10 October 2018
FoodTech will feature an exhibit of the packaging solutions that have been honoured with a ScanStar prize for their outstanding design and functionality. You can see the exhibit at ScanStar’s stand in Hall F.
FoodTech offers a wealth of exciting new products on 13–15 November 2018 at MCH Messecenter Herning, Denmark. You will find the ScanStar winners in Hall F. Photo: MCH/Tony Brøchner
ScanStar is a united Nordic packaging competition that is hosted annually by the Scandinavian Packaging Association (SPA). The competition is open to all packaging solutions that are designed, constructed or produced in one of the Nordic countries. This year, ScanStar was organised by the Danish Technological Institute, Plastics and Packaging, in Taastrup, where the panel of judges also gathered. The judges received a total of 23 different packaging solutions for their review, and eight of them were awarded a ScanStar prize.
All of the ScanStar prize winners will be on display at the ScanStar stand in Hall F, where FoodTech’s many visitors can experience these new and exciting packaging solutions. On 13 November at 2 p.m., you can attend the awards ceremony at the ScanStar stand, where the winners will receive their ScanStar prize.
Sustainable packaging is on the rise
Sustainability and convenience remain important trends in the packaging market. This year, fibre-based packaging dominated, while there were only a few plastic solutions compared to previous years. The trend is to replace more traditional plastic packaging with fibre-based packaging, which can be easily recycled, making it a more sustainable alternative.
In general, the judges look at the level of protection and functionality provided by the packaging, the quality of the user experience, the information provided, and how sustainable and easy to discard it is.
Among the eight ScanStar winners that you can experience at FoodTech, you will find a cardboard tray from Finnish Jospak Oy and newly developed packaging for cold cuts from Multivac.
Cardboard tray from Jospak Oy
The design of the cardboard tray from Jospak Oy takes into account visual communication, material applications and recycling. The clear instructions on the bottom of the packaging make it easier for the consumer to sort the packaging for recycling. The effortless separation of the film and fibres makes sorting easy, and the overall design supports the impression of a sustainable packaging solution.
Double-layer packaging for cold cuts from Multivac
This innovative plastic packaging from Multivac has been designed with two separate layers to reduce food waste by allowing the consumer to keep their cold cuts fresh for longer. After opening the first layer, the sliced meat has a shelf life of five days, while the second layer maintains its full shelf life of 30 days. The benefits of preventing food waste significantly outweigh the disadvantages of using extra plastic, giving this packaging an additional advantage overall. Multivac has given thought to sustainability, food waste and the environment in the design and use of this packaging.
A ScanStar paves the way for a potential WorldStar
Søren R. Østergaard of the Danish Technological Institute, Plastics and Packaging, chaired the ScanStar panel of judges this year. He says:
“I can definitely recommend that all visitors to FoodTech stop by the ScanStar stand in Hall F to see the eight Nordic packaging solutions that have been honoured with a ScanStar. They are all newly developed packaging solutions that offer great value to both the manufacturer and the consumer.”
The eight ScanStar winners have automatically progressed to the global WorldStar competition, where the world’s newest and most innovative packaging will be competing to receive a WorldStar – the highest accolade that packaging can receive. The WorldStar competition was held earlier this year in Australia. A total of 194 packaging solutions from all over the world received a WorldStar Award.
This year’s ScanStar panel of judges comprised Lasse Lavrsen of Toms Gruppen, Sandra Pousette of RISE Bioeconomy, Ole Anton Bakke of Jotun A/S and Markus Joutsela of Aalto University. Allan Malmberg, editor of the trade journal Plast Panorama, represented the press.
Experience this year’s ScanStar winners at FoodTech