Worldstar Winners 2020 - President’s Award

Vappro VBCI 826 Soluplast

Special award: 
President’s Award
Award won: 
Gold
Company: 
Magna International Pte Ltd
Country: 
Singapore

It is 100% reusable, non-toxic, biodegradable, water-soluble hence, will not pollute the oceans as compared to traditional Polyethylene film. Therefore, promotes a healthy marine ecological system and help to promote the livelihood of fishermen. It helps to combat global warming as it promotes zero-waste generation that ultimately benefits humanity.
Made from PVA which is a water-soluble synthetic polymer, not an exhaustible source as compared to film made from exhaustible source such as crude oil. The film can be dissolved in water and used as a water-based corrosion inhibitor, enhancing recovering value from item that would otherwise go to waste.
Besides functioning as an anti-corrosion packaging film, it can be used as a water-based corrosion inhibitor after use by simply dissolving it in water, replacing harmful solvent-based rust inhibitors. Hence, eliminating the harmful emission of volatile organic compound (VOC) and promoting Zero-Waste Management.
The method involves in reusing or recycling Vappro Soluplast, it  does not involve the use of energy as heating is not required. Due to its hydrophilic nature, it speedily dissolves in water, hence it saves energy for recycling and therefore reduces the carbon footprint.
It is 100% reusable as Vappro VBCI Soluplast anti-corrosion packaging film can be totally dissolved in cold water without any undissolved solids. The development of Vappro VBCI Soluplast is not only an attribute unto itself, but rather a holistic way of thinking about a product’s entire lifecycle.

 

COMPOSTABLE BARRIER ORGANIC COFFEE CAPSULES COMPATIBLE WITH NESPRESSO COFFEE MAKERS

Special award: 
President’s Award
Award won: 
Silver
Company: 
CAFÈS NOVELL
Country: 
Spain

Introducing the 100% barrier compostable capsules compatible with Nespresso coffee machines. These capsules are made from renewable materials and PLA complying with the European Standard EN-13432, and in conditions of industrial compostability become composted in a period between 12 and 20 weeks.
This new presentation also allows the capsule (which is 100% barrier to the migration of oxygen),  to preserve the properties of the coffee without the need of any additional wrapping for conservation in a controlled atmosphere. Each individual capsule is identified as a compostable certified product.

 

Universal Returnable Bottle

Special award: 
President’s Award
Award won: 
Bronze
Company: 
Coca-Cola Brasil
Country: 
Brazil

Lightweighted Refillable PET Bottle suitable for all The Coca-Cola Company portfolio at different product categories using a distinctive shape. Technology applied to the bottle allows more cycles than prior design, renewable paper labeling guarantees a clean look and the possibility of working with different marketing campaigns.
Past scenario considered one bottle design for each product with heat transfer decoration and using heavier preforms. One single bottle design allows empty bottles stock reduction and less setups on filling lines.

 

PLANTIC™ RV Skin Packaging Materials

Special award: 
President’s Award
Award won: 
Bronze
Company: 
Plantic Technologies
Country: 
Australia

PLANTIC™ RV high barrier Skin Pack materials using rPET and Plantic plant-based materials. The rPET is sourced from Australasian recycled waste streams. Plantic high Barrier is extending the shelf life of the product. The ability to add the Australasian Recycling logo will assist consumers to correctly dispose of the packaging.

PLANTIC™ RV material has an Oxygen Transmission Rate of less than 0.05 and is shown to increase the shelf life of the products packed. Reduction in conventional materials of 9% is achieved because of the stiffness of Plantic. Made to use with a wide range of top webs.