• Tubairless® (Pumpart System®)  also known as Tubeasy®, is a hybrid packaging solution that bridges the gap between squeezable tubes, soft pouches and airless pump bottles. The packaging forms a “bag-in-squeezable-tube” by using a vent hole in the middle of the sleeve and integrating an internal flexible pouch. Tubairless® reduces product waste by 80 percent, enhancing natural ingredient preservation, easily dispensing viscous creams, controlling the flow and size of each dose and retaining the shape, aesthetics and ergonomics of the tube. Tubairless® is also 50 percent lighter than traditional airless pump packaging because the pump is replaced with a lightweight PE pouch. Tubairless® can be made of bio-based and PCR PE and is 100 percent recyclable. The packaging eliminates the need to twist, crush, flatten or cut a squeezable tube to get all of the product.
    Tubairless® (Pumpart System®) also known as Tubeasy®, is a hybrid packaging solution that bridges the gap between squeezable tubes, soft pouches and airless pump bottles. The packaging forms a “bag-in-squeezable-tube” by using a vent hole in the middle of the sleeve and integrating an internal flexible pouch. Tubairless® reduces product waste by 80 percent, enhancing natural ingredient preservation, easily dispensing viscous creams, controlling the flow and size of each dose and retaining the shape, aesthetics and ergonomics of the tube. Tubairless® is also 50 percent lighter than traditional airless pump packaging because the pump is replaced with a lightweight PE pouch. Tubairless® can be made of bio-based and PCR PE and is 100 percent recyclable. The packaging eliminates the need to twist, crush, flatten or cut a squeezable tube to get all of the product.
  • Febreze ONE (Procter & Gamble) has the same odor elimination power of other Febreze products with a unique two-in-one formula that makes it perfect for removing odors from air and fabric. By leveraging Flairosol sprayer technology, Febreze ONE produces an ultra-fine mist without the use of aerosols and comes in a refillable package with no dyes and no heavy perfumes.
    Febreze ONE (Procter & Gamble) has the same odor elimination power of other Febreze products with a unique two-in-one formula that makes it perfect for removing odors from air and fabric. By leveraging Flairosol sprayer technology, Febreze ONE produces an ultra-fine mist without the use of aerosols and comes in a refillable package with no dyes and no heavy perfumes.
  • StealthWrap™ (Sealed Air)
StealthWrap™ from Sealed Air protects many e-commerce goods, while eliminating the need for extra shipping cartons and packaging materials. The innovation increases distribution efficiency, reduces packaging waste and enhances user experience. StealthWrap™ shrinks to the dimensions of primary packaging to create a damage-resistant covering, and reduces billable freight weight by up to 18 percent.
    StealthWrap™ (Sealed Air) StealthWrap™ from Sealed Air protects many e-commerce goods, while eliminating the need for extra shipping cartons and packaging materials. The innovation increases distribution efficiency, reduces packaging waste and enhances user experience. StealthWrap™ shrinks to the dimensions of primary packaging to create a damage-resistant covering, and reduces billable freight weight by up to 18 percent.
  • LiquiForm® (Amcor Rigid Plastics) is revolutionizing the future of liquid packaging. The technology uses the customer’s liquid product instead of compressed air to simultaneously form and fill containers. The liquid product essentially forms its own rigid plastic container. This game-changing process helps design, develop, and deploy products through fewer steps and a single source, creating a world in which manufacturing is nimbler, supply chains are tighter, systems are more efficient, facilities are more localized, and the entire process is more sustainable.
    LiquiForm® (Amcor Rigid Plastics) is revolutionizing the future of liquid packaging. The technology uses the customer’s liquid product instead of compressed air to simultaneously form and fill containers. The liquid product essentially forms its own rigid plastic container. This game-changing process helps design, develop, and deploy products through fewer steps and a single source, creating a world in which manufacturing is nimbler, supply chains are tighter, systems are more efficient, facilities are more localized, and the entire process is more sustainable.
  • Seed Phytonutrients Shower-friendly Paper Bottle (Ecologic Brands, Inc.) Seed Phytonutrients is the first brand to launch a shower-safe paper bottle made completely from 100 percent recycled post-consumer paper. A source reduced inner plastic bottle is also made from 100 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic and contains 60 percent less plastic than a comparable size rigid container. The container contains a small seed sachet inside to add to the overall consumer experience.
    Seed Phytonutrients Shower-friendly Paper Bottle (Ecologic Brands, Inc.) Seed Phytonutrients is the first brand to launch a shower-safe paper bottle made completely from 100 percent recycled post-consumer paper. A source reduced inner plastic bottle is also made from 100 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic and contains 60 percent less plastic than a comparable size rigid container. The container contains a small seed sachet inside to add to the overall consumer experience.
  • Flat Wine Bottle (Delivering Happiness Limited’s T/A Garçon Wines)
Delivering Happiness Limited, a British company trading as Garçon Wines, is the inventor and granted IP holders of a flat wine bottle, which is specifically designed for e-commerce in the UK so that it could fit through mail slots, or letterboxes, in the doors of UK homes. The primary package, a slender 750 mL recycled PET bottle, lays flat in a dye-cut cavity in the same shape as the bottle within the postal pack in which it gets delivered. Using 100 percent post-consumer recycled PET instead of glass significantly reduces shipping weight and cost, eliminates potential breakage in transit and offers a more eco-friendly packaging material solution than regular plastic or glass.
    Flat Wine Bottle (Delivering Happiness Limited’s T/A Garçon Wines) Delivering Happiness Limited, a British company trading as Garçon Wines, is the inventor and granted IP holders of a flat wine bottle, which is specifically designed for e-commerce in the UK so that it could fit through mail slots, or letterboxes, in the doors of UK homes. The primary package, a slender 750 mL recycled PET bottle, lays flat in a dye-cut cavity in the same shape as the bottle within the postal pack in which it gets delivered. Using 100 percent post-consumer recycled PET instead of glass significantly reduces shipping weight and cost, eliminates potential breakage in transit and offers a more eco-friendly packaging material solution than regular plastic or glass.
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This year’s Diamond Award winner goes to Procter & Gamble’s Air Assist, liquid packaging technology that uses compressed gas for rigidity in flexible films and reduces plastic use per package by 50 per cent compared to a rigid bottle, and doesn’t require extra protection during shipping.

