AmeriStar 2012 Award Winners Announced

Three medical device packages were among winners in this year's AmeriStar awards program, organized by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP). More than 150 packages were entered into the North American competition. According to IoPP, judges evaluated and analyzed packages from 18 categories at IoPP Headquarters in Naperville, IL, on February 16, 2012. Student AmeriStar entries were also judged on February 16.

Judging considered package innovation, sustainability, protection, economics, performance, and marketing.
Winning packages will be honored at the AmeriStar and IoPP Honors & Awards Dinner, taking place Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

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AmeriStar winners were recognized in a number of market categories, including:

CATEGORY: Medical Device
Package: Thoratec HM2 Tray Set
Company: TEQ

Package: Cook Urological
Company: Prent Corporation

Package: SmartPrep2/BMAC2
Company: Sealed Air Corporation

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: Other Retail
Package: Sustainable Two Piece
Company: Plastic Ingenuity

Package: Lickety Stik
Company: TricorBraun

CATEGORY: Regulated Packaging
Package: Aerosol Twist & Spray Cap
Company: Valspar Corporation

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