Safety Seal is honoured to announce that they were the 2018 Award Winner for the ‘Best Sleeved Can and Environmental Contribution Label’ at the AWA Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2018. 

AWA (Alexander Watson Associates) Sleeve Label Awards went to Safety Seal Plastics more than once for Best Sleeved Can and Environmental Contribution.

Safety Seal Plastics, Canada, were rewarded for their labels on "One Love" beer cans.  The judges said: “Graphics that mimic the strokes of an artist“s brush on canvas, and the incorporation of technically-challenging holographic and tactile effects – coupled with the complex use of matte and  gloss finishes – put this sleeved can in a league of its own… Flawless  execution of a very creative and ambitious sleeve."

Safety Seal Plastics of Canada took the award, for another beer can label – “Big Spruce“Tag! You“re It!“ sleeves. The judges celebrated this sleeve for its excellent use of perforation and tear tape to facilitate sleeve removal for recycling the can after use.  They underlined the fact that this technique could  very usefully be used in a wider context for sleeve removal from PET containers.   Coupled with consumer advice as promoted by the "pull infographic“, this approach would, the judges said, “greatly reduce the recycling concerns associated with shrink sleeves.“  They further applauded the graphics and overall execution of the sleeve: quality was not compromised to secure its environmental credentials.

Safety Seal is honoured to announce that they were the 2017 Award Winner for ‘Best Sleeve Label in the World’ at the AWA Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2017. 

Judged across four specific categories and with special recognition for ‘best in show’, an independent panel of experts -- chairman Yolanda Simonsis, President & Editorial Director, YTC Media Inc., Dr. Séamus Lafferty, President, Accraply, Inc., Tom Hammer, Product Manager North America, Flint Group Narrow Web, and Will Schretzman, Vice President, Packaging, Verst Group Logistics -- chose Safety Seal’s evocative label for Nine Locks Brewing Company’s Harvest Pumpkin Ale as the winner of the ‘Best Sleeve Label in the World’ Award.  The judges commended this label as ‘a piece of beauty’ and ‘a multi-level experience’, which combined the textured, tactile sandy quality of the sleeve with its effectiveness on a simple container shape in a high-volume application.

Corey Reardon, Principal of AWA Alexander Watson Associates BV, thanked the judges for their sterling efforts, and added that this year’s award winners are ‘real proof of the quality we are seeing today across the sleeve labeling value chain, at every level.’

Safety Seal, received the award from Corey Reardon at the AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2017 in Miami, Florida.


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