The future of sustainable packaging is beautiful – and edible The Washington Post The recently-opened Original Unverpackt store in Berlin's hip Kreuzberg district should look vaguely familiar to many. Desired quantities of rice, pasta and other dry goods, kept in overhead gravity bins, are dispensed with a simple push of a lever. Spices are scooped out from smaller bulk containers and weighed. The set-up isn't unlike what you’d find in many candy shops, actually.
Sustainable packaging goes mainstream EBN A wide range of innovations in sustainable packaging is pleasing both consumers and companies ready to reap the benefits of this rapidly growing market. As Staples showed with its now heralded Smart-Size Packaging Program, investing in sustainable packaging solutions can make sense on many levels. In Staples's case, the company realized it needed to address the number one concern of its consumers: Excessive packaging.
Fully automated WVTR testing Following on MOCON’s fully automated oxygen permeation system, the PERMATRAN-W Model 3/34, the world first fully automated WVTR system will be shown for the first time at PackExpo in Chicago, November 2nd to 5th, Booth 7753.
Coca-Cola brings back 'Just Add Zero' packaging Talking Retail Coca-Cola is bringing back the distinctive "Just Add Zero" packaging which performed strongly in convenience stores, driving double-digit brand growth and strong sales since its launch in January 2014. The concept of the packaging design explores the idea that things get "bigger, better, faster and greater" when you "Just Add Zero," positioning the brand as exciting and dynamic.
Turning packaging into education Branding Magazine We love when big companies like Colgate think outside of the box – or rather inside. A trial campaign by Colgate took advantage of Myanmar’s recently opened borders and decided to educate the importance of oral care to schools in villages where media is limited or non-existent.
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Pouched meal enhancers debut for people and pooches Packaging Digest Two different packaging plays on meal enhancements that each offer different takes on stand-up pouches bring something unique to the dog bowl with Purina's pouched "additions" and to the table with Simek's mini meatballs.
Presto helps Mondi meet demands for innovation Packaging Europe For 18 years, this premise has been the foundation of the relationship between Presto Products Company and Mondi, a leading international packaging and paper group that operates in 31 countries. Collaborations include the expansion of Mondi's FlexZiBox portfolio in Europe with a flat-bottom, reclosable bag featuring a Slide-Rite slider to enhance consumer convenience and expert, efficient technical support to help Mondi’s customers in North America speed product to market and gain a competitive edge.
Partnerships expand DNA technology use in packaging Packaging Digest Hundreds of millions of folding cartons from DISC marked with ADNAS SigNature DNA exemplify industry partnerships in combatting counterfeiting of products in markets where authentication is crucial. Partnerships are a key piece in implementation of its SigNature DNA anti-counterfeiting technology from Applied DNA Sciences (see DNA technology makes a mark in brand protection), according to James Hayward, Ph.D., ADNAS CEO/president.
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
DuPont to increase ethylene capacity to meet packaging demand Plastics Today DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers plans to invest $100 million to increase production capacity of its ethylene copolymers assets at its Texas manufacturing facilities. The company estimates that the by the end of 2015, it will install more than one-third of the investment. The balance of the investment is expected to be completed over the following three years.
The category ethnography and packaging of energy bars Branding Magazine The energy bar aisle is huge and with this sizable amount of high-protein, low fat and gluten-free options comes a lot of competition for the shopper's attention. How do these brands meet their consumers' long lists of needs? Be it dietary concerns, losing weight or searching for a jolt of energy on the move, brands are striving for the best solution to fit their customers’ needs in a highly competitive category.
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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
Packaging innovation driving consumer purchase decisions Packaging News The research revealed that the purchasing decisions of almost a 4 in 10 (38.5 percent) consumers are effected by innovations such as re-sealability, extended shelf-life, ease of opening and interactive features such as QR codes. Almost a quarter of those surveyed admitted that they had bought a product just because they liked the packaging.
Nestlé seeks to patent aseptic closure for 'non-destructive' spoilage detection Dairy Processing & Markets Nestlé has applied to patent a closure system for aseptically-filled containers that allows for the "non-destructive detection" of spoilage. The international patent application, filed by Nestlé's research arm Nestec March 2014, details a closure system for containers of aseptically-filled fluids, such as liquid infant formula.
