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Amcor receives gold for Vento coffee packaging at DuPont Awards 2017

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ZURICH, Switzerland – Amcor has been recognized three times over by the 2017 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.

The global packaging company received a gold award in the Technological Advancement and Responsible Packaging categories for its Vento coffee packaging; silver for the 20-ounce Vitaminwater bottle in the Responsible Packaging category; and – in partnership with Crown Holdings Inc. – a gold award for Peelfit in the Technological Advancement and Responsible Packaging categories.

“Our global expertise is regularly producing packaging that is more functional, appealing and cost effective for our customers and their consumers, and more sustainable for the environment,” said Brian Carvill, VP of research, development and advanced engineering for Amcor’s Rigid Plastics business.

The polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Vitaminwater bottle uses two Amcor innovations to improve performance, while weighing less than conventional hot-fill containers.

The base of the bottle features Amcor’s PowerStrap technology to strengthen its structure and increase vacuum absorption during filling.

The sidewall incorporates the company’s ActiveHinge technology to further improve rigidity. Besides reducing the weight of the package, these technologies also improve labeling efficiency and stacking strength.

A second award was given for Vento, Amcor’s high-performance laminate for ground coffee and whole beans.

The packaging allows coffee producers to capture the flavor and aroma of freshly roasted coffee without the need for hard valves, extra machinery and extra processing steps, explained Luca Zerbini, VP of marketing, R&D and sustainability for Amcor’s Flexibles division in Europe.

“Coffee roasters want to reduce the cost and complexity of packaging while increasing the speed of their operations,” said Zerbini.

Vento removes the need to purchase and apply traditional valves, and allows coffee to be packed immediately after roasting with no additional equipment or steps.

Peelfit was developed by Crown Holdings Inc. using Amcor’s CanSeal Pro. Peelfit is designed for dry-food markets to address demands for greater convenience, reduced packaging weight and increased product protection.

Amcor’s CanSeal Pro is a revolutionary flexible membrane, which allows Peelfit to use less metal while maintaining performance and functionality. Sustainability benefits include the elimination of the rigid steel ring typically required in double seaming applications, making the container 16% lighter than conventional foil seam cans.

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