9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

By Rick Lingle in Packaging Design on September 25, 2019

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world.


One of the premier annual global packaging competition programs is the Packaging Innovation Awards that honor innovations in packaging design, materials, technology and processes across the entire packaging value chain. Originated by DuPont, the awards program that has been continued by Dow (Midland, MI) was open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers worldwide.

The 2019 Packaging Award Winners were chosen among nearly 250 submissions from more than 30 countries by an independent judging panel. Packaging Digest presents nine food or beverage packaging innovations that were recognized with Diamond, Diamond Runner up and Gold awards.

The Diamond Award winner (shown above) went to Dai Nippon Printing Co. (Tokyo), Ltd. for the DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle. The company designed the DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle to deliver the functionality of glass without the drawbacks of breakability, costly shipping, and recycling contamination. The DNP bottle is lightweight, recyclable, and virtually unbreakable, all with a glass-like luxury look. In addition to obtaining a unique appearance, this bottle can also be provided with an oxygen barrier, because the film and PET are in close contact with each other in a peelable state.

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Rick Lingle

Rick Lingle is senior technical editor of Packaging Digest. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.

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