“Over the years, packaging innovations selected as winners of the DuPont Award have changed the way we live. In reaching the program’s 25th year, we would like to particularly recognize breakthroughs that reduce food waste, a pressing need globally. The program will retain its focus on innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction,” said Shanna Moore, global director of sustainability – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. “We look forward to entries that demonstrate excellence in addressing these issues. This is a 25th anniversary year for us, and we are excited about honoring some of those past winners as well as the winners of this milestone year.”
The prestigious international jury panel for the 25th DuPont Awards will be headed by Brian Wagner, vice president, PTIS (a HAVI Global Solutions Direct Company). The global jury is being formed now and will be posted on our website. Entry forms and guidelines are available at http://www.packaging.dupont.com. The deadline for entries is Feb. 28, 2013.
Packaging designers, converters, consumer goods producers, retailers and equipment manufacturers from around the world are encouraged to enter new packaging that has been commercialized since January 1, 2011. 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 2013. Information on the program and past winners is posted on the DuPont 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 (http://www.dupont.com).