VIENNA, Austria, Dec. 18, 2017 (Press Release) -The World Star Awards 2018 have awarded five Mondi entries for their innovative character. The prestigious awards, organised annually by the World Packaging Organisation, take candidates from 33 national awards and five continents into consideration.
“We are honoured by this distinction and see it as a testament to how we enable our customers to be trend leaders and stand out in their markets,” says Armand Schoonbrood, COO at Mondi Corrugated Packaging. “Winning five awards in one night was incredible and is the result of close collaboration and listening to our great customers!”
Mondi’s award-winning solutions highlight clear trends in global markets. Be it in end-user goods packaging, beverages, point of sale, heavy duty or industrial packaging they fulfil customers’ wish for packaging solutions that provide easier end-user handling, unique marketing opportunities, and high material efficiency and sustainability.
The Mondi ‘Grill Box’ won an award in the Packaging materials & components category. It is a unique technical solution that makes it easier, cleaner and safer to light charcoal barbecues. The corrugated packaging elements creates a chimney effect that ignites the kindling and charcoal at the strike of a match. The box disintegrates and releases the charcoal at optimal temperature within 20 minutes of ignition. Water-based inks are used for printing to allow for complete burning without the release of toxic substances. Additionally, it has a handle for easy carrying and is less prone to damage than conventional bags.
In the Beverages category, the World Star Award jury chose Mondi’s eye-catching retail beverage pack ‘Take It’ for its design and functionality. The transport packaging achieves maximum functionality and handling convenience with a minimum of material use - the open display concept allows for a 60% reduction in material. The unique and innovative latching system prevents the removal of individual cans at the point of sale, and it can be closed without tape or glue. What is more, ‘Take It’ boosts brand recognition by creating a visual link between the corrugated packaging and the visible product.
The ‘Baca Stand’ received a World Star Award in the Point of sale category, winning over the panel of judges with its well-thought-out, tape-free structure, which positions the product in the centre of the supermarket aisle. The display concept consists of a durable cardboard structure with a smart interlocking system that connects two corrugated trays with the main pillar. The filling process is simple and fast, and end-consumers can access the product easily. More importantly, the new solution scores in terms of efficiency: it uses 46% less material and requires 20% less handling time per pallet compared to conventional stack A-boxes, which need to be tape-wrapped by hand.
Two Mondi entries in the Transit category received World Star Awards. Mondi and Scandinavian partner aPak AB jointly entered the ‘Simple Sphere’ packaging solution, which replaces the wooden crates that were conventionally used to transport car bonnets from Sweden to China. This heavy-duty cardboard packaging solution stands out for its innovative twist-lock construction, which facilitates an extremely fast set up in less than 30 seconds without screws, glue or tape. In addition, the new material is lighter, withstands humidity and condensation, and features a unique anti-corrosion solution using the patented VCI technology. As a result, the ‘Simple Sphere’ not only offers shorter assembly and dismantling times, it is also an environmentally friendly alternative to wood crates.
The second award in this category was granted for Mondi’s heavy duty stacking corners in industrial packaging applications for axial flow fans, which was commissioned by a customer to boost material efficiency and handling. The custom-made stacking corners are made from a single piece of cardboard, which results in a 30% reduction in material usage. Additionally, the new stacking corners are assembled twice as fast as the previous solution, which guarantees time savings of 17 hours per 1,000 packaged fans.
About Mondi Corrugated Packaging
Mondi Corrugated Packaging is a business segment of the Mondi Group and a leading supplier of corrugated packaging in Europe, with strong focus on Central and South-East Europe. Through a network of 16 plants the company provides innovative design and state-of-the-art printing and gluing technology. The packaging types range from standard transit cases and heavy-duty containers to upscale consumer displays. They are applied as shelf- or retail-ready solutions, transport cases or large containers when shipping FMCG's, perishables, industrial and dangerous goods as well as other products.
We are Mondi: IN TOUCH EVERY DAY
Mondi is a global packaging and paper group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. In 2016, Mondi had revenues of €6.7 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.3%.
We are fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. With over 100 products customised into more than 100,000 solutions, we offer more than you may expect. Leading brands around the world rely on our innovative technologies and products across a variety of industries such as agriculture; automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; food and beverages; graphic and photographic; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; office and professional printing; packaging and paper converting; pet care; retail and e-commerce; and shipping and transport.
We believe sustainable development makes good business sense. It's integral to our responsible and profitable growth, and embedded in everything we do, every day. We continue to look for ways to do more with less, promote the responsible management of ecosystems, develop and inspire our people, and enhance the value that our sustainable product solutions create.
Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.