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The world loves pouches; demand to reach $37.3 billion
Plastics Today
Are pouches here to stay? Sure looks like it. Global demand for pouches is projected to rise 6.2 percent annually to $37.3 billion in 2018, according to The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. Growth will be driven by consumer and producer preferences for stand-up pouches over more traditional rigid packaging. The adoption of pouches with higher value features in developed markets - such as the U.S., Canada, Western Europe, and Japan - will support gains in dollar terms. Faster growth is expected in China and other developing nations, where rising personal incomes coupled with expanding production of packaged goods will promote higher demand for pouches.
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Is this breakthrough molding technology the future of bottle production?
Packaging Digest
Sipa launches new PET system to produce "extremely" light preforms that are up to 10 percent lighter than even the lightest preform produced by conventional injection molding — but without losing any key properties. PET packaging technology producer Sipa says it has unveiled the latest step towards the bottle production plant of the future.
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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.
 


New liquid colorants for PET packaging released
Plastics News
PolyOne Corp. has launched a line of new liquid colorants for PET packaging in personal care and cosmetic products. The new colors "mimic the darkness of deep space and interstellar hues, helping brand owners to create a sense of cosmic mystery and stylish sophistication," officials with Avon Lake, Ohio-based PolyOne said in a news release. The firm introduced the colors at the recent Pack Expo event in Chicago.
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Inventive pouch is a springboard for source reduction, reuse and growth
Packaging Digest
The first-of-its-kind, Squeasy Pouch is a launch pad for EcoSierra’s line of bottled cleaning products and doubles as a springboard to other packaging-driven product innovations. When start-up company EcoSierra enlisted MaxPax LLC as its contract packager, it got much more than outsourced production for its cleaning products. As part of its newfound relationship, EcoSierra was soon presented with a patent-pending invention for a new kind of pouch that the brand owner quickly embraced: The Squeasy Pouch.
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Merger to create major player in bioplastics film
Plastics News
A proposed merger between two Australian bioplastics companies will create a publicly listed entity with annual sales of almost $25 million dollars. Melbourne-based, publicly listed Cardia Bioplastics Ltd. and Melbourne-based privately held Stellar Films Group Pty. Ltd. have reached an agreement to merge, subject to shareholder and regulatory approval. Cardia managing director Frank Glatz, in a phone interview with Plastics News from Singapore, said merging the companies makes sense because they have worked together for about five years and are both pioneering sustainable plastic packaging products, particularly for the personal hygiene products market.
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Supermarket sweep: Intriguing innovations in packaging
Packaging News
Walking around your local supermarket aisle should give you a clear indication that many brands need to up their game when it comes to catching the modern shopper’s eye. In a marketplace saturated with products that are bold, bright and beautiful, standing out is now more vital than ever. So what can you do to ensure your product draws the most attention on shelf? Being unexpected and disruptive is about adding that extra factor of emotional engagement that stops customers and makes them not only look twice, but think and appreciate the additional thought that has gone into your packaging.
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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.
 


The need for low migration packaging ... and compliance
Packaging World
Low migration packaging has become an important issue for brands seeking packaging that satisfies the need for food safety as well as environmental health and safety. The term "low migration" refers to packaging whose constituent ingredients — such as printing inks, coatings and adhesives inks — exhibit very low odor, off-flavor and migration levels, so that they won’t have a negative effect on the safety of the product inside the package.
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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
 


Instant Knockout's Molded Plastic packaging is a hit
Brand Packaging
When a new product enters an already crowded field — like the weight-loss supplements marketplace — standing out from that crowd is critical to success. Robert Parker, owner of Roar Ambition, recognized that when he developed his new weight-loss product targeted towards men. Roar Ambition already had an existing product in the male supplement market, and Parker knew that there was a demand in the market for a unique fat burner, but he also knew it would have to grab attention.
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Survey focuses on attitudes regarding consumer waste
Packaging Digest
If you're paying for something you want to make sure you get use of all it — right? No one wants to throw away any leftover product left in the packaging. And as proof that consumers hate waste, LiquiGlide (the company that is working to change the way liquids move within packaging) has released survey results that clearly demonstrate consumers' intense dislike of product waste and the extreme measures many of them take to get the last few drops of everything.
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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. 
 


