Package Description: The Kraft YES Pack provides a flexible alternative to rigid gallon jugs. It incorporates a two-handle design and a smaller spout, making the package easier to carry and pour. The Kraft YES Pack was manufactured using approximately 50 percent less energy and 60 percent less plastic material.
Package Description: It’s a stand-up pack with authentic looks. The best part of the pouch is the brilliance in printing. The main desired property to achieve from PE film was high dart impact strength. The combination of gloss and matte effect has given an abstract look to highlight certain areas of the pack.
Manufacturer: Paharpur 3P
Gold — Packaging Excellence
Package Description: Amcor’s patent pending PushPop adds a “fun factor” to portion control packaging. The packaging material and design combine to provide an easy open, convenient package that supports healthier eating. Existing form-fill-seal equipment can be retrofitted at a modest cost to produce this gusseted pouch.
Manufacturer: Amcor Flexibles
Ampac No. 2 Pouch — Savvy Green
Gold — Environmental & Sustainability Achievement
Package Description: The Ampac No. 2 Pouch is an innovative step towards recycling flexible packaging. Savvy Green is a great example of a new application. It’s the first primary flexible package to participate in the HOW2RECYCLE program. The pouch displays excellent with improved stiffness and HD flexo graphics. It meets No. 2 SPI ASTM classification Designation D7611/D7611M-10, and is Trex® approved.
Beacon Converters/CardioFocus® Heart Light® System
Package Description: The Beacon Converters/CardioFocus® HeartLight® System provides a flexible packaging solution for large devices, using less energy to manufacture, ship and warehouse. Compared to its rigid alternative, this package reduces packaging volume by 32 percent and weight by 50 percent. The tray can be used as a catheter prep table, and after use, the tray can be knocked down flat and rolled up for recycling.
Package Description: As the nation’s first domestic retail motor oil in a pouch, the Eco Ultra Motor Oil FlexPak™ spouted pouch brings together all the outstanding benefits of flexible packaging into a new product category dominated by rigid HDPE packaging. The FlexPak™ pouch provides for significant reductions in materials, energy consumption, emissions, transportation, and landfill waste.
Manufacturer: Star Packaging Corporation
Halls “Twistoff ” Stickpack
Gold — Technical Innovation
Package Description: The Halls twist-off flexible stick package dispenses cough drops one at a time. Sonoco’s micro-perforated stick wrap facilitates consumers’ easy-use of the product while maintaining barrier properties that keep remaining product fresh. With a simple twist of the package, the consumer has their individual cough drop and the rest of the product stays in place.
Manufacturer: Sonoco Products Company
Gold — Printing Achievement
Package Description: The Kusi Wayta (Flower of Joy) package utilizes smart distribution of glossy and matte areas to greatly enhance its shelf impact. The packaging format, and graphics featuring native motifs and landmarks, perform the function of communicating the gourmet and native characteristics of the product.
Manufacturer: PERUPLAST S.A.
Lindt Lindor Assorted Chocolates
Gold — Printing Achievement
Package Description: The use of the metallic substrate captures the design and the unique matte/ gloss combination adds recognizable style to the Lindt Lindor Assorted Chocolates package. American Packaging used gravure printing to emphasize the label detail. Tight register control and the use of gravure cylinders enabled American Packaging to maintain color/color print registration.
Some lessons can be hard to learn, and COVID-19 has been one tough teacher when it comes to supply chains. We shed some light on what this taskmaster has taught us in the November issue of Flexible Packaging as well as how printers can use less ink without sacrificing quality, how advances in technology are opening up new markets for flexible, and showing you a brand that’s dear to our hearts with its flippancy. There’s more than that, though, but you’ll have to dive in to see it!