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Small pouches drive growth in India along with waste worries
Small pouches drive growth in India along with waste worries
Affordable pouch-sized plastic packaging is emerging as a key driver of growth for India's packaging sector, but some in the industry are warning that a lack of recycling infrastructure could stand in the way.
Johnnie Walker debuts female logo to make scotch less 'intimidating' for women
Johnnie Walker debuts female logo to make scotch less 'intimidating' for women
Johnnie Walker is introducing a female version of its logo, replacing the traditional top-hatted Johnnie Walker with Jane Walker. Parent company Diageo hopes this move will make the scotch more accessible to women consumers.
Sabra brings a fresh look to the table
Sabra brings a fresh look to the table
Hummus category leader redesigns the packaging graphics for its dip containers to emphasize the brand's plant-based ingredients, while making its 50 SKUs easier to shop on shelf.
6 rules for creating iconic packaging
6 rules for creating iconic packaging
Charles G. Biondo writes: When I started The Biondo Group in the 1960s, the prevailing sentiment was to reject elitism and materialism in favor of conservative consumption. Name brands were pure, and product lines were focused.
Diet Coke refresh blends iconic past with bold future
Diet Coke refresh blends iconic past with bold future
New graphics, flavors and can shape give Diet Coke a modern look for a future generation of fans, while retaining those elements that has made the brand a favorite for 35 years.
Roll-2-Roll Technologies touts retrofits
Roll-2-Roll Technologies touts retrofits
Roll-2-Roll Technologies says customers can upgrade existing guiding systems at a at a fraction of the total cost of replacing web guide by installing retrofit kit. This can help when pneumo-hydraulic units produce noise and hydraulic leaks, leading to...
AR most valuable for short-term packaging promotions
AR most valuable for short-term packaging promotions
Augmented reality (AR), which blends the real and virtual world together, has emerged as one of the most exciting technologies in the intelligent packaging space for several food and drink brands. However, despite the initial novelty of AR packaging, i...
The World Cup of packaging
The World Cup of packaging
As the world anticipates the football World Cup in Russia, brand owners prepare to monetize consumer engagement with promotional product runs, keeping packaging design teams busy. Packaging Europe surveyed packaging from five continents, some examples ...
Design for the changing environment
Design for the changing environment
As the strain on the earth's resources continues to increase, it is crucial that we become solution focused and continue to find ways to utilize the renewable materials that more and more consumers are demanding.
Food packaging preview: Insulated e-commerce container optimized for meal kits
Food packaging preview: Insulated e-commerce container optimized for meal kits
A do-it-all e-commerce shipping container in development for chilled meal kit delivery meets food safety and sustainability/reusability issues while delivering an engaging unboxing experience for consumers.
Flexible friends: How automation is bolstering flexible packaging growth
Flexible friends: How automation is bolstering flexible packaging growth
Flexibles are elbowing rigid packaging off the shelf. Paul Wilkinson, commercial & information systems manager at Pacepacker Services, explores the growth in films for food, the challenges, and the many ways in which robotics and intelligent automation...
Snacking's appetite grows to take a bigger bite of US food consumption
Snacking's appetite grows to take a bigger bite of US food consumption
The category has expanded beyond pretzels, chips, popcorn and candy that once defined the space to include more options that meet consumer needs like convenience and better-for-you products.
Packaging as storyteller
Packaging as storyteller
Joe McDonnell is the Founder and CEO of For Life Products, a line of home restoration products widely available at retail. He shares his key thoughts on package design.
Bemis: Recyclable stand-up pouch packaging
Bemis: Recyclable stand-up pouch packaging
Bemis Co., Inc. launches Encore ultra-clear recyclable PE film that combines readily recyclable material with shelf-appealing transparency. Film offers benefits of low haze, good stiffness, and high gloss and is suitable for use in manufacturing stand-...
The importance of research in packaging design
The importance of research in packaging design
As a forward-thinking company with your eyes set on growth, you're likely assessing every factor that drives your revenue and bottom line.
Maty's pharmaceutical packaging radiates 'home remedy'
Maty's pharmaceutical packaging radiates 'home remedy'
This cold-and-flu season, a new packaging design for Maty's natural and organic remedies, featuring full-body labeling and food-centric graphics, is turning shoppers' heads.
Kansas City Chiefs 'go nuts' over compostable peanut bag
Kansas City Chiefs 'go nuts' over compostable peanut bag
The Kansas City Chiefs football team is going the extra yard by scoring a major victory for the environment. Thanks to a collaboration between BASF, Aramark, and Hampton Farms, BASF reports that Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO, has become the firs...
