FMN | October 1st, 2018

Label Awards ( Cont’d from Page 1)



300 employees), also sponsored by Flint Group Nar- row Web, went to RotoMetrics for its RotoRepel, a non-stick coating that’s available on its solid and flex- ible cutting dies. This technology reportedly mini- mizes adhesive pick-up and transfer and has resulted in significant benefits, including: Improved press effi- ciency, presses running faster, significant reduction in downtime, longer tool life, waste reduction and lower tool costs. Avery Dennison won the Award for Sustainability, sponsored by Labels & Labeling magazine.Avery Den- nison partnered with EcoVadis, a sustainability per- formance rating solution, to operate a collaborative dashboard providing sustainability ratings and perfor- mance improvement tools for their global supply chain.The platform reportedly deliver simple and re- liable scorecards to monitor supplier best practices.A total of 21 internationally recognized sustainability criteria are reviewed and separated into four criteria themes: environment, social, ethics and supply chain. R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award The final award of the night, the R. Stanton Avery Pi- oneer Award, which was previously announced in June, went to Alex Knott, of the Dow Chemical Com- pany.This award, sponsored by Avery Dennison, hon- ors the contribution an individual has made which has really impacted the label and package printing sector, whether their pioneering work has spanned two years or two decades. Knott is a senior scientist in the company and leader of a global team that has pioneered the latest innovations in pressure-sensitive silicone release liner coating technology, including the introduction of Dow’s Flat Release Systems. This technology has not only revolutionized high speed, low coating weight, high performance and la- belstock release liner production, but has also been a key factor in helping to drive down silicone coat- ing costs. For the label converter and end-user, this has contributed to superior waste stripping perfor- mance at ever-increasing press running speeds, as well as enabling much higher label application line speeds on the latest automated product decoration systems. This work has helped build Knott’s global reputation as a leading authority on silicone pres- sure-sensitive systems. “This is an industry that dares to be different and push the boundaries of excellence and technology, but this would not be possible without the sheer de- termination and hard work of our many industry col- leagues around the world,” said Mike Fairley, chair of the judges.

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