DS Smith Packaging wins Starpack Gold & Champion Awards

Sustainable bulk liquid packaging solution receives prestigious award;

The Starpack Packaging and Design Awards presented in London last Thursday saw the Hinckley design team at the companies Leicestershire location win the "Champion" and Gold Awards for a sustainable bulk liquid packaging solution engineered from sustainable materials as an environmental alternative to drums and bottle-in-cages style intermediate bulk container for liquids and semi-liquids.

Competing within the Transit category, DS Smith Packaging beat fierce competition to take home the Gold and Champion "Best in Show" awards. The winning entry, 'Bulk Olive Shipper', is a high integrity transit unit constructed from standard packaging materials which, through the application of scientific analysis and calculation, delivers an excellent solution for transportation of semi-bulk cargoes of 1000litres of liquid product.

"Constructed from sustainable materials and completely recyclable, this one-way container uses no fossil fuels for return journeys, landfill disposal is avoided and no cleaning is required. In addition, it can offer savings of up to 20% on handling and storage costs over traditional non-recyclable packaging methods," commented Chay Ankers, Liquid Packaging Sales Manager at DS Smith Packaging Hinckley.

Developed in partnership with the A2B logistics division of global flexible packaging leader Scholle Packaging, the 'Bulk Olive Shipper' highlights the benefits of the sustainable bulk liquid packaging solution. "Working with the DS Smith design team on this project has been a great opportunity to leverage our flexible and logistics expertise to develop a value added solution that can make a real difference to our customers," says Scholle's Commercial Director Simon Waller. "The teams at Scholle and DS Smith Packaging are very excited about bringing these benefits to markets worldwide."