The winning entries of the Flexible Packaging Association’s 57th annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards feature innovative enhancements that integrate consumer trends and needs with technical advancements in materials, graphics, structure, and sustainability to produce outstanding flexible packaging solutions.
In all, 78 flexible packages were submitted into the 2013 competition by 29 flexible packaging companies. Of those, 25 packages will be honored with 29 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards within one or more categories including Packaging Excellence, Printing Achievement, Technical Innovation, and Environmental & Sustainability Achievement.
Lundberg Family Farms recently launched a new pouch for its organic rice that employs Velcro® closure technology that allows consumers to easily open and reclose the pack without having to align zippers.
Plastic bottles holding a range of adhesives sold by Toagosei Co. Ltd. in Japan are now being put into secondary packaging that includes MoistCatch, a moisture-absorbing component that eliminates the need for adding moisture-absorbing desiccant pouches.
From IPN is an unusual spouted fitment on a 200-mL standup pouch that lets consumers drink without spillage. The foil-based package is made on a Volpak form/fill seal system with rollstock from Constantia.