Press Releases

AR Metallizing proud supplier of limited-edition Campbell’s® Star Wars soup cans

 

Iconic Soup Company Campbell’s® unveils new products to celebrate the release of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 

The new labels of Campbell’s soups feature characters from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and includes Rey, Finn, BB-8, Captain Phasma and the Praetorian Guard designed and printed on AR Metallizing’s paper.

 

For Campbell’s Soup to bring the Force to the soup aisle with an exhibit inspired by Lucasfilm’s Star Wars, AR Metallizing successfully collaborated with Hammer Packaging.

 

The cans are available now in US  grocery stores nationwide.

 

For more information about this product, please contact:

Lindsey Barbee

L.barbee@armetallizing.com

T: +1 508 541 7700
F: +1 508 541 7788
M: +1 770 880 6659

 

For more information about Campbell’s® Star Wars themed soup labels click here:

https://www.campbells.com/star-wars/

To support the Star Wars cans, Campbell’s® debuts a new commercial in its “Made for Real, Real Life”

 

February 2018

PRESS RELEASE

AR Metallizing selected as finalist in

Belgium Smart Award Competition 2018

AR Metallizing is selected finalist in the annual Smart Belgium Award event organised by Belfius Bank. From 233 entries, 50 projects were chosen that will shortly be presented before the final jury that will select winners in 5 different categories at the official award ceremony on 21 March 2018. AR Metallizing thanks its success in the competition to SilberBoardTM.

 SilberBoardTM

Innovation in environmental friendly packaging

SilberBoardTM is a metallised paperboard for folding cartons, a sustainable alternative to plastic packaging. It has been developed by the label and packaging producer AR Metallizing. The paperboard offers numerous advantages over plastic. In particular it is less damaging to the environment.

SilberBoardTM can give a new face to the packaging sector. Today, supermarket shelves overflow with packaging materials entirely or partially composed of plastic. Brands have to stand out. SilberBoardTM is a great solution, since it is considerably more sustainable as well as being visually distinctive by virtue of its high-quality gloss surface.

AR Metallizing has developed five different types of SilberBoardTM in order meet the technical and aesthetical requirements of various industries (pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foodstuffs and beverages, and so on).

SilberBoardTM has won national and international prizes. In particular, it reached the Top 10 of the European Business Awards and won the VOKA Limburg Export Prize.

Belfius Smart Belgium Awards: 5 Awards and a Public Prize

The “Belfius Smart Belgium Awards” cover three fields – Smart Cities, Smart Companies, Smart Care – and are divided into five categories.

In addition to these five Awards, a Public Prize will also be announced at the award ceremony on 21 March 2018.

Votes for this Public Prize will be cast online, during the weeks preceding the ceremony, via the site. Belfius seeks in this way to give everyone the opportunity to choose their preferred project.

For more information:

https://smartbelgium.belfius.be (with the opportunity to subscribe at the foot of the page to a weekly newsletter and thus to receive the latest information concerning the Awards)

Press contact

Henriette van Hedel

Henriette.vanhedel@mauperville.com

+31 6 303 97 830

Sustainability leader of the Year in Packaging Solutions

AR Metallizing awarded by The New Economy

23 October 2017

AR Metallizing is being honored by business magazine The New Economy in its world-renowned annual awards

competition as Sustainability Leader of the Year in Packaging Solutions.

In recognition of the companies that are leading change in their respective fields and genuinely making a difference to the world through their development and implementation of new technology, The New Economy honored AR Metallizing for its sustainability efforts.

AR Metallizing thanks its success in this competition to SilberBoard, a special metallized paperboard for folding boxes. This sustainable packaging solution enables premium brands to get rid of plastics while offering consumers glossy and aesthetically appealing packaging.

Bart Devos, the CEO of AR Metallizing states: “This award identifies and celebrates that our company is achieving success and breaking new grounds in the packaging industry by fostering and promoting sustainable practices. We firmly believe companies have an important role to play in ecological footprint reduction. It is our objective to continue to surprise our customers and end-customers with innovative and high-quality sustainable packaging solutions.”

