Graphic Packaging International Continues Keelclip™ Winning Streak with PAC Award Win

Global leader in paper-based packaging solutions, Graphic Packaging International (‘Graphic Packaging’), has secured another recognition for its recyclable paperboard beverage solution KeelClip™ in the PAC Global Leadership Awards.

KeelClip, a replacement solution for plastic rings, top clips and shrink wrap, was chosen for an Award of Distinction in the Package Innovation for Sustainable Design category during the virtual PAC ‘One of 100’ Diversity of Thought Summit.

“Creating sustainable solutions is at the core of Graphic Packaging International innovation efforts,” said Ricardo De Genova, senior vice president of global innovation and new business development at Graphic Packaging. “We’re delighted that KeelClip has been awarded this accolade by the PAC Packaging Consortium and are honored to be ranked among the best packaging innovators in the world.”

“As we move into 2021 and beyond, we will continue to build the KeelClip portfolio, among other solutions, solve the ever-evolving market challenges, deliver on best-in-class hygiene, strength engineering and on-shelf differentiation, while ensuring sustainability remains front of mind. We are excited to continue bringing what’s next for the packaging industry in terms of design and innovation.”

The multi-award winning KeelClip solution has proven to be economically viable for customers around the world since its launch. As the first beverage clip of its kind to suit all sizes, diameters and configurations of beverage cans, the innovation goes above and beyond competitive offers with added value features such as optimized branding and can orientation opportunities.

The PAC Global Leadership Awards, hosted annually by the PAC Packaging Consortium, celebrate industry craftsmanship by recognizing the best packaging in the world in brand marketing and package innovation. This year’s winners were announced virtually at the Diversity of Thought Summit on February 4, 2020. The full list of winners can be viewed here.