Entry Deadline for 2010 DuPont Awards Fast Approaching

DuPont Packaging has announced that the deadline for entries in the 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is Feb. 12, 2010.  Selection of winners in the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition will focus on excellence in packaging innovation, sustainability and cost or waste reduction.  Entry forms are available on-line at www.packaging.dupont.com.

Meet the Jury Panel

The prestigious international jury panel for the 22nd DuPont Awards includes: 
  • John Bernardo, president, Sustainable Innovations LLC
  • Peter Clarke, founder and CEO, Product Ventures
  • Sara Hartwell, Environmental Specialist, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
  • Mike Maggio, vice president of Global Strategic Design Operations, Johnson and Johnson
  • Greg Pockat, vice president of Research and Development Curwood Inc, A Bemis Company
  • Fred Renk, vice president External Technology, Mead Westvaco
  • Gail Tavill, vice president of Sustainable Development, ConAgra Foods
  • Patricia Villalobos, Ph.D., director of Research & Development, Bimbo
Packaging Awards Program
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Packaging designers, converters, consumer good producers, retailers and equipment manufacturers from around the world are encouraged to enter their new product packaging developments.  There is no fee for entry and DuPont materials do not need to be in the packaging structure.  In evaluating entries, jurors will consider excellence in one or more of these areas:  innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction.  Winners will be announced in May 2010.  Information on the program and past winners is posted on DuPont’s Packaging website.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company.  Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.  Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.