FTA Names Three Recipients of 2021 Technical Innovation Award

BOHEMIA, NY—FTA has announced three recipients of the 2021 FTA Technical Innovation Award, which has recognized disruptive, groundbreaking and innovative technologies impacting the package printing industry for more than 25 years.

The award-winning technologies were unveiled as part of FORUM 2021’s Awards Presentation, kicking off the Association’s two-week technical conference.

The companies receiving a 2021 Technical Innovation Award, and their technologies, are:

  • Fathom Optics, for its Light Field Technology Software, enabling printers to add 3D-like effects without the use of additional materials (prepress/graphics category)
  • Hybrid Software, for its Intelligent Flexo CLOUDFLOW Module, which locates and corrects problem areas in images before printing (prepress/graphics category)
  • Rheonics, for its RPS InkSight Viscosity Control System, a multi-station ink viscosity control system (prepress/pressroom category)

“The technologies created by the recipients of this year’s Technical Innovation Award are proof that the flexographic printing process will never stop evolving,” said FTA Director of Education Joe Tuccitto.

Read a brief synopsis of each 2021 Technical Innovation Award recipient in the May issue of FLEXO Magazine. In-depth articles covering each technology will appear in the magazine’s July issue.

In addition to the Technical Innovation Award, FTA also announced the recipients of its other honors and awards, including the 2021 Excellence in Flexography Awards, 2021 Sustainability Excellence Award, President’s Award honorees and Hall of Fame inductee.

About FTA

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Chartered in 1958, FTA is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others—together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.