Nuova Gidue president Federico d’Annunzio has hailed the Italian company’s success at the recent Label Industry Global Awards 2014 as ‘high incentive’ to continue development of new technologies for the labels and packaging market.

Nuova Gidue was named as joint winner, alongside Stephanos Karydakis, in the Award for Innovation (under 300 employees) in the Label Industry Global Awards 2014 competition, with the awards presented at a dinner and reception during Labelexpo Americas 2014.

Stephanos Karydakis’s winning innovation was a multi-active label that incorporates thermochromic ink, spot matte and gloss varnish, metalized foil and digital watermarking. Nuova Gidue took the award for its system of technologies under the name Digital Flexo Excellence to digitize and automate the workflow, set-up and running of a flexographic label and packaging press.

Read full details of all the winners here.

Of winning the award, d’Annunzio said: ‘This award is a high incentive for Nuova Gidue to continue developing new technologies for the benefit of the labels and packaging market.’

Matteo Cardinotti, managing director of Nuova Gidue, said: ‘Digital presses in combination with advanced automated flexo presses are the future for the next generation of converters. We are happy that the judges have understood the Nuova Gidue Digital Flexo Excellence concept in this important moment of our industry.

“Excellence” in digital flexo automation grants converters very high profits and extreme flexibility.’

Cristina Toffolo, Nuova Gidue vice-president of marketing, added: ‘This award is dedicated to the entire Nuova Gidue team that in these recent years has worked hard to confirm and strengthen its role as an innovative Italian manufacturing company. We want to deeply thank all our customers in the world that have supported Nuova Gidue with continuous trust and confidence by investing in our new technologies, and our suppliers and distributors for their tight partnership and constant commitment.’

Digital Flexo Excellence presses have already been installed in Europe, and will soon enter the Middle East market.

Maurizio Trecate, Nuova Gidue vice-president of sales, concluded: ‘We believe that Nuova Gidue Digital Flexo and Excellence technologies will increase the manufacturing efficiency of many labels and packaging converters in the world. A new digital Era for flexography has been born.’

Written for: Labels and Labeling Magazine

Sept. 2014

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