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Beer in a bag, now making it easier to share your homebrew with friends
Fast Company
In the craft brewing movement, packaging is a sticking point. Bottling and canning equipment is expensive, after all, and growlers don't last long enough to be useful in many cases. Steve Young, an inventor and financial industry veteran, thinks he has a solution: Boxed beer. Just don't call it the next Franzia.
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Acqua Panna water gets global brand redesign
Brand Packaging
Acqua Panna is a famous still water brand from Tuscany of the Sanpellegrino S.p.A. and Nestlé Waters group, which partners with S.Pellegrino in the fine dining segment. This year Acqua Panna celebrates its 400th birthday. Coinciding with this special occasion, the Acqua Panna brand was to have a global redesign showing its heritage to the world, the Tuscan nature where it originates from, and its true craftsmanship.
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Aptar introduces PZ Tamper Evident Solution
Packaging Europe
PZ Tamper Evident by Aptar Beauty + Home is a new flexible tamper evident solution which assures consumers at first sight that the product has not been opened. The Tamper Evident band can conveniently be removed in a fingernail and senior-friendly way.
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Biscuit brand turns to NXL Design to create packs
Packaging News
The new look builds on the previous range and incorporate flow-wrap designs intended to create better stand out on shelf. The printed film format replaces cartons. The packs were printed by National Flexible, which also supplied the flow-wrap packaging.
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Ardagh helps Coca-Cola celebrate FIFA World Cup with new bottles
Packaging News
The FasFil EZ Auto system from Sealed Air helps operations and businesses meet their goals for productivity and sustainability. It is designed for small-cell packaging operations. Thanks to an automated cutting system, users can set the system to separate paper materials at pre-programmed and/or continuous lengths. That ensures consistency with less input required.
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Carton Council speaks on increased recycling opportunities
Packaging World
Today's eco-minded consumer is rapidly defining the world in which many of us operate. Yesterday, it was a novel or unique concept for the majority of Americans to find sustainable options among the brands they buy and the products they use. Today, it is commonplace. Now, they not only want access to information on the environmental impact of the brands and products they bring into their homes, but they also demand a way to easily recycle packaging when they are through with the product.
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Celebrity artwork adorns beer bottle labels
Packaging Digest
Every year Beck's Beer rolls out its summer-long promotion where the brand commissions up-and-coming and established artists to create original artwork for its beer bottle labels. Over the course of 27 years, the popular campaign has celebrated the works of Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, MIA and Kid Cudi.
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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
 


Chadwicks delivers new lidding and design for Stapleton
Packaging News
The Clondalkin Group company, which has much experience with pre-cut lids and providing flexible packaging in the food, dairy, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors, will produce 17 different lid designs across four product ranges, as well as four designs for Stapleton's Dutch and Belgian ranges.
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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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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
 


Dog Tag Brewing launches beer honoring America's fallen warriors
Packaging World
With a tagline of "Enjoy your beer. That's an order," Dog Tag Brewing was created to provide quality beers that deliver a message of gratitude for the selfless sacrifice of the nation's military. The company works with families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty and details their personalized stories on its beer cans. In addition, a portion of its proceeds from sales gets donated to organizations selected by each family to individually honor their fallen hero.
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  Merak - for precise and effortless cutting

The Merak is a GS-tested safety knife for cutting with fully automatic blade retraction. Designed with a squeeze-grip, shallow cutting depth & made from nearly indestructible engineering plastic.
 


Dragon Rouge redesigns KP Intersnack's Velvet Crunch
Packaging News
The design and innovation agency was asked to explore the potential to optimize the brand positioning and how to promote the product's eating experience and low calorie promise. Following what the agency describe as "an iterative creative exploration and consumer test," it said an opportunity for "a 'grown up,' more sophisticated flavor range and pack expression became clear."
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Cost-effective case packer redesigned for ease-of-use
Packaging Digest
The MatriX fully automatic case packer from MGS Machine Corp. has recently been redesigned for ease-of-use and maintenance while still retaining all its superior features. The space-saving base machine that is just shy of 3m long has an industry-leading small footprint while still tackling serialization issues with incredible accuracy despite having 26 percent fewer parts.
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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. 
 


