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FLEXO Magazine : Sustainable Summer 2010
Winners of the 22nd DuPont Packaging Innovation Award were judged on new developments, along with cost/waste reduction and improved sustainability. All art courtesy DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers. 10 Sustainable FLEXO summer 2010 www.flexomag.com Awards for Packaging innovation DuPont Honors Winners for Achievements in enhanced sustainability and Performance Winners in the 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation characterized collaborative innovation across a wide array of geographies and market seg- ments. This year, the DuPont Awards focused on the essen- tial elements needed to drive breakthroughs in packaging. Innovative new developments, along with cost/waste reduc- tion and improved sustainability were the criteria. Selected winners represent excellence in these three areas. Diamond winners were determined to demonstrate excellence in all three. Gold winners demonstrated excellence in two ar- eas and silver winners were selected on the merits of their breakthrough innovation. Notable honorees were selected for innovative problem solving. Winning Breakthroughs include: Diamond Winner GreenboxTM Thermal reusable Thermal management system Innovative Packaging System Enables Safer Transport of Medical Supplies enTroPy soluTions inC. (u.s .) The greatest challenge in shipping temperature-sensitive materials such as pharmaceuticals or blood supplies is main- Leadership in Recognizing Sustainable Packaging Achievements: Over the years, the DuPont Awards for Packaging In- novation competition has honored many sustainability achievements. Some of the most significant firsts are: • 1989 – Commercial bottles and egg cartons made from 100 percent recycled PET. • 1990 – Plastic bag recycling programs. • 1991 – Brick-packs for source reduction and consum- er convenience. • 1992 – Foamed food trays using half the amount of plastic as rigid trays. • 1992 – First food packaging with post-consumer recycled PET. • 1993 – Source reduction through introduction of con- centrated/refill product. • 1995 – Package redesign to eliminate components, reducing materials use by more than 50 percent. • 1997 – 100 percent recyclable PET container for juice drinks. • 2004 – Compostable packaging made from renew- able materials (PLA). • 2008 – Redesigning packaging to cut weight and improve transport efficiency. FTA members reCoGnized Alcoa Rigid Packaging Berry Plastics The Coca Cola Co. PepsiCo Procter & Gamble Sealed Air/Cryovac FLXO_Sustainable_Summer10_v2.indd 10 7/13/10 4:55 PM