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Labelexpo 2019 (Cont’d from Page 5)

oped to simplify the implementation of screens and dot gain curves in the reprographics process. Designed to improve the flexo plate making process and flexog- raphic print quality via Crystal Screens, Print Control Wizard is said to offer the sector a simplified, standard- ized approach to take process parameters like ink,print- ing press, substrate and aniloxes into consideration for screen and curve creation.Print ControlWizard outputs a set of Crystal Screens and curves used for plate ex- posing on a CDI Crystal XPS, reportedly resulting in the most optimal flexo print quality. This Label Industry Global Award is the latest acco- lade for the technology, following previously winning the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and Eu- ropean Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Tech- nical Innovation awards. Avery Dennison won the Environmental & Sustain- ability Award, sponsored by Labels & Labeling, for its Recycled PET Liners.The launch of the product in Eu- rope has focused on meeting sustainability objectives and the need to support recycling in the packaging industry. The judges were impressed that the sustain- able liners were made with 30 percent recycled PET post-consumer waste from PET bottles, while main- taining the technical qualifications the liner material needs for supply chain labeling success. The Rising Star Award, sponsored by the Label Acad- emy and Avery Dennison, went to Robert Rae of GEW. Rae joined the company in 2014 following an early ca- reer in research with P&G.With a top chemistry degree from Durham University, his skills have enabled him to make an immediate contribution toward developing an LED product introduced in 2016, and now in launching a new LED system at Labelexpo 2019. He has also been heavily involved with the UVFoodSafe Group. The European Converter of the Year Award, spon- sored by Grafisk Maskinfabrik, went to Reynders. Founded in 1956, Reynders today has label plants and Centers of Excellence in Belgium,France,Poland,Spain and India.The judges felt that its recent developments in digitally printed, full-color booklets were especially noteworthy, since after only 18 months, the company’s investment in the production of ‘loyalty stamps’ has re- sulted in over six billion labels printed and supplied to all corners of the world. Reynders also promotes sus- tainable label alternatives, with a planned installation of 800+ solar panels and investments to reduce water, gas and electricity consumption. Its emphasis on ca- reer growth and after work activities for employees also impressed judges. A Special Recognition Award, sponsored by ILS, was also made to Clive Smith, founder of Labelexpo, hon-

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