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.
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.
The winners 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.
The international recognition follows recent wins in the 2018 Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards 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.
The Precise Pour for continuous pour from Caps and Closures takes a leap forward in the functionality of the simple beverage tap, both for the consumer and the packer. It is simple to apply, intuitive to use, hard to damage and performs unlike any other tap on the market.
Ilnam Estate won the award for its unique and innovative 8Kangaroos wine bottle shaped like a Kangaroo. All raw materials were chosen for their ability to be recycled and there was extensive thought and consideration in the development of transport packaging to suit the shape of the bottle. The bottles unique shape makes it unlikely that it will be thrown away after initial use.
Submissions open for 2019 PIDA Awards
Polatote by Lactote is both an off-the-shelf supermarket/liquor shop beverage multipack and a portable ice cooler. With Polatote you no longer need an Esky style ice container and/or the traditional ice bucket to keep your drinks cold. Polatote replaces the standard type of beverage packaging presently used to deliver bottles of all types, metal cans and Tetra type cardboard packs to the marketplace.
Radix Nutrition won the award for its innovative foil packaging breakfast pouch for elite athletes and sportspeople on the go.
The Australia and New Zealand winners can collect their trophies at the 2019 WorldStar Packaging Awards in Prague, Czech Republic on May 15, next year.
The WorldStar Packaging Awards are owned and coordinated by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
The 2019 PIDA Awards will be open for submissions before Christmas and entry forms and criteria can be accessed through http://aipack.com.au/education/pida/