IoPP to Honor 2013 AmeriStar Award Winners

For the Institute of Packaging Professionals’s AmeriStar competition, judges evaluated and analyzed packages from 15 categories at IoPP Headquarters in Naperville, Illinois, in April. Student AmeriStar entries were judged virtually by another panel of judges from across the country. Judging was based on package innovation, sustainability, protection, economics, performance, and marketing.

Winning packages will be honored at the AmeriStar and Visionary Awards Ceremony, June 19, 2013, during EastPack in Philadelphia. Following are the winners in the Drug & Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Package categories as well as the Student categories. For a complete list of all the winners, visit

CATEGORY: Drug & Pharmaceutical
Package: Ecoslide-RX
Company: Keystone Folding Box Co.

Package: Syringe Carton for Flu Vaccine
Company: Sanofi Pasteur

CATEGORY: Medical Device
Package: Beacon /CardioFocus Balloon Catheter Die Cut Tray
Company: Beacon Converters, Inc.

Package: Wright Medical Extremities Clamshell: A Universal Packaging System Design
Company: Placon Corporation

Package: 47” Catheter Delivery System Tray
Company: Plastic Ingenuity

Package: TKA Femoral Packaging System
Company: Perfecseal

Student AmeriStar Winners
Student AmeriStar Winner- 1st Place
CATEGORY: Drug & Pharmaceutical
Package: Easy Roll Band-Aids
School: Cal Poly State University

Student AmeriStar Winner Honorable Mentions
CATEGORY: Drug & Pharmaceutical
Package: Diabetic Test Strip Solutions
School: University of Wisconsin – Stout

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