National Association of Container Distributors (NACD)
The annual NACD Packaging Awards are a renowned industry competition featuring the top packages in North America and Canada. TricorBraun has consistently been a top NACD award-winner, earning recognition for packages that showcase the best of what we do for our customers!
2021 Best Use of Stock Components (Gold Award) and Beverage/Non-Spirits Category (Gold Award)
Kindness and Mischief Coffee
TricorBraun Flex sourced packaging made from 60% compostable and 60% renewable material for Kindness and Mischief, a coffee company with a mission to give back to its community. The bag features a tin tie and a one-way valve at the top for shelf stability. A portion of the bag will break down naturally in a home composter. The design, which features illustrations of members of the Kindness and Mischief team along with community members, is printed on recycled kraft paper using flexographic printing to ensure that the illustrations, logo, and lettering are sharp. The result is a custom coffee bag that links the company to its community, creates delight, and stands out on the shelf.
2021 Best Use of Stock Components (Bronze Award) and Novelty Category (Gold Award)
Eli-Chem Resins Master Cast 1-2-1
Eli-Chem Resins had a problem: customers who needed to buy their Master Cast 1-2-1 resin and hardener were mistakenly picking up two bottles of either the resin or the hardener. To solve the problem, TricorBraun sourced a pair of interlocking D-shaped bottles; each bottle has a slot on the flat side, enabling the two bottles to slot together. In addition, white and red caps add differentiation between the two products. Selling the products as a single pack further helps Master Cast 1-2-1 to stand out on the shelf.
2021 Best Use of Custom Packaging (Bronze Award) and Cosmetics Category (Gold Award)
Sei Bella Cosmetic Beauty Box
TricorBraun designed a custom cosmetic beauty box for the customer’s sales representatives to bring to parties, trade shows, and other events. The package is paperboard wrapped in a silkscreened pink paper coating; the drawer knobs are aluminum. Drawers 1–3 contain cosmetic products and mylar covers—and the bottom of each drawer includes a fold-out cardboard piece for shelf or table display. The drawers hold multiple eye shadows, lipstick colors, blushes, and powders with custom display spaces. The bottom drawer is purposely left empty for brushes and other beauty tools. The result is an attractive cosmetic box that beautifully displays its contents in a contained, easy-to-access and transport package. TricorBraun also custom designed a corrugated container with four custom corner protectors to protect the cosmetic beauty box and its products from jostling and damage during shipping.
2021 Automotive, Chemical, and General Industrial Category (Gold Award)
Twister Seal Lids
Price Container, a TricorBraun company, sourced Twister Seal Lids for retailers who sell storage buckets to consumers. The twist-off lids securely seal onto buckets ranging in size from 3.5–7 gallons. The buckets and lids are used for storing everything from de-icing salt to fertilizer. Because they are made with FDA-certified food grade resin, they can also be used to store both pet and human foods.
2021 Beverage/Spirits Category (Gold Award)
Peg Leg Porker 15-Year Tennessee Bourbon
TricorBraun developed a limited edition, 15-year blended Tennessee bourbon bottle that embodies the spirit of Peg Leg Porker’s founder, Carey Bringle, who lost a leg to bone cancer. The package begins with a 750 ml heavy flint stock bottle—and every element from there is customized. The design’s signature element is an Italian-made, custom bartop featuring a peg-legged pig made of Zamak metal. The completed package is a unique, high-end product that showcases Peg Leg Porker’s compelling brand story.
2021 Household Products Category (Gold Award)
TricorBraun designed custom large and small bottles for a new line of Kohler kitchen and bath products. The sprayer bottle has a displaced neck finish; the off-center look rebalances the way it feels in the consumer’s hand. The uniquely shaped label panel is color-matched to the bottle; it has straight lines on the sides and is rounded at the top and bottom. The brand name—Kohler —stands out in gold lettering and is embossed on the side of the bottle.
