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Innovative and Sustainable Flexible Packaging: July Spotlights

Our series of award-winning innovative packaging from FPA’s 2020 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition continues! Check out our July spotlights listed below to learn about the benefits of each package, the manufacturers behind the creation, and brands that are using these packages for their products!

4-D Bags with Handle

Uflex Limited manufactured this brick-shaped, all panel registered bag/pouch with a handle and reclosable option that can either stand-up or lie down. Similar to flexi-cartons, it is an excellent replacement for rigid cartons!  The packaging design creates an excellent shelf appeal that immediately grabs the attention of shoppers. 4-D bags are also a convenient option for consumers! You can carry it from a top handle, and its re-closable options allow the product to be dispensed through the zipper! Uflex Limited earned a Gold Achievement Award for Shelf Impact. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here!

Predilecta Sacciali Jar Shaped Pouch

Amcor manufactured the Sacciali brand jar shaped pouch that combines the best of flexible packaging technology for lightweight and long shelf life! The “mason jar” shape nods to the traditional glass packaging common in the sauce category. However, flexible packaging offers the significant benefits of a 97% weight reduction over glass, leading to a wide range of sustainable benefits! Amcor earned a Gold Achievement Award for Shelf Impact and two Silver Achievement Awards for Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging and Packaging Excellence.  Learn more about the manufacturer by visiting their website here!

JUSTIN’S® Nut Butter Covered Nuts Pouch

JUSTIN’S® Nut Butter Covered Nuts Pouch was manufactured by ProAmpac and earned a Silver Achievement Award for Sustainability. This package is the pioneer in the application of Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) materials for high barrier food packaging! The pouch promotes high moisture and oxygen barrier that uses PCR content to help provide end markets for recyclable materials. Its high opacity white flexographic inks, surface matte coating, and lamination processes work together to mask the appearance of high volumes of PCR, providing a “new material” look and feel. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here!

Decowraps

In closely watching global trends to more sustainable products, and for a specific Whole Foods project, Decowraps created a compostable Non-GMO flower sleeve. The sleeve for Whole Foods has sugar cane as its material base in the EarthFirst® film. Important considerations for the package design included Origin of Life, specifically substituting a bio-based film for the previous fossil fuel-based film, and the film to have Non-GMO status to reflect Whole Foods’ branding guidelines. Decowraps and Plastic Supplies, Inc., earned a Silver Achievement Award for Sustainability. To learn more about the manufacturers, visit the Decowrap website here, and the Plastic Supplies, Inc., website here

Flexible packaging items for your next hiking trip

Items in flexible packaging are perfect for hiking. Their lightweight, portable, resealable, and durable nature provides a convenient option for anyone who is ready to hit the trail. Before you step out on your next outdoor adventure, be sure to pack the items below! 

Freeze-Dried Meals

Freeze-dried meals are great for any long adventure that requires more than a few snacks. Consider freeze-dried meals such as these by the Backpacker’s Pantry to fuel your next hike! They include dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients, with multiple flavor options to choose from. Best of all, they provide easy, slim storage so you can save space and pack light!

Water Storage Cube

Hydration is key for any outdoor adventure, but storing extra water often results in extra weight and space. Traditional water canisters are heavy and nearly impossible to store and carry around all day. However, folding water cubes in flexible packaging are lightweight, and easy to lift and pour, so you will save space and stay hydrated. They are made with durable plastics to protect from leaks, so you will not have to worry about any mess! 

Snacks

Food products in flexible packaging are ideal for any outdoor enthusiast. Snack straight from the bag while you are on the trail with trail mix or granola! Since they are stored in resealable, flexible packaging, they keep food fresher longer and help prevent food waste! Other snacks such as Justin’s peanut butter in flexible pouches also provide a portable and convenient snack to indulge in on the trail! 

Hand Sanitizer

More than likely, your hands will come into contact with germs while hiking. To protect yourself from the spread of germs while outdoors, be sure to pack hand sanitizer. Consider choosing sanitizers in flexible plastic pouches for a lightweight storage option in your backpack. The durable material of the flexible pouch will ensure your sanitizer will not puncture or come into contact with additional items you’ve packed. 

With warm weather upon us, now is the time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Before you plan for your next hike, be sure to add these items in flexible packaging to your hiking checklist. You will have a successful adventure by packing items that are durable, portable, lightweight, and easy to store! To learn more about the benefits of flexible packaging and other ways to use it, visit our blog here.  

Innovative and Sustainable Flexible Packaging: June Spotlights

Our series of award winning innovative packaging from FPA’s 2020 Achievement Awards Competition continues! Check out our June spotlights listed below to learn about the benefits of each package, the manufacturers behind the creation, and brands that are using these packages for their products!

Stacy’s Women’s History Month Packaging

Printpack manufactured this collection of limited edition packaging that tells the story of a female entrepreneur’s journey to success, and earned a Gold Achievement Award in Printing. The packages were designed to inspire and support female entrepreneurs and align the brand, female entrepreneurs, and supporters of female-founded businesses. They were sold online through the United Way to help fund new and emerging businesses to celebrate Women’s History Month and as part of theStacy’s Rise Project. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here

 

StreamOne® R Retortable Recycle-Ready Polyester

 StreamOne® R is a revolutionary, high-performance, all-polyester packaging solution designed for the #1 polyester recycle stream. It was manufactured by PAXXUS, Inc., and earned Gold Achievement Awards for Sustainability and Technical Innovation, and a Silver Achievement Award for Packaging Excellence. The consistent high barrier that StreamOne® R provides allows products that previously required an aluminum foil barrier to move to an environmentally friendly package, supporting brand owners’ sustainability initiatives! To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here

 

Bear Naked® Granola’s Entour™ Shield+ Front of Store Recycle Ready Package 

Berry Global manufactured this recyclable stand-up pouch for Bear Naked® Granola that maintains the look, feel, and functionality of its traditional packaging! Through extensive collaboration, Berry Global, Fresh-Lock®, Dow, and ColorMasters delivered a recycle ready, resealable stand-up pouch approved by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) for its How2Recycle Store Drop-Off logo. This new granola pouch not only meets consumer expectations but also has improved barrier requirements that enhance shelf life, and runs at faster machine speeds, and lower sealing temperature adding to its sustainable benefits. Berry Global earned a Silver Achievement Award for Sustainability. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here

 

C-4 Extreme Explosive Pre Workout, 30 oz.

Phenix Label Company manufactured this package that enables customers to save costs by replacing the chrome container from Asia with a chrome shrink sleeve. The package includes multiple sensory embellishments including raised varnish, chrome enhancement, reticulation varnish, and solid and transparent ink. Phenix Label Company earned a Silver Achievement Award in Printing. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here

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