PMMI Honors Bemis in 2018 Packaging Technology Competition

Poultry in Bemis active vacuum packaging

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PMMI Honors Bemis in 2018 Packaging Technology Competition

NEENAH, Wisconsin, October 31, 2018 – Bemis Company, Inc. was honored by PMMI with a Technology Excellence Award for active packaging for vacuum packed poultry and meat featuring extended shelf life. The package was recognized in the Meat/Poultry/Seafood category for its cutting edge technology during the Pack Expo International show in Chicago, IL.

Bemis developed the innovative technology to deliver food waste reduction for processors, and to meet the USDA-EPA sponsored Food Waste Challenge initiative. Aligning with consumers’ perceptions of freshness, the package is designed to establish a precise product sell-by date, which reduces product loss at retail and decreases premature disposal due to confinement odor.

The new film prevents premature confinement odor in barrier packaging by complementing existing oxygen barrier technology in poultry and meat packaging. This advanced technology is a practical application to extend fresh poultry and meat shelf life, while meeting retail and brand owners’ needs for reducing food waste. “Through the novel integration of well-established technologies and materials, we have been able to create a high performance packaging material that provides a dramatic improvement in usable product life,” said William Jackson, Chief Technology Officer at Bemis. “We are excited to partner with customers to take this to market.”

“No other packaging event in the world this year matches the size and scope of the combined PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, making these winners truly the best in their respective classes,” says Laura Thompson, Senior Director of Expositions, PMMI.

Awards were determined by Pack Expo attendee voting during the show, and announced on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. For more information, and a complete listing of all the Technology Excellence Winners, please visit

About Bemis Company, Inc.

Bemis Company, Inc. is a major supplier of flexible and rigid plastic packaging used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, Bemis reported 2018 net sales from continuing operations of $4.1 billion. Bemis has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 16,000 individuals worldwide. More information about Bemis is available at our website

For additional information, please contact:

Marketing Communications
Bemis in North America
P.O. Box 2968
Oshkosh, WI 54904