Posts Tagged ‘Avery Dennison’

  • Wrap King steps down from his throne

    Nick Caminiti, the reigning ‘King of the Wrap World’, will not contest this year’s Wrap Like a King competition. Entries are now open for the vehicle wrapping championship with a total prize pool of more than US$30,000 (AU$40,470).

    Nick Caminiti, Exotic Graphix.

    Caminiti from Melbourne’s Exotic Graphix, who won the last two competitions in a row, is yielding the crown to new contenders so he can focus on his business at home and put his best foot forward with his next entry. “With where we’re at right now, it’d be a huge commitment for us,” he said. “We want to put a plan in place for when we do it next time to really make sure we better ourselves, and not just jump in at the last minute. I’m excited to see what everyone else brings to the table.”

    He encourages Australian vehicle wrappers to enter what he describes as a great competition. “It was perfect for our business and our team. You have the freedom to explore new ideas that you wouldn’t get to explore in day-to-day jobs.”

    Sponsored by Avery Dennison, the Wrap Like a King competition brings together wrappers from all over the world, including Australia and New Zealand since 2016. According to Jordan Leach, business manager at Avery Dennison, Caminiti’s example has been great for showing off what local wrappers can do. “Australia and New Zealand have blown away the competition since the region was added to Wrap Like A King two years ago and we can’t wait to see even more astonishing creativity this year,” he said. “We look forward to once again demonstrating this region’s commitment to innovation on a global scale.”

    More details are available at the Wrap Like a King website.

  • Reducing label waste is worth it, says L’Oreal

    Label materials supplier Avery Dennison has teamed up with beauty company L’Oreal and waste management firm Wasteflex in an effort to eliminate liner waste from L’Oreal’s production chain.

    Currently, close to 300 million square metres of liner enters unsustainable landfills in Oceania each year, mostly made up of PET film, glassine paper, and polypropylene products. Avery Dennison’s liner recycling program diverts glassine paper from landfills and turns it into new products, which, according to Anil K. Sharma, vice president and general manager for label and graphic materials at Avery Dennison, supports the company’s sustainability goals. “As a materials science innovator committed to making a meaningful difference, we see sustainability as both a responsibility and an opportunity to lead. With our liner recycling program, brands now have a solution that will enable them to reduce the environmental impact from discarded label liner waste,” said Sharma.

    Avery Dennison undertook a similar initiative with Coca-Cola in the UK in 2015, turning waste PET label liner from Smart Water bottles into recycled plastic products. According to Marcel Cote, strategic marketing director, Avery Dennison, programs like these are good for customers as well as the company itself. “As the pioneer of the pressure-sensitive label industry, Avery Dennison has always focused on helping customers and brand owners achieve their goals by delivering label materials that can elevate brands, improve productivity and help products become more sustainable,” he said. “With the launch of our Avery Dennison Liner Recycling Service, we can offer a sustainable solution to divert glassine paper liner from landfills and into recycled paper products.”

  • Spandex wrap workshop at Brad Jones Racing

    Spandex Asia-Pacific, in partnership with Avery Dennison,  is hosting an advanced vehicle wrapping workshop at the Albury, NSW headquarters of V8 Supercar specialists Brad Jones Racing (BJR).

    “Nothing compares to the look of a fully wrapped V8 Supercar,” said Spandex marketing manager Nathan Barclay, “so this is a great place to learn advanced skills in vehicle wrapping such as surface preparation, overlaminating, compound curves and deep recesses. We may not be wrapping actual V8 Supercars but the inspiration is there.”

    To qualify for attending the advanced Spandex-Avery Dennison course, delegates must have completed the introductory vehicle application techniques course; or have their wrapping skills otherwise verified.

    Brad Jones hit the racing spotlight in the 1990s with five successive Championship wins in the AUSCAR series, followed by another when AUSCAR joined the international NASCAR circuit.

    He capped of his championship wins with two Australian Super Touring gongs driving the legendary Audi Quattro. He retired from competitive driving in 2009 and now concentrates on managing his three Holden team cars, Team BOC, Lockwood Racing and Wilson Security Racing, with his brother Kim and other family members.

    The Spandex – Avery Dennison Advanced Vehicle wrapping course takes place in Albury, NSW on September 10th from 8:30am to 4pm. The cost is $225, reducing to $205 for each additional employee from the same company. Refreshments are provided.

