AIMPLAS calls for entries to MP2024 Awards for barrier packaging innovation, sustainability; Feb. 14 deadline set

February 14 is the deadline for entries to the MP2024 Awards for innovation and sustainability in barrier-packaging technology. The MP2024 Awards are for national and international companies whose innovations contribute to the development of sustainable packaging solutions. The competition is organized as part of the biennial MeetingPack conference put on by AINIA and AIMPLAS (Valencia, Spain). MeetingPack attracts members from the entire packaging value chain.

 The awards are for all manufacturers of materials, films, sheets, preforms, containers, packaging equipment, recycling systems and packaging systems that contribute to the development of sustainable solutions for industry. Awards are presented in two categories: flexible packaging solutions (films) and rigid packaging solutions (trays and/or bottles). These innovations can be applicable to any of the areas of the sector, including materials, packaging, equipment and processes.

Application must be submitted on the form available in the MP2024 Awards section of the MeetingPack website at

Candidates will be evaluated by a jury made up of a panel of specialists from the scientific and organizing committee of the event, as well as relevant figures from business, institutions and the scientific community. The assessment of the applications will take into account the applicability and impact of the innovation on the market, its technical and quality properties, and its environmental benefits.

Three finalists in each category will be selected. Finalists will have a designated space at the conference venue, where their product or innovation will be exhibited. They will also present their innovation at the preliminary event to be held on April 9, 2024. The winning entries will be announced at the conference dinner April 10.

The sixth edition of MeetingPack, whose program is now published on its website, will bring together 30 specialists in barrier packaging, who will analyze the prospects of the sector to meet the sustainability objectives set by the 2030 Agenda in eight thematic blocks. This will take place April 10-11 at the Valencia Conference Centre.