About The New Economy Awards

The New Economy Awards competition is organized annually to recognize companies and its leaders that drive economic recovery around the globe via job creation, productivity enhancement, increased efficiences in sustainable manner, thereby filling in the gap presented by increasingly complex regulatory frameworks and falling demand for commodities.

The New Economy is a leading business magazine that enjoys a high reputation in spotting early adoption of breakthrough technologies. The magazine follows closely the critical cycle and milestone achievements of companies and projects, taking into account the scale, scope, complexity, speed of delivery to the market and potential future scalability.

PRESS RELEASE

 

AR METALLIZING HONOURED IN FINAL OF EUROPE’S LARGEST BUSINESS AWARDS

 

May 2017

 

Genk, Belgium – AR Metallizing has been honoured in the Grand Final of this year’s European Business Awards, at an exclusive awards ceremony held in Dubrovnik attended by prominent businesses leaders and European ambassadors on May 4th.

AR Metallizing was awarded as one of the top ten in Europe for the Environmental and Corporate and Sustainability award and the honour comes at the end of a year-long journey for the company which began when the competition engaged with over 33,000 companies from 34 countries at the entry stage in spring last year.

During the year, AR Metallizing was chosen as a National Champion, took part in a public vote that generated almost 250,000 votes from people across the globe, and was named a Ruban d’Honneur finalist. For being one of the top ten in its field, AR Metallizing was honoured at the Gala ceremony which celebrated Europe’s best.

AR Metallizing thanks its success in the European Business Awards’ competition to its recently invented packaging board SilberBoardTM, a great-looking yet fully sustainable alternative to conventional plastic packaging. SilberBoardTM enables premium brands to get rid of plastic packaging and offers a stunning, fully recyclable and compostable board.

 

Bart Devos, CEO of AR Metallizing said: “We are proud to be chosen as one of the top businesses in Europe. This is a great success us as The European Business Awards programme is widely recognised as one of the most challenging competitions in Europe presided over by an esteemed panel of judges.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “These companies are Europe’s best. They demonstrate innovation, ethics and financial success and are brilliant examples of the growth potential for European business in a competitive global marketplace. Together they are creating a better future for us all. Huge congratulations to AR Metallizing for their success.”

 

For further information, please contact

Klaus Riemer

K.Riemer@armetallizing.com

+31 6 5773 9074

Henriette van Hedel

Henriette.vanhedel@mauperville.com

+31 6 303 97 830

 

About AR Metallizing

AR Metallizing is the innovative world leader in the production of metallized papers and boards for flexible packaging and labels. AR Metallizing’s products are used in the production of functional, barrier, cosmetic, labelling and promotional packaging products for major brands. The company has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Italy, Brazil and the US and employs a workforce of over 450 dedicated and enthusiastic professionals worldwide. AR Metallizing is a full subsidiary of the Japanese listed multinational Nissha.

See for more information www.armetallizing.com

 

About SilberBoard

SilberBoardTM is a metallized paperboard and a fully sustainable alternative to the commonly used multilayer composite board comprising metallized polyester. SilberBoardTM has a distinctive eye-catching brilliant metallic finish and outstanding technical capabilities. As a result, SilberBoardTM enables premium brands to maintain their trusted look, while eliminating plastic films and providing an environmentally-friendly compostable packaging. Customers use SilberBoardTM to give a premium high quality look using an environmentally friendly package for greater shelf appeal to drive consumer engagement.

Click here for more information about SilberBoardTM.

 

About the European Business Awards:

The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. For all citizens of Europe, prosperity, social and healthcare systems are reliant on businesses creating an even stronger, more innovative, successful, international and ethical business community – one that forms the beating heart of an increasingly globalised economy.

See for more information: www.businessawardseurope.com.

 

PRESS RELEASE 

 Genk (Belgium), 30 January 2017

AR Metallizing’s SilberBoardTM rewarded again

AR Metallizing has been awarded Belgian National Champion status in the category Environmental and Corporate Sustainability of the European Business Awards thanks to its innovative and sustainable packaging board SilberBoardTM.

