WS Packaging Group Wins 2017 In-Mold Decorating Association Award

4 August 2017

Building on its history of innovative and technical achievement in label printing and packaging, WS Packaging Group, Inc., recently garnered a Silver Award at the 2017 In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA Awards) Competition.

"We're honored to be recognized by the IMDA for excellence as a leading innovator," said Dean Wimer, CEO, WS Packaging Group. "Innovation in printing and packaging is what ensures value for our customers every day in bringing their brands to life.  Awards like these are reassuring that our industry-leading advances in label production, as well as design, are delivering results."

At the 2017 IMDA Awards Competition, WS Packaging took home the Silver Award for Shell Lubricants' Pennzoil Platinum® High Mileage motor oil, featuring a metallized in-mold label. The award-winning label was manufactured at WS Packaging Group's Franklin, Pennsylvania facility.

The 2017 IMDA Competition recognizes the industry's best in-mold labeled packaging and in-mold decorated durable products. The winning entries are chosen based on creativity in design, engineering, and innovation.

The In-Mold Decorating Association is a trade association representing molders, printers, material suppliers, equipment suppliers, and others committed to the development and growth of in-mold labeling and decorating products, technologies, and markets.

About WS Packaging Group

WS Packaging Group, Inc., with more than 50 years of experience, is one of the largest printing and label converting operations in North America. It operates 17 manufacturing facilities and produces high-quality packaging products. Its customers range in size from small businesses to large, high-volume manufacturers and consumer product goods companies doing business locally, nationally, and in marketplaces worldwide. WS Packaging Group is majority owned by J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. (JWC), a private equity firm based in Boston, Mass., investing in middle-market growth companies. Since 1995, JWC has invested in over 40 companies with a transaction value of more than $12 billion.

About Shell Lubricants

The term 'Shell Lubricants' collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying more than 12 percent of global lubricants volume.* The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer, heavy industrial, and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX®, and Jiffy Lube®.

*Kline & Company, "Global Lubricants Industry November 2016: Market Analysis and Assessment."