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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.
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.
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-...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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.
Tactile coating delivers multisensory packaging for beer label
Tactile coating delivers multisensory packaging for beer label
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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 ...
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...
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.
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.