2021 Pet & Vet Category (Gold Award)
TricorBraun was tasked with redesigning Citrus Magic’s Pet Litter Odor Eliminator to create a package that reflects the natural probiotic formula of the product itself. The bottle, with the mini-hourglass taper near the bottom, is ergonomic and easy-to-use. The green color evokes nature while the orange evokes the citrus of the scent. The large paw print is embossed on the bottle— and the shrink wrap aligns over that
2021 Pet & Vet Category (Bronze Award)
Farnam Vetrolin Bath
TricorBraun was tasked with finding a stock bottle for the customer’s launch of a reformulated Vetrolin bath shampoo for equines and dogs. The team sourced a 32-ounce clear PET bottle with a push/pull closure. The new packaging makes it easy for consumers to squeeze and dispense the product with one hand. The new bottle enabled the company to incorporate a shrink wrap to allow for more marketing and labeling space. The result is an ergonomic, aesthetically-pleasing package that stands out on the shelf.
2021 Cosmetics Category (Silver Award)
Sei Bella Holiday Mini Lipstick Collection
TricorBraun custom designed a holiday mini-lipstick collection that incorporates an inside tray and an outer sleeve. The tray is designed with eight pop-outs in the shape of a starburst to hold the lipstick boxes. Each lipstick box incorporates a custom-color foil hot stamp. The sleeve, which includes the customer’s name, features a colorful ribbon decoration meant to mimic gift wrapping on a present. The result is a gift package that both pops on the shelf and delights when opened.
2021 Household Products Category (Bronze Award)
Cloralex Total Power
Unlike similar products on the market, Cloralex’s toilet bowl cleaner is filled with the bottle straight up—thus requiring no adjustments to the filling tubes during manufacturing. To achieve this, TricorBraun sourced an angled closure that fits onto an upright bottle opening. The team designed an ergonomic bottle with an off-center look and feel to marry with the closure design. The end result is a bottle that is easy-to-use and differentiates itself from other toilet bowl cleansers on the shelf.
2021 Beverage/Non-Spirits Category (Bronze Award)
TricorBraun Flex developed packaging for a brand whose ethos is simple, elegant, and “less is more.” The company has two products: MUD, a coffee alternative in a custom black tin; and a creamer in a custom white tin. Both are made with 100% organic ingredients, and each ingredient is listed on the package. The reusable and recyclable tins are topped with snuggly fitted pillow lids. A matte finish on the tins ensures that no fingerprints mar the final look as the package sits on the consumer’s shelf.
2020 Bernard M. Seid Best of Show Award
Truman’s Household Cleaning Products
This refillable bottle for Truman’s line of household cleaning products evokes a beaker in a science lab, with the water fill line falling right where the bottle begins to angle outward. The bottle had to fit with an existing sprayer, which works with the customer’s signature chemical cartridges. The result is a package that is simple, functional, and allows the branding on the colorful cartridges to pop.
2020 Best Use of Custom Packaging (Gold Award) and Food Category (Gold Award)
FUNacho Chili and Cheese Sauce
TricorBraun designed an innovative new delivery system for the FUNacho chili and cheese sauce sold in convenience stores, stadiums, and movie theaters around the world. The new system replaces awkward and unwieldy bags with 75-ounce bottles that are simple to use. One bottle of each sauce goes into the bottom chamber for use; a second set of filled bottles preheats in the top chamber until the bottle below is empty and needs replacing. This new delivery system is ergonomic and makes is easy for the end user to insert new and remove used bottles. In addition, this new design allows for evacuation of nearly all of the product.
2020 Best Use of Stock Packaging (Gold Award) and Pet & Vet Category (Silver Award)
MAC + MAYA Pet Vitamins
TricorBraun sourced the total package and components, including the liner and decorations, for the MAC + MAYA line of pet vitamins. The stock 16-ounce jar is natural polypropylene (PP) with a spray frosting; the cap is molded and then a water-transfer wood grain decoration is applied. There are also paw print decorations on top of the cap in five different colors for each SKU. The end result is distinctive packaging to mark the customer’s first entry into the pet vitamin market.
