Ampac Wins Alufoil Trophy for Sprout Baby Food from European Aluminum Foil Association


Cincinnati, OH (March 17, 2011) — Ampac, a global leader in the retail, food, pet food, security and medical packaging markets, was awarded the Alufoil Trophy for Resource Efficiency for the Sprout Organic Baby Food pouch. The European Aluminum Foil Association (EAFA) awards are designed to reward excellence in aluminum foil packaging in Europe. The Alufoil Trophy rewards companies who show innovation in consumer convenience, technical development and sustainable solutions.

Ampac partnered with Sprout to provide a more sustainable alternative to standard baby food products packaged in glass jars or rigid cups. Sprout desired the added convenience of reclosability in case the product was not consumed in one sitting, and an easy open feature to improve access to the product as well as for consumer convenience. Although the pouch could have been designed to be microwavable, Sprout desired a foil barrier pouch to ensure the consumer would not use the microwave or any other potentially harsh heating method. One of Sprout’s product advantages is to provide a fresher food product, therefore, by design, the product is meant to be heated in hot water and not boiled or microwaved.

Ampac provided a recloseable standup retort pouch with photo quality rotogravure printed graphics and incorporated Ampac’s Linear Tear technology for straight and easy tear opening of the pouch. Ampac also incorporated a retortable recloseable zipper. The new pouches achieved all of Sprout’s requirements and provide significant savings in shipping and storage weight while also minimizing product breakage versus a glass jar.

Ampac’s John Shipley said, “It's a great honor for Ampac to be recognized by our peers in the packaging industry. Our retort zipper stand up pouch demonstrates Ampac's commitment to innovation in action, offering customers sustainable, flexible solutions to challenge traditional rigid alternatives in retort.”


Ampac treibt die Neugestaltung und Leistungsfähigkeit von Verpackungen voran, indem wir Verpackungen entwickeln, die innovativer, fortschrittlicher und dynamischersind als die von konkurrierenden Marken. Ampacs umfassender Verpackungsansatz ist eine ausgewogene Kombination aus konsequentem, technikorientiertem Denken und außergewöhnlicher Kreativität. Ampac ist ein breit gestreuter, weltweit tätiger Verpackungskonzern mit 14 Herstellungszentren in Nordamerika, Europa und Asien. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf dem Internetauftritt von Ampac unter:

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