Special Award Winners 2018

Chicago, January 2018  WPO (World Packaging Organization) has just announced the list of candidates for four special awards within the WorldStar Awards 2018 programme.

In no particular order, as follows:   

President’s Award Finalists

  • DuoSoft Cleanpack (OPTIXON)
  • iPaint (CLP INDUSTRIES LTD., Israel)
  • Green Packaging: Packnatur® Cellulose Net Packaging and Packnatur® Organic Wineglass Labels  (VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH, Austria)

Sustainability Award Finalists

  • iPaint (CLP INDUSTRIES LTD., Israel)
  • BIO-LUTIONS (BIO-LUTIONS International AG, Germany)
  • Green Packaging: Packnatur® Cellulose Net Packaging and Packnatur® Organic Wineglass Labels  (VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH, Austria)
  • rPET PP*STAR®: from bottle to bag – closing the loop to 100% (Starlinger & Co. Gesellschaft m.b.H., Austria)

Marketing Award Finalists

  • Störtebeker Eisbock-Biere (Störtebeker Braumanufaktur GmbH, Germany)
  • Beer Can/ALFA Weiss "Upside-Down" can (Athenian Brewery, Greece)
  • Pelikan Embossed Nutella Jar ( MrSmith Studio, Italy)

Packaging that Saves Food Award Finalists

  • Fresh Technologies Ltd and Sealed Air Cryovac® Freshness Plus® (Sealed Air, Australia)
  • Woolcool (Woolpack Australia Pty Ltd , Australia)
  • COMPOSTABLE TRAY THAT REDUCES FOOD WASTE (ONEWORLD PACKAGING, S.L., Spain)
  • VEGETABLE OIL WRAPPER WITH HIGH BARRIER POLYLAMINATE FILM (SHONGAI TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED, Nigeria)

Bronze, Silver and Gold awards for each category will be announced on 2 May 2018, the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.  To register for the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner go to www.worldstar.org

A complete list of 2018 WorldStar winners can be found here.

Entries for the 2019 edition of WorldStar Awards will be open in June 2018 and the judging will take place the week commencing 22 October in China.   

Press information and interviews:  

Liliam Benzi – ldbcom@uol.com.br - +55 11 99989-1597

Awards Information:

Rachel Bayswater - rachel.bayswater@iom3.org +44 1476 513885

Founded in 1968 on the occasion of the second Japanese International Packaging Exhibition, the World Packaging Organisation is made up today of member organizations from 50 countries. Many members are packaging institutes; other significant members are national or regional trade organizations that promote their countries’ packaging products. In recent years, WPO has focused on packaging in developing nations. With headquarters in Chicago (USA) the entity promotes projects and actions aligned to its main slogan “Better Quality of Life Through Better Packaging for More People.” With that mission in mind, WPO encourages the development of packaging technology, science and engineering; stimulation of international trade; and the advancement of packaging education and training. The President, Pierre Pienaar, is based in Australia.