NEENAH, WIS. – Packaging solutions manufacturer Amcor received a pair of AmeriStar Awards from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).

The awards went to Amcor’s McCoy dunnage free IBC liners for bulk liquid aseptic products and its Perflex S grab-n-go shrink bags for meat and poultry.

“We are honored to be recognized for Amcor’s innovative applications and design achievements by the IoPP,” said Brian Carvill, vice president of research and development, Amcor Flexibles North America. “Our capabilities in material science, packaging technologies and our strong commitment to solving complex performance needs and sustainability challenges creates cost-saving opportunities for brands and more convenience for consumers.”

Amcor shared that its 330-gallon McCoy liner, which won the industrial/commercial applications category, promotes sustainability and reduces waste and costs. The company said the liner’s design makes it less susceptible to pinhole leaks and flex cracking, and eliminates the need for secondary packaging for transit.

Comparing its 2.0 mil liner with the standard 2.75 option, Amcor said its McCoy product delivers a 25% reduction in carbon footprint, reduces waste and lowers packaging costs by as much as 40%.

The Perflex S grab-n-go shrink bags, the company said, feature a handle design in a shrink bag header that makes it easier to lift and carry fresh or frozen meat and poultry up to 22 pounds. The shrink bags won in the design excellence category.

Both IoPP and Amcor will showcase the award-winning packaging products at Pack Expo Las Vegas, Sept. 11-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.