Hidden gems in food packaging 2016

By Rick Lingle in Food Packaging on December 06, 2016

We take a look back at the food packages that did not crack our lists of the year’s top-performing packaging stories, yet impressed our editors. We think you’ll find these six overlooked gems to be of top-notch quality.


The Packaging Digest staff took a look at the top articles posted in 2016 that may not have received the lofty PageViews of others in our year-end best-read lists, but that we felt were worth a second look.

Why? Because sometimes it’s not just about the numbers.

What measures did we use? Some 60 years’ combined know-how covering packaging editorial for the biggest publications in the business. Our picks are presented in no particular order as selected by Executive Editor Lisa Pierce and me, Rick Lingle, Technical Editor.

We lead things off with this unique perspective selected by Ms. Pierce that looks at how container and material selections are driven by processing. Consumers increasingly demand a safe food supply without sacrificing nutritional content, quality or shelf life of foods they buy. Luckily, many food processing methods are adjusting their operations accordingly. But how do these processing improvements change the product’s packaging requirements?

The man with the answers is Murat Balaban, who has more than 40 years’ research and teaching experience in food processing.


Next: This big cup spreads an ancient snack further than ever.



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