here, Lohmann’s customers notched-up a total of 15 prizes.
In November 2017, the “Flexo Tech Awards” took place in London. As in every year, prizes were awarded in 15 categories, including a “Supreme Award”. Among the nominees were 22 companies that utilize Lohmann plate mounting tapes for flexographic printing, of which three were awarded with the coveted prizes. Lohmann plate mounting tapes thus impressed in the categories corrugated cardboard printing, UV flexo, paper and corrugated board as well as label printing. The company was once again the proud “Gold Sponsor” of the event. Lohmann not only invited its customers to the event, but also presented a prize themselves. Senior Market Manager Graphics, Silvia Cassellato, regarded the event as a great opportunity to celebrate the dynamic and highly competitive flexo industry and to establish valuable contacts.
In the same month, the “Best in Flexo” awards of the ATIF (Italian Flexographic Printing Association) took place in Italy. The field of participants consisted of winners of national prizes and convinced the jury with “outstanding examples in the field of flexographic printing”. More than 200 like-minded people from the European flexo “family” gathered together for a gala dinner to honor the best of their industry in the following categories: flexographic printing on paper (narrow, wide and super wide web printing), flexographic printing on film (narrow, medium and wide web printing, laminated and UV medium web printing), corrugated board direct printing (coated and uncoated) and the “Best in Show” (best results).
This year, the jury decided on 12 companies that use Lohmann plate mounting tapes on a variety of substrates in narrow and wide web printing, laminated and coated, as winners of “Best in Flexo”. In detail, this means three first, five second and three third places as well as a “Best in Show” were awarded to Lohmann’s customers. An excellent result, as Senior Market Manager Graphics, Silvia Cassellato, remarks: “This is proof that Lohmann tapes are the first choice for most “super printers”. For 2018, she is confident that the winning streak will continue: “We also hope that our new product line - our Engineered Bonding Tape DuploFlex EB and EBX will also scoop up a lot of prizes”.