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PopPack — Open up to an award-winning packaging innovationWrap rage versus accessible packaging designOn 5 March 2015, Packbridge announced that PopPack of San Francisco has been selected as the first place award winner for the ‘OpenUp Challenge — From Wrap Rage to Accessible Design.’ PopPack’s packaging innovations apply to a growing market of tens of millions of packages opened daily for food, healthcare products, household goods, and consumer goods.
Packages using PopPack’s technologies can be re-closed to preserve food and product freshnessPackbridge’s OpenUp Challenge is a part of an idea exchange platform to solve packaging industry challenges through open innovation. The jury reviewed submissions for improving packaging from entries around the world. PopPack was recognized by Packbridge as the first place winner for the ‘Best Idea in the OpenUp Challenge’ for its smart solution to eliminate ‘wrap rage’ and to improve accessible design.

The Packbridge jury stated, “This winner expressed a creative new way to open flexible packages . . . When the PopPack bubble is popped, the release of air ruptures the package’s seal. This makes it easy for an individual to open the package without tearing, ripping or using scissors or knives . . . This is a very smart solution, providing assurance that the contents are fresh, well-sealed and have not been tampered, while at the same time easy to open and re-close.”

PopPack has spent many years developing new packaging solutions using a ‘poppable’ air bubble which may be popped and used a lever to easily open both flexible and semi-rigid packages. The company has assembled an extensive worldwide intellectual property portfolio with patents and trademarks issued in Asia, India, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand.

PopPack’s president and founder, William Perell states, “On behalf of PopPack, our PopPack Japan Team and our Global Collaboration Partners, we are honoured to receive the first place award for the PackBridge OpenUp Challenge packaging competition. This award is received by PopPack at a time when our patented solutions are now in mature development and marketready.”

PopPack’s packaging innovations are under continuous development and improvement for commercial applications. PopPack (USA) works hand-in-hand with its Japan-based team of expert packaging consulting engineers who have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to apply PopPack’s patents for high quality packaging solutions.