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Consumers confused by lookalike own-brand packaging, survey shows
Design Week
Many consumers cannot tell the difference between own-brand and branded products when the two have similar packaging, a new survey shows. The Which? research, based on answers from 7,855 Which? members, found that a quarter of those surveyed have difficulty differentiating between the two in supermarkets and shops, accidentally buying own-labels as a result.
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15 innovative food and drink packaging designs
Mashable
If you don't think about what kind of box your spaghetti comes in, you should think again. The imaginative power of designers who have invested their talent in the field of brand packaging spans continents and cuisines. Even better, they're committing to a cause we can all support: Eating food that looks pretty.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  GO PITLESS: X12 CONVEYOR SYSTEMS

The X12 Lift Conveyor (patent pending) is A.G. Stacker’s flagship series of hydraulic lift tables. 12" to top of mesh & NO PIT REQUIRED for installation. The standard is 72" long, unlike other lift conveyors on the market, which are only 60" long. This revolutionary system is able to handle virtually any integrated stacker application with capacities up to 3,000 lbs.
 


How to capitalize on personal care packaging design for boomers
Packaging Digest
Containers of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel need a font size boost, says this retired supply chain professional. She asks, "Is it my eyesight?" Yes, hers and 76.4 million other baby boomers. So why hasn’t any consumer packaged goods (CPG) company have yet to come to the rescue of those with diminishing eyesight. As a logistics/supply chain professional, Mona Reiser, has been a member of many a marketing product launch teams who tended to all be in their 20s and 30s and would certainly not have thought of the impact of age-related eyesight and readability to packaging and print designs. Time and focus was spent on design, color, print, case packaging, legality of claim — and the list went on.
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7 tips to creating successful packaging
Business 2 Community
There’s a science behind great packaging, and factors like design, materials, construction, and functionality all work together in a precise formula. Now ask yourself, does your formula equate to a lasting impression? You only have six seconds to grab a customer’s attention, so make them count.
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Thinking outside the box: Unwrapping a massive packaging problem
The Guardian
As the holiday season approaches, more and more purchases are happening online. Online purchases are projected to grow 20.1 percent to hit $1.5 trillion in 2014, according to eMarketer. As a result, mail packing is a burgeoning sustainability concern. Aside from the plastic and cardboard wrapping the products come in, there are the boxes, the labeling and the paper wrapping or foam packing meant to protect what is nestled inside. It’s not unusual to end up with far more packaging than stuff, and the sheer amount of waste that results is staggering.
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Packaging developers sorry to see breakthrough bottle go
Packaging Digest
A number of packaging professionals involved in the development and implementation of the now-defunct Hungry Jack microwavable syrup bottle responded to the Packaging Digest article about the brand's Facebook fans lamenting its loss. Brand owner J.M. Smucker Co. replaced the squat container with a taller, non-microwavable bottle in early 2014, and had this to say.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  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.
 


Pearlfisher New York redesigns Ben & Jerry's portfolio
Packaging Europe
Ben & Jerry's is an undisputed icon in the ice cream category, known for their whimsical flavor combinations and their social and environmental consciousness. Pearlfisher's challenge was a global redesign to revamp the Ben & Jerry's packaging portfolio, elevating the premium quality of the product depiction and refining the architecture without abandoning the principles that are at the heart of the brand. Pearlfisher's new design has created an elevated offer for the brand, allowing it to continue its iconic growth on a global scale with increased clarity.
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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
 


Recycling Styrofoam into rigid plastic
Nanowerk News
Mexican entrepreneurs designed the first national machine capable of recycling Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) and transform it into a raw material used in the manufacture of transparent hard plastic. The origin of this development emerged as an ecological response to the garbage problem in the country, currently in Mexico 60 thousand tons of Styrofoam are produced annually, that is why recycling this material represents a very affordable source of inputs.
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8 surprising packaging innovations from Pack Expo
Packaging Digest
Take a visual tour of eight packaging innovation "goodies" from Pack Expo that include a new TE trayed meal debuting at 7-Eleven, a small snack pack that folds out for serving, 3-D printed and mated jars that screw apart, a bottle so slippery that it seems to defy physics, a dosing flexpack that accurately meters product and a MAP pack for bread.
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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. 
 


