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FiberMark's 20th Specifier Awards Best of Show Winners

FiberMark Announces Winners of 20th Annual Specifier Awards

For Immediate Release

(West Springfield, MA – April 9, 2014) – FiberMark (www.fibermark.com), a global leader in manufacturing innovative paperboards, fiber-based covering materials and print media for world-class brands, announces the winners of its Annual Specifier Awards. The awards program, which FiberMark launched in 1992, honors projects that have been created using the company’s materials showcasing the best of color, texture, pattern & design. 
Design creativity was very evident in the breadth of submissions that FiberMark received for the awards. Entries came from a wide range of industries and applications including packaging, publishing, office/collateral, print media and specialty, as well as from diverse geographies. Submissions were judged by a peer review committee that evaluated the entries on design, decoration/printing quality, construction quality, and relationship of the materials to the project.    
The Green Award was awarded to Brown – Forman Corporation for its collection of Jack Daniel’s packaging. The range features FiberMark’s Dorset® and Dorset Duplex paperboards.  The boxes, constructed of these rigid and durable paperboards containing PCW content, were chosen based on the structural designs' ability to eliminate the need for plastic typically used in secondary packaging as well as demonstrating that the box maintain its integrity and withstand the wear and tear encountered in the retail environment.
The Best of Show-Gold winner was Home Box Office’s [HBO] Game of Thrones VIP Mailer with a well thought out idea in this multi-part "invitation" box. Each box is wrapped in FiberMark’s line of Pellaq® by Skivertex® with an interior featuring Pellaq® Snakeskin. 
Best of Show-Silver went to Nike’s Double Shoe Box which used FiberMark’s Carbon-X by Corvon® where the design for the box was developed to be a presentation along with offering a functional aspect, creating a box that one would want to keep and not just toss away. 
Best of Show-Bronze used Silktouch Nuba by Skivertex® to cover this playing card self-promotion box for Stranger & Stranger. The intricate foil and emboss decorations made this a spectacular eye-catching package design.
“Every year, we see designers pushing the envelope on innovation and creativity as it relates to FiberMark materials,” said Anthony MacLaurin, CEO at FiberMark. “The quality of the submissions continues to rise! We thank all those who decided to showcase their award-winning talent and projects.”
FiberMark is now accepting entries for the 21st Annual Specifier Awards “Show Us Your Genius” challenge. Projects that incorporate FiberMark’s innovative covering products and specialty boards and have been produced in the past year are eligible for submission. Deadline for entry is October 31, 2014.
Entry forms and a showcase of award winners can be found on the company’s website, www.fibermark.com/design/specifier-awards

About FiberMark

FiberMark is a world-class, fully integrated manufacturer and global marketer, crafting its fiber-based specialty materials in the U.S. and Europe. The company creates innovative solutions for world-leading brands, offering distinctive covering materials that express the brands, inspire designs and create lasting impressions. With an extensive range of visual and tactile options and performance characteristics, FiberMark materials provide an endless array of design possibilities for applications in the performance boards, covering solutions, luxury packaging, technical/industrial, durable print media and graphic design markets. FiberMark is Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) – certified (FSC-C020981). The company's premium and innovative covering products, print media and specialty boards made from sustainable materials are enhanced with a variety of colors, finishes, and embossing techniques that create visual depth and invite touch.