AR Metallizing’s SilberBoardTM is a great-looking yet fully sustainable packaging alternative to conventional plastic packaging. SilberBoardTM enables premium brands to get rid of plastic packaging and offers a stunning, fully recyclable and compostable board.

For this invention, AR Metallizing has been awarded Belgian National Champion status in the category Environmental and Corporate Sustainability of the European Business Awards.

In the weeks to come, AR Metallizing is taking part in the public vote, competing with companies from all over Europe.

Votes for AR Metallizing can be casted here on the Business Awards Europe website and help the company reshape the industry with sustainable packaging.

For further information, please contact

Henriette van Hedel

+31 6 303 97 830

Henriette.vanhedel@mauperville.com

About AR Metallizing

AR Metallizing is the innovative world leader in the production of metallized papers and boards for flexible packaging and labels. AR Metallizing’s products are used in the production of functional, barrier, cosmetic, labelling and promotional packaging products for major brands. The company has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Italy, Brazil and the US and employs a workforce of over 450 dedicated and enthusiastic professionals worldwide. AR Metallizing is a full subsidiary of the Japanese listed multinational Nissha.

See for more information www.armetallizing.com

About SilberBoard

SilberBoard is a metallized paperboard and a fully sustainable alternative to the commonly used multilayer composite board comprising metallized polyester. SilberBoard has a distinctive eye-catching brilliant metallic finish and outstanding technical capabilities. As a result, SilberBoard enables premium brands to maintain their trusted look, while eliminating plastic films and providing an environmentally-friendly compostable packaging. Customers use SilberBoard to give a premium high quality look using an environmentally friendly package for greater shelf appeal to drive consumer engagement

See for more information: https://www.armetallizing.com/sustainable-packaging/lamination-solutions/silberboard/

About the European Business Awards

The European Business Awards is Europe’s largest business competition. Since 2007, the European Business Awards has been shining a light on the most innovative businesses by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European business community. In the 2015/16 Awards, the EBAs engaged with more than 32,000 organisations in 34 countries. An audience comprising heads of state, leading industrialists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, media owners and academics from across 34 European nations, congratulate the Winners of the EBAs. Participants represented a combined turnover of over €1.2 trillion euros and employed more than 2.7 million people.

 

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AR METALLIZING REACHES THE FINALS OF EUROPE’S LARGEST BUSINESS AWARDS

 

Genk (Belgium), AR Metallizing has been selected as one of ten Ruban d’Honneur recipients for theSilberBoard EBA - ruban d honneur 2016/17 European Business Awards in the category Environmental & Corporate Sustainability.  

The company will now undergo an in-depth, face-to-face interview. It will find out if it’s a winner in the category Environmental & Corporate Sustainability at the Gala Final in Dubrovnik on May 4.

AR Metallizing is one of only 110 finalists announced after over 33,000 businesses entered the competition. It was chosen by a panel of independent judges because it displayed the core values of innovation, sustainability, ethics and success.

For the Award for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability, AR Metallizing competes with 9 other companies from all over Europe.

AR Metallizing thanks its success in the European Business Awards’ competition to its recently invented packaging board SilberBoardTM, a great-looking yet fully sustainable alternative to conventional plastic packaging. SilberBoardTM enables premium brands to get rid of plastic packaging and offers a stunning, fully recyclable and compostable board.

Bart Devos, CEO of AR Metallizing said: “Valuing consumer, employee and eco-friendly issues are an important core corporate value. We are very proud of the European Business Awards’ recognition of AR Metallizing. We operate transparently and actively nurture these practices. Our success is a team accomplishment that involves every employee at AR Metallizing.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “To survive in this economic climate is hard enough, so to innovate, prosper and grow as this year’s Ruban D’Honneur recipients have done is truly remarkable. Europe needs more companies like these. Well done to them all.”

