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DuPont Packaging announces call for entries for 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

Seeking breakthroughs in packaging innovation, sustainability and waste/cost reduction, DuPont Packaging announced the call for entries in the 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently-judged competition. The deadline for entries is Feb. 12, 2010.
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“At DuPont, we work with brand owners and value chain partners to develop cost-effective packaging structures that help reduce waste and have improved environmental performance. Innovation is key to these new packaging approaches. In this year’s program, we will be broadening the focus of the DuPont Awards from solely sustainability achievements to include packaging innovation and waste/cost reduction as well as sustainability achievements,” said Carolann Haznedar, global business director--DuPont Packaging. “DuPont sponsors this program to recognize achievements that provide learning to the industry and to highlight the importance of collaboration. To foster knowledge sharing of the winners of the 22nd Awards, we will conduct a global online event that will be open to the industry. In addition, winners will be honored in a celebration event with senior DuPont executives.”

Entries for the 22nd DuPont Awards will be evaluated for excellence in packaging innovation, sustainability and cost /waste reduction. Entry forms and guidelines are available at The deadline for entries is Feb. 12, 2010. Packaging designers, converters, consumer good producers, retailers and equipment manufacturers from around the world are encouraged to enter their new product packaging developments. There is no fee for entry and DuPont materials do not need to be in the packaging structure. In evaluating entries, jurors will consider excellence in one or more of these areas: innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2010. Information on the program and past winners is posted on DuPont’s Packaging website.

The prestigious international jury panel for the 22nd DuPont Awards includes: John Bernardo, president, Sustainable Innovations LLC, USA; Peter Clarke, founder and CEO, Product Ventures, USA; Sara Hartwell, Environmental Specialist, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, USA; Stuart Lendrum, head of Packaging, Sainsbury’s Supermarket Ltd., UK; Mike Maggio, vice president of Global Strategic Design Operations, Johnson and Johnson; Greg Pockat, vice president of Research and Development Curwood Inc, A Bemis Company, USA; Fred Renk, vice president External Technology, Mead Westvaco, USA; Gail Tavill, vice president of Sustainable Development, ConAgra Foods, USA; and Patricia Villalobos, PhD, director of Research & Development, Bimbo, Mexico.

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