The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced the winners of its 62nd Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition. The winning entries were recognized during the FPA Welcome Dinner & Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony held Tuesday, March 13 in conjunction with the 2018 FPA Annual Meeting (March 13-15) at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Florida.
This year, 66 packages were submitted in the competition, for a total of 164 entries (some packages were entered into multiple categories). Twenty packages were honored with 31 Achievement Awards in various categories.
The judges for this year’s competition included Lisa Pierce, Executive Editor, Packaging Digest; Dr. Joongmin Shin, Associate Professor, Industrial Technology and Packaging, California Polytechnic State University; and Brian Wagner, Co-Founder and Principal, PTIS, LLC.
Sustainability continues to be a focus, with a number of entries reducing layers and downgrading thickness to reduce overall material volume. Several entries addressed how flexible packaging can help reduce food waste. Other themes included consumer convenience and transition of products previously packaged in rigid containers to flexible packaging.