Diamond wins five awards in 22nd annual FSEA competition, technical article on the differences between hot and cold foil stamping, and more.
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Diamond Wins Five Awards in FSEA Competition

White Diamonds Gift Set (Mother's Day 2015)Diamond Packaging won five awards in the 22nd Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition, the industry's premier showcase for foil stamping, embossing, and other specialty effects. Awards were announced at the FSEA/IADD Odyssey in Schaumburg, IL on May 14, 2015.

The competition, which is sponsored by the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), recognizes creativity and superior execution of designs that reflect positively on the industry as a whole. Entries are judged on several criteria including design, execution, and level of difficulty. Winning an award is a mark of excellence in the packaging field and recognition of superior achievement. >> more

Diamond Recognized as Leading Supplier for Corporate Action on Climate Change

CDP Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014Diamond Packaging has been awarded with a position on the CDP Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 for its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change.

The index, which is included within a new report reviewing the environmental sustainability of global supply chains, presents 121 suppliers identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation. >> more

Eco-Friendly Efforts From Beauty to Fashion

by Jamie Matusow, Beauty Packaging Magazine

Michael Jordan Legend Gift SetThe relationship between environmentalism and retail is growing ever stronger with today’s consumers, as the shopping community looks to do a good deed while purchasing, either through charitable efforts or earth-friendly choices. Brands and manufacturers who once regarded sustainability as a means for reducing costs have now realized that meeting consumers’ demands is also a smart—and necessary way—of doing business.

From environmentally responsible packaging in the food and beverage markets to new ideas on the fashion front, “green” committments are flourishing. >> more

Technical Corner

The Differences Between Sheet-Fed Hot and Cold Foil
by Mike King, Eagle Systems

With the variety of manufacturing options available to add multi-sensory packaging effects, brands across all industries are beginning to branch out and use foils. One of the most talked about points of confusion is the difference between hot foil and cold foil, along with what the pros and cons are of each method.

Choosing the right method is tied to many factors, but having a baseline understanding will help with price, speed to market, branding and, ultimately, consumer impact. >> more

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