SOURCE: Coating Excellence International

May 31, 2007 11:21 ET

Coating Excellence International Wins Best in Show Award for Its Wide-Web Printing

Three Gold Medals Received in Highly Contested Competition

WRIGHTSTOWN, WI--(Marketwire - May 31, 2007) - Coating Excellence International (CEI), the Wisconsin-based, market-leading flexible packaging company specializing in extrusion coating, laminating, printing and woven bags, today announced the honor of receiving the "Best of Show" award in the wide-web category of the Flexographic Technical Association's (FTA) Excellence in Flexography Awards competition. CEI's Huggies Little Swimmers -- Sun Sensors, stood out from the other 140 entries to initially win a gold medal in the Process/Film category, and then was later named the "Best of Show" by a discerning panel of twelve judges, divided into two, six-person teams.

"The Huggies had a command of all the elements, registration, dot structure, repeat, and on a fairly difficult substrate. There was nowhere to hide mistakes in the design," commented Brian Jacob, in the May '07 issue of Flexo Magazine, in an article profiling the wide-web awards. The article also quoted Tom Ashcroft, a degree of difficulty judge, as saying, "The difficulty of the design was one of the highest we reviewed." Prepress and plates for this design were provided by Schawk - Cincinnati 446.

Out of the 141 entries, the list was narrowed down to 18 finalists, each of which was awarded either a gold, silver or bronze medal according to the judges' final consensus. In addition to the "Best in Show" award for its Huggies Little Swimmers, CEI also received two additional gold medals, one for its Lasercopy® ream wrap (Process, Uncoated) and one for the company's Xerox® Pastels ream wrap (Process, Uncoated). CEI was the only company in the wide-web category to win more than one gold medal, taking home three total.

"Our Huggies package represents the best of Coating Excellence International," said Michael Nowak, president of CEI. "By making an investment in technology, CEI has the wide-web capabilities to create brilliant and flawless packages to suit customers in a variety of industries."


Coating Excellence International (CEI) is a rapid-growth, market-leading flexible packaging company specializing in extrusion coating and laminating, printing, and woven bags with original innovations such as Clean Strip™ Ream Wrap and Super Tube bags. The company produces high-quality, extrusion-coated and laminated products for a wide variety of sectors, including food packaging, industrial products and release markets. CEI works with a vast range of substrates, including machinery with the ability to convert paper, foil, film, and non-woven. For more information, please visit or

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