Winners announced for WorldStar Packaging Awards


Winners announced for WorldStar Packaging Awards

The Australian Institute of Packaging has announced that 11 Australian and New Zealand companies have been recognised with 13 wins across six categories in the WorldStar Packaging Awards, run by the World Packaging Organisation. The categories include Food, Beverage, Labelling & Decoration, Health & Personal Care, Household, and Packaging Materials & Components.

Winners from Australia and New Zealand also received the third-highest number of WorldStar Packaging Awards, behind Japan and China. Winners from Australia and New Zealand include PACT Group, in the Beverage category, for the New Zealand brand Lewis Road Creamery post-consumer sourced PCR, 100% recycled rPET milk bottle range.

Stay tray also received an award under the Beverage category, for its re-usable drink tray, designed with 100% recycled material sourced from Australian businesses to reduce single use. Impact International won an award in the Health & Personal Care category, for the Sarah, Craig and Margorie 100% recycled PE and sugarcane PE tubes. Nulon Products Australia & Caps and Closures received an award in the Household category for the Nulon EZY-SQUEEZE fluid transfer system, which replaces the traditional rigid packaging with a flexible pouch and applicator that makes accessing hard-to-reach fill points on a car quick and easy.

Currie Group was recognised for its printing technology in the Labelling & Decoration category, for packaging that showcases printing, finishing, coding, marking and AR technology, driving awareness to The Australian Rhino Project (TARP). Punchbowl Packaging received two WorldStar awards in the Food and Packaging Materials and Components category, for the Kaituna Blueberries peelable, resealable, tamper-proof top seal fibre punnets, which deliver a sustainable solution for consumers that ensures a range of ‘end of life’ options for the packaging.

Danone ELN NZ Supply Point received an award in the Food category for its sachet multipack for both Aptamil and Karicare Infant Formula ranges, sold in Australia and New Zealand. OJI Fibre Solutions also won an award in the food category for RJ’s Liquorice open top and open front Shelf Friendly Packaging, designed to withstand export from New Zealand to Australia and handle stacking from pallet displays straight into supermarkets. Hazeldenes’ Chicken Farm & Sealed Air for Cryovac Darfresh on Tray vacuum skin technology received recognition in the Food category, as it can provide a 25% increase in shelf life, over existing MAP applications.

Moana New Zealand & Sealed Air received recognition in the Food category for the Cryovac Grip and Tear (including ‘small tab’), designed for ease of use for packaged meat, poultry and seafood products for processors, foodservice and the retail market. Plantic Technologies also earned an award in the Food category, for the NEAT Meat Tray, using Plantic RV high-barrier Skin Pack recyclable material. Woolworths also received recognition in the Food category, for undertaking a project replacing their previous black plastic non-recyclable plastic trays with a renewable sourced pulp/plant-based fibre sourced from unbleached bamboo (40%) and unbleached sugarcane (60%).

Winners will be able to collect their trophies at the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards at Interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany, in May. Submissions are now open for the 2020 PIDA Awards.

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