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Top trends in fresh food packaging
Food Processing & Packaging
The food and packaging exhibits at FMI Connect and United Fresh offered a glimpse at the hot products and packages that will be in shoppers’ carts in coming months. Mesh bags have been used for multi-unit produce purchases for years. While mesh is still a popular option, an increasing number of fruit and vegetable firms are housing their products in plastic film, rather than the fishnet-like mesh bags.
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TurnAvisual goes mobile for faster packaging design
Packaging Europe
Working with TurnAvisual is easy, reduces costs and speeds up time-to-market. After selecting the container from an online library, just a few clicks allows the designer to generate a draft depicting their artwork as it will look on the finished pack. Then it can be shared immediately with others online – and making the application available on smartphones and tablets means users don't even have to be in front of the computer to contribute.
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  Fully Automated Permeation Testing

MOCON’s newest instrument released March 24th, the OX-TRAN® Model 2/22 H offers fully automated permeation measuring, dramatically faster testing, improved results with a lower cost of ownership. 30 new features, including a touch screen interface make it the world's most advanced and easiest to use oxygen permeation measurement system.
 


Dufex looks to roll out innovative foiling finish through partnerships
PrintWeek
U.K.-based foiling specialist Dufex Foils has developed an award-winning patented engraved aluminium foil embossing finish for luxury packaging, labels and POS applications and is looking for UK print and packaging firms to roll out the process to a wider audience.
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Elplast introduces new brand-matched resealable zippers at Expo Pack Mexico
Packaging Europe
The European company, which will start manufacturing in the U.S. later this year, is responding to strong demand in the region as the Mexican market continues to show strong growth in resealable, flexible packaging. EL-ZIP Colour zippers are available in over 100 shades to enable brand owners to complement package design and provide a differentiating factor on resealable packs.
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Peel/reseal feature helps create convenience packs
Packaging Digest
The new PrimePeel peel/reseal packaging application uses laser scoring technology to give consumers an easy-open feature that also reseals to maintain the product’s integrity and freshness.
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Radical makeover for Tesco Finest confectionery
Packaging News
A new packaging format has been unveiled for Tesco Finest's range of artisan confectionery, created by Confection By Design. The packs were manufactured by National Flexible and incorporate a flow wrap packaging film using textured kraft paper with a registered shaped window coupled with silver hot foil. Tesco wanted to package sugar confectionery in flexible film and not just boxes, in a bid to appeal to a wider market.
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  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
 


Mondi Americas introduces new square bag for attractive, secure packaging of diverse consumer goods
Flexible Packaging
A new patented flexible packaging product that incorporates advanced packaging films with a variety of spouts, closures and handles is now available from Mondi Americas. The versatile product platform, called the square bag, supports diverse consumer goods applications, including the packaging of food, wine, laundry detergent, pet food and motor oil.
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Coveris launches new Insulation EPS drinking cup
Packaging News
This cup uses offset printed paper banderole, offering customers a chance to distinguish their product and to let consumers drink hot beverages safely. A result of research and development, the insulation DuoSmart is a foamed plastic drinking cup decorated with a high quality offset printed paper banderole.
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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
 


Fly killer packs a punch
Packaging Digest
Getting tired of those pesky fruit flies that have invaded your kitchen but can't stand the toxic chemical sprays and pesticides? Aunt Fannie's FlyPunch may just be what you'e looking for. The FlyPunch is an all-natural, environmentally friendly formula that reduces risk of food borne illness by eradicating fruit flies and is packaged in a stand-up pouch — a first of its kind in the pesticide market.
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  The Optisafe Safety Knife

The Optisafe safety cutter is a high resin polycarbonate handle with an ambidextrous slider, featuring "Smart Knife technology" allowing the blade to retract upon losing contact with the material being cut.
 


New bottle redesign for Sourz
Talking Retail
Sourz, the leading young adult spirits brand distributed by Maxxium UK, revealed the biggest change to their brand aesthetic to date with a radical bottle redesign that embodies the brand's sense of spontaneity and fun. Each bottle has a colorful new skin tailored to each flavor across the current Sourz line-up of Apple, Mango, Raspberry, Cherry, Tropical and Toffee Apple. The vibrant bottle redesign reveals a dynamic, fruity "splash" pattern and has brought the packaging right up to date.
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  Reduce TiO2 Costs with Vinyl Binders

Use PVAc or VAE binders to achieve brightness and opacity while reducing expensive TiO2. Learn how BrightCoat can help you meet your optical and strength goals. 
 


