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FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ASSN 2013 SILVER AWARD WINNERS


 

Here are short descriptions of the Silver Award winners in the Flexible Packaging Assn.'s 2013 Flexible Packaging Achievement awards competition. Click here to return to main article.


• Dent Resistant - Compact Formpack
Manufacturer: Amcor Flexibles
Award: Silver - Technical Innovation
Package Description: Amcor's newest Formpack can be inserted without denting into an overpack designed for child resistance or adherence/compliance packaged medications. Improved forming properties allow a deep draw without fracturing and a 10 - 20% decrease in individual cavity width / length. This results in up to a 10% reduction in the overall package size. Amcor's Dent Resistant - Compact Formpack extends the use of flexible packaging to medications that are improving healthcare while containing costs.


• Campbell's Skillet Sauces
Manufacturer: Ampac
Award: Silver - Packaging Excellence
Package Description: The Campbell's Skillet Sauces line uses a new format, shaped stand up pouch, in a category that is traditionally packaged in glass jars or aluminum cans. The stand-up pouch is a rotogravure printed pouch utilizing a pattern matte varish to highlight the graphics and coupled with the shaped, non-rocking bottom, creates enhanced shelf appeal. This package includes a layer of linear tear film that gives the consumer the best experience possible and clear gusset to give the consumer a window to see the product while in the package.


• gDiapers Biodegradable Wipes
Manufacturer: Berry Plastics Corporation
Award: Silver - Packaging Excellence
Package Description: The gDiapers Biodegradable Wipes includes the Rigid Lens II closure, which encompasses the benefits of both traditional peel ‘n reseal labels and molded fitments. Packaging high stack count wet wipes in a flexible package with a Rigid Lens II closure alleviates the need for using molded fitments, canisters, and tubs. High quality graphics can be printed directly on the RLII to compliment the respective graphics on the flexible film. This technology and package format can be run on existing equipment for wet wipes, and leaves behind a much smaller carbon footprint versus alternative packaging formats for high stack count wipes.


• CBI Coelho Smart Wheat
Manufacturer: Berry Plastics Corporation
Award: Silver - Printing Achievement
Package Description: The CBI Coelho Smart Wheat package uses HD Flexo imaging for more detail and much sharper imagery. New printing technology combining era metallic and pearlescent inks provide a high impact package and eye catching design that will differentiate this product from the competition.


• Easy Peel Lidding for High Pressure Pasteurization
Manufacturer: Berry Plastics Corporation
Award: Silver - Technical Innovation

Package Description: High pressure pasteurization is a growing trend in the food industry. The abuse of packaging from this technique requires higher performance films to meet standards. Berry Plastics multilayer co-extrusion technology and polymer knowledge provided a solution, bringing a significant improvement to a challenging process. Product benefits include reduced leaker rates, increased production, and assurance of package integrity through distribution and retail. The end consumer enjoys a convenient easy to open package with attractive clarity.


• Simply HeinzTM Single Serve Mayonnaise Sachet
Manufacturer: cei (Coating Excellence International)
Award: Silver - Environmental & Sustainability Achievement
Package Description: The new high barrier Simply HeinzTM Single Serve Mayonnaise Sachet replaces traditional aluminum foil structures, providing cost savings and a more sustainable product. The sachet contains 30% renewable content with its cellophane component.

 

Additionally, incorporating the metalized OPP layer eliminates the need for foil while still providing high barrier and a higher renewable resource content. No solvents are used throughout the entire manufacturing process, avoiding any Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), which are known to harm the environment.


• EZ Open Block-Tite® Bulk Cheese Package
Manufacturer: Curwood, Incorporation - A Bemis Company
Award: Silver - Technical Innovation
Package Description: EZ Open Block-Tite® Bulk Cheese Packaging-featuring EZ Peel opening-adds a new level of safety and convenience to traditional bulk cheese packaging. The easy-open feature incorporates notched grips and an easy-peel back flap, allowing knife-free opening and clean, complete removal of abuse-resistant packaging materials for 40# institutional cheese blocks. Selective positioning of the easy-open feature ensures that EZ Open Block-Tite pouches deliver the fill-stretch, load factors and hermetic barrier critical for long-hold bulk cheeses.


