Breaking News on Food and Beverage Processing and PackagingWorldUSEurope

News > Innovations

News in brief

Holfeld scoops gold at Starpack Awards

Holfeld's award-winning product
Holfeld's award-winning product

Holfeld Plastics has taken the top prize in the Greenstar Category at the Starpack Industry Awards.

Holfeld uses 20% less waste plastic bottles in blending their rPETeCO material – one of the lowest multi-application rPET materials for the red meat, poultry, fish, soft fruit, fresh produce and non-food sectors available.

rPETeCO demonstrates the same characteristics and material properties as virgin PET with excellent sealing, chill impact properties and top load performance, said the firm.

The Greenstar Sustainable Award involved the development of a pack that delivers long-term, financially-viable and environmental benefits.

Holfeld beat off competition from the Ecover Ocean bottle and Ardagh taking the weight of the Coca Cola glass from 240g to 190g which came second and third respectively.

Starpack judges said it was a difficult category to judge with three strong contenders. 

“However, overall, judges felt the use of post recycled content in PET trays and forming technology has taken the R-PET Market on, and the potential for roll out with significant tonnage, sizing and carbon savings tipped the balance.” 

Subscribe to our FREE newsletter

Get FREE access to authoritative breaking news, videos, podcasts, webinars and white papers. SUBSCRIBE

Post a comment

Comment title *
Your comment *
Your name *
Your email *

We will not publish your email on the site

I agree to Terms and Conditions

These comments have not been moderated. You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment. Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments. If you wish to complain about a comment please use the "REPORT ABUSE" button or contact the editors.