31 winning entries at Singapore Packaging Star Awards 2013

Moo Tetra Packaging design by student Muhsin Bin Abdul Rahman from Nanyang Polytechnic.

SINGAPORE - A total of 31 entries for the Singapore Packaging Star Awards 2013 were honoured at a gala dinner organised by the Packaging Council of Singapore (PCS) today.

The annual event acknowledges companies that have managed to reduce packaging waste, encouraging innovative ideas and solutions from manufacturers, designers and students. It was started in 1998 and aims to promote local designs and to raise the overall standards of Singapore's packaging industry.

Categories cover various areas in the packaging industry, such as sales and display, environmentally sustainable packaging and transportation and protection.

15 of the 31 winning entries also won in the AsiaStar Awards 2013, while seven of them won in the WorldStar Awards 2013. Of the latter, three were from Nanyang Polytechnic students.

Singapore Packaging Star Awards winners are eligible to compete in these international competitions.

Starlite Printers (Far East) is one of the companies that won in all three Awards. It has one of the longest winning streaks in the Singapore Packaging Star Awards of nine consecutive years.

Said its general manager Serene Ler: "The PCS provides a platform for us to better understand the local packaging scene through activities such as the Singapore Packaging Star Award. At the same time, the council also serves a bridge to the regional and global packaging development through activities such as the AsiaStar Awards and WorldStar Awards."