Two NORDENIA Innovations are Award Favorites

Greven/Gronau/Nuremberg - Two NORDENIA product innovations have been nominated for this year's German Packaging Award. The international film manufacturer has a good chance of winning the renowned award not only with the foamed and particularly material-efficient Nor®Cell film, but also with a food packaging for HPP technology (High Pressure Processing). The German Packaging Institute awards a prize for the most innovative and creative packaging ideas each year. The award ceremony will take place in Nuremberg on September 24. Both of the NORDENIA products nominated were designed by the Group's own research and development company, NORDENIA TECHNOLOGIES GmbH, and made ready to market with the help of selected manufacturing sites.

NORDENIA was the first company to successfully implement the Nor®Cell technology in flexible packaging. The highlight: By using a physical, controlled foaming process, the weight of flexible packaging is significantly reduced without decreasing the film thickness. These "light-weight films" weigh up to 40 percent less than conventional films. The material is used intelligently and efficiently - thereby NORDENIA is taking the growing importance of the topics of sustainability and the conservation of resources into account. Nor®Cell films are especially suitable for applications in the food, pet food, and hygiene sectors. The foaming process takes place according to a process patented by the Mucell company. NORDENIA is the exclusive partner throughout Europe in the area of flexible packaging and film products.

The second nominee, tray-in-tray packaging, was developed especially for use in the high pressure processing of food, with which noticeably longer shelf lives can be achieved in a way that preserves vitamins. As part of this, the food - and the packaging along with it - is exposed to a very high pressure of up to 10,000 bar - only for a short period of a few minutes and at low temperatures. In this way, the food is affected much less than during the sterilization process that is still generally applied today for the purpose of preservation. Using NORDENIA's innovative solution, even the appearance of the packaging is not influenced by the high pressure treatment. It convinced the packaging award jury that "as a result, the range of products for which high pressure processing can be used is extended."

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NORDENIA INTERNATIONAL AG is a multinational manufacturer of consumer packaging, and hygiene components. Core competencies include manufacturing, printing, coating and processing of high-quality films. As a leader in innovation and technology, NORDENIA's products are used in a wide variety of areas, mainly fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). NORDENIA employs around 3,000 people worldwide. The shared values serve as the foundation for their activities. With its seven shared values of Flexibility, Global, Independence, Innovation, Partnership, Passion for Excellence and Quality, NORDENIA has a partnership-oriented company culture.

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