The Institute of Packaging Professionals celebrates innovation in packaging design each year with its AmeriStar Award program. Each year competition is fierce, and the winners reflect the pinnacle of packaging ingenuity.
This year, a panel of judges (including Packaging Digest Executive Editor Lisa McTigue Pierce) convened to review more than 50 packages in 17 different categories. The top three honorees are:
• Best in Show—The Estee Lauder Companies’ Clinique iD dual-pump package combined two products in one package—a hydration base and a specialty booster serum. Consumers dispense both formulas with one press of the actuator.
• Design Excellence—Owens-Illinois Inc.’s O-I: EXPRESSIONS imaging technique uses direct-to-glass digital printing to decorate glass bottles. The RELIEF version creates tactile effects on glass bottles and packaging.
• Sustainable Packaging—Sherwin Williams’ Krylon Industrial Quik-Tap aerosol package separates the valve and actuator from the aerosol can to help reduce hazardous waste and improve recyclability.
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