Bemis Company, Inc. has been selected for a 2015 DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation, receiving a Silver Award in the Enhanced User Experience category for the BelGioioso resealable provolone cheese package.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious DuPont award and be recognized, along with our customer, for this innovative packaging solution,” said William Jackson, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Bemis Company. “Our peel-reseal technology and practical structural design applied in the BelGioioso provolone package enable freshness, longer shelf life, and less food waste, thereby providing consumer convenience and environmental benefits.”
The new BelGioioso resealable provolone package combines Bemis’ proprietary films and innovative consumer convenience features to transform resealable packaging formats at the club store level. Incorporating a lightweight, thin flexible forming film, this package provides consumers the ability to easily peel and reseal the package at least 20 times with Bemis’ SmartTack™ EZ Peel® Reseal™ technology. Perforation between the package’s two compartments allows the consumer to easily separate without using a knife or scissors. The individual cheese compartments are sealed separately, preserving the freshness of the unused portion and also reducing food waste – all while creating differentiation at the club store level for BelGioioso Cheese.
The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation program is the industry’s longest-running, global, independently judged competition that honors innovation and collaboration throughout the entire packaging value chain. Inaugurated in 1986, the DuPont Packaging Awards program is now recognized as the leading packaging awards program in the world.
ABOUT BEMIS COMPANY, INC.
Bemis Company, Inc. (“Bemis” or the “Company”) is a major supplier of flexible packaging used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, Bemis reported 2014 net sales from continuing operations of $4.3 billion. Bemis has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 17,000 individuals worldwide. More information about Bemis is available at our website, www.bemis.com.
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