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AICC’s E-Commerce Xperience, held February 18-20 at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Texas, brought together converters, packag- ing consultants, e-commerce experts, brand owners, and industry suppliers for an intensive look into the forces shaping the growing retail segments of online sales. Speakers addressed the new mar- keting and packaging requirements of retailers and online sales channels like Amazon, and how brand owners are dealing with the fast-changing e-commerce landscape. Attendees also heard from AICC member box- makers who are active in the e-com- merce “space,” as well as suppliers of technology to enable more efficient delivery to this sector. A Recent Phenomenon Koenig & Bauer Durst hosted the pre-reception event on February 18 at its corporate headquarters, provid- ing a lavish spread of authentic Texas fare; the opportunity to network be- tween corrugated converters, staff,

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T he Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) announced the win- nersof its64thAnnual FlexiblePackagingAchievementAwards Competition during the FPAWelcome Dinner & Flexible Packag- ing Achievement Awards Ceremony heldWednesday, March 4, in conjunction with the 2020 FPA Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Re- gency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida. This year, 73 packages were submitted in the competition, for

a total of 206 entries (some packages were entered into multi- ple categories). Thirty packages were hon- ored with 48 Achieve- ment Awards in vari- ous categories.

The judges for this year’s competition in- cluded Min Degruson, Ph.D., Assistant Profes- sor,Packaging,Universi- ty ofWisconsin – Stout; Matt Reynolds, Editor, Packaging World; and Mike Richmond, Ph.D., Principal, PTIS, LLC. Sustainability continues to be a focus, with several entries us- ing bio-based and compostable materials. “I’m excited about how the industry has really stepped up to the sustainability and circular economy challenges with en- hanced barriers and recyclability, increasing the post-recycled content, and reusability,” said Richmond. The Highest Achievement Award went to AeroFlexx from Innventure.

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Hasnet Label, a Turkish producer of self-adhesive la- bels, has acquired a new Nilpeter FA-Line, its fourth from the Danish press manufacturer, adding both capacity and label options to its modernized and eco-friendly factory in Gunesli, Istanbul, Turkey. The press was installed in December 2019. The new FA-17 features advanced automation, regis- tration, video monitoring and more. ALTANA Completes Schmid Rhyner Acquisition ALTANA has completed the acquisition of the over- print varnish company Schmid Rhyner AG, which was previously part of the Swiss Conzzeta Group.The acqui- sition was originally announced on December 20, 2019. Schmid Rhyner AG will be integrated into ALTANA’s ACTEGA division. Schmid Rhyner was founded in 1880 and currently has headquarters in Adliswil, Switzerland, and a sub- sidiary in New Jersey.The company has almost 80 em- ployees and sells its products in more than 100 coun- tries worldwide.

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FPA Awards (Cont’d from Page 1) An increasing trend seen for this year’s competition is the number of entries that contain both matte and spot gloss aspects. The transition of products previously packaged in rigid containers to flexible packaging was also seen as a growing trend. Several of the entries also addressed consumer con- venience, making it easier for the consumers to shop, transport, dispense from, and use flexible packaging. The Highest Achievement Award went to AeroF- lexx, from Innventure, which also won Gold Awards for Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging; Packag- ing Excellence; Shelf Impact; Sustainability; andTechni- cal Innovation.AeroFlexx uses an air frame to integrate tailored rigidity into a flexible film, creating a package with no discreet closure; clean and controlled one handed dispensing functionality; a 360 degree palette for branding; a structure that is e-commerce complaint without additional protection, all with at least 50 per- cent less plastic than a bottle.

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Printpack won a Gold Award — Printing for Stacy’s Women’s History Month Packaging.

Printpack won a Gold Award — Printing for Sta- cy’sWomen’s History Month Packaging.This collection of limited edition packages tells the story of a female entrepreneur’s journey to success and is designed to inspire and support female entrepreneurs. The pack- aging’s purpose is to connect and align the brand, fe- male entrepreneurs, and supporters of female-founded businesses. These were sold online through the Unit- ed Way to help fund new and emerging businesses to celebrate Women’s History Month and as part of the Stacy’s Rise Project. Plastic Packaging Technologies won a Gold Award — Packaging Excellence ; Silver Award — Sus- tainability ; and Silver Award — Technical Innova- tion for Hill’s All PE “Recyclable” Pet Treat Bags.These all PE laminated bags reportedly allowed the interna-

