AUSTRIA • Created by using a recently developed hot-embossing technology, the company’s new CompresSeal film won the prestigious award’s Sustainability 2017 prize. With a higher seal integrity than standard polyethylene, according to Constantia, it weighs up to 30% less, while still having the same thickness as standard packaging. Additionally, it ensures not only tighter packs, but also constant processing on packaging lines in winter and summer.
The German Packaging Award is an international industry and cross-material award, recognizing innovative and creative packaging ideas in ten different categories. Winners of the Packaging Award are automatically nominated for the WorldStar hosted by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). This year, there were 195 entries from 12 countries in total and an independent jury made up of trade associations, companies, retail and research chose the winners. The award will be officially handed over to winners at a gala event in Berlin, Germany, on September 26.
“Congratulations to our Head of R&D, Achim Grefenstein, and his team at our plant in Weiden, Germany. They have developed an innovative product in a short period of time that gives our customers a sustainable solution to use in flow packs for coffee, nuts, savory foods, as well as Stand Up pouches for liquids,” said Stefan Grote, executive vice president of the Food Europe Division.
Constantia Flexibles, the world’s fourth largest producer of flexible packaging and labels, employs over 10,000 specialists who manufacture tailor-made packaging solutions at 55 sites in 24 countries.