(Posted on 12/07/19)

As in previous years, EFIA has nominated innovation category winners from the 2019 EFIA Awards for the Stationers’ Company Innovation Awards. The exhibition and awards luncheon took place at Stationers’ Hall on June 25. There were 39 entries this year from across the communications and content industries.

EFIA is pleased to announce that Diamond Partner, Contact Originators, won in the Business Process category for Optimus, a new plate technology aimed at developing improved ink laydown and ink reductions in the corrugated process.

EFIA member SaicaPack North took home gold in the Product Performance category for its metallic polymer foil backed corrugated package, a global industry first that makes high-end print, prestigious package, and substrates available to a wider market.

Diamond Partner Esko was shortlisted in the Business Process Category for the Esko Print Control Wizard and DS Smith, another Diamond Partner of EFIA, was also shortlisted for the metallic printing on its Chivas Regal pack, produced at the Livingston plant.

At the event, Chairman of the Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards, Jill Jones, said: “This year has seen a continued expansion of innovation applied to service and customer experience, a growing cluster of entries from the education sector and, for the first time, entries seriously focused on the Internet of Things.

“The judges had a difficult job selecting winners in the highly contested categories.” 


Contact originators (Left), SaicaPack North (Right)


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