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IoPP announces AmeriStar 2013 award winners


The Institute of Packaging Professional's AmeriStar Package Awards Competition is considered North America's most prestigious packaging awards competition. Judges evaluated and analyzed packages from 15 categories at IoPP headquarters in Naperville, IL, on Apr. 23, 2013. For the first time, Student AmeriStar entries were judged virtually by another panel of judges from across the country.

Top AmeriStar winners included the Best of Show Award, the Sustainability Award and, the Design Excellence Award for high quality structural and graphic design.

Judging was based on package innovation, sustainability, protection, economics, performance and marketing.

Winning packages will be honored at the AmeriStar and Visionary Awards Ceremony, taking place Wed., June 19, 2013, at EastPack in Philadelphia. Register to attend here.




Clorox Smart Tube technology

Best of Show Award
CATEGORY: Household Products
Package: Clorox SmartTube Technology
Company: The Clorox Co.

Sustainability Award
CATEGORY: Food, Shelf Stable
Package: LittleFoot 100% Compostable Packaging Barrier Product
Company: NewPage Specialty


Design Excellence Award
CATEGORY: Electronics
Package: Microsoft PC Accessory Landscape
Company: Microsoft

AmeriStar winners by Category:


CATEGORY: Beverages, Alcoholic
Package: KeyKeg 20 Slimline with Double Wall Technology
Company: Lightweight Containers


CATEGORY: Beverages, Non-Alcoholic
Package: Pure Leaf Square HF PET Container
Company: PepsiCo


Package: Flexis One Way De-gassing Valve for Coffee Packaging
Company: Avery Dennison


CATEGORY: Drug & Pharmaceutical
Package: Ecoslide-RX
Company: Keystone Folding Box Co.


Package: Syringe Carton for Flu Vaccine
Company: Sanofi Pasteur


CATEGORY: Electronics
Package: Microsoft PC Accessory Landscape
Company: Microsoft

CATEGORY: Food, Refrigerated
Package: Hormel "Project REV Wraps"
Company: Progressive Packaging Inc.

CATEGORY: Food, Shelf Stable
Package: Kashi Post Consumer HDPE Bag
Company: Kellogg Co.

Package: Flat Bottom Pillow Bag
Company: Frito-Lay

Package: Mixed Media Retail Ready Display Case
Company: The Hershey Co.

CATEGORY: Health & Beauty Aids
Package: Aquiesse Candle tin
Company: Planet Canit LLC

Package: Big sexy hair
Company: Viva Healthcare Packaging

Package: AVEDA 100% Post Consumer Recycled HDPE Bottles
Company: Aveda

Package: Gillette Venus & Olay - a Groundbreaking Package Design with a Protective, "Cocooning" Effect
Company: Placon Corp.

CATEGORY: Household Products
Package: Source Reduced UN/CRC Rectangular Line with Hinged Lid
Company: Ropak Packaging

Package: 3M LED Advanced Lighbulb
Company: 3M

Package: Clorox SmartTube Technology
Company: The Clorox Co.

Package: Sherwin-Williams' Dupli-Color Automotive Scratch Fix "All in 1" Package
Company: Sherwin-Williams

CATEGORY: Industrial / Commercial
Package: Modular Intermodal Container Series
Company: NSWC Indian Head Division Detachment Picatinny

Package: Cooper Lighting Lightboard Assembly Handling Tray
Company: Transparent Container Co. Inc.

CATEGORY: Industrial / Commercial
Package: Keystone Trial Kit
Company: Ampac

CATEGORY: Medical Device
Package: Beacon /CardioFocus Balloon Catheter Die Cut Tray
Company: Beacon Converters Inc.

Package: Wright Medical Extremities Clamshell: A Universal Packaging System Design
Company: Placon Corp.

Package: 47-inch Catheter Delivery System Tray
Company: Plastic Ingenuity

Package: TKA Femoral Packaging System
Company: Perfecseal

Package: Mr Lid Containers
Company: Sussex IM

Package: Club Glove Packaging
Company: Display Pack Inc.

Package: Staples' Smart-size Packaging
Company: Staples

CATEGORY: Promotional / Display
Package: Gatorade G Series Perform Sideline Carrier Promotional Pack
Company: PepsiCo

Student AmeriStar Winners
1st Place
CATEGORY: Drug & Pharmaceutical
Package: Easy Roll Band-Aids
School: Cal Poly State University

2nd Place
CATEGORY: Cosmetics
Package: Innovative Powdered Makeup Container
School: Cal Poly State University

3rd Place
CATEGORY: Health & Beauty Aids
Package: CHAPBOSS - Lip Balm
School: University of Wisconsin - Stout

Student AmeriStar Winner Honorable Mentions
CATEGORY: Drug & Pharmaceutical
Package: Diabetic Test Strip Solutions
School: University of Wisconsin - Stout

CATEGORY: Household Products
Package: Divide, Open, Pour and Store: Iams Dog Food Packaging
School: University of Cincinnati

Source: The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)



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