FritzT Water Vest wins highest honor at DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation in its 29th year

The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is now in its 29th year, making it the industry’s longest running, global, independently judged celebration of innovation and collaboration throughout the value chain and is recognized globally as the leading awards program in the sector

DuPont has announced its 2017 winners for the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, honoring companies that have demonstrated major advancements in packaging technology to address the diverse and particular needs of consumers in markets around the world.

The highest honor, Diamond Award, was won by FritzT Water Vest, which allows people in developing countries to carry up to 20 pounds of water easily and safely. The vest is antimicrobial, ergonomic and reusable.

“The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation demonstrate how creative, committed and agile the packaging industry is in addressing global issues and consumer needs,” said Bernard Rioux, global packaging leader, DuPont Performance Materials. “This year’s winners included solutions for novel food storage, fermenting food products, premium beauty products, new packaging materials to target millennials and more. This competition brings out the very best of everyone in the packaging industry, and we are thrilled to see innovators raising the bar each year.”

The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is now in its 29th  year, making it the industry’s longest running, global, independently judged celebration of innovation and collaboration throughout the value chain and is recognized globally as the leading awards program in the sector. The international competition honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology and processes.

An independent panel of packaging experts evaluated nearly 150 entries from 24 countries and recognized those that excel in the categories of technological advancement, responsible packaging and enhanced user experience. Additionally, the judges awarded five diamond finalist award winners, nine gold winners and six silver winners based on excellence in one, two or three categories.

2017 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation Winners


  • FritzT  Water Vest  (Solutions Inc., USA)


  • Compostable “Pizza Pod”  (Zume Pizza, USA)
  • Cryovac OptiDureT Abuse Bag  (Sealed Air, USA)
  • Light-weight sustainable agrochemical auto-stackable 15L PET containers  (Dow AgroSciences, Germany)
  • MGI JETvarnish 3D Digital Decoration Process for Folding Cartons & Labels from Marrs Printing & Packaging  (MGI, USA)
  • PlanticT R: Ultra-high barrier renewable and recyclable packaging material  (Kuraray [Plantic Technologies Ltd.], Australia)


  • Design realization with breakthrough technology enhancing productivity and less footprint (AMOREPACIFIC, South Korea)
  • Ice Cream Mini Cup 140 ml: Closure PP In Mold Label with spoon inside, Cardboard Cup and Alu/PE sealing (FRONERI, Brazil)
  • nsignia Freshtag  (Insignia Technologies, UK)
  • MosquitoPaQT OUTDOOR ZONE no-bite SPATIAL Repellent Pouch  (PPi Technologies GROUP, USA)
  • New packaging combining tradition and science  (CJ Cheiljedang, South Korea)
  • PeelfitT Can  (CROWN Food Europe, France)
  • PepsiCo’s Granola Goes Nuts Cross – Directional Laser Scored Flow Wrapper  (PepsiCo and Printpack, USA)
  • Skol Beats Secret – Red Glass  (Owens Illinois, Brazil)
  • VentoT: Advanced coffee packaging with integrated degassing system  (Amcor Flexibles, Switzerland)


  • Direct Object Printing for Full Package Decoration  (Plastipak Packaging, Inc., USA)
  • Farmacy Beauty – Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask  (VP+C, USA)
  • “FUJI?M?O”, Flexible packaging for the inkjet-gravure hybrid printing machine  (FUJI TOKUSHU SHIGYO CO., LTD, Japan)
  • How2Recycle, the next generation recycling label for packaging  (GreenBlue, USA)
  • Kellogg’s® Nutri-Grain Bakery Delights Tactile Packaging  (Bemis Company, Inc., USA)
  • Lightweight 20-ounce Vitaminwater container with PowerStrapT and Active HingeT technologies  (Amcor Rigid Plastics, USA)

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