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Waddington Europe wins top GOLD award at Starpack 2015

Waddington Europe has taken the top Gold award in the Greenstar Sustainable category at the Starpack 2015 awards - they were also runners up in the 'Best of Show'. The second consecutive year of triumph at Starpack

Top moisture-absorber for mushroom and all pre-packed produce

Hydrozorb (H-PET) is a new packaging material with altered characteristics perfectly designed to reduce surface tension and capture condensation in pre-packed produce such as mushrooms offering improved shelf-life over standard r-PET. 

In testing H-PET absorbed 625%* more moisture than PP

In testing H-PET absorbed 625% more moisture than PP a standard packaging material for mushrooms. With it environmental credentials H-PET also offers positive aesthetic, commercial and environmental advantages as an alternative to polystyrene diverting from landfill. 

*The Polymer Processing Research Centre

Stability issues are addresserd with improved weight-to-strength ratio for top loading more resistant at lighter weights for over-wrapped products such as mushrooms.


The lightweight, low carbon material with organic and inorganic fillers is 100% recyclable in the waste stream, due to its composition - a strategically blended combination of r-PET with fillers. 

The beauty of texture

It has a texture that is touch-irresistible

This year Waddington Europe also took the top award at the Worldstar event in the Food Packaging Category for their rPETeCO material

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