Innovative and Sustainable Flexible Packaging: June Spotlights

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We are so excited to continue sharing the 2021 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition winners! Check out our June spotlights listed below to learn about sustainable flexible packaging, its benefits, the manufacturers behind the creation, and the brands that are using these packages for their products.

Industrial Compostable Coffee Pod Lidding & Mother Bag

Both the pod lidding and mother bag are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), meaning that it is certified to break down in industrial composting. These features earned TC Transcontinental Packaging a gold award in sustainability for the packaging. The entire solution has a circular design with renewable inputs into the materials and a no-separation pod design to ensure easy consumer disposal into the organics collection to be processed as industrial compost. The mother bag protects the pods and provides a barrier, all to help mitigate contamination in the end stream. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here.

Reset360 Large Format Protein Pouch

When Reset360 came to Nosco seeking a large format digital flexible packaging pouch with metallic color, Nosco’s team of engineers and graphics experts went to work on a solution. The team paired metPET material with the appropriate screen values to allow for the desired metallic effect to show through—matching the metallic PMS color originally requested by the customer. Premium white ink was then printed in the areas where Reset360 did not want a metallic effect, which provided the clean look desired. This pouch features 5 HP Indigo ElectroInk colors. Combined, these show-stopping features earned Nosco a silver award in printing. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here.

Ruffles® Lime and Jalapeño Anthony Davis Bags

Ruffles® collaborated with basketball star, Anthony Davis, for the new Lime and Jalapeño chip flavor. The collaboration was inspired by Davis’ multidimensional personality and Ruffles®’ spirit of individuality. Three package designs reference Anthony Davis’ #3 jersey. Each package features one of two images of Davis placed on one of three different backgrounds of bold waves. The wavy lines of the package represent both Ruffles®’ iconic texture and Davis’ trademark unibrow. Just like the three designs, Printpack earned three gold awards in printing, shelf impact and packaging excellence for the design. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here.

Amazon Tea Stand-up Pouch

The Amazon Tea Stand-up pouch is designed to create a superior shelf impact. The key features include rich vibrant colors and appealing visual effects achieved with 8 color gravure printing which earned Emirates Printing Press, LLC a silver award for printing. This pouch, both functional and elegant, is designed with a resealable zipper that keeps the product fresh for a longer time. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here.

Check out past winners of the 2021 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards here and for more on sustainable flexible packaging here.

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