International packaging and paper group Mondi has won two German Packaging Awards 2017 (Deutscher Verpackungspreis) in the “Cost Effectiveness” category for enhancing corrugated packaging efficiency.
The competition – organised annually by the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut – dvi) – recognises two of the company’s innovative concepts: one for the transportation of industrial ventilation systems and one for point of sale product displays.
The first packaging solution received recognition for its efficiency in transporting heavy-duty products. When transporting industrial ventilation systems, corrugated cardboard corner pieces are used to stack and stretch wrap up to six units.
However, Mondi took it to the next level with this award-winning application: the new one-piece solution significantly boosts handling and material efficiency compared to previously used two-piece corners. The judges were particularly impressed by the 30% reduction in material usage and 48% reduction in assembly time compared to the previous solution.
The second packaging solution stands out for easy handling during assembly and product stocking as well as product visibility and accessibility at the point of sale. The new design forms a durable and attractive display out of the transport trays and a smart interlocking system. This new solution scores in terms of efficiency compared to the previous concept, with a 46% reduction in material usage and a 20% reduction in handling time per pallet. In the eyes of the judges, the resulting cost savings and design simplicity deserved the award.
Jan Blankiewicz, product innovation manager for Corrugated Packaging at Mondi, commented: “We are honoured to receive these awards and consider them recognition of our strategy to never stop improving. For Mondi, these solutions are perfect examples of how the market can benefit from challenging the status quo of corrugated transport and display packaging. The awards signal the market’s support and encourage us to keep developing more sustainable and functional packaging solutions in the future.”