Klearfold® Keeper Packaging for Enigma USB Encryption Device Wins 2016 Silver DuPont Packaging Award for HLP Klearfold

HLP Klearfold, the leading global supplier of visual packaging, earned a Silver Award in the 28th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation for the Klearfold Keeper® Package – Enigma USB Hardware Encryption & Decryption Device, which encrypts (and decrypts) files and folders on computers, external drives, or in the cloud. The winners were announced on Monday, May 16. The DuPont Packaging Awards recognize innovations in the supply chain that truly excel in Technological Advancement, Responsible Packaging, and Enhanced User Experience. As mentioned on DuPont's web site, Bill Cunningham, DuPont Packaging Awards program leader, said, "We honor packaging innovations that use science, inspiration, and creativity to shift the paradigms and change the way we live."

The award honored HLP Klearfold for Enhanced User Experience. "Our Klearfold Keeper package helped our client BlackSquare Technologies to package the Enigma in such a way that it demonstrated the product's overall ease of use, while also providing tamper evidence," notes Steve Frazier, President of HLP Klearfold.

The Klearfold Keeper is a unique visual packaging system that combines a printed plastic sleeve and a locking vacuum-formed tray that creates a secure and distinctive shelf presence. The package keeps the Enigma device secure yet allows consumers to remove it easily, without the need for scissors or other sharp implements. In-folded tabs on the sleeve engage a specially designed flange on the vac-form, lock the two components securely together, without the need for wafer seals, or the use of sonic, RF, or heat-sealing equipment. A thumb-notch perforation in a corner of the clear plastic sleeve provides a unique, easy-opening feature and provides tamper evidence.

The Enigma's sleeve is made of 14 pt. APET and printed seven color UV offset, plus varnish, and one-color, white, silkscreen printing. The fold-over thermoformed tray is produced from 18 pt. APET. With its distinctive shape, packaging simplicity, and high-quality printed graphics, the Klearfold Keeper visual package clearly achieved BlackSquare Technologies'desired product positioning. The Klearfold Keeper/Enigma package also won an IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals) AmeriStar Award in 2015.

BlackSquare builds and sells patented, real time transparent hardware encryption and key management devices called Enigma. BlackSquare Enigma has the look and feel of a thumb drive, but it is NOT one. Enigma delivers patented, real-time USB hardware encryption and decryption to satisfy the need for simple yet secure encryption.

HLP Klearfold is the world's largest and most accomplished producer of visual packaging, a manufacturing and printing specialty for over 45 years. A member of the Hip Lik Group of Hong Kong, the company has a world-class production facility in Shenzhen, China and continues to invest in the latest technologies, such as state-of-the-art 13-color combination printing equipment and the proprietary Soft Crease® radio frequency scoring process.

Inaugurated in 1986, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is recognized globally as the leading packaging awards program. For additional information about DuPont Packaging Awards, visit packagingawards.dupont.com.

For more information, contact: HLP Klearfold, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 808, New York, NY 10038, (888) 457-7225, www.hlpklearfold.com.