ProAmpac’s Ampac division has been honored with an AmeriStar award for its Duke’s Mayonnaise 8 oz. shaped, reclosable standup pouch that utilizes clear, barrier lamination for product protection.
Ampac was also recognized for its E-Z SnackPak win in the WorldStar Awards Competition.
The Duke’s Mayonnaise pouch provides easy-to-carry convenience, product protection with less package breakage, ease of dispensing and differentiates the brand with its unique shape. Its shape and usage of the flexible billboard makes it stand out on the shelf in this primarily rigid format category. Furthermore, it provides a sustainable improvement over the current rigid formats by utilizing two-thirds less packaging by weight and almost 95 percent less by volume over a similar rigid PET bottle. Product loss is also improved with close to 100 percent product evacuation and clean and easy directional dispensing, minimizing consumer frustration with failure to get all of the product out of the package.
The fitment, the first commercial flip-top for liquid food flexible packaging, is easy to use, clicks to an open position for enhanced dispensing and flips closed without having to set the cap down and apply it again as with most traditional two piece fitments and caps.
“This food category award showcases the innovation and creativity applied to the existing rigid product,” says Millie Nuňo, ProAmpac director of marketing. “The Duke’s Mayonnaise pouch is a stand-out, category changer providing differentiated design that will stand out on the shelf and provide an enhanced consumer experience with the product.”
E-Z SnackPak is a new packaging format for the single-serve snack food market. The tetrahedron-shaped pouch transforms into a serving tray upon opening, providing a unique consumer experience. The creative package offers unique and easy access to product and uses up to 25 percent less packaging than a comparable VFFS pouch. It also offers increased product protection due to its unique shape.
“We are really proud of the recognition of the E-Z SnackPak pouch by the WorldStar Packaging Organization,” says Sal Pellingra, ProAmpac VP of innovation and technology, who accepted the award at the ceremony in Budapest, Hungary. “Winning a Worldstar award is a testament to how ProAmpac builds value through creative packaging solutions. We are truly honored for the award, especially against so many outstanding global innovations. It’s exciting to see ProAmpac create cutting-edge innovations that are recognized on the world stage.”