Vote for AR Metallizing

AR Metallizing is also participating in ‘The Public Vote’ for Belgium, where the public chooses ‘National Public Champions’ for each European country. To vote for AR Metallizing, please click here. The company with the most votes in each country wins. Winners will be announced on March 6. 

 

For further information, please contact

Klaus RiemerK.Riemer@armetallizing.com+31 6 5773 9074 Henriette van HedelHenriette.vanhedel@mauperville.com+31 6 303 97 830

About AR Metallizing

AR Metallizing is the innovative world leader in the production of metallized papers and boards for flexible packaging and labels. AR Metallizing’s products are used in the production of functional, barrier, cosmetic, labelling and promotional packaging products for major brands. The company has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Italy, Brazil and the US and employs a workforce of over 450 dedicated and enthusiastic professionals worldwide. AR Metallizing is a full subsidiary of the Japanese listed multinational Nissha. See for more information www.armetallizing.com

About SilberBoard

SilberBoardTM is a metallized paperboard and a fully sustainable alternative to the commonly used multilayer composite board comprising metallized polyester. SilberBoardTM has a distinctive eye-catching brilliant metallic finish and outstanding technical capabilities. As a result, SilberBoardTM enables premium brands to maintain their trusted look, while eliminating plastic films and providing an environmentally-friendly compostable packaging. Customers use SilberBoardTM to give a premium high quality look using an environmentally friendly package for greater shelf appeal to drive consumer engagement.

Click here for more information about SilberBoardTM.

About the European Business Awards

The European Business Awards is Europe’s largest business competition. Since 2007, the European Business Awards has been shining a light on the most innovative businesses by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European business community. In the 2015/16 Awards, the EBAs engaged with more than 32,000 organisations in 34 countries. Winners of the EBAs are congratulated by an audience comprising heads of state, leading industrialists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, media owners and academics from across 34 European nations. Participants represented a combined turnover of over €1.2 trillion euros and employed more than 2.7 million people.

AR Metallizing introduces SilberBoard™, a compostable board alternative to packaging

Franklin, MA – Your packaging has to be great, both in look and performance. That means it has to stand apart on SilberBoardHoloshelves and perform well, with ideally minimum impact on the environment. AR Metallizing’s SilberBoard offers a way to achieve a distinctive metallic finish on the packaging of your products with a compostable alternative to metallized PET board.

 

The environment plays a more important role than ever before in how consumers think about packaging, its design and the materials selected. SilberBoard from AR Metallizing is a responsible choice for packaging today.

 

SilberBoard is a metallized paperboard and a fully sustainable alternative to the commonly used multilayer composite board comprising metallized polyester. SilberBoard has a distinctive eye-catching brilliant, metallic finish and outstanding technical capabilities. As a result, SilberBoard enables premium brands to maintain their trusted look eliminating plastic films and providing an environmental compostable package.

 

Media attention for plastic pollution affecting lands, waterways, oceans and wildlife has led to increased consumers’ awareness of the impact of plastics on the environment. This is evident in current market trends as consumers’ favor environmentally friendly packaging. At the same time, packaging needs to look good, reflect brand values and remain functional.  For these reasons AR Metallizing has developed SilberBoard.

SilberBoard meets the requirements for a wide variety of consumer-packaged goods like beverage, food, personal care and laundry care products. Five different types of SilberBoard have been developed:

  • SilberBoard UltraShine enables premium brands in cosmetics, food and FMCG to launch successful premium strategies with a high gloss packaging solution.
  • SilberBoard WhiteBack has been developed to optimize FMCG, over-the-counter, personal care and food industries’ branding facilities. Due to a printable backside, this has extensive design and marketing possibilities.
  • SilberBoard GreyBack drives consumer engagement cost efficiently. This recycled board with an uncoated backside has been especially developed for the FMCG industry.
  • SilberBoard LightWeight is the greenest, premium packaging solution for lighweight folding boxes. It has been developed for the food, FMCG and over-the-counter industries.
  • SilberBoard Carrier carries premium food and beverages brands to the next level. It enhances shelf appeal and sets brands apart from competition on busy store shelves.