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FEFCO Welcomes New Circular Economy Action Plan In light of the EU last week releasing its Circular Economy Action Plan, FEFO released a statment prais- ing the plan. The circular economy is vital for achieving the Green Deal ambition for climate neutrality, preserving natu- ral resources and supportingthe competitiveness of the European economy, FEFCO said. The sustainable product policy framework could be a real driver for circularity, which starts with the right selection of raw materials and the efficient use of resources. The bioeconomy plays a key role by providing renewable fibre-based materials as a sustainable alternative to oth- er finite resources. Supporting The Initiative FEFCO said it was pleased with the Commission initiative to support the “sustainable and circular bio- based sector.” Recycling gives valuable materials like paper and board a long-life span.The circular economy needs recycling as much at it needs waste prevention and re-use to keep the materials in the loop and to minimise the use of resources. Designing sustainable products is key and should be a requirement for all packaging.

The paper and board industry already issued “Pa- per-based packaging recyclability guidelines” to sup- port the industry and its customers in building cir- cularity into their products, said FEFCO. Corrugated cardboard packaging is a real example of circu- larity and sustainability. Paper comes from a renew- able source and we use recycled paper as a major raw material, optimising the use of natural source and reducing the environmental impact, FEFCO said in the statement. “On average corrugated packaging contains 89 percent recycled content and is circular by na- ture,” said Angelika Christ, FEFCO Secretary Gener- al. Packaging plays a key role in protecting products and ensuring safe delivery and storage, maintaining the quality of the product and often extending shelf life of fresh food.While overpackaging should be re- duced, underpackaging can have a hugely negative impact on the environment. Packaging fit for pur- pose can prevent food waste and support the EU am- bition and the UN Sustainable Development regard- ing food loss and waste. In conclusion, FEFCO stated that it is essential to maintain the competitiveness of the EU industry and to support its growth while protecting the environment and building a new cir- cular economy.

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Survey: Excessive Packaging Threatens Brand Loyalty According to a recent survey by Mondi of more than 2,000 people aged 16-75 across the United Kingdom, the majority of consumers said they would switch to a different brand because it uses less packaging than other brands do. Southerners outside of London are the most likely to make the switch, with Londoners, Scots and theWelsh trailing behind, per the survey. Just under six out of 10 (58 percent) British con- sumers said that when shopping for food and every- day household items, they would switch to a different brand because it uses less packaging. Just more than six out of 10 (62 percent) Southerners (defined as those living in the South West and South East of England outside of London) said they would switch to a different brand because it uses less packag- ing, in comparison to only five out of 10 consumers in London (54 percent), Scotland (53 percent) andWales (47 percent); Six out of 10 (61 percent) British women would switch brands for one with less packaging when shop- ping for food and everyday household items, with just over five out of 10 (54 percent) men saying the same. Just under two-thirds (65 percent) of 35 to 44-year- olds said they would switch to a different brand be- cause it uses less packaging. In comparison, only around five out of 10 Generation Xers (between 45-54 years old) and Baby Boomers (between 55-75 years of age) said the same: (54 percent) and 52 percent, re- spectively.

ISA International Sign Expo 2020 Postponed

The International SignAssociation,which was sched- uled to take place in early April, has been postponied due to concerns around COVID-19 and will now take place August 23-25, with preconference sessions on August 22. ISA Sign Expo will remain at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

TAGA Annual Technical Conference Cancelled

Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the Techni- cal Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) announced that the TAGA Annual Technical Conference slated for March 15–18 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been cancelled in the wake of the World Health Organiza- tion declaring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.

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Global Packaging M&A Deals Total $2.71B In Q4 2019 Total packaging industry M&A deals in the fourth quarter of 2019 were worth $2.71 billion globally, ac- cording to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 76.2 percent over the previous quarter and a drop of 35.5 percent when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $4.21 billion. Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe,Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total an- nounced deals in the period worth $1.91 billion.At the country level,Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.22 billion. In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top re- gion for packaging industry M&A deals globally, fol- lowed by North America and then Asia-Pacific. In 2019, as of the end of fourth quarter 2019, packag- ing M&A deals worth $14.53 billion were announced globally, marking a decrease of 47.7 percent year on year. The top five packaging industry M&A deals account- ed for 89.2 percent of the overall value during fourth quarter 2019. The combined value of the top five packaging M&A

