A.Hatzopoulos S.A. scooped three prizes at this year’s Packaging Awards competition.

Professionals from the packaging, FMCG and creative design sectors participate in these internationally-recognized Greek awards which are organized annually by Boussias events in collaboration with the Association of the Greek Manufacturers of Packaging & Materials (AGMPM). Rewarding the best packaging concepts of the year in terms of innovation, design, materials technologies and shelf appeal, the competition highlights the true packaging value and impact on product design and branding, while essentially outlining the dominant trends in packaging today.

This year, the innovative packaging developments we presented were recognized in three different categories for packaging sustainability and consumer convenience. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment, which highlights our technical expertise and our approach to packaging redesign for circularity.

X-LOOP | PCR solution for stand-up pouches

X-LOOP refers to the novel range of A.HATZOPOULOS S.A., which contains materials that incorporate bio-circular and circular (post-consumer recycled – PCR) plastics, thus actively contributing to close the loop on flexible packaging. The novel X-LOOP | PCR solution for stand-up pouches from this new product family is a laminate constructed from PCR films, reaching adjustable rates of post-consumer recycled content in its formulation. This way it promotes plastics circularity, while ensuring full performance, absolute convenience, protection and shelf-appeal for various dry / liquid products.

X-LOOP | Bio-circular coffee packaging film

The novel X-LOOP | Bio-circular coffee packaging film is a laminate constructed from bio-circular plastics at adjustable rates, facilitating plastics’ circularity and offering to coffee brands a solution to meet their ambitious packaging sustainability goals. It is ISCC-PLUS certified, food-contact safe and it reaches full performance at existing coffee pack lines. Moreover, it increases sustainability in the supply chain, resulting in lower carbon footprint relative to fossil-based only plastic packaging. With excellent barrier properties, reaching very low oxygen and water vapor transmission rates, the film is designed to keep the coffee fresh in the long term, while this novel monomaterial, all-PP film can be disposed of safely to be recycled again, as it is compatible with the existing recycling stream for polypropylene.

Smoki WOW Open Experience

A. HATZOPOULOS S.A. designed a new, innovative packaging solution for snacks, which opens easily and transforms into a practical share-pack. The final multi-open package has a special shape and triple laser scoring, for maximum functionality. Thanks to its design, the pack can be opened easily and quickly in two alternative ways, enabling the consumer to transform the flexible package into a stable bowl for convenient snacks sharing. Thus, it effectively contributes to the creation of a new consumer experience that excites, effectively enhancing the Brand “WOW” with its unique functional packaging design.

Packaging Awards 2023 Ceremony

The awards ceremony took place in Athens on Wednesday, 27 September 2023. The A.Hatzopoulos S.A. Area Sales Manager for Greece & Cyprus, Anastasios Kazanas, received the 3 awards on behalf of the company.