1 Highest Achievement Award Model Magic Clear Barrier Overwrap Highest Achievement Award Gold Packaging Excellence Gold Technical Innovation Manufacturer: Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc., End-User/Customer: Crayola LLC Plant: Addison, IL Designer/Design Firm: Crayola LLC and Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. Package Description: Model Magic Clear Barrier Overwrap is a breakthrough crystal-clear structure that provides the barrier of an aluminum foil composite. Manufactured from ultra-high barrier ClearFoil Z, the overwrap allows the vibrant colors of Model Magic to visibly engage consumers while the packaged product is still on the shelf. ClearFoil Z was developed by Rollprint to provide the same outstanding moisture barrier as high barrier foil structures. The unique proprietary manufacturing process provides barrier properties 100 times better than other non-foil structures and is the first transparent flexible barrier structure capable of outperforming structures made from standard gauge foils. The Highest Achievement Award is given to a Gold Award winning package ranked by the judges as having contributed most to the advancement of the industry.
2 Bonfire Wines Standup Pouch Gold Packaging Excellence Silver Sustainability and Environmental Achievement Manufacturer: Curwood, Inc., a Bemis Company, End-User/Customer: Bonfire Wines Plants: Oshkosh, WI and Hartford, WI Designer/Design Firm: Eric Steigelman, Bonfire Wines Package Description: Bonfire Wines Standup Pouches hit all the hot buttons for nextgeneration wine drinkers. The 1.5 liter pouch combines sleek lines, fashion-driven graphics, a sharable size, easy portability, convenient opening, and one-touch dispensing. The structure includes an OPET exterior layer, metallized core and Liquiflex Advance inner layer for printability, barrier, strength, stiffness and organoleptic properties. Featuring an 80% smaller carbon footprint than bottles, the sustainable pouch keeps wine fresh up to 4 weeks after opening.
3 FLOWPACK Gold Packaging Excellence Manufacturer: Fujimori Kogyo Co., Ltd., End-User/Customer: Procter & Gamble Plant: Amphur Bangpa-In, Ayutthaya Designer/Design Firm: Yasuharu Takada Package Description: The FLOWPACK refill pouch optimizes convenience, supporting consumer s desires for sustainable packaging solutions that do not burden their everyday lives. With easy-open and easy-pour features, refilling with FLOWPACK takes seconds, creating a pleasurable experience that will keep consumers coming back for more. FLOWPACK s unique closure uses less plastic than other spouted pouches, stepping up sustainability within an already eco-friendly category. FLOWPACK is single use an ideal fit for today s trend toward smaller and single-person households.
4 Ghost Gold Technical Innovation Silver Packaging Excellence Manufacturer: Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc., End-User/Customer: Information not available Plant: Addison, IL Designer/Design Firm: Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. Package Description: Ghost is a unique technology that creates an integrated, repeating watermark embedded in a flexible packaging material. It s compatible with a wide range of materials. Since the watermark is added concurrently during normal processing, it can be done with little added cost. Ghost is a very cost effective tool to thwart counterfeiters and ensure brand protection. The high quality watermark helps support brand identity and provides visual confirmation that the products being used are authentic.
5 Hillshire Brands Heat Fresh Pouch Gold Technical Innovation Manufacturer: Curwood, Inc., A Bemis Company, End-User/Customer: Information not available Plant: Information not available Designer/Design Firm: Jeff Czarny and Ben Cichowski, Hillshire Brands Key Suppliers: Curwood, Inc. Package Description: The Hillshire Brands Heat Fresh Pouch solves a longtime dilemma for microwavable sandwiches. It keeps breads deliciously moist while heating the rest of the sandwich evenly and thoroughly all in the original package. The package creates a moisture equilibrating steam dome during microwaving using a proprietary non-woven bottom web and unique top web developed jointly by Curwood and Hillshire Brands. Consumers heat their sandwiches in one step, then easily peel the package open for serving.
6 Lego Hero Factory Shaped, Stand-up Pouch with Reclose Gold Sustainability and Environmental Achievement Manufacturer: Sonoco Flexible Packaging, End-User/Customer: Lego Plant: Information not available Designer/Design Firm: Information not available Package Description: The Lego Hero Factory stand-up pouch delivers a striking reusable package with greater on-the-shelf presence and 80 percent less packaging weight. When compared to prior packaging using the PIQET life cycle indicator tool, the pouch delivers significant reductions in water and energy use, carbon footprint, and solid waste. The inclusion of the convenient, pressto-close feature enhances the customer s experience by enabling convenient storage of the various parts after each use. The Lego Hero Factory shaped, stand-up pouch combines several packaging features that make this an outstanding example of printing technology and packaging convenience. Using bright colors on high-gloss film, the pouch is a brilliant showpiece for the popular product inside.
