SOURCE: Coating Excellence International

May 19, 2008 15:08 ET

Coating Excellence International Honored for Its Wide-Web Printing

CEI Receives Five Medals Including "Best of Show" Award

WRIGHTSTOWN, WI--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - 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 five medals, including the "Best of Show" honor in the wide-web category of the Flexographic Technical Association's (FTA) Excellence in Flexography Awards competition. CEI's Malta Cleyton® Triple Corona® New Generation® NG bag was the judges overall favorite, just beating out another submission by CEI to win the "Best of Show" award among the 29 medal winners in the wide-web category.

Commenting in the May 2008 issue of Flexo Magazine which profiled the FTA award winners, Judge Dwayne Cormier noted of CEI's "Best of Show" bag, "It's water-based, which is different and difficult for wide-web film. The tonal range was excellent. The black is all process, and it's an excellent match to the proof."

The other top contender in the "Best of Show" category was CEI's Multiuse Paper Ream Wrap, made for Staples®. "The radial gradient is a lot harder to control, and there is more to control than on the Best of Show," observed Sunil Datt, who judged degree of difficulty for wide web.

Of the 637 print samples that were submitted, 147 awards were given out in 11 categories. More than forty industry-respected professionals served as the judging panel in the three-day competition, which honored the best and most innovative companies, products and techniques in the Flexographic industry. In addition to receiving "Best of Show" honors for its Malta Cleyton® bag (Process, Film) and a gold medal for its Staples® ream wrap (Screen, Film), Coating Excellence also received silver medals for its W.B. Mason Flagship Premium Copy Paper Wrapper (Process, Uncoated) and Tiger Bond Ream wrap (Process, Uncoated). CEI was also awarded a bronze medal for its Boise® HDP™ Glossy Color Laser Wrapper (Process, Film).

"By leveraging our investment in innovation, Coating Excellence International is able to offer award-winning, cost-effective printing and packaging solutions to a wide range of industries," said Michael Nowak, president of Coating Excellence International.

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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 SuperTube 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.

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