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Does see-through packaging really boost sales?
Adweek
Products like tortilla chips, granola bars and yogurt are increasingly showing up in clear packaging showcasing their ingredients. But transparent packaging is difficult to make and many foods are degraded by light, affecting how long it stays fresh. Plus, as The Wall Street Journal pointed out, "Food makers also need to adjust recipes with visibility in mind, making sure fruit pieces are big enough to be seen in yogurt and tortilla chips remain intact."
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Putting secondary packaging first
Packaging News
For too long secondary packaging has been trapped in a "transport to trash" cycle – effective for transporting products but quickly tossed aside after transit. This has limited the design and versatility of secondary packaging and resulted in an opportunity for branding, marketing and innovation that is underused and underestimated.
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How to choose a sustainable packaging strategy
Environmental Leader
Manufacturers have a choice between two valid sustainable packaging models: The circular economy model and the eco-efficiency or linear model, according to Packaging Digest. With an eco-efficiency model, companies choose the most resource-efficient option, even if this does not use renewable resources and is more difficult to sustain in the long term.
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4 key questions about 2 sustainable packaging paths
Packaging Digest
Eco-efficiency or circular economy model? Both strategies have merit. Which choice is right for you? At the Sustainability in Packaging event sponsored by Smithers Pira in March 2014, several conference sessions ended with a debate about preferable end of life treatment — such as the recovery of flexible packaging, the issue of marine debris and more.
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Kimberly-Clark invents oxygen-generating lotion bottle
Packaging Digest
This published patent filing relates to a bottle of skin-care lotion in packaging that uses a catalyst to enrich the oxygen content of the product as it's dispensed at the time of use. The catalyst is contained on or supported by a substrate that has an open structure to allow the peroxide-rich liquid to flow through it and maintain good contact with the catalyst. The substrate may be a mesh, foam, woven or non­woven material, or other suitable porous material. The patent identifies several catalysts including sodium carbonate.
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LiquiForm introduces 1 step bottle forming and filling
Plastics Today
New technology in blow molding bottles doesn't come along every day, which is why when something revolutionary is brought to the forefront, industry takes notice. LiquiForm has introduced what it calls a breakthrough blow molding and filling manufacturing technology that promises to bring significant energy and cost savings, as well as other benefits, to liquid packaging producers worldwide.
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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
 


Sustainability report shows impact of lightweighting at Dr Pepper
Plastics News
There's no period in Dr Pepper and now there's less and less resin in the PET bottles that the beverage maker produces. Dr Pepper Snapple Group is out with its latest sustainability report that indicates the Plano, Texas-based company has surpassed its goal of reducing PET use.
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Morrisons claims 64 percent material saving with new closure
Packaging News
The Green Leaf screw cap closure is available on Morrisons' own brand Soave 75cl wine. The cap has already been trailed in Italian, Australian and New Zealand markets. Steve Jackson, packaging development manager at Morrisons, adds: "Carbon reduction is highly important in all areas of our business and I am very pleased to have worked with the beer, wine and spirits team to launch this new closure. It is an exciting new development in our ongoing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of Morrisons own brand packaging."
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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
 


The future of plastic beverage packaging
Beverage Manager
Arguably the biggest issue discussed at the Latin America PET Markets conference was the veritable tsunami of new PET manufacturing capacity anticipated to hit the market as early as 2014, and potential implications that may result from this building boom. David Swift, managing director of PCI PET Packaging, Resin & Recycling, noted that while annual worldwide PET resin demand is forecast to grow by roughly 1 million metric tons a year, 2014 is expected to see more than 5 million metric tons of new manufacturing capacity come online.
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Active and intelligent packaging demand to grow
European Plastics News
Wayne Johnson has worked in the food industry for over 20 years, with experience on both sides of the retail fence as a technical manager for First Milk and a supermarket auditor for Somerfield. He now works for Olympus Automation helping manufacturers eliminate label and date code errors with OAL's market leading Autocoding system. Here are his top five reasons for label and packaging errors in food manufacturing.
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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. 
 


