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PACK EXPO to sponsor WorldStar Awards 2014 ceremony

PACK EXPO International, organized by PMMI—The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is the Platinum Sponsor of the World Packaging Organisation’s WorldStar Awards ceremony. The event will take place May 13 during Interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany.

During the WorldStar event, PACK EXPO will conduct a raffle for one all-expenses-paid trip to the show, scheduled for Nov. 2-5 in Chicago. “WPO is grateful for the significant support provided by PMMI,” says Thomas Schneider, president.

WorldStar Award 2014, one of WPO’s major annual events, attracted 249 entries from 35 countries. Of these, 139 were selected as WorldStar winners by a jury comprised of 24 representatives from packaging associations that joined WPO in November in Barcelona.

The number of winners, by category, is Beverage, 45 out of 64 entries; Food, 39 out of 73 entries; Health & Beauty, nine out of 32 entries; Household, seven out of 13 entries; Pharmaceutical & Medical, seven out of 10 entries; Electronics, six out of 11 entries; and Other, 26 out of 46 entries. The country receiving the most awards was Japan, with a total of 14 WorldStar winners.

The winners of the special categories—President’s Award, Sustainability Award and Marketing Award—will also be announced during the May ceremony.

The complete list of winners of WorldStar Awards 2014 is available at www.worldstar.org and at www.worldpackaging.org.

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