An Australian packaging company is trumpeting placing in a United Kingdom packaging awards competition.

Amcor ReClose won first prize in the Nov. 13 London UK Packaging Awards contest in the consumer convenience category.

Amcor ReClose wins packaging awardIt also picked up a “highly commended” award in the flexible plastic pack of the year category, according to a news release.

Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas, an Amcor division, is a large global flexible packaging supplier for a variety of industries including food and beverage, pharma, medical and industrial markets.

The company won the consumer convenience division award for packing beets in a punnet with lidding film, according to the release.

Consumer research showed a need for a resealable pack so G’s Fresh Ltd.’s M&S beetroot could avoid the messy decanting or pouring the beet’s liquid into another pack, according to the release.

As beetroots are notorious for staining, a strong and lasting seal was needed, according to the release.

G’s Fresh is a UK-based grower-shipper and marketer of vegetables.

Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas operates 68 plants in 21 countries.