Pretium Packaging (, a leading North American manufacturer of plastic containers and closures, has won two international Worldstar awards for its SureHandle polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container with integrated handle in the  food and beverage categories.The Worldstar awards are presented by the World Packaging Organisation.

Pretium Packaging used technology from Practically Impossible Labs, Houston, Texas, to develop the SureHandle stock container line. It is currently available in a 64-ounce, 38-400 mm finish, as well as a 2-liter size. The line was developed to provide brand owners with significant shelf differentiation, handling convenience and aesthetics that were not previously possible.

The SureHandle PET bottle is a “first-of-its-kind” bottle because it comes out of the injection mold with the handle already in place. (Unlike traditional preforms, the SureHandle preform features an injection molded handle integrated into the side wall.)

This new technology creates new possibilities for many products — including beverages, foods and household and industrial chemicals—that could benefit from a monolayer PET container with an ergonomic handleware solution.

SureHandle was previously awarded the "Best of Show" Ameristar honor from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), in addition to winning the Beverages, Non-alcoholic and Food, Shelf Stable categories.