Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014
The packaging industry’s most prestigious global packaging award program – the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation – has awarded a Silver Award for packaging excellence to Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., for its Fisher Roasted Party Peanuts PrimaPak™ package. The patented technology developed by Clear Lam produces a flexible, stackable and reclosable “pop-up box” produced from engineered rollstock on a proprietary vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) machine. Clear Lam received the award at a ceremony held May 15 at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Del.
“The DuPont Packaging Awards program recognizes and honors packaging excellence around the globe,” said Yasmin Siddiqi, DuPont Packaging Awards Program leader. “This year’s honorees demonstrate exceptional creativity in Technological Advancement, Responsible Packaging and Enhanced User Experience. These breakthroughs are revolutionizing the role of packaging and will be a catalyst for inspiring future innovations.”
Entries represent the industry’s most innovative packaging designs, materials, technology, processes and services across the entire packaging value chain.
“We’re proud to be recognized by DuPont among the world’s thought leaders in packaging innovation,” said James Sanfilippo, president and CEO of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. “This packaging system represents the first ever end-to-end flexible packaging solution offering a stackable, reclosable alternative to traditional structures, so we believe it’s the wave of the future. Not only does the PrimaPak™ package provide consumers with a better user experience, the enhanced cubing translates into tangible fuel and warehouse space savings offering multiple opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain.”
The PrimaPak™ package is designed to replace bulky rigid jars, blow-molded containers, injection-molded packages, composite cans and stand-up pouches. Because it is stackable, the PrimaPak™ technology improves package cube by 30 percent or more. The Fisher Nuts PrimaPak™ package was produced from a single roll of flexible film incorporating the Prima ExoShell™ made with recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) and the Peel and ReSeal lid system, eliminating the need for pre-formed bases, lids, labels, and shrink bands. By combining all components of the finished package in one roll of film, millions of pounds of packaging waste are eliminated. These benefits reduce the amount of packaging entering landfills.
A prestigious international jury judges the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Winners were selected from hundreds of entries provided by packaging designers, converters, consumer goods processors, retailers and equipment manufacturers from all regions of the globe.
For nearly a decade, Clear Lam has invested extensively in research and development through its Project EarthClear™ initiative to commercialize new packaging technologies that minimize the impact on the environment. These efforts include packaging materials made from renewable plastics, materials that incorporate recycled content and lightweighting technologies designed to reduce weight and enhance cubing.
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About Clear Lam Packaging:
Founded in 1969, Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of rigid and flexible packaging materials for thousands of food, industrial goods and personal healthcare products. Vertically integrated from design to manufacturing, Clear Lam specializes in printed films, rigid rollstock and specialized packaging systems. Clear Lam operates three manufacturing plants in the U.S. and China and employs over 500 people. A full-service polymer lab provides a wide range of services. To learn more about Clear Lam, please visit http://www.clearlam.com.
About the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation:
Now in its 26th year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is an international independently judged competition that honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology, processes, and services across the entire packaging value chain. Inaugurated in 1986, the DuPont Packaging Awards program is now recognized as the leading packaging awards program in the world. Each year an esteemed panel of judges awards diamond, gold, or silver honors based on “excellence” in one, two, or all three categories. New categories this year were Technological Advancement; Responsible Packaging; and Enhanced User Experience, which were created to reflect current trends and the important role consumers play in driving packaging innovation.
About DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers:
Drawing from an extensive mix of adhesives, sealants, modifiers; barrier and peelable-lidding resins, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers works with customers around the world on packaging initiatives that help protect the product, environment, improve shelf life, convenience and reduce cost in the food, cosmetics, medical products and other consumer goods and industrial packaging industries.