Kodak recently announced the 12 winners of the Global Flexo Innovation Awards. The awards recognize and honour companies that, through innovation, are driving the industry transformation of flexographic standards worldwide.
India’s Pentaflex Films LLP, was the only winner of the 12 hailing from Asia. The company was awarded a Silver with highest honours. According to Kodak, companies are awarded the distinction of highest honours based on a numerical scoring system.
Pentaflex Films LLP, India
SILVER : Conversion from other print processes and Commitment to Sustainable Print
Salt is traditionally packaged in a PET+PE structure for ease of printability and quality of gravure printing on PET. The brand owner wanted a sustainable and recyclable solution, which Pentaflex Films successfully delivered by converting the job to a 100%-recyclable PE+PE structure. The print layer is sandwiched between the two layers of PE. Usually PE printing has some limitations when printed gravure, but the combination of Pentaflex Films’s latest Bobst press and FLEXCEL NX plates provided a result that was so accurate in reproduction that it was difficult to distinguish from the existing gravure product.
The panel judged entries against four categories of innovation excellence: creativity in graphic design; conversion from other print processes; workflow efficiency; and commitment to sustainability. Awards were divided into three classes: Silver, Gold and Platinum. The judging panel gave seven Gold Awards and five Silver Awards.