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Using reclaimable and recyclable material, the OpTri bottle uses 85 per cent less water than the existing pouch production process and brings a 21 per cent reduction in carbon emissions. Waste plastic from the bottle production process is reused and re-integrated into the manufacturing process.

The 2019 Packaging Innovation Awards hosted by Dow, previously known as the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, is now in its 31st year, and is the industry’s longest-running independently judged packaging awards program. The judges evaluated nearly 250 entries from companies in more than 30 countries. In addition to the Diamond Award, the judges also selected eight Diamond Finalists, 10 Gold Award Winners, 12 Silver Award Winners and two Honourable Mention categories.

Full list of the 2019 Packaging Innovation Awards winners:

Diamond Winner

  • Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle

Diamond Finalists

  • Embrapa Food Technology, Development of Innovative Packaging for Fruits
  • Procter & Gamble, Tide Eco-Box
  • Henkel, EPIX™ Technology for Sustainable Packaging
  • Danone Nutricia Research, OpTri, a Collapsible Bottle for Tube Feeding Nutrition
  • Amcor, Paperly™ Thermoformable Paper-Based Packaging
  • Werner & Mertz GmbH and Mondi Group, Sustainable, 100% Recyclable Frosch Pouch Made of Polyethylene
  • ProAmpac and L’Oréal Paris, REDKEN® Flash Lift Bonder Inside
  • Truman’s, Truman’s Starter Kit

Gold Award Winners

  • Kawakami Sangyo Co., Ltd., UKIYO-E PUTIPUTI
  • Meiji Co., Ltd., meiji THE Chocolate 6COLLECTIONS Assorted Package
  • Duallok, An Elegant Child-Resistant Packaging Solution
  • Amcor, 46 oz. Coffeemate® natural bliss® Cold Brew with Amcor Geo-Strap™ Base
  • ALICO S.A., ReciPack
  • C.I. TAKIRON Corporation, SANZIP Sensory Zipper
  • Amcor, Molson Coors – 12 Pack Cooler Bag
  • Reckitt Benckiser, Finish 0%
  • DuPont Teijin Films, LuxCR™ Depolymerization Process
  • Huhtamaki PPL Ltd., Bag-in-Bag for Extreme Drop Resistance

Silver Award Winners

  • Amcor, Full Moon Perdue Natural Look Pet Treat Pouch
  • Hangzhou Holmes Food Co., Ltd., Baicaowei “Fresh Lock” Packaging
  • Weener Plastics, 100% PCR Dish Soap Cap
  • Hangzhou Qunle Packaging Co., Ltd., The “Fortune Stick” Pet Snack Packaging
  • KW Container, TruSnap™ with TwistCap Paint Container
  • Incom Packing, SPOT
  • Blue Apron, Sustainable Gel Packs
  • Huhtamaki PPL Ltd., Barrier and Drop Resistant Bulk Bag
  • ITC Limited, Packaging Business, “Breathable Wheat Flour Pack” with Air Release Control
  • Procter & Gamble / Gillette, Joy Razor
  • Schur Star Systems, Schur®Star Zip-Pop Packing
  • Unilever, Love Beauty and Planet 

Collaboration Honourable Mention

  • Werner & Mertz GmbH and Mondi Group, Sustainable, 100% Recyclable Frosch Pouch Made of Polyethylene

e-Commerce Honourable Mention

  • PAC Worldwide, Scent Blocking Protective Mailer
  • Smart Karton, All-Paper Pack
  • Procter & Gamble (China) Sales Co., Ltd., E-commerce Packaging
  • Procter & Gamble, Tide Eco-Box
  • Henkel, EPIX™ Technology for Sustainable Packaging
  • Truman’s, Truman’s Starter Kit

For more information visit www.DowPackagingAwards.com.