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WORLDSTAR Packaging Awards: Double success for GREINER Packaging Barrier Technologies

Greiner Packaging has gained international recognition for its innovative packaging solutions at the WorldStar Packaging Awards in Mumbai, India. The ibt or «inert barrier technology” won an award, as did the innovative packaging concept for the Hungarian company, Sága Foods. It was a huge success for Greiner Packaging, as it was chosen from among a total of 293 packaging projects from 35 countries.

With the award-winning “inert barrier technology”, Greiner Packaging has succeeded in bringing food shelf life for plastic cups to a whole new level. Whereas the shelf life of foods was previously extended through ultra-high heating or adding preservatives, ibt now makes longer shelf life possible without these measures. ibt had already won the Swiss Packaging Award in September, so the World Star Packaging Award is now the high point of its commitment: “We are very happy that our efforts in further developments in the packaging industry are being appreciated. The awards show that we are on the right path and they motivate us to advance our developments even further,” says Tobias Strasser, manager of Greiner Packaging in Diepoldsau, Switzerland, where a separate center of competence was established to further develop the barrier sector.

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To learn more about all the advantages of ibt and for details on the technology, click here to see the video.

Greiner Packaging gained the second World Star Packaging Award with its innovative packaging solution for the Hungarian company, Sága Foods. In its search for a new packaging concept for its Frankfurter sausages, the company turned to the plastics expert. Together, they created a K3® cup (a cardboard-plastic cup) with a resealable IML lid. The packaging is practical and heat-resistant, while offering optimal protection for the mini sausages. The material combination of PP/EVOH creates a barrier effect, allowing the thick-walled cups to be placed directly in the microwave for heating. In November, Greiner Packaging had already won the Hungarian Hungaropack Save Food Award for the packaging.

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The World Star Awards will be officially presented in May 2016 at the International Packaging Exhibition in Budapest, Hungary.

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