Bemis North America Receives Five Awards, including Best in Show, in the FPA's 2017 Competition

Hunt's Recipe Ready Tomato Paste Pouches

Bemis North America Receives Five Awards, including Best in Show, in the FPA's 2017 Competition

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, March 2, 2017 – Bemis North America, part of Bemis Company, Inc., has been honored by the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) for the Hunt’s Recipe Ready tomato paste pouch. The package has received five 2017 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards including: Highest Achievement Award (“Best in Show”); Gold – Extending the Use of Flexible Packaging; Gold – Packaging Excellence; Gold – Sustainability; and Silver – Printing and Shelf Impact.

Hunt’s Recipe Ready tomato paste pouch delivers a convenient alternative to the traditional six ounce tomato paste can. The new format meets changing consumer demographics and lifestyles by providing a convenient, portion-controlled two tablespoon serving of tomato paste. Consumers simply tear, dispense, and toss.

The lightweight alternative to the six ounce can delivers equal performance with less material and less weight. In addition, the smaller, premeasured portion means consumers can avoid food waste due to unused paste.

According to IPN Consulting, flexible materials take half the resources to manufacture and produce than cans. Recent studies show that when compared to rigid containers, pouches improve product-to-package ratio by up to 35:1, and decrease CO2 emissions by up to 93%.1

The awards were accepted by William Jackson, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Bemis Company, at the FPA awards ceremony in Boca Raton, Florida on March 1, 2017. This year, 75 package entries were submitted for competition, with a total of 152 entries in all categories. In addition, 19 packages were honored with 29 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards. Learn more about the awards at

1 FPA, “Flexible Packaging: Less Resources. Less Footprint. More Value.” Case Study Brochure; U.S. EPA Municipal Solid Waste in the United States)

Bemis works collaboratively with forward-thinking customers to deliver inspired food and consumer packaging that enables customer success. Bemis is committed to high quality execution and technical support that provides peace of mind to our customers. Bemis in North America is part of Bemis Company, Inc., a global packaging company with 59 facilities and over 17,000 employees worldwide. With a presence across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Bemis offers scale and expertise that helps our customers succeed. More information is available at

For additional information, please contact:
Marketing Communications
Bemis in North America
P.O. Box 2968
Oshkosh, WI 54904

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