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Amcor Flexibles Wins a WorldStar Award for 'Formpack® with Advanced Blister Design'

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Press release date: December 18, 2013

Amcor Flexibles is proud to announce that Formpack with Advanced Blister Design has won a WorldStar award at the 2014 competition organized by the World Packaging Organization (WPO).

Amcor Flexibles is proud to announce that Formpack with Advanced Blister Design has won a WorldStar award at the 2014 competition organized by the World Packaging Organization (WPO).

This award recognizes a major advancement in Amcor's Formpack product range, which is used to protect pharmaceutical solids such as tablets, capsules or powders.

The Advanced Blister Design is based on an existing blister pack, which was re-engineered in such a way that the material consumption has been reduced by more than 30%, while simultaneously improving the moisture protection of the drug by over 40%.

Advanced developments in the design software allowed for an accurate simulation of moisture diffusion and for a precise evaluation of blister performances. As a result of this improvement six tablets, rather than the previous four, are able to be packed in a blister with identical dimensions.

This design simulation tool is a critical component in the full suite of packaging design and development tools innovated by Amcor Flexibles, which allow the optimum selection and design of blister materials.

Andrea Della Torre, R&D Pharma Director at Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas, explained the significance of the award, "Amcor Flexibles is particularly proud to receive this WorldStar award as it recognizes our continuous effort in developing sustainable packaging solutions. Our customers acknowledge Amcor Flexibles' commitment in this field and we are honoured to be distinguished by an independent panel of experts for the third time this year after the Alufoil Trophy and the DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards."

Representatives of 24 packaging associations, members of WPO (World Packaging Organization), judged 249 packaging projects, from 35 countries, that applied for WorldStar Awards 2014. The judging session took place on November 7th in Barcelona (Spain) and results were officially announced on November 26th.

To be eligible to enter WorldStar Awards the packaging must be a winner in a national or multinational competition that is recognized by WPO.

About Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas
With 68 plants in 21 countries, Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas, a division of Amcor, is a market leader and the world's largest supplier of flexible packaging. We deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the food, beverage, pharma, personal care, medical and industrial markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions.

About Amcor
Amcor Limited is a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, employing more than 30,000 people worldwide, operating in 40 countries across 300 sites. Amcor supplies a broad range of plastic (rigid and flexible), fibre, metal and glass packaging solutions to enhance the products consumers use in everyday life. Amcor also provides packaging-related services that help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation driven by art and science. Amcor is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

John Forsyth
Global Product Manager Formpack
Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas
Tel.: +34 637 468 291
Email: john.forsyth@amcor.com

Florence Rocq
Marketing Communications Manager
Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas
Tel: +33 1 5700 3619
Email: florence.rocq@amcor.com
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