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Winner at the WorldStar Packaging Contest

On the 15th of December, Nefab won awards at WorldStar Packaging Contest in the category “Packaging Materials and Components”.

Earlier this year, Nefab won two Innovation and Technology prizes in the Hungaropack 2021, a local Hungarian packaging contest that qualified us for the WorldStar Packaging Contest 2022. Now we are happy to announce that last week, on the 15th of December, Nefab won awards at WorldStar Packaging Contest in the category “Packaging Materials and Components”.

A circular thermoformed solution

One of the challenges was to create an innovative and sustainable packaging solution for a major player in the Electronics industry. Their need was to find a better alternative to replace the paper pulp tray used to pack their E-bike engines.

As a solution, we developed thermoformed trays made from aPET, a 100% recyclable material that is more durable, protective, and in many ways more sustainable than trays based on paper pulp. Besides being more resistant to moisture and humidity in comparison with paper, the solution is also more cost efficient as it requires less material to be produced. In addition, Nefab’s thermoformed trays can be grinded, turned into raw materials, and applied to return and circular flows. This contributes to the CO2 emissions savings in our customers’ supply chains.

By using GreenCALC, Nefab’s own ISO certified environmental impact calculator tool, we were able to quantify 110 metric tons of annual savings in CO2 emissions provided by thermoformed trays, in comparison with the paper-based solution. This is equivalent to 23 passenger vehicles' emissions per year. We also could reduce the generated waste by 88 000 kg.

“At Nefab, we save resources for a better tomorrow. We provide materials and solutions that can benefit our customers, society, and the environment. That is why our solution is a winner!”

These are the words from the winning Nefab team: Eszter Vér, Packaging Design Team Leader, Lajos Mezöffy, Senior Sales, Thermoformed Tray and Complete Packaging Solutions, Bálint Tóth, Sales Manager, as well as Design Engineers Bence Botyánszki, Tibor Sós, Vilmos Papp and Adam Jepure.

View the award publication here: https://www.worldstar.org/winners_detail/2601/2022/ 

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A high-precision Thermoformed solution that saves space, cost and CO2 emissions

Another challenge was about an Automobile industry partner who needed a packaging solution for their truck headlights. The customer wanted us to design a thermoformed tray that could be implemented in their returnable logistics flow together with a foldable KLT box.  

“The customer required a 1/3 return ratio in order to save space, cost, and CO2 emissions in their logistics flow – and we did it!” - added Rob Hopman, Account Manager at Nefab Netherlands. 

The choice of raw materials and high precision for automated lines was top priority during the engineering design phase. 
Another important criteria was weather resistance and flexibility. 

“The tray was designed as a card storage system, and it was quite a challenge to meet all the requirements during the designing process, but I’m happy to say that we nailed it!”- explained Mihály Adamik, Design Engineer at Nefab Hungary. 

View the award publication here: https://www.worldstar.org/winners_detail/2657/2022/ 



Learn more about our sustainable offerings: 

Nefab’s Thermoformed Trays 

Green innovation and design 

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