SUGAR LAND, TX – APRIL 19, 2022
The Tide Brights + Whites In-Wash Laundry Booster package was honored with a 2022 FTA Gold Award
Accredo Packaging, a supplier of sustainable packaging solutions in the food and consumer products markets, has been declared the winner of two FTA Gold Awards as well as the prestigious Best in Show accolade. The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) bills these awards as “the longest running and most prestigious annual print competition, [whose] mission is to honor outstanding companies who have made exceptional quality and precise consistency their mission in the pursuit of printing excellence.” Each of the hundreds of entries received each year are analyzed by an esteemed panel of judges based on degree of difficulty and level of execution.
The two packages that received FTA Gold awards were Tide in-wash Laundry Booster as well as Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt with Melatonin. The Dr. Teal’s package was also honored as the Best in Show. Said the judges, Accredo made “Really great use of expanded gamut inks in a non-traditional way. Very fine detail and great registration.” They also commented, “Overall, a very well-printed sample that stands out for holding a lot of small details.” When asked about the Best in Show honor, Accredo Packaging’s Director of Technology Johnny Dye commented, “This project kicked off with high expectations from our customer, as the product had been historically produced using gravure with spot inks for the brand colors. All in all, this graphic was a challenge from start to finish and we are very proud of the result.”
The Dr. Teal’s Melatonin Epsom Salt Value Pack received Best in Show honors as well as an FTA Gold Award
Accredo’s packaging solutions can be found in many retail grocers offering a range of products from snack foods and confectionery items to frozen foods and pet treats with a core focus on sustainability. The company also produces overwraps for paper towels and tissue as well as shrink bundle film for bottled water and other beverages. A pioneer in sustainable packaging, Accredo was the first company to produce a reverse printed and laminated all-recyclable pouch as well as the first ASTM D6400 certified compostable stand-up pouch. Accredo Packaging continues to drive industry advancements in recyclable, renewable, and recycled content flexible packaging.
Utilizing 100% wind-generated electrical power, Accredo is the first and only flexible packaging plant in the United States granted LEED Silver certification under the USGBC rating system — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED promotes sustainable site development and material selection, water conservation, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality. The company is also BRC (British Retail Consortium) certified, a global standard for food safety established in 1998.
Accredo Packaging is part of the API GROUP™ of companies, a family-owned and operated enterprise established in 1986.
For more information, visit www.accredopackaging.com.