The 19th DuPont Awards Competition, which honors innovation in packaging, awarded Tetra Pak both the Diamond and Gold Awards for its Tetra Wedge Aseptic Clear 200S, designed especially for children's on-the-go drinks. The stand-up pouch's transparent see-through look appeals to 6 to 12 year olds while the aseptic process ensures safe, portable products with high quality taste and nutritional value without preservatives or hot filling.
Meanwhile, the Labatt Blue Cold One can was also awarded both the Diamond and Gold Awards for its beverage packaging breakthrough. The specially engineered can keeps beer crisp and cold longer by using a thin insulating layer that protects the beer from heat transferred from hands, condensation and outside temperature. The DuPont Cool2Go wrap on the cans is a polymer insulation sandwiched between two layers of DuPont Teijin Films' Melinex film, producing a thin thermal barrier.
Among the Silver Award winners were Alcoa Packaging for its shrink sleeve labeling for Barilla Restaurant Creations stacked pasta sauce jars; the FlexCan easy open and reclosable stand-up flexible container from Amcor Flexibles; the first commercial liquid nitrogen hot fill bottle from Graham Packaging for Martinelli's round apple-shaped PET bottle conversion; the Healthy FX multi-layer, self-venting microwavable packaging from QuickWave International Corp.; and the low-acid aseptic microwavable wedge-shaped Tetra Wedge carton from Tetra Pak.
For more information: Lois Marie Smith, DuPont,