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IoPP announces AmeriStar 2012 award winners

Green seems to be a theme, with a molded fiber pack taking home two of the top awards. New for this year, a design award given to skyscraper-themed glass gin bottle.

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Ecologic Brands, Inc.’s molded fiber bottle stole this year’s Institute of Packaging Professionals’ (IoPP) AmeriStar packaging awards competition, winning both the Best of Show Award and the 3M Sustainability Award. For 2012, a new award was also launched, the Design Award for excellence in structural and graphic design. This honor was given to packaging for ROXOR Gin from TricorBraun.

These packages were just two of the more than 150 packages submitted this year for consideration in the competition. Judges evaluated and analyzed packages from 18 categories, as well as student entries, at IoPP Headquarters in Naperville, IL, in February. Judging was based on package innovation, sustainability, protection, economics, performance, and marketing.

Winning packages will be honored at the AmeriStar and IoPP Honors & Awards Dinner, in May at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL.

Also taking home awards in this year’s competition:

CATEGORY: Automotive

Package: 3M Automotive Car Care Products
Company: TricorBraun

CATEGORY: Beverage

Package: The Brew Shield™
Company: Royal-Flutes LLC

Package: Bottoms Up Vertical Case Pack
Company: Grafcor Packaging

Package: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
Company: Starbucks Coffee Co

CATEGORY: Electronics

Package: Ten and Fifty Packs of HDMI Connectors
Company: Greenlee Textron, Inc.

Package: Skullcandy Supreme Sound
Company: Skullcandy


Package: FreshBox™ Line of packages
Company: Display Pack, Inc.

Package: PET Can for Snack Nuts
Company: Selig Sealing Products

Package: Quaker Oatmeal with Easy Pour Spout
Company: PepsiCo/Quaker

Package: Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats thin rolls & Goldfish Sandwich Bread (Flats) Package
Company: Pepperidge Farm Inc.

Package: Two Piece Display-Ready Asparagus Shipper
Company: Gourmet Trading Company

Package: Gatorade Prime Performance Chews
Company: PepsiCo

CATEGORY: Food, Institutional

Package: Chicken McBites Carton
Company: HAVI Global Solutions

Package: Cryovac® Next Gen Boneless Beef Bag (B6620)
Company: Sealed Air, Cryovac Division

Package: The Bagel Bucket
Company: HAVI Global Solutions

CATEGORY: Health & Beauty Aids

Package: Schick Intuition Naturals
Company: Energizer Personal Care - Schick & Wilkinson Sword

Package: Maybelline New York, SuperStay 24™Color
Company: HLP Klearfold

Package: ASR/Schick 5 Blade Disposable Razor for Men & Women (Private Label)
Company: Transparent Container Co., Inc.

Package: Burt's Bees Natural Personal Care Product Kits
Company: Clorox

CATEGORY: Household Products

Package: Valspar Spray Paint
Company: Webb deVlam

Package: Ecologic Brands Inc. - Molded Fiber Bottle
Company: Ecologic Brands Inc.

CATEGORY: Medical Device

Package: Thoratec HM2 Tray Set
Company: TEQ

Package: Cook Urological
Company: Prent Corporation

Package: SmartPrep2/BMAC2
Company: Sealed Air Corporation

CATEGORY: Other Retail

Package: Sustainable Two Piece
Company: Plastic Ingenuity

CATEGORY: Outdoor & Gardening

Package: Scotts Snap Spreader System
Company: The Scotts Company


Package: Lickety Stik
Company: TricorBraun

CATEGORY: Promotional

Package: The Coca-Cola Party Tub
Company: CCNA Packaging Development

CATEGORY: Regulated Packaging

Package: Aerosol Twist & Spray Cap
Company: Valspar Corporation

Student AmeriStar Winners

Student AmeriStar Winner- 1st Place


Package: Squeezable Salsa Container
School: University of Wisconsin-Stout

Student AmeriStar Winner - 2nd Place

CATEGORY: Other Retail

Package: Airless Kicks
School: UW-Stout

Student AmeriStar Winner - 3rd Place

CATEGORY: Promotional

Package: Stringy Solution
School: University of Wisconsin -Stout

Student AmeriStar Winner Honorable Mentions

CATEGORY: Beverage

Package: Project: Moderate Shots
School: I Pack

CATEGORY: Electronics

Package: Illuminate: Solar Powered Paperboard Cell Phone Package
School: Clemson University

CATEGORY: Other Retail

Package: Adidas Chargers Shoe Box
School: University of Wisconsin-Stout

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