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Packaging innovation awards celebrate excellence: Gallery

P&G Air Assist

Many packaging projects strive for excellence; not all achieve it. Winners of Dow Chemical Co.’s 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation competition occupy the pinnacle of packaging design achievement, with an array of creative solutions to manufacturing and distribution issues and an underlying focus on the consumer’s experience.

(Previously known as the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the competition has a new name thanks to the 2017 merger between Dow and DuPont.)

Many of this year’s winning packages address some combination of sustainability, manufacturing efficiency and package functionality—plus distribution, in this era of ever-expanding ecommerce. Diamond Award winner Procter & Gamble, with Air Assist liquid packaging technology, addressed all those concerns, creating a package that is simultaneously attentive to consumer needs, ecommerce-friendly and madly creative vis-à-vis materials use and structural design.

Selecting from 200-plus entries from 30 countries, the judges also chose nine Diamond Finalist winners, eight Gold Award winners and 11 Silver Award winners.

Click Start Slideshow to see the Diamond Award winner, the Diamond Finalist Award winners and the Gold Award winners. To read about and see photos of the 11 Silver Award winners, click here.


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