Packaging manufacturer forerunner Amcor (Melbourne, Australia) earned a Diamond finalist award in the 28th DuPont Awards. The DuPont Awards are recognized globally as the leading packaging awards program that honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology and processes throughout the entire packaging value chain.
Amcor earned the award in the Technological Advancement, Responsible Packaging, and Enhanced User Experience categories for the development of a 53-oz polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle for Method Products which contains 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET products.
"Our primary objective is partnering with customers and creating unique solutions like this 100% PCR PET bottle which delivers major sustainability benefits for Method and reinforces its strong environmental platform," said Jim Rooney, Vice President of S\ales for Amcor Rigid Plastics' Diversified Products business unit.
The market has previously been primarily limited to high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers, PET has been uncommon in liquid laundry detergent market due to compatibility and color stability issues. The design allows easy grip and pouring and comfortable lifting of the heavier bottle. The new postconsumer recycled PET packaging meets high standards for sustainable packaging, including a 35% lower carbon footprint and 78% lower life cycle energy consumption than a normal PET alternative.
Formpack Ultra Blister Packaging was also recognized at the DuPont Awards for their significant advancement in packaging for the healthcare industry, earning them the Gold Award. Its unique blister cavity design can be increased more than standard cold form packaging, allowing for either a smaller blister card design or more cavities without increasing blister card size. Formpack Ultra increases performance with less material, lowering the package’s carbon footprint, and offers better motility.
Amcor is the global supplier of flexible packaging, which includes packaging for both fresh foods and processed foods as well as resin and aluminum based medical applications, hospital supplies, pharmaceuticals, personal & home care products and specialty packaging.