Constantia Flexibles wins three WorldStar Packaging Awards

The company strikes multiple times with its mono polyethylene (PE) family EcoLam.

Constantia Flexibles has been recognized with three WorldStar Packaging Awards, celebrating its sustainable packaging innovations, which include the EcoLamHighPlus and EcoLam technologies.

Securing victories in the Packaging Materials and Components, Household and Health and Personal Care categories, underscores the company’s expertise and innovation capabilities in the industry.

The first award went to a mono-material EcoLamHighPlus in both the Household and Health and Personal Care categories. This lightweight mono polyethylene (PE) laminate is suitable for a great variety of packaging applications and exhibits a strong resistance to oxygen and water vapor, nearly equivalent to a polyethylene terephthalate-aluminum-polyethylene (PET/ALU/PE) triplex laminate.

In collaboration with a customer in South Africa, Constantia Flexibles' team has been honored with a prestigious WorldStar Packaging Award for their entry, Comfort Fabric Softener and Sunlight Fabric Softener Pouches, in the Packaging Materials and Components category.

EcoLam, the innovative laminate used in these pouches, is a recyclable mono PE laminate that boasts great printability. It is manufactured in South Africa at the Constantia Flexibles plant Constantia Afripack and is made from oriented polyethylene (OPE), with a specialized extrusion process to facilitate easy processing of the mono-material.

These winning technologies are designed to replace non-recyclable packaging across various applications, from wet wipes to fabric softener pouches.

One of these awards is shared with a customer, marking a significant achievement in advancing sustainable packaging and promoting recyclability within the industry.

‘Winning the WorldStar Award three times reflects our commitment to innovation, more sustainable flexible packaging solutions, and thriving brand collaborations,’ said Marc Rademacher, executive vice president of consumer commercial at Constantia Flexibles. ‘We are very proud of this triple award, as it also showcases the versatility and performance of our EcoLam product family.’