FTA Names Two Recipients of 2022 Technical Innovation Award

BOHEMIA, NY—FTA has announced two recipients of a 2022 FTA Technical Innovation Award, which recognizes trailblazers making an impact on the package printing and converting industry.

The award-winning technologies were named on Sunday, March 13 during the Awards Banquet at FORUM 2022, FTA’s annual four-day technical conference.

The companies receiving a 2022 Technical Innovation Award, and their technologies, are:

  • DuPont™ Cyrel® Solutions, for its Cyrel Lightning Plates, flexographic plates designed to increase efficiency on high-end and high-cost LED exposure units while matching or exceeding the quality of longer exposure times (Prepress Graphics Category)
  • SOMA spol sro, for its SOMA Changeover Wizard, a flexographic press user interface that guides the press operator throughout a job to optimize the process and minimize operator error (Heavy Metal Category)

“Forward-thinking companies like the recipients of this year’s Technical Innovation Award pave the future for flexography,” said FTA Director of Education Joe Tuccitto. “These innovations will help shape where the industry is headed.”

In-depth articles covering each award-winning technology will appear in FLEXO Magazine’s May issue.

In addition to the Technical Innovation Award, FTA also announced the recipients of its other honors and awards, including the 2022 Excellence in Flexography Awards, 2022 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.