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BOBSTs Sustainable Packaging Innovations Shine at IFCA STAR AWARDS 2023

Tuesday 19. December 2023 - BOBST has been recognized by the prestigious IFCA STAR AWARDS 2023 for its innovative packaging solutions - oneBARRIER FibreCycle (high-barrier, paper-based, recycle ready solution) and oneBARRIER PrimeCycle (Polymer-based mono material high-barrier structure).

These awards recognized BOBST’s unwavering dedication to sustainability and its commitment to driving transformative change in the packaging industry.
The Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturers Association (IFCA) bestowed these awards, affirming BOBST’s relentless pursuit of excellence in the field of flexible packaging. The recognition extends beyond borders, underscoring the global impact of BOBST’s sustainable packaging solutions.
BOBST’s innovations come at a time when the world seeks environmentally responsible packaging alternatives. These groundbreaking solutions are poised to reshape the future of the packaging industry, making a positive impact on the environment. With an industry evolving at a rapid pace, BOBST continues to lead the way with its high-performance, sustainable packaging solutions.
oneBARRIER FibreCycle and PrimeCycle: Shaping a Sustainable Future
BOBST’s commitment to sustainability shines through its two award-winning solutions: oneBARRIER FibreCycle and oneBARRIER PrimeCycle. These innovative solutions meet the demand for eco-friendly packaging alternatives and demonstrate BOBST’s leadership in the industry.
oneBARRIER FibreCycle, developed in collaboration with UPM Specialty Papers and Michelman, tackles the challenge of crafting a high-barrier paper-based alternative to plastic packaging. Overcoming the inherent hygroscopic and barrier limitations of paper, BOBST’s holistic approach, which included selecting a high-functionality paper and applying a primer layer for metallization, resulted in a structure with remarkable barrier performance. With outstanding ratings in OTR (which measures oxygen barrier capabilities) and WVTR (water vapor transmission rate), it offers a practical and recyclable substitute to plastic-based flexible packaging. Its impressive recyclability level of 94.4%, as assessed by PTS, the German paper research institute, underscores its environmental commitment.
On the other hand, oneBARRIER PrimeCycle, developed in collaboration with industry partners, focuses on a cost-effective, EVOH- and topcoat-free high-barrier polymer-based packaging solution. This innovation optimizes various aspects, from film extrusion to AlOx deposition, achieving remarkable barrier performance. Its recyclability level of 98%, certified by Germany’s Institute cyclos – HTP GmbH, exemplifies BOBST’s success in developing practical, high-performance sustainable packaging.
These awards at IFCA STAR AWARDS 2023 are a testament to BOBST’s unwavering commitment to creating a more sustainable future in the packaging industry. As the world increasingly values environmental responsibility, BOBST’s innovations continue to lead the way, offering high-performance, eco-friendly packaging alternatives that meet the stringent requirements of today’s dynamic packaging landscape.
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