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Innovative and Sustainable Flexible Packaging: April Spotlights

We are so excited to introduce the first of the 2021 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition winners! Check out our April 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.

Crunch Pak’s Toy Story Lunch Kitz

American Packaging Corporation (APC) received the highest achievement award and a gold award in technical innovation for their part of the packaging for Crunch Pak’s Lunch Kitz. Lunch Kitz is a 4 oz. snack tray with individual compartments containing fresh sliced apples, an artisan cracker, string cheese, and Italian salami. The foods are fresh and healthy, including the salami which is without nitrates, nitrites, or artificial ingredients. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here

Amcor’s Dual Chamber Pouch

Another gold award recipient in technical innovation, the Amcor Dual Chamber Pouch, is a specialty multi-layer pouch with a breathable membrane. This pouch is the ideal solution for moisture-sensitive items such as drug-coated products that require protective packaging! It is also suitable for EtO sterilization. The product features a peelable device chamber and a non-peelable desiccant chamber. It also allows the desiccant to be kept separate from the device with a symmetric coextruded vented nylon film. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here

50% Recycled Content Multi-Use E-Commerce Mailer

Berry Global and PAC Worldwide Corporation received silver awards in packaging excellence and sustainability for their co-developed multi-use e-commerce mailer. This mailer contains an industry-leading amount of 50% recycled content! Furthermore, it advances the circular economy through a material reduction of 20% versus competing mailers and the prior mailer used. It is also part of a family of mailers that utilize an exclusive closed-loop system of recycled content! To learn more about the manufacturers, visit their websites: Berry Global and PAC Worldwide

Arbor Teas Organic Tea

Compostable films were united to create eco-friendly tea packaging for Arbor Teas that earned a gold award for sustainability. The labels are made of hemp-based or sugarcane-based paper and the sealant later is PKBIO200C from Polykar. The film is derived from resin that is partially bio-based from corn feedstock. The print web of the multi-layer structure is NatureFlex™ from Futamura, a compostable cellulose film based on wood pulp from sustainably managed sources. These materials also reduce the weight of the packaging when compared to paperboard tubes or kraft bags. To learn more about the manufacturers, visit their websites: Polykar, Futamura, and Eagle Flexible Packaging

Brookside Hershey’s Exotic Dark Pouch

This innovative peelable strip in a pouch was created for consumers to first see the existing Brookside branding and then peel the strip to unveil the new Hershey’s Exotic Dark Branding. The strip is an integral part of the pouch and is not a pressure-sensitive paper label. Paharpur 3P developed the concept, modified existing equipment, and then created the pouches with a zipper and bottom gusset plus the registered strip with minimum tolerance. This innovative design earned a silver award in technical innovation. To learn more about the manufacturers, visit their websites: Paharpur 3P and Hershey India Private LTD.

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