Innovation Showcase Spotlight for November



Meet the standouts from the flexible packaging industry! These packages feature innovative designs that improve convenience, use, consumer satisfaction, and more.

Amcor’s Recycle Ready Forming Film

This all-purpose forming film is designed for high-volume medical devices to further sustainability with polyethylene recycling streams. The film is optimized to meet stringent global recycling standards without the need for compromise on package performance and quality, operational efficiency, and patient safety. Learn more about the manufacturer here.

Fully Recyclable Metalized Replacement Bag-in-Box Film

Mondelēz International, Inc. and Berry Global launched this fully recyclable, high-barrier, film that displaces metalized laminations in many large-volume consumer product categories like bag-in-box cookies and crackers. The unique blown film technology and innovative formulations drives significant barrier improvement. Learn more about the manufacturers here and here.

American Packaging Corporation manufactured the packages below.

  • Crunch Pak Gusseted Bags: Introducing the new package format for the fresh-cut produce industry that delivers superb shelf impact. This apple slice packaging features an easy-to-use reseal strip, as well as side gussets to assist in package presentation on the shelf. Paired with bright colors and familiar cartoon characters, this packaging draws immediate attention on the shelf.
  • Barry Callebaut Metro Chocolate Chips: This value package drives shelf appeal with crisp, detailed images.
  • Fresh Express Baby Spinach, 20 oz.: A standout in the fresh produce case, this value package has incredible shelf appeal.
  • John Soules Chicken Patties Value Size, 32 oz.: The multi-function value package drives shelf appeal in a crowded frozen case and features a secondary closure for later use.

Extreme Downgauge Cereal Bag

This new cereal bag contains over 30% less material than typical structures, yielding a significant reduction in plastic consumption and cost savings. This patent-pending film improves upon critical performance properties expected of films in this application. Despite the significant downgauge, this film offers improved toughness and clarity, while maintaining the easy-open attributes and shelf life that consumers enjoy. Learn more about the manufacturers here and here.

Nebula Snacks

Digital printing and the use of HP’s Mosaic software allowed for the creation of a unique variable background on each package of this plant-based, sugar free chocolate bar. Each package features its own unique snapshot of the nebula, displaying a mix of purple and pink for the dark chocolate and a mix of light and dark blue for the oat milk chocolate. You will not find any two that are the same. Learn more about the manufacturer here.

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