Sulapac won Scanstar packaging competition

Kohinoor jewellery in Sulapac package

Sulapac has won Scanstar award with Kohinoor jewellery packaging by Finnish jewellery and silverware company Kultakeskus. Scanstar is a joint Nordic packaging competition held annually since 1969 by the Scandinavian Packaging Association.

Scanstar jury gave its verdict: “The packaging looks elegant and is nice to handle. The packaging is completely biodegradable and can be produced and used on existing production lines. The packaging gives added value to the products. The jury finds that it is a very nice solution and a perfect fit for luxury products and brands with ecological values.”

Sulapac is a Finnish material innovation, made of FSC-certified wood and natural binders. It has all the benefits of plastic, yet it biodegrades completely without the challenges brought by microplastic. Plastic manufacturers can use their existing machinery with the material, without the need to build new factories. 100% biodegradable packaging outperforms other sustainable alternatives in terms of barrier properties, fast biodegradation and unique look.

“It is always great to work with new materials, but this was something especial as it can truly change the world. I wanted to create a luxurious design which feels good while ensuring that woodchips are very visible representing the source of the raw material”, says designer Ilkka Harju.

“Sulapac packaging is a fresh and modern way to pack diamond jewellery. The ecological values and biodegradability are important factors, but we also appreciate the design which inspires us to present our diamond jewellery in the new light. With Sulapac packaging we want to remind our customers that cherishing the beauty and respecting the environment are not contradictory”, says Ilkka Ruohola Chairman of Kultakeskus.

Winners of Nordic Scanstar competition can participate to Worldstar -competition which is considered being the world championship competition of packaging industry and organized by World Packaging Organization (WPO). In 2018 Scanstar was organized by the Danish Technological Institute, Plastics and Packaging Technology. Four Finnish companies were awarded with Scanstar this year.

Further information:

Suvi Haimi,
CEO, Founder, Sulapac
suvi.haimi@sulapac.com
+358 (0)44 029 1203

Ilkka Ruohola
Chairman, Kultakeskus
ilkka.ruohola@kultakeskus.fi
+358 (0)50 049 4257

Ilkka Harju Designer
+358 (0)50 566 8455

Press release in English

Sulapac is a fully biodegradable material made of renewable and sustainable raw materials. Sulapac products are designed for brands that want to eliminate plastic waste and demonstrate a genuine commitment to sustainability through the use of premium ecological material. The company was founded in 2016 by Suvi Haimi and Laura Kyllönen and is based in Helsinki, Finland.