Two Australian companies compete for Save Food Packaging Award

Thursday, 01 February, 2018

Two Australian companies compete for Save Food Packaging Award

Two of the finalists for the Save Food Packaging Award at the 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards are Australian companies Sealed Air and Woolcool Australia.

The Save Food Packaging Award is a special award category in 2018 which celebrates packaging solutions that reduce food waste and increase sustainability.

Sealed Air has been recognised for its Fresh Technologies Ltd and Sealed Air Cryovac Freshness Plus, which was developed for New Zealand company Fressure. It aims to extend shelf life, maximise flavour and product colour, and reduce confinement odours. For example, it has extended the freshness of avocados, reduced product spoilage by 7.2 tonnes and enabled a chilled shelf life of 90 days.

Woolcool has established a reputation for itself over the last few years with its sustainable natural insulation material of sheep’s wool. It keeps contents at required constant temperatures for longer than conventional packaging and is biodegradable, recyclable and compostable. It has received three category wins globally for its products, and both Sealed Air and Woolcool were also winners at the 2017 PIDA Awards, which coincide with the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

Since the finalists for this special awards category are whittled down to only four, this marks a huge achievement for the Australia and New Zealand packaging industries, and for the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) who have led the Save Food Packaging Award program for industry.

Other award finalists include Oneworld Packaging from Spain for its compostable tray that reduces food waste, and Shongai Technologies from Nigeria for its vegetable oil wrapper with high barrier polylaminate film.

Held on the 2 May at Surfers Paradise, the winner for the Save Food Packaging Award category will be announced at the 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards gala dinner. The AIP has invited all of the industry to attend, so to find out more information, visit

Image credit: Woolcool.

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