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DuPont Packaging Awards Deadline Fast Approaching

Wilmington, DE – The clock is ticking for those interested in entering DuPont’s 25th Awards for Packaging Innovation. The entry deadline is Feb. 28, 2013, and winners will be selected by the just-seated jury based on excellence in one or more of these areas: innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction. There is no fee for entry, and DuPont materials do not need to be in the packaging structure.

“Packaging plays the role of ‘silent hero’ in so many facets of life – delivering safer bottles, fresher food, affordable and convenient consumer goods,” said Shanna Moore, global director, sustainability, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, and leader/chair of the awards program. “This anniversary year posed the opportunity to take a retrospective view to see how past winners changed our lives and to envision a future where packaging is helping to solve world problems. In the coming months, we will be highlighting past breakthroughs in packaging that have significantly transformed the way we live.”

Winners of a DuPont Packaging Award will be honored on May 16, 2013 during a ceremony in Wilmington, Del. Forms, guidelines and past winners can be found at

This year’s jury is made up of industry experts from diverse backgrounds who bring insights earned from decades of experience delivering innovative, cost-savings solutions and sustainability ideas to the global packaging industry.

Reprising his role as facilitator this year is Packaging Hall of Famer Brian Wagner, vice president, PTIS, a HAVI Global Solutions Direct Company.

Professor Antônio Dantas Cabral, Ph.D., course coordinator and professor, Packaging, Production and Food Engineering, Mauá School of Engineering, Brazil
Suzanne Fisher, director of Sustainable Packaging & Business Development, Pratt Industries - Paper Converter/Recycler, USA
Mary Gregg, director, Packaging, Campbell North America, Global R&D, Campbell Soup Company, USA
Sudhakar Gupta, director, Int’l. Business Development, IFFCO Group of Companies at International Food Stuffs Company, UAE
Ann O’Hara, vice president and general manager, Amcor Flexibles, Australia
Jeff Schuetz, staff vice president, Global Technology, Consumer Packaging, Sonoco, USA
Jason Wadsworth, sustainability manager, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., USA