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  • December 15, 2011

    Rengo Wins the World Packaging Organisation's WorldStar Award for its Corrugated Cushioning for Video Camera

    WorldStar Packaging Award logoRengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that it has won the WorldStar Award in the WorldStar Contest hosted by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) for its “Corrugated cushioning for video camera (Reduction of material by using diagonal fluting direction),” which was jointly developed with Sony EMCS Corporation Tokai TEC.

    The WorldStar Contest is an annual contest hosted by the WPO, which was established in 1968 and is the only international organization in the packaging field. The objective of this contest is to judge packaging from all over the world regarding factors including their ease of use, design, and environmental friendliness, and to raise awareness of and promote packaging technology of excellent quality.

    Rengo's corrugated cushioning was chosen as a WorldStar Award-winning item from among 243 entries at the judging held in the U.K. during November 2011. This product also won the Good Packaging Award (Technical Packaging Award) in the Japan Packaging Contest 2011.

    This corrugated cushioning helps save resources by reducing the amount of corrugated board used, which is accomplished through turning the sheet layout 45 degrees when cutting materials. After the packaging is assembled, the main product (video camera) is placed in the center, while the accessories are packed in the surrounding area. Together with the effective usage of the case flap, this packaging makes it easy to remove the internal items and also efficiently protects the product.

    Through its packaging technologies that are friendly both to people and the environment, Rengo strives to fully respond to the needs of customers for value-added packaging.

    Corrugated cushioning for video camera, the award-winning item

    Box and cushioning for video camera made entirely of corrugated board

    Reduction of material by turning the sheet layout 45 degrees