2020 Nutritional Category (Gold Award)
Hello Bello Vitamin Line
TricorBraun was tasked with finding a stock solution for a square bottle for the Hello Bello Vitamin Line that was both unique and available for an incredibly quick speed to market. The customer needed 1.3 million of the 10-ounce bottles for a product launch three months out. TricorBraun not only sourced the bottles, but the team was also able to differentiate the products with 10 different cap colors to match the labels.
2020 Nutritional Category (Silver Award)
GNC Total Lean
TricorBraun created a custom scoop-in-neck design for GNC’s Total Lean product that holds the protein scoop, eliminating the need for the end user to dig their hands into a giant bottle of protein powder to get the scoop out. The neck is designed so that the scoop can be dropped into the bottle during the manufacturing process, improving ergonomic efficiencies without costing the customer or filler more money. The scoop-in-neck design is hygienic, intuitive, and easy to use.
2020 Household, Chemical & Auto Category (Gold Award)
Green Gobbler Drain Cleaner
TricorBraun identified domestic manufacturing partners and redesigned the package for EcoClean Solutions’ Green Gobbler Drain Cleaner so that the customer could bring production back to the U.S. and include a “Made in the USA” stamp on their bottles. Working with a molder just 50 miles from the filling site, the team further reduced EcoClean’s manufacturing footprint. The team also addressed the challenge of orienting artwork on a non-round bottle. TricorBraun’s blow molding partner purchased a new steam shrink sleever to properly align four different artwork SKUs on an hourglass-shaped bottle. The end result is a sleek bottle design with vivid, eye-popping artwork to complete the package.
2020 Novelty Category (Gold Award)
Govino Festival Line
TricorBraun designed an injection stretch blow molding (ISBM) manufacturing solution for Govino Festival Line’s non-dishwasher-safe cups. One of the customer’s key concerns was to ensure a smooth lip for drinking (similar to a wine glass). Shifting from an extruded blow molding process allowed for a more efficient process and a more consistent cup—increasing production capacity by 40%. TricorBraun also switched from a non-recyclable material to PET so that the cups are recyclable. The team’s ability to execute on a sophisticated process created a more reliable manufacturing stream for the customer and a more sustainable product.
2020 Beverage/Spirt Category (Silver Award)
Distillerie 3 LACS
This custom gin bottle for Distillerie 3 LACS includes several features that required a high degree of difficulty to execute. The team started by designing the raised triangle, and then engraved the names of the three lakes around the triangle. TricorBraun also added a raised bottom and a punt. It also includes a square shoulder, where the distillery name is engraved. The bottle design and the final package both link the product geographically to Montreal and create a product that stands out on the shelf.
2020 Beverage/Non-Spirit Category (Silver Award)
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
TricorBraun created a package made from 60% plant-based, compostable material for Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, a company with a goal to become more sustainable. The team sourced a bag that includes a zipper and a one-way valve at the top for shelf stability. Once the bag is emptied of beans, these components can be cut off (on a dotted line) by the consumer so that the bulk of the bag is compostable. TricorBraun also updated the design to create a package with a craft feel, and we printed the bag inside out to create texture. In addition, because the white part of the bag is almost see-through, the consumer can see their coffee beans in the package.
2020 Cosmetics Category (Silver Award)
Melaleuca Sei Bella
This Sei Bella lipstick package has a custom over-shell, cover, and box that are made from 100% recyclable cardboard material. The cover is full color and has a foil hot stamp through the pattern. By silkscreening onto the cardboard, TricorBraun was able to cost-effectively achieve a high-end look with ample decoration space. TricorBraun also supplied the lipstick so that we provided our customer with a product ready to sell.
2020 Pet & Vet Category (Bronze Award)
The customer was looking for a pinch-waste oval bottle that was attractive and appropriate for a higher-end product. TricorBraun sourced a stock bottle that met their needs and also achieved an attractive look without a custom design investment.
