Product Highlights From Labelexpo Americas 2012
Highlighted by the Label Industry Global Awards, there was plenty to see and do at Labelexpo AmericasOctober 2012 By Tom Polischuk
Labelexpo Americas 2012 was a very successful show by any account. A steady parade of show attendees were treated to a wide array of new products and technology demonstrations. A major highlight of the show, the Label Industry Global Awards 2012, took place on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.
Steve Lee, vice president of technology at RotoMetrics, was honored with the prestigious R Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. Over a 35 year career, Lee has been a pioneering force in the design and manufacture of rotary tooling. The judging panel commended Lee for being instrumental in growing RotoMetrics from a small, low-tech die supplier in a fledgling industry into a global, full-service supplier of a broad portfolio of products designed around converter needs.
The Label Industry Award for Continuous Innovation went to Stork Prints for its long-standing record of innovation that adds significant value to its customers' processes and products. The Label Industry Award for New Innovation was presented to Advanced Vision Technology (AVT). AVT took the award for its SpectraLab, a new add-on module to the AVT inspection platforms.
Baumgarten Grafica Ltd took the Converter Award for Sustainability/Environmental Responsibility. A major player in the Brazilian label and package printing market, the company has put sustainability at the heart of its business.
Avery Dennison took the Green Award in recognition of its company-wide drive to make its products and manufacturing process more environmentally friendly. Championing sustainability, the company has introduced a number of initiatives to increase recycling compatibility for the pressure sensitive adhesive market.
The following is a snapshot of just some of the news, products, and technologies that were on display at this year's show.
Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) showcased its SpectraLab, a new add-on module to the Helios II family that features in-line spectral measurements according to the international ISO standards. It provides absolute color measurements, L*a*b*, and density readings to match with brand owner's color standards.