Amerplast claimed the Supreme Award at the FlexoTech International Print and Innovations Awards 2022. Close to four hundred leading figures from across the industry gathered at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London to see the Finnish company crowned for its entry Findus Jegerblanding, originally submitted in the Flexible packaging (medium web) category. 

Amerplast’s triumphant entry was praised by the judges, who said that even amongst such a strong field, it stood out because its ‘combination of detail, sharpness, depth and tight control of the ink balance really allowed subtle detail to shine through.’

Amerplast reigns Supreme at FlexoTech Awards

Amerplast’s Supreme Award winning entry

Hosted by Richard Arnold, a regular fixture on ITV’s popular breakfast show Good Morning Britain, the awards took place on the evening of 12 October.

The continuing expansion and development of the flexo industry was affirmed by the number of companies entering the awards for the first time, of which Amerplast itself was one.

Of course, the Supreme Award winner emerged from 18 different category winners on the night. The full breakdown was:

Labels (process) 
Sponsored by Dantex Group
Won by Kingfisher Labels for Moor Beer Italia Pils

Labels (line and tone)
Sponsored by Focus Label Machinery
Won by MCC Daventry for Long Fin 

Flexible packaging (narrow web)
Sponsored by Cheshire Anilox Technology
Won by Berkshire Labels for Westland Orchid 

Flexible packaging (medium web)
Sponsored by Windmoller & Holscher 
Won by Amerplast for Findus Jegerblanding 

Flexible packaging (wide web)
Sponsored by Bobst
Won by Saica Flex for Fox’s Fabulous Triple Chocolate Cookies 

UV flexo on paper or board
Sponsored by GEW  
Won by Reflex Labels Newcastle for Asda Extra Special Beef Burgers 

Corrugated post-print (A-D flute)
Sponsored by Esko      
Won by Sada Group for Masseria Limandi

Corrugated post-print (E and F flute)
Sponsored by Reproflex 3
Won by Smurfit Kappa Markham Vale for Langham’s Mixed Selection Box

Best use of hybrid printing
Sponsored by Fujifilm
Won by The Label Makers for The Kraken Black Spiced Rum 

Process colours only
Sponsored by Lohmann 
Won by The Encore Group for Givenchy L’Interdit

Originally printed by another process
Sponsored by Miraclon
Won by DS Smith Packaging Livingston for Brewdog mixed eight pack 

Digital labels and packaging
Sponsored by Xeikon
Won by CS Labels for Give Faith Get Faith

Best use of embellishments 
Sponsored by 3M
Won by Kwality Offset Printers for Kamet Whiskey 

Environmentally sustainable company of the year
Sponsored by tesa
Won by The Reflex Group

Best newcomer
Sponsored by MPS
Won by Kingfisher Labels for Moor Beer Italia Pils

Best use of ECG 
Sponsored by XSYS
Won by Interflex Group Sunderland for Quality Street Spring 

Promotional print
Sponsored by Heidelberg
Won by Amberley Labels for Amberley Embellishment Showcase

Sponsored by Close Brothers Asset Finance 
Won by Phoseon Technology for Nexus One UV LED curing systems 

Supreme award
Sponsored by Whitmar Publications
Won by Amerplast for Findus Jegerblanding 

FlexoTech would like to extend its thanks to everyone who attended the ceremony, everybody who entered, our host, the venue, our four judges and all of our sponsors, without whom the event simply wouldn’t be possible. 

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2023!