Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge: 2010 Winners & Entries



First Place Winner

Single Serve OJ Concentrate

Student: Ken Gruhl

School: Michigan State University

This package creates a new market for frozen concentrated orange juice. The HDPE pouch has an easy-open tear away tab on each serving, providing extra convenience for the consumer. The single serving assists consumers with dietary restrictions, a benefit to healthconscious consumers. Each serving is immediately consumable, therefore taking up no storage space in the refrigerator.




Second Place Winner

Rugged Pup Single Serve Dog Food

Student: Laura Hubbard

School: Clemson University

This small gusseted bag serves dual purposes as a container and serving “bowl” for dog food. The bag includes a semi-perforation, which is centered in the top gusset. This protects and preserves the dog food while making it easy for the consumer to open. Once the perforation is broken, the top gusset folds flat against the sides, creating a bowl.






Student Team Members: Keith Thompson, Fenton Taylor, Brian Tsai, Lauren Tognazzini

School: California Polytechnic State University

The Bisquick-er Personal Pancake Pouch is a flexible package that contains a single serving approximately
3 pancakes) of pancake mix. Traditionally, pancake mix has been packaged in cardboard boxes or more
recently, in large high-density polyethylene bottles. For our product, the mix is contained in smaller packages, which utilizes less polymer resin than the large bottles.




Flexible Fruit Package

Student: Tara Conway

School: California Polytechnic State University

The package is a single serving, free-standing gusset bag. It is made from a three-layer, lightweight material
consisting of polyester, aluminum and polyethylene. It is heat sealed to retain freshness and includes a resealable
top. Once opened, this package can be stored in the fridge.




Fruity Slices

Student Team Members: Andrew Fitzpatrick, Eric Gibson, Kenny Girardin, Fernando Gonzalez

School: California Polytechnic State University

Fruity Slices are flexible, individually packaged fruit slices connected to form the shape of the fruit. It’s vacuum sealed and each slice is perforated. The product
will need to be refrigerated to keep the fruit fresh.




Flexible Package for Infant Formula

Student Team Members: Mario Borbas, Daphney Silver, Mark Spencer, Skyler Stewart

School: California Polytechnic State University

This package is a convenient product for travel. Currently, disposable formula bottles do not exist in the baby formula market. This innovative product can be massed produced on existing machinery and is an improvement over existing packaging.





Inspector Baggy

Student Team Members: Steve Bookth, Chloe Varennes, Jessica Yakimovich, Lauren Young

School: California Polytechnic State University

Inspector Baggy is a disposable plastic sandwich sized bag with a built in color-developing indicator. This indicator starts off simply as a clear magnifying glass
meaning the food is safe to eat. Once an orange thumb print appears the food is starting to go bad. When the thumbprint finally becomes green the food inside is
not safe to eat. After seeing the thumb print, or not, consumers will know if their sandwich is ok to eat.


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