2019 Cosmetics: Gold
Sei Bella Moroccan Treasures Eye Shadow, Melaleuca
2019 Pet & Vet: Bronze
Bone Broth, Borderland Food
2019 Food: Bronze
Buzz + Bloom Honey, Sweet Harvest Foods
2019 Nutritional: Bronze
Cellucor C4, Nutrabolt
2019 Drug & Pharmaceutical: Bronze
Simply Balanced Vitamins, Target Corp.
2018 Household Chemical & Automotive, Bernard M. Seid Best of Show Award
Eliminator Weed & Grass Killer, Gro-Tec
2018 Personal Care, Gold
Thymes Body Care Products, CURiO Brands
2018 Cosmetics, Bronze
Sei Bella Beauty Essential Training Kit, Melaleuca
2018 General Industrial, Silver
DECON Quat 100/Decon Clean, Veltek
2018 General Industrial, Bronze
10 L Carboy, Teldyne-Isco
2018 Beverage, Gold
Peerless Whiskey, Kentucky Peerless Distilling
2018 Food, Gold
Butcher’s Bone Broth, Blower-Dempsay
2018 Drug & Pharmaceutical, Gold
Rogue Nicotine Tablets, PL Developments
2018 Nutritional, Gold
4 Gauge "Load Up Your Guns" Pre-Workout Supplement, Roar Ambition
2018 Nutritional, Silver
Hourglass, Propura Ltd.
2018 Novelty, Gold
BCUP Beer glasses, Fermented Reality
Prior NACD Awards
2017 Nutritional: Gold
Performix Iridium, Corr-Jensen
2017 Household Chemical & Auto: Gold
3M Perfect It Boat Care Products, 3M
2017 Cosmetic: Gold
Eufora Conceal, Eufora International
2017 Novelty: Gold
Sesame Street Bubble Bath, Apex/ The Village Company
2017 Cosmetic: Silver
Sei Bella Spring Romance Pallet, Melaleuca Inc.
2017 General Industrial: Silver
2017 Nutritional: Silver
Allmax Hexapro, Allmax Nutrition
2017 Pet & Vet: Silver
No. 20 Coature Volumizing Shampoo, Isle of Dogs
2017 Food: Bronze
Truvia Nectar Stevia Sweetener Blend with Honey, Cargill
2017 General Industrial: Bronze
Pacific Blue Liquid Soap & Hand Sanitizers, Georgia Pacific Professional
2016 Drug & Pharmaceutical: Best in Show
SmartMouth mouthwash, Triumph Pharmaceuticals
2016 General Industrial: Gold
Prestone Stop Leak line, Prestone Products Corporation
2016 Drug & Pharmaceutical: Gold
OxyBump, Oxy Bump Sprays
2016 General Industrial: Silver
PROJUG Titebond Glue, Franklin International
2016 Cosmetics & Personal Care: Bronze
All Nutrient, Chuckles, Inc.
2016 Beverage: Bronze
Arta Tequila, Arta Tequila LLC
2016 Novelty: Bronze
Folk Art Hanging Paint, Plaid
2015 Beverage: Gold
Free Flow Wine, Major China Keg
2015 Best In Show: Winner
3M Patch Plus Primer—4 IN 1, 3M
2015 Drug & Pharmaceutical: Gold
Xrated Whey Protein & Hydra XP Performance Recovery, Hi Health
2015 Novelty: Gold
3M Patch Plus Primer—4 IN 1, 3M
2015 Best In Show: Winner
Drink Blocks, Drink Blocks
2015 General Industrial: Gold
Steriplex SD, sBiomed, LLC
2015 Food: Silver
Milk Magic, Reach Companies LLC
2015 Pet & Vet: Silver
Fur So Fresh, Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc.
