The 2011 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation has recognized Clear Lam Packaging for its breakthrough work on the industry’s first plant-based PLA Form-Fill-Seal Plastic Multi-Pack Yogurt Cup application for Stonyfield Farm. Clear Lam achieved a Silver Award for Excellence in Innovation. Winners of DuPont Awards represent the best packaging innovations from around the globe and demonstrate excellence in meeting consumer needs while achieving innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction.
“Earning this award and being recognized by our peers worldwide is a tremendous honor for our organization,” says James Sanfilippo, president and CEO of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.
The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation are judged by a prestigious international jury. Winners were selected from hundreds of entries provided by packaging designers, converters, consumer goods processors, retailers and equipment manufacturers from all regions of the globe.
Developed exclusively by Clear Lam as part of its Project EarthClear program, the new packaging material was produced from modified Ingeo PLA and used in the industry’s first application for the form-fill-seal machine. Stonyfield produced the formed cups on its own yogurt cup packaging equipment and is using the new packaging on its entire multi-pack yogurt cup product line.
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