DuPont Packaging Announces Call for Entries
24th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation
WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 26, 2011 – DuPont Packaging announced today the call for entries in the 24th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition.
“Needs for improved sustainability and cost/waste reduction are the key drivers for packaging innovation today,” said Shanna Moore, global director of sustainability – DuPont Packaging. “We look forward to entries that demonstrate excellence in addressing these issues. In order to share learnings about how companies are innovating in response to these needs, we will once again conduct a global online event featuring our winners, who also will be honored in a celebration event with senior DuPont executives.”
The prestigious international jury panel for the 24th DuPont Awards will be headed by Brian Wagner, Vice President, PTIS (a HAVI Global Solutions Direct Company). Entries will be evaluated for excellence in packaging innovation, sustainability and cost /waste reduction. Entry forms and guidelines are available at www.packaging.dupont.com. The deadline for entries is Feb. 24, 2012.
Packaging designers, converters, consumer goods producers, retailers and equipment manufacturers from around the world are encouraged to enter their new 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 2012. Information on the program and past winners is posted on DuPont’s Packaging website.
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers manufactures an extensive mix of adhesive, barrier, peelable lidding and sealant resins and provides a globally networked development team to work with customers on packaging programs that help protect the product, environment; improve shelf appeal, convenience; and reduce cost in the food, cosmetics, medical products and other consumer goods and industrial packaging industries.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit (www.dupont.com).
Enter your innovative package for the 24th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Deadline is February 24, 2012.