Dow Chemical’s Awards for Packaging Innovation celebrates the year’s best and brightest achievements in packaging design. Winners typically show an impressive level of creativity, ingenuity and design talent.
This year marks the awards’ 30th year, with the competition drawing more than 200 entries from 30 countries. Judges whittled the nominees down to select nine Diamond Finalist winners, 8 Gold Award Winners and 11 Silver Award winners.
A few packages from the Diamond Finalist winners include:
• Coca-Cola’s Simply Beverages container: The brand reduced the weight of its 89-ounce Simply Beverages juice container by 9% and improved the package’s recyclability by switching to an extrusion blow-molding PET resin that complies with resin identification code #1 (PETE). Coca-Cola partnered with resin supplier Indorama Ventures and converter CKS Packaging on the project.
• Ecologic Brands Inc.’s Seed Phytonutrients paper bottle: This container is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper on the outside, and a 100% post-consumer recycled plastic liner on the inside. Water resistance is achieved by mixing proprietary minerals with the paper fibers and by using heat and pressure to bind the fibers during production of the outer shell.
• Delivering Happiness Ltd.’s flat wine bottle: Designed for the Garcon Wines brand, this 750-mL bottle (made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET) fits through residential mail slots.
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