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Kate Bertrand Connolly

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Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced that it’s switching the carriers on its multipacks from shrink wrap to paperboard to reduce packaging waste. CCEP estimates this change in its beverage packaging will remove about 4,000 metric tons of single-use plastic...

Companies that sell medical devices face far more stringent packaging requirements than the average consumer packaged goods (CPG) brand owner. To meet the needs of medical device manufacturers, family-owned Dordan Manufacturing Inc. has expanded its thermoforming plant...

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America is modernizing the look of Lay’s potato chips with a new packaging design—the brands’ first pack redesign in 12 years. The new look debuted in September 2019, rolling out first in the United States and China. Other countries will follow...

The crusade to reduce plastic in beverage and food packaging continues, with PepsiCo Inc. announcing this month (September 2019) that it aims to reduce use of virgin plastic by 35%—essentially eliminating 2.5 million metric tons of cumulative virgin plastic—by 2025....

When biopharmaceutical company Bilthoven Biologicals (BBio) in the Netherlands recently implemented a label management system (LMS), its pharmaceutical packaging operation reaped myriad benefits, including lower labeling costs; reduced downtime; and streamlined IT...

The context in which a package is used should always be a consideration in packaging design—and never more so than when the product in question is designed for emergency medical care in an ambulance or other prehospital setting.

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Today’s shopper expects multiple choices—in products and in type of packaging. That’s one of the reasons a brand’s number of stock-keeping units is...

Six trends are shaping the future of global pharmaceutical packaging, according to research and analysis from researchers at Pharmapack Europe. Their results, summarized below, are contained in “The Golden Age of Innovation Is Beginning: Drug Delivery and Packaging...

Printing labels with high-quality graphics plus real-time variable data, such as barcodes, is challenging—particularly for pharmaceutical packaging applications, in which serialized data is essential for track and trace. The new Autonomy IV on-demand digital printer is...

The more expensive the product, the more critical fill accuracy is to safeguard profits. Pharmaceutical manufacturers and other packagers that fill very small containers have a new inspection option. The C35 VC Checkweighing System provides extremely accurate weighing...

Outstanding packaging design—or, more properly, “redesign”—is the focus for the Nielsen Design Impact Awards. The annual worldwide competition attracts entries from brand owners and designers that have redesigned packages for food, beverage, personal care products and...

Multilayer food packaging can be sustainable packaging—if chemistry, rather than mechanical processes, is used for recycling. That is the finding of a European pilot project that used chemical recycling to break down plastic waste for conversion into a two-layer film...

The Absolut Co., owner of the Malibu rum brand, is using smart packaging to create a closer connection with consumers. The company recently announced the launch of 300,000 “connected” Malibu bottles in the United States.

This limited-edition packaging design...

The recently launched FlexClean air-rinsing machine offers healthcare and cosmetics packagers a flexible option for cleaning bottles prior to filling with liquid products. The unit “rinses” bottles by blowing out unwanted particles.

Because the machine from...

A handful of medical packages, each outstanding in its own way, have won AmeriStar Awards this year: the Orthofix Medical Tray, Target Simply Balanced Vitamins packaging, Klearfold Keeper CR, theDuallok child-resistant packaging systemand GlaxoSmithKline’s Allergy...