Taking Best of the Best honors were:
- Immer Group / Ukrplastic (Kiev, Ukraine) for flexible wrapper packaging for wet wipes in the Packaging and Label -- Film/Film Lamination category (at left).
- Interprint (Pittsfield, MA) for Kingscot Marble tile in the Product -- Decorative Laminates category (below left).
Five packaging & labeling, five product, and three technical innovation awards were bestowed on winners across the globe in several categories.
- Immer Group / Ukrplastic (Kiev, Ukraine) for Nescafe Image Preparation – brand security, track and trace technology.
- Innovative Packaging Solutions (Temecula, CA) for Birch Benders chocolate-chip pancake and waffle mix standup pouch – packaging category.
- Syntek Co., Ltd. (Yokohama, Japan), for direct-acting helio sliding shoe: KAIZEN model – product category.
More info: www.gaa.org