At the ceremony of the World Packaging Association during this year’s Interpack exhibition in Düsseldorf, Promens MHP received a World Star Award. This global prize for packaging excellence has been granted to Promens for the innovative Drumtainer.

Based on requirements from the market, Promens MHP developed a new product which meets two major requirements: making drums easier to handle and at the same time add the benefit of integrated spill containment.

Research in the market involved the extensive mapping of the usage of drums and the handling of drums so far. Interviews with major users such as producers and users of detergents resulted in detailed customer needs.

A first prototype was created and presented to market participants. After extensive testing, moulds were made and parts ordered. In 2010 the product was first shown on exhibitions and introduced to major players. The Drumtainer was also nominated for the Dutch Packaging Innovation Award Gouden Noot the same year.

Finally, the worldwide innovation award for innovative packaging WorldStar was granted to Promens for the Drumtainer and handed over at the World Packaging Ceremony, which took place during the Interpack in Düsseldorf on May 17th.

Since 2004 Promens MHP has received four WorldStar Awards, two Dutch Gouden Noot Awards and the ScanStar.