- The WorldStar Global Packaging Awards is the most prestigious global packaging competition, recognising the best industry innovations from across the world.
- Mondi wins eight awards this year, highlighting the Group’s sustainable packaging solutions and commitment to creating circular-driven solutions.
10 January 2023 – Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper solutions, has received eight awards in five categories at this year’s WorldStar Global Packaging Awards. The WorldStar Awards recognise the best ideas, innovations, and technologies on the market, with a focus on sustainability, product protection, and end-user convenience. They are open to entries from packaging companies around the globe.
“We are very proud to have our sustainable and innovative packaging solutions recognised. Together with our valued customers, we work hard to create distinctive solutions that serve societal needs, and receiving prestigious awards like these is incredibly satisfying for our hard working teams! We are already excited about making many more of our ideas a reality over the next year,” says Markus Gaertner, CEO of Mondi Corrugated Packaging.
“We are honoured to be recognised by the WorldStar Awards. Our award-winning products illustrate Mondi’s commitment to developing packaging that is sustainable by design. Our broad range of product innovations help our customers reach their sustainability goals, since we always evaluate what the best solution is for our customers, our planet and the end-user. Using paper where possible and plastic when useful, we are determined to make packaging part of a circular economy,” says Thomas Ott, CEO of Mondi Flexible Packaging.
Mondi’s 2023 WorldStar Award winners are:
- Mono Formable PP, category: food
- RetortPouch Recyclable, category: food
- EasyTray, category: Fresh fruits and vegetables
- NoTamperBox, category: ecommerce
- Corrugated-board Wedge, category: transit
- TrapezeBox, category: food
- Turbocharger, category: transit
- Eco Multi Rack, category: other
The Awards Ceremony and Gala Event for the 2023 WorldStar Packaging Awards will be held in May in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Further details on the award-winning packaging innovations:
Mono Formable PP
Mono Formable PP is a recyclable high-barrier modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) solution created from mono-material polypropylene (PP). Featuring a printed top web and a complementary thermoformable semi-rigid bottom web, the fully recyclable packaging weighs around 30 percent less than a comparable polyester (PET) tray at the same thickness while offering the same high-level of product protection. The innovative solution can substitute the industry standard of multi-material non-recyclable PET trays and is recyclable in existing recycling streams for mixed polyolefins.
RetortPouch Recyclable is able to withstand high temperatures during the retort process used in food preparation and is suitable for a wide range of applications in the ready-made food and pet food industries. It is made of polypropylene (PP)-based mono-material, offers exceptional shelf life, and reduces potential food waste. The innovative packaging can replace complex multilayer unrecyclable packaging that uses aluminium or metallised layers to provide high-barrier food protection. The new mono-material retort packaging is fully recyclable, offering a solution that protects the product, provides exceptional shelf life for a mono-material solution, and reduces potential food waste.
EasyTray offers protection and great presentation for fresh food produce. Easy to use on manual and automated filling lines, EasyTray contributes to a longer product shelf life and sustainable consumer choices by supporting the trend for smaller portions while avoiding food waste.
We designed the Mondi NoTamperBox to protect the security of products during transportation. The packaging design uses edge locks, and its easy wrap-around structure stops any tampering or damage to the product.
Our 100 percent reusable and recyclable Corrugated-board Wedge helps our customers store and transport their paper reels safely. It is a convenient and lightweight solution that prevents people from getting splinters from wooden alternatives.
This corrugated packaging box has been specifically designed for cheese products. The TrapezeBox is sustainable, stands out from the crowd at the point of sale, and offers an optimal display function. The new and improved one-piece packaging can be erected by machine, thus saving time and manual labour.
Working closely with Volvo, we created a corrugated packaging solution that safely and sustainably transports turbochargers. The customised cardboard interior has a unique composition that makes the cardboard stronger, more compact, and ideal for transporting sensitive components despite its lightness. Turbocharger has been designed and entered into the competition in collaboration with APak AB.
Eco Multi Rack
Eco Multi Rack is a multifunctional, modular corrugated cardboard storage rack that can be configured for products of different sizes. Its individual elements can be easily adjusted and changed without the need to disassemble the entire rack.
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper, and films to developing and manufacturing sustainable consumer and industrial packaging solutions using paper where possible, and plastic when useful. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy, with our ambitious commitments to 2030 focused on circular-driven solutions, created by empowered people taking action on climate.
In 2021, Mondi had revenues of €7.0 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.2 billion from continuing operations, and employed 21,000 people worldwide. Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), where the Group is an FTSE100 constituent, and also has a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP)
About WPO Awards
World Packaging Organisation (WPO) is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of packaging institutes, associations, federations, and other interested parties, including corporations and trade associations. Its mission is “Better quality of life through better packaging for more people.” WPO joins 66 different member countries. WPO rewards outstanding achievements in packaging innovation. The focus is on sustainable packaging solutions that achieve convenience for the end-user through innovation. The complete list of WorldStar Packaging Awards 2023 winners can be viewed at www.worldstar.org/winners.