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The best-of-show Presidents Award in the WorldStar 2000 packaging competition, sponsored by the World Packaging Organisation, went to a concept known as Dream Steam. Developed by flexible film converter Wipf AG (Volketswil, Switzerland) and food R&D company Creative New Food (Eglisau, Switzerland), Dream Steam is a three-component package that makes it possible to combine fresh vegetables and a fresh proteinmeat, fish, or poultryin one cook-in container.
Two improved package materials, one for cup lidding, one for microwave wrapping, secured Technical Innovation awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn. competition. Printing and Environmental Achievement awards also went to new technologies.