Innovative and Sustainable Flexible Packaging: April Spotlights

We are so excited to introduce the first of the 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition winners! Check out our April spotlights below to learn about the benefits of each package, the manufacturers behind the creation, and the brands using these product packages.

EnteraLoc™

EnteraLoc™ is a patented, 510(k) FDA approved, medical fluid device intended for tube-fed patients. It’s the first seamless, closed-loop solution that combines nutritious meals with a flexible pouch, leak-proof seal, custom-designed spout, and direct-connect ENFit® device in one complete enteral feeding system. Unlike traditional solutions, EnteraLoc™ uniquely delivers nutrition directly into the patient’s feeding tube in either the hospital, long-term care facility, rehab facility, or home care setting. It is designed to improve the nutrition/hydration of tube-fed patients by providing a convenient method of nutrient delivery that is simple, safe, no mess, and can be consumed on the go. These features earned Vonco Products, LLC the Highest Achievement Award, a Gold Award for Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging, a Gold Award for Packaging Excellence, a Gold Award for Sustainability, and a Gold Award for Technical Innovation. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here.

Ahmad Tea – Cardamom Tea, 200 g

Ahmad Tea is designed with cast and cure technology to prevent counterfeit duplicates. The cast and cure technique printed on the front panel gives a holographic effect and provides security to the package as cast and cure is not easy to copy and helps to prevent duplication of the product. The cast and cure technique improves the overall package aesthetic and grabs consumers’ attention on the shelf. Printed with 8 color reverse printing, and after the lamination process is completed, the surface cast and cure are added with a separate process. The package uses a high-barrier metalized PET film to retain the product aroma and increase its shelf life. Emirates Printing Press, L.L.C. earned a Gold Award for Printing and can be found here for more details.

AmPrima™ Recycle Ready Pouch for Tyson® Instant Pot Family Meal Kit

Amcor’s AmPrima™ Recycle Ready Pouch for Tyson® Instant Pot Meal Kits is a future-ready flexible technology that addresses Tyson’s goal of incorporating better, more sustainable plastics in their brand packaging. The package streamlines three packaging components (a rigid APET tray, a PVC overwrap, and a label) into one flexible high-barrier carrier pouch eligible for consumer recycling. The efficient package resulted in an 80% reduction in carbon footprint, a 75% reduction in packaging weight, and the elimination of chloride-based materials. Amcor Flexibles received a Gold Award for Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging. Visit their website here.

Beachbody® PCR Incorporated Stand-up Pouch

In a recent product launch, Beachbody® partnered with American Packaging Corporation (APC) to debut their Cookies & Cream flavored Shakeology® brand stand-up pouch. This pouch is novel as it incorporates 45% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content at a minimum. The pouch is a flexographically printed, multi-material lamination of PET, MET PET, and LLDPE produced at APC’s Story City, Iowa facility. This design earned American Packaging Corporation a Gold Award in Sustainability, a Silver Award in Packaging Excellence, and a Silver Award in Shelf Impact. You can learn more about the manufacturer here.

Visit our website at PerfectPackaging.com to learn more about flexible packaging. To see Achievement Awards winners from 2021, check out our blog here.

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