IdeasXMunken gewinnt den Golden Pixel Award!

18.11.2019 Polo AG and Arctic Paper win Golden Pixel Award for Munken X Ideas

Am 14. November 2019 wurde dem Arctic Paper Team Österreich und CEE (Zentral- und Ost-Europa) zusammen mit dem Designer „Der Oberhammer“ der Golden Pixel Award in der Kategorie Verpackungen verliehen!

“Der Oberhammer” ist ein kleines Team in Tirol in Österreich, welches sich auf grafisches Design und Produktdesign spezialisiert.

Get your ideas down on Munken! (Bringe deine Ideen auf Munken zu Papier!) Dieses Produkt besteht aus acht verschiedenen Arten von Munken Papier, enthält Zitate von Künstlern, Lasergravuren in der hölzernen Basis und ganz viel Liebe zum Papier.

Arctic Paper Munken

Munken Papiere werden von unserem Partner Arctic Paper produziert. Es handelt sich um qualitativ hochwertige ungestrichene Papiere, die ebenfalls in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit und natürlichem Anblick punkten.

Munken Polar, Rough, White, Crystal, Cream und viele weitere sind Teil des Portfolios. Sie sind noch dazu von den folgenden Standards zertifiziert:

  • EU Ecolabel
  • FSC® FSC-C020637
  • PEFC™ PEFC/05-33-99


Golden Pixel Award

Der Golden Pixel Award beurteilt neue und innovative Druckprojekte aus ganz Österreich. Die Beurteilung erfolgt auf Basis der Idee, der Qualität und der Nachhaltigkeit des Produkts.

Dieses Jahr wurde der Preis zum 19. Mal verliehen. Es gibt 16 Kategorien zur Teilnahme. Diese Preisverleihung ist einmalig, da nicht nur das fertige Produkt bewertet wird, sondern der gesamte Produktionsprozess.

Vielen Dank an deroberhammer für das Konzept, die Umsetzung und Produktion dieses Werks. Besuchen Sie für weitere coole Projekte.

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Fiber-based packaging solutions @ Rosupack 2019

Rosupack News Fair 2019 Polo AG Russia

On 19.06.2019 we had the pleasure to present a new packaging solution for the packaging industry at the RosUpack 2019 exhibition in Moscow, the largest event for this industry in Russia.

During their presentation on „Paper as a functional material for flexible packaging – the trend of the future”, our Russian Sales Manager for paper, Konstantin Zobkov, and our Vice President, Wilhelm Massegg, together with Yevgen Zolotkovski, Sales Director for flexible paper at our principal Koehler Paper Group, underlined the advantages of paper compared to plastic for the packaging industry.

Paper is one of the most important sustainable packaging materials which in the very near future could be integrated in a closed recycle process, by using secondary fibers in the production of corrugated packaging, cardboard packaging and hygienic paper. One of the advantages of using paper and cardboard is lower licensing  fees for companies in different industries.

Besides all advantages for businesses, during their presentation our three experts pointed out that from an economic point of view, consumers perceive paper as the most environmentally friendly material which stimulates sales and leads to a higher income.

For Polo and Koehler Paper Group it was an interesting experience and a great opportunity to present a new solution for the packaging industry. We are looking forward to successful future presentations of this new solution!

Smart Robotics are Changing the Packaging Game

Smart Robotics’ solutions are Smart, Safe & Simple. Because of their Smart Software, these robots can easily adjust themselves to a new task or changes in the environment or product range, needing only minimal instructions from an employee.

Besides, working with robots ensures a safe cooperation between people and robots. With their user-friendly interface and their self-correcting abilities, robots are easy to use. Everyone can work with these robots.

Check out the Smart Palletizer® – the robot used at the end of the line for flexible palletization of products.

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Introducing Kotkamills AEGLE® Barrier Plus

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Kotkamills’ family of AEGLE® consumer boards is complemented by the freshest member of the family. AEGLE® Barrier Plus promotes the wider use of non-plastic packaging solutions. Easily recyclable AEGLE® Barrier Plus packaging board is especially suited for packaging greasy food, sandwiches, bakery products and frozen foods.

The packaging industry is one of the key players in preventing litter ending up in the oceans and nature. Traditionally, packaging industry uses plastic barrier layer on packaging board in order to prevent grease and fluids from absorbing into the packaging material. Alternatively, organic fluorochemicals can be used as grease barriers but they might be harmful for the health. Degradation of plastic can take up to hundreds of years in natural conditions which means they are a burden for the environment for a long time, even ending up in the food chain.

Kotkamills AEGLE® products do not contain plastic, harmful fluorochemicals or waxes. The barrier layer of AEGLE® consumer boards is a water-based polymer dispersion which enables easy recycling since no plastic needs to separated from the wood fibre. AEGLE® products can be recycled with normal paper and board waste. Easy recyclability guarantees the precious material to remain in circular economy.

“AEGLE® consumer board family got its first family member as AEGLE® Barrier Light was launched this spring. We are proud to announce that the product family is now one family member richer. Our plastic-free packaging boards answer to a number of societal challenges, for example preserving the precious materials in circular economy and the prevention of added litter in the environment.”

Kotkamills CEO Markku Hämäläinen states.

“Food industry demands packaging solutions now and in the future. Our job is to create sustainable solutions that offer consumers a pro-environment choice with small everyday choices. Conscious consumers chooses a solution that is sustainable and better for the environment when it is made easy to access and use.”

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Polo will represent Kotkamills’ Consumer Board Product Range

Polo Handels AG will represent Kotkamills’ Consumer Board Product Range in Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Polo has operated in the paper, cardboard and packaging industry since 1989.

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Hainburgerstrasse 34 A , 1030 Vienna

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