Awards

2016 AmeriStar Package Awards

Posted: November 16, 2016

The Institute of Packaging Professionals
2016 AmeriStar Package Awards

www.iopp.org

Judges evaluated and analyzed more than 80 packages from 14 categories in an in-person judging process is April. Judging was based on package innovation, materials use, sustainability, protection, economics, performance and marketing. Top AmeriStar winners include the Best of Show Award, the Sustainable Package Award and the Design Excellence Award.


Amara View Bubble
Best of Show Award Winner
Category: Medical Device
By: Plastic Ingenuity

The Amara View Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear is a full face mask design by Philips Respironics. It features lightweight materials and core full-face components. The package must securely hold the mask without touching anything important, while providing a positive experience to the patient. The Amara View CPAP is a minimal contact oral/nasal mask design. The package captures and contains the mask without contacting the delicate silicone membrane of the mask. A nose feature was molded into the package to provide patients and clinicians with a visible cue of how the mask functions.

 

 

HP Incase Star Wars Special Edition Notebook
Design Excellence Award Winner|
Category: Electronics
By: HP Inc.

The outer box design of the Star Wars Special Edition Notebook was upgraded to include a handle, for ease of carrying out the customers’ prized purchase. The accessory box size was determined by the desire to have on size for all worldwide shipments. By changing the material from simple corrugated to rigid box and adding some graphics, it became a keepsake box, sized almost perfectly for old and new Star Wars figures. To further integrate the packaging to the product, HP Inc decided to change materials from fabricated to molded foam, this allowed more complex geometry.

 

 

Smart Mix Pro
Sustainable Packaging Award Winner
Category: Industrial/Chemical
By: Sealed Air—Diversey Care

The outer pouch contains a small burstable pouch of a pre-measured dose of cleaning chemical to allow end-users to dilute accurately without risk of chemical exposure. The package is designed for refilling trigger bottles with RTU product and is a convenient alternative to costly and bulky Ready-To-Use products. It was designed for small space businesses with minimal budgets and storage space concerns; convenience stores, banks, small retail outlets, etc. Each lightweight pouch generates 1 gallon of product at the end-use site.

 

 

 

 

Arta Tequila
Category: Beverages, Alcoholic
By: TricorBraun

Arta’s triangular bottle combines bright sugar skull graphics to strongly evoke the culture and tradition of the tequila making process. The tall, textured feel accentuates the graphics with a custom triangular T-top closure pulling the triangular silhouette through the entire package.

 

 

Nutrilite Phyto2GO Immunity Drink
Category: Beverages, Non-Alcoholic
By: Amway

Nutrilite Phyto2GO Immunity Drink utilizes the gizmo twist-cap technology to deliver the ‘wow’ factor in the beverage category. Simply twist on and off to instantly infuse the water with an optimal dose of nutrition and flavor.

 

 

 

Torani Smoothie Mix
Category: Beverages, Non-Alcoholic
By: SSPR

As part of a total package redesign, Torani sought to re-craft the bottle closure for maximum performance at the speed well and quick and easy sealing for freshness over time.  The resulting closure fulfilled those needs through a custom design that enables a one-handed open/pour motion for maximum efficiency and a self-sealing cap that keeps the product fresh.

 

 

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lipstick
Category: Cosmetics
By: Burt’s Bees

The Burt’s Bees brand recently launched all-natural moisturizing lipsticks. The package is 100 % polypropylene and contains 60 % post-consumer recycled resin. The brand aims to think boldly and to prove sustainable does not have to be ugly.

 

 

SoftLips Hybrid Club Store Package
Category: Cosmetics
By: Transparent Container Co.

The Four Pack Club Store Package gives SoftLips Lip Care Cube a dramatic presentation; the result is a multi-product package, with all the imagery required without having to look cluttered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livescribe 3 Smartpen—Black Edition
By: Veritiv International
Livescribe collaborated with Veritiv to create a package for their new Livescribe 3 Smartpen. One highlight of the package is its premium, hinged molded fiber tray produced from a blend of bamboo/bagasse.

 

 

 

 

 

Daisy Squeeze—Flexible squeeze pouch for Daisy brand Sour Cream
Category: Food, Refrigerated
By: Aptar Food + Beverage

A new flexible packaging, Daisy Squeeze is an inverted, wedge-shaped pouch with a flip-top dispensing closure. Daisy Squeeze provides the consumer advantages over the existing tub packaging, while maintaining the quality of the product inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

NOT PICTURED

Flow-Tite Packaging Films for Fresh Meat

Category: Food, Refrigerated

By: Bemis Company, Inc.

 

 

 

Duke’s Mayonnaise 8-oz. Pouch
Category: Food, Shelf-Stable
By: Ampac

 

ThermaSet blow molded PET containers for hot fill, pasteurized food

Category: Food, Shelf-Stable

By: Graham Packaging

 

 

Extra Mega Pack

Category: Food, Shelf-Stable

By: Wrigley

 

 

POGO Lip and Skin Balm Delivery System

Category: Health and Beauty Aids

By: Eco Lips, Inc.

 

 

Dollar Shave Club—Hotel Starter Kit

Category: Health and Beauty Aids

By: Veritiv International

 

 

 

3M Respirator Trapped Blister

Category: Household

By: 3M


Packaging Sprays for e-Commerce
Category: Household
By: The Clorox Company

 

The Kingsford Easy Light Charcoal Bag

Category: Household

By: The Clorox Company

 

 

Smart Mouth Mouthwash

Category: Household

By: TricorBraun

 

EcoLab Solid Biocide Tablet Packaging System

Category: Industrial/Chemical

By: Ecolab

 

 

Smart Mix Pro

Category: Industrial/Chemical

By Sealed Air

 

Expendable, Stackable, Recyclable Wax-Alternative Trays for Planting Seedlings

Category: Industrial/Chemical

By: Victory Packaging

 

 

Sharpie Markers Tray

Category: Other

By: Transparent Container Co.

 

NorthStar Medical Radisotopes’ PETG Packaging System

Category: Medical Device

By: Placon

 

Smith & nephew Hip Stem Package

Category: Medical Device

By: Smith & Nephew

 

 

Student Winners

Jimmy Hats, Cal Poly University—1st place

The Merry Seedsters, Cal Poly State University---2nd place

Oishi Sushi Tray, Cal Poly State University—3rd place

Cowler, Cal Poly State University—Honorable Mention

 

A sustainable, cost-effective, DOT type 7A package for nuclear medicine API product

Category: Drug & Pharmaceutical

By: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

 

 

IBM System Z Rack Packaging for Domestic U.S. Shipments that utilizes on Caster Deliveries and Compostable Mushroom Based Material

Category: Electronics

By: IBM

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