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17.5.2019 / News

Adara Pakkaus Oy awarded in the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2019 Competition

Adara Pakkaus Oy and Kotkamills have created in collaboration a recyclable cups collecting container for the collection of plastic-free and easily recyclable paper cups made of Kotkamills’ ISLA® board.

The container designed by Adara Pakkaus Oy’s Kaisa Pietilä was awarded in the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2019 Competition in the Packaging Materials & Components category. The Awards Ceremony was organized in Prague on May 15th, 2019.

The WorldStar Packaging Awards Competition is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and is the pre-eminent international award in packaging. WorldStar illustrates the continual advancement of the state of packaging design and technology and creates a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn.

Awarded container enabling easy recycling of paper cups

Used cardboard drinking cups placed in the recycling bin are stacked, avoiding the cup chaos that would result if they were thrown into a regular rubbish bin. This is an extremely good way to collect used cups and take them to be recycled. The container with its cups can be recycled as cardboard as the cups are plastic-free. The surfaces of the container also provide great opportunities for product branding and displaying information about the product qualities of the cups.

Packages eligible for WorldStar are those that have already received a national award recognized by WPO. Adara Pakkaus Oy received lately an award for this container in the Nordic packaging competition ScanStar. “In its 51st year, WorldStar is one of the major events of WPO and this year attracted 319 entries from all over the world. It is also interesting to note that the categories with more entries were the special ones: Sustainabily with 193 entries and Packaging that Saves Food, with 189. As always, our aim for the next competition is to increase the number of entries and countries participating”, states Pierre Pienaar, President of WPO. All winners were recognised in an Awards Gala Ceremony on May 15, 2019, in Prague, Czech Republic, hosted by local WPO member, OBALOVÝ INSTITUT SYBA s.r.o.



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About Adara Pakkaus Oy

Adara Pakkaus Oy is a Finnish company that manufactures corrugated cardboard and cardboard packaging in Valkeakoski since 1933. The company aims to be the most flexible and reliable partner in Finland in the packaging industry and store marketing. Adara’s own structural design, modern production equipment and customer-oriented attitude guarantee that the company’s customers receive flexible service and first-class products.

About Kotkamills Oy

Established in Finland and with a long history and global reputation for excellence, innovation and responsible partnerships – Kotkamills delivers renewable products and performance to its customers’ processes via product innovation. Committed to sustainability, its latest developments are recyclable, repulpable and renewable paperboards for the packaging and food service industries. Its product range includes fully recyclable consumer board products AEGLE® and ISLA®. One of the key brands of thecompany is Absorbex®, an innovative laminating paper product for the laminate, plywood and construction industries. Moreover, Kotkamills offers ecological, technically sound and visually attractive wood products for demanding joinery and construction.