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Student Starpack sponsors 2016

Many thanks to the valued sponsors of the 2016 Student Starpack Awards:
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Graphic Packaging International

Graphic Packaging International  is one of the UK's leading printed folding carton suppliers, producing packaging product for the food retail, beverage, healthcare and personal care sectors for a wide range of UK and European customers.
The business manufactures packaging product at four production sites covering in excess of 400,000 sq ft. Graphic Packaging International  continues to grow and expects to achieve annual sales for the current financial year in excess of £120 million. Food and beverage processors are the main customers at Bardon and for the company's two North East facilities in Newcastle and Gateshead. The fourth site in Crewe serves healthcare and consumer care markets.

BPI (British Polythene Industries)

BPI is the largest recycler of waste plastic film in Europe and the second largest manufacturer of polythene film products worldwide. BPI is one of the most responsive and dynamic polythene film businesses in the world, a major player in what is rapidly becoming a truly global industry.



API is a leading manufacturer and distributor of foils, laminates and holographics which provide exceptional brand enhancement and protection for products worldwide. With over 90 years’ experience API’s packaging solutions are part of a highly collaborative approach to customers’ needs

Operating from fifteen locations across Europe, America and Asia, API’s product packaging solutions help companies across a wide-range of industry sectors including alcoholic drinks, confectionary, tobacco, perfumery, personal-care, cosmetics and healthcare.   Through its Holographics division API is also a trusted supplier of custom optical solutions to protect secure documents and branded goods against counterfeit and fraud.

For more information on API and its range of foil, laminate and holographic brand enhancement products visit its website at

Winter and Company

Winter and Company manufacture a wide range of unusual and creative cover materials and will be providing paper for the student brief.

DS Smith Packaging

With a turnover of £4 billion, DS Smith is the UK's leading supplier of corrugated packaging, a position we have achieved by working with our customers to deliver solutions that reduce complexity and deliver results throughout the Supply Cycle. Our comprehensive product range includes retail ready packaging, transit cases, consumer units, packs printed for gift and POS applications, as well as heavy duty packaging for industry.

DS Smith is a proud sponsor of the Student Starpack Awards for two reasons - our heritage of innovation, and because creative thinking is at the heart of what we do for our customers. For example, by using our unique PackRight® tools, our highly-skilled people work closely with customers to specify packaging that achieves real results. This in turn leads to sales growth or reductions in cost, waste and carbon at every stage of the Supply Cycle.

Logoplaste UK Ltd

Not a company of products but solutions. They are leaders in the plastic packaging market, providing an overall service for packaging research and development, in-house production and quality systems, backed by technical support and advice. They work with leading brands in body care, food and beverages, home care, luboils and preforms PET.



Nampak Plastics Europe

With nine sites in the UK including one site in Northern Ireland, Nampak Plastics Europe are leaders in the manufacture of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) bottles for the food and drink industry. Nampak's expertise in in-plant blow-moulding technology can also be applied to a wide range of other markets.

Nampak Plastics Europe pledges extensive expertise with in-plant packaging supplies on Customers' premises as well as strategic support site operations. Nampak extends on this to work in partnership with its Customers to provide principal product design, brand development, laboratory testing, along with specialist technical expertise and advice. Its latest innovation which has created a paradigm shift in the UK milk industry, a lightweight milk bottle, best known as the Infini bottle which it launched in 2012.