Curious to find out how your brand looks and feels when it is packaged with SilberBoard? Contact Wendy Cross, National Accounts Manager to have a free mock-up SilberBoard sample of your brand.

 

AR Metallizing Achieves ISO 9001 for its US Manufacturing Facility

AR Metallizing is proud to announce another milestone in the history of the company. Continuing in their commitment to excellence, AR Metallizing announces ISO 9001 certification for its manufacturing facility in Franklin, MA.

September 26, 2016, Franklin, MA – AR Metallizing is proud to announce another milestone in their commitment to excellence and to have received ISO 9001 certification. The certification covers the operations in AR Metallizing’s facilities in Franklin, MA.

AR Metallizing’s achievement implements a robust quality management system to guide and govern their operations from top to bottom. This certification is an important step in assuring their customers continue to receive the very best in quality and service from AR Metallizing.

“Achieving ISO certification underscores our commitment to quality and continual improvement,” says Jacky VandenEcker, Chief Operations Officer. “ISO certification is a natural extension of our commitment to sustainability and ensures our customers get high quality products and services. Our South American and European facilities are also ISO Certified making it possible to provide consistent quality globally.”

“With independent registration of our firm by an outside auditor DNV GL, you can be assured that we have committed to the highest standards in our operations, production, and management,” adds Bob Erchinger, Director of Quality Assurance.

About ISO

The ISO 9001 quality management standard was developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and establishes an effective quality management benchmark for companies of all types. Important components of ISO 9001 include customer satisfaction and establishing processes for continual improvement, topics that AR Metallizing values highly.

About AR Metallizing

AR Metallizing is the innovative world leader in the production of metallized papers, boards and films for flexible packaging and labels. Its products are used in the food and beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, electronics, entertainment and consumer goods sectors.

AR Metallizing’s products set a new standard for the premium packaging and high-end labeling industries.

AR Metallizing’s performance over the past 40 years has established that they consistently design and manufacture quality products, and this latest accomplishment verifies that the company is finely tuned to serve their customers into the future

 

Press contact

For more information, please contact Bob Erchinger, Director of Quality Assurance at b.erchinger@armetallizing.com or 1-508-541-7752

Interior & Design students win innovation prizes at AR Metallizing and VOKA entrepreneurship fair 

Genk/Mechelen, 15 June 2016

Laura Melis' winning entry Cold Pack

Laura Melis’ winning entry Cold Pack

Today, AR Metallizing, world leader in metallized paper production, awarded a VOKA Bryo scholarship and a stipend to Laura Melis, second-year student in interior and design at Thomas More College in Mechelen.

Innovative competition

Earlier this year, AR Metallizing, in association with Interior & Design instructors at Thomas More College, organized a competition for the best and most creative and innovative subject for a product in metallized paper. Many inspiring and artistic projects saw the light of day in less than four weeks.

Composed of instructors and staff of AR Metallizing, the panel of judges chose Laura Melis’ project out of some 32 entries. Laura designed an innovative and commercially viable cold pack of metallized paper for the direct cooling of sport injuries among other applications. Laura presented not only a strong, commercially viable product, but shared a good portion of knowledge with the panel of judges, which she had acquired from extensive market research.

Bryo ThomasMore_foto Luc Hilderson adapted

Laura Melis and Bart Devos. Photo: Luc Hilderson

The CEO of the internationally operating AR Metallizing, Bart Devos, who is rarely in Belgium, came to Mechelen especially for the award ceremony.

Other entries were also awarded.

Amongst others, Julie Blanckaert received a pecuniary prize for Tree Paper Tree, a project suitable for trade fair materials and booth layout.

 

Elke Van Casteren and Dominique Ter Braak each received a pecuniary prize for inventive flower seed bags made of metallized paper.

Danique Krijn and Simone van Rooijen were rewarded for their beautifully designed lunchboxes under the name of Green Box.

The winning designs will be shown at various international trade fairs attended by AR Metallizing in the coming months.

