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Bemis Company Receives Multiple Awards from the Flexible Packaging Association
NEENAH, Wis., Mar 10, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Copyright Business Wire 2017

Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS) has been recognized by the Flexible Packaging Association during its 61st annual awards program for the Hunt's(R) Recipe Ready(R) tomato paste pouch and the NFI/UPM Pharmaceuticals' Lidocare(TM) pain relief patch pouch. The Hunt's(R) Recipe Ready(R) tomato paste pouch received five awards including the Highest Achievement Award, the Gold Award for Extending the Use of Flexible Packaging, the Gold Award for Packaging Excellence, the Gold Award for Sustainability, and the Silver Award for Printing and Shelf Impact. The NFI/UPM Pharmaceuticals' Lidocare(TM) pain relief patch pouch received a Silver Award for Technical Innovation.

The Hunt's(R) Recipe Ready(R) pouches provide a convenient alternative to tomato paste in a can. The new tomato paste pouch delivers a mess-free, pre-measured two-tablespoon portion. Consumers simply tear, dispense, and toss. Advanced BPA-free barrier films withstand the acidic paste and hot-fill process, deliver a one-year shelf life, and offer a lighter weight alternative to cans. Vibrant graphics communicate benefits and quality to brand-loyal Hunt's(R) consumers.

The NFI/UPM Pharmaceuticals' Lidocare(TM) pain relief patch pouch features Bemis' CXB(TM) sealant film that provides superior barrier and low drug uptake compared to other polymer sealants. This innovative packaging solution helps maintain the efficacy of the transdermal patch inside the package, an essential feature for pharmaceutical companies and consumers.

The Flexible Packaging Association has conducted the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition since 1956 to showcase innovation and advance the use of flexible packaging. One of the industry's most respected recognitions, the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition focuses on packaging excellence, technical innovation, extending the use of flexible packaging, printing and shelf impact, and sustainability. The Highest Achievement Award is evaluated by the judges as possessing overall packaging excellence, significant attributes in all award categories, and contributing most to the advancement of the industry.

ABOUT BEMIS COMPANY, INC. Bemis Company, Inc. is a major supplier of flexible and rigid plastic packaging used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, Bemis reported 2016 net sales from continuing operations of $4.0 billion. Bemis has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 17,500 individuals worldwide. More information about Bemis is available at our website,

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