FMN | March 16th, 2020

Vol. 22 No. 6 FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry In Print and Online at www.nvpublications.com ® FPA Awards Best In Flexible Packaging AICC Analyzes E-Commerce An N.V. Publication Market News

March 16, 2020

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,

reported by Greg Kishbaugh

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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