Printer News – March 2013

The Kraft YES Pack by Exopack, LLC won FPA's Highest Achievement Award.

FPA: Innovation Is King

LINTHICUM, MD.—The winning entries of the Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 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 Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida.

Winning entries of the 2013 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards


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; Exopack, LLC
    Additional Awards: 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.


Packaging Excellence

  • Amcor PushPop; Amcor Flexibles

Printing Achievement

  • Lindt Lindor Assorted Chocolates; American Packaging Corporation
  • Aashirvaad Select; Paharpur 3P
  • Kusi Wayta; PERUPLAST S.A.

Environmental & Sustainability Achievement

  • Ampac No. 2 Pouch – Savvy Green; Ampac
  • Beacon Converters/CardioFocus® Heart Light® Cardiac Ablation System Balloon Catheter Die Cut Tray; Beacon Converters, Incorporated
    Additonal Award: Gold – Technical Innovation
  • Eco-Ultra Motor Oil Pouch; Star Packaging Corporation
    Additonal Award: Silver – Packaging Excellence

Technical Innovation

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