FTA Reveals Three Recipients of 2020 Technical Innovation Award

BOHEMIA, NY—FTA has announced three recipients of a 2020 FTA Technical Innovation Award, which recognizes disruptive and innovative technologies working to affect change in the package printing industry.

The award-winning technologies were announced during the FTA Awards Presentation on April 22, which kicked off the first of three days of Virtual FORUM 2020.

The companies recognized are:

  • HYBRID Software, one of two winners in the Prepress – Graphics category, for its CLOUDFLOW Patchplanner. The web-based production tool minimizes material use and saves operators’ time by consolidating and optimizing design file layout
  • Miraclon Corp, one of two winners in the Prepress – Graphics category, for its Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution featuring Ultra Clean Technology. The plate making system is both solvent- and VOC-free, and can deliver a press-ready plate in less than one hour and 32 plates across an eight-hour shift
  • Paper Converting Machine Co (PCMC), winner of the Prepress – Pressroom category, for its Meridian Elite. The cleaning system uses laser ablation to remove inks, coatings, varnishes and residue from anilox and application rolls, requiring no cleaning liquids or chemicals

“This year, as it has for a quarter of a century, the FTA Technical Innovation Award recognized three innovative and impactful technologies helping to shape flexography’s future,” said FTA Director of Education Joe Tuccitto.

Read about the three recipients of a 2020 Technical Innovation Award in the May issue of FLEXO Magazine.

In addition to this year’s Technical Innovation Award recipients, FTA also announced the recipients of its other honors and awards, including the 2020 Excellence in Flexography Awards, 2020 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.