The Dow Packaging Innovation Awards continue the successful legacy of the DuPont Packaging Awards.

Febreze ONE (Procter & Gamble) has the same odor elimination power of other Febreze products with a unique two-in-one formula that makes it perfect for removing odors from air and fabric. By leveraging Flairosol sprayer technology, Febreze ONE produces an ultra-fine mist without the use of aerosols and comes in a refillable package with no dyes and no heavy perfumes.

Notably, P&G became the first company in the awards’ 30-year history to have winners in all categories. It was a Diamond Finalist for its Febreze ONE. Febreze One has the same odor elimination power of other Febreze products with a unique two-in-one formula that makes it perfect for removing odors from air and fabric. By leveraging Flairosol sprayer technology, Febreze ONE produces an ultra-fine mist without the use of aerosols and comes in a refillable package with no dyes and no heavy perfumes. P&G also received a Gold Award and Silver Award.

Flat Wine Bottle (Delivering Happiness Limited’s T/A Garçon Wines)
Delivering Happiness Limited, a British company trading as Garçon Wines, is the inventor and granted IP holders of a flat wine bottle, which is specifically designed for e-commerce in the UK so that it could fit through mail slots, or letterboxes, in the doors of UK homes. The primary package, a slender 750 mL recycled PET bottle, lays flat in a dye-cut cavity in the same shape as the bottle within the postal pack in which it gets delivered. Using 100 percent post-consumer recycled PET instead of glass significantly reduces shipping weight and cost, eliminates potential breakage in transit and offers a more eco-friendly packaging material solution than regular plastic or glass.
Delivering Happiness Limited, a British company trading as Garçon Wines, is the inventor and granted IP holders of a flat wine bottle, which is specifically designed for e-commerce in the UK so that it could fit through mail slots, or letterboxes, in the doors of UK homes. The primary package, a slender 750 mL recycled PET bottle, lays flat in a dye-cut cavity in the same shape as the bottle within the postal pack in which it gets delivered. Using 100 percent post-consumer recycled PET instead of glass significantly reduces shipping weight and cost, eliminates potential breakage in transit and offers a more eco-friendly packaging material solution than regular plastic or glass.

The judges said the breadth of the winning innovations is impressive, from packaging that increases a flowers’ shelf life to up to 30 days without additional watering, to a flat wine bottle specially designed to fit in UK mail slots.

The full list of winners of Dow’s 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation are now live at www.DowPackagingAwards.com.

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