Neopac has applied direct digital print to herbal products company Herbária’s balm tube, for which it has received a Hungaropack Award from the Hungarian Association of Packaging and Materials Handling (CSAOSZ).

Herbária’s 100ml Marigold Balm tubes feature high-resolution, photo-realistic printed graphics that replicate the regenerative, anti-inflammatory properties of the product. Neopac’s digital print technology applies text and decorations directly to the polyethylene tube in smaller, customized runs, aspiring for reduced lead times.

With direct digital printing, Herbária can apparently stay in stock without ordering in excess. As such, it cuts down on transport costs, storage requirements, and material waste.

The Marigold Balm tubes are the final product in Neopac and Herbária’s series-long collaboration.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award that acknowledges our dedication to developing forward-thinking packaging solutions,” said Csaba Olah, managing director at Neopac Hungary Kft. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our entire team, who continuously strive to create solutions that not only meet but exceed the needs of our customers.”

Another award – this time the Gold medal for The Grocer’s New Product & Packaging Awards – went to Rowse for its Paper Snap & Squeeze single-portion honey sachet. The pack is designed to be served in food-to-go applications, recipe boxes, and more as a no-mess, recyclable solution.

Additionally, Alexander Watson Associates’ AWA Award was dedicated to EcoFloat, Henkel and CCL Label’s sleeve technology dedicated to improved recycling for PET bottle bodies; and SIG received the 4evergreen alliance’s Design for Circularity and Circularity Best Practices awards for its aluminium-free aseptic carton pack material and the Palurec PolyAl recycling plant, respectively.

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