12 creative packaging designs to loosen your purse strings
RocketNews 24
What makes or breaks your decision to purchase something new and unfamiliar? For some shoppers it may be the peculiarity of a product that loosens their purse strings. Others may be won over by the low price or high quality of an item. And then there are those who have a weak spot for clever packaging. Of course, price and quality matter, but the packaging of a product plays a significant role too despite the sad fact that it usually ends up in the trash soon after the product has been taken home. If you’re fond of interesting, creative, unique packaging designs, take a peek at this little collection!
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Eliminating the pinholing effect
Flexible packaging
Brand owners and designers are constantly pushing the limits of printing technology — looking for ways to make packages stand out on the shelf and catch the eye of the consumer. The market for consumer products is more competitive than ever, so any advantage can be the difference between success and failure. While there are many factors that play into print quality, flexographic printing today is benefiting from technological advances that improve ink transfer and help to eliminate many common problems.
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Clondalkin launches unique coding on shrink sleeves
Packaging Europe
Using an innovative printing technique the code is printed on the inner surface of the shrink sleeve, and only revealed when the sleeve is peeled back. This unique coding solution from Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury is the ideal solution for running product competitions and is already used very successfully on its pre-cut lids. Each shrink sleeve features its own individual code which can be made up of a series of numbers and characters, depending on the customer's requirements.
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In-mold labels use digital watermarking for authentication
Packaging Digest
A new opportunity in using digital watermarks for in-mold labels for cosmetic and personal care packaging results from an alliance between packaging vendors SussexIM and Inkworks that provides a permanent mark for brand protection. The alliance centers on a new way of bringing brand protection via authentication using a durable format that’s as much a part of the product and package as the polymer: Digital watermarking for in-mold labels using engineered resins such as ABS.
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Less corrugated to landfill as wax coating usage drops
Packaging World
A new study from the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) shows that the corrugated industry continues to dramatically decrease its use of wax coatings. In 2013, the industry used 39 percent less wax than in 2002, when wax usage was first measured. The reduction brings the total waxed corrugated volume to just below 3 percent of total corrugated volume produced in 2013, compared to 5 percent of total volume in 2002.
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5 common missteps in consumer tech packaging
Brand Packaging
In general, the consumer tech industry is run by engineering types. Mechanical engineers team up with industrial designers and work together within the constraints of manufacturers, budgets, schedules and, often, sales opportunities. At the end, the goal is to design the products that you pick up at your local Best Buy. Just to complicate things even more, more times than not you’ll find that the sales people at a lot of these companies are the marketing folks as well.
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Aussie vitamin container seals place at World Packaging Design awards
Food, Beverage & Supplement Development
Australian natural health major Blackmores won three categories at the Australian Packaging Design awards for their bulk pack design. The winning packaging took seven years to develop, refine, test and bring to market. It is an environmentally considerate polypropylene container that replicates the amber glass bottles that are strongly associated with the Blackmores brand.
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Importance of e-commerce packaging explained
Packaging World
In the lead-up to the holidays, AMERIPEN, the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, has published a new brochure, Packaging: At the Forefront of E-Commerce Growth & Sustainability. The brochure was produced to explain the roles of e-commerce packaging; strategies that packaging manufacturers, product marketers, and retailers use to minimize product damage; and ways in which the packaging industry continues to find solutions that do more with less.
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TMI Is the future of branding
Fast Company
From coffee packaging that reveals the village where your beans come from, to Patagonia explaining the supply chain of its down, to Chipotle's site, which shows you the company's pigs, to Whole Foods labeling the country of origin on foods across its stores, to Portlandia’s amazing take-down of the happy chicken farms behind seasonal/local cuisine, TMI is in. Thomas Ordahl, Landor's chief strategy officer, shares how and why TMI is the next big thing in branding.
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4 leading plant-based packages
Packaging Digest
Over the course of the past few years, there have been great strides from the packaging and food industries to reduce the amount of food packaging materials. In 2014 alone we have seen a slew of bio-based packages to hit the market. And it looks like the Green packaging market is going to continue to grow.
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