Packaging that reduces food waste wins Top DuPont Packaging Award

17th October 2012

Innovative vacuum packaging that reduces food waste by keeping meat looking good and keeping it fresh for longer received top honors at the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Gold awards also won a retail packaging that makes products more attractive on the shelves, a large packaging recycling project and a modular industrial packaging that reduces waste and costs. Several leading industry brands - Heinz, Kraft, Pepperidge Farm, Cadbury and Unilever - also won diamond, gold or silver awards at the 24th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. The 2012 diamond award winner exemplifies the role packaging plays in helping feed a growing population around the world. “The FreshCase® meat packaging technology, selected by the jury as the winner of this year's diamond award, represents a significant effort to ensure that foods maintain their nutritional value and freshness,” said William J. Harvey, President of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. A panel of experts evaluated 200 proposals from 21 countries and awarded a diamond, five gold and 10 silver awards based on excellence in one, two or three of the following categories: innovation, sustainability and reduction of costs and waste. DuPont Benefits. DuPont's results for the first quarter of 2012 were $ 1,61 per share versus $ 1,52 in 2011. Sales were $ 11.200 billion, 12% higher than the prior year. Sales in developing markets grew 15%. On the other hand, at the end of April, the XXI DuPont Prize for Science was awarded in Oviedo to Dr. Alfredo Martínez Hernández, accompanied by the president of the Jury, Professor Santiago Grisolía, and the president of DuPont Ibérica, Enrique Macián.

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