Additionally, TC Transcontinental Packaging won a Silver award in the Rebrand, Food & Beverage category for the Diamond Brand Shelled Walnuts pouch, as well as a Silver award in the Rebrand, Non Food category for its expertise in pre-press and structural design with the Golfgreen Nitrogrow pouch from Canadian Tire.
“Our focus is to develop packaging solutions that meet our customers’ needs and are ahead of market trends,” said Alex Hayden, SVP, R&D, innovation and sustainability, TC Transcontinental Packaging. “We collaborate with partners from across the plastic value chain and make sure to use a circular approach in every step of our product design, from sourcing to end-of-life. We are poised to continue developing industry leading sustainable packaging and to increase the amount of recycled plastics in our portfolio.”
The Harney & Sons Fine Teas and Les Aliments Jardi packages are both 100% recyclable, multilayer barrier stand-up pouch. They hit all notes: 100% recycle ready for in-store drop off, EVOH barrier for product preservation, seal strength and durability.
The challenge with barrier films from a sustainability perspective is that it is not easily broken down and recycled, therefore hindering its reuse and contribution to positive environmental change. Dow’s RETAIN resin technology provides the solution to this concern by compatibilizing the barrier, thus allowing for a multilayer film to be fully recyclable and attain sustainability goals.
Diamond of California pouch is an innovation in terms of film structure and closure feature. The film needed to have improved barrier to protect the product and keep it flavorful and fresh. The upgraded film was thicker in gauge than the previous package, allowing a better protection level to keep oxygen at bay and maintain product freshness.
The other element to support freshness of the product was the zipper technology. The Fresh-Lock Click ‘N Lock Sensory Zipper was added to the package and gives an audible and tactile feedback when opening and closing the package. The new stand-up pouch format also lends itself to ideal shelf display at retail and provides consumer convenience as it is an easy-to-store, self-standing package at home.
Golfgreen Nitrogrow pouch is a collaboration process between Canadian companies to create a unique look for the new Canadian Tire product and convey to consumers the premium aspects of the brand.