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Elif wins German Packaging Award 2021

Elif wins German Packaging Award 2021

Istanbul – TURKEY – 2021/07/28 - Elif has been named as one of the winners of the German Packaging Awards 2021. Its sustainable packaging solution ElifProLite - A Recyclable High Barrier Laminate will be awarded in the “New Material” category during the award ceremony which will take place on 28 September as part the trade show FachPack in Nuremberg, Germany.

Hakan Salargil, Elif’s Executive Chairman, stated: “We are very pleased that ElifProLite from our Elif Sustainable Eco Solutions range is awarded as one of the winners of this major European showcase for packaging. This is an excellent example of our sustainable and tailor-made solutions.“ 

The jury of the German Packaging Awards evaluated:

„Even packaging with extremely high barrier requirements needs to be 100% recyclable by 2025. This is a major challenge. The Elif company is meeting this challenge head-on for the demanding high-barrier films segment. ElifProLite, a PP mono-material structure for high-speed packaging applications, has been developed, successfully ensuring a long minimum shelf life and high aroma protection with its high barrier. The high-water vapour barrier of 0.5 g/m²/24h, oxygen barrier of 0.1 cc/m²/24h and light barrier is achieved with metallisation and without further barriers such as EVOH or PVDC. The packaging is confirmed in independent tests to have good recyclability. “

ElifProlite is Elif’s one of the latest sustainable innovations that belong to the Elif Sustainable Eco Solutions range. ElifProLite is a fully recyclable PP mono-material structure for high-speed packaging applications, has been developed, successfully ensuring longer shelf life and high aroma protection with its high barrier. It received a “Made for Recycling” certificate from Interseroh, an independent German recycl­ing and consulting company.

A total of 52 outstanding innovations from six countries receive the German Packaging Award this year. The German Packaging Institute, responsible for the organisation of this award, has received around 25% more submissions than the previous year.

“This significant award is a great recognition for Elif and proves again that our offerings are part of the solution to future challenges. FachPack will be a strong stage for us in order to show how our smart business fosters sustainability and that we are a trusted partner worldwide and a global benchmark company for flexible packaging,” concluded Hakan Salargil.

Facts and figures about the Packaging Award 2021

42 of the winners are from Germany, three each from Austria and Switzerland, two from Latvia, and one each from Slovenia and Turkey.

18 packaging awards are part of in the sustainability category, seven in the functionality and convenience category, five in goods presentation, four each in economic efficiency, design & processing, and young talent, three each were awarded for new material, logistics & material flow, and packaging machinery and one packaging award winner was in the digitalization category.

There was also a wide range of materials used: Paper, cardboard, corrugated board (27), plastic (24), aluminium (3), glass (3), composite cardboard (2), wood (1), and other (4).

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Media contact: 

Orçun Buldan (Mr.), Marketing Unit Executive

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About Elif 

Elif is a global benchmark flexible packaging company. In its two world-class plants with state-of-the-art machinery in Istanbul and Cairo, over 1,600 employees produce flexible packaging that is used in more than 200 production sites in over 50 countries.

Elif has a turnover of USD 200m and an export ratio of 62 percent. With a market share of up to 40 percent in diapers and feminine hygiene products, Elif is one of the market leaders in Europe and North Africa. Elif enables customers to reach their sustainability goals by using more recycled content, bio-based materials, bio-degradable green PE, and fully recyclable HyPEr/PE laminate structures. Elif’s goal, to be achieved by 2025, is to develop packaging that is 100 percent recyclable, reusable, or compostable. Elif is a member of various initiatives and associations that advocate sustainable solutions and a circular economy, including Save Food, CEFLEX, UNGC, and UNICEF.

Sustainability is part of our DNA. Our offerings are part of the solution to future challenges.

Visit our new interactive showroom to see ElifProLite in 3D: 


About the German Packaging Award

The German Packaging Award is an international, cross‐sectoral, and cross‐material competition and the largest European trade fair for packaging. It is held under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. With this award, the German Packaging Institute (dvi) annually awards innovative and creative solutions from seemingly small but ground‐breaking details right up to fundamental innovations. The German Packaging Award is directed at designers, developers, manufacturers, and users of packaging and packaging machines as well as the creative young talent within the industry. Winners of the German Packaging Award are automatically nominated for the WorldStar hosted by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).  +