Amcor wins gold, silver FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement awards for its Interior Tinted/Printed Formpack blister pack, Pocket Shots Stand-Up Pouch, respectively

MELBOURNE, Australia , February 27, 2012 (press release) – Amcor Flexibles was the proud recipient of two awards at the Flexible Packaging Association's (FPA) Annual Achievement Awards held on 22 February 2012, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The FPA is the leading trade organization for flexible packaging converters and suppliers. The Annual Achievement Awards honor packaging and converting organizations that demonstrate breakthrough technologies, printing techniques, package structures, environmental advantages and new end-uses.

"Amcor is pleased to be recognized for these great packaging solutions," said Tom Cochran, Vice President and General Manager - Americas & Medical Europe, Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas. "We are committed to innovation and to investing in the products, processes and services that meet our customers' unique needs," he added.

Amcor Flexibles received the Gold Award in the 'Technical Innovation' category for its Interior Tinted/Printed Formpack®, serving the prescription and OTC blister pack markets. "We work in partnership with our customers to respond to their needs with solutions that deliver the highest standards of product integrity and safety," said Art Castro, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas.

Amcor's Interior Tinted/Printed Formpack® is a product extension of the coldform materials offered by Amcor. This product allows customers to package the full range of tablet colors without the downtime and scrap caused by false rejections. Moreover, blister packaging line efficiency is improved and overall costs are reduced. Amcor's product enables customers to use the tinted package without conducting new stability testing which results in faster product launches and speed to market. Additionally, the option of including print supports product brand recognition. Furthermore Amcor Flexibles was granted the Silver Award in the ‘Environmental and Sustainability' category for the Pocket Shots Stand-Up Pouch, serving the single use beverage and liquid products markets. "Our R&D efforts are focused on anticipating and responding to new product challenges in order to help our customers stay ahead in the markets they serve," concluded Castro.

Amcor's Pocket Shots Stand-Up Pouch single portion alcoholic beverages is an example of further penetration of flexible packaging into areas previously limited to rigid containers. The laminate is compatible with alcoholic beverages. The package is easy to open, unbreakable (compared to glass) and takes up less space when empty in comparison to traditional beverage packages. The pouch reduces packaging weight by approximately 50% thereby delivering significant life cycle impact improvements.

The goal of the FPA Annual Achievement Awards is to showcase the diverse uses for flexible packaging: 126 entries were received this year, 25 packages were honored with achievement awards.

About Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas
With 69 plants in 23 countries, Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas, a division of Amcor, is a market leader and the world's largest supplier of flexible packaging. We deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the food, beverage, pharma, personal care, medical and industrial markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions. For more information visit

About Amcor
Amcor Limited is a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, employing more than 33,000 people worldwide, operating in 42 countries across 300 sites. Amcor supplies a broad range of plastic (rigid and flexible), fibre, metal and glass packaging solutions to enhance the products consumers use in everyday life. Amcor also provides packaging-related services that help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation driven by art and science. Amcor is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. For more information visit

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