2017 IMDA Awards winners - creativity in design, engineering, innovation


THE In-Mould Decorating Association (IMDA) in the US has announced the winners of its 11th Annual Awards Competition, among them a Gold Award for the Best Thin Wall Packaging to plastic packaging producer Dairypack Tubs, a Division of Polyoak Packaging.

The 2017 IMDA Awards Competition honours the industry's best in-mould labelled packaging and in-mould decorated durable products. The winning entries were chosen based on creativity in design, engineering and innovation.


Best of Show & Best Injection Moulded (IML) Package

Tartex vegetarian paté

Submitted By: Sonoco

Brand Owner: Allos Schwarzwald GmbH

Moulder: Sonoco

Label Supplier: Rahning GmbH

The judges were so impressed by this little but mighty submission from Sonoco. This plastic package connotes natural flavour with a graphic design and shape that mimics a wooden barrel. The design is conveyed via barrier in-mould labels that deliver more than premium graphics with strong shelf appeal.  They appreciated that the IML also delivered high barrier properties that work in concert with the plastic package to provide a shelf-stable pate product that is good for a full year. For its line of 100% plant-based, meat alternative spreads, the Tartex brand uses specially designed PermaSafe® IML packaging by Sonoco. This solution combines maximum convenience and long shelf life with an eye-catching appearance at the point of sale. The label features a special matte finish developed by Sonoco for a natural, paper-like feel.  These qualities underscore the naturalness of the product and give it an appetizing appearance.  After sterilization, the spreads have a twelve-month shelf life without refrigeration, providing a modern and consumer-friendly alternative to metal cans.