Quinn Packaging scooped two awards at the recent Cavan Business and Tourism Awards, including the coveted Best Overall Business Award. The company were also successful in the Most Innovative Business Award category, marking a very successful night for the Quinn Packaging team.
The double award celebration was in a large part thanks to the new innovative products Quinn Packaging have developed this year, Detecta by Quinn and Signum by Quinn. Both products have been designed to increase the recyclability of plastic food packaging products, and Quinn have achieved international recognition for the achievement.
The Cavan Business and Tourism Awards, now in their 8th year, were held in the Slieve Russell Hotel on 18th October and had a record 46 shortlisted businesses across 12 categories. The Awards celebrate the many highlights and achievements of businesses in the region and recognise the contribution successful local businesses make to the community.
Speaking of the awards success, Quinn Packaging’s General Manager, Mark McKenna, commented,
“We’re very pleased to receive the awards for most innovative business and best overall business. It is a great achievement to have our successes and innovation recognised in the local area and it is testimony to the hard work of the team we have here at Quinn Packaging.
We’ve had a very busy year with the development of our two new products, Detecta by Quinn and Signum by Quinn, and the response to the work we’re doing to improve the recyclability of plastic packaging has been extremely positive within our industry and beyond.”
Detecta by Quinn is a uniquely formulated black PET food tray which is fully recyclable, developed by Quinn Packaging to address the issues with recycling black plastics. The new product, launched in February 2019, provides the first real possibility of a circular economy for black plastic packaging.
This innovation was closely followed by the development of Signum by Quinn in early September following a landmark court ruling to overturn two patents and pave the way for Quinn’s newest product. Signum by Quinn is a mono material packaging product which provides a true circular economy solution as the products can be fully recycled back into clear PET food packaging products.
Both innovations have received widespread international attention within the packaging and plastics industries, and have seen Quinn Packaging shortlisted for a number of prestigious national and international awards.