Off the shelf: Block-shaped bottles are learning tools
Packaging World
Drink Blocks LLC has come out with a range of drinks aimed at children. With molded-in interlocking nubs and grooves on both sides, these high-density polyethylene bottles double as a drink for children and bi-lingual building blocks when they are empty. Drink Blocks comes in a package of 4 in various flavors.
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Sacmi solutions for closures and beverage on show at Sri Lanka Plast
Packaging Europe
South-East Asia is becoming ever-more essential, also in terms of volumes, to Group growth and development prospects - and Sacmi leads the way there as a key technology provider to the closures and containers and beverage industries. These markets are as dynamic as they are diversified.
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Coveris buys UK maker of plastic-lined food packaging
Plastics News
Coveris Holdings is extending its reach in the United Kingdom through the acquisition of St. Neots Packaging Ltd., a company with products that include plastic film-lined food packaging. Located in its namesake town of St. Neots, England, the cartonboard company has doubled in sales during the past five years to retail and food service customers.
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Nestle's Nescafé launches REDvolution, seeks to revitalize
RTT News
This would be the first time in the brand's 75-year history that every single Nescafé product would share the same visual identity, having the same new slogan: "It all starts with a Nescafé." This unified approach towards packaging design, communication and digital strategy for Nescafé, drunk at a rate of 5,500 cups each second, would include various key design elements developed with new and younger consumers in mind.
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Gypsy Crunch granola's new closure system
Brand Packaging
Portland, Oregon-based Gypsy Crunch granola has integrated VELCRO Brand PRESS-LOK closures into the packaging for its all-natural, hand-crafted granola that comes in a variety of flavors and combinations. The brand selected the PRESS-LOK closure system for its flexibility and consumer-friendly re-closure attributes.
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Anglia launches prepared meal featuring removable base
Packaging News
Established prepared meal manufacturer Anglia Crown has launched a prepared meal for the health care market which has a removable base. Crown said poor meal presentation is often highlighted as an obstacle to patient or resident dining, particularly for the elderly or those in hospital.
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Bowser Beer: A fun alternative for dogs
Amcor Rigid Plastics
For dog owners who love to spoil their canines, Bowser Beer from 3 Busy Dogs, Seattle, Washington, has emerged as a popular pet product that has enjoyed strong national growth. Sales for the fun and healthy drink alternative – packaged in lightweight, shatter-resistant 12-ounce polyethylene terephthalate bottles from Amcor Rigid Plastics – have tripled in the last three years.

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The 8 drivers of today's packaging trends
Packaging World
When looking at opportunities for new products and packaging, brand owners tend to speak of "trends." But what's behind those trends? What causes them to become part of the consumer's lifestyle? What motivates those trends? According to Jocelyne Ehret, Director of Packaging Consulting Services for PTIS in Europe, part of HAVI Global Solutions, propelling those trends are "packaging drivers."

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Can we predict differences in wrinkle sensitivity of different products? Here are 3 simple tests.
PFFC
Wrinkle models can help. They can look at your product geometry, mechanical and frictional properties (of your rollers), roller factors, web path geometry and process conditions (speed/tension), then predict wrinkles from roller misalignment, roller diameter variations and roller deflection. But, models have their limits, especially when you use them outside the window of conditions where they were verified.

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Corrugated industry improves environmental performance
Greener Package
A new U.S. corrugated industry Life Cycle Assessment study shows a 32 percent reduction per unit in the industry's greenhouse gas emissions between 2006 and 2010. Additionally, the industry improved in other environmental impact indicators: Effects of nutrient releases on receiving waters and soils (eutrophication) decreased by 22 percent , and the effects of particulate matter emissions (respiratory effects) decreased by 14 percent.
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Biodegradable food packaging brings high fashion to the table
PSFK
In a 2012 project entitled "This Too Shall Pass," these designers created natural packaging that would ensure quick decomposition, unlike the many papers and plastics we use to contain our food products. While this prototype container cannot replace every type of packaging, they do provide smart alternatives. The different designs were inspired by the natural package of fruits and vegetables.
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Automated shrink labeling opens new markets for wine
Packaging Digest
With demand increasing for its stacked single-serve wine "glasses," Stack Wines automated its multipack shrink labeling operations to gain the needed high-volume output. Don't look now, but there is an emerging trend afoot in which conveniently packaged wine is finding its way into the consumable consciousness of imbibing sports fans, concert goers, boaters, hotel and resort guests and other outdoor enthusiasts.
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Bowser Beer: A fun alternative for dogs
Amcor Rigid Plastics
For dog owners who love to spoil their canines, Bowser Beer from 3 Busy Dogs, Seattle, Washington, has emerged as a popular pet product that has enjoyed strong national growth. Sales for the fun and healthy drink alternative – packaged in lightweight, shatter-resistant 12-ounce polyethylene terephthalate bottles from Amcor Rigid Plastics – have tripled in the last three years.
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Thinking outside the box to future-proof corrugated packaging
Packaging Europe
The U.K. corrugated packaging industry is already a pioneering force in sustainable, lightweight, recyclable packaging that does not compromise the integrity of the goods, while innovative developments in engineering have led to new types of even more efficient corrugated packaging solutions. One of the many companies benefiting from this type of innovation is Premier Foods.
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Children take a stand on plastic recycling
PRW
The shortlisted projects were presented by the children, aged between 10 and 12, in four categories: Education and awareness, collection systems, marine litter and design and innovation. The Primary Earth Summit was organized by green activist organization Wastebuster, in partnership with Bayer MaterialScience and PlasticsEurope, and was hosted by Zac Goldsmith MP, who told his young audience that "there is no such thing as 'away' in throwing away. Waste doesn't go away," he explained.
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