Australia and NZ: 2nd in the world at Worldstar Packaging Awards

Australian Institute of Packaging

Monday, 17 January, 2022

Australia and NZ: 2nd in the world at Worldstar Packaging Awards

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to announce that Australian and New Zealand companies received the second highest number of WorldStar Packaging Awards in the world behind Germany; with Japan 3rd and China 4th.

The global packaging design competition attracted over 440 entries from 37 countries, which represented a 30% increase in submissions. 36 judges from across the globe deliberated over the 440 submissions and determined 240 winners for the 2022 round of the awards program.

ANZ PIDA Award winners have been internationally recognised with 27 awards across 12 categories in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards, which are run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). This is the highest number of awards that have ever been won for ANZ, which is an outstanding achievement and recognition for the innovations that are being developed in this region. Only companies that have won Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards are eligible to enter the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

The categories where ANZ designs were recognised include Food, Beverage, Labelling & Decoration, Health & Personal Care, Household, Packaging Materials & Components, Transit, eCommerce, Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Electronics, Medical & Pharmaceutical and Other.

And the winners are...

Wellman Packaging received four awards for its Squeezepak sauce bottle and Colgate Palmolive, Zipform Packaging received one for its Pana Organics and another for its rPUMP, Sealed Air received one for Junee Lamb and another for its NZ Post Jiffy Shortuff mailer, O F Packaging received one for its Brookfarm and another for its Zero Co, Planet Protector Packaging received three awards for its Vaccine Protector, Omni Group received three for VentX Unico while CHEP Australia received two awards for the 1/6th Retail Ready pallet.

The 2022 WorldStar Packaging Award winners for Australia and New Zealand by category include:

WorldStar Packaging Awards Food Category
  • Brookfarm Kerbside Roll N Recycle stand up pouch — O F Packaging
  • The Collective 100% rPET drinking yoghurt bottle — Pact Group (pictured below)

  • Chobani Yoghurt cup — PakPot (pictured below)
     

  • Junee Lamb & Sealed Air for CRYOVAC Total Bone Guard
  • Squeezepak squeezy sauce bottle — Wellman Packaging
  • Woolworths paper seal Meat Tray
  • WorldStar Packaging Awards Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Category: NEW CATEGORY
  • VentX Unico — Omni Group
WorldStar Packaging Awards Beverage Category
  • Melbourne Coffee — Cyclpac (pictured below)
     

  • Schultz Organic Dairy — Rhima Australia (pictured below)

WorldStar Packaging Awards Labelling & Decoration Category
  • Pana Organic Drink Blends — Zipform Packaging (pictured at top of page)
WorldStar Packaging Awards Household Category
  • Cove — Natures Organics
  • Zero Co — O F Packaging
  • Colgate Palmolive — Wellman Packaging
WorldStar Packaging Awards Packaging Materials & Components Category
  • Blue Harvest Oyster Tray — BioPak (pictured below)
     

  • VentX Unico — Omni Group
  • Edgell Super Crunch Delivery Carton — Simplot Australia
  • Colgate Palmolive — Wellman Packaging
  • Squeezepak squeezy sauce bottle — Wellman Packaging
WorldStar Packaging Awards Health & Personal Care Category
  • Dove 50% rHDPE bodywash bottles — Pact Group
  • Vaccine Protector — Planet Protector Packaging
WorldStar Packaging Awards Medical & Pharmaceutical Category
  • Vaccine Protector — Planet Protector Packaging
WorldStar Packaging Awards Electronics Category
  • Telstra packaging design system — Birdstone Collective
WorldStar Packaging Awards eCommerce Category: NEW CATEGORY
  • NZ Post & Sealed Air for Jiffy recycled Shortuff mailer
WorldStar Packaging Awards Transit Category:
  • 1/6th Retail Ready pallet — CHEP Australia
  • VentX Unico — Omni Group
  • Vaccine Protector — Planet Protector Packaging
WorldStar Packaging Awards Other Category:
  • rPump — Zipform Packaging

The full list of 2022 WorldStar Packaging Award winners is available to view at https://www.worldstar.org/winners/.

There are also a number of ANZ entries in the WorldStar Special Awards, which will not be announced until the 2022 WorldStar Awards ceremony being held in Milan, Italy, in May.

Applications for the 2022 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards will be open in late January. The PIDA Awards are the exclusive feeder program for Australia and New Zealand for the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

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