DS Smith Packaging, the UK’s leading supplier of corrugated packaging, has won two gold awards in this year’s Starpack competition. DS Smith Packaging Burwell struck gold in the business to consumer category with its transit pack for shrubs. This is a one-piece pack that holds the shrubs securely when being handled. Clever positioning and angling of handles mean that the pack is comfortable to carry and ergonomically sound.

123DS Smith Tri-Wall was given a gold award for its Bentley battery pack in the business to business category. The unique shape of this pack, coupled with its sturdy handles, encourages the correct orientation for shipping. The triangular format and the special ‘crumple zones’ provide excellent product protection.

Silver awards went to DS Smith Packaging Burwell for a pavement sign transit pack and DS Smith Packaging Launceston, working with Enviropak Supplies Ltd, for its Surfseeds display case. The pavement sign transit pack is a one piece die-cut pack that can be assembled around the signs and locked with tabs, creating a rigid unit. The easy to open Surfseeds display case, with its innovative use of ‘E’ flute laminated to single faced ‘E’ flute, creates a high level of in store impact with the pack matching the branding perfectly.

DS Smith Packaging Launceston also picked up a bronze award for its Vitacress transit case while DS Smith Packaging Lockerbie received a ‘highly commended’ in the retail ready category for its Nestlé “My Favourites” pack.

1234Tony Foster, a Director of DS Smith Packaging, commented: “Our customers are coming to us for packaging ideas that will help them sell more products, save money through greater efficiency and take carbon out of their supply chains. DS Smith Packaging’s Starpack wins this year demonstrate the innovative use of design and materials in a range of very different types of packaging. When customers work with us, we make ideas happen.”


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