We Won the PPMA Innovation Industry Award!
Skelmersdale based low carbon packaging company TrakRap has scooped its third award this year at the Processing, Packaging and Machinery Association (PPMA)’s annual awards.
The eighth PPMA Group Industry Awards, held at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, recognises the finest examples of innovation, smart manufacturing, and entrepreneurship. TrakRap’s packaging machine, using the very latest digital technology to massively accelerate the speed at which eco-innovation is bought to market, delivers huge reductions in carbon footprints and, at the same time increases productivity, flexibility and safety in the packaging of aerosols, Ambient, Fresh and Frozen Foods for transit for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers.
The TrakRap machine scooped the Innovative Packaging Machinery Award and was praised by judges for significantly improving industry safety by eliminating the use of heat tunnels from the packaging process, while also using around 90% less energy and 70% less plastic than traditional aerosol packaging systems. The TrakRap system using innovative ‘cold wrap’ technology instead, significantly improving industry safety standards by eliminating the use of heat.
With 103 nominations received across 12 industry categories, the number of awards submissions this year was exponentially high, exceeding last year’s previous record-breaking tally by 35%. It was also the first time that the judging panel had to introduce a three-stage voting process due to the volume and quality of the nominations received.
Martin Leeming, CEO of TrakRap, said: “We are delighted to have secured this recognition for our aerosol packaging machine, especially in a year when the competition is so high! ”
“We’re on a mission to massively reduce the cost and carbon footprint of packaging and to do this we used the most innovative technology to design and develop the aerosol machine, utilising a digital twin – a virtual replica of the physical machine – to enable us to test and refine the machine virtually before any physical building work began. The result is a system that protects the aerosol, safeguards the user and helps manufacturers and retailers to significantly reduce their carbon footprint.”