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IoPP announces AmeriStar 2012 award winners

Over 150 packages were submitted for IoPP AmeriStar awards consideration in North America's most prestigious packaging awards competition. Judges evaluated and analyzed packages from 18 categories at IoPP Headquarters in Naperville, Illinois, on February 16, 2012. Student AmeriStar entries were also judged on February 16.

Top AmeriStar winners included the Best of Show Award, the 3M Sustainability Award, sponsored by 3M and, new for 2012, the Design Award for excellence in structural & graphic design.

Judging was based on package innovation, sustainability, protection, economics, performance, and marketing.

Winning packages will be honored at the AmeriStar Awards Reception & Dinner, taking place Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Marriott Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

Click here for AmeriStar Winners Gallery.

Images of each package are available upon request. E-mail dgriffin@iopp.org.

Best of Show Award
CATEGORY: Household
Package: Ecologic Brands Inc. - Molded Fiber Bottle
Company: Ecologic Brands Inc.

3M Sustainability Award – Sponsored by 3M
CATEGORY: Household
Package: Ecologic Brands Inc. - Molded Fiber Bottle
Company: Ecologic Brands Inc.

Design Excellence Award
CATEGORY: Beverage
Package: ROXOR Gin
Company: TricorBraun

Other AmeriStar winners by category:

CATEGORY: Automotive

Package: 3M Automotive Car Care Products
Company: TricorBraun

CATEGORY: Beverage

Package: The Brew Shield™
Company: Royal-Flutes LLC

Package: Bottoms Up Vertical Case Pack
Company: Grafcor Packaging

Package: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
Company: Starbucks Coffee Co

CATEGORY: Electronics

Package: Ten and Fifty Packs of HDMI Connectors
Company: Greenlee Textron, Inc.

Package: Skullcandy Supreme Sound
Company: Skullcandy

CATEGORY: Food

Package: FreshBox™ Line of packages
Company: Display Pack, Inc.

Package: PET Can for Snack Nuts
Company: Selig Sealing Products

Package: Quaker Oatmeal with Easy Pour Spout
Company: PepsiCo/Quaker

Package: Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats thin rolls & Goldfish Sandwich Bread (Flats) Package
Company: Pepperidge Farm Inc.

Package: Two Piece Display-Ready Asparagus Shipper
Company: Gourmet Trading Company

Package: Gatorade Prime Performance Chews
Company: PepsiCo

CATEGORY: Food, Institutional

Package: Chicken McBites Carton
Company: HAVI Global Solutions

Package: Cryovac® Next Gen Boneless Beef Bag (B6620)
Company: Sealed Air, Cryovac Division

Package: The Bagel Bucket
Company: HAVI Global Solutions

CATEGORY: Health & Beauty Aids

Package: Schick Intuition Naturals
Company: Energizer Personal Care - Schick & Wilkinson Sword

Package: Maybelline New York, SuperStay 24™Color
Company: HLP Klearfold

Package: ASR/Schick 5 Blade Disposable Razor for Men & Women (Private Label)
Company: Transparent Container Co., Inc.

Package: Burt's Bees Natural Personal Care Product Kits
Company: Clorox

CATEGORY: Household Products

Package: Valspar Spray Paint
Company: Webb deVlam

Package: Ecologic Brands Inc. - Molded Fiber Bottle
Company: Ecologic Brands Inc.

CATEGORY: Medical Device

Package: Thoratec HM2 Tray Set
Company: TEQ

Package: Cook Urological
Company: Prent Corporation

Package: SmartPrep2/BMAC2
Company: Sealed Air Corporation

CATEGORY: Other Retail

Package: Sustainable Two Piece
Company: Plastic Ingenuity

CATEGORY: Outdoor & Gardening

Package: Scotts Snap Spreader System
Company: The Scotts Company

CATEGORY: Pet & Vet

Package: Lickety Stik
Company: TricorBraun

CATEGORY: Promotional

Package: The Coca-Cola Party Tub
Company: CCNA Packaging Development

CATEGORY: Regulated Packaging

Package: Aerosol Twist & Spray Cap
Company: Valspar Corporation

Student AmeriStar Winners

Student AmeriStar Winner- 1st Place
CATEGORY: Food
Package: Squeezable Salsa Container
School: University of Wisconsin-Stout

Student AmeriStar Winner - 2nd Place
CATEGORY: Other Retail
Package: Airless Kicks
School: University of Wisconsin-Stout

Student AmeriStar Winner - 3rd Place
CATEGORY: Promotional
Package: Stringy Solution
School: University of Wisconsin -Stout

Student AmeriStar Winner Honorable Mentions

CATEGORY: Beverage
Package: Project: Moderate Shots
School: University of Wisconsin-Stout

CATEGORY: Electronics
Package: Illuminate: Solar Powered Paperboard Cell Phone Package
School: Clemson University

CATEGORY: Other Retail
Package: Adidas Chargers Shoe Box
School: University of Wisconsin-Stout