The FPA recognizes excellence in technical innovation, packaging excellence, printing, environmental consciousness and sustainability in flexible packaging.

The winners of the 2008 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards winners were announced on March 5, at the FPA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. The judges reviewed 75 flexible packaging entries, of which, 26 packages received a total of 29 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards. Judges for this year’s awards include: Dr. Bruce Harte, Ph.D, Michigan State University School of Packaging; Michael Richmond, Ph.D, Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions; and Sean Riley, editor, PMT Magazine.



HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

Packaging Excellence

Product:Royco Sauce Pouch

Supplier:CLP Packaging Solutions Inc.

The Royco Sauce Pouch presents consumers with an appealing and functional package for Royco’s line of heatand-serve sauces and gravies. The shaped retortable pouch protects its contents with barrier properties, offers a costeffective alternative to rigid packaging and functions well during the heating and serving process. This also won a Gold Award in Packaging Excellence.

Technical Innovation

Product:Ultra Peel Retortable Membrane End

Supplier:Watson Standard Adhesives & Sonoco Flexible Packaging

Ultra Peel membrane ends are the first retortable, peelable membrane ends in the U.S. market and represent significant advancement over existing retortable end technology. The user friendly, reverse printable, foil laminate structure has a superior opening initiation and a more controlled peel than easy-open rigid ends. This also won a Gold Award in Technical Innovation.  

GOLD AWARDS

Packaging Excellence

Product:Daniele Delizia President’s Prosciutto Re-Seal It Package

Supplier:Printpack Inc.

Daniele’s new Delizia President’s Prosciutto Re-Seal It Package combines proprietary label technology with high performance barrier films. The Daniele package uses the Re-seal It packaging system, which provides an innovative easy-to-open label with repeat reseal for meat and related thermoform packaging applications.

Packaging Excellence

Product:Sugart iTea Wand

Supplier:Alcan Packaging

The iTea Wand solution creates a new product and method for brewing tea. The iTea Wand has a built-in mechanical filter system that restricts the bitter components within the pod while releasing the liquor. The consumer just needs to drop the stickpack into hot water.

Environmental & SustainabilityAchievement

Product:Drop’n Go

Supplier:North State Flexibles LLC

This package offers an environmentally friendly solution through the use of non-volatile water-based adhesives. A single 60-gram package replaced the equivalent of 12 one-gallon bottles.

Environmental & Sustainability Achievement

Product:Hot N Handy Rotisserie Pouch

Supplier:Robbie Manufacturing Inc.

The Hot N Handy Rotisserie Pouch is a flexible all-in-one package that is designed to aid consumers by giving them features such as a built-inhandle for easy carrying, a resealable zipper for reclosing and a slim profile for saving leftovers. This also won a Silver Award in Packaging Excellence.

Printing Achievement

Product:Perdue Bourbon Chicken

Supplier:Alcan Packaging

The stand-up pouch solution for the Perdue Bourbon Chicken provides a large billboard for the customer to display the package contents. Through the use of color separations, process and PMS colors, the image catches the eye.

Printing Achievement

Product:Nestlé Purina Pet Care Fancy Feast Gourmet Gold

Supplier: Nordenia U.S.A.

Nestlé achieved an upgraded brand image by moving to Nordenia’s FlexBox. This side-gusseted bag offers convenience features such as resealable tape and protection from infestation and the environment. High-impact graphics and additional billboard space allow for improved visual communication with the consumer.

Technical Innovation

Product: Pliant SteamQuick Packaging

Supplier: Pliant Corp.

Pliant’s freezable/microwaveable SteamQuick package technology allows frozen food to be steam cooked in a microwave oven without having to remove the food from the bag. In the microwave, the package allows steam to build, cooking the food, and then safely vents near the end of the cook cycle.

SILVER AWARDS

Packaging Excellence

Product: Balance Organic

Supplier: Alcan Packaging



Packaging Excellence

Product: Cades Cove Rib Pouch

Supplier: Exopack LLC



Packaging Excellence

Product: Iams Plastic Recloseable Chunk Dog Food Bag

Supplier: Exopack LLC



Packaging Excellence

Product: Super-Tube

Supplier: Coating Excellence International



Environmental & Sustainability Achievement

Product: Coldpack AirLiner

Supplier: Coldpack



Environmental & SustainabilityAchievement

Product: Agrolabs “Naturally” Shrink Label

Supplier: Printpack Inc.



Environmental & Sustainability Achievement

Product: Stratos Machine Pallet Wrap Film

Supplier: Pliant Corp.



Printing Achievement

Product: Dannon Light & Fit 0% Plus Nonfat Yogurt

Supplier: Alcan Packaging



Printing Achievement

Product: Hershey Cacao Reserve

Supplier: American Packaging Corp.



Printing Achievement

Product: Vemma V2

Supplier: Osio International Inc.



Technical Innovation

Product: Cryovac Grip and Tear Bag

Supplier: Cryovac Food Packaging, Sealed Air Corp.



Technical Innovation

Product: Duet Pouch

Supplier: Rollprint Packaging Products Inc.



Technical Innovation

Product: Freshtables with Estersteam Vent

Supplier: American Packaging Corp.



Technical Innovation

Product: Goody’s Child Resistant Tear Stick Pack

Supplier: Amcor Flexibles



Technical Innovation

Product: Non-Foil Die-Cut Lidding

Supplier: American Packaging Corp.



Technical Innovation

Product: Plumrose Supreme Center Cut Bacon Re-Seal It Package

Supplier: Printpack Inc.



Technical Innovation

Product: Wetbone Water to Go!

Supplier: Ampac Flexibles