Bemis Receives Best in Show and Silver Awards in the Flexible Packaging Association's 2016 Competition

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – Bemis Company, Inc. has been honored by the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) with two 2016 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards, receiving the highest achievement, ‘Best in Show’, for the Campbell’s Ready Meals pouch, and a silver award in the Technical Innovation category for the Smithfield foodservice package utilizing Curwood® Flow-Tite® shrink rollstock film.

Campbell’s Ready Meals Pouch

This self-venting pouch is designed for busy consumers seeking convenient, portable meals. In just 60 seconds, consumers can enjoy the meal directly out of the bowl-shaped pouch. Controlled venting keeps consumers satisfied by ensuring even heating with no cold spots – and adds an additional level of convenience by eliminating the need to tear open the pouch prior to heating.

Smithfield Foodservice Package Utilizing Curwood® Flow-Tite® Shrink Rollstock Film

This shrink bag alternative helps Smithfield Foods find operational efficiencies and total cost savings. Curwood® Flow-Tite® shrink rollstock creates a consistent and hermetic seal, replacing the inefficient, manual loading of alternative formats. The system allows fresh meat processors – like Smithfield Foods – to realize new efficiencies:

Reduces labor costs by 50% or more by requiring approximately 3 workers vs. 7 workers

Reduces rework by 50% or more by lowering leaker rate from approximately 5% to 1%

Improves processing throughput by 5-10% by increasing speed from approximately 32 bpm to 35 bpm

The awards were accepted by Jim Ransom, President of Bemis in North America at the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony in Naples, FL on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.


Bemis works collaboratively with forward-thinking customers to deliver inspired food and consumer packaging that enables customer success. We spark product breakthroughs through bold thinking, deep customer engagement and consumer insights. We are committed to high quality execution and technical support that provides peace of mind. And we find ways to streamline costs through more efficient operations and better ways of working. Bemis in North America is part of Bemis Company, Inc., a global packaging company with 60 facilities and 17,000 employees worldwide. With a presence across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Bemis offers the unsurpassed scope and expertise that can truly redefine a business. Yet as individual collaborators, our experts focus on helping each customer move ahead, one success at a time. More information is available at

For additional information, please contact:

Marketing Communications

Bemis in North America

P.O. Box 2968

Oshkosh, WI 54904

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