Do You Make Innovative Machinery?

2021 Innovator of the Year Deadline- June 4

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, Board Converting News (BCN), and Corrugated Today invite AICC Associate Members to submit their innovative machinery for the 2021 Innovator of the Year Competition (IOY). Held in conjunction with the AICC/ TAPPI 2021 SuperCorrExpo, August 8-12, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, the competition this year will be exceptional. 

For more than two decades, AICC members have shared their best ideas. In that time, Innovator of the Year has evolved into a highly competitive showcase for solutions AICC Members have developed.

Industry experts on the AICC Plant Innovations Committee review the entries and select the finalists. The finalists are then featured at SuperCorrExpo and  attendees vote for their favorite innovation.

The Machinery category, open to AICC Associate (supplier) Members in good standing, focuses on innovations of equipment, products, or services directly related to the mechanical converting process. Innovations should benefit the paperboard packaging industry through enhanced efficiency, quality, productivity, and/or safety of converting plants. 

The “mechanical converting process” covers all operations that involve direct contact with corrugated, folding carton, or rigid box substrates (i.e., printing, cutting, creasing, scoring, stitching, gluing, material handling, etc.).

Entries must be received by Friday, June 4.  This is a video based competition, more information and the entry form can be found at www.AICCbox.org/innovator

Questions about the Innovator of the Year Competition, SuperCorrExpo, and the value a well-connected workforce brings to a company can be directed to Cindy Huber, Director of Conventions & Meetings, chuber@aiccbox.org or 703.836.2422, or Laura Mihalick, Senior Meeting Manager, lmihalick@aiccbox.org or 703.836.2422.

About AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

We are a growing membership association which serves independent corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box manufacturers and suppliers with education and information in print, in person, and online. AICC membership is for the full company and employees at all locations have access to member benefits. AICC offers free online education to all members to help the individual maximize their potential, and the member company maximize its profit. When companies invest and engage, AICC delivers success.