Thursday, June 29, 2017

Diamond Wins Three Awards in 24th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition

Five Star Fragrance Company's Pierre Cardin Choc
packaging won a Gold Leaf Award

Diamond Packaging won three awards in the 24th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition, the industry's premier showcase for foil stamping, embossing, and other specialty effects. Awards were announced last month at the IADD•FSEA Odyssey, held in Schaumburg, IL.

Diamond won a Gold Leaf award in the “Most Difficult Use of Foil and Embossing” category for Five Star Fragrance Company's Pierre Cardin Choc folding carton.

The carton features cold foiling, DiamondTouch soft touch coating, UV gloss spot coating, and multi-level embossing.

Diamond won Silver Leaf and Bronze Leaf awards in the “Best Use of Foil and Embossing” and “Creative Use of Specialty UV Coatings” categories, respectively, for its 2017 corporate calendar.

The butterfly-themed piece originates from a beautiful, hand-drawn watercolor and exemplifies Diamond’s expertise in transforming packaging into upscale brand ambassadors that attract the consumer’s attention when and where it matters most—on the store shelf.

Read the FSEA Awards press release.

Contact Diamond to request folding carton samples.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How to Use the Recyclable Packaging Logo in Your Next Design

The Paperboard Packaging Recyclable logo can be used on
SBS and recycled paperboard packaging.

Does your brand want to show that purchasing your product is a more sustainable choice?

Communicating environmental benefits to consumers through on-product labeling may be the answer.

A 2016 report by Globescan & BBMG, “Five Human Aspirations and the Future of Brands”, details a fundamental shift in the marketplace towards authenticity, well-being, sustainability, and social purpose.

It reveals the Aspirational generation who combine "a love of style, social status, and sustainability values to shape new cultural norms and rewrite the rules of marketing."

Furthermore, nearly nine in ten (88%) say "I believe we need to consume less to preserve the environment for future generations."

Other studies suggest that consumers want brand owners to provide more environmental information on their packaging (Cone Green Gap Trend Tracker, 2012), or that recycling-related messaging influences purchases (Perception Research Services, 2011).

Brand owners can leverage these trends by including the free Paperboard Packaging Recyclable logo in their next package design.

Download the paperboard packaging recyclable logo flier.

Contact Diamond Packaging to learn more about how your brand can communicate environmental benefits to consumers through on-product labeling, including the recyclable logo.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Diamond Featured in April/May 2017 Issue of Beauty Packaging Magazine

The L'Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Mask folding cartons feature
cold foil and embossing accents
Diamond Packaging is featured in the April/May 2017 issue of Beauty Packaging magazine.

The article, titled “Eco-Responsible Packaging: Opportunity Knocks for Beauty Brands,” discusses how environmentally responsible packaging and practices continue to evolve in light of a new generation of consumers.
 
It also highlights Diamond's environmental initiatives and the award-winning L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Collection packaging.

Read the L'Oreal packaging case study.

Request L'Oreal folding carton samples.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Diamond Packaging Awarded Gold in EcoVadis CSR Assessment

Diamond Packaging Awarded Gold in EcoVadis
CSR Assessment
Diamond Packaging has been granted a Gold Recognition Level based on its participation in the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assessment in April 2017. The result places Diamond in the top 4% of suppliers evaluated by EcoVadis in all categories.

EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform providing Supplier Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains. EcoVadis was founded with the belief that global businesses can make a huge positive impact on improving environmental and social practices globally, through their supply chains.

The EcoVadis methodology is at the core of its CSR analysis system, covering 21 criteria across four themes of Environment, Labor Practices, Fair Business Practices, and Sustainable Procurement.

Diamond ranked highest in the Environment category, which comprises both operational factors (e.g., energy consumption, waste management) and product stewardship (e.g., product end-of-life, customer health and safety issues).

Read the EcoVadis press release.

Contact Diamond to learn more about its sustainability initiatives.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Diamond Packaging to Celebrate Earth Day 2017 at the Seneca Park Zoo

Diamond Packaging to celebrate
Earth Day 2017 at the Seneca Park Zoo

Diamond Packaging will celebrate Earth Day 2017 by partnering with the Seneca Park Zoo on Saturday, April 22, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Diamond employees will help kids plant trees as part of the TICCIT (“Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees”) program, an educational outreach program for school-aged children held every year to honor Earth Day and highlight the renewability and sustainability of paper and paperboard packaging.

Now in its third year, Diamond's Earth Day partnership with the Zoo is an ideal way to educate and inspire visitors about conservation. It is also an opportunity to discuss the company's industry-leading sustainability initiatives, including utilizing FSC® certified paperboards, using clean, renewable wind energy for 100% of its electrical energy requirements, and achieving zero manufacturing waste to landfill status.

Read the Earth Day press release.

Learn more about Diamond's sustainability initiatives.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Global Packaging Alliance Holds Annual Meeting in Brazil

Global Packaging Alliance® Holds Annual Meeting
in São Paolo, Brazil
Emerging packaging trends are impacting brands, retailers, and consumers in new ways, and creating opportunities for packaging converters at the same time. Members of the Global Packaging Alliance® (GPA) discussed this and other issues during their annual meeting held in São Paolo, Brazil last month. Representatives from the global consortium of independent, medium-sized packaging manufacturers convened from all over the world to explore solutions to evolving packaging requirements.

Gonçalves, a leading supplier of cosmetic and health care folding cartons in Latin America, hosted the meeting at their newly-built, state-of-the-art Cajamar headquarters, located in the metropolitan region of São Paulo. The building’s design ingenuity has transformed the space into a world-class reference for functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability. The 54,000 m2 industrial plant supports 20+ production lines, with an arrangement of machines that contributes to a natural workflow. Technical and architectural solutions (e.g., reflective windows, thermo acoustic roof tiles, LED lighting) all improve the plant’s energy efficiency, which supports the ongoing commitment to sustainability shared by all GPA members.

Read the GPA press release.

Contact Diamond Packaging to learn more about its folding carton capabilities for the North American market.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Waste Advantage Magazine Publishes Case Study on Diamond's Zero Waste Initiative

Waste Advantage publishes zero waste case study on
Diamond Packaging

According to the EPA, packaging accounts for 23 percent of the material reaching landfills each year. While Diamond Packaging’s designers work to make packaging more recyclable upstream, a partnership with Covanta offers a solution to increase recycling and eliminate landfilling from the manufacturing process.

With Covanta's help, Diamond increased recycling and eliminated waste sent to landfills.

Read the zero waste case study that appears in the February 2017 issue of Waste Advantage magazine.

Learn more about Diamond's sustainability initiatives.

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