• Bolthouse Farms Shakedowns
Manufacturer: Emerald Packaging Incorporation
Award: Silver - Technical Innovation
Package Description: The Bolthouse Farms Shakedowns package has changed the landscape in the unit level segment of the fresh cut produce market. The interactive nature of the package brings consumers into the role of participant in preparing their vegetables in a simple and fun way. This is done in a single package combining wet and dry products without compromising shelf life of the carrots.


• Nestle Purina ONE Cat
Manufacturer: Exopack, LLC
Award: Silver - Printing Achievement
Package Description: The Nestle Purina ONE cat food bag manufactured by Exopack eliminates the need for a reverse printed PET out layer of film by utilizing a surface printed MET PET layer combined with EB coating. This process provides the customer with a visually appealing metalized package that maintains superior ink protection throughout traditional distribution channels. The elimination of the reverse printed PET layer also allows for reduced costs associated lamination set-up and run-time.


• Crystal Farms Shredded Cheese Stand Up Pouch
Manufacturer: Exopack, LLC
Award: Silver - Environmental & Sustainability Achievement
Package Description: Crystal Farms Shredded Cheese Stand Up Pouch replaces the previous flat bag providing consumer convenience at home. It uses 20 percent less material than the earlier version and features 30 percent less face area which enables retailers to fit more of the product into the space in the dairy case. It also reduces the amount of corrugated required to ship the product leading to fuel savings. The new double zipper improves the closure's performance, which helps protect the cheese inside.


• Lundberg Family Farms Organic and Eco-farmed Rice
Manufacturer: Peel Plastic Products Limited
Award: Silver - Packaging Excellence
Package Description: The Lundberg Family Farms 1LB & 2LB organic and eco-farmed rice flat-bottom pouches are innovative, user-friendly and visually stunning. The flat-bottom pouches have a registered matte / gloss design, are completely air-tight & gas flushable, and have the VELCRO Brand PRESS-LOK closure system. The PRESS-LOK hook-to-hook closure is a truly unique, user-friendly closure. It contains easy alignment that allows the hooks to line-up, securing easy & reliable closure and therefore ultimate consumer convenience.

 

• Walkers Shortbread - Re-Seal It
Manufacturer: Printpack Inc.
Award: Silver - Packaging Excellence
Package Description: The Walkers' mini shortbread 4.4 oz package is the first use of Re-Seal It on a VFFS (vertical form fill seal) application for this innovative recloseable format. Consumers can easily open and reclose the tamper-evident packages, extending the product lifespan and securing Walkers' brand identity longer in the pantry. Printpack's premium print quality and pack form enhance the shelf appeal and excellent display properties of this package.


• SwabCap
Manufacturer: Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.
Award: Silver - Technical Innovation
Package Description: SwabCap is the leading commercially available disinfectant cap designed to cover needleless connectors (e.g. luer access valves) to disinfect and protect them from further contamination. The Allegro B barrier lidding used with the cap ensures that the SwabCap will maintain its efficacy over the two-year shelf life of the product while still allowing nurses easy and reliable access. Use is as simple as peel, twist, protect.


• Chameleon Color-Changing Sealant
Manufacturer: Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.
Award: Silver - Technical Innovation
Package Description: Chameleon Color-Changing Sealant has been engineered to allow a film of one color to transfer a peel indicator of a different color providing a strong visual indication that the package has been opened. The transparent nature of the color application allows the product to be viewed while still in the package. Its advanced technology and unique appearance is a very cost-effective tool in providing brand protection.


• Overprint on Already Printed Package
Manufacturer: Rotoprint Sovrastampa Srl
Award: Silver - Environmental & Sustainability Achievement
Package Description: The overprinting process enables modification to already printed flexible packaging. The unique, patented process offers a range of benefits including reuse of stock material, and updating packaging graphics and text. Overprinting also reduces material scrap to the landfill, resulting in less environmental impact.


• Cryovac Multi-Seal FoldLOK
Manufacturer: Sealed Air Corporation - Cryovac Division
Award: Silver - Packaging Excellence
Package Description: The Cryovac Multi-Seal FoldLOK pouch is the latest innovation in reclosable packaging. A tab located near the top is peeled off to initially open the package. To close, simply fold the top over and press. It is easy to open, dispense and reclose for consumers of all ages. This package reduces leaker rates, uses less material (decreases of at least two inches) than conventional pouches and enables better space utilization in transit and on shelf making it a more sustainable package.

 

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