deals stood at $2.41 billion, against the overall value of $2.71 billion recorded for the month. AICC Offers Flexo Printing Best Practices Course AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is hosting Best Practices for Flexographic Printing: Raising the Standard , May 20-21, at the PrintCon Center at Clemson University in Clemson, South Car- olina.This course is said to take the challenges out of high-quality flexographic printing on corrugated sub- strates and combines classroom training with time on a press. Over two days, participants receive training on pro- ducing clean solids and line work as well as halftones and spot colors. Using classroom learning and time on press attendees tackle many typical troubleshooting is- sues, including dot gain, die-cutting, and proper graph- ic design for corrugated. Attendees will receive One Point Lessons and checklists to help them learn the concepts more deeply, gain experience building stan- dard works, and return to their plants with tangible plans and Standard Operation Procedures to put what they learned into practice.

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Uflex Limited also won a Gold Award — Expand- ing the Use of Flexible Packaging ; Gold Award — Packaging Excellence ; and Silver Award —Tech- nical Innovation for FlexiTube. Uflex developed three variants of the Super Foods Natural Hair Care Flex- iTubes for Bio Creative Labs – USA. The FlexiTubes provide 360 degree printing with a soft matte finish and an excellent reproduction of graphics. The gold metallic lines were provided with a holographic layer thus eliminating the use of a foil stamping process. Amcor Healthcare Packaging was awarded a Gold Award — Technical Innovation for Insura Seal Ver- ification. A package closure indicator that functions with conventional packaging materials and equipment at typical filling speeds was developed that generates a color change when critical seal parameters, namely temperature, pressure (intimacy of contact), and time, are achieved.Color continuity indicates a lack of defects while color intensity correlates well with seal strength. Uflex Limited won a Gold Award — Shelf Impact for its 4D Bags with Handle.

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FINAT European Label Forum Planned For Rome FINAT has chosen Rome, Italy, as the venue for this year’s European Label Forum (ELF). The association’s flagship event will be held on June 3-5, 2020, at the Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center. ELF brings together business leaders, managers and young professionals from the whole value chain. Following its launch last year, the converter-only roundtables will return to offer participants the op- portunity to debate the industry’s hot topics.The peer discussion sessions are aimed at small and mid-sized converters, who will convene the day ahead of the main program to talk about the challenges and issues they face. This is a chance for owners and managers of label printing companies to share experiences and together analyse the trends that are affecting them in their daily work. Sharing Success After the official welcome from Chris Ellison, FINAT President, and Elisabetta Brambilla, President of GIPEA (the Italian self-adhesive label producers’ association), the opening keynote will be given by entrepreneur Os- car Farinetti, who will share his road to success with the attendees.He is the creator of Eataly, an Italian food marketplace concept comprising restaurants, cafés and food outlets. The company made it onto Forbes list of most disruptive brands in 2015 and today has more than 40 branches worldwide. Helping the audience understand the dynamics of the current political and economic climate, professor Andrea Boltho, who is Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and director of Oxford Economics, will offer an analysis of the general European econom- ic outlook and drill down into market figures. He will look at the uncertainties caused by trade wars, politi- cal turmoil and the new forces of the Eurozone, and how they affect all businesses. This will be comple- mented later in the day by FINAT’s detailed annual Eu- ropean label market update and the findings from the six monthly RADAR report. Interactive themed sessions will be offered as three concurrently running tracks in the afternoon on day one. Under the headings Business, Sustainability and Culture, there will be a number of presentations (with Q&As) honing in on the topics that are affecting the industry, including Industry 4.0, recycling, intelligent packaging, digital transformation and culture change. Day two continues with a case study on how to combine fair trade and environmental sustainability, before some of Europe’s leading brand owners sit

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Amcor Flexibles Brazi won a Gold Award — Shelf Impact for Predilecta Sacciali Jar Shaped Pouch.The Sac- ciali brand jar shaped pouch reportedly combines the best of flexible packaging technology for lightweight and long shelf life with increased shelf impact using graphic design and a shape factor to enhance consumer interest at the point of sale.The“mason jar”shape nods to the tra- ditional glass packaging common in the sauce category. However, flexible packaging offers the significant bene- fits of a 97 percent weight reduction over glass, leading to a wide range of sustainable benefits. Printpack won a Gold Award — Shelf Impact for Paqui Tortilla Chips Pillow Pouch. Amplify Snack Brands redesigned its Paqui tortilla chip packaging to create a striking brand block on the shelf.They chose a design with a large logo, a strong focal point, and simple food photography to create a memorable pack- age that would make it easy for consumers to find and remember its brand.

