The Glass Packaging Action Forum will host the Product Innovation in Glass Awards from 1st January 2019.

Dr Johann Overath, Managing Director of the German Federal Association of the Glass Industry and speaker of the Glass Packaging Action Forum, said: “We are pleased that our award has been so well received in recent years. It’s always interesting to see how creative companies use glass as packaging. We are very excited about the new products and applications of the upcoming Product Innovation in Glass.”

Food and beverage and bottle manufacturers will be able to compete at the sixth edition of the glass packaging awards free of charge between 1st January and 31st March 2019. The nominees will be announced on 17th September 2019 as part of the congress event Trendtag Glas in Cologne.

At the gathering in the evening, the Glass Packaging Action Forum will unveil the winners and present them with a glass trophy.

The glass producers will be able to promote their products, which were sold on the German market between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019.

Companies with up to 50 employees can compete in the ‘Small Businesses’ category and companies with more than 50 employees in the ‘Medium and Large Enterprises’ category.

There is also the opportunity for a company to win the glass trophy in the form of a Möbius strip in the 'Crowd Pleaser' category.

An independent jury will critically evaluate all applications after the application period has expired and nominate the three best products in the categories ‘Small Businesses’ and ‘Medium and Large Enterprises.’

The experts then also determine the winners. The presentation of the six nominees will take place on 17th September 2019 during Trendtag Glas.

The attendees will also have the opportunity to choose their ‘Crowd Pleaser’, the third winner of the Product Innovation in Glass. The official award ceremony and handover of the glass Möbius strip will take place during the event.