Silver award for TrakRap innovation

Sustainable packaging specialist TrakRap earned a Silver Star for engineering innovation at the Starpack industry awards.

The Skelmersdale company was recognised for its TrakRap Packaging System, a sustainable stretch wrapping system that produces entirely recyclable secondary packaging solutions for food and drink manufacturers supplying UK retailers and supermarkets and enables them to reduce their carbon footprint.

Starpack judges praised the system’s environmentally friendly credentials, which include the ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage by as much as 90 per cent and materials usage by as much as 70 per cent.

They were also impressed by its fast operating speeds, which enable the system to wrap as many as 50 packs per minute – more than the industry average.

Martin Leeming, CEO of TrakRap, said: “Winning any award is special but we’re over the moon to have received an Engineering Innovation award from Starpack, which is among the most respected institutions in the packaging industry.

We’re especially pleased that the award recognises the low carbon benefits

“Creating packaging solutions that have a lower impact on the environment is what drives us, so we’re especially pleased that the award recognises the low carbon benefits the TrakRap system delivers and further enhances our reputation as a leader in the field of sustainable secondary packaging in the UK."