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Smithers Pira predicts $1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024 Packaging World Health care packaging and packaging for other consumer goods, including consumer electronics, pet food, home and garden care products, are to remain the fastest-growing market segments in packaging, both increasing by around 5 percent in value terms annually. Overall, the global market for packaging is forecast to reach $1.1 trillion by 2024, growing at an average rate of 3.4 percent over the next decade.
LINPAC Packaging showcases effective packaging solutions to ensure food safety Retail Times Over the past few years it is fair to say that there has been a number of "food scares" surrounding Britain's food industry. Most recently three of the U.K.'s leading supermarkets have launched investigations into their chicken supplies after a national newspaper uncovered alleged hygiene failings within the poultry industry.
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.
The best toy packs stick to classic principles Packaging News In an industry that is under huge pressure to constantly evolve, the design of toy packaging is fundamentally the same as it was 30 years ago. That may seem like a bold statement coming from someone whose business is focused on creating shelf ready packaging design for some of the world’s best-known toy brands, and who has seen toy packaging evolve to incorporate three human senses – sight, sound and touch – to aid the purchasing decision.
Mondelez eliminates 48 million pounds of packaging Greener Package In the area of packaging, Mondelez has made a commitment to eliminate 50 million pounds of packaging by 2015. According to the report, the company is on target, with 48 million tons eliminated between 2010 and 2013.
No deceptions with this discussion about deceptive packaging Packaging World There are nicer ways to interpret the accusation of deceptive packaging but none more accurate than this one: The packaging is lying about the product's quality or quantity, through acts of commission or omission. Packaging communicates graphically through text, images, and colors and structurally through size, shape and texture — any and all of which carry the potential for deception.
Kleenex tissue range gets fresh packaging Packaging News Featuring on the boxes and pocket packs for Kleenex The Original, Kleenex Balsam, Kleenex Balsam + Menthol, Kleenex Ultrasoft, Kleenex Mansize and the new Kleenex Sensitive, the new packaging features similar design cues on each variant, presenting a holistic visual expression of the brand and range.
Packaging innovation driving consumer purchase decisions Packaging News The research revealed that the purchasing decisions of almost a 4 in 10 (38.5 percent) consumers are effected by innovations such as re-sealability, extended shelf-life, ease of opening and interactive features such as QR codes.
All I ever needed to know — I learned in elementary school PFFC Web Handling expert Tim Walker, author of "Web Lines," says, "All I ever needed to know, I learned in elementary school." He shares a list of what every good engineer should know. If learned early, it is something to build on in whatever you do the rest of your life.
Getting a feel for multi-sensory packaging Packaging Digest Brands today are tapping into the personalization of packaging to reach the masses one consumer at a time. But standing apart from the it's-all-about-me package decoration crowd, tactility is an underused multi-sensory element that draws shoppers in, often with visual cues first, and then closes the deal with what may be the most personal of the all the senses — touch.
Indo-European thermoforming JV formed Plastics in Packaging A joint venture has been established between Indian firm Rajoo Engineers and Dutch company Meaf Machines in order to help meet the global demand for semi-flexible packaging. Meaf Machines provides sheet extrusion and thermoforming machinery across Europe. Rajoo, meanwhile, has been serving similar industries in India and overseas through its Rajoo-Wonderpack business.
Corporation Pop unveils new skincare brand and packaging Packaging Europe "The big players in skincare rely on large marketing budgets to sell their products, spending less on packaging with standard tubes, boxes and printing techniques. Flint plus Flint rely heavily on word of mouth so brand impact was essential. The packaging is premium, completely different to the majority of the competition with intricate detail such as metallic ink and die-cut design, ensuring real stand-out on shelf," said Dom Raban, managing director at Corporation Pop.
Green cleaning innovator Ecover gets packaging makeover Packaging Digest Ecover, a leader in the green cleaning arena, has redesigned its plant-based, recyclable cleaning product line to coincide with its 35th anniversary. The brightly-colored packaging is fun and inviting while the eco-friendly formula inside has been enhanced with fresh, naturally derived scents.
Dairy Crest to focus on delivering milk in plastic Plastics and Rubber Weekly The dairy giant, which owns the Country Life milk brand, said it had reviewed its residential delivery service and the closure was "necessary to protect the long term future" of the business. The Hanworth plant would continue to operate for two more years but the company had wanted to give the 200 workers at the facility "clarity over the dairy’s future," it added.
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