Amcor Flexibles Wins Gold and Silver at Annual Flexible Packaging Association Achievement Awards


Amcor Flexibles was the proud recipient of two awards at the Flexible Packaging Association's (FPA) Annual Achievement Awards held on 3 March 2015



Amcor Flexibles was the proud recipient of two awards at the Flexible Packaging Association's (FPA) Annual Achievement Awards held on 3 March 2015, in Naples, Florida. The FPA is the leading trade organization for flexible packaging converters and suppliers. The Annual Achievement Awards honor packaging and converting organizations that demonstrate breakthrough technologies, printing techniques, package structures, environmental advantages and new end-uses.



"We are honored to be recognized for the fourth consecutive year as winners of FPA gold and silver awards," said Tom Cochran, Vice President and General Manager – Americas, Medical and Extrusion, Amcor Flexibles Europe Americas. "Our customers challenge us to develop packaging solutions that complement their products. We are proud to meet that challenge."



Amcor Flexibles received a Gold Award in the 'Technical Innovation' category for Dessiflex®, desiccant impregnated films used products in medical, pharmaceutical and other markets.



Amcor's Dessiflex® is extremely effective at both removing moisture within a package and retarding moisture penetration through sealed edges of the package. The patented technology incorporates desiccant into the primary packaging eliminating the need for sachets and other types of moisture scavengers. Dessiflex even removes retained moisture from packages exposed to high humidity sterilization. It also reduces the environmental footprint approximately 20% compared to a pouch with a desiccant sachet. Amcor's Dessiflex provides a unique combination of simplified production and shelf life extension. It is simpler and better desiccant packaging.



Amcor Flexibles also received a Silver Award in the 'Sustainability' category for Amcor's SachetLite used for hard-to-hold products in home, personal care and other markets. Amcor's SachetLite is an environmentally friendly alternative to standard high-barrier sachet packaging. It provides the moisture and oxygen barrier required for sensitive products, the chemical resistance needed for aggressive products, and the robust package appearance desired for a premium brand image. SachetLite's environmental footprint is a reduction of at least 25% on most measures and almost 54% on water consumption. SachetLite is part of Amcor's product offerings with reduced environmental impact.



The goal of the FPA Annual Achievement Awards is to showcase the diverse uses for flexible packaging.



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. For more information visit www.amcor.com.



About Amcor

Amcor (ASX: AMC) applies art and science to create responsible packaging solutions that enhance the products people use in everyday life. With global leadership positions in flexibles and rigid plastics packaging, Amcor continually innovates to find new and better ways to protect essential products such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, personal and household goods. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Amcor employs 27,000 people worldwide and has operations across 43 countries. For more information, visit www.amcor.com.



For further information please contact:



Press Contact:

Abbie Ansburg

Marketing Communications Manager

Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas

Tel. + 1 847 573 6784

Email: abbie.ansburg@amcor.com



Karyn Dadian

Product Manager

Medical North America, Coated & Laminated Products

Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas

Tel: +1 847 918 4312

Email: karyn.dadian@amcor.com



Carrie Novelli

Product Manager

Specialty Performance, Home & Personal Care, and Technical Specialties

Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas

Tel: +1 847 918 4265

Email: carrie.novelli@amcor.com  

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