Turkey chooses ‘its stars for packing’
The Turkish packaging industry recorded 6.35 million tons of production and $14 billion in turnover in 2012.The champions of the Crescent and Stars for Packaging, a competition organized by the Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) for the fifth time, have been determined.
During an initial stage, 98 packages were awarded the Competency 2014 prize based on criteria that ranged from the quality of the product to environmental sensitivity, and from design to originality. In the second stage, the best packages in all categories were given gold, silver and bronze prizes. The winners of the three levels of prizes will be announced at an event to be held at the Conrad Istanbul on Sept. 5. Starting this year, the finalists will be able to join the WorldStar and the AsiaStar.
The Turkish packaging industry recorded 6.35 million tons of production and $14 billion in turnover in 2012, while its value increased by 17 percent over the previous year, according to ASD data.