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Innovative and Sustainable Flexible Packaging: August Spotlights

Our series of award-winning innovative packaging from FPA’s 2020 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition continues! Check out our August 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!

Cracker Barrel Black Ribbon Natural Cheese Slices

The Cracker Barrel Black Ribbon Natural Cheese Slices graphics and new packaging material were carefully designed to breakthrough on the shelf and emphasize that it is a premium line! Consumer testing was done to ensure that the new graphics were easy to find on the shelf and would be clear to consumers what brand and flavor variant they were buying. The combination of matte black, gloss black, opulent metallic gold and metallic color bands, and a packaging window that showcases the high-quality cheese are the key elements that help the package design stand out on the shelf! TC Transcontinental Packaging earned two Silver Achievement Awards for Packaging Excellence and for Technical Innovation. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here!

Premade STANDCAP Inverted Pouches

The premade STANDCAP inverted pouches were manufactured by Glenroy, Inc. and have an array of benefits! The pouches extend product freshness, stand out on the shelf, and provide timesaving and utensil-free convenience for consumers. Best of all, they make an eco-friendly impact by reducing fossil fuel usage, water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions when compared to alternative package formats. Glenroy, Inc. earned two Gold Achievement Awards for Packaging Excellence and for Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging, and a Silver Achievement Award for Sustainability. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here!

Hershey’s Stand-up Pouches 

Printpack manufactured the new Hershey’s packaging and earned a Silver Achievement Award for printing! This stand-up pouch is made on a vertical form fill seal bagger versus a conventional horizontal form fill seal stand-up pouch machine. The sturdy 2-ply and 3-ply laminations enable the pouch to stand-up nicely for a superior impact on the shelf! Best of all, the package is easy to open with precise laser scoring, allowing for a clean directional tear. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here!

Cargill Grab N’ Go Deli Meat Package

The Cargill Grab N’ Go high barrier deli meat package uses a new proprietary, dual-purpose, minimal depth forming, and non-forming film from Amcor with high oxygen barrier and strength properties. The film is very thin and exhibits attributes of a non-barrier thin PE zipper bag commonly found at delis. The final modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) allows longer shelf life for deli meat compared to the traditional low barrier PE film package commonly found at meat department delis. Amcor Flexibles earned two Silver Achievement Awards for Packaging Excellence and for Technical Innovation. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here!

Choosing packaging to protect and preserve your lawn and garden products

The type of packaging you choose for lawn and gardening products will have a significant impact on your planting and yard work experience. Lawn and garden products require safe and durable packaging, and flexible packaging provides just that! Below are 3 key benefits of choosing garden and lawn products stored in flexible packaging. 

  1. Flexible packaging extends shelf life 

Flexible packaging is designed with different barrier and seal features that protect and preserve the products inside of the package. Both features work to prevent potentially harmful elements, such as moisture and insects, from entering the package and damaging the products inside. By choosing soil, mulch or other items in flexible packaging, your lawn and garden products will be protected from any potential damage, and they will last longer.

  1. Resealable flexible packaging is easy to use and creates less mess 

Lawn and gardening is no easy job, but selecting products in flexible, resealable packaging provides a hassle-free experience. By choosing potting soil, fertilizer, and seed in resealable flexible packaging, you won’t have to worry about any spills or leaks, and the products will be much easier to pour in lightweight packaging! 

  1. Flexible packaging is environmentally friendly 

Flexible packaging not only protects the products inside of the packaging, but it also helps protect our environment!  Its low carbon impact, fossil fuel usage, water usage, and amount of material to landfill all contribute to flexible packaging’s environmental attributes. Not to mention, flexible packaging has a high product-to-package ratio, meaning you’ll be using the least amount of packaging necessary for the products you use to care for your lawn and garden!

Flexible packaging offers many benefits for lawn and garden products. Not only does it protect products and extend shelf-life, it also uses less energy to manufacture, reduces shipping costs, and sends fewer materials to landfills. Interested in learning more about flexible packaging and its sustainability benefits? Check out our resources here!

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