The 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards winners have been announced, with a record eleven Australian and New Zealand companies to be recognised for packaging innovation across six categories at a gala ceremony during interpack 2020.
The prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards program is run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). Judging took place in Indonesia in November where representatives from 36 packaging associations, all members of WPO, assessed 321 packaging projects from 36 countries.
The ANZ contingent of winners combined received the third highest number of WorldStar Packaging Awards behind Japan and China. (See all ANZ winners in our gallery above).
Commenting on the record win, Nerida Kelton, executive director of The Australian Institute of Packaging, said: “This is 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:
Currie Group for its 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). (Category: Labelling & Decoration)
Danone ELN NZ Supply Point for its sachet multipack for both Aptamil and Karicare Infant Formula ranges for sale in Australia and New Zealand (Category: Food)
Hazeldene's Chicken Farm and Sealed Air for Cryovac Darfresh on Tray vacuum skin technology that can provide an increase of shelf life by 25 per cent 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. (Category: Food)
Impact International for the Sarah, Craig and Margorie 100 per cent recycled PE and sugar cane-derived PE tubes. (Category: Health & Personal Care)
Moana New Zealand and 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. (Category: Food)
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. (Category: Household)
OJI Fibre Solutions for RJ’s Licorice open-top and 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. (Category: Food)
Pact Group for the New Zealand brand Lewis Road Creamery post-consumer sourced PCR, 100 per cent recycled rPET milk bottle range. (Category: Beverages)
Plantic Technologies for the NEAT Meat Tray using PLANTIC RV high barrier Skin Pack recyclable material to replace its previous non-recyclable tray made from black HIPS (high impact polystyrene) (Category: 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. (Categories: Food, and Packaging Materials & Components).
Stay Tray for its reusable drink tray that is designed with 100 per cent recycled material sourced from Australian businesses to reduce single use plastic. (Category: Beverages)
Woolworths for undertaking a major project in replacing its previous black plastic non-recyclable plastic trays with a renewable sourced pulp/plant-based fibre sourced from unbleached bamboo (40 per cent) and unbleached sugar cane (60 per cent). (Category: Food)
The Australia and New Zealand winners will be presented with their trophies at the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards at interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany on 8 May. PKN will be there.
For companies interested in seeing their innovation receive recognition on the national and, ultimately, world stage, the 2020 PIDA Awards are now open for submissions and entry forms and criteria can be accessed through http://aipack.com.au/education/pida/