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Deadline Near for Dupont Awards for Packaging Innovation

WILMINGTON, Del.– DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers has announced that the deadline for entries in the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is Feb. 28, 2011. This year’s prestigious has been selected. The panel will be headed by John Bernardo, principal, Sustainable Innovations LLC, and includes industry experts from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Brazil and India.

Winners of the DuPont Awards demonstrate excellence in meeting consumer needs while achieving innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction breakthroughs. Last year’s winners spoke about their objectives and challenges at the 2010 DuPont Packaging Exchange. Hear their insights in the firm's “winner insights” video segment. Entry forms are available on-line at According to previous winners, being selected as a DuPont Awards winner generated substantial media exposure for their company and product that helped them grow their business.

The prestigious international jury panel for the 23rd DuPont Awards, in the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition, includes:

Packaging designers, converters, consumer good producers, retailers and equipment manufacturers from around the world are encouraged to enter their new product packaging developments. There is no fee for entry and DuPont materials do not need to be in the packaging structure. In evaluating entries, jurors will consider excellence in one or more of these areas: innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction. Winners will be announced in June 2011. Information on the program and past winners is posted on DuPont’s Packaging website.