DuPont has announced its 2016 Awards for Packaging Innovation, recognising companies that have responded to worldwide demand for improvements in customer product experiences and sustainability, and incorporated simpler messaging and cost-efficient production technologies.
Graham Packaging, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, received the highest accolade, the Diamond Award, for its ThermaSet Blow Moulded PET Container for hot-fill, pasteurised food. ThermaSet is intended to offer consumers a shatter-resistant, easy-to-hold, safe, recyclable container that significantly reduces shipping, breakage and other manufacturing costs for the brand owner.
The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is the industry’s longest running, global, independently-judged celebration of innovation and collaboration throughout the value chain. The international competition honours innovations in packaging design, materials, technology and processes. An independent panel of packaging experts evaluated nearly 200 entries from more than 25 countries.