Silgan Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:SLGN), a leading supplier of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products, today reported record first quarter 2015 net income of $33.3 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, as compared to first quarter 2014 net income of $31.5 million, or $0.49 per diluted share. Net sales for the first quarter of 2015 were $816.6 million, a decrease of $39.2 million, or 4.6 percent, as compared to $855.8 million in 2014. This decrease was the result of decreases in net sales across all businesses due primarily to the impact of unfavorable foreign currency translation and the cessation of operations in Venezuela at the end of 2014.
The striking pre-print liner, which was designed for leading beer brand Beck’s, took the honour in the ‘Sacks and Corrugated Pre-Print Liner’ category.
The complex liner required a high concentration of ink coverage to meet the customer’s brief of realistic, stand-out print. In order to achieve the attention-grabbing finish, composite colours were used to build the brand’s vivid green shade and put the bottle in the spotlight.
With up to 82% of purchase decisions being made in-store, there is increasing pressure on brands to create a dramatic on-shelf presence and the beautiful Beck’s packaging more than delivers on the brief.
Chris Shaw, General Manager of Smurfit Kappa CRP Pre-Print, commented: “I am delighted for Smurfit Kappa to have been recognised as a winner in this area. For designs requiring a photo-realistic finish and high-volume production, pre-print is a valued option so we are seeing many customers choosing this for their products.
“This achievement is thanks to the dedication and hard work of our experienced printers and graphics teams.”
The 2017 FlexoTech awards were announced at a gala event in London. Smurfit Kappa’s ShelfSmart service uses industry insights and eye-tracking technology to determine the best ways to market products on the shelf.