Ampac is proud to announce that the company has recently won several awards from the Flexible Packaging Association, Graphic Design USA and the World Packaging Organization.
Ampac’s win from the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) was a Gold Award in Packaging Excellence for the Schwan’s soft-serve ice cream pouch, which delivers soft-serve ice cream in a portable, at-home format. The unique shape and custom fitment allow the consumer to easily fill a soft ice cream cone at home that looks just like one straight from the ice cream stand. The flexible pouch has a dispensing fitment and recloseable cap. The structure withstands frozen distribution for home deliveries and is also designed for toughness while squeezing a frozen product.
Graphic Design USA’s American Package Design Award was given to the Ampac Pull TabTM. The award competition celebrates the power of design to advance the brand promise and to forge an emotional link with the buyer. The Ampac Pull Tab beverage pouch is an alternative format to the traditional straw-punch through beverage pouch that is commonly used in the beverage market. Ampac’s Pull Tab beverage pouch combines innovative packaging with technology to enhance brand marketing, allowing food manufacturers to deliver products that allow differentiation and enhanced shelf appeal for the consumer. Ampac Pull Tab beverage pouch utilizes a premade hole on the pouch body, covered by an easy open hermetically sealed label.
The World Packaging Organization sponsors the annual WorldStar Awards, a competition open only to packaging that has won a recognized national or regional competition. According to the World Packaging Organization, the international competition is judged on the “consensus that a package is superior in its category and market, and better in its class in execution or innovation by comparison to others.” Ampac’s win for Savvy Green Eco-Clean Laundry Detergent showed these qualities among the Household category of entries. The Savvy Green pouch uses Ampac’s No.2 pouch film, which is the first primary flexible package to participate in the How2Recycle program, providing consumers with a path to recycle flexible packaging. Officials say the pouch displays excellently with improved stiffness and HD flexo graphics. It is approved through Trex, the largest plastic bag recycler in the US.
Dave Bartish, Ampac's vice president of marketing new business development, states, “Ampac’s continuous innovation in flexible packaging markets shows our use of imagination and know-how that brings change to the industry. The recognition we’ve received from these organizations is a culmination of the efforts of our technical innovation, sales and marketing teams who collectively bring their expertise to the marketplace.”