MWV Rigesa recognized for two awards by the Brazilian Flexographic Technical Assn.; Valinhos, Pacajus, Blumenau packaging mills honored

RICHMOND, Virginia , December 6, 2012 (press release) – MWV Rigesa, the MeadWestvaco Corporation business unit in Brazil, was awarded in two categories of the 20th edition of the Prof. Sérgio Vay Flexo Quality Award, organized by the Brazilian Flexographic Technical Association (ABFLEXO). The packaging factories in Valinhos (São Paulo state), Pacajus (Ceará state) and Blumenau (Santa Catarina state) were honored for their projects turned both to the fruit production sector and to portable electronics.

The Valinhos Packaging Mill came in first place in the “Line to 4 color” category, with package Delight Gold (Mango). In the same category, the Pacajus unit came in third place, with product Gelágua de mesa EGM 30. “This is the unit’s first award for four color printing, also for the “Martin”, the new machinery used in the projects,” said Amildo Fante, Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast.

In the “5 or more color printing” category, in turn, the Valinhos Packaging Unit came in 2 nd place for the Papaya with Rio characters and the Blumenau Packaging Factory came in 3 rd place, with the Looney Tunes Apples.

Apart from the award, MWV Rigesa was also honored for being in the ranking of 20 companies that won most Flexo Quality Awards.

About MWV

MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) is a global packaging company providing innovative solutions to the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food , beverage, home and garden, tobacco, and agricultural industries. The company also produces specialty chemicals for the automotive, energy, and infrastructure industries and maximizes the value of its land holdings through forestry operations, property development and land sales. MWV’s network of 125 facilities and 16,000 employees spans North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The company has been recognized for financial performance and environmental stewardship with a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index every year since 2005.

In Brazil, MWV group operates in business units Specialty Chemicals, Home, Health and Beauty and MWV Rigesa, which is the leader in the corrugated cardboard market for the industrial and consumer goods sectors, frozen meats and fresh products like fruit and vegetables. The company, which should celebrate its 60 th anniversary in the country next year, has 3,000 employees and its operations involve a paper mill, five corrugated cardboard factories and the management of 54,000 hectares of Pine and eucalyptus plantations. Learn more at:


The Brazilian Flexographic Technical Association was established on August 15 th , 1989. Its mission is promotion of growth, development and the strengthening of flexography in Brazil. Fully integrated to the flexographic industry, with Media Contact LVBA Comunicação Fabiana Treu 11 3039-0695 / 0660 11 9 6827-1477a series of activities and events promoted throughout the year, the organization grants its associates access to information and technical knowledge, relations and communication with professionals in the market.

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