Bemis Company Inc. has been recognized as a winner of the FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards, receiving a gold award in the packaging excellence category and silver award in the sustainability category for the McCormick Skillet Sauce pouch.
The McCormick Skillet Sauce pouch, a new line of fresh tasting home-cooked sauces, helps consumers prepare quick and healthy meals. The design provides a clean pour of the sauce and also lets the consumer connect with a unique and appealing shape. The no-mess easy-open “cap” allows the consumer to simply tear open and pour, leaving the scissors and mess behind.
This new idea was developed from research that indicated consumers prefer lightweight flexible pouches over bottles or jars in the skillet sauce category. The McCormick Skillet Sauce pouch combines the look and functionality of a bottle with the convenience a flexible pouch can offer. A published FPA case study specifies, on average, flexible pouches can result in up to a 50 percent reduction in landfill waste when compared to glass or plastic bottles with caps.
“We’re honored to be recognized along with our customer for a breakthrough concept to the market,” says Don Schnabel, director of marketing, Bemis. “We strive every day to better understand our customer’s businesses and challenges, as well as collaborating to position their products for greater success.”
The award was accepted by Jim Ransom, president of Bemis North America, at the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony in Naples, Fla. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.