Date: May 26
Event: Worldstar Award
Winner: Hydrozorb H-PET food contact material
Our picture shows centre: Angela Grant, Planning and Production Development Manager, Holfeld Plastics (part of Waddington Europe) and Andrew Doyle, Purchasing Manager, Holfeld Plastics.
For the 2nd year running we're on the shoulders of giants with yet another World-class packaging development at the Worldstar Awards re-emphasising New Product Development expertise at Waddington Europe.
'H-PET offers significant merit in the material which both extends shelf life and has the potential to significantly reduce waste' commented the judge at the Starpack 2015 awards another Gold for H-PET in the sustainability category.
Back to back success at the Worldstar Awards in May this year against 233 entries from 35 countries - Waddington Europe and Holfeld Plastics was one of 15 winners in the Food Packaging categories.
H-PET is a low carbon, lightweight rPET material blended with organic and inorganic fillers 100% recyclable in the waste stream demonstrating altered characteristics. A further distinction is that it has all the commercial advantages of polystyrene and none of the environmental consequences associated with styrene. H-PET has been specially formulated for pre-packed produce. The material reduces surface tension capturing condensation in products such as mushrooms offering improved shelf life over Polypropylene (PP).
ROLL OF HONOUR
Success at Worldstar 2016 comes on the back of 3 years of accolades at major packaging awards.