The winners of the METPACK Innovation Award 2017 have been chosen: the Italian company PrintabLED has won the industry Gold award for its high-performance UV-LED systems of the same name for paint and printing systems.
Representatives of the company accepted the award at the special ceremony held on 3 May 2017 at Messe Essen exhibition centre. Other Silver and Bronze awards went to KBA-MetalPrint and Valspar. At METPACK, the world’s leading trade fair for metal packaging, which runs until 6 May, Messe Essen awards industry prizes to exhibitors of particularly innovative products. This year the international jury chaired by Gernot Geldner received a record number of 26 entries. Innovative content, cost savings and improved quality were the criteria against which the experts judged each individual entry.
PrintabLED wins the Gold METPACK Innovation Award for its innovative UV-LED curing devices in the PrintabLED product range. The jury recognised the high energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly design of the UV-LED drying technology for curing printing inks, paints and adhesives on metal packaging. UV-LED devices do not use mercury and have a narrow emission spectrum, so that no ozone or undesirable radiation is formed during thermal drying. Compared with traditional techniques, the new products require up to 90% less energy.Back to the news overview