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DuPont now accepting entries for Packaging Innovation awards

November 28, 2016   Canadian Plastics

Chemical maker DuPont is now accepting entries for its coveted DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation awards program

Entries will be received through Feb. 10, 2017. Forms and information are accessible at this link.

“As the industry’s longest-running, global, independently judged competition, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation helps outstanding innovations achieve industry validation and recognition,” said Dale Outhous, vice president of ethylene copolymers, DuPont Performance Materials. “Our global panel of judges brings their packaging expertise and diverse perspectives to help us honour truly game-changing packaging innovations.”

Entry is free and applicants are not required to use DuPont materials in the packaging assembly.

There are three award levels – Silver, Gold and Diamond. Winners are based on “excellence” in one, two or all three categories: technological advancement, responsible packaging, and enhanced user experience. “The Silver Award demonstrates excellence in one criteria, the Gold Award demonstrates excellence in two criteria, the Diamond Finalist Award demonstrates excellence in all three criteria, and the Diamond Award demonstrates the most excellence,” Outhous said. “The judges represent different parts of the value chain and different geographies so they can bring a broad and diverse perspective that enables them to thoroughly assess which entries are game-changing packaging innovations. These judges are independent of DuPont in order to keep the competition completely objective.”

“The DuPont Packaging Awards stand out from many other competitions around the world, because they bring the best of what every competition has to bear as individual segments and use categories, packaging formats into one really well-rounded competition,” said lead judge David Luttenberger, global packaging director, Mintel Group Ltd. “By bringing together the greatest innovators in packaging over three decades, the awards have fostered a truly worldwide collaboration and generosity of spirit, helping catalyze innovation across the value chain, from source reduction to production efficiencies to consumer education.”

 


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