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Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 13 July 2010

DuPont Packaging Graphics Hosts 8th International Grand Prix Cyrel® Awards Ceremony

Successful Competition Honors Technological Improvements in Flexo Printed Packaging

  Contact :
Jean Pierre Richard
DuPont de Nemours (Deutschland) GmbH
DuPont Marketing & Communications
+49 (0)6102.18.3919 

Marco Andrea Mussini
Domino Communication srl
+39 (0)331.670.635 

Grand Prix Cyrel® Award 

DuPont Packaging Graphics held its 8th Grand Prix Cyrel® ceremony on June 3-5, 2010 at the Rey Juan Carlos Primero Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. The awards ceremony took place in conjunction with the Flexo Print Pack Congress, along with presentations by DuPont, Manum Management Group (Spain) P’PREFERENCE (France), Uni Packaging (France), BoFrost and Tetrapak (Italy).

“Once again the International Grand Prix Cyrel® represents a significant milestone for the packaging printing industry,” said Björn Meth, business director, DuPont Packaging Graphics EMEA. “The works awarded at the ceremony showed an impressive level of quality that is clearly overrunning previous award winners.”

Since 1982, the Grand Prix Cyrel® competition seeks to promote the growth of flexography within the printing packaging industry. It has developed into a key event for the whole flexo industry that demonstrates packaging technologies and techniques, and fosters strategic exchanges among packaging experts worldwide.

Award recipients were drawn from more than 750 submissions coming from the flexographic printed packaging industry of Africa, France, Greece, Italy, Middle East, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom. Outstanding register accuracy, highlights holding and excellent smoothness on vignettes have greatly contributed to the exceptional quality of the submissions.

The flexo printing packages submitted were evaluated on criteria such as design, substrate selection, quality and difficulty of reproduction and printing, and final printed package appearance and functionality.  All submissions were divided by category: Flexible Packaging, Carrier Bags, Bags on Paper, Tag & Label, Corrugated Post-Print B Flute and Coarser, Corrugated Post-Print E Flute and Finer, Corrugated Pre-Print, Sacks, Folding Cartons, Best Conversion & Other Specialities.

Improvements were achieved in Tag and Labels with UV inks, in Flexible Packaging Narrow Web and Corrugated Board thanks to the expansion in using finer screen rulings that can be achieved with the latest technologies.

The following companies won in their respective category the 8th International Grand Prix Cyrel® 2010 trophies:

Category   Winner names
Bags on paper Trade Shop
Thema studio
Carrier Bags on Film Trade Shop
Flexoservice topcolor
Imball center
Corrugated Post Print B Flute & Coarser Trade Shop
Smurfit kappa
Corrugated Post Print E Flute & Finer Trade Shop
Cartonajes Santorroman
Corrugated Pre-Print Trade Shop
Schawk UK Ltd
SCA Packaging
Flexible Packaging (narrow web) Trade Shop
Morance Soudure
Flexible Packaging (wide web) Trade Shop
Pixel Tec Emb Flex s l
Graficas Llinars
Folding Carton /Beverage Carton (solid board only) Trade Shop
Paragon Print and Packaging Ltd
Paragon Print and Packaging Ltd
Sacks on Film Trade Shop
Inn-Flex srl
Sacks on Paper Trade Shop
Fiorini International Italia
Tag & Label (narrow web) Trade Shop
Guidotti Centrostampa
Guidotti Centrostampa
Best Conversion & others Specialities Trade Shop
Ovelar S.A.
Ovelar S.A.

The Grand Prix Cyrel® is an important step for DuPont Packaging Graphics. The company is constantly challenged by the industry to further develop technologies and products and to offer new and innovative solutions. In fact the processes used in flexographic printing have changed as well as constantly improved and DuPont Packaging Graphics, with its innovative approach, is on the forefront to provide effective solutions to these demands.

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About DuPont
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About Packaging Graphics
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