Graphic redesign for Philly Cheesesteak focuses on authenticity
Packaging World
A complete redesign of the packaging graphics for handcrafted heat-and-serve deli sandwiches focuses on the artistic and emotive side of the brand and adds clarity and consistency. Raybern's, the company behind the No. 1 U.S. selling Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, stands out in frozen food cases more than ever thanks to a newly completed packaging graphic redesign by global brand agency CBX.
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Fancy packaging shapes create coding challenges
Food Processing & Packaging
Packaging is coming in more sophisticated shapes and sizes, particularly when it comes to ready meals or dessert items, according to U.K. feeding systems manufacturer Rotech Machines. The company provides coding and labeling systems for the food industry. Offline printing puts production codes, use-by and best-before dates onto packaging sleeves before they are matched with the product. This allows producers to be more flexible and cater for an increasing variety of different packaging, while using the same machine to code the products, the company said.
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Festo to exhibit new developments in packaging system concepts at PPMA 2014
Packaging Europe
Festo, the innovation leader in pneumatic and electric drive technology, will be showcasing a number of its exciting new developments, concepts and solutions in packaging systems at this year's PPMA show. Visitors to the stand, E60, hall 5, will have the opportunity to meet Food & Packaging specialists from Festo, and discuss Festo's contribution towards automation and improved productivity in the processing and packaging industry.
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New sustainable bread bag
Packaging World
Supplied by Amcor and made from a sugar cane source, the bag is said to have a 75 percent lower product carbon footprint than traditional bread bags made with plastic from non-renewable fossil sources. "The attention to detail from the team at Amcor Flexibles has been a key part of the smooth introduction of the new packaging format," said Richard McQuillan, Hovis Marketing Manager at Hovis Ltd.
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Nut packaging gets new design and structure
Brand Packaging
Colorado-based Ricky’s Lucky Nuts, a "nut company with a conscience," makes all-natural, dry-roasted, premium peanuts with a unique crystalline spice coating in six sweet and spicy flavors. The brand went to market in 2009. "Ricky's Lucky Nuts really started accidentally," says Carolyn Lamb, co-owner.
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Patriotic packaging helps Americans celebrate their freedom
Packaging Digest
From red, white and blue to camouflage green, packages that show their regard for the good ole USA light up American consumers at various times of the year — such as the 4th of July. Take a look at these five package designs, which celebrate our nation's birth and support our troops and their families.
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The secret to creating beautiful turned edge packages
Packaging Digest
When it comes to turned edge packages, finding the right adhesive can make all the difference in creating attractive, resilient, economical and affordable designs — and creating that kind of packaging is vital for business success. "No matter how great or charming your sales pitch, it's almost impossible to change a first impression," says Philippa Law, Get Busy Media.

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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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Off the shelf: Unique windowed carton for promo pack
Packaging World
United Pet Group needed a special folding carton for a Bonus Pack it was launching with the PetSmart chain of pet supply stores, and it got what it needed in this innovative carton solution. They avoided additional costs of a separately packaged bonus pack by including it with the original item.
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P&G doubles up convenience in personal care, laundry packaging
Packaging Digest
A flexible pack of Puffs that replaces the ubiquitous tissue box and a "Zap! Cap" with bristles on Tide detergent to pretreat stains highlight the new package introductions from Procter & Gamble that center on convenience. Sorting through the Free-Standing Inserts this holiday weekend turned up two remarkable new package innovations within the weekly FSI subsection that's dedicated to products from Procter & Gamble, the global, Cincinnati-based consumer packaged goods company.
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The secret to creating beautiful turned edge packages
Packaging Digest
When it comes to turned edge packages, finding the right adhesive can make all the difference in creating attractive, resilient, economical and affordable designs — and creating that kind of packaging is vital for business success. "No matter how great or charming your sales pitch, it's almost impossible to change a first impression," says Philippa Law, Get Busy Media.
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The next generation of labeling
Flexible Packaging
Label converting is undergoing revolutionary changes that are challenging both the technological and financial side of businesses. Digital printing has reset the expectations of print buyers in terms of quality, quantity and speed of delivery, sending shockwaves along the whole length of the supply chain.
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Holistic thinking guides clamshell redesign
Packaging World
Hanover, NH-based Hypertherm, Inc., is a designer and manufacturer of advanced cutting equipment and consumables that was established in 1968 when its founder invented water-injection plasma-cutting machines. The company distributes its products worldwide through an extensive network of distribution and OEM partners to customers in industries such as manufacturing, shipbuilding, and automotive repair, as well as to artists and home hobbyists.
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Non-dairy beverage gets 'dream' team redesign
Packaging Digest
The Dream brand from Hain Celestial Group, a leading organic and natural products company, has undergone a packaging refresh designed by The Biondo Group, Stamford, Connecticut. The brand has attained Non-GMO Project verification on all of its products and the new packaging will communicate this on the front of the pack.
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Visibility the key to bonus pack
Packaging World
United Pet Group's FURminator deShedding tool has legions of fans among pet owners who would rather proactively remove hair from their dogs and cats rather than having to vacuum it up once its fallen where it will of its own accord. But this spring the Cincinnati-based firm launched a new product called Shed Control Cloths that are designed for daily use as opposed to the recommended weekly use of the deShedding tool.
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Seald Sweet's easy peelers appeals to kids
Packaging Digest
Seald Sweet, a leading supplier of the citrus category, recently expanded its citrus offering to now include easy-to-peel sweet mandarins as part of the company's citrus summer program. The colorful packaging features child friendly graphics that depict a girl named Mandarina — the namesake of the mandarin brand.
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