Novel Package Nabs Another Award
Third time Clear-Lam's PrimaPak has been acknowledged.
The patented PrimaPak package developed by Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., for Fisher Party Peanuts recently received the WorldStar 2015 Packaging Award winner in the food category from the Word Packaging Organization (WPO). Companies from 37 countries entered 264 packaging innovations in the global competition. The WPO award represents the third time in less than year than the PrimaPak has been acknowledged.
PrimaPak is a first-of-its-kind flexible, stackable and reclosable package produced by Clear Lam from rollstock on a custom vertical form-fill-seal machine. Lightweight and stackable, the packaging is designed to replace bulky rigid jars, blow-molded containers, injection-molded packages, composite cans, and select stand-up pouches. The finished package resembles a “pop-up” box.
This technology boosts cube utilization by 30% or more compared to conventional packages and takes up less warehouse space and reduces transportation demands, Clear-Lam states. This translates into truckload and warehouse space savings, reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Clear-Lam was featured in the March 2013 issue of Plastics Technology. Late last year, it opened a separate facility at its Elk Grove Village (photo) devoted to producing PrimaPak packaging for brand owners for test markets, regional rollouts, seasonal items and nationally distributed products.
The PrimaPak package was previously acknowledged by Institute of Packaging Professionals and the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.
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