Trexel, along with its partners Paccor International and Britton Decorative, was awarded a Silver Award at the 25th annual DuPont Packaging Awards competition during an award ceremony held in the USA on May 16th. The winning application was a 3D IML margarine tub injection moulded with expanded polypropylene using the MuCell process. MuCell technology, when combined with Britton Decorative’s 3-D IML technology is said to have enhanced the brand presentation with a soft touch effect, while the tub is manufactured with 13% less material. The brand owner is Unilever, and the designer and molder was PACCOR Packaging. Britton Decorative supplied the label.
“The MuCell process brings a compelling value proposition of material reduction for packaging companies, and our technology will improve the sustainability of any product, which adds significant value for brand owners,” said Steve Braig, President and CEO of Trexel.
Shanna Moore, program leader, DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers said, “The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is an opportunity to showcase the value of packaging and celebrate the power of collaboration in bringing innovative ideas to market. The Paccor Margarine Tub embodies that spirit."