BioPak has announced its Aqueous BioCups have won the 2024 WorldStar Award in the Packaging Materials and Components category.
“It is always with pride and excitement that the World Packaging Organisation announces the best of the best packaging innovation around the globe. The WorldStar Awards showcases how dynamic and technological the packaging is on a global level,” says Luciana Pellegrino, World Packaging Organisation President.
Aqueous BioCups are made with FSC certified paper sourced from responsibly managed plantations. They are lined with Aqueous technology utilising a unique water-based dispersion coating, which is applied like paint and absorbed into the paper fibres of the cup.
This process significantly reduces the amount of material needed while still providing the same leak and grease-proof benefits as other coatings like traditional PE plastic. Aqueous BioCups are certified home compostable to Australian (AS5810) and European (NF-T51-800) standards.
“At BioPak, we create sustainable, innovative packaging solutions designed for the circular economy. It is both humbling and encouraging to be acknowledged by the World Packaging Organisation and the Worldstar Packaging Awards, the most prestigious global packaging accolade. This recognition drives us to continually think outside the box and bring innovative solutions to market,” says Gary Smith, CEO BioPak.
Aqueous BioCups are currently available in single and double wall in a variety of sizes. BioPak will be transitioning all its BioCups ranges across to this new innovative water-based coating technology throughout 2024.
WordStar celebrates the continual advancement in packaging design and technology and showcases packaging excellence from around the globe. In 2024, WorldStar attracted 435 entries from 41 countries, Australia and New Zealand were in the top five winning countries.
“The increasing number of entries every year and the global reach of WorldStar prove that our industry keeps investing in efficiency and new solutions to better serve society. This global award raises the voice for packaging and brings light to innovation, aligned to the main supply and consumption chain trends and modern life needs and challenges: saving food, sustainability, branding and user experience, food safety, smart packaging, among other aspects,” says Pellegrino.