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The Top 5 packaging blockbusters of summer

The Top 5 packaging blockbusters of summer

Which blockbuster packaging articles were the ones your industry peers clicked on most these past three months? This image provides a spoiler of the #1 article that tops the list of the 5 Hottest Articles at through summer’s run that ended last week.

Summer is gone and fall is here. We all knew it was coming including through the indicators we’ve been noticing these past days ranging from school starting to cooler weather to shorter days to a noticeable change in leaf color at least through the upper half of the U.S.

However, the most precise sign was the autumnal equinox on Sept. 23, ending summer’s 3-month reign that began on June 21 with the summer solstice. Those dates comprise the period for our analysis of’s Top 5 Summer articles, as measured by PageView analytics. Most of these articles fell into the perennially popular Packaging Design segment, but you can see for yourself as we present them in reverse order:

5. Is 100% recyclable flexible packaging possible?

While sustainable packaging is a great talking point for the flexible packaging sector, there is still progress to be made to be entirely environmentally responsible. To any consumer, recycling plastics is the answer. states that recycling plastics uses 80% less energy than what it takes to create new plastic containers or bottles. But is recycling the only answer to environmental consciousness? Is it applicable to flexible packaging?

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4. 5 astonishing new facts about packaging

Every so often, I see info about the packaging industry that makes me go, “Whoa!” Like these recent growth stats: Incredibly, the contract packaging business has more than doubled since 2008—even through the Great Recession—according to the Third Edition of The State of the Contract Packaging Industry report conducted by independent research firm SAI Industrial LLC on behalf of the Contract Packaging Assn. Consistent demand for their services, and a healthy profit margin in 2013 (26% to 31% on average), contributed to the exponential growth.

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3. Niagara Bottling roars past lightweighting obstacles

Automated systems permit the private-label bottler to tighten packaging tolerances by 10% to 15% in a light-weighting initiative driven by cost-cutting and sustainability goals.

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 2. 5 emerging packaging design trends for 2014

Tetra Pak identifies five important, emergent trends in the food and beverage industry that savvy brands are injecting into their packaging to appeal to consumers.

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1. Craft beer brews up label innovation

We toast your choice of the No.1 article for summer 2014 at With craft beer continuing to rise in popularity as sales are up 110%, according to a recent report by Mintel, we celebrate the phenomenon by capturing several exciting label designs that standout on the shelves due to an influx of imaginative and original beer label designs in this slideshow gallery.

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