FMN | April 27th, 2020

Vol. 22 No. 9 An N.V. Publication Market News FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry In Print and Online at ®

April 27, 2020

FTA Reveals Flexo Award Winners

Flexography In The Age Of COVID-19

by Paul Sharkey President, FLXON

reported by Greg Kishbaugh

For having such a significant impact on all our lives; it seems Coronavi-

L ast week, the Flexographic Technical Association announced the 2020 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards, which kicked off the first of three days of Virtual FORUM 2020.

rus has happened overnight. While we were aware of a new strain of virus taking place in China in ear- ly January, it wasn’t until mid-February when Italy reported its first cases that I became aware of the term: coronavirus. A

Paul Sharkey

few weeks later, in mid-March a col- league operating a flexo related busi- ness in Milan told me about travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders taking place there. In This Together By March 15 cases in Italy jumped to 24,000. At that point, distribution systems and delivery services in Italy were not working. Pressrooms were struggling to get inks, substrates and

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A total of 91 awards were given in this year’s competition, in- cluding: 32 gold awards; 30 silver awards; 28 bronze awards; and 1 self-promotion award. From the pool of gold award-winning prints, six were recognized as Best of Show: iTek Packz’s Himalaya Ayurveda Clear Skin Soap Carton was awarded Best In Show in the Narrow Web category.

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