Food packaging innovation: Gold & Silver recognitions at EFTA-Benelux Award

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Orbo, Asteria’s award winning flexible packaging company at EFTA Benelux Award

Orbo, a company in the Asteria Group, received two awards at the EFTA-Benelux Flexo Award on November 9th, 2023.

The night was filled with celebration as our team proudly received prestigious honours, showing our dedication to food packaging innovation and excellence. Join us on this thrilling achievement by diving deeper into our journey behind these triumphs.

Why has Orbo won the EFTA-Benelux Flexo printing award?

This renowned competition honours excellence and innovation in flexographic printing across the European Flexographic Technical Association (EFTA) and Benelux countries. It celebrates outstanding achievements in flexo printing, awarding companies and individuals who demonstrate exceptional skill, creativity, and technical expertise in this field.

The award shows new technologies, progress, and good practices in flexographic printing. The judging panels typically consist of industry experts, professionals, and specialists from various sectors within the printing industry.

Jury leader Jan Duffhues stated that this year, people have been concentrating on the creative process. They have also been utilizing flexo printing technology to create stunning designs.

Tortilla wrap packaging won a Gold award in the Flexo Print on Foil category for its quality.

The flexible packaging for tortilla wraps has a design from our client Paulig. It showcases the outcome of camera-controlled printing and precise finishing. Our operators achieve this through the use of photospectral measurements and their exceptional skill. High quality plastic packaging respecting food safety is the outcome.

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The jury’s comment reflects the depth of consideration behind this packaging design. In their words “Real thought has gone into this packaging. The photo is rendered. Fantastically printed, gradient in the background, and no hiccups during printing. Hats off”.

Winning Gold in the category automatically gets Orbo selected for the FTA Diamond Awards, the organisation that represents the common interests of the European flexographic printing industry.

“We will be competing against Europe’s finest flexo products in 14 different categories in May 2024”, said Philip Slabbinck sales director from Orbo.

Silver achieved with a design from our customer Tastemakers – category print on foil – small 

The Silver EFTA award was achieved with a design from our customer Tastemakers. Tastemakers’ food product boasts intricate detailing that enhances its visual appeal, tempting the customer to make a purchase. Precision printing conveys a sense of crispness, smoothness, and tranquility in the varying shades of brown.

“Celebrating this recognition from the EFTA-Benelux Flexo Award underscores our commitment to excellence and innovation in the packaging industry. It’s a validation of our unwavering commitment to delivering superior solutions in flexographic printing.”

With Orbo and our 33+ entities in 10+ countries, we aim to be the top label and packaging provider in Europe. This is only possible because of our team’s dedication, expertise, and relentless pursuit of quality.” – Ives Declerck, CEO at Asteria.

About Flexoprinting 

Flexographic printing presses are used in the food packaging industry because they can produce different packages with high quality and adaptability. From labels to flexible films, paper, cardboard, and corrugated cartons, flexo caters to diverse packaging needs. Flexography is the biggest printing process in Europe, growing quickly and worth €39.2 billion.

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