Sulapac scoops Scanstar packaging award
Finland-based Sulapac Oy, a developer of sustainable packaging has won Scanstar 2018 award with its Kohinoor jewellery packaging for compatriot jewellery and silverware company Kultakeskus Oy. Scanstar is a joint Nordic packaging competition held annually since 1969 by the Scandinavian Packaging Association.
According to the Scanstar jury “the packaging looks elegant and is nice to handle. The packaging is completely biodegradable and can be produced and used on existing production lines. The packaging gives added value to the products. The jury finds that it is a very nice solution and a perfect fit for luxury products and brands with ecological values”.
Sulapac is a Finnish material innovation, made of FSC-certified wood and natural binders. It has all the benefits of plastic, yet it biodegrades completely without the challenges brought by microplastic. Plastic manufacturers can use their existing machinery with the material, without the need to build new factories. The 100 percent biodegradable packaging outperforms other sustainable alternatives in terms of barrier properties, fast biodegradation, and unique look.
It is always great to work with new materials, but this was something special as it can truly change the world. I wanted to create a luxurious design which feels good while ensuring that woodchips are very visible representing the source of the raw material, said designer Ilkka Harju.
Winners of Nordic Scanstar competition are eligible to participate in the Worldstar competition which is considered the world championship competition of packaging industry and organized by World Packaging Organization (WPO). The 2018 Scanstar was organized by the Danish Technological Institute, Plastics and Packaging Technology.
Sulapac packaging is a fresh and modern way to pack diamond jewellery. The ecological values and biodegradability are important factors, but we also appreciate the design which inspires us to present our diamond jewellery in the new light. With Sulapac packaging we want to remind our customers that cherishing the beauty and respecting the environment are not contradictory, commented Ilkka Ruohola Chairman of Kultakeskus.