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Our mid-year review of what articles are trending shows that sustainable packaging dominates the top-read features, two of which involved Nestlé.

 

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Shifts in sustainability focus, ecommerce challenges and food packaging issues continue to lead the trends we’ve been tracking this year. With half of 2019 behind us, let’...

A new grip-able sleeve for pharmaceutical autoinjector pens makes it easier for patients with reduced dexterity due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to handle the medical...

The recently launched FlexClean air-rinsing machine offers healthcare and cosmetics packagers a flexible option for cleaning bottles prior to filling with liquid products...

Not long ago, refilling packages was something typically associated only with the granola set—picture Birkenstock-clad shoppers lugging their pantry jars to the co-op...

Flexible packaging is on the rise, accounting for about one-fifth of the $167 billion U.S. packaging industry, according to stats from the...

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,...

We drill down into the details of the efficient and unique Platformer inline rigid tray former from Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC.

 

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The Coca-Cola Co. and Mondelēz asked packaging students to reimagine either the Coke Fridge Pack or the ecommerce Variety Pack of Oreos, Ritz and Chips Ahoy. Solutions to...

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...

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...

Creating a new package in the highly regulated medical industry isn’t easy. When it happens, it should be rewarded. So we’re pleased to present the winners in the 2019...

A single-ingredient snack is so yesterday. Many of today’s quick bites are just better when two products come together—especially when clever packaging options make it...

According to a new survey of 250 consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies by L.E.K. Consulting, 75% of brand owners say they're going to spend...

I spy with my little eye a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health...

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...

Mayo brand company plans to spread the use of recycled plastic packaging to more than 200 million bottles and jars by 2020 with a goal of 100% recyclable, 100% PCR-content...

Date code labeling, a new sustainable packaging material and continuing concern about chemicals in packaging were hot topics in the month of May 2019. Based on total...

As the Loop circular-economy ecommerce shopping platform launches in New York—and debuts online in the U.S. through retailers Walgreens and Kroger—its architect will be...

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...

Hands-on experiences can be educational—and fun, too! That’s the aim of the new Snack Shack interactive exhibit at the upcoming EastPack 2019 event (June 11-13; New York...