During three recent 2017 award ceremonies, numerous Apex International customers were nominated and 34 were declared award winners for their submissions printed with Apex anilox technology. The 2nd EFTA-Benelux Flexo Awards, a biennial competition that accepts entries from printers in Belgium and The Netherlands, was held in Antwerp on November 9th. During the ceremony where gold, silver and bronze awards were presented in ten categories, seven of eight print gold awards were Apex customers – Max Aarts B.V. (flexo print on foil/narrow), Oerlemans Plastics B.V. (flexo print on foil/wide), Etiket Nederland (flexo print on paper/small), Papierindustrie Adriaan Dekker B.V. (flexo print on paper/medium), Mondi Poperinge (flexo print on paper/wide), and double award-winner VPK Packaging N.V. (corrugated post print/uncoated and corrugated post print coated).
On November 23rd, the FlexoTech Awards took place in London. Four Apex customers took home a gold awards – Coveris (UV flexo paper & board), Stora Enso (corrugated post-print, C-Flute and above), Smurfit Kappa CRP (sacks and corrugated preprint liner), and Flex-N-Roll (any flexo job previously printed by another process).
Recognizing the best flexo print in France, the French Technical Association of Flexography (ATF) held its 31st edition of FlexoStars in Saint-Malo on December 14th. Gold winners that printed with Apex anilox technology were – Sical (corrugated post print on uncoated), International Paper (corrugated post print on coated), Richard Laleu (paper-based printing), Gascogne Sacs (complex films printed with water-based ink), Lysipack (awarded twice for aluminum printing and continuous printing on paper) and Palamy (non-complex films: polyethylene – PP – polyester – polyamide – pvc). Gascogne Sacks was also awarded the Technical Jury Award and Smurfit Kappa Colorys received the Artistic Jury Award.
Additional Apex customers also received silver and bronze awards and nominations in all three events. With manufacturing and sales operations on six continents, Apex adds further value by supplying customers with end-to-end anilox or GTT solutions including ink measurement devices, cleaning products and educational/use-and-care seminars.