Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc. announced that it has won the 2024 WorldStar Award for its innovations in packaging for its color A4 printer devices. Organized by the World Packaging Organization, the WorldStar Global Packaging Awards is the largest contest in the global packaging industry.
For over 20 years, Kyocera, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, has developed printers and MFPs with long-life parts and low-waste solutions, minimizing the number of consumable parts that must be discarded after use. The organization has also made efforts to use environmentally friendly packaging by replacing plastic packaging with pulp molds and corrugated cardboard made from recycled paper.
Kyocera has won the 2024 WorldStar Award for “Paper packaging with improved repetitive cushioning performance.” This is a crowning achievement for Kyocera’s efforts to replace plastic foam cushioning materials with paper cushioning materials for the packaging of its MFP and printers.
While multiple impacts can reduce the effectiveness of paper cushioning materials, Kyocera’s packaging solution uses a support shape for its pulp mold and corrugated cushioning material to prevent collapse and breakage. Damage upon impact was reduced by up to 61% during tests.
“Returning to the podium to receive this sustainability award once again is extremely gratifying for our entire organization,” says Óscar Sánchez, president and CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. “This recognition is yet another expression of Kyocera’s management philosophy, which says innovation and sustainability are intrinsically linked. It’s becoming increasingly clear that a serious commitment to sustainability is necessary for continual success, which is why I am so optimistic about our future.”
About Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc.
Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organizations put knowledge to work to drive change.