SOURCE: Coating Excellence International

October 01, 2007 16:49 ET

Coating Excellence International Wins Multiple Awards for Its Printing and Flexible Packaging

WRIGHTSTOWN, WI--(Marketwire - October 1, 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 multiple awards for its high-quality printing and SUPER-TUBE bags.

For the company's SUPER-TUBE Kaytee Songbird Blend Bag, the Printing Industries Association and the Graphic Arts Technical Association awarded CEI a Premier Printing Award, or a "Benny," as it's commonly referred to within the industry. The "Benny" award gets its name from the Associations' logo which contains an image of Benjamin Franklin. Given out every year since 1950, the Premier Print Awards are the industry's oldest and most prestigious international awards competition. Each year, printing companies from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Australia, Hong Kong, and other nations around the world enter the competition. The Printing Industries Association and the Graphic Arts Technical Association is one of many organizations that have recently recognized CEI's high-quality products and innovation.

The North American Publishing Company also recently recognized CEI for its water-based ink printing. The company received two of the three awards given out in the flexible packaging category this month in the annual Gold Ink awards competition. CEI was awarded a gold medal for its Finch Color Copier 17"x11" Ream Wrap and a Bronze medal for its Kaytee Songbird Blend Bird Seed Bag. There were more than 1,500 entries in what's considered the "Golden Globe" awards by many in the printing industry.

"By constantly investing in technology, CEI is able to produce the highest-quality print and packaging products," said Michael Nowak, president of CEI. "Our year-over-year increase in production and sales is proof that we're doing it right, however, it's a great honor to win these awards as well."

CEI's SUPER-TUBE and Finch Color Copier 17"x11" Ream Wrap are two examples of how the company's unique innovations bring manufacturing business and jobs back to the US from Far East competitors such as China and Korea. Another example is when Sweet'N Low awarded CEI the sole contract for printing the company's sugar packets. Today, CEI produces two-billion Sweet'N Low packets a month.

About Coating Excellence International

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, woven and non-woven. For more information, please visit or

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