German Packaging Prize awarded

The German Packaging Institute (dvi) hosted the award ceremony for the German Packaging Award 2019 on the first day of the FachPack trade fair in Nuremberg.

At a major industry ceremony on the first day of the fair, the German Packaging Institute presented the 2019 German Packaging Award to 34 of the best innovations in packaging.

The German Packaging Award is the largest European showcase for innovations in the field of packaging. Under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, a jury of trade associations, companies, retail and research had examined and evaluated submissions from 14 countries. The award winners are automatically nominated for the WorldStar Award of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

The German Packaging Award also focuses on sustainability. According to the jury, the 34 winners of the German Packaging Award 2019 show the packaging “in perfect symbiosis with the packaged good, intelligent and creative ways to reduce packaging costs, use innovative technologies and materials, craftsmanship, storytelling and high-quality, attention-grabbing designs with a love of detail”. The 34 award-winning innovations include solutions made of corrugated board, cardboard and wood, plastic, glass and metal, for food, beverages, cosmetics, medicine, industrial goods, logistics and the consumer goods industry. There were winners in the categories sustainability, machine engineering, technology, software, presentation of goods, new material, logistics and material flow, economic efficiency, designing and finishing, functionality and convenience, and young talent.

According to Dr Bettina Horenburg, dvi board member, the importance of sustainability was evident at the German Packaging Award: “Sustainability is clearly a focus of current innovation activities. This applies to all competition categories, industries and materials. We see many remarkable innovations that use recycled materials, that ensure the recyclability of packaging with foresight and consistency, or that reduce the overall cost of packaging and materials. Solutions made of monomaterial are increasing rapidly. In addition, new materials and ways are being found to make packaging increasingly sustainable.”


Winner in the Designing and Processing category

Product: Eberl Print Premium soap packaging, Submitter: EBERL PRINT GmbH;
Product: Noble wrapper for wine from the oldest vineyard in the world, Submitter: Weingut Oberhofer; 
Product: Hanftees - Stick & Lembke, Submitter: HAMMER Lübeck GmbH; 
Product: Present packaging, Submitter: Heuchemer Verpackung GmbH & Co.KG; 
Product: Ritter Sport Erste Ernte, Submitter: Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG; 
Product: Vitbot Beer Bottle, Submitter: Vitbot Europe S.L.

Winner in the category Functionality and Convenience

Product: 2-chamber packaging, Submitter: Kao Germany GmbH;
Product: Knick Pack, Submitter: Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG; 
Product: Prinzen Rolle, Submitter: Griesson-de Beukelr GmbH & Co, KG;
Product: Stylo Tube with spatula applicator, Submitter: Hoffmann Neopac AG and Bayer Consumer

Winner in the Presentation of Goods category

Product: Avema Highlight Display, Submitter: Smurfit Kappa Zedek GmbH; 
Product: Maggi Food Travel 96er Display, Submitter: DS Smith Packaging; 
Product: Staedtler Drachdendisplay, Submitter: Panther Packaging GmbH & Co. KG; 
Product: Tower display, Submitter: KOLB Group - HANS KOLB; 
Product: Wool Locker, Submitter: Stora Enso

Winner in the category Economic Efficiency

Product: Aluminium Aerosol Dove from Unilever, Submitter: TUBEX GmbH

Winner in the Sustainability category

Product: 100% recyclable bag with detachable sleeve, Submitter: Werner & Mertz GmbH; 
Product: ALB-GOLD pasta paper packaging, Submitter: ALB-GOLD Teigwaren GmbH; 
Product: B+K Twister Plus, pen-stack bag with 30% regranulate, Submitter: Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG; 
Product: HERMA InNo-Liner System, Submitter: HERMA GmbH; 
Product: rPE - Label material made from 100% recycled PE (and TiO2), Submitter: Schäfer-Etiketten GmbH & Co. KG; 
Product: Universal packaging made of post-consumer material for closed raw material cycles, Submitter: Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG; 
Product: Victor Lightweight, Submitter: Heinz-Glas GmbH & Co. KGaA

Winner in the Logistics and Material Flow category

Product: The innovative and sustainable lightweight pallet, Submitter: PALETTEN-SERVICE Hamburg AG; 
Product: Pallet-friendly spool packaging, Submitter: Corrugated board Sausenheim; 
Product: Packaging for various BMW instrument panels, Submitter: Mondi Wellpappe Ansbach GmbH

Winner in the New Material category

Product: Food Protect,Submitter: Smurfit Kappa Herzberg Solid Board GmbH; 
Product: Post-consumer recycling plastic Systalen® HDPE for Frosch Senses shower gel bottles, Submitter: Der Grüne Punkt - Duales System Deutschland GmbH

Winner in the Machine Engineering, Technology, Software category

Product: Traysealer TX 710, Submitter: MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG; 
Product: Packaging machine MCP 30 Combi, Submitter: Wilhelm Fischer Spezialmaschinenfabrik GmbH
Winner in the category Young Talent (pupils, trainees, students)
Product: Arlberg hunting knife, Submitter: Henrik Tersteegen; Second Chance, Felicia Kopitzke, Sophia Huber, Daniela Betz; 
Product: Sukina - Origami tea, Submitter: Susanne Kretschmer
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