GENK, Belgium, Feb. 9, 2018 (Press Release) -AR Metallizing is selected finalist in the annual Smart Belgium Award event organised by Belfius Bank. From 233 entries, 50 projects were chosen that will shortly be presented before the final jury that will select winners in 5 different categories at the official award ceremony on 21 March 2018. AR Metallizing thanks its success in the competition to SilberBoard.
Innovation in environmental friendly packaging
SilberBoard is a metallised paperboard for folding cartons, a sustainable alternative to plastic packaging. It has been developed by the label and packaging producer AR Metallizing. The paperboard offers numerous advantages over plastic. In particular it is less damaging to the environment.
SilberBoard can give a new face to the packaging sector. Today, supermarket shelves overflow with packaging materials entirely or partially composed of plastic. Brands have to stand out. SilberBoard is a great solution, since it is considerably more sustainable as well as being visually distinctive by virtue of its high-quality gloss surface.
AR Metallizing has developed five different types of SilberBoard in order meet the technical and aesthetical requirements of various industries (pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foodstuffs and beverages, and so on).
SilberBoard has won national and international prizes. In particular, it reached the Top 10 of the European Business Awards and won the VOKA Limburg Export Prize.
Belfius Smart Belgium Awards: 5 Awards and a Public Prize
The “Belfius Smart Belgium Awards” cover three fields – Smart Cities, Smart Companies, Smart Care – and are divided into five categories.
In addition to these five Awards, a Public Prize will also be announced at the award ceremony on 21 March 2018.
Votes for this Public Prize will be cast online, during the weeks preceding the ceremony, via the site. Belfius seeks in this way to give everyone the opportunity to choose their preferred project.