PA C K A G I N G PACKAGING WINNERS ANNOUNCED Inaugural winners of the 2017 Packaging and Processing 26 APRIL 2017 Working in the F&B industry? We do too, that‘s why we‘ve got all the right approvals! German quality Sensors & Cables, ex. stock NZ. We look forward to working with you! www.ifm.com/nz Free phone: 0800 289 436 ifm Advert 67x210mm_03.indd 1 7/03/17 2:02 PM FT259 Innovation and Design Awards have been announced by the Packaging Council of New Zealand, along with the Australian Institute of Packaging and the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Council. Among the winners are: CHEP Australia for CHEP Retail Display Pallets (RDP) and Beverage Trays (BT) Unique packaging systems that provide an alternative merchandising solution for the beverage category. A fully stocked RDP can hold 240 bottles of 1.25L soft drink and replaces the 20 cardboard cartons that would normally be required to move them through the supply chain. It can then be moved right through to the shop floor and used to display the product as opposed to the traditional shelving that would be used. This improved replenishment efficiency reduces store labour costs and improves on shelf availability, resulting in higher sales that benefit both retailers and manufacturers. Australian Wholefoods for Levodo Grain Thin Crackers The Levodo clear plastic packaging is an innovative and unique design for the healthy biscuit category, which is traditionally dominated by cardboard box or plastic sleeves. The product is clearly visible at point of purchase and the carrier tray reduces product breakages during transportation. The design of the Levodo packaging is beneficial to product shelf life once the tamper proof seal has been broken. Pact Group for the rPET Moisturelock Meat Tray Creating a suitable alternative to the hard-to-disposeof expanded polystyrene (EPS) meat trays has been a long running environmental challenge. Pact Group has developed, designed and manufactured the rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) Moisturelock Tray, comprising 50% recycled material and accepted by every kerbside recycling scheme. It is made from clear plastic, not black, so it can be easily separated in the recycling centres. The real innovation however lies in the trays' ability to capture fluid in the base. Omni for the Omni Pallet Wrapping Solution The Omni Stretch and Pallet Wrappers have the revolutionising ability to reduce the amount of film used to wrap a pallet by up to 70%. They have been engineered together to maximise film usage efficiently using Nano-technology for thinner, stronger and longer wrappers than the world has ever seen, allowing manufacturers to wrap more pallets with less film. Woolpack Australia for Woolcool Woolcool is on track to remove 2M polystyrene boxes from manufacture and disposal in year one of trading. The attributes of Woolcool create the following recovery initiatives: the food grade film can be recycled, used many times and composted. Woolcool has a customer recycling programme, and the product ensures less damaged goods and landfill rubbish as Woolcool has a cushioning effect during transport ensuring products arrive in better condition. On-line grocery, food, beverage and pharmaceutical items that have very 'temperature sensitive' transport needs can easily be spoiled resulting in significant wastage due to risks in food and human safety. Woolcool has been proven to keep chilled items at the critical 50C or lower for more than 24 hours.
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