Innovative and Sustainable Flexible Packaging: June Spotlights

We are so excited to continue sharing the 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition winners! Check out our June 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. 

Mackintosh’s® Quality Street® Stand-up Pouch

Mackintosh’s® Quality Street® stand-up pouch is designed to create a superior impact on the shelf. As a responsible manufacturer of flexible packaging, in coordination with the customer, the recyclable pouch was developed as a sustainability initiative. The key features include rich vibrant colors and appealing visual effects achieved with 8 color gravure printing that makes the pouch distinctive. The pouch, both functional and elegant, is designed with a resealable zipper that keeps the product fresh longer. The pouch structure is recyclable which contributes to the sustainability of this package. The printing with surface matte and a very high-resolution product image gives the pouch a unique look, which earned Emirates Printing Press, L.L.C. a Gold Award for Printing. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here.

Nestlé Smarties Stand-up Pouch, 203 g

The production of paper-based packaging requires different measures than conventional materials. The paper used for the Smarties stand-up pouch is optimized for stiffness and durability to maximize shelf presence while providing strength and stability to withstand product fill and distribution. The key production goals of this paper-based packaging were to mimic the functionality of plastic-based packaging while maintaining speed on press. The package is produced using a rotogravure press and the overall construction consists of surface-printed paper with gloss, heat-resistant overlacquer, and a rotogravure-applied dispersion coating to support heat sealability, barrier, and product resistance. These factors combined to earn American Packaging Corporation a Gold Award for Packaging Excellence, a Gold Award for Technical Innovation, and a Silver Award for Sustainability. Learn more about the manufacturer here.

Off The Eaten Path Industrially Compostable Package

The new Off The Eaten Path industrially compostable package offers environmentally conscious consumers another option as it relates toward a sustainable packaging circular economy. The new structure offering combines several product, process, and graphical enhancements embodied within the new package and design. These include a fully certified industrial compostable biobased package, a proprietary sound dampening technology for rigid biobased materials, eye-catching clear and concise “compostable” messaging, and a consumer interactive QR code providing details on composting options. These innovations earned Printpack a Gold Award for Sustainability and a Silver Award for Packaging Excellence. You can learn more about Printpack here.

Popcornopolis® Double Drizzle Pouch

Bryce Corporation, in partnership with Popcornopolis®, developed an industry-disrupting stand-up box pouch that is truly one of a kind in the segment. The flat-bottomed design, consisting of multi-layer high-barrier films, features HD flexographic printing, a convenient press-to-close zipper, and sturdiness that maximizes presentation on each panel, and boosts shelf impact. The barrier film technology combined with a reseal feature provides maximum freshness for this amazingly indulgent treat! The Double Drizzle Pouch earned Bryce Corporation a Gold Award for Shelf Impact. Visit their website to learn more here.

Check out past winners of the 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards here and for more on sustainable flexible packaging here

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