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With this honor, Graphic Packaging joins OpenAI, Disney, Tiffany & Co., and others at the forefront of their industries. The company, listed as one of the top ten most innovative companies in the Food category, is recognized for KeelClip™, (shown) a fiber-based clip packaging solution for beverage can multipacks that eliminates the need for plastic rings and shrink wrap. KeelClip has found success around the globe, having been adopted by some of the world’s leading beverage brands.
Ricardo De Genova, senior vice president, global innovation and new business development at Graphic Packaging, said, “We strive to capture our innovative spirit in every project. It’s a tremendous honor to see our dedication to innovation recognized by Fast Company. We join a distinguished group, and we’re humbled by this accolade, which we share with all our customers.
“The world's most recognized brands entrust Graphic Packaging to be the critical interface between their brand and its consumers. This success would not be possible without their appetite for innovation, collaborative spirit and shared vision to create future-focused solutions that make a world of difference.
“At Graphic Packaging, the trends that drive consumer behavior are at the core of how we innovate. We are engaged in developing solutions that enhance circularity through the use of recycled and recyclable materials, employ innovative structures and technologies to better protect and preserve the packaged product, and offer consumers greater functionality, convenience and safety.”