Packaging

TECH FLASH

Attract and Inform: Using graphic enhancements to differentiate packaged goods and highlight important product information

Today’s average consumer is much more aware of what information is required on CPG packages.
August 14, 2013

Many consumers seek out local or organic goods or products that fit their dietary restrictions.


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TECH FLASH

Modified atmosphere packaging can help meet logistical challenges while improving freshness

MAP packaging does not affect taste or nutrition the way heat sterilization and freezing do.
August 14, 2013

Gases commonly used in preservation include oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen.


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Goya converts from glass to PET

The largest Hispanic-owned food company in the US is converting the packaging for its marinade product line from glass to PET bottles.
August 7, 2013

 The switch delivers significant performance and cost advantages along with sustainability benefits and a significantly reduced carbon footprint. 


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Sustainability a highlight at DuPont packaging awards

Materials that prolong shelf life, enhance recyclability or add a repellent quality top the winners list.
August 7, 2013

 Modified air packaging and material-reducing redesigns were among those recognized. 


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TECH FLASH

Digital printing poised for growth

Next generation printing technologies offer shorter lead times and lower cost.
July 30, 2013

We discuss the future of digital printing technologies with Kate Achelpohl, director of member communications at PMMI.


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TECH FLASH

US canned foods market declines

With the US recession ending, many consumers are trading back up to more expensive foods.
July 15, 2013
Sales were flat in 2012 and are predicted to decline.
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TECH FLASH

Convenience aids top the list of packaging breakthroughs

DuPont released the list of the top packaging innovations of the 20th century.
June 11, 2013

The top spot on the list went to a basic technology with major ramifications.


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Packaging

Printed magnet recloses gum pack

An inline coating process, developed by ASG, applies the magnetic strip to the paperboard to create a secure reclosure mechanism.
June 10, 2013
The stick gum from Mondelēz International(formerly Kraft) is expected to complete its global rollout by the end of 2013.


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Baby formula on-the-go

A self-heating package from Aestech, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, warms semi-liquid and liquid foods for on-the-go consumption.
June 10, 2013
 The design simplifies away-from-home preparation of baby formula by integrating pre-measured ingredients, a heating mechanism and a nipple in a self-contained package. 


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Packaging

Labeler boosts productivity

The largest sauerkraut producer in the world relies on flexible equipment that handles frequent changeovers with minimal downtime.
June 10, 2013
When a labeler could no longer meet production requirements, company personnel began looking for a replacement that could handle frequent changeovers and multiple size and material changes.
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