VPZ is the winner in 4 categories at the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2018

VPZ is the winner in 4 categories at the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2018

The WorldStar Packaging Awards are the Oscars of the packaging industry. It is therefore a tremendous honour for VPZ to have won awards in 4 different categories.

The WorldStar Packaging Award in the food packaging category – for our wood-based Packnatur® cellulose tube netting made from Lenzing™ Modal Color, together with the matching Packnatur® organic wineglass labels, 

the Sustainability Award in silver, 

the President’s Award in bronze, 

the Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award for company founder Helmut Meininger. 

The awards were presented to Susanne and Helmut Meininger at the ceremonious gala that was held on 2 May 2018 on Australia’s Gold Coast. Some words of Ms and Mr. Meininger are enclosed for your information.

You can see them on the photos together with Pierre Pienaar, the President of the WPO (O´Neill Photographics, Marija Kanizaj)

About WPO 

WPO – World Packaging Organisation is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of packaging institutes, associations, federations and other interested parties including corporations and trade associations. With headquarters in Chicago (USA) the entity promotes projects and actions aligned to its main slogan “Better Quality of Life Through Better Packaging for More People.” With that mission in mind, WPO encourages the development of packaging technology, science and engineering; stimulation of international trade; and the advancement of packaging education and training.

Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award

The judges, from all over the world, elected: Miklos Galli from Hungary, Professor Harry Lovell from Australia, Professor Lars G Wallentin from Switzerland and Helmut Meininger from Austria.“The Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award was established with the aim of acknowledging and rewarding excellence in all aspects of packaging science, technology, design and application across every country around the world”, explains Pierre Pienaar, WPO President.  And adds: “The discipline of packaging is one that is truly global. The World Packaging Organisation is in a unique position to identify leading practitioners from around the world who have consistently pushed the boundaries in advancing the art, science and application of packaging to serve the needs of an ever more demanding society. These prestigious awards will celebrate and preserve in perpetuity the collective achievements of these innovators.”