Huhtamaki India Limited, a leading provider of primary consumer packaging and labelling solutions in India and part of Huhtamaki, a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions based in Finland recently won four awards at the prestigious IFCA STAR Awards 2022, organized by the Indian Flexible Packaging and Folding Carton Association. This is a second consecutive win for the company to receive the awards. The IFCA STAR Award recognizes creativity and continuous improvement in packaging. The award honours packaging innovations designed by various Flexible Packaging and Carton Packaging industries. Huhtamaki’s flexible solutions were awarded in the category of innovation-Enviro products which include biodegradable barrier PE
pouches and paper-based soap wrappers; and innovations and creativity for the products insulator pouch for online food deliveries and soft thermoformable lidding for wine/juice cups.Huhtamaki’s winning entries are focused on enhancing packaging functionality, creativity and end-user experience with technical excellence. Here’s a note on the winning entries:
Biodegradable Barrier PE Pouches for Dry Pet Food: This is a PE-based biodegradable stand-up pouch meant for dry pet food packaging. This pack degrades naturally in open-air or a standard terrestrial environment without generating micro plastics. It requires no specific condition to degrade - just moisture, oxygen and sunlight. It comes with a press-to-close zipper that helps maintain freshness between usages. The zipper is biodegradable too. This mono-material biodegradable PE pouch is an efficient and sustainable alternative to existing PET/PE solutions, helping brands and consumers extend shelf-life and care by naturally reducing pack waste everywhere.
Paper-based Soap Wrappers: These paper-based soap wrappers eliminate the usage of conventional PET-based wrappers. It offers brand partners the choice of switching from conventional and non-recyclable materials to PET-free recyclable monolayer structures. Additionally, this solution provides a recycling option with easy paper recovery for repulping. This is not possible with laminated soap wrappers (PET-based). The wrapper is made of FSC-certified paper and has a reliability index of 80%, boosting recyclability and waste reduction.