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Kate Bertrand Connolly

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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...

It is AmeriStar Award season once again, and the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) has announced the competition’s 2019 winners. A panel of 12 judges (including our own Executive Editor Lisa McTigue Pierce) evaluated more than 50 packages entered into 17...

A needle-securing label on medical packaging from B. Braun Medical Inc. is protecting healthcare workers and patients from needlestick injuries. The Needle-Trap label system, developed by Schreiner MediPharm, is used on B. Braun’s Heparin Sodium Injection USP prefilled...

The Hershey Co. is using food packaging to encourage chocolate lovers to share their candy bars, with the launch of the limited-edition Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Emoji Bar. The product’s packaging design features oversized emojis, and the chocolate bars are stamped with...

Deviation Distilling is elevating beverage packaging with digitally printed labels that are applied to the back of its gin bottles but are visible from the front of the bottle. In this striking packaging design, consumers look through the product inside the bottle to...

Pharmaceutical brand owners and the contract packagers that serve them are driving advancements in blister-packaging equipment that include faster changeover, compatibility with multiple blister formats and ease of operation.

Packaging Digest learned...

With the airing of the final episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” quickly approaching, Mondelēz International has created limited-edition “Game of Thrones” packaging for Oreo cookies. The packaging design, which launched in early April, is in national distribution and...

Three U.S. regulatory agencies agree. We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an...

The packaging design for Shatto Milk Flavorizers plays on the brand’s down-home personality while supporting its commitment to sustainability. The package, a cube-shaped metal tin, features vivacious colors and humorous narratives about the brand and its beloved cows....

Sports figures and packaging go together like Michael Jordan and Wheaties. Now e-sports celebrities are also popping up on packaging for mass-market brands: Red Bull has launched a limited-edition can celebrating 27-year-old videogaming superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins...