noun | in·no·va·tion | \ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən \
The definition of innovation, according to Merriam-Webster, is the introduction of something new; a new idea, method, or device. New technologies are essential to continue moving the flexographic industry forward.
The FTA Technical Innovation Award, for more than two decades, has sought to recognize and celebrate the incredible achievements made by individuals and companies—large and small—which have contributed to the growth of our industry. It does that by calling attention to innovative processes and technologies, deemed by a panel of industry experts to have the potential to power flexography’s future.
By submitting your entry, you and your organization have the potential to join the illustrious group of award recipients. All award-winning innovations gain global recognition and exposure throughout 2018. Winners are honored at the Awards Banquet during Forum, receive a feature in FLEXO Magazine and are highlighted multiple times through FTA’s website, social media channels and press releases.
The 2017 Technical Innovation Award Winners
Esko‘s XPS Crystal 5080
“The XPS Crystal is the result of teamwork, long hours of research and the dedication of our customers to push Esko to continuously improve digital flexo technology,” said Pascal Thomas, Esko director of flexo business. “With FTA’s Technical Innovation Award comes great recognition and probably the best reward our team could have dreamt of.”
Flint Group‘s EkoCure ANCORA Ink
“We see UV LED as the future—it addresses printer economics, brand owner concerns for food packaging safety and the industry’s drive for more sustainable solutions that use less energy and create less waste,” said Niklas Olsson, Flint Group’s global brand manager for the Narrow Web division.
Mark Andy‘s Digital Series Hybrid Press
“This award validates the ability for a 70-year strong company to evolve as technology evolves. Understanding how the evolution of flexo can integrate with the newest digital technologies has been especially rewarding,” said Ray Dickinson, Mark Andy VP of marketing and business development, digital solutions.
Recent Technical Innovation Award Winners
Nuova GIDUE, for its Digital Flexo Excellence technology system
See All the Technical Innovation Award Winners
For more than 20 years, the FTA Technical Innovation Award has been recognizing innovative technical achievements in the flexographic industry. See what companies have taken home the honor every year since 1996.