Success in Spain for Graphic Packaging International at the Liderpack Awards 2021

Graphic Packaging International has scooped up multiple wins in Spain’s leading Liderpack awards, including the sought-after honor of Best in Show: Packaging.

Organized by Graphispack Asociación and Fira de Barcelona’s Hispack trade fair, the highly respected Liderpack awards recognize innovation and sustainability in packaging and point-of-sale solutions. Alongside the Best in Show title, Graphic Packaging also received two awards in the Best Beverage Packaging Category and one in Best Food Packaging.

Award wins for 2021 include:
Best In Show: Packaging and Best Beverage Packaging:

Estrella Damm’s unique, fully-enclosed round corner multipacks for cans were designed and developed by Graphic Packaging to replace 100 percent of plastic shrink wrap packaging – equivalent to 99 tons annually – with recyclable paperboard. Filled on Graphic Packaging’s high-speed QuickFlex™2100G3 machine, the 6-, 12- and 24-packs create on-shelf differentiation as a premium and sustainable brand.

Best Beverage Packaging:

Heineken’s Cruzcampo Especial Neck-Through 6 Bottle Carrier is an innovative carrier for 6 x 20cl bottles made from recyclable paperboard and is a design first for the beverage industry. Developed in the UK and manufactured in Spain, the matte and gloss printed board has a pre-glued handle to enable more efficient transportation. The handle can then be pulled up at point of sale to enhance shelf presence, with individual ‘tear zones’ allowing customers to release one bottle at a time.

Best Food Packaging

The PaperSeal® Tray, replaces a traditional plastic tray with a barrier-lined paperboard alternative that is easy to recycle. Developed in conjunction with G.Mondini, world leaders in tray sealing technology, PaperSeal® trays provide an effective and sustainable solution for a wide range of products including cheese, fresh or processed meat, ready-made products, frozen foods, snacks, salad and fruit, and enable high-quality offset graphics both inside and outside to deliver on-shelf differentiation.

The Awards Ceremony will take place at Hispack 2022, 24th – 27th May (exact date TBC and is subject to COVID). You can view the full list of winners on the official Liderpack website.