Detmold aces packaging design awards

Australian owned and operated, global packaging company, Detmold Packaging has proven it is at the cutting edge of innovation at design and print in the packaging world, recently winning five nationally recognised awards.

Detmold’s investment in innovation and design for packaging is both deliberate and substantial and this is evident through LaunchPad.  LaunchPad is the Detmold Group’s innovative centre for research and development, concept creation and rapid prototyping and there are studios both in Australia and China.

The first accolade was the 2015 Good Design Award for Detmold’s innovative creation of the Qantas dinner box.  This product is Australia’s first ovenable board carton that is specially designed to hold pre-cooked meals which are then baked onboard. 

The dinner box was created by Detmold LaunchPad’s Industrial Designer and Young Australian Designer of the Year 2014, Max Hughes as well as Detmold LaunchPad’s Group Product Manager, Andrew Good.

The duo designed this award-winning piece to reduce the packaging of in-flight meals, enhance portion sizes and create efficiency in serving guests for QANTAS. 

The Australian Packaging Covenant presented Detmold with the overall Sustainable Design Award (KPI 1) in 2015. This award recognises the outstanding performer amongst brand owners and packaging manufacturers in designing packaging that achieves significant sustainability improvements. 

Detmold’s entry into the 2015 National Print Awards, led to three awards.   A gold medal was awarded for the Chandler’s Pet Litter bag in the Wide Format, Flexible Substrate Division and a bronze for the same product in the packaging category.  The high quality print was achieved on the technically challenging brown kraft material. 

A further bronze medal was awarded in the Wide Format, Flexible Substrate Division for the White Wings Heritage Flour design.