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How innovation is making its way into store-brand packaging
Plastics Today
Every year, there seems to be more and more innovation taking place for in-store packaging. As such, Robert Hogan, director of global business development and Asia for Zip-Pak, recently presented at the Store Brands Decisions Conference and talked about some key packaging innovation trends in store brands. Naturally, he used research and insights from Zip-Pak as examples, but there are still some important takeaways to keep in mind.
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'Packaging e-content' helps brands control the digital shelf
Brand Packaging
Schawk!, a leading global brand deployment company that produces and protects brand assets to drive brand profitability, announced that its packaging e-content for the digital shelf solution can help brands ensure control of the digital shelf.
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5 flexible packaging innovation themes
Flexible Packaging
Packaging expert Robert Hogan, director of global business development and Asia for Zip-Pak, where he offers a top-level view of how innovation is making its way into store-brand packaging. Hogan shares research and insights from Zip-Pak, highlighting five key packaging innovation trends emerging in store brands.
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Are you cured? Proper cure is up to you
PFFC
The 2014 Radtech UV & EB Technical Conference, held in Rosemont, Illinois, in May, had a focus on printing and packaging. There was substantial discussion in these two areas about how ingredients in formulations for inks and coatings could pass from the packaging into the food. Both ultraviolet cure and electron beam cure use monomers of low molecular weight and low viscosity, which means they are inherently very mobile.
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Ale varieties launch in aluminum cans
Brand Packaging
Just in time for summer weather and traveling, Back Forty Beer Co. now offers its Freckle Belly IPA and Fence Post Session Ale varieties in 12-ounce aluminum cans, rounding out its full line up of year-round canned beers.
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American Precision Prototyping gets plastic bottle carriers to the 2014 FIFA World Cup on spec and on time
Plastics Today
Contractors building Brazil's much-needed infrastructure to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup famously played fast and loose with deadlines. The folks at American Precision Prototyping did not have that luxury when they were tasked with meeting a 30-day deadline for designing, molding, decorating, and shipping more than 150 impact-resistant polyurethane carriers for Powerade drink bottles to the games.
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Flint Group introduces new shrink-sleeve label
Flexible Packaging
Flint Group is pleased to announce the Ultraking Shrink U family of UV and EB curable offset inks. The introduction of these shrinkable ink systems designed for offset printing reinforces Flint Group's commitment to provide innovative solutions to the label and food packaging industry.
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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
 


Carton recycling access reaches 50 percent milestone
Brand Packaging
The Carton Council of North America announces that 50 percent of U.S. households can now recycle cartons through curbside and other local recycling programs. More food and beverage products are being packaged in cartons because they are considered a sustainable packaging solution as they are made primarily from a renewable resource, are lightweight and compact, and have a low carbon footprint.
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Germany's RKW sees Asia as its 'next big growth'
Plastics News
Most of the capacity growth for large German plastic film manufacturer RKW since 2010 has come from a push into global markets, particularly in North America and North Africa. Now, with its first Chinese plant opening by the end of the year, executives believe Asia will join that mix.
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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
 


Holistic packaging by design
Packaging Today
During the recent Interpack show, Matthew Rogerson met with Joceylne Ehret, director business development operations at Packaging Technology Integrated Solutions, Keith Damarell, the company's vice president, and its Neil Darin, senior global innovation program manager, to understand more about the process of packaging from an end-user's perspective. They discussed some of the key issues being faced, as well as three major areas of focus: End of life, package design and e-commerce.
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New design for polar limited-edition seltzers
Brand Packaging
Polar Beverages, a family-owned and operated beverage company founded in 1882, looked to New York creative agency Miloby Ideasystem for its new 20-ounce bottle design. The new format for summer is revealed to consumers just in time for the warm weather and offers up a set of limited-edition recipes.
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  The Handy

The Handy is a spring loaded, metal housed, safety cutter that will retract the blade upon leaving the material being cut unless the user has the slider engaged.
 


Innovia Films sees demand for biolaminate packaging rise
Food Processing & Packaging
Innovia Films is seeing a rise in demand for biolaminate packaging after successful partnerships with QV Foods, Bio4Pack and Caturra Coffee. Biolaminates consists of one or more layers such as non-plastic rigid substrate, an adhesive layer, in contact with the substrate and one or more biolaminate layers, which is laminated to the substrate.
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Double-sided and metallic IML for packaging captures brand owners' attention
Plastics Today
As brand owners continue to look for new ways to differentiate their products and reduce packaging costs, DoubleSided IML are labels that are printed on both sides, which creates additional space for information such as product use suggestions, contests or information mandated by law.
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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. 
 


