By Eric Anderson
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. has announced that two of its food packaging products recently received Flexible Packaging Association Achievement Awards at the Association's annual ceremony.
"We are extremely honored to receive the Achievement Awards from the Flexible Packaging Association," said Larry Goldstein, President of Berry Plastics' Flexible Packaging Division. "Berry's team of product design and packaging engineers work diligently to create innovative packaging solutions. With recent capital investment in state-of the art extrusion, high speed quick change flexographic presses, and triplex lamination assets, we are able to provide technologically unique films with superior graphics. These capabilities enable our customers' products to stand out on store shelves, helping them win in the marketplace."
Easy Peel Lidding for High-Pressure Pasteurization took the silver for Technical Innovation. High pressure pasteurization is a growing trend in the food industry. The aggressive conditioning from this technique requires higher performance films to meet industry standards. Berry Plastics' multilayer co-extrusion technology and polymer knowledge provided a solution, bringing a significant improvement to a challenging process. Product benefits include reduced leaker rates, increased production, and assurance of package integrity through distribution and retail. The end consumer enjoys a convenient easy to open package with attractive clarity.
The CBI Coelho Smart Wheat package won the silver for Printing Achievement uses HD Flexo imaging for more detail and much sharper imagery. This new printing technology, combining era metallic and pearlescent inks, provides a high impact package and eye catching design that will differentiate this product from the competition.