DuPont Announces Packaging Award Winners: Collaboration, Protection Dominate
DuPont's 25th Anniversary Applauds Packaging's Value through the Years
WILMINGTON, Del., May 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - DuPont
celebrated the silver anniversary of its global packaging awards program last
night, granting top honors to U.K.-based design firm pi 3 for AidPod, which
delivers life-saving medicine to remote sub-Saharan villages. This unique
packaging and distribution program captured the premier Diamond and the
Special 25th Anniversary 'Food Security' award.
"Twenty-five years ago we saw the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation
program as an opportunity to connect with this vibrant industry and to
champion collaboration as a critical component in innovation," said William J.
Harvey, president, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. "Twenty-five years
later – as we look back at breakthrough winners and celebrate this year's
winners – it's clear that collaboration remains central to bringing innovation
This year's top winner epitomized collaboration and showcased how packaging
adds value, according to Shanna Moore, leader of the DuPont Packaging Awards
program. AidPod was developed by pi 3 for ColaLife, an independent non-profit
organization that leverages The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) distribution network
to get medicines and instructions to remote areas. The AidPod is a
self-contained anti-diarrheal kit that tucks between bottles in Coca-Cola
crates. This winning-generation AidPod has evolved to become part of the kit
itself, serving as both a single, measured dose mixing and drinking vessel.
"It's not just small packages that good things come in – it's clever ones,
too," U.S. Senator Chris Coons said. "The AidPod is proof that the combination
of ingenuity, innovation and inspiration is powerful enough to overcome the
world's greatest humanitarian challenges. ColaLife and pi 3's pairing of smart
packaging with an effective distribution platform has enormous potential to
make a real difference in sub-Saharan Africa." Senator Coons is chair of the
U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs.
As part of the quarter-century celebration, DuPont highlighted past winners
whose breakthrough projects ushered in significant societal change and looked
ahead at how packaging can shape society's future: access the infographic
here. The event also honored past winners who have won 5 or more times with a
DuPont Continuing Innovation Award. "The 25th anniversary event was a chance
for packaging to shed its 'silent hero' role, step into the limelight and
accept the accolades," said Moore.
The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is the industry's longest-running,
global, independently judged celebration of innovation and collaboration
throughout the value chain. Each year an esteemed panel awards diamond, gold
or silver honors based on "excellence" in one or all of three categories:
Innovation; Sustainability; and Cost/Waste Reduction. This year the
independent judges granted one diamond, four gold and 10 silver awards for
packaging in a diverse set of markets. Click here for complete descriptions
and high resolution images. Access a video history of the awards and its
impact here. Effective packaging is a vital piece of the puzzle in the aim to
improve global food security and eliminate food waste, click here to view the
video, "Packaging: A Quiet Revolution."
DIAMOND & SPECIAL AWARD FOR 'FOOD SECURITY'
*AidPod for ColaLife Delivers Life-Saving Medicine to Children in Remote
Villages through Coca-Cola Distribution Channel (pi 3, United Kingdom;
ColaLife, United Kingdom; Amcor Flexibles Europe- USA; Charpack Ltd.,
*Ink Producer, Recovery Company Collaborate on Zero Waste to Landfill
Program (BCM Inks, USA; Close the Loop. Ltd., USA)
*Easy-Open Venus and Olay® Razor Packaging Delivers Convenience (Gillette®
/ Placon, USA; EcoStar, USA; Control Group, USA)
*Convenience Salad Bowl Gets More Sustainable (Coop Cooperative,
Switzerland; Awtec, Switzerland)
*Clorox® SMART TUBE® Technology Enables Consumer to Spray Every Drop (The
Clorox Company, USA; ALPLA, USA; Graham Packaging, USA; Guala Dispensing,
*New Sausage Casings Speed Cooking, Smoking Times; Offer Better Protection
(Atlantis-Pak Company, Ltd., Russian Federation)
*Amcor Optimizes Cavity Design and Blister Dimensions Using its 'Advanced
Blister Design' Tools in a Formpack® Pharmaceutical Blister Pack That
Protects Contents from Moisture (Amcor Flexibles, Germany)
*Toyo Aluminum K.K. Uses Nature to Create Water-Repellent Packaging
Material for Yogurt Lids (Toyo Aluminum K.K., Japan; Morinaga Milk
Industry Co. Ltd, Japan)
*Folmex Reinvents Laundry Detergent Packaging While Improving
Sustainability, Reducing Cost (Folmex, Mexico; P&G, Panama, Venezuela)
*Clearly Clean Products partners with Weis Markets and Launches the World's
Only Recyclable MAP Tray (Clearly Clean Products, USA; Weis Markets, USA)
*Innovative 3D In-Mold Technology Provides Multi-Sensory Experience for
Consumers (Trexel, USA; PACCOR International GmbH, Germany; Britton
Decorative, France; Unilever, Europe)
*Pepperidge Farm Debuts Re-Closure Innovation to the Delight of Snackers
Everywhere (Pepperidge Farm, USA; Campbell Company, Canada, USA and Sonoco
Flexible, Canada, USA)
*Campbell's Go™ Soup Speaks to Younger Consumers with Convenient Standup
(Campbell's Soup Company, USA; C&K Propack, Korea)
*Heinz Freshens Iconic Ketchup Bottle (Heinz, USA)
*Streamlined CardioFocus Heartlight® Medical Tray Cost-Effectively Protects
Sensitive Equipment (Beacon Converters, Inc., USA; CardioFocus, Inc, USA;
Dahl Packaging Associates, USA)
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers manufactures an extensive mix of
adhesive, barrier, peelable lidding and sealant resins and provides a globally
networked development team to work with customers on packaging programs that
help protect the product, environment, improve shelf appeal, convenience and
reduce cost in the food, cosmetics, medical products and other consumer goods
and industrial packaging industries.
DuPont – one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals
more than 20 years ago – has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond
internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue
and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to
business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally
improved new products for key global markets.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the
global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services
since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such
global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere,
decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the
environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.
The DuPont Oval Logo and DuPont™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of
DuPont or its affiliates.
Venus & Olay® and Gillette® are registered trademarks of The Procter & Gamble
Clorox® and SmartTube® are registered trademarks of The Clorox Company, USA.
iCel® is a registered trademark of Atlantis-Pak, Russia.
Formpack® is a registered trademark of Amcor Flexibles Singen GmbH.
TOYAL LOTUS® is a registered trademark of TOYO ALUMINIUM KABUSHIKI KAISHA,
Baked Naturals® and Campbell's Go™ are registered trademark and trademark of
the Campbell Soup Company, USA.
SealTab® is a registered trademark of SPC Resources, Inc., USA.
Heinz® is a registered trademark of H.J. Heinz Company, USA.
Heartlight® is a registered trademark of CardioFocus, Inc., USA.
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