IoPP announces AmeriStar Package Awards Competition 2013 winners; Clorox wins best in show award for its Clorox SmartTube Technology

NAPERVILLE, Illinois , May 20, 2013 (press release) – The Institute of Packaging Professional’s AmeriStar Package Awards Competition is considered North America's most prestigious packaging awards competition. Judges evaluated and analyzed packages from 15 categories at IoPP Headquarters in Naperville, Illinois, on April 23, 2013. For the first time, Student AmeriStar entries were judged virtually by another panel of judges from across the country.

Top AmeriStar winners included the Best of Show Award, the Sustainability Award and, the Design Excellence Award for high quality structural & graphic design.
Judging was based on package innovation, sustainability, protection, economics, performance, and marketing.

Winning packages will be honored at the AmeriStar and Visionary Awards Ceremony, taking place Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at EastPack in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Best of Show Award

CATEGORY: Household Products
Package: Clorox SmartTube Technology
Company: The Clorox Company

Sustainability Award
CATEGORY: Food, Shelf Stable
Package: LittleFoot 100% Compostable Packaging Barrier Product
Company: NewPage Specialty

Design Excellence Award
CATEGORY: Electronics
Package: Microsoft PC Accessory Landscape
Company: Microsoft

AmeriStar winners by Category:

CATEGORY: Beverages, Alcoholic
Package: KeyKeg 20 Slimline with Double Wall Technology
Company: Lightweight Containers
CATEGORY: Beverages, Non-Alcoholic
Package: Pure Leaf Square HF PET Container
Company: PepsiCo
Package: Flexis One Way De-gassing Valve for Coffee Packaging
Company: Avery Dennison
CATEGORY: Drug & Pharmaceutical
Package: Ecoslide-RX
Company: Keystone Folding Box Co.
Package: Syringe Carton for Flu Vaccine
Company: Sanofi Pasteur
CATEGORY: Electronics
Package: Microsoft PC Accessory Landscape
Company: Microsoft
CATEGORY: Food, Refrigerated
Package: Hormel™ "Project REV® Wraps"

CATEGORY: Food, Shelf Stable
Package: Kashi Post Consumer HDPE Bag
Company: Kellogg Company
Package: Flat Bottom Pillow Bag
Company: Frito-Lay
Package: Mixed Media Retail Ready Display Case
Company: The Hershey Company
CATEGORY: Health & Beauty Aids
Package: Aquiesse Candle tin
Company: Planet Canit, LLC
Package: Big sexy hair
Company: Viva Healthcare Packaging
Package: AVEDA 100% Post Consumer Recycled HDPE Bottles
Company: Aveda
Package: Gillette® Venus & Olay - a Groundbreaking Package Design with a Protective, "Cocooning" Effect
Company: Placon Corporation
CATEGORY: Household Products
Package: Source Reduced UN/CRC Rectangular Line with Hinged Lid
Company: Ropak Packaging
Package: 3M LED Advanced Lighbulb
Company: 3M
Package: Clorox SmartTube Technology
Company: The Clorox Company
Package: Sherwin-Williams'™ Dupli-Color Automotive Scratch Fix "All in 1" Package
Company: Sherwin-Williams
CATEGORY: Industrial / Commercial
Package: Modular Intermodal Container Series
Company: NSWC Indian Head Division Detachment Picatinny
Package: Cooper® Lighting Lightboard Assembly Handling Tray
Company: Transparent Container Co., Inc.
CATEGORY: Industrial / Commercial
Package: Keystone Trial Kit
Company: Ampac
CATEGORY: Medical Device
Package: Beacon /CardioFocus® Balloon Catheter Die Cut Tray
Company: Beacon Converters, Inc.
Package: Wright Medical Extremities Clamshell: A Universal Packaging System Design
Company: Placon Corporation
Package: 47" Catheter Delivery System Tray
Company: Plastic Ingenuity
Package: TKA Femoral Packaging System
Company: Perfecseal
Package: Mr Lid Containers
Company: Sussex IM
Package: Club Glove Packaging
Package: Staples' Smart-size Packaging
Company: Staples
CATEGORY: Promotional / Display
Package: Gatorade G Series Perform Sideline Carrier Promotional Pack
Company: PepsiCo
Student AmeriStar Winners
Student AmeriStar Winner- 1st Place
CATEGORY: Drug & Pharmaceutical
Package: Easy Roll Band-Aids
School: Cal Poly State University

Student AmeriStar Winner – 2nd Place
CATEGORY: Cosmetics
Package: Innovative Powdered Makeup Container
School: Cal Poly State University
Student AmeriStar Winner - 3rd Place
CATEGORY: Health & Beauty Aids
Package: CHAPBOSS - Lip Balm
School: University of Wisconsin – Stout
Student AmeriStar Winner Honorable Mentions
CATEGORY: Drug & Pharmaceutical
Package: Diabetic Test Strip Solutions
School: University of Wisconsin – Stout
CATEGORY: Household Products
Package: Divide, Open, Pour and Store: Iams Dog Food Packaging
School: University of Cincinnati

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