FPA 2017 Achievement Awards

2017 Achievement Awards
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The 2017 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards feature advanced enhancements in flexible packaging excellence, printing achievement, technical innovation, and environmental and sustainability achievement. Entries that are considered included a variety of flexible materials, such as paper, plastic, film and aluminum foil.

 

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Hunt’s Recipe Ready Tomato Paste Pouch

Highest Achievement Award

Gold—Extending the Use of Flexible Packaging, Packaging Excellence, Sustainability

Silver—Printing and Shelf Impact

Submitted by: Bemis Company Inc.

Hunt’s Recipe Ready pouches create a fresh take on the ubiquitous 6-oz. tomato paste can. The new tomato paste in a pouch delivers unprecedented convenience with mess-free pre-measured 2-tbsp. portions. Consumers tear, dispense and toss, with no excess waste.

 

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Amcor’s Fortis

Gold Achievement Award

Gold—Technical Innovation

Submitted by: Amcor Flexibles

Amcor’s Fortis is a patent-pending Medical Breather Bag used for items sterilized prior to use in operating rooms and other medical settings. Both the material and the bag design of Fortis result in a stronger, more abuse resistant, cleaner package.

 

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Cape Cod Bags of Cash Promo Package

Gold Achievement Award

Gold—Printing and Shelf Impact

Submitted by: Printpack

Cape Cod rolled out a recent Bags of Cash sweepstakes with a chance in bag graphics. The typical Cape Cod bag features its kettle cooked chips front and center, but for this promotion, the company filled the bottom half of the bag with a gold, metallic money pouch and U.S. dollars.

 

shampoo

Clinic Plus Strong & Long Health Shampoo

Gold Achievement Award

Gold—Sustainability

Silver—Extending the Use of Flexible Packaging

Submitted by: Paharpur 3P

The package gives the user the feel of using a bottle because of its shape and similarity to the existing bottle. As a cost-effective option, this pack helps the brand/product reach to the rural areas of India. This stand-up pouch also helps in better utilization of space during transportation and in market shelf display.

 

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Nudges Grillers Dog Treats, 5 oz.

Gold Achievement Award

Gold—Printing and Shelf Impact

Submitted by: American Packaging Corporation

The Nudges stand-up pouch features high definition flexo printing to enhance its realistic graphics. The high-end printing captures the finest detail and a clear product window is used to showcase the product inside. Soothing outdoor colors and a well-groomed dog easily stir up an emotional connection with pet owners.

 

shaker bag

Shaker Bag

Gold Achievement Award

Gold—Extending the Use of Flexible Packaging

Gold—Packaging Excellence

Submitted by: Precision Color Graphics Technology Ltd. & Specialty Packaging Technologies, Inc.

The Shaker Bag is an advanced distribution tool for the precise application of granular products. It features an internal metering gusset, recloseable zipper and heavy duty handle.

 

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Waterless Internet Flower Packaging

Gold Achievement Award

Gold—Extending the Use of Flexible Packaging

Gold—Technical Innovation

Silver—Packaging Excellence

Silver—Sustainability

Submitted by: Flex Films Inc.

Flexfresh is biodegradable film that maintains the hydration of flowers using a closed loop system. Flowers are put to slow respiration mode for preventing excess oxidation and spoilage. The flowers can go without water for five days, and once the package is received by the customer and opened, the bouquet remains fresh in a vase for at least a guaranteed seven days.

 

banquet

Banquet Dino-Shaped Chicken Nuggets

Silver Achievement Award

Silver—Printing and Shelf Impact

Submitted by: American Packaging Corporation

This difficult print required multiple vignettes and gradations to achieve the background and continuous tone seen throughout the package. A flexographic HD plate and printing process was used to achieve the detailed contrast of the featured food to the Disney Pixar’s graphics.

 

bucket

CAF’s “ORUS” Squeegee Bucket Solution “Box Pouch”—5.25 lb.

Silver Achievement Awards

Silver—Sustainability

Submitted by: Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC.

CAF’s “ORUS” Squeegee Bucket Solution concentrate in a 5.25 lb. “Box Pouch” created transformational results for both the marketer and the environment. Relative to alternative competitive approaches that produce and ship pre-mixed liquids in blow-molded gallon jugs, CAF’s concentrate in a unique pouch, mixed at point-of-use, offers stunning financial results and environmental benefits for sustainability.

 

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Cryovac Sealappeal OSF AW Ovenable Bag for Whole Bird

Silver Achievement Awards

Silver—Technical Innovation

Submitted by: Sealed Air Corporation

The Cryovac Sealappeal OSF AW Film protects fresh poultry in a hermetic, leak-proof pack from factory to fork. Designed specifically for safety and convenience, it goes straight from the retail counter to the consumer oven, eliminating raw poultry manual handling, reducing risk of cross-contamination and contributing to health protection.

