Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, received eight awards in three categories at this year's WorldStar Packaging awards. In this annual competition of the World Packaging Organisation, judges from 55 countries recognised achievements in packaging innovation and technologies worldwide, with a focus on sustainability, product protection and end-user convenience.
"We are delighted to be recognised in this way. It proves that once more Mondi is the home of innovation for our customers. Our in-house design teams, together with our partners, deliver innovative, sustainable solutions to various industries. One example is e-commerce packaging, where we are setting new standards in innovation. Our focus here is on reducing costs, material waste and contributing to a better world," says Armand Schoonbrood, COO, Mondi Corrugated Solutions.
"Mondi is a pioneer in making packaging sustainable by design. Our EcoSolutions approach means we always evaluate the most suitable option for our customers and the end-user, offering paper where possible, plastic when useful. Our broad range of product innovations helps our customers reach their sustainability goals. Many of these products were made possible thanks to the extensive collaboration with our customers, so being honoured with eight WorldStar awards shows we're moving in the right direction," says Peter Orisich, CEO of Mondi Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials.
The Mondi WorldStar Award winners are:
EnvelopeMailer - by Mondi Corrugated Solutions (Mondi Bupak, Czech Republic)
FloralBox - by Mondi Corrugated Solutions (Mondi Tire Kutsan, Turkey)
SupremeBox - by Mondi Corrugated Solutions (Mondi Warszawa, Poland)
BrakeBooster for aPak AB - by Mondi Corrugated Solutions (Mondi Ansbach, Germany)
BrightBox for aPak AB - by Mondi Corrugated Solutions (Mondi Ansbach, Germany)
'Packaging materials & components' category:
Mono-material film for thermoforming for Hütthaler - by Mondi Consumer Flexibles
PerFORMing for REWE Austria - by Mondi Functional Paper and Films
'Point of sale' category:
OnePiece -by Mondi Corrugated Solutions (Mondi Tire Kutsan, Turkey)
Further details on the award-winning packaging innovations:
FloralBox is an e-commerce solution offering a modular system to securely ship potted plants of different types and sizes and in various combinations. The one-for-all insert accommodates different protection needs, with consumers delighted by the pristine condition the plants arrive in alongside the positive unboxing experience.
The EnvelopeMailer is a hybrid solution. Thanks to its unique rigid construction, it can be shipped either flat or box-shaped and offers full flexibility with just a small number of packaging sizes (SKUs). The goods are always tightly enclosed and well protected. The mailer secures the products in place without additional protective material, and occupies minimal cargo space.
The 4-height SupremeBox offers an advanced market standard for faster and easier sizing of boxes while providing the benefits of an automatic bottom for tapeless closure and high protection.
BrakeBooster for aPak AB
BrakeBooster protects delicate car components during deliveries. The new construction offers better protection and a high degree of filling while considerably reducing weight, material usage, assembly time and space during transport.
BrightBox for aPak AB
BrightBox is a new packaging solution for deliveries of car headlights. With a more efficient and now 100% recyclable design, it offers safer and more reliable shipping, easier handling and better economics.
PerFORMing is a thermoformable paper-based packaging with a barrier coating for food trays. This sustainable paper-based packaging offers excellent barrier properties and does not compromise on functionality or appearance. It also can help businesses reduce their plastic consumption and CO₂ footprint.
Mono-material film for thermoforming
This mono-material thermoforming film for food packaging can be recycled in existing plastic recycling streams, provides excellent barrier properties to protect the food, extends shelf life and received the highest recyclability class "AAA".
OnePiece is an exhibition and transportation unit that provides advantages to the end-consumer as well as to the manufacturer with its simple, shopping-friendly design and one-piece structure.
World Packaging Organisation (WPO) rewards outstanding achievements in packaging innovation. The focus is on sustainable packaging solutions that achieve convenience for the end-user through innovation. The winners were announced in January 2021.