The highest honor, the Diamond Award, went to Procter & Gamble’s Air Assist, a breakthrough in performance and sustainability for e-commerce and brick-and-mortar packaging. The liquid packaging technology uses compressed gas to provide tailored rigidity to create structure in flexible films. By utilizing a proprietary one-way valve, the new packaging form delivers cleaner dispensing, more controlled dosing and more convenient one-handed use while remaining tough enough for e-commerce shipping without extra protection. Air Assist also uses 50% less plastic than a traditional rigid bottle and has a 360° palette for design, making it a more resource-efficient solution.
The judges evaluated more than 200 entries from companies in 30 countries.
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