SCA Packaging wins three WorldStar 2008 Awards

Solutions from SCA Packaging in Denmark, Finland and the Czech Republic were rewarded by the World Packaging Organisation. The award ceremony will take place on 13 May 2009 in Mexico City.

SCA Packaging Czech Republic's multi-functional and multi-material packaging solution produced for Hewlett Packard’s Neptune pc and accessories was among the winners. Protection is ensured through a combination of corrugated board and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), which makes the solution stand demanding drop tests, and connection between top and bottom tray is ensured by plastic clips. Transportation efficiency is ensured by compact and optimal outer proportion for transport on standard UK pallets. In addition, the pack can be easily stacked up to a height of 235cm, pallet included.

The Neptune pack is printed in high-quality offset with an expressive design. Another benefit of this pack is its easy manipulation; the customer can easily carry it as a suitcase, thanks to its side handles.

SCA Packaging Denmark's 'foamtainer' was developed in cooperation with Chr. Hansen, a company that develops natural ingredient solutions such as cultures, enzymes, colours and functional blends, supplying the food, pharmaceutical, nutritional and agricultural industries.

The foamtainer is an integrated pallet made of EPS and Polystyrene (PS) foil used for transporting frozen goods. The solution is based on an existing EPS container, further developed to contain a pallet – also made of EPS - which works as the bottom of the container. The special combination of the two styrene materials into a sandwich-like construction ensures high strength and provides a hygienic surface, improving as well the packing ergonomics since the pallet can be filled from the side. In addition, the foamtainer can be divided into several parts, minimizing the volume when delivered empty.

SCA Packaging Finland received an award for a modular Point-of-Sale display solution for small garden tools, developed in close collaboration with the customer, Fiskars Brands Finland. The design is very functional and attractive, with a colourful look and a nice overall appearance. The display is eye-catching and easy for the store staff to replenish, since the products are in separate units. The modules can be used either on a counter-top or on a shelf.

Both SCA Packaging Denmark’s foamtainer and the PoS display from SCA Packaging Finland received a ScanStar award earlier this year. The Neptune pack from SCA Packaging Czech Republic was also recognised with and Obal Roku award.

WorldStar 2008 attracted 224 entries from 32 countries around the world. Out of this, 134 were selected as WorldStar winners 2008 by the jury in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 16, 2008. The jury consisted of 24 representatives from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and one representative from the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO).

For more information contact:

Katia Schotte

Marketing Communications Manager

+32 2 718 3682

Marta Claravalls

Communications Director

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