(West Springfield, MA, December 13, 2012) – FiberMark, (www.fibermark.com), a global leader in manufacturing innovative, fiber-based specialty covering materials for world-leading brands, has announced the winners of its industry-renowned annual “Specifier Awards” competition.
The FiberMark Specifier Awards program was inaugurated in 1992 to celebrate the best of color, texture, pattern and design innovation across a wide array of packaging, publishing, office products, graphic arts and industrial applications. Since its introduction, the Awards program has become international in scope, earning an increasing reputation as one of the industry’s most highly regarded competitions.
Among this year’s top winners were: a Gold Award for an “Audi C/D Segment Welcome Kit” submitted by Megan Henretta at RTC, designed by Rebecca Mabie and Paul Henkel; a Silver Award for a “Play Off Diaries” submitted by Yasuhiro Tokimoto, president at Jakeutsu Printing Company, Ltd., a Bronze Award for an “Organicept Deskset,” submitted by Leo Wasmer at Promocion Precisa SA DE CV, designed by Monica L. Yuen; and a Green Award for a “Lincoln Catalog,” submitted by Jack Dorsey at Latcha & Associates, designed by Amy Turnnen.
Stella Alstede, FiberMark’s Marketing Manager-Promotions, who coordinates the awards program, says that the competition has grown steadily since its inception. “This year, we received approximately 150 submissions from all over the world in many different categories of design and specification,” she notes, explaining that the entries are judged by a panel of experts from all aspects of FiberMark’s business. Specifier Award winners receive industry-wide recognition from the design and “specifier” communities, as well as notable posting on FiberMark’s Website, at www.fibermark.com/awards.
Any product designed and manufactured during the previous calendar year is eligible for submission. Entries are judged from criteria that consider color, texture, pattern and design, and their expression throughout a range of “naturally creative” materials and themes. Importantly, the judges also weigh construction quality and the relationship of the covering material to the overall product.
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. This certification (certificate code SW-COC- 003054) verifies the flow of FSC®-certified forest products through FiberMark’s supply chain and into its final products, assuring FiberMark customers that the papers they are choosing are made from trees harvested according to strict environmental standards and forest management practices. 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.