With the competition and related prizes, AR Metallizing wants to stimulate the creativity and entrepreneurship of young talents.

Julie Blackaert's winning entry, Tree Paper Tree

Julie Blackaert’s winning entry, Tree Paper Tree

Danique Krijn and Simone van Rooijen's winning entry: Green Box

Danique Krijn and Simone van Rooijen’s winning entry: Green Box

 

 

 

Worth repeating

20160225_Devos0826This was the first time that the competition was organised, but it is most likely it will not be the last.

Bart Devos, CEO of AR Metallizing: “Entrepreneurship, sustainability, inventiveness and creativity are highly prized at AR Metallizing. And we like to get others involved as well. You cannot stand alone as a company.

The cooperation with the students and the college turned out extremely well. We are very much impressed by the quality, professionalism and diversity of the entries by Interior & Design students. We will presumably organize such competitions more often!”

Thomas More College can also look back on fruitful cooperation with the internationally active AR Metallizing. Interior and furniture design lecturer Bart Baccarne: “It was a very instructive assignment for our students. We are always eager for new, sustainable materials. The students were given carte blanche for their creative process. It was a fruitful cooperation with AR Metallizing, indeed.”

Bart Baccarne, Interior and Furniture Design Lecturer, Thomas More College.

Bart Baccarne, Interior and Furniture Design Lecturer, Thomas More College.

“The process and fabulous result from the cooperation between AR Metallizing and Thomas More College is a source of

utter delight for us. It is a fine example of win-win situations that ensue from the cross-fertilization between education and business. As VOKA – Mechelen Chamber of Commerce, we vigorously endeavour to build bridges between the two. All proof provided in support thereof makes it clear to us and to the world that we are on the right track. Furthermore, it provides additional motivation to continue to invest in it,” says Frédéric Achten, general manager of VOKA – Mechelen Chamber of Commerce.

About AR Metallizing

AR Metallizing is the world’s leading manufacturer of metallized paper that is used in particular for labels and packaging of consumer goods. The company has production sites in Belgium (headquarters in Genk), Italy, Brazil and the United States. Innovation underlies the production process of AR Metallizing, which has led to advanced products.

Owing to its recyclable premium packaging, AR Metallizing was cited by De Tijd as one of the 50 most innovative companies in Belgium. Until recently, plastic was needed for the glossy packaging of premium brands. AR Metallizing developed an ecological and sustainable alternative in the form of paper on which a razor-thin aluminium layer – even thinner than the ink layer on a newspaper – is steamed. Unlike conventional products, this metallized paper is 99% biologically degradable.

About Thomas More College – Interior & Design

Interior and Design is a programme of study at Thomas More College in Mechelen. Young talent is trained to become interior designers or furniture designers. Mechelen has been a furniture city since time immemorial, whence the affinity with furniture, home accessories and product design, which is also purposefully perceptible in the programme of instruction. Design and Interior leads to the professional bachelor’s degree and immediate employability on the labour market.

The wide range of design disciplines and their crossovers, together with the focus on feasibility and viability, make this degree program a coveted partner for research, source of ideas and expansion of creativity in the discipline and in industry. A large segment of instructors from practice run a specific design agency themselves and are thus in the very thick of the field, for the direct benefit of the students.

About VOKA – Bryo: the springboard for effusive entrepreneurial talent

Bryo stands for ‘Bright and Young’. It is a network of young, passionate people ready to put their entrepreneurial ideas to practice. Bryo is a project of VOKA: A Flemish network of companies that provides advice and support to young people aged 18 to 36 with high potential and great entrepreneurial enthusiasm. The young entrepreneurs who take part in Bryo are advised and guided for two years in all the challenges and decisions up ahead, during and shortly after the start up or acquisition of their own business, individually or as an association.

Overview of all the winners

Proud winners of the AR Metallizing 2016 Design Competition Awards. Photo: Luc Hilderson

Proud winners of the AR Metallizing 2016 Design Competition Awards. Photo: Luc Hilderson

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