Dispatches from drupa – Day three

When talking to seasoned veterans of drupa, many of them say the first day or two of the trade fair are calmer than the following few. They weren’t kidding. Day three of the fair saw bigger crowds in the halls, longer waits to chat with vendors and longer lines for food. Everything was bigger, including the excitement from exhibitors and visitors alike.

Our editors attended press conferences with Dupont, Omet and a forum on sustainable packaging printing with BASF and Sun Chemical. In addition, they visited the Esko booth, the Uteco booth and talked to Ebeam technologies as well as made exciting connections with the European Rotogravure Association. More on all of this will come in our special drupa reports issue, published one month after the event is finished.

But the highlight of the third day would have to be the FTA Europe Diamond Awards. Held at the Hyatt Regency, the event was a grand affair, with decadent food and great conversation. People dressed their best to honour the best of the best in flexographic printing. (Read more about the FTA Europe in the latest issue of Flexo & Gravure Global.)

More than 200 people came to show their support for the excellent printed packaging, with the association awarding Best In Show to DS Smith Deutschland for its work in the Flexo Print On Paper – Super Wide Web category. Other award winners are as follows:

Flexo  Print On Paper – Narrow Web
Diamond to Coveris UK
2nd Winner S.B.E. France
3rd  Winner Rac Etiquettes France

Flexo Print On Paper  – Wide  Web
Diamond to DS Smith Belper UK
2nd Winner Cartotecnica Postumia Italy
3rd Winner Felco B.V. Benelux

Flexo Print On Paper – Super Wide Web
Diamond  To DS  Smith Deutschland
2nd Winner France Flexo France
3rd France Flexo France

Flexo Print On Film – Narrow Web
Diamond  to Minova Labels Italy
2nd  Winner Max Aarts B.V. Benelux
3rd Winner Sleever International France

Flexo Print On Film – Medium Web
Diamond to Clondalkin Harlingen Benelux
2nd Winner Bastin-Pack Benelux
3rd Winner Palamy France

Flexo Print  On Film – Wide Web
Diamond to Interflex Group UK
2nd Winner Kivo Plastic Verpakkingen Benelux
3rd Winner Barbier France

Flexo  Print On Film – Medium Web UV Ink
Diamond  to Interket Limited UK
2nd Winner Maca Italy

Flexo Print On Film  – Laminated
Diamond to Sac Emballages France
2nd Winner Uniflex Cscs – Belarus
3rd Winner Amcor Cumbria UK

Flexo  Print Corrugated  Post Print Coated
Diamond to Toppazzini Italy
2nd  Winner Chespa UK
3rd Winner Sofpo France

Flexo Print Corrugated  Post Print Uncoated
Diamond to Emin Leydier France
2nd Winner Smurfit Kappa Chelmsford UK
3rd Winner DS Smith South West UK

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