Report: Latest trends in beverage packaging Packaging Digest In an increasingly fast moving and competitive marketplace, innovation in packaging continues to play a key role in new product development and branding in the global beverage sector. The current report clarifies and quantifies future demand patterns and the types of innovations best placed to exploit them, so packaging manufactures and suppliers can plan for the future in confidence.
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Shock value: yea or nay? PFFC As Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Miami Dolphins football player Richie Incognito have proven recently, shock draws attention. Do, say, or communicate in a shocking enough way, and PR will follow. It may be judgmental and condemning — but it will get noticed.
Quality doctor blades and end-seals
In addition to being a manufacturer of quality metal, composite, and plastic doctor blades, Allison Systems now offers OEM and custom design chamber end seals. MORE
Jobs found won't be those lost Packaging World If workers have been sitting at home collecting unemployment checks without retooling their skills, they will likely be left behind for some time or find that their new job won't pay what their old one did. For companies hoping to expand, this also creates a challenge.
Berry buys Chinese packaging firm European Plastics News Berry Plastics Group of the U.S. is acquiring controlling interest in a packaging business in China as part of a company goal to establish itself in emerging markets.
Regulator delays Amcor merger decision Plastics News Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, has delayed a decision on whether it will approve Amcor Ltd.'s proposed takeover of Detmold Flexibles.
Putting Innovations on Paper From the discovery of hollow sphere pigments to the development of high-strength binders, Dow has been putting innovations on paper and paperboard for more than 50 years. MORE
Pure Flavor debuts "all-in-one" produce packaging Packaging Digest Pure Flavor has launched an exclusive "all-in-one" oval packaging that will be appearing on store shelves in early 2014 nationally in the U.S. and Canada. This brand new packaging will hold a mixture of Pure Flavor's popular snacking tomatoes, including Juno Bites, Sangria Medley, Azuca cherry tomatoes and their brand new Bumbles yellow snacking tomatoes.
BJK Flexible Packaging expands with blown film line PFFC BJK Flexible Packaging, a specialty films producer based in Louisville, Ky., has expanded its film production capacity with the addition of a new five-layer blown film line from Reifenhauser Inc. The company recently installed and commissioned the new line in an all-new 30,000 sq ft addition that it built specifically for that purpose at its Louisville headquarters.
The Maxisafe Safety Knife The Maxisafe safety cutter is a high resin polycarbonate handle with a three sided slider featuring "Smart Knife technology" that allows the blade to retract upon losing contact with the material being cut.
Nonni's launches a greener pack Packaging World Oak Brook, Ill.-based Nonni's Foods, North America's leading biscotti baker, has announced the introduction of new, vibrant and more environmentally-friendly packaging for its Biscotti grocery store packs.
Heat sensitive coffee lids provide red warning Plastics Today Even though it's been 20 years since McDonald's was sued over hot coffee burns, the memory of the lawsuit still linger in many people's mind. Whether you believe the lawsuit was justified or look at it as a citizen taking advantage of the American legal system, the reality is that coffee accidents still happen.
Business reviews now available on the TAPPI Buyer's Guide MultiView Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our TAPPI Buyer's Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. Visit the TAPPI Buyer's Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.
PepsiCo to invest $5 billion in Mexico Packaging Digest PepsiCo, Inc. announces plans to invest $5 billion in Mexico over the next five years. The investment is designed to further strengthen PepsiCo's food and beverage business in Mexico, one of the most attractive markets in Latin America with a growing middle class and numerous opportunities for long-term economic growth.
Flint Group expands plate processing range PFFC Flint Group Flexographic Products has introduced the nyloflex Dryer FIII and the nyloflex Light Finisher FIII. Company says these systems are designed to deliver excellent productivity, consistency, and quality for processing flexographic printing plates, especially when used in combination with the nyloflex NExT Exposure FIII.
Green Matter: Zero plastics to landfill by 2020 Plastics Today Plastics, says PlasticsEurope, the European association of plastics manufacturers, do not belong in landfills. Which is why, in 2010, the association made the ambitious pledge to achieve zero plastics to landfill by 2020. Actually, says PlasticsEurope, there is not much of a choice. The reality is, that Europe must find a better use for waste rather than simply dumping it in landfills.
Could 'flow restrictors' help reduce medication overdoses? Packaging World Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Jan. 19 said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission should use "flow restrictors" on children's medicines to help prevent an estimated 10,000 annual emergency room visits.
Adaptuit Brand Packaging TricorBraun, one of North America's largest rigid packaging and component suppliers, won an American Graphic Design Award in the 2013 Graphic Design USA annual competition. The award was presented for a 32 oz bottle that was designed with a complex geometric sculpture and arresting purple color.
Versapak granted Royal Warrant status Packaging News Versapak International, which provides a range of tamper evident solutions and security seals to a number of organizations across the globe, has been granted a Royal Warrant.
Printpack named one of 2014 healthiest 100 places to work Flexible Packaging Healthiest Employers, the leader in employee health analytics, best practices and benchmark data, has announced the induction of Printpack into the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. Every one of these employers has achieved remarkable and sustainable success through a broad range of corporate wellness programs and employee wellness initiatives.
Redesign unleashes sustainability gains Packaging Digest Pet care products company Hartz Mountain redesigns its Groomer's Best line of dog shampoo bottles to stand tall and confident on-shelf while reducing polymer requirements.
An historic opportunity for CPGs Packaging World Recent federal grants in excess of half a billion dollars have gone out to schools and community colleges across the United States in support of technology programs for manufacturing.
Danone for Men Brand Packaging In a number of studies, Danone Bulgaria concentrated on the taste preferences of Bulgarian men in yogurt consumption. The major findings revealed that men in Bulgaria particularly like yogurt products with thick consistency, high fat content and a distinctive taste. Natural ingredients were also sought after. These insights influenced the creation of the product line, Danone for Men, which has been a success in the Bulgarian market since summer 2013.
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