30% PCR Sustainable Collation Shrink Film (Integritite™ PCR)
Manufacturer: TC Transcontinental Packaging, tctranscontinental.com/packaging
Description: This breakthrough collation shrink film incorporates 30% of PCR resin and is 100% recyclable. We extruded a sustainable film that is close to par with virgin plastic resin performance, is pre-approved for recycle-ready at store drop-off locations, looks great on the shelf, and appeals to the consumer’s desire for sustainable packaging. The development of a reliable film has taken a great deal of craftsmanship to overcome the challenges of a high-loading of PCR resins.
Amazon Tea Stand-up Pouch
Award: Silver Award—Printing
Manufacturer: Emirates Printing Press, L.L.C., eppdubai.com
Description: The Amazon Tea stand-up pouch is designed to create a superior impact on the shelf. Key features include rich, vibrant colors and appealing visual effects achieved with eight-color gravure printing, which makes the pouch distinctive. The printing on matte OPP—with a very high-resolution product image—gives the package a unique look. This pouch, both functional and elegant, is designed with a resealable zipper that keeps the product fresh.
Shield Pack® Clear High Barrier Aseptic IBC Liner
Award: Gold Award—Technical Innovation
Manufacturer: Amcor Flexibles, amcor.com
Description: The Shield Pack® Clear High Barrier Aseptic IBC Liner provides the clarity and durability that the distribution process demands. This technology replaces laminated oriented metallized structures in applications where manufacturers are packaging up to 300 gallons of product for intermittent storage and transportation. The multi-layer structure safeguards against moisture, oxygen, and environmental contamination, while extending distribution range, reducing transit failures, improving product quality, and maintaining product color and vitamin retention.
Reset360 Large Format Protein Pouch
Award: Silver Award—Printing
Manufacturer: Nosco, nosco.com
Description: When Reset360 came to Nosco seeking a large-format digital flexible packaging pouch with metallic color, Nosco’s team of engineers and graphics experts went to work on a solution. Because metallic print cannot be attained on a press today, the team first recommended a metPET material for its metallic properties. They then paired this material with the appropriate screen values to allow for the desired metallic effect to show through—
matching the metallic PMS color originally requested by the customer. Premium white ink was then printed in the areas where Reset360 did not want a metallic effect, which provided the clean look desired. This pouch features 5 HP Indigo ElectroInk colors.
Matrix Total Results Hair Care Holiday Kits
Manufacturer: ProAmpac, proampac.com
Description: Matrix Total Results Limited Edition Holiday Collection Hair Care uses a flexible reclosable pouch, providing product protection, enhanced functionality, and unique graphics. ProAmpac employed special printing processes to ensure graphics were elegant and exciting, eliminating the need for additional holiday wrapping and motivating consumers to reuse the pouch. ProAmpac used a special zipper closure that allows for greater opening force from the product inside but is easy to open for consumers.
Load & Seal™ Tamper Evident Delivery Bag
Manufacturer: Novolex, novolex.com
Description: The Load & Seal™ Tamper Evident Delivery Bag, designed for home delivery of hot food and fresh grocery items, discourages pilferage and contamination of the product being delivered. The bag features a closure and custom-designed perforation line system, which will not separate when the bag is carried, but it will open easily for the customer upon delivery. Vent holes allow steam to escape, preventing deterioration of the food and the primary food packaging items inside the bag.