TAPPI From now until Dec. 21, each person that completes the TAPPI Industry Compensation Survey will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Participants that have previously completed the survey are also eligible to win.
The TAPPI Industry Compensation Survey is a benchmarking tool designed to give you access to question by question comparisons and dynamic reports for comparing your compensation, benefits and experience to that of your peers. In as little time as it takes to drink a cup of coffee, you can add your data to help make this the most comprehensive salary analysis in the industry. You must complete 80 percent or more of the survey to eligible for the drawing.READ MORE
Wired These days designers are looking for ways to make product packaging less wasteful and more specific to the product being sold. This tendency stems, in part, from a burgeoning sense of responsibility on the part of corporations to consider their environmental impact. It’s also good business; inventive, low-impact packaging can make brands more interesting and competitive.READ MORE
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PFFC The year 2015 has been a banner one for mergers and acquisitions in the plastics and packaging sectors and related segments. Global M&A has been driven to record heights this year, in part, as the return of the mega-deal boosted global deal values. Private equity firms have taken an active and leading role in reshaping areas of the packaging and plastics markets.READ MORE
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Packaging World Taking traditional hummus dip to a new level, Hummus Plus, LLC has introduced a dip-plus-chicken product that can serve as either a snack or a “mix-and-go” meal. Packaged in two custom containers with a napkin and spork, held together with a plus-shaped paperboard sleeve, Hummus Plus in five varieties is designed to provide the consumer with everything needed to enjoy a healthy, Mediterranean-inspired meal on the go.READ MORE
Packaging Digest In September, the United Nations adopted a final roadmap for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Broadly speaking, SDGs are targets for governments, communities and institutions to further international development. The 2030 agenda builds on the Millennium Development Goals set in 2000 and includes 17 goals touching on a variety of social, environmental and economic issues ranging from gender equality to accessible and affordable clean energy.READ MORE
Packaging Digest The new elevĀte brand of salads from Ready Pac Foods Inc., packs a punch with its clean ingredients list and creative packaging design. Launched in November, the eight salads in the product line are made with “superfoods” like chia seeds, goji berries, walnuts, kale, broccoli, almonds and blueberries. The recipes also incorporate ingredients that are organic and non-GMO (genetically modified organisms).READ MORE
Food Bev PMMI, the producer and owner of Pack Expo, recently released a Global Packaging Trends report identifying the top three trends affecting global packaging, namely greater consumer awareness of health and wellness, stronger influence of recycling and environmental issues, and increasing disposable income and purchasing power.READ MORE
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.
Packaging World Unilever buttery spread brand Country Crock has been refreshed with new and simpler ingredients and with packaging that provides greater consumer convenience and bolsters the product’s “Real Country Fresh Taste from Real Ingredients” proposition. Introduced in summer 2015, the new recipes for Original, Churn Style, and Light Country Crock varieties are made with no artificial preservatives or flavors, and contain 0g trans fat per serving.READ MORE
Packaging Business Review British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International have geared up to fight together against the U.K. government in the court over plain packaging for cigarettes. In their lawsuits filed in May this year, BAT and PMI claimed that the new regulation directly impacts their trademarks and infringes World Trade Organization rules with respect to international trade.READ MORE
Recycling Today Midland, Michigan-based Dow Chemical Co.’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business has collaborated with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Accredo Packaging, Sugar Land, Texas, to produce Seventh Generation’s first recyclable dishwasher pods packaging. The new packaging features SPC’s How2Recycle Label, which is a project of Charlottesville, Virginia-based GreenBlue’s SPC that was developed to provide clear and concise on-package recyclability information and to keep recoverable materials out of landfills. The brand joins more than 40 How2Recycle member companies using the label on packaging.READ MORE
Fast Casual Tropical Smoothie Café is creating packaging materials to reflect its new brand image, according to a company press release. The chain has partnered with starrdesign, to redesign its Styrofoam and reusable cups, sandwich wrapper, lunch box and to-go bags. The chain has undergone a rebranding effort over the past year to better connect with consumers on an emotional and intellectual level. READ MORE
PFFC There are two main reasons why gross domestic product might not be a good benchmark for your company’s volume growth. This is the time of year when many companies put together their plans for next year (which makes it a good time to bring in an economist to talk to your leadership team).READ MORE
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