API Congratulates Award Winners

As a leading provider of brand enhancement solutions, API recently supported and sponsored two key industry awards that recognise superlative work in packaging.

The company, which is a Platinum sponsor of the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) Gold Leaf Awards, saw a number of exceptional packs at the April ceremony that truly demonstrated the best in foil stamping, embossing and other specialty effects. Many of the packs – across a range of categories including ‘Best Use of Foil/Embossing Gold’, awarded to Trade Print Finishing – used API’s foils.

Through its sponsorship of this year’s Student Starpack Awards, API has also been able to recognise innovation in packaging design and technology from those just entering the industry. API’s specific project brief for the Awards challenged students to showcase their innovation and creativity by producing a luxurious presentational gift pack for a commemorative coin.

With access to API’s wide range of foils and laminates, students took full advantage of the materials available to them. The winner, Tom Chorlton, showed a full understanding of the brief, recognising the decorative possibilities and visually appealing colours and surfaces of API’s product capabilities.

Commenting on the success, Richard Burhouse, Commercial Director at API, said, “As a business and industry, it is essential that we celebrate our successes and recognise the best use of design and materials. We are proud to be involved with both the FSEA and Starpack, and would like to congratulate all those involved in producing some spectacular packaging solutions that deliver results.”