Holfeld Plastics has won the sustainable packaging design award at the Repak 2013-14 Awards.
The new category highlights companies that have been successful in introducing sustainable packaging designs to the Irish market.The award covers all aspects, such as packaging integrity, but also includes eco-friendly sourcing of packaging materials, increased usage of recyclates and changing to simple, more recyclable materials.
Part of Holfeld’s presentation to meet the award was based on their Diamat technology - the introduction of processes that ‘superclean’ recycled polymer pellets. Holfeld designs and produces fresh produce punnets that are made from up to 90 per cent of recycled material, are lighter than equivalent trays in the market and are designed in such a way as to minimise transport and handling requirements.
The technology is being applied across a range of materials and designs.