Amcor Flexibles Americas wins Gold at Annual Flexible Packaging Association Achievement Awards

Amcor Flexibles was the proud recipient of a Gold award at the Flexible Packaging Association's (FPA) Annual Achievement Awards held on 1 March 2017, in Boca Raton, Florida.

02 March, 2017
The FPA is the leading trade organization for flexible packaging converters and suppliers. The Annual Achievement Awards honor packaging and converting organizations that demonstrate breakthrough technologies, printing techniques, package structures, environmental advantages and new end-uses.

"We are honored to be recognized for our innovative packaging solutions that help save lives" said Jehanzeb Noor, Vice President & General Manager - Amcor Flexibles Medical North America. "Our customers continuously challenge us to develop packaging solutions that take cost out while enhancing performance, and we are proud to meet that challenge and grow together," he added.

Amcor Flexibles received the Gold Award in the 'Technical Innovation' category for FortisT- Amcor's Breather Bags for Medical Sterilization Packaging.

Amcor's patent pending FortisT results from the innovative use of both the packaging materials and the package design (both part of the patent application). Amcor produces the coextruded (blown film) bag material. Our in-house, multi-layer blown film equipment enables the cost-effective use of thin layers of several resins to produce a highly engineered film. This film has both the strength, abuse resistance and the tear resistance necessary to protect medical instruments through gas sterilization and the distribution process.

This same abuse and tear resistant bag film is engineered to be peelable using Amcor's patented Core-Peel® technology. The innovation of peelability in the bag itself eliminates the need for a peelable header strip.

"The design of Fortis' intuitive-use header opening makes aseptic removal of contents much easier - and reduces the risk of contamination to the sterile field," said Jesse Blake, Director of Product Excellence and Manufacturing Strategy - Amcor Flexibles Medical North America. "FortisT breather bags deliver outstanding strength, breathability and sustainability," he added.

The goal of the FPA Annual Achievement Awards is to showcase the diverse uses for flexible packaging: 152 entries were received this year, 29 packages were honored with achievement awards.

About Amcor Flexibles Americas
Amcor Flexibles Americas (AFA) is a division of Amcor, the market leader and the world's largest supplier of flexible packaging. With 16 plants in 7 countries, we deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the food, beverage, pharma, personal care, medical and industrial markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes Amcor Flexibles Americas the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions. For more information visit


About Amcor
Amcor (ASX: AMC) applies art and science to create responsible packaging solutions that enhance the products people use in everyday life. With global leadership positions in flexibles and rigid plastics packaging, Amcor continually innovates to find new and better ways to protect essential products such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, personal and household goods. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Amcor employs over 29,000 people worldwide and has operations across over 40 countries. For more information, visit

For further information please contact:
Michael Blakely Product Manager - Bags, Pouches and Sterile Fluid
Amcor Flexibles Americas
Tel: 847-573-7522
Press Contact:
Abbie Ansburg Marketing Communications Manager
Amcor Flexibles Americas
Tel: 847-573-6784

Source: WorldPressOnline