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Waddington wins the Worldstar Packaging Award 2016

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Waddington wins the Worldstar Packaging Award 2016

Waddington wins the Worldstar Packaging Award 2016
December 16
12:55 2015

Holfeld Plastics has won the top trophy in the Food Sustainability Award, celebrating back to back success at the Packaging Industry’s leading premier Starpack and Worldstar Awards for two successive years is unprecedented – following success at both events in 2014 at the UK’s Starpack Awards and in 2015 at the Worldstar awards with their rPETeCO  material this year they have triumphed yet again with Hydrozorb H-PET in both events. It was chosen out of 293 packaging projects from 35 countries.

Part of Waddington Europe, this is a pioneering example of Holfeld’s materials development and continuous product innovation. With surface tension reduced up to 625%* more moisture is captured than PP improving  shelf-life of perishable mushroom and soft fruit products.

H-PET is a substitute for styrene, a lightweight low carbon carefully blended combination of r-PET with organic and inorganic fillers. It demonstrates altered characteristics from conventional r-PET with all the commercial advantages of polystyrene but without the environmental impact.

Stability issues have been addressed with improved weight to strength ratio for top loading more resistant at lighter weights  for over-wrapped products such as mushrooms.

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