Paw-friendly ice melt gets beefed-up package
Paw-friendly ice melt gets beefed-up package
When Morton Salt introduced its Safe-T-Pet salt- and chloride-free ice melt product, the goal was to protect pets' paws from the skin burns that can result from the salt used to de-ice winter streets and sidewalks.
Coca-Cola vows to collect, recycle its packaging by 2030
Coca-Cola vows to collect, recycle its packaging by 2030
Coca-Cola announced recently a goal to collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of the packaging it sells globally by 2030. The goal is part of a company-wide initiative called "World Without Waste." The company said while it would be impossible to g...
Hybrid paperboard-plastic packaging optimized for recycling
Hybrid paperboard-plastic packaging optimized for recycling
Mixed material packaging is generally recycling-unfriendly and the collection of such materials when it involves plastics is often left to "upcyclers" like TerraCycle or waste-to-fuel companies if it can be diverted from landfills at all.
3 steps brands can take in the wake of the China recyclables ban
3 steps brands can take in the wake of the China recyclables ban
This is a time of uncertainty for recycling in the U.S. But consumer packaged goods companies and brands can seize this opportunity to revitalize recycling in the U.S. and make lemonade out of lemons. When China announced in July that it would no longe...
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging introduces recycled shrink sleeve
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging introduces recycled shrink sleeve
Packaging products and services provider Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury, formerly Chadwicks, has launched recycled shrink sleeve material.
The critical role packaging design testing plays in product development
The critical role packaging design testing plays in product development
Our digital world makes it easier than ever for marketers to adjust and optimize campaigns in nearly real-time. Brands today can test, optimize and personalize marketing like never-before on an ongoing-basis.
Molding with nylon: Tips and tricks
Molding with nylon: Tips and tricks
One of the trickiest materials to mold with is nylon. The material itself has great molded-in properties, such as strength and, when used properly, visual aesthetics. Using the material itself, however can sometimes require a strong processing approach...
Lay's Potato Chip bags use smile power to help kids in need
Lay's Potato Chip bags use smile power to help kids in need
PepsiCo�s Frito-Lay division is putting smiles on bags of Lay�s Potato Chips as part of its limited-time �Smile with Lay�s� campaign.
Integrating safety into prefilled syringes
Integrating safety into prefilled syringes
A pharmaceutical company marketing an anticoagulant product has reached an agreement with Biocorp to integrate the NewGuard safety device into its prefilled syringes, Biocorp reports in a news release.
Tactile coating delivers multisensory packaging for beer label
Tactile coating delivers multisensory packaging for beer label
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Pouch doubles as bowl with spoon in packaging
Pouch doubles as bowl with spoon in packaging
Whirlybird Granola has launched a 2-oz. pouch for busy on-the-go consumers. Included is a collapsible spoon that invites consumers to use the package as a bowl.
Dow 'breakthrough' in solvent-base adhesive for packaging
Dow 'breakthrough' in solvent-base adhesive for packaging
Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics has developed Adcote HP solvent-borne adhesives to add to its portfolio of Adcote adhesives and coatings. The laminating adhesive targets converters manufacturing applications such as snacks, ready-meals and stand-up ...
Packaging matters: Consumer expectations drive global trends
Packaging matters: Consumer expectations drive global trends
A customer walks down the aisle. Something green catches her eye on the third shelf. At that moment, the package becomes a sensory touchpoint in the path to purchase. The customer may not consciously realize the power of that package, but before the pr...
5 tips on how to write a purposeful packaging design brief
5 tips on how to write a purposeful packaging design brief
When it comes to product packaging design, one critical step is creating and writing up the creative brief. During this vital stage, you'll have the opportunity to plan all the ins and outs of your packaging design which will, in turn, become the found...
Bio-based coatings, films under development
Bio-based coatings, films under development
Valencia, Spain-based non-profit AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, has announced it is coordinating REFUCOAT, a European project whose main objective is to develop more sustainable food packaging materials. The project will develop barrier coati...
The 6 C's of roll-to-roll coating systems
The 6 C's of roll-to-roll coating systems
In all roll-to-roll coating systems, there are what I call the six C's: continuous, compounding, coating, curing, converting and control. The six areas of concentration help understand what can form or fail a fluid coated product. Let's define each a ...