Varna, a flexible packaging company, was recognised with the Golden Cylinder Award in the ‘Innovative Novel Gravure Printing’ category at Gravure Technical Forum 2022 organised by the Gravure Association of the Americas (GAA) and the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL).
The ceremony was held in Orlando, United States recently.
A testament to Varna’s vision to deliver innovative packaging solutions, the Golden Cylinder award was accorded in recognition of the “Best of the Best” among the most creative and highest quality gravure print projects produced by various gravure operators throughout the globe.
Managing Director of Varna Limited, Channa Lalin Wickremesinghe said, “Golden Cylinder award is an honour and an opportunity for Varna to take the name of the homegrown company to the international arena. I take this opportunity to thank our valued business partners Maliban Group Sri Lanka, our ink business partner Sithara Limited, our cylinder engraver Lanka Uchen and other machinery and raw material suppliers for making this journey possible.”
“While having personal pride, let me also add a contextual observation. This award opens the pathway to markets of the future and is an encouragement to those in our industry located worldwide,” he said.
The competition is conducted annually to promote the gravure process and provide peer recognition for technical achievement in each industry segment. Golden Cylinder award reflects the distinctive competencies and capabilities of Varna in various gravure specialisations spheres of packaging and label, product, publication, and technical innovation.