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ID&C acquired by CCL Industries

January 17, 2020. CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label, security and packaging solutions for global corporations, government institutions, small businesses and consumers, announced today it has acquired ID&C for its Avery segment.

About CCL & Avery

CCL Industries Inc. employs more than 21,000 people operating over 180 production facilities in 40 countries with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, and Framingham, Massachusetts. CCL is the world’s largest converter of pressure sensitive and specialty extruded film materials for a wide range of decorative, instructional, functional and security applications for government institutions and large global customers in the consumer packaging, healthcare & chemicals, consumer electronic device and automotive markets. Extruded & laminated plastic tubes, aluminum aerosols & specialty bottles, folded instructional leaflets, precision decorated & die cut components, electronic displays, polymer bank note substrate and other complementary products and services are sold in parallel to specific end-use markets.

Avery is the world’s largest supplier of labels, specialty converted media and software solutions for short-run digital printing applications for businesses and consumers available alongside complementary products sold through distributors, mass market stores and e-commerce retailers.

ID&C Have Been Nominated for a TAG Award!

We are delighted to have been nominated for the Family Run Business Silver Award category at this year’s Transatlantic Growth Awards!

ID&C has achieved recognition by BritishAmerican Business and as a result we have been shortlisted for one of their prestigious awards. After opening our Florida office in January 2016, we have experienced rapid growth across the Atlantic, recently investing in a new 15,000 square foot facility to expand our US operations and accommodate our ever growing team of talented staff!

The TAG Awards celebrate successful SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) growing their transatlantic businesses, the ceremony will take place on Thursday 15th March in London.

To find out more about the TAG awards, visit their website here.

Best of luck to all the small-medium enterprises that have been nominated for an award!  We’ll see you at the ceremony!

dali museum wristbands

Dali Museum Wristbands Up Cycled for Art Installation

Unless you’re someone that likes to keep a memento, chances are that when you leave a museum or event, your wristband goes straight in the trash?

Well, not anymore. The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida has taken a unique approach to its left over paper wristbands.

It encourages visitors to tie their used Tyvek wristbands to its ‘Wishing Tree’, creating a living art installation.

Hosting some of Dali’s most famous pieces, and an staggering piece of architecture in itself, The Dali Museum attracts over 4000 visitors a week, with more arriving when guest exhibits take place.

With such large visitor numbers, Museum staff use custom Tyvek wristbands to validate paid entry, prevent fraud, and protect ticket sales.

A staple of the event industry, Tyvek wristbands are a cheap yet robust method of access control.

Making museum wristbands into art

Thousands of used wristbands go through the Museum on a weekly basis. This means a lot of waste!

With people coming from around the world to visit, The Dali came up with an idea that let’s guests leave their mark.

After enjoying the the galleries, your exit takes you through to the beautiful Museum Gardens; home of the giant Banyan ‘Wishing Tree.

From a distance, the tree is a real spectacle, but it isn’t until you get closer that you realize its branches are laden with old paper wristbands.

What’s more, each band contains a written wish by its recent owner. What a way to end your visit.

Conclusion

While Tyvek wristbands help Museums and other attractions to secure their point of entry, their uses don’t end there.

This is one of the most innovative ways we’ve seen an event or attraction re-use its wristbands.

Not only has the Dali reduce waste, but it has create an amazing art installation that continues to grow with every visit. Dali Museum, we salute you!