Forssa, Finland, August 7th, 2018 – A Finnish start-up company Jospak Oy announced today that its board-based tray packaging for Kannuksen Lihakauppa Grillipekoni was named as a winner of ScanStar 2018 Award. Jospak is the innovator of a sustainable food packaging solution that contains up to 85 % less plastic than a regular plastic alternative. ScanStar is a joint Nordic packaging competition held annually since 1969 by SPA, the Scandinavian Packaging Association. The respective honors came despite some stiff competition from many other packaging producer and Jospak Oy is proud to be at the top.
ScanStar 2018 was organized by The Danish Technological Institute, Plastics and Packaging Technology. The award ceremony will be held at the FoodTech Fair in Herning Denmark in upcoming November. The jury’s motivation to nominate Jospak’s tray for Kannuksen Lihakauppa Grillipekoni with the ScanStar 2018 Award:
“The design 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.”
Pouttu Ltd, one of Finland’s major meat and processed meat producers, launched Kannuksen Lihakauppa Grillipekoni in May 2018. The fresh meat product entails a bacon with a glaze of maple syrup packed in a sustainable Jospak board-based tray.
Head of development Ms. Pirkko Rahkonen from Pouttu Ltd says:
“We are constantly seeking new and environment friendly solutions for packaging. Nevertheless, there are limited alternatives for plastic tray packaging since meat products have relatively short shelf-life. We launched Kannuksen Lihakauppa meat brand this spring and we found that Jospak tray’s design and material combination was a perfect match for our new brand. We will launch new products using innovative Jospak trays and in different tray sizes”
Jospak Oy is founded in 2014 to develop and commercialise a new packaging solution for the food industry. The company’s innovation is a high-barrier fiber-based tray suitable for diverse food products which are currently packed in plastic.
“As a start-up, we are grateful for receiving the ScanStar Award. This means a true recognition for the hard work that we have done to come up with this product. We are positive that the ScanStar Award together with our strong commitment to grow our business to the next level will open new doors for Jospak. We have already and will continue to invest in new production capacity to be ready for higher volumes and international markets”, states Ms. Tarja Heikkilä, managing director of Jospak.
The Jospak tray consists of a fiber-based tray and a separate multi-layer barrier film. The tray is hermetically sealed with lidding film, which makes the tray suitable for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). After use, the consumer can peel away the inner film liner and dispose the materials in the dedicated waste streams or recycle as such.
Jospak’s fiber-based food tray provides a large printable surface which enables better means for brand and product messaging, digitalization, standing out from the competition, and shelf visibility. It also helps in avoiding the use of the additional stickers and paperboard sleeves and therefore reduces packaging materials and related costs overall.
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