Plastipak Strikes Gold!

July 9, 2015

Plastipak Packaging’s European arm (formerly APPE) is celebrating an impressive set of results at the recent Starpack Awards, scooping three gold and two bronze awards. The event was held at the National Space Centre in Leicester on September 10, 2015. E-LiquiPack™, a packaging system for e-liquid used to refill electronic cigarettes, won its gold in the Home, DIY & Gifts category, with judges describing it as an “Excellent technical development, functions as per submissions and meets all legislative requirements”. Plastipak’s new range of round ThermaLite™ jars, that can be hot-filled and pasteurized, won a bronze Greenstar Sustainable Award. Designed to replace glass jars, significant weight and carbon footprint savings can be achieved through the use of ThermaLite™ in food applications. Ground breaking SprayPET™ Reveal, the world’s first transparent bag-on-valve aerosol system, won a gold award in the Materials Innovation category. Opening up a potential new world of eye-catching aerosols with maximum impact, the judges said that SprayPET Reveal® is an “Innovative technically, sound solution which delivers consumer benefits”. The Nordictan self-tanning lotion product packaged in a SprayPET™ aerosol received a bronze award in the Personal Care category. The SprayPET™ team then capped their success by being crowned Packaging Development Team of the Year, with unanimous agreement of the judging panel. Plastipak’s run of success continues beyond Starpack, with four entries being shortlisted in the Plastics Industry Awards, taking place on October 9th, and a remarkable result at the UK Packaging Awards with the company being shortlisted in five categories, including Company of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Investment Programme of the Year. The UK Packaging Awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday November 11th. Kinza Sutton, marketing manager of Plastipak Packaging Europe, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have achieved such impressive results at Starpack, especially winning the Development Team of the Year award. This, together with being shortlisted for four entries in the Plastics Industry Awards and a further five at the UK Packaging Awards, is fantastic recognition and richly deserved all round. “The achievements reflect Plastipak’s determination to constantly innovate and create solutions for our customers. These Starpack awards and finalist places in other competitions also act as a terrific morale booster for Plastipak Packaging’s dedicated staff across Europe.” APPE rebranded as Plastipak Packaging on July 1, 2015. Following the move, it was confirmed that Plastipak Packaging Europe will consist of 14 production plants in 12 different countries, led by former APPE MD, Martin Hargreaves. 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