Winners of 22nd DuPont Packaging Awards to be Announced at Online Packaging Exchange

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Wilmington, Del., April 28, 2010 - Winners of the long-running DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation will be announced at a global online event, The DuPont Packaging Exchange, that will also offer the opportunity to interact virtually with the co-chairs of the Global Packaging Project (GPP), a project of the Consumer Goods Forum (formerly the CEO Forum), Roger Zellner, Director of Sustainability, Kraft Foods, and Sonya Raja, Head of Packaging, Tesco.  Winners of the DuPont Awards were selected by a prestigious independent panel from 160 entries from around the world. 

The DuPont Packaging Exchange takes place May 25, 2010, from 10 to 11 a.m., EDT, and is free with registration.

“At this event participants will be able to learn about challenges overcome by DuPont Awards winners in bringing their breakthrough innovations to market, gain insights on sustainable packaging issues through the Global Packaging Project leaders and view or download useful tools and information,” said Shanna Moore, marketing director for DuPont Packaging . 

The DuPont Packaging Exchange will kick off with the announcement of the 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation winners by William J. Harvey, president of DuPont Packaging. The announcement will be followed by a presentation and exchange on the work of the GPP to foster common language on sustainability claims. Participants will be able to post questions and receive responses from the GPP speakers.

Available on-demand throughout the event will be the Packaging Resource Center with downloadable information and links to useful tools, profiles of DuPont Award winners, including jurors’ evaluations and perspectives from the winners on improving the sustainability of their packaging. 

For more information, on the DuPont Packaging Exchange, go to packaging.dupont.com.

The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is the industry’s longest running, independently judged global awards program honoring packaging materials, technology and service innovations.

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.