New supplement bottle stimulates TV sales
Packaging World
TriVita's design brief for the new package specified a 32-ounce, shrink-sleeve bottle with a unique and memorable shape that also conveyed "a premium aura." Because Adaptuit is geared toward women, but can also be used by men, the company was also looking for a structure with a strong feminine appeal, but one that would not alienate men.
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Sidel delivers blow to glass bottles
Plastics in Packaging
Supporting a crown cap, the bottle has the appearance of glass, but with the advantages of PET. It weighs 28g, which is up to 86 percent less than an average equivalent glass bottle. Around five billion PET packaging units of beer are currently sold a year, about 2 percent of the global market. By utilizing a "champagne" base that is more traditionally found on glass beer bottles, Sidel hopes to help beer producers and consumers make the switch more easily.
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Offline coders respond to the changing shape of ready meals
Packaging Europe
While these shapely new designs add shelf appeal, they are causing headaches for the sleeve coding operation, according to Richard Pether, Director at offline coding and marking specialist Rotech.
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Intelligent packaging technologies to fight food waste
Packaging News
The development and implementation of active and intelligent packaging technologies as a major tool to fight food waste is being supported across the packaging sector according to a new study.
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New shape for popular lubricant
Packaging World
According to Brand Manager Linda Cernik-Price, the new shape fits more readily in tool boxes and tool belts plus it's easier to handle than the oil-can shape (inset) used previously. That container, which was extrusion blown of high-density polyethylene, also featured a telescoping spout, but it wasn't as long. This new Marksman Spout delivers oil precisely where it's needed.
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Create a great brand launch
Brand Packaging
Who doesn't love a do-over? While our society isn't that keen on failure, we still like to encourage second chances. If at first you don't succeed, try again, right? That positivity works well in many areas — riding a bike, learning to play an instrument, passing your driver's test. The CPG industry isn't always as lucky: With nearly all purchase decisions made at shelf, your brand cannot afford to not win customers over in store with its story.
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5 flexible packaging innovation themes
Flexible Packaging
Packaging expert Robert Hogan, director of global business development and Asia for Zip-Pak, where he offers a top-level view of how innovation is making its way into store-brand packaging. Hogan shares research and insights from Zip-Pak, highlighting five key packaging innovation trends emerging in store brands.

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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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Sharpak Aylesham packaging launch targets fast food market
Packaging News
The U.K. manufacturer of thermoformed plastic packaging says recent statistics show Britons spend nearly 30 billion pounds every year on takeaways and convenience meals, and a third of their food budget on fast food. Sharpak has produced a new variety of sushi packaging and the Wokipack to keep up with consumer demand.
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Tea packaging designs celebrate the 'everyday' of being gay for London's gay pride celebrations
Design Week
The consultancy has created the cleverly-named Gaiety concept – a range of three teas with designs that reference the idea of bringing "two of the same" together. Packs show teacups and teapots with affectionately-linked handles and spouts; an idea carried through to inside the packs – all the teabags are linked together with one tag.
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UK leaders fund study on ways to increase laminated packaging recycling
Plastics News
A consortium including the retailer Tesco and consumer brands Nestlé and Coca-Cola and waste management company Sita has received a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs funding to explore ways to increase the amount of flexible laminate packaging that is collected and recycled in England.
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Yu-Chang Chou develops a reusable packaging service for sustainable online shopping
Dezeen
Royal College of Art graduate Yu-Chang Chou has developed a "return and reuse" packaging system to help online retailers reduce waste (+ movie). After watching his wife throw out perfectly useable packaging from her online shopping purchases, Yu-Chang Chou was inspired to develop a sustainable alternative, using a similar model to the bottle-return system used in many European countries.
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The future is flexible
Packaging Today
Stefan Glimm is the executive director of Flexible Packaging Europe, a $16 billion part of the $76 billion global flexibles industry. He speaks with Matthew Rogerson about what's next in this dynamic market.
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Sainsbury's range handed revamp by Fab Design
Packaging News
The new design is intended to create an "accessible brand" that communicates the range's health and nutritional values. According to Fab Design, an alfresco dining style look has been created to appeal to the consumer and reinforce the feel of a healthier style of living.
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