Bangalore, 13th june, 2009 on the occasion of its silver jubilee celebrations, plastic packaging major, manjushree technopack, announced the winners of &lsquothe manjushree awards for innovation and excellence&rsquo, at a grand ceremony, in bangalore, today. Each award winner carried home a cash prize, citation and a commemorative plaque. The awards for plastic waste disposal and recycling was presented to kk plastic waste management pvt ltd, bangalore, for their product, k.k.poly blend, a polymer blend made out of littered plastic bags, pet bottles and thin film grade plastics. The award for conservation of energy & ecology in plastics was given to asb international pvt. Ltd, thane for their machines, that helps reduce power consumption by 40 and also has the capability to use recycled material. The award for the fastest growing enterprise in plastic packaging was presented to essel propack ltd. Mumbai, a us 300 million company that has registered a growth of more than 100 in the last 4 years. The award for best design using plastic, went to safepack industries ltd, pune, for their pathbreaking solution for packaging metal, using plastics. The award for outstanding individual contribution was presented to mr. J.r. Shah, director, jayvee organics, an industry veteran with more than 45 years experience in the industry. Speaking on the occasion, vimal kedia, managing director, manjushree technopack, said, &ldquowe are delighted by the response received for the first manjushree awards for innovation and excellence. The quality of entries received and the stature of the jury and the award winners &ndash ranging from an essel propack to a kk plastic is an indication of the talent available in the plastics and packaging industry. We are proud to have played a small part in identifying and promoting innovation and excellence in the industry. The awards will be a regular biannual event in the industry calendar.&rdquo the award jury consisted of eminent figures from the plastics and packaging arena mr. P. Dasgupta, packaging head, hindustan unilever limited, bangalore mr. Hariram thakkar of indian plastics institute and mr. E.k. Kumar, head materials of tata tea limited. Entries were open to plastic and packaging companies, individuals and entrepreneurs. Among the dignitaries present at the awards function were ramesh chauhan, chairman, bisleri international christian krautkramer, technical director, bericap, germany yogesh bellani, business head, delmonte foods and subba bangera, managing director, sidel, india.