Berry Plastics Receives 2015 Silver Awards for Sustainability and for Print and Shelf Impact from the Flexible Packaging Association
“This frozen meal pouch is an example of Berry Plastics’ improved extrusion technologies and enhanced converting processes which result in several environmental and sustainability benefits,” said Michelle Wilson, Vice President of Product Development for Berry Plastics’ Flexible Packaging Division. “We are honored to receive these Silver Awards, as they underscore our belief that this innovative new packaging solution represents a win-win for both our customers and the end consumers.” By changing the printing technologies from rotogravure to flexographic print, Berry Plastics significantly lowered its greenhouse gas emissions, due to the process, and reduction of ovens, heat, and ink consumption. In addition, the lamination was converted from a solvent-based to a solventless adhesive. This enhanced laminate film still provides the stiffness and strength that retailers and consumers expect. The Silver Printing and Shelf Impact Award for the Gourmet Express Complete Meal pouch is based on the utilization of high-definition flexographic technology in the transition from rotogravure to flexographic.