DuPont Packaging announces the call for entries in the 24th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition.

“Needs for improved sustainability and cost/waste reduction are the key drivers for packaging innovation today,” says Shanna Moore, global director of sustainability, DuPont Packaging.  “We look forward to entries that demonstrate excellence in addressing these issues.  In order to share learnings about how companies are innovating in response to these needs, we will once again conduct a global online event featuring our winners, who also will be honored in a celebration event with senior DuPont executives.”  

The prestigious international jury panel for the 24th DuPont Awards will be headed by Brian Wagner, vice president, PTIS (a HAVI Global Solutions Direct Company) .  Entries will be evaluated for excellence in packaging innovation, sustainability and cost /waste reduction.  Entry forms and guidelines are available The deadline for entries is Feb. 24, 2012.   

Packaging designers, converters, consumer goods producers, retailers and equipment manufacturers from around the world are encouraged to enter their new packaging developments.  There is no fee for entry and DuPont materials do not need to be in the packaging structure.  In evaluating entries, jurors will consider excellence in one or more of these areas:  innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction.  Winners will be announced in May 2012.  Information on the program and past winners is posted on DuPont’s Packaging website.  

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers manufactures an extensive mix of adhesive, barrier, peelable lidding and sealant resins and provides a globally networked development team to work with customers on packaging programs that help protect the product, environment; improve shelf appeal, convenience; and reduce cost in the food, cosmetics, medical products and other consumer goods and industrial packaging industries.