Competition announcement

MIAC-ASSOCARTA AWARD

Prize for the innovation in the paper industry – 1st edition

MIAC Assocarta Innovation AwardMIAC and Assocarta establish and announce an innovation award for the paper mills that introduced innovation elements in their manufacturing processes and/or products during the year 2019.

ABOUT THE AWARD

The organisers, with Aticelca technical partnership, aim at promoting and enhancing investments in, and implementation of, innovation technologies in the paper industries operating in Italy. The target is to boost the competitiveness of the paper sector, also by providing the paper industry suppliers of an enhanced situational awareness in the technologies needed by the paper manufacturing industries. As a goal to work towards we aim also at gathering and disseminate the best practices applied to the paper sector.

APPLICATION CRITERIA

The possibility to apply for the award is open to all the paper companies with an Italian registered office, commercial or operations site, which have developed innovative products or introduced innovative manufacturing processes in a production mill located in Italy over the period between 15 July 2018 and 15 July 2019.

 

Applications may be submitted for the following categories:

Process innovation

Technical solutions, whether technological or operational, adopted in the pulp, paper, board and tissue production, featuring innovative elements at national level in the process phases of raw materials preparation, paper production or in the facilities maintenance activities. Tissue paper converting and printing is also included.

Product innovation

Pulp, paper, board and tissue products featuring innovative elements for characteristics, performance or application scope. Any kind of converted or printed tissue paper product is also included.

Innovation for energy

Technical solutions, whether technological or operational, adopted in the pulp, paper, board and tissue production, featuring innovative elements at national level in energy production ‚Äčor use. Tissue paper converting and printing phases are also included.

Innovation for circular economy

Technical solutions, whether technological or operational, adopted in the pulp, paper, board and tissue production, featuring innovative elements at national level for the recovery, reuse and recycling of resources and materials. Any phase of the tissue paper converting and printing is also included.

AWARD PRIZES

A prize will be assigned to the first classified of each category. An overall winner will also be selected from the four category winners.
Prizes will be assigned based on the judgement of a Jury, helped by the online votes. Prizes will be given friday 11 October 2019 during the MIAC exhibition in Lucca, in a dedicated event.
All candidate companies as well as all their innovative practices will be mentioned during the event and in ad hoc communications.
The prizes does not have economic value.

APPLICATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The application form should be sent within the 22nd July 2019 by filling out the online form available on the following link: ‚Äčinnovation.miac.info/en/submission/

CONTACTS

Assocarta
Bastioni di Porta Volta, 7
20121 Milan, Italy
Mail: massimo.ramunni@assocarta.it

Edipap
Via Pordenone, 13
20132 Milan, Italy
Mail: miac@miac.info