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FPA Honors 30 Designs in Achievement Awards Competition

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The FPA hosted its 64th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition, where FlexiTube for Bio Creative Labs - USA received two gold status awards and one silver.

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced the winners of its 64th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition.

The winning entries were recognized during the FPA Welcome Dinner & Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony on March 4, 2020, in conjunction with the 2020 FPA Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida.

This year, 73 packages were submitted in the competition, and some for numerous categories, for a total of 206 entries. Thirty packages were honored with 48 Achievement Awards in various categories.

The judges for this year’s competition included Min Degruson, Ph.D., assistant professor, packaging, University of Wisconsin–Stout; Matt Reynolds, editor, Packaging World; and Mike Richmond, Ph.D., principal, PTIS, LLC.

2020 Award Recipients

Highest Achievement Award
  • AeroFlexx (by AeroFlexx)
    • Highest Achievement Award
    • Gold Award—Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging
    • Gold Award—Packaging Excellence
    • Gold Award—Shelf Impact
    • Gold Award—Sustainability
    • Gold Award—Technical Innovation
Gold Achievement Awards
  • 4D Bags with Handle (by Uflex Limited)
    • Gold Award—Shelf Impact
  • FlexiTube for Bio Creative Labs - USA (by Uflex Limited)
    • Gold Award—Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging
    • Gold Award—Packaging Excellence
    • Silver Award—Technical Innovation
  • Hill’s All PE “Recyclable” Pet Treat Bags (by Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC)
    • Gold Award—Packaging Excellence
    • Silver Award—Sustainability
    • Silver Award—Technical Innovation
  • Insura Seal Verification (by Amcor Healthcare Packaging)
    • Gold Award—Technical Innovation
  • Paqui Tortilla Chips Pillow Pouch (by Printpack)
    • Gold Award—Shelf Impact
  • Predilecta Sacciali Jar Shaped Pouch (by Amcor Flexibles Brazil)
    • Gold Award—Shelf Impact
    • Silver Award—Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging
    • Silver Award—Packaging Excellence
  • Premade STANDCAP Inverted Pouches (by Glenroy, Inc.)
    • Gold Award—Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging
    • Gold Award—Packaging Excellence
    • Silver Award—Sustainability
  • Skratch Labs Limited Edition EF Pro Cycling HP Mosaic Packaging (by ePac—Flexible Packaging)
    • Gold Award—Printing
    • Gold Award—Shelf Impact
  • Stacy’s Women’s History Month Packaging (by Printpack)
    • Gold Award—Printing
  • StreamOne R Retortable Recycle-Ready Polyester (by PAXXUS, Inc.)
    • Gold Award—Sustainability
    • Gold Award—Technical Innovation
    • Silver Award—Packaging Excellence
Silver Achievement Awards
  • Stacy’s Women’s History Month Packaging (by Printpack)
    • Gold Award—Printing
  • StreamOne R Retortable Recycle-Ready Polyester (by PAXXUS, Inc.)
    • Gold Award—Sustainability
    • Gold Award—Technical Innovation
    • Silver Award—Packaging Excellence
  • Amcor SmartTack Resealable Label with Premium Tamper Evidence (by Amcor Flexibles)
    • Silver Award—Technical Innovation
  • Bear Naked Granola’s Entour Shield+ Front of Store Recycle Ready Package (by Berry Global)
    • Silver Award—Sustainability
  • Bear Naked Premium Granola (by TC Transcontinental Packaging)
    • Silver Award—Printing
  • C-4 Extreme Explosive Pre Workout, 30 oz. (by Phenix Label Company)
    • Silver Award—Printing
  • Cargill Grab N’ Go Deli Meat Package (by Amcor Flexibles)
    • Silver Award—Packaging Excellence
    • Silver Award—Technical Innovation
  • Cracker Barrel Black Ribbon Natural Cheese Slices (by TC Transcontinental Packaging)
    • Silver Award—Packaging Excellence
    • Silver Award—Technical Innovation
  • Decowraps (by Plastic Suppliers, Inc.)
    • Silver Award — Sustainability
  • EcoVue FlexPac (by Glenroy, Inc.)
    • Silver Award—Packaging Excellence
  • Flex Asclepius PCR Based BOPET Films (by Flex Films (USA) Inc.)
    • Silver Award—Sustainability
  • FLEXPET F-STF Ultra Soft Super Durable BOPET Film (by Flex Films (USA) Inc.)
    • Silver Award—Shelf Impact
  • Full Moon Natural Pet Treat Pouch (by Amcor Flexibles)
    • Silver Award—Technical innovation
  • Hershey’s Stand-up Pouches (by Printpack)
    • Silver Award—Printing
  • JUSTIN’S Nut Butter Covered Nuts (by ProAmpac)
    • Silver Award—Sustainability
  • Liqui-Box Waterspout (by Liqui-Box Corporation)
    • Silver Award—Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging
  • Little Baker Coconut Dates, Chocolate (by Emirates Printing Press LLC)
    • Silver Award—Shelf Impact
  • Mt. Olive Munchies Resealable Pouch (by Glenroy, Inc.)
    • Silver Award—Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging
  • Nestlé Toll House Artisan Collection Premium Baking Chip–Extra Dark (by American Packaging Corporation)
    • Silver Award—Printing
  • Pride Lands Premium Bloom Soil (by ProAmpac)
    • Silver Award—Shelf Impact
  • The Ultimate Fish Stick (by PPC Flexible Packaging)
    • Silver Award—Printing

“I'm excited about how the industry has really stepped up to the sustainability and circular economy challenges with enhanced barriers and recyclability, increasing the post-recycled content, and reusability,” judge Richmond said.

“Packaging World has covered these awards for the past couple of years, and one thing that I’ve seen with more frequency, and now more than ever, is the matte background with a spot gloss to make something pop out whether it's a message or branding that’s highlighted against a delicate background,” judge Reynolds said.

“Several of the entries looked like rigid, traditional looking packages, but they were made of flexible packaging,” judge Degruson said. “That's something that stands out to me because companies are addressing that consumers want to see the traditional rigid packaging or glass jar, but the packaging is made as a flexible packaging to reduce the material usage.”