(Posted on 18/09/20)

The best and brightest in the flexographic industry have been recognised at the 2020 European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Print Awards.

With the ceremony taking place virtually due to Covid-19, the live stream from Sterling Studios exceeded all expectations. BBC Breakfast’s Charlie Stayt hosted the event.

The annual EFIA Print Awards bring together the best and most innovative companies from across the flexographic industry, to highlight print quality, efficiency, innovation, sustainability and technical development.

Companies that picked up gold awards this year included DS Smith Packaging, FFP Packaging Solutions, Roberts Mart & Co Ltd, Interflex Group, Encore Group, Saica Flex, Saica Pack and Coveris. Leading the winners was Smurfit Kappa, taking home a haul of 17 accolades.

Other gold winners on the night included Reflex Labels Mansfield, East Riding Sacks Ltd, Emirates Printing Press LLC, Uniflex CJSC, BOBST UK & Ireland, JFM Plates, The Label Makers and Z Due snc.

FFP Packaging Solutions was the overall winner of the event, winning Best in Show for its Juicy Meat Company Large Beef Easy Cook Pouch; Interflex Group claimed second place in the category, with Saica Flex finishing third.

Another big winner on the night was Roberts Mart & Co Ltd, picking up eight accolades including a Gold Award for Use of flexo for brands and retailers, taking the company’s total to 12 golds in the last five years.

Supplier of the Year, voted for by the print members of EFIA, was handed to Contact Originators, and the company also collected the Repro Company of the Year award. This was a particularly outstanding result having experienced a serious fire at its Bredbury site earlier in 2020.

Following its successful introduction in 2019, the Environmental and Sustainability award was once again up for grabs. This year it was handed to FFP Packaging Solutions for its innovative work in creating its Esterseal pack, a complete PET lidding film and tray solution that produced the first resealable pack in the UK to be classified as fully recyclable by OPRL.

To view all the winning entries and the photographs from the evening, please visit  www.efia.uk.com  under Winning Entries and Awards Gallery or contact EFIA on email: admin@efia.uk.com.­­­

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