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Hormel E-Z Zip[r] Pouch - Ampac
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2011 FPA Silver Award Winners

The following award winners took home Silver Awards in the 2011 FPA Awards competition.
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Flexible films find gold in FPA awards

Vacuum skin packaging, gorgeous stand-up pouches, and a WHO winner with life-saving potential are among the highlights in this year’s FPA competition.
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Digital plates deliver for Hershey's converter

Pardon the pun, but The Hershey Co. is a pretty sweet customer for flexible packaging manufacturer/converter American Packaging Corp. (www.ampkcorp.com). So when the Hershey, PA-based confectionery/snack food company introduced its limited-edition Hershey Mounds Island Orange candy last year, it needed stunning packaging graphics to convey the candy’s bold orange and coconut flavors. APC prints the secondary bag that holds 11.1-oz of 24 individually packaged candy bar miniatures, earning a Flexible Packaging Assn. Gold Award for Printing Achievement.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

This is a continuation of the FPA Silver Award winners...
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

This is a continuation of the photos of the FPA Silver Award Winners...
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Converter details

Unilever was not the only beneficiary of the change from foil to metallized film. Its converter, American Packaging Corp.
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Silver Award Winners

PACKAGING EXCELLENCE SILVER AWARDSKiMs Polly Peanuts, 350g/Amcor FlexiblesDuPont Cool2go Wrap/DuPont Packaging and Industrial PolymersCryovac Saddle Pack Multi-Unit Vacuum Package for Fresh Chicken/Cryovac Food Packaging, Sealed Air Corp.
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Flexible approach to applying lipstick (sidebar)

ColorKiss by Orlandi is a unique use of flexible packaging to hold a single application of lipstick. Developed by Dale Beal, Orlandi vice president of marketing, it uses an exclusive license for the inventor’s patented system.
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Wood chip pouch stands out

Gold awards for printing achievement were bestowed by the Flexible Packaging Assn. on worthy packages for their graphics innovation.
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Gillette tries a tear strip

Introduced this summer, Boston-based Gillette Co.'s resealable package for all disposable razors utilizes a pressure-sensitive tape reclosure system from Sealstrip (Boyertown, PA).
Three trays, with difficult forming details and die cuts, serve to hold all of Motorola's Personal Communications products1;aro
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Motorola trims packaging, plastics

Three molded pulp trays and new generic corrugated cartons help Personal Communications Systems establish global standard and save big.
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Bag structure grows on Bayer

Dissatisfied with previous bags that were torn or punctured from multiple handlings during palletizing and distribution, Bayer Corp. changed the bag structure for its 50-lb Aztec-brand granular insecticide.
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Printing that's best in class

Two stand-up pouches, a shrink-sleeve label, and a retro coffee bag boast printing that wowed FPA judges.
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Shapely canisters treat cookies, dog food

Distinctive tapered canisters with rounded corners are creating differentiation for products in two separate categories, and in two different countries. In the United States, Dayton, OH-based Iams Company in November began to use the Linearpak® container for its new Eukanuba Healthy Extras Biscuits.
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Diners find film packs ideal for every meal course (sidebar)

Produce packs win two