Industrial Pack Expo showcases the best of the industry as it reveals winners of the Industrial Packaging Awards

Atlanta, Georgia (04/05/2018): Five of North America’s most innovative packaging businesses are set to be crowned winners of the inaugural Industrial Packaging Awards this week at the all-new Industrial Pack show in Atlanta.

Five winners of the new awards program will receive their awards this week at the event at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, which takes place on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 April and is free to attend.

Four companies will be rewarded for their achievements in developing groundbreaking solutions in industrial packaging, transit packaging, protective packaging and sustainability. The four winning projects will be on display on a special booth at the show. Furthermore, one exhibitor at the show will win a special award for having the best booth.

Industrial Pack is North America’s first and only show dedicated to the industrial, transit and protective packaging sector. The industry generates sales of $69bn every year in North America; and its products are a crucial enabler for supply chains in many industries, from electronics to automotive, construction and agriculture.

A panel of expert, high-profile judges have selected the winners of the first Industrial Packaging Awards. They were: Susan Nauman, Executive Director, Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America; Paul W. Rankin, President,Reusable Industrial Packaging Association; Steve Mohr, Executive Director, National Accounts, Sigma Supply of North America Inc; and Lonnie Jaycox CPP, CDGP, Jaycox Consulting LLP.

Tim Rusbridge, event manager of Industrial Pack, said: “The winners of this first Industrial Packaging Awards program highlight the very best achievements of an industry that is an essential but often overlooked element in global supply chains. The entries showed just how innovative and dynamic this industry is. It’s fantastic to be able to showcase industry-leading products and initiatives like these at the Industrial Pack event and I am sure the display of winning entries will be a major point of interest at the show.

“I’d like to offer my congratulations to the winners and to all the entrants for the high quality of their entries to the Industrial Packaging Awards; and many thanks to the judges for sharing their expertise and time to choose the winners.”

Winners on display at the show will be:

–       In the Excellence in Industrial Packaging category, ILC Dover’s Xtrakt® system. The system cuts the cost and environmental footprint of bulk shipments of viscous liquids by vastly reducing the quantity of residual product that is left inside a flexible liner when it is emptied;

–       In the Excellence in Transit Packaging category, Cargo Tuff’s TuffWrap. The load securement system ensures that cargo does not move inside a container while it is in transit is based on air bags coated with a unique anti-slip adhesive that;

–       In the Excellence in Protective Packaging category, SCHAEFGUARD™ by SSI Schaefer. The product is an innovative reusable packaging system for items such as precision parts, electronics, and bulk items; each pack is designed bespoke based on the industry’s biggest selection of protective materials;

–       And in the Environmental Initiative of the Year category, CHEP’s Carbon Neutral Half Pallets. Under this initiative, the company calculates the carbon footprint of every half pallet it sells and then purchases equivalent carbon offset credits that help fund a reforestation project in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, one of the most important hardwood ecosystems on the North American continent.

For more information regarding the exhibition and conference please visit www.industrialpackexpo.com.