DuPont Awards 2017: Packaging innovation personified
31 May 2017
DuPont has announced its 2017 winners of the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, honoring companies that have demonstrated major advancements in packaging technology to address the diverse and particular needs of consumers in markets around the world.
PrintWeek India looks at how these 21 packaging products have ticked all the right boxes.
Solutions Inc was named a winner of the 29th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, earning a Diamond Award for the Fritz Water Vest, a simple but appropriate packaging solution for water-transport issues in developing countries. In remote areas, accessing drinkable water requires people—most often women and children—to spend many hours a day carrying heavy, unhygienic and non-ergonomic containers on their head and shoulders. This causes significant physical stress on their bodies over time and presents serious risk of water contamination. The Fritz Water Vest allows users to carry up to 20 pounds of water safely and hygienically, with the weight evenly distributed across the chest and back. It’s an innovative application of modern packaging technology that solves water-access problems for at-risk populations. The vest innovatively incorporates relatively new materials to accomplish two key, functional needs. The multi-layer nylon structure provides a robust mate