10 impactful and efficient flexible packages win gold awards: Page 7 of 10

Lisa Pierce in Flexible Packaging on March 16, 2018

7. Mentos mints get bowled over by this efficient pack

Extremely cube efficient for shipping and storage, the lightweight rectangular PrimaPak Share-A-Bowl package for Perfetti Van Melle’s Mentos mints is made on a modified vertical form-fill-seal machine from a single roll of film. This enables Perfetti Van Melle to cost effectively enter the bulk individually wrapped candy/mint category without the costly capital equipment expenditures associated with rigid container packaging lines.

The Mentos PrimaPak proprietary structure has a built-in peel-and-reseal lid, making it easy for consumers to access the product and then close up the package until the next consumption occasion. The unique structure also adds stability to the flexible package for a better user experience.

With six flat panels, the retail-ready stackable pack provides plenty of merchandising options and increases shelf utilization by up to 30%, which minimizes out-of-stock situations and labor for in-store restocking.

Sonoco Flexible Packaging earned three awards for this development: Gold Award for Packaging Excellence; Silver Award for Technical Innovation; and Silver Award for Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging.

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