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  • 28 Sep 2022

Parkside Flexibles scores double success at FIAUK awards

Parkside Flexibles has scooped two prizes at this year’s edition of Flexographic Industry Association UK awards

Sustainable flexible packaging specialist Parkside Flexibles (Parkside) has scooped two prizes at this year’s edition of Flexographic Industry Association UK (FIAUK) awards in the Technical Innovation and Sustainably Produced Packaging categories.

The company picked up a Gold award in the highly competitive Technical Innovation – Printer category for its paper-based frozen seafood packaging. Parkside also won a Bronze award in the Sustainably Produced Packaging category for its soft fruit pack, made from renewable pulp with a compostable film.

‘Everyone in the Parkside team has worked so hard over the last few years, and it is immensely gratifying to see everyone’s efforts recognized by our industry peers,’ commented Paula Birch, global sales director at Parkside. ‘The skill, passion, and commitment that Parkside’s people bring to work every day ensure our company continues to go from strength to strength even in the face of the many challenges facing the print and packaging sector at the moment.

‘Sustainability and technical innovation are two foundational values of our company, so to win awards in both of these categories is particularly special for us. We hope this proves that flexible packaging can be the high performance, desirable, and sustainable solution that the market demands, and that a commitment to innovation and quality will always deliver results.’

The Gold-winning prize, a collaboration with UK-based frozen food supermarket giant Iceland, attracted significant interest on its release as one of the first successful applications of paper packaging in the frozen food sector. The heat-sealable pack, designed entirely plastic-free, was precision-engineered using a range of water-based barrier coatings to resist below-zero temperatures and high levels of moisture for prolonged periods.

‘We were thrilled to be part of such a special night for our industry, and taking home two awards was the icing on the cake. However, we never stand still at Parkside, so our aim is to bring home even more golds at next year’s awards,’ concluded Birch.

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