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Rick Lingle

Rick Lingle is senior technical editor of Packaging Digest. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.

Articles

Coda Signature’s edibles draw inspiration from classical music and classic chocolate to convey luxury similar to traditional high-end brands like Godiva and Lindt.

 

What distinguishes Coda Signature’s luxury chocolates from other high-end offerings is that...

To combat the spread of COVID-19, breweries, distillers, and others changeover to package sanitizers to supplement inadequate supplies.

 

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting most aspects of life as numerous things we may have taken for granted pre-COVID-...

CVP Everest system auto-boxes 1,100 custom-fit packages per hour, reduces volumes up to 50%, eliminates void fill and up to 20 stations, and is run by one or two operators.

 

An innovative new system auto-boxes 1,100 custom-fit packages per hour, requires...

A touching tale of Motorworks Brewing’s beer can labels for a good cause that went viral and found homes for shelter dogs.

 

To put it mildly, Motorworks Brewing of Bradenton, FL, is a dog-friendly company.

“Collectively, ownership and staff own a lot...

These flexible packaging innovations showcase exceptional convenience, utility, sustainability, and shelf impact.

Innovative flexibility in structure, sustainability, convenience, and utility characterized the winners in The Flexible Packaging Association’s 64th...

The basic shipper is reimagined as an ecommerce-enabled plastic box that’s durable, reusable many hundreds of times and a whole lot smarter.

 

Back in the day, phones were bulky, intended for wired communications only and hung on walls or placed on tables....

Goodbye date code? New technology lets consumers know how much shelf life is left in every packaged food, even before they purchase it.

 

Ours is a highly mobile and connected world where sensors, the cloud and smartphones mean that global access to just...

From new designs, bottles, and labels to NFC, AR, AI, the cloud, and blockchain, there’s exciting options for wine brands to consider.

 

The global wine packaging market is experiencing modest growth. Valued at $22 billion in 2019, it’s expected to reach $25...

Robust growth of the global retail sector in recent years has fueled the demand for low-cost packaging materials, which will drive retail-ready packaging market trends in the coming years. Retail-ready packaging (RRP) or shelf-ready packaging (SRP) refers to packaging...

With industry-first reusable egg cartons, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs proves that small companies can develop breakthrough sustainable packaging.

Packaging professionals don’t really need to know whether the chicken or the egg came first, but they should know...

Canovation’s patented end design can turn any metal food or beverage can into a resealable one, from carbonated beverages to wet foods to cannabis. 

The cliché for inventive minds is to create a better mousetrap. If applied to packaging, the most obvious “mousetrap” that...

Lead engineer Shannon Moore shares an insider’s view of the development including the considerations, what was learned, advice and more.

Consumers have always loved convenience in the packaged products they purchase and nowadays it’s important that packaging not...

New 100% postconsumer recycled (PCR) content version of a 30% PCR RPET clear plastic folding carton aligns with retailer and brand owners’ elevated targets for sustainable packaging.

Up until now, the HLP Klearfold RPET30 been the highest percent PCR available for...

Qualifying as recyclable, reusable and refillable, the freshly patented, low-cost Barrier Bottle insulates the drink inside.

 

David Fussell, president of VenturSource Consulting, is a...

Created to be sustainably optimized, the world’s first printed—and waterless in shipment—beverages are energized for new products, packaging and markets.

Chris Kanik’s career path is, as everyone’s, a unique one, but his is singularly remarkable. For one thing, he...