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The 2022 Eurosac Grand Prix

The members of Eurosac (chaired by Olivier Tassel, Gascogne Paper’s CEO, whose general secretary is Catherine Plitzko-Kerninon) were delighted to get together at the annual congress held in May in Bilbao after two years.

The following awards were handed out: The Gold Award went to Tidy’s doypack which is a new construction to create leakless paper bags using a new glue application technique. The glue is applied evenly and leaks are minimized, reducing dust when filling. This not only leads to better health and hygiene in the working environment, but also extends the shelf life and reduces plastic barriers. 

Second place was given to the kraft paper trash bag developed by Nordic Paper in collaboration with the transformer Jonsac, the Karlstad taown and Paper Province. It aims to offer an environmentally friendly, paper-based alternative to plastic bags for non-recyclable household waste. The trash bag is resealable and made of durable kraft paper, so it is cleaner to dispose of and easier to handle by garbage collectors. It is also recyclable and biodegradable. The bag has recently been tested in selected households.

Third prize, the Bronze Award, went to Crown Van Gelder, Fiorini Packaging and Novidon’s eco-friendly paper bag based on sugar beet fibres. The bag consists of three layers of Crown Native paper from Crown Van Gelder: 20% of the virgin wood fibre of this paper has been replaced by local Dutch sugar beet fibre, reducing the environmental footprint by 16%. Glue for paper bags is based on apple starch.


Published on 30/06/2022

New ‘Better with Less Design Challenge

The ‘Better with Less’  Design Challenge 2022 contest invites designers from around the world to create the zero waste packaging of the future. Specifically, it invites designers to showcase solutions made from recyclable materials from renewable sources and encourages designs that improve the consumer experience while reducing the use of resources and waste. This event was organized by one of the main European board producers, Metsä Board, which is part of Metsä Group. The jury will award the top three zero waste packaging designers with prizes of €10,000, €3,000 and €2,000 respectively. For design student participants, there will also be an award where the prize is an internship at the Excellence Center in Metsä Board, Finland. The contest ends December 1st, 2022.


Published on 16/06/2022

Brobygrafiska design students win PIDA Gold Award

A fun concept that won this year’s BillerudKorsnäs packaging design competition! The event’s objective is to offer innovative packaging solutions that highlight carton board. Inspired by the carnivorous plant Venus Flytrap, the winners of the PIDA Gold Award  created a packaging solution for a set of flavours of cocktail mixes called "Bite Botanical Bitters". The creation is playful and vibrant, with colors and a unique shape that really capture your attention. The ‘Grand Final’ of the competition will be held at Luxe Pack Monaco in October.

 


Published on 02/06/2022

Print against war: mobilization for Ukraine!

Print Against War is a non-profit organization of the newly established Meaningful Print Foundation which is intended to help Ukrainian companies active in the printing and packaging sector continue to operate. It is also dedicated to helping people return to work when possible. This collaboration is designed to mobilize all stakeholders in the printing and packaging sector around the world to help cope with wars, natural disasters, etc. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a certainly a challenge, thus the initiative of Print Against War calls on printers, processors, publishers, influencers and suppliers in the printing and packaging sector to join forces to support their colleagues who find themselves in an extremely difficult situation. In concrete terms, Print Against War offers printing and packaging companies a chance to add a voluntary donation option which is visible when paying for the order in their online stores. This option will collect contributions from a large number of graphic designers, agencies, print service providers and individuals from around the world. It is also possible to make a direct donation or offer other forms of material assistance (for example consumables, paper, etc., free of charge or at a reduced price). Finally, Print Against War strives to create partnerships between the European Union printers and the Ukrainian ones so that the former can share work with the latter, making their survival possible. Pap'Argus and its publisher MP Médias are partners in this initiative.


Published on 12/05/2022

HP bets on paper bottles

American giant HP has recently acquired Choose Packaging, a packaging development company based in Edinburgh (Scotland).  This move shows HP’s its interest in Choose’s patented technology, which offers an alternative to plastic bottles. In fact, Choose Packaging company invented the paper bottle.  The bottle, made up of a paper envelope which is lined with a PET-free waterproof coating, can contain different types of liquids. Choose company works with many large companies, such as Accolade Wines, one of the world’s largest wine companies (with over 50 brands)  Henkel, one of the largest consumer and industrial goods companies in the world and Malibu, one of the brands in Pernod-Ricard’s portfolio. With Choose’s integration into its customization and 3D printing business, HP will focus on scaling its technology. “Over 150 million tonnes of single-use plastics are produced each year and HP intends to revolutionize this market with 100% plastic-free, fibre-based packaging,” said HP. The paper bottle seems more and more of a reality…


Published on 24/02/2022

FEFCO Awards recognize innovation in corrugated board manufacturing

The FEFCO Awards were presented at the Technical Seminar of the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturer (FEFCO) in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2th – 22nd, 2021. The Golden Award went to Dücker Conveyor Systems for the development of an automated corrugated plate pallet loading system. The Bronze Award was awarded to BHS for a paper sheet handling system on the corrugated machine. The Silver Award went to Kento Digital Printing and Javier Quesada for a hybrid press for corrugated board. Javier Quesada (in the center of the photo with the director of the FEFCO Eleni Despotou, in red), who managed carton and board mills in France before joining the team of EFI Nozomi  and going on to create Kento.  We presented the Kento press last year at the Digital Packaging Forum (organized in Paris in early February 2021). It is a equipment that brings together the best of both worlds, flexo and digital, thus allowing a reduction in ink costs thanks to flexo while retaining the agility of digital. More info on www.kentodigitalprinting.com


Published on 17/02/2022
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