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Australia and NZ innovations recognised at 2019 WorldStar packaging awards

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Three Australian companies and one New Zealand company have achieved international recognition for their innovative and unique packaging designs in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards for 2019.

The winning companies include Caps and Closures for Precise Pour, ILNAM Estate for 8 Kangaroos, Lactote for POLATOTE and Radix Nutrition for their Foil Packaging Breakfast Pouch and were across three categories, Beverage, Food and Domestic & Household.

Radix Nutrition is the first New Zealand company to be awarded a WorldStar Packaging Award for the Food Category.

A delegation from both Australia and New Zealand that included Radix Nutrition and Caps and Closuresworldstar_ceremony-446x298attended the Awards ceremony in Prague, Czech Republic last month.

This international recognition follows on from wins in the 2018 Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards, which are run by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand. The PIDA Awards are the exclusive feeder program for Australia and New Zealand into the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

Aussie recognised with Lifetime Achievement Award

Caps and Closures won the Domestic & Household Award for its Precise Pour packaging design takes a leap forward in the functionality of the simple tap for consumers.

ILNAM Estate won an award in the Beverage category for its unique and innovative wine bottle shaped like a Kangaroo.

And Lactote Country also picked up a Beverage award for its Polatote brand – an off-the-shelf supermarket/liquor shop beverage multipack and a portable ice cooler.

NZ company Radix Nutrition won an award in the food category for its simple to use foil breakfast packaging that preserves nutrients, with no food waste.

Also at the 2019 WorldStar Packaging Awards, Australian packaging industry stalwart Keith Chessell, was recognised for his significant contribution to the packaging industry over the last 50 years.

He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). 

Only three people from across the globe received this recognition.

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