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Innovative and Sustainable Flexible Packaging: March Spotlights

Each month, we will be spotlighting award winning innovative and sustainable plastic packaging from The Flexible Packaging Association’s 64th Annual Achievement Awards Competition! In summary, 73 packages were submitted into this year’s competition, across a number of categories, for a total of 206 entries. Thirty packages were honored with 48 Achievement Awards in several categories.

Notable trends and features of this year’s package entries include: 

  • Package formats using bio-based and compostable materials that help to increase post-recycled content and reusability.
  • The transition of products previously packaged in rigid containers to flexible packaging, which helps to reduce material usage.
  • Packaging that makes it easier for consumers to shop, transport and dispense from.

Check out our March 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.

AeroFlexx Liquid Packaging 

AeroFlexx received the Highest Achievement Award and Gold Awards in the following categories: Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging, Packaging Excellence, Shelf Impact, Sustainability and Technical Innovation. It is used for products by major brands such as Mighty Mutt Dog Shampoo and Conditioner, and Dude Body Wash Natural Castile Soap for Men. 

AeroFlexx is revolutionizing the liquid packaging industry! It is currently the only flexible package that provides features and benefits superior to that of a conventional bottle. The packaging uses at least 50% less plastic than a bottle and features a clean, controlled one handed dispensing functionality. Best of all, the pouch self-seals when done, so no more messy spills or wasted shampoo or body wash! To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here!

Paqui Tortilla Chips Pillow Pouch 

Printpack’s pillow pouch for Paqui Tortilla Chips earned a Gold Achievement Award in Shelf Impact. Amplify Snack Brands redesigned the packaging of their Paqui tortilla chips to create a striking brand block on the shelf and a convenient packaging option for shoppers. The pouch features vibrant contrasting colors and interesting visual effects, created during the printing process, making it easy for shoppers to find. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here!

Pride Lands Premium Bloom Soil

Pride Lands Premium Bloom Soil by ProAmpac received a Silver Achievement Award in Shelf Impact. This durable and sustainable bag works to protect your soil. It also features an overcoat and UV light-cured ink system that works to protect the integrity of the graphics long after the package is purchased. This makes it a great choice for sellers and shoppers! To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here!

The Ultimate Fish Stick™

Trident Seafoods packaging  for The Ultimate Fish Stick™ by PPC Flexible Packaging earned a Silver Achievement Award in Printing. The Ultimate Fish Stick™ features sharp images and clean colors, making it easy for shoppers to find. To learn more about the manufacturer, visit their website here!     

Visit this link to learn more about the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition!

     

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