“Being named as a finalist in the 2019 World Beverage Innovation Awards draws attention to a revolutionary approach -- a reusable, flexible container for filtering water from taps, rivers, lakes and streams, which will be introduced to consumers in 2020,” says Adam Grose, chief commercial officer for ProAmpac.
The nkd LIFE proprietary filter screws into the removable cap in a BPA-free, leak-proof, dishwasher-safe pouch. By using the reusable pouch in combination with a nkd Life water reusable filter, this innovative approach effectively replaces 300 single use plastic bottles per filter going into landfills or being dumped into the sea. Over the course of a year this can amount to 50 kg of saved plastic waste per person.
Manuel Jaggi, product development mgr.-ProAmpac, adds, “Replacing the rigid bottle with a flexible pouch has big impact on the sustainability of the product, as flexible packaging increases the product-to-package ratio, reduces energy use during manufacturing, and reduces the resources required for delivery, distribution and storage.
“To develop nkd’s TREK pouch, we used a high-performance laminated structure that has superior mechanical properties to reduce the amount of materials previously used in the rigid container.”
Graphic Design USA (GDUSA), a magazine and information resource for graphic design professionals, announced that L’Oréal’s REDKEN® Flash Lift Bonder Inside – a unique spouted pouch for powdered beauty applications (at left), and Kalmbach Feeds’ All Natural Milk Maker Goat Feed – a vivid polywoven bag for animal feed have been honored with an American Graphic Design Award. This award showcases the expansive ways in which graphic design shapes business, society, products, services, commerce and culture.
“These awards are a reflection of ProAmpac’s deep commitment to product development, graphic design and printing capabilities,” said Adam Grose, chief commercial officer of ProAmpac.
L’Oréal’s REDKEN Flash Lift Bonder Inside
“We are proud to partner with ProAmpac,” said Andrew Bowden, product development mgr.-Redken, L’Oréal. “They play a key role in helping us innovate and deliver world-class health and beauty solutions to global consumers."
REDKEN Flash Lift Bonder Inside transitioned from a rigid tub to a corner spouted pouch. “We collaborated to reimagine the REDKEN Flash Lift Bonder Inside package from a multi-component rigid to an eye-catching flexible pouch using less material and including unique functionality. The new spouted flexible pouch includes an engineered spout to minimize fumes and clumping during dispensing and a cap that doubles as a measuring cup. The pouch provides an excellent billboard to highlight the brand in salons and enough copy space to eliminate the need for an insert,” adds Sal Pellingra, vp-global application and innovation development for ProAmpac.
“Working with ProAmpac affords us many benefits. We are able to be strategic, yet nimble - designing and innovating with tight timelines, allowing us to get to market quickly. ProAmpac’s speed and quality give us a competitive edge in our go to market strategy,” says Bonnie Brannigan, vp-Retail Marketing, Kalmbach Feeds, Inc.
ProAmpac collaborated with Kalmbach Feeds’ team to emphasize design. “We entered the relationship as a leading provider of American made polywoven bags,” explains Grose. “With a strategic manufacturing footprint in the United States, we offer capacity, quick delivery, and rapid response, without tariff disruptions and – as the GDUSA award signifies – an ability to make the package pop,” Grose says
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