Four WorldStar Awards: STI Group shines on the international stage

The WorldStar award is the highest distinction awarded annually by the world packaging organisation for trend-setting packaging concepts. At this year’s awards presentation ceremony in Budapest the STI Group racked up four wins in all.  

A folding box with a special finish for FING’RS, an anti-counterfeit pharmaceutical packaging, and the packaging line for Terra Naturi natural cosmetics were recognised among the most successful packaging solutions of 2015. The temperature-resistant cardboard sleeve developed for Terra Pannonia meat products also impressed the jury and received the globally coveted trophy.  

Only those packaging solutions that have won an award in a national packaging contest are eligible for entry in the WorldStar competition. The packaging solutions were evaluated over three days by a panel of experts based on the following criteria: innovation in structural design, graphic design and the quality of the packaging. Cost savings, sustainability and ease of handling were some of the other factors considered in the evaluation. This year, 293 entries from 35 countries competed for the award, making the WorldStar one of the toughest competitions of the packaging industry.