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This innovative RTD hot gourmet coffee relies on a systems approach to make it work using a “hot fridge” HotBox and insulated aluminum cans.

 


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Best Foods/Unilever revamps the packaging of Hellmann’s mayo and other products to improve consumer convenience.


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This duo of new label substrates addresses specific beverage packaging needs, one for p-s labels compatible with PET bottle recycling and the other for a metallized paper that increases the visual appeal of beer bottles.


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Optimized vial trays, a new kind of blister that’s relockable, an easier-tear film, a dosing tap, an optimized MAP package and an improved retail-ready case appear in this 6-item Slideshow Gallery that provides a snapshot look


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What do diverse consumer packaged goods companies Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Kraft Foods, L’Oreal, P&G and SC Johnson have in common?


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This week at Pack Expo East, David Macfie of Cimquest provided an overview and update of 3D printing technology, citing companies including The Dial Corp. and Silgan Plastics that were using it for packaging.


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Zero waste is the new black. Is it really possible, and is all waste bad? Eco-Insights blogger Robert Lilienfeld busts the myth.

 

An inclusive and prosperous future without waste is just ahead!


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This ingenious add-on to a vial neck simplifies eye-drop application by helping position the dropper right over the user’s eye; it also assists bottle opening.

 


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A patent filing published last week by SC Johnson offers a holistic approach to packaging design cues that coordinates related visual and textual cues across multiple, but complimentary products as an effective on-package cons


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Digital cutting technology to replace standard die cutting is another option that packaging material converters can employ to provide brand owners with cartons that possess strong on-shelf presence.

 


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The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, has filed a patent on a better, more sustainable way to save film and package costs other than to reduce film caliper.


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The Federal Label Modernization Act (FLMA), set to be finalized by early 2016, is driven by consumers’ desire for clearer, more informative labeling on packaging.


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The inventive InformaGrip adds comfort, value and product differentiation for industrial products like paint cans and other packaging in markets including food and pharmaceuticals.

 


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A dynamic duo exemplify the latest innovations in rigid packaging, one a newly developed beverage carton (left) that uses certified renewable polyethylene for increased sustainability, the other a value-added shelf-ready packa


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Minimal ingredients and processing in making “real food for babies” combines with consumer-driven packaging that hits on all brand points naturally.

 


This innovative RTD hot gourmet coffee relies on a systems approach to make it work using a “hot fridge” HotBox and insulated aluminum cans.

 

There have been several ups (HeaterMeals and HeatGenie) and downs (Wolfgang Puck Self-...


Best Foods/Unilever revamps the packaging of Hellmann’s mayo and other products to improve consumer convenience. Vendors are disclosed for the new custom-molded PET squeeze bottle that combines with the distinctive dispensing closure to help...


This duo of new label substrates addresses specific beverage packaging needs, one for p-s labels compatible with PET bottle recycling and the other for a metallized paper that increases the visual appeal of beer bottles. Both combine form and...


Optimized vial trays, a new kind of blister that’s relockable, an easier-tear film, a dosing tap, an optimized MAP package and an improved retail-ready case appear in this 6-item Slideshow Gallery that provides a snapshot look at a late wintertime...


What do diverse consumer packaged goods companies Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Kraft Foods, L’Oreal, P&G and SC Johnson have in common? They’ve all had patents published recently for packaging inventions ranging from a food cup containing a frangible...


This week at Pack Expo East, David Macfie of Cimquest provided an overview and update of 3D printing technology, citing companies including The Dial Corp. and Silgan Plastics that were using it for packaging.

“By noon today, everyone in this...


Zero waste is the new black. Is it really possible, and is all waste bad? Eco-Insights blogger Robert Lilienfeld busts the myth.

 

An inclusive and prosperous future without waste is just ahead!

That’s what the...


This ingenious add-on to a vial neck simplifies eye-drop application by helping position the dropper right over the user’s eye; it also assists bottle opening.

 

I always keep my eyes open for packaging innovation. A news release that...


A patent filing published last week by SC Johnson offers a holistic approach to packaging design cues that coordinates related visual and textual cues across multiple, but complimentary products as an effective on-package consumer education method...


Digital cutting technology to replace standard die cutting is another option that packaging material converters can employ to provide brand owners with cartons that possess strong on-shelf presence.

 

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The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, has filed a patent on a better, more sustainable way to save film and package costs other than to reduce film caliper. The key is to use a foamed film made in part or whole with renewable, recyclable and/...


The Federal Label Modernization Act (FLMA), set to be finalized by early 2016, is driven by consumers’ desire for clearer, more informative labeling on packaging. One expert, who urges brand owners to proactively think beyond the label and beyond...


The inventive InformaGrip adds comfort, value and product differentiation for industrial products like paint cans and other packaging in markets including food and pharmaceuticals.

 

Industrial designer and Preddis LLC founder Michael...


A dynamic duo exemplify the latest innovations in rigid packaging, one a newly developed beverage carton (left) that uses certified renewable polyethylene for increased sustainability, the other a value-added shelf-ready package format (right)...


Minimal ingredients and processing in making “real food for babies” combines with consumer-driven packaging that hits on all brand points naturally.

 

When Beech-Nut decided to remake its baby food, it went all in, breaking out of the...


We’re passionate about continuous improvement… always striving for highly creative and intelligent use of automation in our packaging systems.

By creating, controlling, and analyzing motion in ways not seen before, we produce simple and...


The Bilcare Solutions Division is a leading, global producer of a vast array of rigid films. We are part of the Bilcare Group, a global pharma packaging company with strong focus on research and innovations.

Our objective is to serve our...


We’re building a world where businesses are leaders for environmental stewardship and products are designed from the start with sustainability in mind.

Our work is business-facing: we focus on design and production, rather than consumption....


We specialize in high-volume, precision injection molding for the medical, consumer packaging and high-end industrial markets. With our proprietary engineering processes and extensive manufacturing capabilities, there are no limits to what we can...


Luminite Products is the manufacturer of digital direct laser engraved and non-engraved flexographic print sleeves, cylinders and plates.  Our patented product, Load-N-Lok, is an "air sleeve" that does not require an air mandrel.  Our products are...


A better idea. A better solution. We want to find a better way.

We believe packaging represents the relationship between people and the products they use. Perimeter was started because we want to improve everyday life through better...


At Piedmont National, our solid values and unwavering commitment to our customers have created lasting relationships for over a half century. Our formula is simple- we stay true to our values of integrity, consistency and common sense. Piedmont...


Ideas move faster. Inspiration flows from one process to the next. Teams are aligned and working toward one goal. The result is better products made faster than ever before.

R&D/Leverage® provides Structural Brand Development and Mold...

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At the heart of our business is a team of talented experts driven by one passion—to exceed our customers’ expectations in everything we do. And, from our state-of-the-art technology, to our many years of experience, to the quality of the partners...