SGIA Judges Award HEMTEK ST 2017 Product of the Year for Finishing – Equipment – All others Category
CHICAGO — August 14, 2017 — Leister Technologies AG (2017 SGIA Expo Booth 3356), the worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot-air equipment, is proud to announce its HEMTEK ST banner welder has received the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year Award in the Finishing – Equipment – All Others category.
More than 70 companies competed in the 2017 Product of the Year Awards, submitting 222 entries over the competition’s 49 categories — the largest field of competitors in the awards program’s history. All entries will be displayed in the Golden Image Gallery at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10–12). Ray Weiss, SGIA’s Digital Imaging Specialist, coordinated the yearly awards program and said competition was tight.
“This was the best year for entries that I can remember,” Weiss said. “In addition to the sheer volume of competitors, product quality was outstanding. Leister Technologies’ award was well-earned!”
The capabilities of the affordable, new HEMTEK ST stationary welder include hem welds, pole pockets, and hems with rope. Users of the machine quickly can weld promotional banners or tarpaulins from corner-to-corner in a single pass with ease.
The coveted Product of the Year jewel awards will be presented in a special ceremony Monday, October 10, in conjunction with the 2017 SGIA Expo, and exhibitors will be able to display them in their booths.
Leister Technologies AG
Leister Technologies AG (www.leister.com) has been the worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot-air equipment for more than 65 years. The Swiss manufacturer’s plastic-welding products are used in roof sealing systems, floor coverings, plastic sheeting, earthworks, hydraulic and tunnel engineering, process equipment manufacturing and for vehicle repair; its process heat products are used for activating, heating, curing, melting, shrinking, welding, sterilizing, drying and warming.
Leister’s global headquarters is in Kaegiswil, Switzerland with sales and service centers in more than 90 countries. With a commitment to quality, the company is ISO 9001 certified, and develops and produces all its products and accessories (more than 10,000 items) on its own state-of-the-art manufacturing premises.
Leister Technologies LLC
Headquartered in Chicago, Leister Technologies LLC is a subsidiary of Leister Technologies AG. It supports the sales and service of Leister’s full line of process heat, plastic welding, laser and microsystem products through its wide network of distribution partners across North America.
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