Amcor received a gold award in the Technological Advancement and Responsible Packaging DuPont Packaging Awards 2017 categories for its Vento coffee packaging. The company bagged the silver award for the 20-ounce Vitamin water bottle in the Responsible Packaging category and a gold award for Peelfit in partnership with Crown Holdings Inc. in the Technological Advancement and Responsible Packaging categories.
“Our global expertise is regularly producing packaging that is more functional, appealing, and cost effective for our customers and their consumers, and more sustainable for the environment,” said Brian Carvill, vice president of research, development and advanced engineering for Amcor’s rigid plastics business. He said it was an honour to have three Amcor products recognized this year by the DuPont Awards. “These products reflect Amcor’s commitment to collaboration and innovation with our customers, and demonstrate the company’s deep knowledge of customer processing and supply chain needs.”
The second award was given for Vento, Amcor’s high-performance laminate for ground coffee and whole beans. The innovative packaging allows coffee producers to capture the flavor and aroma of freshly roasted coffee without the need for hard valves, extra machinery, and extra processing steps, explained Luca Zerbini, vice president – marketing, R&D and sustainability for Amcor’s flexibles division in Europe. “Coffee roasters want to reduce the cost and complexity of packaging while increasing the speed of their operations,” said Zerbini. “The Vento degassing system is integrated into the laminate, provides more packaging design flexibility, runs on all coffee packing machines, and can increase the speed of the packaging process.”
The third honored product, Peelfit, was developed by Crown Holdings Inc. using Amcor’s CanSeal Pro. Peelfit is designed for dry-food markets to address the demands for greater convenience, reduced packaging weight, and increased product protection. “Peelfit is the result of work by Crown’s talented designers and engineers with our strategic packaging partner Amcor,” said Olivier Aubry, business development and marketing director, Crown Food Europe.
The DuPont Awards for Packaging is an international, independently judged competition that honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology and processes throughout the packaging value chain. The judging panel evaluated more than 140 entries from 24 countries.
Amcor has won DuPont Awards for a number of packaging solutions in recent years, including Formpack Ultra, cold form blister packaging for the pharmaceutical industry, and a PET bottle for Method Products, which contains 100% post-consumer recycled PET resin.