EUROSAC Grand Prix

The industry’s latest and most promising innovations are presented each year at the EUROSAC Grand Prix Award ceremony during the annual congress. The Grand Prix demonstrates the versatility and efficiency of our solutions for the packaging industry – in all fields of application.

Grand Prix 2024

With nine entries from eight companies, the Grand Prix Award again saw a lively participation in Porto. The prestigious Award honours the innovations that promise the most value to the industry’s customers and the environment. “The decision wasn’t easy. The entries represent a high level of innovation. As they cover different targets and development approaches, they are very difficult to compare,” said jury president Herbert Rode. dy-pack’s dyvision was presented the Gold Award. “It combines important criteria for modern packaging such as sustainability, usability, machinability, and also market potential and improvement of recyclability,” explains Rode about the jury’s decision.

Gold Award & Public Choice Award

dyvision from dy-pack not only convinced the jury but also the audience by providing excellent recyclability and won the Gold Award and Public Choice Award. The design of the sack makes it possible to easily separate the barrier from the paper material after use. The result: two monomaterials that can be sold as raw material for recycling instead of having to pay for waste disposal. Equipped with an easy, dust-free opening, the sack offers effective product and moisture protection as well as reduced CO2 emissions.

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Silver Award

The Silver Award went to Gascogreen® Fluor Free by Gascogne. The sack is crafted from 100% fluorine-free papers with high grease proof properties and a paper ratio of more than 90%. Specifically engineered for the pet food and food market, it offers a high level of protection against grease, moisture and oxygen. Gascogreen® Fluor Free is compatible with standard recycling processes and available with PEFC/FSC certification.

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Bronze Award

Mondi's Protective Mailer received the Bronze Award. Designed for e-commerce deliveries, it is crafted from high-strength, lightweight papers with an open flute design that replace plastic-based bubble wrap. The recyclable solution ensures optimal protection while minimizing material usage and reducing waste. Their flexible design reduces parcel dimensions, leading to lower shipping costs and increased logistical efficiency.

Industry Special

Fiorini was honored with the Industry Special Award for C-in. The paper sack features a window on the bottom patch which enables product inspection during palletization, storage and selling. The solution is applicable to open mouth and valve sacks. It utilizes a transparent plastic film for the window comprising less than 5% of the sack’s composition. The sack qualifies as paper monomaterial and is recyclable with paper. The window can also be realized with a compostable film and in different shapes.

Further Entrants

Probably, the best developed by Advanced Industries Packaging is a paper sack solution that eliminates polyethylene (PE) while providing moisture protection equivalent to standard two-ply paper constructions with PE film. This bio-barrier packaging offers a fully recyclable, single-material product that enhances moisture protection and maintains filling line efficiency.

DLF’s Masterline Eco Pouch by Crown Van Gelder, Fiorini and Novidon is a 1-layer paper bag for grass seeds made from Crown Native paper, featuring sugar beet fibers with an 80% lower environmental footprint than tree cellulose. The food-safe flexible bag boasts seamless printing capabilities and is more sustainable and more than half lighter than a 3-layer B2C box packaging. The empty bag is fully recyclable and compostable as post-consumer waste.

The Display Bag by Klabin is a multi-ply solution designed specifically for potatoes, seeds and fruits. A longitudinal plastic film display offers enhanced visibility of the packaged product while providing improved hygiene and protection during transportation, mitigating the risk of cross-contamination. The display bag is available in three different sack types and is recyclable in a specific recycled paper machine.

With the IntegoBag, Mondi showcased a coated paper sack with 50% less PE content that ensures comparable moisture protection levels to HDPE film solutions while extending product shelf life. It is compatible with existing filling machinery and maintains robust strength performance. IntegoBag is applicable across various sectors and recyclable in standard paper recycling streams.

The EasyMix Sack by Smurfit Kappa Colombia is a paper sack tailored to the Latin American market and designed to seamlessly integrate with cement, sand, gravel, or ready mixes such as mortar or plasters and water in the mixer. Thus, it eliminates the need for collection and disposal, respectively saving costs. The first disintegrable kraft brown sack made from fast-growing Central American Tropical pine species fibers is suitable for 42.5-50 kg two plies sacks and also available for 25 kg or less in one-ply.


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