2015 Household Chemical & Automotive: Silver
Miracle Grow Indoor Plant Food, Orchid Plant Food Mist, Scotts Miracle-Gro
2015 Drug & Pharmaceutical: Bronze
Instant Knockout, Stacked Brands
2015 Novelty: Bronze
Miracle Grow for Christmas Trees, Scotts Miracle-Gro
2015 Cosmetic & Personal Care: Bronze
Willliam Roam Hair Products, Body Lotion and Shower Gel, William Roam / Mansfield-King
2014 Best Of Show
Hello Mouth Wash and Toothpaste, Hello Products, LLC
2014 People's Choice
Hello Breath Spray, Hello - Products, LLC
2014 GOLD Novelty
Hello Breath Spray, Hello - Products, LLC
2014 GOLD Drug & Pharmaceutical
OXY Bump Nasal Spray, Oxy Bump
2014 GOLD Pet & Vet
Sentry Cleanup Line, Sergeant’s Pet Care Products
2014 SILVER Cosmetics & Personal Care
Sei Bella Eye / Lip Color Package, Sei Bella
2014 SILVER Beverage
Altar Herbal Martini, Altar Company
2014 SILVER Drug & Pharmaceutical
2014 SILVER Pet & Vet
Burts Bees for Dogs, Melaleuca
2014 Best Of Show
Sweet Escape, Australian Gold
2014 BRONZE Cosmetics & Personal Care
Sanotex Environmental Surface Wiper, BioMed Protect
2013 BRONZE General Industrial
Hummingbird Feeder with Nectar, Pennington / Central Garden & Pet
2013 GOLD Drug & Pharmaceutical
Inner Armour Anabolic, Nutriblend Foods
2013 GOLD Food
Seafood Crab & Lobster Bites Trays, Quality Foods from the Sea
2013 GOLD Household Chemical & Automotive-Best Use Stock Components
Valspar Color Sample, Max Pax LLC
2013 SILVER Cosmetics & Personal Care
Palmers Cocoa Butter Body Wash, ET Browne Drug, Inc.
2013 SILVER Household Chemical & Automotive
Barkeepers Friend Spray & Foam Cleaner, SerVass Laboratories
2013 BRONZE Beverage
Calgary Stampede Whiskey, Highwood Distillery
2013 BRONZE General Industrial
Sanotracin RTU, BioMed Protect LLC
2013 BRONZE General Industrial– Best Use Stock Components
MAX Fall Arrest Kit, Super Anchor Safety
2012 BEST OF SHOW
Hoppe’s Gun Care Wipes, Bushnell Outdoor Products
2012 PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Roxor Artisan Gin, New Artisan Spirits
2012 GOLD Beverage
Roxor Artisan Gin, New Artisan Spirits
2012 GOLD Cosmetics & Personal Care
Disney Winnie The Pooh Baby Care, New Windsor Brands
2012 GOLD Household Chemical & Automotive
3M Automotive Car Care Products, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division
2012 GOLD Drug & Pharmaceutical
Transformers Gummi Multivitamins, Purity Life Health Products
2012 GOLD - Pet & Vet
Lickety, Stik, RWM Technologies
2012 SILVER Cosmetics & Personal Care
Cypher Face Instant Bronze, California Tan
2012 SILVER Beverage
Sake G, Sake One
2012 BRONZE General Industrial
2012 BRONZE Novelty
Anti-Bacterial Children’s Soap, Bath & Body Works
2011 PEOPLES CHOICE WINNER
Farouk Royal Treatment Hair Care Line
2011 GOLD Pet & Vet Division
Farouk, Chi Pet Best Friend's Grooming Kit
2011 GOLD Household Chemical & Automotive Division
Sevin, Ready-to-Spray Bug Killer
2011 GOLD Novelty Division
Kama Sutra Co., Kama Sutra Impulse
2011 SILVER Pet & Vet Division
Senproco, Green Groom Shampoos & Conditioners
2011 SILVER Novelty Division
Alix Technologies, World Series of Poker
2011 SILVER Personal Care Division
Farouk, Royal Treatment Hair Care Line
2011 BRONZE Food & Beverage Division
Stillhouse, Los Angeles, The Original Moonshine Corn Whiskey