Plastipak Packaging triumphs at the WorldStar Packaging Awards

Plastipak Packaging's WorldStar winning entries
Plastipak Packaging’s WorldStar winning entries

Plastipak Packaging has won five prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards.

The competition, which recognises and rewards international packaging design innovation and is organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), sees WorldStars only presented to packs that have already won acknowledgement in national or regional competitions.

In selecting winners, representatives from 19 packaging associations and members of the WPO, judged 293 packaging projects from 35 countries that entered the WorldStar Awards 2016. The judging sessions took place on October 8-10 this year, during WPO’s Board Meeting program, held in Mumbai, India. A WorldStar Awards presentation ceremony and dinner will be held in Budapest, Hungary on May 26, 2016.

Plastipak’s five WorldStars were awarded for:

E-LiquiPack – an innovative packaging system for e-liquid used to refill electronic cigarettes.

SprayPET Reveal – said to be the world’s first transparent bag-on-valve aerosol system. Opening up a potential new world of eye-catching aerosols with maximum impact, SprayPET Reveal is a technical solution that delivers consumer benefits.

nordictan self-tanning lotion – a successful commercialised product packaged in a SprayPET aerosol.

New ThermaLite range of jars – ground-breaking PET jars that are designed to replace glass jars. ThermaLite is ideal for food applications and can be hot-filled and pasteurised. It offers significant weight and carbon footprint savings.

ThermaLite Helios – used for a burger relish/sauce by Helios to support a limited edition burger campaign by an international fast-food chain. As glass is banned in foodservice, the ThermaLite PET jar proved ideal packaging.

These latest wins cap awards already won by Plastipack this year, which has included three gold and two bronze Starpack awards, a Spanish Liderpack Award, two UK Packaging Awards and the recent Pack the Future Award in November.

Kinza Sutton, marketing manager of Plastipak Packaging Europe, said: “It has been a remarkable 2015 and what better way to close the year off than by winning five WorldStar Awards! We are absolutely delighted and honoured to have achieved such accolades during the second half of the year.

“Gaining international recognition at this level is indicative of Plastipak’s determination to constantly innovate and create solutions for our customers.”