After supporting the work undertaken by FEFCO in the development of its new design style standards, Esko has now brought to market the new standards as parametric tools in its structural design software.
With corrugated converters worldwide adapting to changing market drivers and the boom in e-commerce, many pain points experienced by today’s converters are addressed in the 12th edition of the globally recognised FEFCO Code, ‘Design styles library for corrugated board products’. The latest version of the FEFCO Code reflects the developments in the corrugated industry, new technologies, market changes and more than a hundred new designs – including a new series specifically related to retail and e-commerce.
“This latest edition introduced a further one hundred new codes to the guidebook,” explained Jan De Roeck, Director of Industry Relations & Strategic Marketing, Esko. “Having worked with FEFCO for many years, we were proud to again help with the development of these new standards.”
He continues, “Rebuildable designs are hugely important when designing packaging. Smart, parametric standards help to save design time and reduce errors. Esko ArtiosCAD has an intelligent, resizable design library of the US, ECMA, FEFCO and display standards that make design decisions for the user, and a powerful rebuild design feature that allows designs to be parametrically rebuilt with new geometric values. It made sense that the software’s 3D design capability was used to develop and ensure the accuracy of the new FEFCO designs.”
Julian Pachniewski, Chair of the FEFCO Code working group commented, “The update of the FEFCO Code was needed to reflect the latest design developments, technological improvements and customer demands. The corrugated industry has once again proven its resilience and agility to adapt to market changes and lead through innovation. FEFCO would like to thank all companies and design experts who supported the update of the FFECO Code to a successful completion and publication. It is encouraging to see the speedy start of the implementation and use of the new design styles in software solutions.”