Check Out Some of Packaging Design Winners from WorldStar 2018

Here are the reusable packaging design winners from the WorldStar 2018 competition, sponsored by the World Packaging Association. The group promotes packaging innovation, encouraging the development of packaging technology, science and engineering; stimulation of international trade; and the advancement of packaging education and training.

A record number of 200 winners were awarded a WorldStar during the judging session held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Well done to Japan for taking  26 awards, followed by India taking 24 and China 14.

Retail display pallet and beverage tray system

Category: Beverages
Company: CHEP Australia
Country: Australia
The CHEP Retail Display Pallet and Beverage Tray System provides manufacturers and retailers with an easy to supply, shop and reuse merchandising solution. It minimising environmental impact whilst unlocking significant supply chain efficiencies by reducing handling touch points, increases stock weight per metre to maximise sales, and removing cardboard waste.


Quick assembly returnable box

Category: Packaging Materials & Components
Company: RenewFibre Asia Private Limited

Country: Singapore

Renew material quick assembly box is made from agricultural straws with no formaldehyde additive. It is fire retardant, water resistant and ISPM 15 compliant. It uses 30% less material but has 3 times higher loading strength as compared to the same box if its made from plywood.


New returnable eco package for copier products

reusable packaging RICOHCategory: Transit
Company: RICOH TECHNOLOGIES Co.,Ltd.

Country: Japan

RICOH has a newly developed returnable package for multi-function printers sold in Japan – reducing volume during the reverse logistics process by improved packaging shape for stacking as well as reducing the weight of each packaging material through the use of structural analysis technology.  CO2 emissions are reduced about 153 tons per year compared with disposable type package.


General purpose returnable shipping racks

steel shipping rack, reusable packagingCategory: Transit
Company: Oji Container Co.,Ltd & Suzuki Motor Company

Country: Japan

Currently, returnable racks are used for the transport of engines. The steel cases are also applied as a substitute in case of a shortage caused by production fluctuations. Therefore, general-purpose returnable racks with cardboard packaging to replace the steel cases have been developed.


Collapsible / reusable 96” pallet-crate

collapsible pallet crate, reusable container
wood container, knocked downCategory: Other
Company: Greenpac (S) Pte Ltd

Country: Singapore

The customized pallet size is double-stacked to optimize usage of a 40-footer container, maximum protection of the product with a minimal use of materials, and add-on features of collapsibility and reusability to achieve significant freight cost savings, and reduction of overall carbon footprint in the environment.


Plasgad’s advanced series of foldable crates

RPCs - reusable plastic containersCategory: Transit
Company: Plasgad

Country: Israel

The series comes in five sizes adapted to work with modern machinery. Aside from the unique locking mechanism, other beneficial design elements were added, including high nesting ratio to maximize storage space, smooth surface to prevent damage such as bruising in fruit, ergonomic locking system and handles.

The tech-rack variogrid is used to accompany the whole process chain within the company, and even the supply chain including suppliers and customers. The modular system is available in various sizes and formats to perfectly fit the needs, measures and available logistics of the customer and can be easily re-assembled.


Returnable box with RFID tug, improves the efficiency of inspection process

foldable, returnable boxCategory: Transit
Company: SANRITSU CORPORATION
Country: Japan

The Foldable Returnable Box made of the polyester fabric, and applied RFID. Asset management and traceability can be possible to associate with shipping order number and box by scanning the bar-code on the shipping slip and RFID tag on the box.

The tech-rack variogrid is used to accompany the whole process chain within the company, and even the supply chain including suppliers and customers. The modular system is available in various sizes and formats to perfectly fit the needs, measures and available logistics of the customer and can be easily re-assembled.


tech-rack variogrid

custom reusable container

Category: Transit
Company: Fries Kunststofftechnik

Country: Austria

The tech-rack variogrid is the first plastic workpiece carrier system worldwide. One single rack can be used for cleaning, storage and transportation, accompanying the whole manufacturing and logistics chain. It improves safety and efficiency, reduces work steps and avoids waste of disposable packaging. The modular system allows total flexibility.

The tech-rack variogrid is used to accompany the whole process chain within the company, and even the supply chain including suppliers and customers. The modular system is available in various sizes and formats to perfectly fit the needs, measures and available logistics of the customer and can be easily re-assembled.


View a full list of winners from all countries and winners by category at http://www.worldstar.org/worldstar-winners-2018