GREENFILL3D, a Polish startup creating innovative biomaterials (based on wheat bran and other materials) for 3D printing, has won the ‘ECOinvestor 2022 in the Food Industry’ award. The competition is organized by BIKOTECH – the publisher of AGRO Industry and Nowości Handlowe magazines, as well as the organizer of the most important conferences for the Polish food industry. The award was given for the ECO POS project created by GREENFILL3D for the MASPEX Group, which was made using wheat bran-based 3D printing technology – the wheat bran being a by-product of the production of Lubella pasta.
This year’s ECOinvestor awards were presented during the Polish Beverage Congress 2022 – the largest event for beverage producers, which was held under the aegis of Coca-Cola HBC Poland. The competition itself was organized under the patronage of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.
Competition “ECOinvestor in the food industry” has been taking place since 2016. The goals of the competition are, among others, to emphasize the social responsibility of the food industry, promote environmentally friendly technologies, reduce negative impacts, distinguish the most interesting environmental projects implemented in the food industry, and popularize the best available practices related to energy efficiency.
Participation in the competition is free, and entries are assessed by independent, unrelated experts. This year, the chairman of the jury was professor habilitated doctor Janusz Wojdalski. The group of experts consisted of professor habilitated doctor Roman Niżnikowski, habilitated doctor engineer Bogdan Dróżdż, and doctor engineer Lech Maryniak.
It is not the only distinction the company has received recently. On September 14-15 in Warsaw, Poland, during the annual Marketing Festival, another edition of the POS STARS competition was held, where the best advertising stands of the year were assessed. The distinction was awarded to the stand of Lubella (a brand owned by MASPEX Group), where the key element was the ECO POS made by GREENFILL3D.
In recent days, GREENFILL3D also participated in the prestigious conference “INSUMMIT conference – Festival of Insights and Innovations”, where, during the ‘GREENSPIRATIONS’ panel, representatives of the company talked about the production technology of bioplastics based on natural materials and ways these can be practically used for 3D printing.