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CPL has received numerous packaging awards over the decades the company has been in business. Recent awards which affirm the company’s ability to meet regional and global quality standards as well as innovative and exciting products are:

2017 SADC Quality Awards
Winner of the Best Product Small to Medium Enterprise

2016 SAZ National Annual Quality Awards
Winner of the Best Product Small to Medium Enterprise

2010 South Africa FIMA Golden Roll Awards
CPL was the first Zimbabwean packaging company to win the Gold Trophy on the out of Africa Category at the inaugural FIMA Golden Roll Awards in this premier packaging competition which awards companies for the innovative use of Bopp films.
Product: Willard’sThings, Cairns Foods Zimbabwe
Material: FIMA Clear BOPP 20um laminated to Metalized BOPP 20um
Print medium: High fidelity process Flexographic

Product: Probrands Candles, Probrands Zimbabwe
Material: FIMA White Opaque BOPP 30um

Print medium: Spot Line Flexographic Surface Print.
Accolade: Moving the pack from traditional paper packaging to a flexible white opaque Bopp pack which reduced the cost of the packaging tremendously as well as improved appearance on the shelf resulted in Probrands becoming the leader in this new pack presentation and CPL being the first Zimbabwean supplier of the same. The first company to offer packaging for candles in white Bopp material

2000 Exxon Mobil Plastics Europe, OPPack Award
Product: Charm, Olivine Industries Zimbabwe
Material: Mobil, White BOPP, Oppalyte 42MH648. One side Acrylic coated one side Low Temperature Sealing coated
Print medium: High fidelity process Flexographic
Accolade: Replacing traditional paper wrapping with Oppalyte film selected for easy machinability, improved speed on the packaging machine, stiffness, odour barrier, perfect optical properties and overall clean glossy design.

1999 South Africa Gold Pack Awards
Previous recognition in 1997 and pride in quality led to continuous outstanding work and once again the company received awards at the next Gold Pack Awards.
These comprised of three awards for flexographically printed Lobels Biscuit packs Chocolate Digestive and Zebra as well as Nestle Zimbabwe Cerelac 100g pack

1997 South Africa Gold Pack Awards 
CPL was the first Zimbabwean packaging company to win Gold Pack Awards in this premier packaging competition.
Product: Kentucky Cookies, Lobel Biscuits Zimbabwe
Material: Trespaphan, Clear BOPP 20um laminated to White BOPP 28um
Print medium: High fidelity process Flexographic
Accolade: Using flexographic printing close to gravure quality while remaining economical and facilitating the penetration of sophisticated export market by Lobel Biscuits. The previous high costs of gravure cylinders inhibited short runs for the biscuit pack

Product: Cold Power, Colgate Palmolive Zimbabwe PICTURE
Material: Trespaphan, Clear BOPP 20um laminated to White Polyethylene
Print medium: High fidelity process Flexographic
Accolade: Quality, high gloss flexographic print providing excellent market appeal. Moving the pack from traditional cardboard box to flexible laminated pack which maintained barrier properties, reduced pack cost, improved filling efficiency and resulted in Colgate Palmolive becoming the Zimbabwean market leader in this new pack presentation and CPL the first Zimbabwean supplier of the pack.