Flexible packaging design winners.

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The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced the winners of the FPA 2019 Student Flexible Design Challenge. This year's first place winners were a team of students from the University of Wisconsin--Stout, and a student from San Jose State University was the second place winner.

FPA's annual Achievement Awards competition recognizes innovative flexible packaging from across its membership. The industry also believes it is important to encourage and recognize students who are working to become the next generation of packaging designers. For the 2019 competition, FPA received 42 concept outlines from some of the top packaging design programs across the United States. From the concept outlines submitted, 18 were selected to continue to the development phase.

This year's entries demonstrated a high level of creativity, as well as a strong understanding of the mechanical properties of flexible packaging materials and the manufacturing processes involved. While every winning entry was designed for a different product, they each found an ingenious way to apply flexible packaging to satisfy the growing consumer demand for convenient, easy-to-use packaging.

The judges for the competition included Robert Kimmel, Sc.D., associate professor and director, Clemson University Center for Flexible Packaging, Clemson University; and David Luttenberger, global packaging director, Mintel Group Ltd.


Winners: Maria Brownell and Melea Brims University of Wisconsin--Stout

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