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May 20, 2013
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Chris Coons. “ColaLife and pi 3’s pairing of smart
packaging with an effective distribution platform
has enormous potential to make a real difference in
sub-Saharan Africa.” Senator Coons is chair of the
U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on
African Affairs.
DuPont also used the anniversary as a means to
look back at past winners, celebrating packaging that
not only ushered in significant societal change but
that also showcased the ways in which packaging
has the power to shape the future of society.
The event also honored past winners who have
won five or more times with a DuPont Continuing In-
novation Award.
The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is re-
portedly the industry’s longest-running, global, inde-
pendently judged celebration of innovation and
collaboration throughout the value chain. Each year a
panel awards diamond, gold or silver honors based
on “excellence” in one or all of three categories: Inno-
vation; Sustainability; and Cost/Waste Reduction.This
year the independent judges granted one diamond,
four gold and 10 silver awards for packaging in a di-
verse set of markets.
This year’s winner’s include:
Diamond & Special Award For ‘Food Security’
AidPod for ColaLife Delivers Life-Saving Medi-
cine to Children in Remote Villages through Coca-
Cola Distribution Channel
(
pi 3, United Kingdom;
ColaLife, United Kingdom; Amcor Flexibles Europe-
USA; Charpack Ltd., United Kingdom)
Gold Awards
Ink Producer, Recovery Company Collaborate
on Zero Waste to Landfill Program
(
BCM Inks, USA;
Close the Loop. Ltd., USA)
Easy-Open Venus and Olay
®
Razor Packaging
Delivers Convenience
(
Gillette
®
/
Placon, USA;
EcoStar, USA; Control Group, USA)
Convenience Salad Bowl Gets More Sustainable
(
Coop Cooperative, Switzerland;Awtec, Switzerland)
Clorox
®
SMART TUBE
®
Technology Enables Con-
sumer to Spray Every Drop
(
The Clorox Company,
USA; ALPLA, USA; Graham Packaging, USA; Guala Dis-
pensing, USA)
Silver Awards
New Sausage Casings Speed Cooking, Smoking
Times; Offer Better Protection
(
Atlantis-Pak Compa-
ny, Ltd., Russian Federation)
Amcor Optimizes Cavity Design and Blister Dimen-
sions Using its ’Advanced Blister Design’ Tools in a
Formpack
®
Pharmaceutical Blister Pack That Protects
Contents from Moisture
(
Amcor Flexibles,Germany)
Toyo Aluminum K.K. Uses Nature to Create
DuPont Awards
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