Eight Scanstar 2018 prizes awarded

Eight Scanstar 2018 prizes awarded

This year’s competition had 23 entries from all Scandinavian countries and of these eight were awarded with a ScanStar. Of this year’s entries Finland had 11 making it the largest contributor and the quality of the entries is shown in the number of awards.

The jury finds that the overall level of the entries was high, most entries this year were consumer packaging. Surprisingly there were only a few e-commerce solutions competing. Sustainability and convenience continued to be trends as packaging aspects for the entries. Fiber based packages were dominating whereas there were just a few plastic solutions compared to previous years. The jury appreciates packaging solutions which offer protection and functionality, good user experience, give information, are sustainable and easy to dispose.

ScanStar is a joint Nordic packaging competition held annually since 1969 by the Scandinavian Packaging Association SPA. The competition is open for all packaging solutions designed, constructed or manufactured in one of the Nordic countries. ScanStar 2018 was organized by the Danish Technological Institute, Plastics and Packaging Technology in Taastrup, where the jury was gathered.

Chairman of the jury of the competition was Søren R. Østergaard from Plastics and Packaging Technology. Jury members were Lasse Lavrsen, Toms Gruppen (Denmark), Sandra Pousette, RISE (Sweden), Ole Anton Bakke, Jotun (Norway) and Markus Joutsela, Aalto University (Finland). Allan Malmberg (Denmark) was press representative.




Adara Pakkaus Oy – Recyclable cups collecting container (Finland)

Producer: Adara Pakkaus Oy
Designer: Kaisa Pietilä
Packaging user: Kotkamills

Comments of jury: This packaging can bring order to cup chaos as it provides a possibility for collecting used cups in an organized manner. It is a good systemic solution for waste management of cups for recycling. The whole solution of cups and collection container is completely recyclable as there is no plastic used. The container provides good possibilities for branding and communicating about sustainability of the plastic free cups.



Jospak Oy – board-based tray (Finland)

Producer: Jospak Oy
Designer: Tray is designed by Jospak Oy, Artwork is designed by Pouttu Oy
Packaging user: Pouttu Oy

Comments of jury: A complete design that takes into consideration visual communication, material use and recycling. Instructions on the bottom of the packaging facilitate recycling. The easy separation of the film and fibers makes source separation simple. The jury finds that opening instructions and the opening mechanism can still be improved. The overall design supports the impression of a sustainable packaging.



DS Smith Finland – Refresco transportation package for beverages (Finland)

Producer: DS Smith Finland
Designer: Jyrki Petrelius
Packaging user: Retailers

Comments of jury: Simple and effective use of corrugated board to stabilize the pallet – interlocking die-cut which fits and protects the caps of the beverage packages. Clever minimalistic design that reduces the amount of materials to be used. Can be used for mixed pallets - both for transport and display. Is made of recycled material which is sustainable. Functional – a good idea.



Sulapac Oy – Kohinoor jewelry packaging (Finland)

Producer: Sulapac Oy in cooperation with Kultakeskus Oy
Designer: Ilkka Harju
Packaging user: Kultakeskus Oy

Comments of jury: Sustainable packaging made of FSC-certified wood and natural binders. 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.

SCA Forest Products AB - Hernö Gin & Tonic Kit (Sweden)

Producer: The Archwise Licensee
Designer: Mattias Bodell, Arcwise Design Lab, SCA, Ella Järlehag, Arcwise Design Lab, SCA and Maria Åman, Hernö Gin AB
Packaging user: Hernö Gin AB

Comments of jury: The packaging will stand out on the shelf due to the unique shape. The locking mechanism is clever as it provides a divider between the bottles inside, but it also makes it a bit difficult to open. The packaging is easy and pleasant to carry due to the quality of the handle and the shape of the box. The jury find that it is a clever use of corrugated board creating a shape, which has a strong potential for branding.

DS Smith Packaging AB – 2Way e-commerce (Sweden)

Producer: DS Smith Packaging Sweden AB
Designer: David Engelbrektsson
Packaging user: E-commerce

Comments of jury: This smart inside-out packaging solution is for product shipment and returns in e-commerce. The clever on-piece corrugated board structure can be folded both ways effortlessly. It could, however, have a small pictogram for folding instructions. Shows a lot of potential for gifting and branding. Communicates that it is a sustainable solution.

MULTIVAC A/S – 2-layer sliced meat packaging (Denmark)

Producer: MULTIVAC A/S
Designer: MULTIVAC A/S
Packaging user: Rema 1000

Comments of jury: It is a packaging solution that minimizes food waste due to the two separate layers which provides the consumer with a longer shelf life of the sliced meat. After opening the first layer, the sliced meat has a shelf life of five days, whereas the second layer maintains its shelf life of 30 days. The impact of the food waste is much higher than the extra use of plastic which is good for the environment.

Glomma Papp AS – “Smartcorner” (Norway)

Producer: Glomma Papp AS
Designer: Naug & Venner og Ulf Peter Lande (Glomma Papp)
Packaging user: Joh. Johansen

The “Smartcorner” helps to present the products in a different way – the display pack can build different shapes in the stores and provides good product exposure and branding. It gives a lot of possibilities for placement in the store. Playful shape made from corrugated board.

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