Annual competition showcases the most groundbreaking, innovative packages of the year.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (February 17, 2011) – Visstun® and Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) have been selected as winners of the 2010 AmeriStar Packaging Competition in the Promotional category.

Visstun Barrier Plus Promotional Beverage Cups

Each year, the Institute of Packaging Professionals holds the AmeriStar Packaging Competition to showcase the most groundbreaking, innovative, packages of the year. Visstun is among the 36 winners selected by a panel of 17 packaging experts. Judging was based on six criteria: innovation, protection, economics, performance, marketing and environmental impact.

“The AmeriStar Competition is unique in that it receives entries from all industries and in all package material forms across the global packaging community,” said Carole Schiller, Institute of Packaging Professionals awards and events manager. “The winners represent a team effort in the collaboration and creativity that brought each of these winning packages to fruition.”

Ed Hamilton, Visstun president, commented, “Receiving the AmeriStar Packaging Award is quite an honor because it puts us in the company of many of the most respected global brands. Being able to produce an award-winning product is something we are very proud of.”

About Visstun:

Founded in 2006, Visstunlaunched the world’s first high-definition convolute cups. This unique, state-of-the-art technology eclipses traditional cup imprinting methods by first printing high-quality corporate images on flat polypropylene sheets and then forming them into cups on custom-engineered machinery.

The result is a line of visually stunning plastic and paper cups that has been honored 11 times, including the 2009 Counselor Product Design Award for Drinkware, the 2011 Silver PPAI Suppliers Achievement Award in the Offset Process category and the 2010 PPAI Suppliers Achievement Nominee Award in the Catalog (S1-S5) category.

Visstun, along with its sister companies DIGISPEC®, CounterPoint® and AwesomeEye®, is part of the Time’s Up family of companies founded by Ed Hamilton. While each division operates independently, all four are headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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