After months narrowing down over 100 qualified entries, two days of onsite voting allowed Pack Expo Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo attendees to be the ultimate judge of PMMI’s inaugural Technology Excellence Awards. Following are the winners in food packaging:
- Baking & Snack. Entour Front of Store Recycle capable Bear Naked Granola Package, Berry Global, Inc. As part of the Entour family of products, this barrier film offers all the functionality and performance of traditional barrier films while remaining PE recycle stream compatible. This coex film designed has excellent moisture and oxygen barrier that can go through the store drop-off PE recycle stream. The film can be surface printed or used as a component in a lamination.
- Beverage & Dairy. Applicator Machine for E6PR Rings, Tecma Aries. The E6PR is the first eco-friendly four- and six-pack ring made from by-product waste and other compostable materials. They are designed to replace the traditional plastic rings on 12 oz. and 16 oz. cans. Made from compostable organic materials, the ring does not cause any harm to wildlife and can withstand humidity, moisture, transportation and stress in the distribution channel.
- Meat/Poultry/Seafood. Matrix Ultra Labeler, UltraSource, LLC. The UltraSource Matrix Ultra Labeler is an innovative and unique film labeling machine that provides high speed and accurate performance in a portable and affordable design. The Matrix Ultra Labeler quickly and accurately applies labels to the top film on a horizontal rollstock form/fill/seal machine. Standard film labelers are stationary and require expensive mounting brackets.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 850 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. For more information, visit www.pmmi.org.