DuPont Announces 2016 Award Winners

WILMINGTON, DE | DuPont has announced its 2016 Awards for Packaging Innovation, recognizing companies that have responded to worldwide demand for improvements in customer product experiences and sustainability, and incorporated simpler messaging and cost-efficient production technologies.

Company says the newly inaugurated Diamond Finalist award, given to six companies, acknowledges the growing number of packaging innovations that excel in all three categories: technological advancement, responsible packaging, and enhanced user experience. As a result of ground-breaking, cutting-edge excellence in the packaging marketplace, judges awarded a new Leadership in Innovation Award to MGI, based in Melbourne, FL. MGI was recognized for its digital spot UV and hot foiling technology for next-generation digital package decoration, with advancements in customization, personalization, and cost-effectiveness. 

MGI was honored with the Leadership in Innovation Award for its digital spot UV and hot foiling technology for next-generation digital package decoration

The international competition honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology, and processes. An independent panel of packaging experts evaluated nearly 200 entries from more than 25 countries.

“Ascending to new heights in packaging innovation, this year’s winners show how collaboration, innovation, and packaging excellence converge to generate game-changing solutions that positively impact our lives,” says Dale Outhous, VP of DuPont Ethylene Copolymers. “We are inspired by the breadth of advances, including interactive user experiences, clean labeling, advances in safety and sustainability, and expanded manufacturing options and lower production costs, especially with digital printing.”


Daisy Squeeze-Flexible Squeeze Pouch for Daisy brand sour cream (Aptar Food + Beverage, USA)

TeaBrewer/CoffeeBrewer - premium whole leaf tea/coffee brewing system (Coffeebrewer Nordic A/S, Denmark)

Printed Coldform for Doril Enxaqueca medicine (Bemis Latin America, Brazil)

NIKE Inflatables 2015/2016 Packaging Redesign (OIA Global, USA)

Method Liquid Laundry Detergent 53-ounce PET post-consumer recycled bottle (Amcor rigid Plastics, USA) Lightweight 18.0 g & 12.0 g Square-Shaped Edible Oil Bottle & 1 g Cap (Adani Wilmar, Ltd., India) ]


MGI 3D Digital Package Decoration Process (MGI, USA)


Water-Based Retortable Sauce Pack (Pulmuone Co., Korea)

SYNEK Beer Cartridge Pouch (Mondi Jackson, USA)

Formpack Ultra blister packaging (Amcor Flexibles, Germany)

Rust-Oleum SpraySmart Marking Paint Pouch (Printpack, USA)

Never Miss a Spot Technology, extended wand sunscreen applicator (PHD Skincare, USA)


Christmas Bow Label (Coca Cola, Belgium)

Next Generation Spice Paste Tube (House Foods Group, Japan)

Tetra Rex Bio-Based Fully Renewable Chilled Carton (TetraPak, Italy) ]

PhutureMed – Advanced Packaging Solution for Pharmaceuticals (Palladio Group, Italy)

Transparent DuPont Surlyn Tube (COTY, Brazil)

Klearfold Keeper Package - Enigma USB Hardware Encryption & Decryption Device (HLP Klearfold, USA)

Korrvu Lok – Performance Packaging for eCommerce (Sealed Air, USA)

Prestone Stop Leak Product Line (TricorBraun, USA)

Sani-Stak Take-Out Container (Go To Containers, USA)

Graham Packaging, Lancaster, PA, received the highest accolade, the Diamond Award, for its Thermaset Blow Molded PET Container for hot-fill, pasteurized food.


Corona Treating For Coating & Laminating Film

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