Drytac has been awarded by SGIA in a number of categories for its solutions which include Polar Chrome, ViziPrint Illuminate and more. The awards have been announced ahead of PRINTING United, the newest event from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) stable.
The company has been recognised for its adhesive material innovations in five categories at the SGIA 2019 Product of the Year competition – exceeding last year’s win of two awards.
Drytac came out on top in the Laminates, Adhesives, Films and Coatings category for its Protac Anti-Scratch Gloss 10 mil (250μ), a clear PET laminating film with a scratch-resistant hard coat and high-gloss finish, which is coated on one side with Drytac’s clear-as-glass pressure-sensitive adhesive. It is also available in a 4 mil (100μ) version.
In the Media – Adhesive Back (Not Vinyl) group, Drytac received the SGIA nod for its exceptional Polar Chrome product, a silver satin reflective PET film designed for eye-catching indoor and short-term outdoor displays and signage. It is also ideal for ultra-reflective and durable labels and stickers – as proven by an epic cross-country motorcycle trip undertaken by Drytac’s Jerry Hill earlier this year.
Drytac ReTac Textures picked up the SGIA trophy for Media – Adhesive Back Vinyl, in recognition of its ability to add depth and visual appeal to flat images thanks to its embossed textured finish, with ReTac ultra-removable adhesive backing for easy removal and repositioning – making it the perfect option for high-impact wall graphics.
ViziPrint Illuminate, a translucent matte PET film designed for incredible window graphics and decals, won the Media – Films prize, while SGIA honoured ViziPrint Deco SR in the Media – Non-PVC category. Like Illuminate, this window film has been developed for stunning graphics on glass and other smooth surfaces, with extra staying power.
The SGIA 2019 Product of the Year awards were decided by a panel of judges representing the whole printing industry, who evaluated over 200 entries in 72 categories. Ray Weiss, director of Digital Print Programmes, SGIA, commented, ‘One of the things I like best about our competition is that it is juried, and judges are basing their decisions on objective criteria. And with outstanding entries like Drytac’s products, they had their work cut out for them. The Product of the Year competition represents the best of the best among commercial hardware, software, consumables, and industrial and screen equipment. Congratulations to all the winners.’
Shaun Holdom, global product manager at Drytac said, ‘In 2018 we were recognised in two categories in the SGIA Product of the Year competition, so to have won five in 2019 is fantastic. These five awards are testament to the market-leading innovation of the whole Drytac team, who consistently look to the market and its changing needs to develop exciting new products.’