In 2016, the event in La Rochelle, France, celebrated its 30th anniversary. Recently, the best printing results from 15 categories, such as on cardboard, paper, film and labels, were awarded here with Flexostars in gold, silver and bronze. The contest entries were appraised by two juries, a technical jury focused on the complexity of the concept, and an artistic jury who passed their judgment on the aesthetics of the design.
This year, the jury chose six companies as winners of the Flexostars that use Lohmann adhesive tapes for flexographic printing on various substrates, for example in web or direct corrugated cardboard printing. Several prize winners had every reason to be pleased about receiving numerous "stars", so that a total of nine awards were awarded to Lohmann customers, seven of them in gold. An excellent result, as Senior Market Manager Graphics, Silvia Casellato, exclaims: “We have been in the market for plate mounting tapes for more than 60 years. The fact that we are still so successful speaks for the outstanding quality of our products and our many years of experience. This was once again crowned with gold”. Another "coronation" was the award of the “Super Flexostar” to Lohmann’s customer "Gascogne Sacs". “Franck Tartas, Graphic Design Unit Manager at “Gascogne” is very proud. His company not only won the popular “Super Flexostar”, but also an award in the category “Multi-layer films – water-based ink printing”, using Lohmann DuploFLEX® plate mounting tape. “We have been working together with Lohmann for some time now and DuploFLEX® is one of our favorite choices when it comes to plate mounting tapes. We have always achieved excellent results, the performance and consistency are especially instrumental for us”, said Franck.
Lohmann has been the proud sponsor of the event for years. The company not only invited its customers to the award ceremony, but also handed over three prizes themselves. The two "FLEXperts" at Lohmann France, Gilles Durel and Patrice Basle, who participated in the event alongside Silvia Casellato, saw this as a great opportunity to celebrate the dynamic flexographic industry, which is characterized by strong competition, and at the same time to establish valuable contacts.