    An Intermediate vehicle application techniques course also takes place this week on Thursday 15th August at Sandown Raceway, Melbourne and there are still a few places left for latecomers.

    Bookings for both courses can be made by calling Spandex Freecall number 1800 683 311 or email to

    For more information and other upcoming events, click here to visit the Print21 Calendar.

  • A cool wrap for Spandex winners

    Spandex is lending a little bit of ‘cool’ to its Avery Dennison product range after shipping the first five custom-wrapped fridges to winners of a joint Spandex-Avery Dennison promotion.

    The designs reflect a diverse range of emotions from retro to patriotic, with every fridge unique. The first five winners were announced in June, with five more to be announced towards the end of July.

    “The odds of winning one of these custom-wrapped fridges must be very good, “ says Nathan Barclay, Spandex marketing manager. “ We are giving away five every month up until September and all that is required is a purchase of any Avery Dennison product. If the order is over $300 in value, two entries are awarded; it couldn’t be simpler and there is still time for July’s draw entrants!”

    In what must be the ‘coolest’ supplier promotion of 2013, winners receive a 240 litre Westinghouse refrigerator, hand-wrapped in stunning graphics using Avery Dennison materials.

    If you wan to enter the competition, click here.

  • Spandex teams up with Avery Dennison for free vehicle wrapping courses

    Spandex Asia Pacific is running ‘bolt-on’ training courses at selected TAFE Institutes, in conjunction with Avery Dennison, to teach signwriting and graphic arts students the art of vehicle wrapping.

    The first 2013 course takes place this week at Orange College of TAFE and draws students from Dubbo, Parkes, Cowra, Canberra and Bathurst. It forms part of the students’ Certificate III in Signcraft and also touched on large wall and window graphics.

    It’s a wrap: Wayne Stewart (L) and Alex Osbourne (R) at Orange TAFE.

    Wayne Stewart (pictured), signage teacher at Orange College said “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to work alongside professionals in the art of vehicle wrapping using a vinyl film, which is a growing trend in signage.”

    The next course scheduled is at Hunter Institute of TAFE, Newcastle in October, with further free TAFE courses planned.

    “Vehicle wrapping, whether total or partial, is a booming industry but there is a shortage of sufficiently skilled applicators,” says Alex McClelland, Spandex managing director and vice-president for Asia-Pacific. “In supporting TAFE training, Spandex and our material supply partner Avery Dennison, would like to demonstrate our commitment to increasing the pool of skilled labour and also give the students an extra skill to use in the job market. There is no cost to either the TAFE College or the students; we are doing this to support the industry’s future.”

    Spandex Asia-Pacific has branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

  • Avery Dennison hosts workshops in NZ and Queensland

    Avery Dennison will be running two workshops in New Zealand during August and also in Queensland later this year to help broaden the signage and wrap application skills of newcomers to the industry and refresh the skills of those who are not so wet behind the ears.

    The company will run its essential application techniques workshop in Christchurch on 29 August, and its advanced vehicle application workshop on 30 August. The workshops will be held in Riccarton, Christchurch. Additionally, the courses will also be run in Banyo, Queensland, on 31 October and 1 November.

    While the essential application techniques workshop has been designed for newcomers to the industry, Avery Dennison says the course will even be beneficial to apprentices and experienced print workers who want to refresh their skills. Attendees will be taught about different application processes and how to choose the best products and materials for a job, among many other things

    The essential application techniques workshop focuses predominantly on practical training, complimented with a concise theory session, with every workshop being lead by an Avery product and application specialist.

    The workshop is designed to give attendees the understanding of different applications including window, wall and an introduction to vehicle graphics, and a thorough comprehension of its alignment with graphic materials available.

    The advanced vehicle application workshops is designed to ensure that attendees understand all of the variables involved with vehicle application, and have the confidence to provide customers with a sound and professional product.

    The workshop is predominantly hands on training, and will provide knowledge for making the application process quicker and easier, while pointing out the critical areas of importance in this specialised field.

    Both courses are full-day events, with the essential application technique workshop being held on 29 August, and the advanced vehicle application workshop on 30 August in Christchurch. For details, click here.