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Parkside Success At 2019 EFIA Awards

An innovative compostable pack developed by specialist packaging solutions provider, Parkside, has had double success at the prestigious 2019 European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Awards.

The first of its kind to be produced in the world, the compostable coffee pack developed for Percol Coffee took home silver in both the Environmental and Sustainability, and the Medium Web categories.

The coffee pack created by Parkside is designed to fully break down within 26weeks in a home compost at the end of its service life. The pack also provides excellent oxygen, aroma and moisture barriers that extend the shelf life of roast, ground and bean coffee, while maintaining optimum flavour.

Paula Birch, Sales Director at Parkside, said: “As a business we pride ourselves on continuous innovation and development of packaging that meets the needs of the consumer and the retailer. To be honoured at the EFIA awards is fantastic and shows our hard work and innovative thinking is being recognised.”

The EFIA awards are highly regarded by flexographic print and packaging experts worldwide and recognise outstanding commitment to the flexographic print process. The awards enable companies to showcase their capabilities and demonstrate its quality, true innovation and technical ability, as well as efficiency and sustainability.

In addition, Parkside picked up a further accolade for the compostable crisp packet it created for Two Farmers. The company scooped the bronze award in the Environmental and Sustainability category, giving it a two-three finish overall in that section.

The Two Farmers crisp packet is also a compostable pack that was designed to meet the brands’ sustainable ethos of being plastic-free. The pack also enabled the company to become the first crisps brand in the UK to use an accredited home compostable pack.