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FLEXO Magazine : November 2013
indUSTrY indICATOrS DePaul, retired packaging executives Rich Garber and Gary Miller, former Associate Publisher of Package Design magazine John Lyons III, Ardent Displays Director of Project Management Wendy Vowell, Executive Director of the Packaging Educa- tion Alliance Jim Peters and Bill Wynkoop, adjunct professor in packaging at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Entrants were judged by a variety of criteria: • General category entries were first evaluated on pack- age development objectives and the types of materials used. The judges then considered the success of each entry’s structural design and how well the printing and converting processes helped achieve the stated objec- tives. The judges also measured the package’s impact on production, manufacturing, distribution, storage and warehousing; economics (material substitutions, line efficiency, cost reduction); brand enhancement; and mar- keting. Finally, the package’s impact on the retail store shelf was carefully considered • Innovation category entries were assessed on how the package demonstrated a unique, innovative structural design or how it utilized cutting-edge materials such as substrates, inks, laminations, coatings and/or convert- ing processes • Eco category nominations were appraised accord- ing to how paperboard replaced a less-sustainable substrate and/or utilized clean production processes, saved on energy or materials, or reduced transporta- tion and fuel costs n TAKE A BOW: FTA WINNERS • Colbert Flexographic Packaging Corp. • Disc Graphics, Inc. • Ellis Packaging Group • Graphic Packaging International • Great Little Box Co. • Menasha Packaging Co. , L LC • Southern Champion Tray, LLC FTA members Win big at Paperboard Packaging Competition Numerous Awards Doled Out to Seven Companies Seven FTA members were among the winners in the Pa- perboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) 70th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. Taking home the honors: Colbert Flexographic Packaging Corp. • Excellence Award, Eco, for its EnviroGuard landscape Blade Pack • Excellence Award, General, for its EnviroGuard land- scape Blade Pack disc graphics, inc. • Gold Award, General, for its Disc 2013 Calendar: Creat- ing Realities: The Art of Photorealism • Gold Award, General, for its Trish McEvoy Precious Pink Jasmine & Black Rose Oud Eau de Parfum • Excellence Award, General, for its Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Album ellis Packaging group • Excellence Award, General, for its the Wayward Son beer packaging graphic Packaging international • The Eco Award, for its Yuengling Tite-Pak 12-Count • Excellence Award, Innovation, for its Beers of Mexico Cooler Box • Excellence Award, General, for its Beers of Mexico Cooler Box • Gold Award, General, for its Exqueeze Me Gatorade Caddy • Excellence Award, General, for its M&M Easter Gift • Excellence Award, General, for its Dark Horse Bag-in-Box Wine • Excellence Award, General, for its Playtex Gentle Glide 360 • Excellence Award, General, for its Holiday 2012 Kleenex Brand Oval • Excellence Award, General, for its Lunchables Unloaded • Excellence Award, General, for its Crystal Light Liquid great Little box Co. • Boxmaker Award, for its Phantom Secure menasha Packaging Co., LLC • Excellence Award, General, for its Nexxus Youth Renewal Southern Champion Tray, LLC • Excellence Award, General, for its 95MXN100 • Excellence Award, Innovation, for its TN Aquarium Event Catering Container Among the numerous Gold and Excellence Awards handed out to FTA members, Graphic Packaging International took home the PPC’s Eco Award. The Atlanta, GA-based pack- ager won for its Yuengling Tite-Pak 12-Count carton for D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. The PPC praised the piece, noting that its “partitions in the shape of shark fins that are pushed up from the base between the heels of the bottles were designed to reduce breakage and lessen the noise made during tran- sit.” Additionally, its proprietary Tite-Pak design “integrates into existing brewery equipment with no stops or interruptions and without diminishing line speed. Since the system utilizes existing material from the package’s bottom panel, there are no additional material costs. ” Judging took place over three days in July at PPC headquar- ters. Judges included package designers Luis Lee and Dick 16 FLeXO NOVEMbEr 2013 www.flexography.org www.flexography.org NOVEMbEr 2013 FLeXO 17