Aptar Food + Beverage can now add a second honor for its innovative flip-top closure for the Daisy Brand Squeeze-Flexible Sour Cream pouch in an Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) AmeriStar refrigerated food award.

Just weeks ago, Aptar received a DuPont Diamond Finalist Award.

“We are excited to receive a second award for this innovation,” says Alan Sica, president, Aptar Global Market Development – Food. “The AmeriStar award showcases our company’s dedication to providing value-added convenience to the consumer packaged goods community.

“Due to our pioneering spirit, we are always looking to bring our new, customizable, premium closure technology – like the Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream pouch, with Aptar’s SimpliSqueeze® valve – to additional markets.”

The AmeriStar awards’ criteria are based on sustainability, product protection, economics, package performance, marketing and packaging innovation.

“The flip top closure (on the Daisy Brand sour cream pouch) features a valve that prevents messy drips and spills, enabling consumers to confidently dispense sour cream,” says Jim George, IoPP’s director of education. “And, this package had kitchen cleanup in mind as well. The dispensing spout and valve means there is no longer a need for the additional step of dirtying utensils.”


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