Amcor Flexibles,which also serves the world of cosmetics packaging, has received two awards at the Flexible Packaging Association's (FPA) Annual Achievement Awards held on February 22, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The FPA is the leading trade organization for flexible packaging converters and suppliers. The Annual Achievement Awards honor packaging and converting organizations that demonstrate breakthrough technologies, printing techniques, package structures, environmental advantages and new end-uses.
Amcor Flexibles received the Gold Award in the Technical Innovation category for its Interior Tinted/Printed Formpack, serving the prescription and OTC blister pack markets. "We work in partnership with our customers to respond to their needs with solutions that deliver the highest standards of product integrity and safety," said Art Castro, vice president sales & marketing, Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas.
Amcor's Interior Tinted/Printed Formpack is a product extension of the coldform materials offered by Amcor. This product allows customers to package the full range of tablet colors without the downtime and scrap caused by false rejections. Moreover, blister packaging line efficiency is improved and overall costs are reduced. Amcor's product enables customers to use the tinted package without conducting new stability testing which results in faster product launches and speed to market. Additionally, the option of including print supports product brand recognition.
Amcor Flexibles was also granted the Silver Award in the Environmental and Sustainability category for the Pocket Shots Stand-Up Pouch, serving the single use beverage and liquid products markets. Amcor says its Pocket Shots Stand-Up Pouch single portion alcoholic beverages is an example of further penetration of flexible packaging into areas previously limited to rigid containers. The laminate is compatible with alcoholic beverages. The package is easy to open, unbreakable (compared to glass) and takes up less space when empty in comparison to traditional beverage packages. The pouch reduces packaging weight by approximately 50% thereby delivering significant life cycle impact improvements.
The goal of the FPA Annual Achievement Awards is to showcase the diverse uses for flexible packaging: 126 entries were received this year, 25 packages were honored with achievement awards.