Cepac wins top award for innovative concept at UK Packaging Awards

Cepac, has been recognised for innovative design at the UK Packaging Awards, picking up the top prize in the Best New Concept Category at a ceremony held at London’s Grosvenor House on Thursday 7 November 2019. 

The winning entry, produced at the company’s Rawcliffe site, is a ‘chill pack’ which allows transportation of fish or shellfish in a chilled environment without the use of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS).

The product utilises a unique design in combination with coated liner technology, which enables excess water to drain away from the product, leaving only fresh ice within the package. This system allows for dry transportation of fish and shellfish which can start to decompose if sitting in water. In particular, the judges commended the use of innovative technology to remove EPS from the packaging.

The panel also commented on the product’s scope for development and Cepac’s efforts to reduce further the need for plastic packaging.  Cepac’s design and manufacturing teams are committed to delivering the highest quality packaging solutions to clients and the company places significant focus upon innovative approaches to sustainable and recyclable materials.

Nigel Hobson, Sales and Commercial Manager Cepac Rawcliffe, said: “It’s great that we’ve received recognition for our innovative chill pack and this award for best new concept is testament to the work of our team.

“The pack is a great example of our strategic approach, using innovation and clever design to offer a real packaging solution which can also help to reduce plastic waste and carbon emissions. This product allows seafood producers to move away from the traditional plastic packaging to a paper-based solution and we’re proud to be acknowledged for our efforts with this design.”