Bemis Company Inc. is the winner of this year’s prestigious FPA Highest Achievement Award for their Molson Coors 12-Pack Cooler Bag. The bag also won two Gold Awards for Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging and Printing & Shelf Impact, and a Silver Award for Packaging Excellence. The Cooler Bag creates a fresh take on the ubiquitous beer carton.
The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) announces two winners in the 2018 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award program: Anheuser-Busch InBev and DS Smith Plastics. Anheuser-Busch InBev won for its design and implementation of a comprehensive maintenance, reusable pallet and logistics system that reduced waste, increased reusable packaging lifespan and reduced CO2 impact.
PMMI's Technology Excellence Awards recognizes exhibitors’ innovative technology—newly developed and never seen before at a PACK EXPO International event. The deadline is July 11 to submit an application. Finalists receive editorial coverage in the show daily, an ad in the show guide, photo and summary of the new technology or product.
The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) announces the winners in its 2018 AmeriStar Package Awards Competition. Judges considered more than 70 packages for nine category awards, four student awards and AmeriStar’s top three awards.
The Independent Carton Group (ICG) has announced that FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, is the recipient of its Supplier of the Year Award for 2017. The award was presented at the 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati during the ICG’s general membership meeting.
Brilliant and sustainable packaging ideas dominated proceedings at the 21st European Carton Excellence Awards. The prizes were presented to the winners on September 21 at the Award Gala of the ECMA Congress in the elegant Residenz Building in Salzburg to an international audience of senior personnel from across the industry.
X-Hance has been named the winner in the Cutting Food Waste category of the Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards, which celebrate innovation and creativity that make significant environmental advances across the supply chain.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!