HEMTEK Named SGIA Product of the Year

HEMTEK Named SGIA Product of the Year

CHICAGO — August 14, 2017 — Leister Technologies AG, the worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot-air equipment  (2017 SGIA Expo Booth 3356), 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.