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Smurfit Kappa Wins 13 WorldStar Awards

By Donna Ahern
Smurfit Kappa Wins 13 WorldStar Awards

Smurfit Kappa recently won 13 awards at the WorldStar Global Packaging Awards.

Innovative solutions, including corrugated packaging for the transportation of fresh fish, a paper-based ceiling luminaire that replaces metal and plastic fittings, and a space-saving, easy-to-assemble packaging solution for confectionery all received top honours in the 2022 awards.

Beverage Category

The Beverage category was one of the areas where Smurfit Kappa said it 'shone' at this year’s awards. Its TopClip packaging solution, which is a sustainable alternative for the shrink wrap commonly used to bundle multipacks of cans, took home an award.

TopClip is one of Smurfit Kappa’s Better Planet Packaging portfolio of products which have garnered considerable interest from companies seeking to reduce their environmental footprint.


Winoteka Netta

A striking winner in the Point-of-Sale category was the ‘Winoteka Netta’ packaging solution for wine. The free-standing display is made from corrugated cardboard and includes decorative wine bags and baskets available for customers to pack their wine.

Commenting on Smurfit Kappa’s success, Saverio Mayer, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe, said, “We are delighted and honoured to have been recognised with 13 awards in this prestigious event for our industry.

“Winning this number of awards is testament to the hard work, talent and creativity of our people here at Smurfit Kappa, and represents our commitment to creating the most innovative and sustainable packaging solutions for our customers even when the challenge is complex,” he added.

The 13 Smurfit Kappa winning products originate from Brazil, the Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden.


The WorldStar Global Packaging Awards ceremony will take place in Milan in May.

2022 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more packaging news click here. Click sign up to subscribe to Checkout. 

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