Announcement of the 2021 AmeriStar Packaging Award winners


The AmeriStar 2021 Package Prize Winners are: read more about them on the IoPP website here:Best in Show, Design Excellence and Health & Beauty Aids — Colgate Elixir, by Colgate-Palmolive.

Best in Show Award Winner (The Best of Show award rewards a package that exceeds all judging criteria. The winning package received the highest scores in each judging category) and the Design Excellence Award (The Design Excellence Award recognizes the package that best integrates structure and graphic design. Judges examine how improved functionality can persuade consumers to think of the product in a new way, as well as design benefits such as presentation. and findability on a shelf.) has been …

Elixir of Colgate, by Colgate-Palmolive (Aids to health and beauty): AmeriStar judges rated this package very high not only for its durability attributes, but also made it the obvious choice for this year’s Best in Show award. It is very rare for the same package to win more than one of the Top 3 honors in the same year in the AmeriStar competition, but the judges called it a truly exceptional package in several respects.

Colgate Elixir is toothpaste reinvented. This award-winning packaging uniquely combines a PET bottle with LiquiGlide technology, allowing the Colgate Palmolive team to use PET with more viscous toothpastes. The cap opening was developed to dispense viscous toothpaste onto a toothbrush while allowing air to enter the bottle, allowing the toothpaste to flow smoothly. Designed for recyclability, including a thick-walled PET-E cap to provide premium aesthetics while maintaining compatibility with the recyclability stream of PET. The label is a combined printed PS label, 4 colors with both matt and gloss varnish, as well as two applications of cold foil and a back label printed on the reverse side. The bottle itself is produced by a one-step ISBM process and assembled with an injection-molded PP shoulder shell and a thick-walled PET-E cap.

Sustainable Packaging Price

The Sustainable Packaging Award recognizes the most ingenious packaging in the AmeriStar competition. Judges examine how packaging can reduce its impact on the environment by evaluating the efficient use of energy, recycling efforts and the efficient use of reusable, recyclable and environmentally friendly packaging materials. The winner was …

• 100% plastic-free and 100% recyclable secondary packaging from GSK Launching the toothbrush, by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. (Winner of health and beauty aids)

GSK’s very first 100% plastic-free and 100% recyclable secondary packaging toothbrush launch is disrupting the toothbrush department with an aesthetic, user-friendly, innovative and fully sustainable concept. This double pack of toothbrushes consists of a color matched thermoformed PaperFoam tray that is compostable and recyclable in the waste paper stream. It is heat sealed to an SBS NatraLock® UltraSeal printed top card designed to be used as a replacement for the plastic shell, while maximizing shelf appeal and improving durability. The top card has a cutout window glued with a transparent compostable heat-sealable cellulose film, allowing the consumer to see the product. Finally, on the back of the cellulose tray are two paper-based labels, also plastic-free.

Sustainable Packaging, Health & Beauty Awards — Launch of GSK's 100% Plastic-Free, 100% Recyclable Secondary Packaging Toothbrush, by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.Sustainable Packaging, Health & Beauty Awards — Launch of GSK’s 100% Plastic-Free, 100% Recyclable Secondary Packaging Toothbrush, by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

AmeriStar 2021 Winners by Category:
Drinks (alcoholic, non-alcoholic)

The beer cartons with rounded corners Estrella Damm, from Graphic Packaging International.

Drinks (non-alcoholic)
The large, easy to hold and pour soft drink bottle, by PepsiCo.

• Liquipure ™ Ultra flexible mono-material packaging for bag-in-box drinks, by Liquibox.

• The MUD / WTR: presentation of a simple and elegant alternative to coffee, by TricorBraun.

• Dura-Lite® lightweight packaging for dairy, water and beverages, by Altium Packaging LP.

• Boardio® – The recyclable paper-based can for coffee, by AR Packaging Systems AB. (Food, Shelf Life)

Beauty products
Aveda pyramid holiday cards, by Graphic Packaging International.

The Medtronic Glass Component Automation Tote, by Prent Corporation.

Food (Refrigerated)
Impossible â„¢ hamburger patties in an rPET VSP tray for a dramatic shelf appearance with raised features to allow the wrap-around decorative strip to protect the product during transit, by Impossible Foods.

• The ThermoBox, by Smurfit Kappa North America.

Food (long-life)
Nestlé Tapered Hinged Lid Candy Boxes, by Graphic Packaging International.

• Boardio® – The recyclable paper bottle for gum and confectionery, by AR Packaging Systems AB. (Drinks, non-alcoholic)

Health and beauty products
The pure light of Pravana, by Berlin Packaging – Studio One Eleven.

• Elixir of Colgate, by Colgate-Palmolive (Best of Show Winner)

• GSK’s 100% plastic-free and 100% recyclable secondary packaging toothbrush launched, by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. (Sustainable packaging award winner)

Medical device
Assembly of circle cards and optimization of medical device packaging, by Medtronic.

• The prodigy set Miltenyi CliniMACS, by Nelipak Healthcare Packaging.

• The Deep Blue Hernia Mesh Strand Package for Sutures, by Merrill’s Packaging Inc.

The remanufactured Clover toner cartridge, by Smurfit Kappa North America.

Promotional / Display
The Sharpie Spinner, by Newell Brands.

Save food (agriculture)
Belle Harvest Sustainable Apple Wrap, by Graphic Packaging International.

AmeriStar 2021 student winners:
• First place: Flour Gold Medal, from the University of Cincinnati.

• Second place: The Terra concept – Nature Made, from the University of Cincinnati.

• Third place: The design of a recyclable Kraft bubble envelope, from Conestoga College.

Complete information on each of the AmeriStar 2021 package winners is available in line.

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