Bemis Company, Inc. ( has been honored by the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) with two 2016 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards, receiving the highest achievement, ‘Best in Show’, for the Campbell’s Ready Meals pouch, and a silver award in the Technical Innovation category for the Smithfield foodservice package utilizing Curwood® Flow-Tite® shrink rollstock film.

Campbell’s Ready Meals Pouch

This self-venting pouch is designed for busy consumers seeking convenient, portable meals. In just 60 seconds, consumers can enjoy the meal directly out of the bowl-shaped pouch. Controlled venting keeps consumers satisfied by ensuring even heating with no cold spots – and adds an additional level of convenience by eliminating the need to tear open the pouch prior to heating.

Smithfield Foodservice Package Utilizing Curwood® Flow-Tite® Shrink Rollstock Film

This shrink bag alternative helps Smithfield Foods find operational efficiencies and total cost savings. Curwood® Flow-Tite® shrink rollstock creates a consistent and hermetic seal, replacing the inefficient, manual loading of alternative formats. The system allows fresh meat processors – like Smithfield Foods – to realize new efficiencies:

  • Reduces labor costs by 50% or more by requiring approximately 3 workers vs. 7 workers
  • Reduces rework by 50% or more by lowering leaker rate from approximately 5% to 1%
  • Improves processing throughput by 5-10% by increasing speed from approximately 32 bpm to 35 bpm

The awards were accepted by Jim Ransom, President of Bemis in North America at the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony in Naples, FL on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.