Pack Expo Selects Prizes award sustainability enhancements.October 26, 2009 -
Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 5-7, 2009 PACK EXPO Selects Competition awarded first prize to Robbie Flexibles for the Purex® Complete(TM) 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets packaging. Printpack's Body Glove water filtration packaging came in at a very close second, and Lloyd's Barbeque packaging from Airlite Plastics Co. took third. Each took its own approach towards sustainability, indicating importance of sustainability movement as market-driving factor.
Purex® Complete(TM) 3-in-1 Takes Prize in Pack Expo Selects
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Body Glove water filtration system also receives high marks from PACK EXPO attendees
Arlington, Va.; Oct. 15, 2009 - Results are in for the 2009 PACK EXPO Selects Competition, and the prize goes to Purex® Complete(TM) 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets, submitted by Robbie Flexibles. Printpack's Body Glove water filtration was a very close second, and Lloyd's Barbeque, from Airlite Plastics Co, took third.
Results were based on on-site voting at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2009, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center October 5-7. Voting took place in the Brand Zone, where the 10 finalists were displayed.
Packages were submitted by PACK EXPO exhibitors, with the stipulation that they must have been released commercially within the previous 12 months.
"Each of the three leading entries took its own approach to sustainability concerns," said Ben Miyares, vice president, industry relations, PMMI. "That in itself is a real indicator of the importance of the sustainability movement as a market driver."
Descriptions of the three leaders are below: Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets Submitted by: Robbie Flexibles Robbie was contacted to help The Dial Corporation create a colorful, high-clarity package that could be easily recognized on the shelf and would hold exact placement of their Purex® Complete(TM) 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets color pallet and graphics. The difficulties lay in the innovative, irregular shape of the product; the many multiple images designed for prudent areas on the innovative package; and the ability to eliminate print distortion using a Polyolefin shrink film. Printing on film and eliminating sleeves or labels gave Dial the ability to continue its sustainability concept by giving the consumer an all-in-one detergent, softener and anti-static product, in a convenient, refillable dispenser.
Body Glove Water Filtration Submitted by: Printpack, Inc. The Water Inc. filters were designed to build the product line with as many environmental considerations as possible. The cartridges, tapered in design, makes a paper label difficult to wrap around the recyclable filter housing, therefore the printed full sleeve shrink label made from PLA film and converted by Printpack was the label of choice. The PLA film is compostable and recyclable.
Lloyd's Barbeque Pork, Chicken and Beef Submitted by: Airlite Plastics Co. Airlite Plastics Co. worked with Hormel to redesign primary packaging for their Lloyd's prepared barbeque meats. The primary innovation is the conversion to an IML (in-mold labeled) container and lid. The conversion allowed Lloyd's to eliminate the paperboard sleeve that was part of the original package as all dietary and product information was now directly on the container and lid. This correlates to significant sustainable benefits as the elimination of the throwaway sleeve saved 973 tons of paper, according to LLoyd's (see Lloyd's Barbeque web site for specific environmental impact information). Additionally the design of the container includes "stay cool" handles, which makes it easier for the consumer to remove the heated container from the microwave.
The remaining seven finalists are listed alphabetically by submitting exhibitor: Grape Ranch Frozen Rose Submitted by: Ampac Flexibles Other contributors: PPI Technologies 80 percent Renewable Barrier Forming Film for Perishable Goods Submitted by: Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. Gump's Perfume Box Submitted by: CMC Packaging Group Young & Smylie(TM) Licorice Submitted by: Printpack Inc. Reusable Zipper Bag Submitted by: Telesonic Packaging Corp. Other contributors: Siemens Energy/Automation; Intralox LLC. PNY USB Flash Drive Submitted by: Tegrant Corporation, Alloyd Brands T-Mobile Pay-As-You Go Cellular Phone Submitted by: Tegrant Corporation, Alloyd Brands
About PMMI PMMI is a trade association with more than 530 member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the United States and Canada. PMMI's vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to meet the needs of their customers.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting packaging and processing equipment and materials suppliers with their customers around the world. Coming in 2010: EXPO PACK México in Mexico City, June 22-25, and PACK EXPO International, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, at Chicago's McCormick Place. PACK EXPO Las Vegas returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 26-28, 2011.
Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.