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Article | July 31, 2002
Following are DuPont award winners previously covered in Packaging World articles. To read the complete stories, go to www.packworld.com/go/w031.
Eldorado Farms Gold Award Food CategoryPacked in a 2-mil LDPE bag from Pliant (Schaumburg IL) Eldorado Farms’ Market Prize Peeled Carrots enjoy a three- to four-week refrigerated shelf life. Packs utilize Pliant’s Relliant Series 200 slider zipper for reclosability.Biodegradable Packaging Silver Award Food CategoryFrom EarthShell (Santa Barbara CA) comes biodegradable packaging for clamshells and sandwich wraps for foodservice institutions. The patented technology allows the combination of ingredients such as limestone starch and other biodegradable materials for packaging that will biodegrade when exposed to moisture in nature and can be composted in a commercial facility or the backyard. See the story that goes with this sidebar: Flexible packaging reigns
Gerber Products Gold Award Food CategoryNew in 2-oz 3-oz and 5-oz sizes the containers for Gerber baby food are formed filled and sealed aseptically on equipment supplied by Hassia (Morganville NJ). The forming web from Printpack (Atlanta GA) is a PS/EVOH/LDPE structure. Lidding material from Pechiney Plastic Packaging (Chicago IL) is a foil-based structure that’s heat-sealed to the cup. The containers are topped with a clear snap-fit PP overcap from Magenta (Chicago IL). Cost of the plastic containers says Gerber’s Nick Catorre is comparable to glass.Procter & Gamble Gold Award Food CategoryThe container for Torengos Tortilla Chips is extrusion blow-molded of HDPE by Consolidated Container (Atlanta GA). Graphics are reverse-printed on a stretch-sleeve film label from MRI (Newtown PA). The container is topped with a thermoformed overcap from Ivex (Wheaton IL) and lidstock from Spiralkote a div. of Fleming Packaging (Orlando FL).Kraft Gold Award Food CategoryThe new reclosable pouch for Kraft cheese is made by Pechiney Plastic Packaging (Chicago IL) with a slider zipper from Minigrip/Zip-Pack. A f/f/s machine from Pacmac (Fayetteville AR) applies the slider to the pouch during pouch making. The pouch is constructed of PE/LDPE/EVOH.Sargento Gold Award Food CategorySargento Cheese packs its shredded cheese in a gas-flushed pouch using a Curwood (Oshkosh WI) Integra Score® opening feature equipped with a sliding zipper. The film structure is multilayer using EVOH and LLDPE along with other proprietary technology and processes.
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