The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA, recognized the winners of its 59th Flexible Packaging Annual Achievement Awards competition at the FPA Welcome Dinner & Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 held in conjunction with the 2015 FPA Annual Meeting (March 3-5, 2015) at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples FL.

An independent panel of packaging experts judged over 60 retail and institutional package entriesfeaturing innovation that integrated technical advancements in materials, graphics, shelf appeal, structure, and sustainability to produce outstanding flexible packaging solutions. Eighteen packages were recognized with 22 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards within one or more categories including Packaging Excellence, Printing and Shelf Appeal, Technical Innovation and Sustainability Achievement. 

This year’s entries found new uses for flexible packaging included innovations in closures, and creative uses of multilayer films. Many pouches solved specific problems with innovative technology to extend shelf life and improve customer convenience. Beautiful packages were created through enhanced structures, graphics, and high quality printing processes for enhanced shelf appeal.

2015 AWARD RECIPIENTS AT-A-GLANCE                                                                                                                                

Amcor's Dessiflex®                                                                                                                      Amcor Flexibles

Amcor's SachetLite                                                                                                                      Amcor Flexibles

Cryovac® Darfresh® On Tray                                                                                                    Sealed Air Corporation - Cryovac

Dole Fruit & Veggie Blends                                                                                                        Emerald Packaging

Exponent 2™                                                                                                                                 Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.

FlexAsept™                                                                                                                                    Liqui-Box

Freshness Plus®                                                                                                                          Sealed Air Corporation - Cryovac

Ghirardelli 5.50 oz.  Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Cashew                                                         American Packaging Corporation

Gourmet Express Complete Meals                                                                                          Berry Plastics Corporation

Intervoid® Sterile                                                                                                                        Coveris

Kar's Nuts -Second Nature Wholesome Medley PrimaPak™ Package                           Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.

McCormick Skillet Sauce Mix Pourable Pouch                                                                     Bemis Company, Inc.

Medi-CRREO™ with Child-Guard™ Slider                                                                           Pactech Packaging LLC,  / Reynolds Presto Products,

Muscat Dates                                                                                                                              Paharpur 3P (A Division of Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd.)

Organic Girl Three Heart Romaine Stand-Up Pouch with Velcro Closure                     Emerald Packaging, Inc.

P.F. Chang's Mongolian Style Beef                                                                                       American Packaging Corporation

Potato Starch Film for Potato Bags                                                                                       Emerald Packaging, Inc.

Rust-Oleum SpraySmart™  Marking Paint Pouch                                                             Printpack