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R/BAK Tapes Win Big at 2010 FRENCH FTA & UNFEA Competitions

ROGERS, CT – Rogers R/bak® cushion mounting materials were used on eight winning flexographic print jobs entered into competition for FlexoStar awards given out last December by the French Flexographic Technical Association (FTA).

The annual French FTA FlexoStar Award competition, now in its 26th year, judges finished print jobs representing the full range of flexographic printing applications from narrow web to post-print corrugated. It is judged by a jury of eight flexographic print specialists representing repro-houses, ink manufacturers, substrate suppliers and printers. R/bak took three awards for narrow web, two awards for flexible packaging and three awards for post-print corrugated. Additionally, Rogers SA 2115 product won the coveted Super Flexo Grand Prix given by the French label printer association, UNFEA, at its Salon de L’Emballage exhibition in Paris. This marks the second year in a row that R/bak cushion mounting tapes have won the Super Flexo Grand Prix.

“Rogers R/bak material has won many FlexoStar awards over the quarter century of French FTA award events,” commented Fabien Gabert of CODIPAG France, the French distributor of R/bak materials based in Lyon. “With the increasing use of digital flexo plates, more and more printers are turning to compressibles because they provide the dot gain control that is critical in achieving perfect print results. Using R/bak materials, a printer has much more pressure control on high resolution printruns.”

“We were thrilled to hear the news about the winning performance of R/bak cushions in the French FTA awards competition,” added Brenda Reynolds, Rogers’ product manager for printing. She noted that, open-cell polyurethane foam technology provides the cushioning needed to absorb shock better, and is uniquely positioned to maximize performance in both speed and final print quality, resulting in lower overall costs.

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