PrimaPak™ Packaging Named WorldStar 2015 Packaging Award Winner by the World Packaging Organization

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Mon. January 12th, 2015 - by Christofer Oberst

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - Clear Lam Packaging has been honored by the World Packaging Organization (WPO) with a WorldStar 2015 Packaging Award for the PrimaPak™ Packaging it developed for Fisher Party Peanuts. This is the third award PrimaPak™ has received in a global awards category, an achievement which Roman Forowycz, Chief Marketing Officer for Clear Lam Packaging, is understandably proud.

“Leading food processors like Fisher Nuts are looking to the latest innovations to support their sustainability goals and drive costs out of the manufacturing process,” he said. “We’re proud to be among the WorldStar award winners from the U.S. and we’d like to thank the judges for recognizing Clear Lam with this honor.”

According to a press release, PrimaPak™ is the industry’s first flexible, stackable and reclosable package produced from rollstock on a custom vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) machine. Resembling a “pop-up” box, Clear Lam designed it to be a flexible, lightweight alternative to bulky rigid jars, blow-molded containers, injection-molded packages, composite cans, and select stand-up pouches. It does this by increasing cube utilization by at least 30%, boosting the efficiency of retail and shipping operations.

The growing demand for the PrimaPak™ System has pushed Clear Lam to invest in a new Chicago co-packing facility and innovation center. According to Clear Lam, the global market for sustainable packaging is expected to reach $244 billion by 2018. The company's new facility is aimed at assuring Clear Lam is ready for this market. Forowycz explained that the site will produce PrimaPak™ packaging for test markets, regional rollouts, seasonal items and nationally distributed products.

“Our company has made a significant investment in the PrimaPak™ System, including a new co-packing facility and innovation center near Chicago, providing our customers with an end-to-end packaging solution,” he shared.

Clear Lam has made sustainability advancements the focus of the last decade through its Project EarthClear™ initiative. The PrimaPak™ System helps meet these goals and with its success underscored by the WPO, it seems like a big win for the company.

Clear Lam will join other WorldStar award winners at a formal reception in Milan, Italy on May 19, 2015.

Congratulations on this impressive achievement, Clear Lam!

Clear Lam Packaging