The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to announce that 11x Australian and New Zealand companies have been internationally recognised with 13x wins across 6x categories in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards, which are run by the World Packaging Organisation. The categories include Food, Beverage, Labelling & Decoration, Health & Personal Care, Household, Packaging Materials & Components.
Winners from Australia and New Zealand also received the third highest amount of WorldStar Packaging Awards in the world behind Japan and China. This is an incredible recognition for the annual Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards program which is the exclusive feeder program for the two countries into the WorldStar Packaging Awards.
The 2020 WorldStar Packaging Award winners for ANZ are:
Impact International for the Sarah, Craig and Margorie 100% recycled PE and sugar cane PE tubes. (Health & Personal Care)
Nulon Products Australia and Caps & Closures for the Nulon EZY-SQUEEZE fluid transfer system which replaces the traditional rigid packaging with a flexible pouch and applicator that has made accessing hard-to-reach fill points on a car quick and easy. (Household)
Currie Group for their new transformational printing technology for packaging that showcases high-end printing, finishing, coding, marking and AR technology driving awareness to The Australian Rhino Project (TARP). (Labelling & Decoration)
PACT Group for the New Zealand brand Lewis Road Creamery post-consumer sourced PCR, 100% recycled rPET milk bottle range. (Beverages)
Stay tray for their reusable drink tray that is designed with 100% recycled material sourced from Australian businesses to reduce single use (Beverages)
OJI Fibre Solutions for RJ’s Licorice open top & open front Shelf Friendly Packaging that was designed to withstand export from New Zealand to Australia as well as handle stacking from pallet displays straight into supermarkets. (Food)
Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm & Sealed Air for Cryovac Darfresh on Tray vacuum skin technology that can provide an increase of shelf life by 25% over existing MAP applications. Food waste reduction is further facilitated by the fact that the packaging is easy-to-open as the tear tab and peelable top film allows for easy product access. (Food)
Moana New Zealand & Sealed Air for Cryovac® Grip and Tear® (including ‘small tab’) was designed to foster ease-of-use for packaged meat, poultry, seafood products for processors, food service and retail markets. (Food)
Plantic Technologies for the NEAT Meat Tray using PLANTIC™ RV high barrier Skin Pack recyclable material to replace their previous non-recyclable tray made from black HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) (Food)
Woolworths have undertaken a major project in 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%). (Food)
Punchbowl Packaging for the Kaituna Blueberries peelable, re-sealable, tamper-proof top seal fibre punnets. Punchbowl’s design approach was to deliver a simple, practical and sustainable solution for customers, while ensuring a range of ‘end of life’ options for the packaging. (Food and Packaging Materials & Components = 2x Worldstar Awards)
The Australia and New Zealand winners will be able to collect their trophies at the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards at Interpack in Duesseldorf, Germany on the 8th of May.
The 2020 PIDA Awards are now open for submissions and entry forms and criteria can be accessed through http://aipack.com.au/education/pida/