The 2016 edition of Flexo Day took place in Bologna, at Savoia Hotel Regency, on November 22nd and 23rd .
The event, organized by ATIF, the Italian Technical Association for the development of flexography, was entirely dedicated to the latest innovations in the packaging market. Uteco actively attended the event as Platinum Sponsor with a presentation entitled "Full Green in Flexo - the Alternative Technology" held by Giuseppe Tripaldi, Uteco Printing & Technologies "Converdrome" Manager. The presentation focused on the theme of eco-sustainability explained how Uteco is active on the front line in the study of innovative solutions in terms of environment’ respect, such as the use of EB and UV LED technologies and the launch on the market of the new Onyx XS EcoOne, flexographic printing press for short runs equipped with 4 in-line processes: EB flexo printing – EB Lamination - slit up to 10 reels and rewinder with fully automatic unloading system. After the presentation, Uteco Group CEO, Aldo Peretti held a brief speech, talking about the importance, for innovation and research and development, a strong chain integration between machine manufacturers, technology providers, and inks, printers and converters, end users such as brand owners of Food and Beverage.
As usual, on the evening of November 22nd , were officially announced the winners of BestInflexo, Atif’s Award, conceived and promoted in order to enhance the flexographic printing quality, promoting the work and passion of the operators of this field.
Printers in nomination: Antonio Sada & Figli, Bioplast, Bluepack, Cartotecnica Postumia, Corapack, Flexo Label Italia, Gammapack, Imball Center, Ipi, Mida, Minova Labels, Multi-color Italia, Nuova Erreplast, Riber, Sacchettificio di Rosà, Sacchettificio Nazionale G. Corazza, Scatolificio Ceriana, Scatolificio Ts and Scea.
At the announcement of the winners, the awards were handed over by companies who supported the event, including Uteco Group, whose representatives personally awarded the client company Nuova Erreplast in the category “creative use of flexographic printing” to perform a typically gravure job with flexo technology, with excellent results. Nuova Erreplast was also awarded with the Best in Show 2016 prize and therefore will be admitted to the final step of FTA Europe. Uteco also rewarded the company Cartotecnica Postumia for the category “medium web on paper and cardboard”.
Other awarded companies:
Category “medium web on film”: Imball Center
Category “wide web on film”: Scea
Category “wide web on paper/paper board”: IPI
The BestinFlexo 2016 jury also awarded two other prizes with special mentions to:
Multi-Color Italia in the category “combined use of flexographic printing” and Nuova Erreplast in the category “creative use of flexographic printing”.