Alcoa Flexible Packaging Shrink Sleeve Wins Best of Show Award at PLGA Annual Meeting!

RICHMOND, Va. -- Recently, at the Packaging & Label Gravure Association's 10th Annual Operational Conference, Alcoa Flexible Packaging was again recognized for premium print quality by receiving "Best of Show" for its Neilson's The Ultimate Chocolate Milk(TM) 1 liter bottle shrink sleeve. Not only did the Alcoa shrink sleeve win the top award in its label category, it then contended with the best entries among 30-plus different product categories for "Best of Show".

Another outstanding example of the fine quality rotogravure printing from Alcoa Flexible Packaging, the reverse printed 50 micron PET shrink sleeve label utilizes 7 colors to produce a label that appears drenched in chocolate milk. The photo realistic graphics of luscious chocolate milk being poured into a translucent glass with condensation droplets captures consumers' attention, inviting them to drink and enjoy.

This is the 7th award Alcoa Flexible Packaging has received in the past twelve months for its shrink sleeves. Alcoa shrink sleeves are produced at the Alcoa Downingtown Packaging Plant in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

About Alcoa Flexible Packaging

Alcoa Flexible Packaging, based in Richmond, Virginia, manufactures a variety of packaging materials including extrusion and adhesive laminated pouch materials, overwraps and linerstock, blister lidding foil, thermoformed trays, cable wrap, plastic shrink sleeve body labels, shrink film and laminated foil. These packaging materials serve the world's leading consumer products manufacturers within the pharmaceutical, medical, food & beverage, and industrial markets.

About Alcoa

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap® foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa® wheels, and Baco® household wraps. Among its other businesses are closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 123,000 employees in 44 countries and has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at

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