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DuPont announces 2016 Packaging Innovation Award winners

Graham Packaging wins big for new hot-fill, pasteurized food container.

May 16, 2016   Canadian Plastics

Chemical giant DuPont has announced its 2016 Awards for Packaging Innovation, and Graham Packaging won the highest accolade for a new hot-fill, pasteurized food container.

Lancaster, Pa.-based Graham Packaging won the Diamond Award for its Thermaset blow molded PET container. “Thermoset offers consumers a shatter-resistant, easy-to-hold, safe, recyclable container that significantly reduces shipping, breakage and other manufacturing costs for the brand owner,” DuPont said.

Teh Thermaset blow molded PET container

The Thermaset blow molded PET container

The newly inaugurated Diamond Finalist award, given to six companies, acknowledges the growing number of packaging innovations that excel in all three categories: technological advancement, responsible packaging and enhanced user experience.

The six Diamond Finalist winners are:

  • Daisy Squeeze-Flexible Squeeze Pouch for Daisy brand sour cream (Aptar Food + Beverage, USA)
  • Lightweight 18.0 g & 12.0 g Square-Shaped Edible Oil Bottle & 1 g Cap (Adani Wilmar, Ltd., India)
  • TeaBrewer/CoffeeBrewer – premium whole leaf tea/coffee brewing system (Coffeebrewer Nordic A/S, Denmark)
  • Printed Coldform for Doril Enxaqueca medicine (Bemis Latin America, Brazil)
  • Method Liquid Laundry Detergent 53-ounce PET post-consumer recycled bottle (Amcor Rigid Plastics, USA)
  • NIKE Inflatables 2015/2016 Packaging Redesign (OIA Global, USA)

In addition, DuPont awarded five gold winners and nine silver winners based on “excellence” in one or two categories.

The Gold Winners are:

  • Water-Based Retortable Sauce Pack (Pulmuone Co., Ltd., Korea)
  • SYNEK Beer Cartridge Pouch (Mondi Jackson, USA)
  • Formpack Ultra blister packaging (Amcor Flexibles, Germany)
  • Never Miss a Spot Technology, extended wand sunscreen applicator (PHD Skincare, USA)
  • Rust-Oleum SpraySmart Marking Paint Pouch (Printpack, USA)

The Silver Winners are:

  • Christmas Bow Label (Coca Cola, Belgium)
  • Next Generation Spice Paste Tube (House Foods Group Inc., Japan)
  • Sani-Stak Take-Out Container (Go To Containers, USA)
  • Tetra Rex Bio-Based Fully Renewable Chilled Carton (TetraPak, Italy)
  • PhutureMed – Advanced Packaging Solution for Pharmaceuticals (Palladio Group, Italy)
  • Transparent DuPont Surlyn Tube (COTY, Brazil)
  • Klearfold Keeper Package – Enigma USB Hardware Encryption & Decryption Device (HLP Klearfold, USA)
  • Korrvu Lok – Performance Packaging for eCommerce (Sealed Air, USA)
  • Prestone Stop Leak Product Line (TricorBraun, USA)

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