Flexible Packaging Award Winners Announced
LINTHICUM, MD.—The winning entries of the Flexible Packaging Association’s 57th annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards feature innovative enhancements that integrate consumer trends and needs with technical advancements in materials, graphics, structure, and sustainability to produce outstanding flexible packaging solutions.
In all, 78 flexible packages were submitted into the 2013 competition by 29 flexible packaging companies. Of those, 25 packages were honored with 29 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards within one or more categories including Packaging Excellence, Printing Achievement, Technical Innovation, and Environmental & Sustainability Achievement. The awards were presented during the 2013 FPA Welcome Dinner & Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. The event was held in conjunction with the 2013 FPA Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida.
Winning packages were produced by the following flexible packaging companies:
• Amcor Flexibles
• American Packaging Corporation
• Beacon Converters, Incorporated
• Berry Plastics Corporation
• cei (Coating Excellence International)
• Curwood, Incorporated – A Bemis Company
• Emerald Packaging Incorporated
• Exopack, LLC
• Paharpur 3P
• Peel Plastic Products Limited
• Peruplast S.A.
• Printpack Incorporated
• Rollprint Packaging Products, Incorporated
• Rotoprint Sovrastampa SRL
• Sealed Air Corporation – Cryovac Division
• Sonoco Products Company
• Star Packaging Corporation
Special thanks is given to the 2013 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Judging Panel: Larry Alehman, Master Faculty, Western Michigan University; Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, Packaging Digest; and Michael Richmond, Ph.D, Vice President, Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions – A division of HAVI Global Solutions Direct, LLC.
HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Highest Achievement Award is presented to a Gold Award winning entry package ranked by the judges as having contributed most to the advancement of the flexible packaging industry.
• Kraft YES Pack
Manufacturer: Exopack, LLC
Awards: Highest Achievement, Gold – Packaging Excellence, Silver – Environmental & Sustainability Achievement
Package Description: Designed to provide a flexible alternative to rigid gallon jugs, the Kraft YES Pack is an innovative and environmentally friendly flexible gallon dressing package. To provide ease of use by foodservice operators, Kraft YES Pack incorporates a two-handle design and a smaller spout, making the package easier to carry and pour. The use of flexible materials versus a rigid container affords the customer a package that was manufactured using approximately 50 percent less energy and 60 percent less plastic material.