The jury of the German Packaging Award has nominated 58 innovative ideas and outstanding solutions for the award Best Packaging 2012 and Best Packaging Machine 2012. Among the nominations are sales packaging, displays and promotional packaging, labels and seals, transport and logistics packaging, and packaging machinery. Five young talent packaging solutions were distinguished for a nomination in the young talent section.
The awards ceremony takes place on Sept. 24, 2012, in Nuremberg. As the organizer, the German Packaging Institute (dvi) invites participants and enthusiasts to the ceremony on the eve of the FachPack exhibition.
This year, 232 submissions found their way to the international competition for the German Packaging Award. There were two days of testing and evaluation by a panel of independent experts from trade associations, major research institutions, universities, press and industry. Under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, 58 outstanding entries within five categories were nominated for a Packaging Award.
Burkhard Lingenberg, board member of the German Packaging Institute and the person responsible for the German Packaging Award, is pleased with the high quality and levels of performance, "What we see are packaging solutions at a top level in an overall very balanced field. My respect to all participants! And congratulations those nominated by the jury. The packaging industry is lucky to have so much quality."
The main focus of the 2012 innovations lies in the areas of cost optimization, efficiency and benefit increases, as well as marketing. With cost optimization, the aim is to find new methods and material,s as well as innovative opportunities for savings in raw materials and energy. The ideas and solutions on improving efficiency influence production, transport and storage as well as ease of use and consumer benefits. In the areas of brand, marketing and promotion, the packaging branch also shows with the German Packaging Award its talent and growing importance as a sales tool and communicator.
Among the nominees there are seven for display and promotional packaging, two for labels and seals, nine for transport and logistics packaging, three for packaging machines and 31 for sales packaging. Among the sales packaging, there are five for bevarages, five for cosmetics and hygiene, 10 for foodstuffs and animal feed, five for pharmaceutical and medical, one for washing and cleaning agents and five for the rest. In the area of young talent, the jury awarded four nominations in the foodstuffs sector and one for labels and seals.
The German Packaging Institute is presenting all the nominees along with images and the text of the jury's evaluation on www.packagingaward.de/dvp-nominations-2012.html.
The award winners are selected from among the nominees by a points system. The German Packaging Award will then be announced and awarded in a ceremony on Sept. 24, 2012, in Nuremberg. The dvi invites participants and enthusiasts for this "special meeting of the branch." Registration is via the website of the German Packaging Award:
About the German Packaging Award
The German Packaging Award is an international competition covering all possible branches and materials. With this award, the German Packaging Institute gives credit to innovative and creative packaging ideas from the seemingly small but trend-setting detail right up to total innovations. The German Packaging Award is aimed at designers, developers, manufacturers and end users of packaging materials and packaging machines, as well as creative young talent from the branch. This is an international award for participants from all over the world and is under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Winners of the German Packaging Award also qualify for the WorldStar competition held by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
Source: German Packaging Institute (dvi)