Annual competition showcases the most groundbreaking, innovative packages of the year from 30 countries.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (May 19, 2011) – Visstun® and Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) have been selected as winners of the 2010 WorldStar Packaging Competition in the Beverage category for the “Barrier Plus Promotional Beverage Cups” entry (Visstun’s Reusable Clear Plastic Cups). This was the first time Visstun has received the award and the company was one of only five U.S.-based entries honored.

Visstun Barrier Plus Promotional Beverage Cups

The competition is organized by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of packaging institutes, associations, federations and other interested parties including corporations and trade associations. This year, there were 278 entries from 30 countries, including 12 submissions from USA.

The entries were judged by 24 jury members from 20 countries, including an International Packaging Press Organization (IPPO) member, on nine criteria:

  • Protection and preservation of contents
  • Ease of handling, filling, closing, opening and reclosing
  • Sales appeal
  • Graphic design
  • Quality of production
  • Cost reduction, economy of material
  • Environment compatibility – recyclability
  • Ingenuity of construction
  • Suitability for local conditions (production, materials, market, etc.)

Winners were honored in a ceremony during Interpack in Düsseldorf on May 17.

Ed Hamilton, Visstun president, said, “Receiving the WorldStar Packaging Award is an amazing honor because it recognizes the very best companies across the globe. We are humbled to be part of this esteemed group yet proud that we can deliver award-winning, innovative products that are unlike anything else on the market.”

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 13 times, including the 2009 Counselor Product Design Award for Drinkware, the 2011 Silver PPAI Suppliers Achievement Award in the Offset Process category, the 2010 PPAI Suppliers Achievement Nominee Award in the Catalog (S1-S5) category, the 2010 AmeriStar Packaging Award and the 2010 WorldStar Packaging Award.

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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