7 Natural Life Pinch/Slider Woven Poly Bag Gold Packaging Excellence Gold Technical Innovation Manufacturer: cei (Coating Excellence International) End-User/Customer: Natural Life Pet Products Plant: Wrightstown, WI Designer/Design Firm: cei (Coating Excellence International), Package Description: The domestically produced, durable, and innovative Natural Life woven poly bag is the first and only one currently on the market with a heat sealed pinch bottom closure and recloseable slider zipper; offering manufacturers a multitude of benefits including additional branding opportunities and superior retail shelf differentiation. Compared to paper bags, it features excellent strength and durability up to 75% reduction in damages and losses throughout the distribution channel. These bags are reusable, recyclable, and are printed using 100% water based inks.
8 Schwan s Soft Serve Ice Cream Gold Packaging Excellence Manufacturer: Ampac, End-User/Customer: Schwan s Food Group Plant: Hanover Park, IL Designer/Design Firm: Schwan s Creative Engineering Team and Ampac Key Suppliers: Ampac Hanover Park Package Description: Enjoying Soft Serve Ice Cream traditionally required leaving home. Now Schwan s brings the great soft serve taste as well as the soft serve experience to your home. The Soft Serve pouch keeps the product fresh in your home freezer and is ready to use. Soft serve can be conveniently eaten from the pouch or squeezed into a cone or bowl with the appearance of coming from an ice cream machine. The custom-shaped flexible pouch and unique fitment opens a new home product and package category.
9 Starthene Gold Printing Achievement Manufacturer: Paharpur 3P, End-User/Customer: United Phosphorus Limited Plant: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Designer/Design Firm: Bhawna Saini Package Description: The brilliance in printing promotes a package with authentic looks and a paper-like finish. This smoothness is achieved by a special matt surface coating. Graphics and a color combination of gloss and a matte effect gives an abstract look to highlight the eyes and image of the lion on the pack.
10 Yoplait Go-Gurt Color Shift Despicable Me 2 Gold Printing Achievement Manufacturer: Printpack, End-User/Customer: General Mills - Yoplait Plant: Hazelwood, MO Designer/Design Firm: Collaboration of design with General Mills Yoplait and Printpack Inc. Key Suppliers: Siegwerk USA, Inc. Package Description: Printpack used innovations in thermochromic technology to help the makers of Go-Gurt launch an advertising promotion for Pixar s Despicable Me 2. A three part thermochromic ink system was perfected to change a purple Minion (when cold) to yellow as the product warms up and reaches room temperature. Interactive packaging is popular among all demographics, but especially successful with child-focused products. This ink changing technology is the first to provide these effects on a flexible format using a formaldehyde-free ink formula.
11 Silver Awards Ajanta Paneer Silver Packaging Excellence Manufacturer: Paharpur 3P, End-User/Customer: Ajanta Dairy Plant: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Designer/Design Firm: Bhawna Saini Key Suppliers: Sakata Inx (India) Limited, P.T. Emblem Asia, Mitsui Chemicals Asia Pacific Ltd. Package Description: A packaging breakthrough in the field of processed foods with no preservatives. It is not only a unique packaging solution in the dairy segment but also lowers packaging costs. This new packaging solution has opened different avenues for the flexible packaging business. Amcor s StayClean Silver Technical Innovation Manufacturer: mcor Flexibles, End-User/Customer: Information not available Plant: Madison, WI Designer/Design Firm: Information not available Package Description: Amcor s StayClean was designed to achieve two requirements often difficult to engineer into one material. StayClean is contaminant-free packaging produced using greatly restricted options for both materials and processes. Despite those restrictions, the packaging s sealant layer is compatible with rapid filling speeds. For an overwrap that is both clean and efficient, StayClean is an excellent choice. The actual end users names and Amcor s production processes are proprietary.
12 Silver Awards Cascadian Farm Cereal Liner Silver Sustainability and Environmental Achievement Manufacturer: Printpack, End-User/Customer: Small Planet Foods General Mills Plant: Jackson, TN Designer/Design Firm: Collaboration with Printpack Inc. and Small Planet Foods Key Suppliers: Braskem Brazil Chemical Company Package Description: Printpack helped to design a primarily plant based cereal liner for General Mills Cascadian Farm line of organic cereal that offers an alternative to less environmentally friendly plastic liners. Using renewable resources is an important step in becoming more responsible and will help manufacturers promote their sustainability efforts. The liner debuted with Cinnamon Crunch cereal. Chocolates Rellenos Britt Silver Printing Achievement Manufacturer: PERUPLAST S.A., End-User/Customer: DISTRIBUIDORA INTERNACIONAL GLOBAL S.A. Plant: Lima, Peru Designer/Design Firm: DISTRIBUIDORA INTERNACIONAL GLOBAL S.A. Key Suppliers: UFLEX, Coim Brasil Ltda, The Dow Chemical Company Package Description: This package introduces a family of gourmet chocolate products into the market. The packaging format, attractive graphics, and the elegant art design perform the function of communicating very effectively the gourmet and delicate nature of the product to the consumer. The material structure provides the required protection for the sensitive contents. A smart distribution of glossy and matte areas greatly enhances its shelf impact.
