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FLEXO Magazine : November 2007
Label Industry Global Awards Gala Dinner was staged. . The R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award went to Andrew Jack ofDow Corning, who was said to have had a major impact on the business over a 3S-year career, during which he assisted in the development of solvent- and water-based silicones, and later worked to establish stan- dards for those products. . Rotoflex International captured the Label Industry Award for Continuous Innovation for remaining in the fore- front of technology-driven improve- ments in label inspection, slitting and rewinding. . Advanced Vision Technology (A VT) received the Label Industry Award for New Innovation based on its dedica- tion to enhancing the value and ben- efüs of automatic inspection system technology for both web applications and the label and package printing market. . The Schriener Group, Oberschleissheim, Germany, was rec- ognized as the European Converter of the Year. The fum, which specializes in pharmaceutical, security and RFID labels, ranks among the fastest grow- ing label makers in Europe. INNOVATIVE & ENTREPRENEURIAL Speaker after speaker at three confer- ence sessions, as well as a large contingent of those networking on the exhibit floor, encouraged printers and converters to emulate and expand upon the moves of the award winners. "Opportunities are out there," was one point driven home time and time again. Among the advice rendered, "Take a more entrepreneurial approach. Try things. Demonstrate inge- nuity. Advance quality and deliver value whenever and wherever possible. Work to establish a global footprint." "This is a creative, innovative industry," Fairley acknowledged early on in the show. "Profitability is a major concern world- wide." Measures suggested for maintain- ing viability included implementation of Lean Manufacturing, or partnering with a large supplier and inking a contract for growth. Such pacts sometimes result in - ,. ... . .11 " .. f, I t ' GTI)'f __ _ LABEL l" I - 11 'J IJ ' 1 , " ...-.. _ ___ I ,1- 1 ,I , \. j(YMID DuraRound >> (I) > (I) (I) - U') .:=s::: (.) -- .c ..... >>> DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS "wicking" of solvent or moisture . Specifically designed for cantilevered, fixed mandrel, or "sleeved" presses . Solid urethane caps to prevent damage to cylinder ends and "sear' ends to resist . Notch mechanically locked in place . Available thicknesses between ADO" and 3.500" >>> FEATURES & BENEFITS . Lightweight design for ease of handling . Robust construction for long life . Chemically resistant. replaceable outer surface for extended life . Registration notch included . Scribe line available upon request Build repeats with thick sleeves Xymid, LLC 5141 Craig Rath Blvd_ Midlothian, VA 23112 804-774-5229' fax 804-774-5331 xymidllc.com