Vote on Past Packaging Innovations

25th DuPont Packaging Awards Features Past Breakthroughs that Changed our Lives

WILMINGTON, Del., April 9, 2013 – In honor of the 25th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, DuPont asked the industry to vote on the past packaging breakthroughs that most impacted people’s lives.

From hundreds of past winners, DuPont identified six breakthrough groups that range from aseptic packaging that has enabled our current “on-the-go” lifestyle to centralized processing and packaging of meat that reduced waste and kept meat fresh longer.

 

 

Hot fill bottles - Energy drink

Hot fill bottles for energy drinks

Polyester bottles capable of withstanding “hot fill” allowed juices, applesauce and other food and beverage products to drop the glass for “safer” plastic. ‘Hot fill’ is one of the life-changing breakthrough groups DuPont is inviting people to vote on as part of its 25th celebration of the DuPont Packaging Awards.
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“From year to year, this program has honored tremendous achievements,” said Shanna Moore, former DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers global director of sustainability and leader of the DuPont Packaging Awards program. ”When you have the luxury of viewing all 25 years, you can truly appreciate the impact that packaging has had on our lives.”

DuPont tallied the online voting and announced the breakthrough that was voted to have most transformed our lives during the May 16 celebration of the 25th DuPont Awards winners in Wilmington, Del. Click here to learn about the winner.

The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation are the industry's longest-running, global, independently judged celebration of innovation and collaboration throughout the value chain.  Their sponsor, 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 – one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals more than 20 years ago – has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.

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 www.dupont.com.