Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS) received two DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation at DuPont’s recognition celebration, held recently in Wilmington, Delaware. Bemis was presented a Silver Award for Technological Advancement for the Hillshire Brands® Heat Fresh™ package and a Silver Award for Enhanced User Experience for the Fugini standup pouch for vegetables.
“We are honored to receive these prestigious DuPont awards,” said William Jackson, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Bemis Company. “These recognitions reflect our persistent focus on innovation, our technological expertise in material science, and our collaborative relationships with innovative customers like Hillshire and Fugini.”
The Hillshire Brands® Heat Fresh™ package combines proprietary films and innovative features to control moisture, heat, and pressure during microwaving. This package solves the perpetual need in microwavable sandwich kits to keep the bread soft while heating the rest of the product. These innovations can be integrated into a wide range of heat-and-eat solutions.
The Fugini standup pouch for vegetables uses Bemis’ unique barrier films in South America to provide a light, strong, and flexible replacement for the former metal can packaging format. This sustainable packaging format not only helps deliver reduced logistics costs, as it weighs significantly less than bulkier metal cans, but also provides convenience at the foodservice and retail levels with its innovative features that make it easy to store, handle, and open.
The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation program is the industry’s longest-running, global, independently judged competition that honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology, processes, and service across the entire packaging value chain. Inaugurated in 1986, the DuPont Packaging Awards program is now recognized as the leading packaging awards program in the world.
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ABOUT BEMIS COMPANY, INC.
Bemis Company, Inc. is a major supplier of packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, Bemis is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported 2013 net sales of $5.0 billion. Bemis has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 19,000 individuals worldwide. More information about Bemis is available at our website, www.bemis.com.
Erin M. Winters, 920-527-5288
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