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DuPont Packaging Award winner

UK-based design firm pi 3 took the premier Diamond and Special 25th Anniversary ‘Food Security’ prize in this year’s DuPont’s global packaging awards for AidPod, a packaging and distribution programme which delivers life-saving medicine to remote sub-Saharan villages.

UK-based design firm pi 3 took the premier Diamond and Special 25th Anniversary ‘Food Security’ prize in this year’s DuPont global packaging awards for AidPod, a packaging and distribution programme which delivers life-saving medicine to remote sub-Saharan villages.

"Twenty-five years ago we saw the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation programme as an opportunity to connect with this vibrant industry and to champion collaboration as a critical component in innovation," said William J Harvey, president, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. "Twenty-five years later – as we look back at breakthrough winners and celebrate this year’s winners – it’s clear that collaboration remains central to bringing innovation to market."

AidPod was developed by pi 3 for ColaLife, an independent non-profit organisation that utilises the Coca-Cola Co distribution network to get medicines and instructions to remote areas. The AidPod is a self-contained anti-diarrheal kit that tucks between bottles in Coca-Cola crates. The AidPod serves as both a single, measured dose mixing and drinking vessel.

The structural team at pi 3 created the patented wedge shape vacuum-formed container of rPET (80% recycled PET.) A consortium was formed between Charpack (bulk manufacturing of the container and lid), Amcor Flexibles (transparent film to seal the AidPod), Packaging Automation (the machinery that heatseals the film to the AidPod).