Our high-efficiency fiber packaging technology have been awarded the 2023 German Packaging Award.
We have not just received one, but two prestigious accolades: the German Packaging Award 2023 thanks to its fiber-packaging machine KFT 90 as Advanced Version, which was further honored with the Gold Award for particularly groundbreaking innovation among the winners, and the Silver EcoVadis Medal for our commitment to sustainability.
The independent jury of the German Packaging Award 2023 has recently announced the winners of the German Packaging Award - Europe’s largest showcase for packaging achievements, which boasts a remarkable six-decade legacy. Among the 34 innovations from England, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria that triumphed in this cross-material showcase organized by the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V.), Kiefel's NATUREFORMER KFT 90 as Advanced Version received an award in the Packaging Machines Category. During the German Packaging Award Ceremony, celebrated on September 13 in Berlin, the NATUREFORMER KFT 90 as Advanced Version also received the Gold Award, a special acknowledgement that honours the most pioneering innovations among the award recipients. Cornelia Frank, Global Director of Fiber Packaging division, and Janna Dautel, Head of the Marketing and Communications department at Kiefel, were delighted to accept the awards.
This recognition emphasizes our commitment to expanding our product range towards natural fiber-based materials while showcasing exceptional technological advancements. Our winning entry earned praise from the panel of judges for its cutting-edge technology coupled with quality features and current technical processes aimed at providing holistic solutions for natural fiber-based packaging requirements.
“We are very grateful to receive such an honor, which further motivates us toward delivering innovative technology that meets the changing demands of customers in diverse industries globally,” mentions Cornelia Frank, Global Director of Fiber Packaging division.
The Advanced Version of the NATUREFORMER KFT 90 includes a range of innovative features that increase productivity and offer higher output due to cycle times reduced by up to a remarkable 30%. In addition, its temperature controller guarantees optimal process reliability and grants complete control over all aspects of operation. Its optimized HMI interface streamlines machine usage, facilitating immediate production of high-quality parts without any warm-up period. Furthermore, customers can anticipate higher profits due to an advanced molding process that reduces weight inconsistencies while increasing quality of parts.