The Eurosac Congress 2017 “Performance powered by nature. Let’s talk!” was held in Hamburg/Germany from 08.06.-10.06.2017. The congress invited participants to engaging discussions about the recent developments on the paper sack markets, as well as the marketing and communication activities and the trends going forward within the industry.
The European paper sack industry recorded a healthy growth of 1.8 % in 2016. In addition to the update on the successful developments on the European market, the participants cast a glance at the present paper sack trade worldwide and the future of the global sack and sack kraft paper industry up to 2021.
Eurosac Grand Prix Award 2017
During the congress, the latest innovations in the European paper sack and sack kraft paper industry were honoured with the Eurosac Grand Prix Award. The German company dy-pack scored a hat trick with its new dy-vest concept and was successful against the entries of BillerudKorsnäs and Mimcord:
The Eurosac Grand Prix 2017 trophy was awarded to dy-pack for its new bag-within-a-bag concept dy-vest. According to the jury, it will bring the most added value to the industry – and fuel its future innovative spirit. With dy-vest, dy-pack introduced the first valve sack technology that fulfils the hygienic requirements of cleanrooms. Billerud-Korsnäs presented RainSafe: The three-ply sack (two paper layers and an HDPE liner) withstands at least four hours of rain according to DIN EN ISO 2875 without water or vapour damaging the filled product.
The Multiply-Cord Handle for paper carrier bags by Mimcord is produced from 100 % kraft FSC or PEFC-certified paper.
Also on the agenda were the achievements of the communication campaign of Eurosac and CEPI Eurokraft which provided part of the congress theme: “Performance powered by nature. Let’s talk!” The audience explored new marketing trends in B2B, their advantages and challenges, and looked beyond their own horizons to get inspiration from the innovative promotion practices of others.
The participants also received an overview on European policy issues and the results of its investigation and research programmes set up to achieve the objectives of the ten-year road map. Introduced in 2015, its aim is to improve the performance of paper sacks to meet the growing customer demands.