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down for an in-depth panel debate.They will discuss how they as providers of label and packaging solu- tions can play a role in driving sustainability and look at the demands and opportunities for recycling and the reality of recyclability. The concluding keynote from motivational speaker and cultural expert Pellegrino Riccardi picks up on the issues of diversity and cultural awareness to help busi- ness owners understand the potential and untapped value of their workforce. Tarsus Postpones Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2020 Tarsus Group has confirmed that its upcoming edi- tion of Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2020, due to take place at Bangkok’s International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC) from May 7 – 9, has been postponed in light of concerns over coronavirus/COVID-19. The show will now take place on September 10–12, 2020. X-Rite, Pantone To Host Seminar series X-Rite and its subsidiary Pantone have announced the 2020 Fundamentals of Color and Appearance Training Seminar with 11 locations throughout North America.This two-day seminar has been designed for color specifiers, quality control professionals, lab tech- nicians and anyone in manufacturing that evaluates or approves color. New this year are dedicated training sessions specifically designed for print and packaging professionals interested in measurement-based pro- cess control. Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA) training provides foundational elements of color theo- ry and appearance science including innovative ways to evaluate appearance characteristics like gloss and texture. Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control (FIQC) is a hands-on workshop where attend- ees use X-Rite spectrophotometers, light booths, and software to create color standards, develop appropri- ate color tolerances, measure samples against target colors, and analyze the results. The Fundamentals Series for manufacturers com- mences on February 19 in Nashville, Tennesee. Oth- er locations include Seattle,Washington; Indianapolis, Indiana; Washington, DC; Orlando, Florida; Clemson, South Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; NewYork, NewYork; Schaumburg, Illinois; Irvine, California; and Grand Rap- ids, Michigan.

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PAXXUS, Inc. was awarded a Gold Award — Sustainability for StreamOne R Retortable Recy- cle-Ready Polyester. StreamOne R is a high-perfor- mance, all-polyester packaging solution designed for the #1 polyester recycle stream. It has been engi- neered specifically for applications requiring retort or autoclave sterilization. Silver Achievement Awards went to the following: Amcor Flexibles, Silver Award — Technical In- novation for Amcor SmartTack Resealable Label with PremiumTamper Evidence. Berry Global, Silver Award — Sustainability for Bear Naked Granola’s Entour Shield+ Front of Store Recycle Ready Package. TC Transcontinental Packaging, Silver Award — Printing for Bear Naked Premium Granola. Phenix Label Company, Silver Award — Printing for C-4 Extreme Explosive PreWorkout, 30 oz. Amcor Flexibles, Silver Award — Packaging Ex- cellence and Silver Award — Technical Innova- tion for Cargill Grab N’ Go Deli Meat Package . TC Transcontinental Packaging, Silver Award — Packaging Excellence and Silver Award — Tech- nical Innovation for Cracker Barrel Black Ribbon Natural Cheese Slices. PSI (Plastic Suppliers), Silver Award — Sustain- ability for Decowraps. Glenroy, Inc., Silver Award — Packaging Excel- lence for EcoVue FlexPac. Flex Films (USA), Silver Award — Sustainability for Flex Asclepius PCR Based BOPET Films and Silver Award — Shelf Impact for FLEXPET F-STF Ultra Soft Super Durable BOPET Film. Amcor Flexibles, Silver Award — Technical Inno- vation for Full Moon Natural Pet Treat Pouch. ProAmpac, Silver Award — Sustainability for JUS- TIN’S Nut Butter Covered Nuts. Liqui-Box Corporation, Silver Award — Expand- ing the Use of Flexible Packaging for Liqui-Box Waterspout. Emirates Printing Press LLC, Silver Award — Shelf Impact for Little Baker Coconut Dates, Chocolate Glenroy, Inc., Silver Award — Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging for Mt. Olive Munchies Re- sealable Pouch American Packaging Corporation, Silver Award — Printing for Nestlé Toll House Artisan Collection Pre- mium Baking Chip – Extra Dark ProAmpac, Silver Award — Shelf Impact for Pride Lands Premium Bloom Soil PPC Flexible Packaging, Silver Award — Printing for The Ultimate Fish Stick.

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