Publication Date:

20 December 2016

Vienna, Austria, 20 December 2016 – Mondi, a market leading international packaging and paper producer, received global recognition for its two packaging solutions at the WorldStar competition. The winning designs come from two facilities within the Mondi Corrugated Packaging business segment – Mondi Grünburg in Austria for IceBox and Mondi Tire Kutsan in Turkey for Queen Display.

IceBox, the winning design in the Food category from Mondi Grünburg, is a promising concept for transporting temperature-sensitive or chilled foods and beverages. By retaining its 100% recyclable character, the packaging uses a special paper surface treatment – Mondi’s Paratherm® barrier solution – which enhances the performance of the corrugated box for use in cooling and freezing conditions. As a result, it supports the cooling effect of ice packs or crushed ice and retains any meltwater, offering end customers an opportunity to enjoy a cold beverage or snack on-the-go.

Queen Display, the winning design in the Point of Sale category, designed by Mondi Tire Kutsan, is an innovative and environmentally-friendly concept for the floriculture sector. Queen display prevents damage to delicate flowers during shipment and also works as an attractive display solution at point of sale. This way the corrugated packaging fulfils two different functions. In addition to eliminating flower waste during shipment, the packaging uses 51% less material when compared to standard options.


Jan Blankiewicz, Product Innovation Manager, at Mondi Corrugated Packaging, commented: “We are proud that two of our designs received acknowledgment from the international jury at the WorldStar Awards 2017 as they underline the potential of paper-based material in developing innovative packaging solutions. For us this award is a proof of our passion for developing cutting-edge solutions in a sustainable way.”

In addition to these reputable awards, Mondi Grünburg has won two other competitions this year for packaging design excellence – Wellpappe Austria Awards and Austrian State prize “Smart Packaging”. For Mondi Tire Kutsan the WorldStar Award 2017 is its third this year, following successes at the competitions organized by Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) and CEVKO Foundation earlier this year.

WorldStar Awards is an outstanding international packaging competition held annually by the World Packaging Organization (WPO) and its aim is to recognize packaging solutions focusing on design, technology and functionality. This year over 291 packaging projects, from 35 countries, entered the WorldStar Awards 2017. The winners will be honoured in an awards ceremony and gala evening on 4 May 2017 in Dusseldorf as part of the Interpack 2017 exhibition.

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Andrea Richardson
Marketing Manager, Corrugated Packaging
Tel.: +43 (1) 790 13 4972, Fax: +43 (1) 790 13 960
Email: [email protected]

Niki Fraiss
Marketing Communications Manager, E&I
Tel: +43 1 79013 4059, Fax: +43 (0)1 79013 948
Email: [email protected]

About Mondi Corrugated Packaging

Mondi Corrugated Packaging is a business segment of Mondi´s Europe & International division and a leading supplier of corrugated packaging in Europe, with strong focus on Central and South-East Europe. Through a network of 16 plants the company provides innovative design and state-of-the-art printing and gluing technology. The packaging types range from standard transit cases and heavy duty containers to upscale consumer displays. They are applied as shelf- or retail-ready solutions, transport cases or large containers when shipping FMCG's, perishables, consumer durables, industrial and dangerous goods as well as other products.


At Mondi, our products protect and preserve the things that matter.

Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. We offer over 100 packaging and paper products, customised into more than 100,000 different solutions for customers, end consumers and industrial end uses - touching the lives of millions of people every day. In 2015, Mondi had revenues of €6.8 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.5%.

The Mondi Group is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Our innovative technologies and products can be found in a variety of applications including hygiene components, stand-up pouches, super-strong cement bags, clever retail boxes and office paper. Our key customers are in industries such as automotive; building and construction; chemicals; food and beverage; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; packaging and paper converting; pet care; and office and professional printing.

Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI.

For us, acting sustainably makes good business sense and is part of the way we work every day. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.