General Mills files patent for cost-efficient flexible dough pack
Industrial Baking & Snacks
General Mills has developed a flexible package for chemically-leavened refrigerated dough that it claims is considerably cheaper than market options and ensures better baking quality. General Mills said typical refrigerated dough packs on the market relied on dough expansion to internally seal the container and were designed with wound cardboard and two metal end closures. But this pack design, it said, proved costly and led to fast dough expansion when opened which impacted baking quality.
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Zip-Pak: Resealable flexible packaging innovations
Packaging World
Zip-Pak's two new resealable flexible packaging innovations include PresSure Lok – which provides improved consumer convenience for liquid products such as shampoo, detergent, beverages and condiments, and Fragrance-Zip – which offers a unique zipper closure solution designed to emit a customized aroma upon initial and subsequent openings of a flexible resealable package.
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New Bioplastics more flexible and with low migration suitable for food and textile sector
Packaging Europe
This new generation of bioplastics is a modification of polylactic acid (PLA), so it has a lower environmental impact than current used materials. High compatibility with polymer additives has been employed in its formulation. Processing in extrusion and injection molding with conventional equipments has been improved in order to achieve properties and characteristics required for every product.
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Eye-popping news for sustainable, 3-D paper packaging
Packaging World
A new paper-based material — and technology — made its North American debut at PACK EXPO 2014 that opens new application possibilities for those seeking to replace plastic packaging with a high-density paper product called FibreForm, from Sweden’s BillerudKorsnäs. Derived from FSC-certified managed forests, the material is recyclable, renewable and biodegradable, explained Gary Robinson,business development manager for North and South America.
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Food packaging for the safer kitchen
Nation's Restaurant News
With proper risk prevention practices, including the use of food packaging that makes kitchen tasks safer to perform, restaurant operators can minimize such injuries and keep workers on the job. Improved safety is one of the beneficial results when operators switch from No. 10 cans, pails and buckets to flexible pouches for soups, sauces and condiments. For example, take Cryovac Flavour Mark shelf-stable aseptic and retort pouch packaging. As anyone who has slashed a finger on the sharp rim of a can or found a metal shard from the can opener in a plate of food knows, there is a compelling safety rationale for using flexible pouches rather than cans.
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What's the secret to innovation?
Packaging World
Blake Hutzley, knows too well what it takes to come-up with innovation in a tough product category, who spent most of the last four decades at Kellogg Co., as well as other leading brands including Keebler, Frito-Lay, Lance, Continental Baking and others. “The innovation process can apply to almost any industry,” Hutzley said in a Pack Expo 2014 presentation. There are many innovation processes, he said, naming some — Stage Gate, Creative Problem Solving, Product Development and Performance Measurement Data System — but they generally follow a common path of steps of ideation, validation, prototypes, testing and more.
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Celebrating a century of achievement
TAPPI
In 2015, TAPPI will celebrate its 100-year anniversary. This remarkable milestone represents an excellent opportunity to commemorate the past, present and future successes of our industry and the people and companies who achieved them. The TAPPI PLACE Division will be participating in the program with a one day track and would like to invite you to be a part of this exciting event by submitting an abstract. For more information on the event and suggested topics for the PLACE program, please visit www.tappi.org/tappiplace.
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Brand owners want sustainable packaging: 2 key lessons for environmental leaders
TriplePundit
Recycling is intrinsically linked to sustainability. We will always produce material things in some form, and it will serve us best in the long run if we can put those materials back into productive use. Recycling is an essential component for minimizing our dependence on natural resources, and it contributes to advancements in market development and green technologies.
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Overcap designs that address unmet needs for industrial packaging
Packaging Digest
Here's a sneak peek at two as-yet-unpublished utility patents that address unmet needs in industrial product packaging through overcap designs that add utility and value for spray cans, paint cans and related containers. Michael Worden, a forward-thinking industrial designer and founder of Preddis LLC, shares some documentation and his thoughts in advance of the patent filings being published by the U.S. Patent Office.
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