Constantia Flexibles is one of the winners of a German Packaging Award. The company’s film-based product, CompresSeal, won in the Sustainability category for 2017. The award will be officially handed over to winners at a gala event in Berlin Sept. 26.

“Congratulations to our head of R&D Achim Grefenstein and his team at our plant in Weiden, Germany,” says Stefan Grote, executive vice president of the Food Europe Division at Constantia Flexibles. “They have developed an innovative product in a short period of time that gives our customers a sustainable solution to use in flow packs for coffee, nuts, savory foods as well as standup pouches for liquids.” 

Revolutionary hot-embossing technology is used to create the CompresSeal film that has a higher seal integrity than standard polyethylene and weighs up to 30 percent less, while still having the same thickness as standard packaging, company officials say. In addition, it ensures not only tighter packs, but also constant processing on packaging lines in winter and summer.

The German Packaging Award is an international industry and cross-material award, recognizing innovative and creative packaging ideas in 10 different categories. Winners of the Packaging Award are automatically nominated for the WorldStar hosted by the World Packaging Organization. 

This year, there were 195 entries from 12 countries. An independent jury made up of trade associations, companies, retail and research chose the winners.

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