Ten finalists of world’s most competitive packaging innovation contest announced at interpack

08 May 2014

The ten finalists of packaging innovation contest De Gouden Noot 2014 were announced today at 4 PM CET at the interpack-stand of NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre. De Gouden Noot is arguably the world’s most competitive packaging innovation contest.

The kick-off of this 27th edition took place on October 2nd, 2013 at the Atomium in Brussels and the deadline for entry was April 2nd, 2014. This provided the global packaging community with sufficient time to decide on participating and thoroughly prepare their entries. On April 8-9th the first judging round took place, with all packages physically available for the Jury to discuss. The 20-person Jury made their final choice for the ten finalists after this two-day judging procedure. With De Gouden Noot the NVC stimulates innovation of packaging and packaged products. The unique trophy with a solid golden walnut is the symbol of the contest.


The finalists are:    

Plastic Pool Pallet


Next Generation Food Can

Ardagh Group

Multipack crate

Schoeller Allibert



Ecobliss BV

ROLLOR Express


Mr Proper Sustainable Pack
with auto-stop dosing cap

Procter & Gamble



Dampack international bv

Ultrapak BV
Naber Plastics BV

SpRing Latch

Ardagh Group
Plato product consultants



Moonen Packaging


All finalists are on display at the NVC stand at the interpack (North Entrance, ENB/03) and can be seen as well on the NVC-website.

In September the second Jury round will take place. Each finalist will present their entry to the complete Jury. The winner of De Gouden Noot 2014 will be announced September 30th, 2014 at the 10th NVC Packaging Innovation Dinner.

More information about the contest: Ger Standhardt.