9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world: Page 2 of 9

By Rick Lingle in Packaging Design on September 25, 2019


Diamond Runner up: Danone Nutricia Research (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) OpTri collapsible bottle for tube feeding nutrition

Danone Nutricia Research has designed and developed the OpTri bottle for tube feeding products that are prescribed to patients who cannot eat or swallow independently and need to be fed via a tube. The technological features of the bottle reduce the risk of contamination because it allows for gravity to collapse the bottle without the need of air inlet. OpTri was created in collaboration with patients, caregivers, parents and health care professionals.

The OpTri bottle saves time for users and is easier to use thanks to its ergonomic shape, integrated big-eyed hook, easy-to-navigate label and non-detachable flip-top cap.

The OpTri bottle is also better for the planet; it is recyclable, and manufacturing of tube feeds packaged in OpTri allows for 85% reduction of water use and 21% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to current pouch packaging.

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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.

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