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Plastipak Triumphs at the WorldStar Packaging Awards

December 16, 2015 | Plastipak, Plymouth, Michigan

Plastipak Packaging has won five prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards.

The competition, which recognizes and rewards international packaging design innovation and excellence is organized by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and is widely recognized as being the most important packaging awards competition in the world, with WorldStar awards only presented to packs that have already won acknowledgement in national or regional competitions.

In selecting winners, representatives from 19 packaging associations and members of the WPO, judged 293 packaging projects from 35 countries that entered the WorldStar Awards 2016. The judging sessions took place on 8th and 10th October during WPO’s Board Meeting program, held in Mumbai, India. A WorldStar Awards presentation ceremony and dinner will be held in Budapest, Hungary on May 26, 2016.

Plastipak’s five WorldStars were awarded for:

E-LiquiPack - an innovative packaging system for e-liquid used to refill electronic cigarettes.

SprayPET Reveal™ - the world's first transparent bag-on-valve aerosol system. Opening up a potential new world of eye-catching aerosols with maximum impact, SprayPET Reveal™ is a technically innovative solution that delivers consumer benefits.

nordictan self-tanning lotion - a successful commercialized product packaged in a SprayPET™ aerosol.

New ThermaLite™ Range of Jars - groundbreaking PET jars that are designed to replace glass jars. ThermaLite™ is ideal for food applications and can be hot-filled and pasteurized. It offers significant weight and carbon footprint savings.

ThermaLite™ Helios - used for a burger relish/sauce by Helios to support a limited-edition burger campaign by an international fast-food chain. As glass is banned in foodservice, the ThermaLite™ PET jar proved ideal packaging.

These latest wins cap an already incredible haul of awards this year for Plastipak, which has included three gold and two bronze Starpack awards, a Spanish Liderpack Award, two UK Packaging Awards and the recent Pack the Future Award in November.

Kinza Sutton, Marketing Manager of Plastipak Packaging Europe, said, “It has been a remarkable 2015 and what better way to close the year off than by winning 5 WorldStar Awards! We are absolutely delighted and honored to have achieved such accolades during the second half of the year. Gaining international recognition at this level is indicative of Plastipak’s determination to constantly innovate and create solutions for our customers.”

Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality, rigid plastic containers for the food, beverage, and consumer products industries. Plastipak operates at over 40 production sites in the United States, South America, Europe and Africa, with a total of over 6,000 employees. Its customers include some of the world's most respected and recognized consumer brands. Plastipak is also a leading innovator in the packaging industry, holding more than 500 U.S. patents for its state-of-the-art package designs and manufacturing processes. In addition, Plastipak licenses various packaging technologies around the world. Plastipak was founded in 1967, and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. Additional information about Plastipak can be found at its website www.plastipak.com.

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