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2020 Packaging Innovation Awards by Dow: Products from Asia Pacific triumphed at the industry's longest running and independently judged packaging awards
SINGAPORE, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

The award winners represent the most innovative packaging breakthroughs in 
categories ranging from food and beverage to personal care, with a strong focus 
on sustainability and the circular economy 


Dow[https://www.dow.com/ ] (NYSE:DOW) recently announced the winners of the 
2020 Packaging Innovation Awards[ 
https://www.dow.com/en-us/market/mkt-packaging/packaging-innovation-award.html?&utm_source=PR&utm_medium=Body_Link_Vanity&utm_campaign=p-BC_c-APAC_l-EN_ct-Generic_m-12/20&utm_content=APAC_PIA_Winners&UTM_term= 
] recognizing breakthrough packaging achievements in design, technology, 
sustainability and user experience.

The judges evaluated more than 175 entries from companies around the globe, 
across categories from personal care and health and hygiene, to food and 
beverage and industrial innovations. In addition to the distinguished Diamond 
Award Winner, three Diamond Finalists, six Gold Award Winners and five Silver 
Award Winners were honored; of which four products developed in Asia Pacific 
were selected by the judges as winning entries.

Diamond Finalists

ARIEL PLATINUM SPORTS Refill Pouch  

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Zacros designed the ARIEL PLATINUM SPORTS Refill Pouch in collaboration with 
The Procter & Gamble Company of Japan Limited. 

The innovation is a unique way to cater to consumer habits and environmental 
concerns in Japan, where refill pouches for liquid laundry detergent are often 
used. The stand-up pouch features a spout and inner disk, preventing the 
detergent from coming out when the pouch is turned upside down. In addition, 
the unique structure allows the air in the bottle to be replaced by the 
contents, drastically reducing the time for refilling.

New Thin Film Deposition Technology for PET Bottles

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Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. created the New Thin Film Deposition Technology for 
PET Bottles in collaboration with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. This thin 
film deposition system for high-performance PET bottles offers high 
transparency, gas barrier and stability when interacting with neutral aqueous 
solutions. This was notably impossible with previous PET thin-film gas barriers 
for bottles. The innovation is created through a process that breaks down raw 
material gas to construct the colorless, transparent film, and it is designed 
to provide cleaner, more efficient energy consumption and reduce product 
waste.  

Gold Award

Kimchi Easy Carry Pouch 

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CJ CHEILJEDANG designed the Kimchi Easy Carry Pouch to package the traditional 
Korean food it produces, which naturally releases gas as it ferments. The pouch 
features a two-ball handle and has a new maze structure in the top seal to 
allow gas release while preventing liquid leak. This new design replaces the 
use of cable ties or clips to control the gas release as was in the previous 
package design. The innovation was designed to also reduce plastic usage by 15 
percent compared to the previous design and is completely recyclable because it 
doesn't contain any cable ties or clips.

Silver Award

High barrier, retort and easy-peel packaging for Chinese style spiced corned 
egg 

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Sunrise Packaging Materials (Jiangyin) Co., Ltd, in collaboration with 
Guangdong Wuqiong Food Co., Ltd developed the high barrier, retort and 
easy-peel packaging for Chinese style spiced corned egg. These features combine 
to deliver nine months of shelf life and an excellent user experience for 
consumers.  

"The companies demonstrated unwavering purpose for designing packages that 
fulfills users' need and enhances their experiences, whether it's providing 
quality refillable pouches or extending a food product's shelf life. Packaging 
is and will continue to be an important feature of every product we buy as it 
protects the product and contain important information such as expiration date 
and ingredients," said Kodak Xiao, marketing director, Dow Packaging and 
Specialty Plastics, Asia Pacific. "While we celebrate the creativity and 
innovation of the winning entries, we also need to applaud the companies for 
putting sustainability at the forefront of their designs."

The 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards hosted by Dow is now in its 32nd year and 
is the industry's longest running, independently judged packaging awards 
program. The judging panel consists of professionals from around the world in a 
wide range of fields, including design, engineering, retail, converting and 
academia.

A replay of the live awards ceremony and full list of winners can be found 
here[ 
https://www.linkedin.com/events/packaginginnovationawards2020wi6724760685177315328/ 
]. For more information and images of each winning entry, please visit our 
virtual winners gallery[ 
https://www.dow.com/en-us/virtual/packaging-innovation-award-winners-2020/index.htm 
].

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About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP), a business unit of Dow (NYSE: DOW), 
combines core strengths of R&D, worldwide reach, broad product lines and 
industry expertise to deliver high performing technologies for end use markets 
in food packaging, personal hygiene, infrastructure, consumer goods and 
transportation. P&SP is one of the world's largest producers of polyethylene 
resins, functional polymers, and adhesives, and enabled by Pack Studios, is a 
leading innovator and collaborator across the value chain on sustainable 
application development and circular economy life-cycle design for plastics. 
www.dowpackaging.com

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused 
innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The 
Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, 
inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow's portfolio of 
plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers 
a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its 
customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and 
consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs 
approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion 
in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. 
For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on 
Twitter.

Source Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

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