What you need to know about bioplastics for food packaging
FoodDIVE
Few areas of the food industry are experiencing the same level of technological development seen in packaging. In particular, the still-emerging segment of bioplastics seems stuck in permanent beta. Just as things seem to settle down, something new happens to throw the whole bioplastics business back into flux.
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Improved label designs on the menu for Barilla
Packaging Digest
As the global leader in the pasta industry, Barilla makes it its mission to celebrate the lifestyle, culture and cuisine of Italy. The family-run company that started as a bread and pasta shop in Parma, Italy, back in 1877 now has more than 1,500 brands in 100 different countries and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.
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Volvic packaging revamp plays up volcano design
The Grocer
Volvic has undergone the biggest packaging revamp in the brand’s history ahead of a 1 million euro campaign to launch its new positioning in the autumn. Bottles across its plain, sparkling, Juiced and Touch of Fruit ranges have been updated to give the brand a "fresher, more modern appearance" and increase shelf standout, according to Volvic.
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skinnygrape expands to 330mL barrier PET
Packaging World
The ready-to-drink premium PET container, supplied by Amcor, delivers convenience and portability due to its light weight and shatter-resistant characteristics, enabling this spritzer brand to be enjoyed at backyard barbecues, picnics, swimming pools, beaches and other outdoor licensed venues.
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The era of feel-good packaging
Packaging Digest
Brands are telling consumers how they will feel if they buy their product — and are doing it front and center on their packages. Crest recently launched a new line, "Be," that lets consumers define themselves based on the products they are using. Forget about getting clean teeth and fresh breath — now, you can recalibrate your psyche with just one brush!
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4 key questions about 2 sustainable packaging paths
Packaging Digest
Eco-efficiency or circular economy model? Both strategies have merit. Which choice is right for you? At the Sustainability in Packaging event sponsored by Smithers Pira in March 2014, several conference sessions ended with a debate about preferable end of life treatment — such as the recovery of flexible packaging, the issue of marine debris and more.

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P&G to merge or divest more than half of brands
Plastics and Rubber Weekly
Procter & Gamble plans to divest, discontinue or merge more than half of its brands globally as it restructures to focus on its top 70 to 80 brands, according to chairman and chief executive Alan Lafley. The move comes more than 14 months after Lafley returned as chief executive and at the end of a fiscal year he described as meeting P&G's financial commitments but falling well short of what it should have done.

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Stand-up pouches: The power of convenience
Brand Packaging
The stand-up pouch is positioned to be the packaging of choice for more consumer products, with billions of items expected to transition to SUP packaging in the next four years. Pouch popularity has been steadily progressing over the past decade as manufacturers and retailers have enticed consumers with innovative SUP product packaging, especially in the food, beverage and pet food categories.

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Ampac introduces new package for single-serve snack food market
Flexible Packaging
Ampac introduces the E-Z SnackPak, a new packaging format for the single-serve snack food market. The E-Z SnackPak is a new exclusive packaging technology from Ampac that provides a unique and convenient packaging solution for single occasion snack foods. It is a new packaging format for the single serve snack food market that is a more convenient and differentiating alternative to the typical single serve VFFS snack food bag. E-Z SnackPak is a unique flexible pouch format for products that have been packaged the same way for decades.
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Birds Eye unveils new logo and packaging
Packaging News
The frozen foods giant has subtly redesigned its logo, which is part of "The Food of Life" advertising campaign launched in March. Brand owner Iglo Group said the European brand relaunch was aimed at changing the view of frozen food from "fall back" to "first choice." The new packaging features the logo center of pack to ensure clear standout on shelf – and as a symbol of the brand’s commitment to the highest standards of quality.
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Cider maker achieves 18 percent reduction in packaging weight
Greener Package
Thatchers Vintage 2013 is the first brand from U.K.-based Thatchers Cider to feature a new lighter-weight glass bottle. The new-style 500mL bottle, now embossed with the Thatchers name across the shoulder and featuring a slimmer neck, represents an 18 percent reduction in packaging weight. The bottle has been designed and produced by Ardagh Group, which has supplied Thatchers' packaging for 15 years.
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Packaging to brand marketers and consumers: Can you hear me now?
Packaging Digest
The philosophical "if a tree falls in the forest …" question notwithstanding, sound can be very subjective. When your baby cries at night, you want to hear it. When someone else’s baby cries on an airplane, no one wants to hear it. But when it comes to packaging, an audible snap, crackle, click or pop generally contributes positively to the overall user experience. Yes, we all know the difference between sound and noise when it comes to the packaging of salty snacks, so there’s no need to sound off here about it again!
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Clondalkin predicts demise of gravure printing
Packaging News
This is in response to increasing demand for high quality printing on branded packaging within the sectors and predicts the gradual demise of gravure printing. Pressure from consumers has dictated that brands now require shorter production runs, quicker lead times, increased color and premium quality printed imagery in order to achieve the required shelf appeal.
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Duo bags a green grade from Braskem
Plastics and Rubber Weekly
International polymer distribution company Resin Trade has selected polythene bag manufacturer Duo UK to be the first U.K.-based manufacturer to produce mailing bags using Green PE, a thermoplastic resin made entirely from sugarcane ethanol. The move is the latest in a series of green investments at Duo UK and means the company can now offer its customers a product which is created from 100 percent renewable material, which is also 100 percent recyclable.
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ConAgra cups and Kellogg branding add value to dairy packaging
Packaging Digest
An enlarged pudding cup and a fresh take on the two-in-one, cup-on-cup yogurt snack format distinguish a pair of packaging developments for convenience-driven dairy products. There has been much ado about package "shrinkage" the past few years as consumer packaged goods companies worked to hold the line on product pricing by downsizing the packaging. ConAgra Foods Super Snack Pack pudding runs counter to that trend by introducing snack cups that do that in two ways: the 5.5 ounce cups are 60 percent larger than regular 3.25 ounce Snack Pack cups and are available as a six pack rather than a four pack.
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