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Packaging that simplifies use and increases branding

Packaging that simplifies use and increases branding
The SFI-certified Paper Lid cuts weight nearly in half and optimizes billboard space.

Check out these three new optimized developments for zippered pouches, product dispensing and foodservice container lidding that make packaging easier to use while improving sustainability and branding.

We start with a new kind of paper lid for single-use foodservice containers (shown).

A first of its kind to be manufactured in North America, the new one-piece, fiber-based Paper Lids from International Paper are designed with sustainability, ease of use and branding options in mind.

On-trend where users show a strong preference for products and packaging made from renewable and sustainable materials, the single-use paper lids use less material, weighing up to 45% less than other paper lids. The fiber used in producing the paper lid and food containers meets Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain-of-Custody standards. The lids fit many of the high-quality paper food containers produced by IP’s Foodservice division.

For consumers on the go, hot or cold foods can be easily transported with a secure-fit top to protect against splashes, spills and leaks. A unique pleated design vents hot foods through the side to eliminate the need for top vent holes, which also means optimized billboard space for customized messaging and branding.

Economical unprinted versions are available, too.

Small quantities can be ordered online at

Next is a different kind of zipper that redesigns pouches…

The Pocket Zip Pouch from Temkin Intl. relocates the zipper along the mouth of the pouch to optimize the package design and space and provide, it claims, production efficiency.  It is supplied with a built-in tear-strip to create an easy-to-open, resealable pouch.  This zipper adjustment allows brand owners to maximize the pouch real estate because the top of the pouch is not torn away as on conventional zippered pouches.  

The Pocket Zip Pouch provides faster, more efficient production with an easy to fill and seal pouch that prevents the zipper from getting clogged. It is available in several sizes and other options.

Next is a new and improved directional dispensing closure…

The Directional Snap-Top from AptarGroup represents an all-new size and style in a clean and controlled lightweight 33-400 size closure with a 0.25 inch orifice opening.

The dispensing closure:

  • Enhances shelf appeal;
  • Provides more precise dispensing using a raised pouring lip;
  • Offers improved cleanliness in use with an elongated, contoured spout that adds greater directionality and product suck-back;
  • Employs a stay-clean lid that opens wide and away from the spout; and
  • Uses a one-piece constriction that simplifies packaging production.            
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