The PrimaPak™ Packaging developed by Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. (clearlam.com), for Fisher Party Peanuts is a WorldStar 2015 Packaging Award winner in the food category, an honor bestowed by the Word Packaging Organization (WPO). WorldStar award winners will be formally recognized at a reception in Milan, Italy on May 19, 2015. Companies from 37 countries entered 264 packaging projects in the international competition. The judging session took place late last year at the WPO’s Board Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This is the third win for the PrimaPak™ package in a global awards category.
The PrimaPak™ package is the industry’s first-of-its-kind flexible, stackable and reclosable package produced from rollstock on a custom vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) machine. Lightweight and stackable, the packaging is designed to replace bulky rigid jars, blow-molded containers, injection-molded packages, composite cans, and select stand-up pouches. The finished package resembles a “pop-up” box.
This innovative technology boosts cube utilization by 30 percent or more compared to traditional containers taking up less warehouse space and reducing transportation demands. This translates into truckload and warehouse space savings, reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
“Leading food processors like Fisher Nuts are looking to the latest innovations to support their sustainability goals and drive costs out of the manufacturing process,” said Roman Forowycz, chief marketing officer for Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. “We’re proud to be among the WorldStar award winners from the U.S. and we’d like to thank the judges for recognizing Clear Lam with this honor. Our company has made a significant investment in the PrimaPak™ System, including a new co-packing facility and innovation center near Chicago, providing our customers with an end-to-end packaging solution.”
The new co-packing facility meets growing demand for the PrimaPak™ System. The facility will produce PrimaPak™ packaging for test markets, regional rollouts, seasonal items and nationally distributed products. According to research firm Smithers Pira, the global market for sustainable packaging is expected to reach $244 billion by 2018.