On Wednesday, March 1, the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) awarded Printpack two Silver Awards on General Mills Totino’s Pizza Overwrap. One award was for extending the use of flexible packaging and the other award was for sustainability.
With the transition into flexible packaging, the new Totino’s Party Pizza package eliminates the need for the shrink film/carton combination in which the product was originally packaged. This is the first flow wrap package in the pizza category. It was developed in order to focus on sustainability, transportation costs, and consumer convenience.
Moving from shrink film combined with a folding carton to a flow wrap overwrap significantly reduces the amount of packaging required to bring this product to the consumer. By maxing out loads, GMI gets 20% more product in their freezer trucks. This greatly reduces the amount of fuel required as well as the amount of CO2 emissions associated with transportation.
Printpack is honored to be recognized by the FPA for its advancements in flexible packaging technology.
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Printpack is a privately-held manufacturer of flexible and specialty rigid packaging. Employing 3,000+ associates worldwide, the company operates 19 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico and China.