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Launch of the German Packaging Award 2021!

Curtain up for the German Packaging Award 2021! Companies, organisations and individuals have until 15 May to submit their innovations and best solutions to Europe’s most prestigious showcase for packaging. The competition, organised by the German Packaging Institute (dvi), covers 10 categories and is held under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. It covers all industries and materials, and is open to submissions from Germany and abroad.


Fedrigoni Top Award 2021: shortlist of finalists

Meanwhile, the web expresses its opinion with the Mediterranean packaging “ITsocase” receiving the most votes from the community of enthusiasts and sector workers, with 815 "likes".

From refined boxes of tea to perfume packaging and high-fashion shopper bags; from labels that are veritable works of art for artisan beers, fine wines, spirits and gourmet preserves, to premium illustrated catalogues, calendars, art books and branded company accessories. This is the world of Fedrigoni materials, used by the 17 finalists for their designs, who are now gearing up for the final challenge before the Fedrigoni Top Award ceremony in Paris, in June 2021.

fairtrade launches Virtual for all Middle East Africa 2021

Focus on MEA’s agrofood & plastprintpack sector on 31 May to 02 June

After the great success of Virtual agrofood & plastprintpack Africa in November 2020, the German trade show specialist fairtrade Messe is launching another digital format with the Virtual for all Middle East Africa from 31 May to 02 June 2021. The organisers' aim with this event is to contribute to deepening global relations with the Middle East and Africa in the agrofood & plastprintpack sector.

Ghent Workgroup launches new survey to gather information about the Packaging Market Segment

The Ghent Workgroup is involved in the creation of best practices and standards for many graphic arts workflows. Specifically for the packaging market segment, Ghent Workgroup has received feedback that the production of complex packaging pieces might still require additional communication in order for those pieces to be produced correctly.

Colored by INX Can Design Contest entry period begins

INX International Ink Co. is now accepting entries for the second annual Colored by INX Can Design Contest through April 30. The event is open to brand owners, design agencies, marketers and others who utilized the INX Color Catalog to produce a single commercial can design between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

ACIMGA: AN INTENSE YEAR

President Aldo Peretti calls on the government to recognize the strategic role of packaging

The increase in commodities consumption and home deliveries will allow the machinery and technolo-gies manufacturers for packaging production to end the year with lower-than-expected losses, specifi-cally on foreign markets, strategic for the whole industry.

BOBST reflects on a very special year and focuses on shaping the future of the packaging world for 2021 and beyond

2020 will be remembered as unexpected and transformational. As we reach the end of it, we take time to look back at some of the important milestones that were achieved and key decisions that were made, and we reveal our expectations and predictions for the year ahead.

Multilingual webinars available to improve package coding operations

Available now are eight, on-demand webinars in English, French and German with tips to improve product, case and pallet coding. In October to December there are six more, addressing segments such as small to medium enterprises (SMEs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and beverage, as well as continuous inkjet (CIJ) and thermal transfer (TTO) coding. Options to combat counterfeiting and safeguard compliance, best practices for end-of-line coding, and the role connected services play in boosting uptime will also be discussed. These webinars will be in English, Spanish, French and Chinese.

Why does one third of the world’s food never make it to the table and how can packaging help?

It’s not unusual in the Western world to throw away leftovers and discard slightly damaged food without a second thought. Yet when we consider that 135 million people face acute food shortages, it is clear that food waste is an issue we can no longer afford to ignore.

Pro Carton crowns the young designers of tomorrow

The winners of the annual Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2020 were announced during the first Carton E-vent with award ceremony on 7 October. The virtual event was organised by Pro Carton, the European Association of Cartonboard and Folding Carton Industries, and the European Carton Makers Association (ECMA).


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