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Esko-Graphics customers excel at the 1st Asian Flexo Awards 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Singapore, December 8, 2004 – Esko-Graphics customers have amassed 5 awards at the inaugural Asian Flexo Award ceremony, held in conjunction with the annual Asian Flexographic Technical Association (AFTA) conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Special congratulations go to Thailand’s TPN Flexpak for winning the prestigious Chairman’s Award for best-in-show. Esko-Graphics wants to congratulate also Tetrapak Foshan, China for winning the Beverage Cartons & Cups category with “Seasons Ice Lemon Tea” and Thai Containers Group, who won the Postprint for Corrugated Non White liner category with “Tiparos – tom yam kung”. TPN Flexpak won 2 more prizes: the Mid Web Film category for “Iceland Chicken Breast” and the Wide Web category for “High 5 Grain Bread”. “We are very proud that so many of our customers came on top during this prestigious contest. I share the view of the judges that many of the entries would win prizes, not just in Asia, but also worldwide. This is a testimony that flexo in Asia has grown to a level that can compete with the best and that our technology is used to achieve those results is very gratifying.” says Jean-Pierre De Moor, Vice President for Esko-Graphics Asia Pacific. The annual Asian Flexo Excellence Award is founded to recognize the outstanding achievement in the flexographic packaging industries across Asia. The awards presented are judged on a wholly quality oriented set of criteria to ensure fairness throughout the process. The panel of judges includes recognized figures within the Asian printing community, well-known in their areas of expertise, and was headed by Alf Carrigan, the Chairman of the National Print Awards from Australia.

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