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FLEXO Magazine : June 2008
INDUSTRY INDICATORS DuPont Announces Packaging Innovation Winners Responsible sourcing, effective recovery and energy optimization were key criteria in the selection of seven successfully commercialized products and processes as winners of the 20th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. The announcement took place at DuPont headquarters in Wilmington, DE. DuPont Chairman and CEO Charles o. Holliday Jr. personally presented winners with their recog- nition and congratulated them for their innovative spirit and commitment to sustainability. uThese achievements demonstrate real progress in the journey toward sustainable packaging," said William F. Weber, vice president, DuPont Packaging. uDuPont added a special emphasis on sustainability in the awards in order to raise the visibility of initiatives for enhanced performance, resource and energy efficiency, responsible sourcing, effective recovery and other innovation factors leading to sustainable packaging. This is in line with DuPont's corporate commitment to support reducing the environmental footprint in the value chains where we participate." Winners included: Marks 8t Spencer-UK; Marks 8t Spencer Clean production, Replacing traditional confectionary pack- Plantic Technologies-Australia; Swiss Chocolate effective recovery, aging inserts with a biodegradable com- Chocolat Frey-Switzerland; Assortment community benefit ponent made from renewable resources Stager-Switzerland A new compostable, biodegradable flex- Jordans Cereals-UK; Jordans Effective recovery ible pack that supports natural branding Alcan Packaging-Ireland Organic Cereals of the product and helps assure effective post-use recovery EarthCycle™ - EarthCycle™ - Responsible New fresh produce packaging that uses Canada 8t Malaysia; Natureflex™ Organic sourcing, effective only renewable and biodegradable mate- Innovia Films-United States Kiwi Package recovery rials in support of responsible sourcing, clean production and effective recovery Source reduction, Redesign of a familiar food container Kraft Foods, Plastipak Packaging- Kraft Salad Dressings resource and energy for nearly 19 percent weight reduction, United States improved transport efficiency and energy optimization conservation while retaining brand appeal Faerch Plast, Larsen Danish AMPET æ Single Serve Resource and Reducing food waste with a new ap- proach for single-serve ambient food Seafood-Denmark Danish Seafood energy optimization packaging Process innovation, Reducing energy usage in the manufac- AirLEssMotion enhanced perf or- turing process by more than SO percent Gaplast GmbH-Germany Bag-in-Bottle System mance, cost effec- via new process technology that enables a one-step process to replace a four-part tive economics approach Providing social benefit through an Lindóya Vida, Klabin-Brazil Water Bag-in-Box Social/community energy-saving alternative approach to benefit bottle systems that improves access to clean drinking water Responsible The first polypropylene container made Superfos-Denmark UniPak Eco TM of 100 percent post-consumer recycled sourcing material CARGO Cosmetics-Canada; PlantLoveTM Lipstick Effective recovery, A new cosmetic applicator made entirely NatureWorks LLC-United States community benefit of a single material for easier recycling Resource and en- A new thermal process for packag- Promopack-UK DuPonfM Cyrel æ FAST ergy optimization, ing graphics which eliminates the Thermal Process use of solvents, contributing to clean clean production manufacturing - FLEXO JUNE 2008 www.flexography.org