13 Silver Awards Crystal Light Mocktails Silver Printing Achievement Manufacturer: Printpack, End-User/Customer: Kraft Foods Crystal Light Plant: Elgin, IL Designer/Design Firm: Collaboration with Crystal Light and Printpack Inc. Package Description: Printpack used rotogravure printing on Bonset PETG to create a visually appealing shrink label for Kraft s product launch of Crystal Light Mocktails. The use of vibrant colors and sharp graphics differentiates this product from the other water enhancers on the shelf. Designed to be colorful, fun, and hip, this is a beautiful package that promotes a great brand. EcoFlex 99 Fountain Beverage Bag Silver Technical Innovation Manufacturer: Liqui-Box Corporation, End-User/Customer: Pepsico Plant: Ashland, OH and Sacramento, CA Designer/Design Firm: Jim Johnson and Kevin Bergenthun, Liqui-Box Corporation Key Suppliers: American Biaxis, Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, Carolina Color Package Description: EcoFlex 99 is the most innovative solution to be introduced to the fountain beverage market in over 40 years. The outstanding durability of the film structure, exceptional performance of the connection system, and concentrate evacuation of EcoFlex 99 provide value to distributors and end users. A drip-free connection from the triple seal technology and the 99.75% beverage evacuation provided by the helical makes EcoFlex 99 the most efficient solution on the market today.
14 Silver Awards LEHAR Snack Food Pouch Silver Sustainability and Environmental Achievement Manufacturer: Flex America Inc., End-User/Customer: Pepsico India Holdings (Frito-Lay Division) Plant: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India Designer/Design Firm: Information not available Package Description: This 8 micron BOPP/Print/Extrusion includes 8 micron LDPE/8 micron Metallized BOPET/18 micron LDPE laminate replacing a 12 micron BOPP/Print/ Extrusion utilizes 10 micron LDPE/12 micron Metallized BOPET/20 micron LDPE structure. The source reduction achieved is a whopping 23%, made possible by the development of the world s first 8 micron BOPP film suitable for printing and laminating. This film has been adapted without any compromise on dimensional stability/machinability/print registration and on conversion speeds/wastages. Light-weighting of the laminate makes it much more sustainable. Novel 9 layer Film for Dry Food Packaging Silver Technical Innovation Manufacturer: Berry Plastics Corporation, End-User/Customer: Cereal/Cracker Market Package Plant: Odon, IN Designer/Design Firm: Paul Wolak, Berry Plastics Corporation Package Description: This packaging film represents a significant step forward in materials, engineering, and property management. Nine layer blown film capability was employed to precisely manage all aspects of the finished films, properties, and performance. With this approach, the film delivers the required flavor/oxygen barrier using market-leading thin barrier layers, plus best in class moisture barrier with good toughness. It provides easy opening and seals effectively all at 10 percent less film thickness which reduces total packaging costs.
15 Silver Awards Qrill Meat 20 kg. Bag Silver Packaging Excellence Manufacturer: Flex America Inc., End-User/Customer: Rena International, Montevideo, Uruguay Plant: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India Designer/Design Firm: Information not available Package Description: This bag represents a unique and groundbreaking flexible packaging solution in a new end-use area. The high-barrier and high-strength bag is made from a BOPET Film/Metallized BOPET Film/Nylon Film/9-layer EVOH- LDPE coextruded film laminate structure that preserves the product within the bag beyond its targeted shelf-life. The package is a sustainable and convenient option and can be filled and sealed on-board the fishing vessel using simple filling and sealing equipment. SC Johnson glade plugins Winter Collection Silver Printing Achievement Manufacturer: American Packaging Corporation, End-User/Customer: SC Johnson Plant: Story City, IA Designer/Design Firm: Information not available Key Suppliers: Schawk, OEC Graphics Package Description: American Packaging uses flexographic high definition printing technology to create an eye catching graphic. An unconventional rotation of the printing decks was used to create depth and color to the stars and snow in the glade plugins Winter Collection package.
16 Silver Awards TIDE Detergent Pouch Silver Technical Innovation Manufacturer: Flex America Inc., End-User/Customer: Procter & Gamble India Plant: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India Designer/Design Firm: Information not available Package Description: This 6.5 micron BOPET/20 micron LDPE laminate replaces a 10 micron BOPET/20 micron LDPE structure. The source reduction achieved was 13%, made possible by the development of the world s first 6.5 micron BOPET film suitable for printing and laminating by Flex Films. This film has been successfully adapted without any compromise on dimensional stability, machinability, print registration and on conversion speeds and wastages. The substantial light-weighting of the laminate makes it much more sustainable. Whiskas Carne 500 g Silver Printing Achievement Manufacturer: Printpack, End-User/Customer: Effem Mexico Inc y Compañia S. en NC de CV Plant: El Marqués, Querétaro, Mexico Designer/Design Firm: Mónica Martínez, Grupo Integer Package Description: The Mars Whiskas Carne stand up pouch features high definition flexo printing, which enhances its appearance at the point of sale. The high quality printing captures the finest details of the cat s fur which is the biggest challenge when printing such a detailed graphic. The HD technology makes the graphics look realistic and vivid, enhancing the brand and the product.
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