 

formfoil

FormFoil Lite Suture Package

Silver Achievement Award

Silver—Packaging Excellence

Silver—Sustainability

Submitted by: Rollprint Packaging Products

Coupled with AllegroB peelable sealant, the end result is a material that maintains robust formability, reduces consumption of natural resources, provides significant reduction in costs and enhances the user experience.

 

gather

Gather Free Acres Adult Canine Diet, 6 lb.

Silver Achievement Award

Silver—Printing and Shelf Impact

Submitted by: Peel Plastic Products

This package is a flat bottom pouch style package with Velcro re-closure option utilizing a bio-based LLDPE sealant layer. The package received a USDA certified bio-based product designation though the use of sugar can plant-based LLDPE structure, resulting in an overall 30% bio-based carbon plant packaging material.

 

totinos

General Mills Totino’s Pizza Overwrap

Silver Achievement Awards

Silver—Extending for Use of Flexible Packaging

Silver—Sustainability

Submitted by: PrintPack

With the transition into flexible packaging, the new Totino’s Party Pizza package eliminates the need for the shrink film/carton combination in which the product was originally packaged. This is the first flow wrap package in the pizza category. It was developed in order to focus on sustainability, transportation costs, and consumer convenience.

 

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Hershey’s Twizzlers with FreshPak Resealable

Silver Achievement Awards

Silver—Technical Innovation

Submitted by: Sealstrip Corporation

Hershey replaced the zipper on their Twizzlers 2-lb. bag with Sealstrip’s FreshPak feature; resulting in a 43% packaging film reduction, and the first use of a completely FDA direct food contact compliant, resealable pressure sensitive adhesive feature for flexible packaging. The new resealable design provides more consistent opening, easier resealing, 100% access for product removal, and can be produced on existing horizontal flow-wrappers using less energy than a zipper applicator while maximizing line speeds.

 

showpack

Hth Showpack

Silver Achievement Awards

Silver—Extending the Use of Flexible Packaging

Submitted by: Printpack

This package is a conversion from a corrugated box to a flexible flat bottom bag. Lonza chose flexible packaging for two reasons —first, it was found that their cardboard boxes would deteriorate over time, requiring the product to be repackaged, and second, they wanted to stand out on the shelf with distinctive and unique packaging. This pool chemical package is an example of a successful, non-food conversion to flexible in a market that is dominated by cartons and plastic containers.

 

patch

NFI/UPM Pharmaceuticals’ Lidocare Pain Relief Patch Pouch

Silver Achievement Awards

Silver—Technical Innovation

Submitted by: Bemis Healthcare Packaging

The high barrier foil lamination used for packaging NFI/UPM Pharmaceuticals’ Lidocare 4% Lidocaine Pain Relief Patch was developed and manufactured by Bemis Healthcare Packaging utilizing CXB sealant. Bemis’s CXB sealant has superior barrier and permeation performance compared to other polymer sealants. CXB sealant in this foil lamination provides low drug uptake and high barrier properties which is critical for the packaging of lidocaine patches.

 

redken

Redken Heatcure At-Home Self-Heating Mask

Silver Achievement Awards

Silver—Technical Innovation

Submitted by: Printpack

Redken Heatcure is a novel package incorporating an air-activated heater affixed to a hair mask sachet to provide safe, convenient heating of the product at time of use. Printpack’s Reseal-it technology provides a consistent, easy-to-use means of activating the heater, and Printpack’s high-barrier metallized lamination provides superior protection for long heater shelf life.

 

smartmix

Smart Mix Pro

Silver Achievement Awards

Silver—Sustainability

Submitted by:
Sealed Air Corporation, Diversey Care

The objective was to ship a chemical concentrate versus product that is 90% water, utilize a film package versus a plastic bottle, and provide the customer a safe and accurate mixing method. The challenge was to identify a film that could hold various aggressive chemicals. One pouch package equals 4-quart spray bottles of ready-to-use product. The result is significant reduction in material, cost, and carbon footprint.

 

sbucks

Starbucks Coffee - Mexico Chiapas

Silver Achievement Awards

Silver—Printing and Shelf Impact

Submitted by: PrintPack

Chiapas is a limited-edition coffee offering from Starbucks. Chiapas coffee is grown in the mountains of Mexico’s Sierra Madre de Chiapas, which is home to a diverse variety of wildlife, including tapirs, quetzals, and the occasional jaguar. To represent the region, Starbucks chose the jaguar to star on this beautiful, eye-catching package which is a rotogravure printed 4-ply laminate with spot matte lacquer.