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Baking & Snack

Even the Packaging is Organic
Featured in the Baking & Snack Newsletter
Health-conscious consumers are paying more attention to the substances that enter their bodies and the environment.  Amid this climate, it is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to look beyond the ingredients in the mixer and select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity. Continue reading…

Packaging Better-For-You Snacks
Featured in Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery
Consumers carefully consider their snack options based on nutritional benefits, ingredients, calories and portion size. As a result, packaging serves as an important platform for brands to emphasize their commitment to the health-and-wellness of shoppers. Continue reading…


Beverage

Small Business Solution
Featured in Food Manufacturing
A specialty coffee processor and retailer was not sure what processing and packaging equipment would help them achieve increased production goals. It successfully utilized PACK EXPO International 2014 as its first step towards finding the right supplier partner. Continue reading…


Branding

Is Your Brand Organic?
Featured in Food Safety Magazine
It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to look beyond the ingredients in the mixer and select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity. Suppliers are working to provide materials and containers that meet these consumer expectations, as the growth of organic options does not appear to be slowing anytime soon. Continue reading…

Youth Rules
Featured in Packaging Digest
Five ways the largest and most influential generation in history is demanding innovation that is changing the way brands approach their packaging. Continue reading…


Confectionery

A Little Polish Goes a Long Way
Featured in Packaging World
Sometimes the package can make the product. An upgrade from a simple cellophane bag with sticker to a professional and polished flexible stand-up pouch with zipper resulted in a start-up candy company expanding its distribution from flea markets to nearly 45 specialty and candy stores across the Southwest and East Coast.  In less than one year with a new pouch, sales grew over 500 percent. Continue reading…

New Dog, Old Trick
Featured in Packaging World
A robotics solutions provider designed a system to wrap chocolate boxes with a ribbon and form a bow using a six-axis robot programmed to operate in a number of unusual angles. The result was a completely automated wrapping process for a high-end chocolatier. Continue reading…


Containers and Materials Pavilion

Consumer is King
Featured in National Provisioner
Consumer demands for on-the-go packaging are growing, and more stringent food safety regulations demand greater strides in recall prevention and execution. In order to keep up with the ever-changing consumer demands and regulations, manufacturers are turning toward automation, convenience-enhancing packaging and more robust workforce development practices to stay ahead of the curve. Continue reading…

Additive-free Materials
Featured in Food Safety Magazine
It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to look beyond the ingredients in the mixer and select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity. Suppliers are working to provide materials and containers that meet these consumer expectations, as the growth of organic options does not appear to be slowing anytime soon. Continue reading…

Is Your Brand Organic?
Featured in Food Safety Magazine
It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to look beyond the ingredients in the mixer and select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity. Suppliers are working to provide materials and containers that meet these consumer expectations, as the growth of organic options does not appear to be slowing anytime soon. Continue reading…

Youth Rules
Featured in Packaging Digest
Five ways the largest and most influential generation in history is demanding innovation that is changing the way brands approach their packaging. Continue reading…

“Diet” and “Fat-free” Won’t Do
Featured in Food Manufacturing
Brand owners that understand and aim to attract the progressive health and wellness consumer will clearly communicate wholesomeness and nutritional benefits. Companies that emphasize “gluten free” and “all natural” attributes on their packaging make it easy for consumers in search of these qualities to zero in on these products amid crowded store shelves. Continue reading…


Dairy

A Packaging Makeover
Featured in Dairy Foods
With unit volume sales of dairy packaging projected to grow 6 percent by 2019, dairy producers are embracing packaging innovations that convey product benefits while providing convenience and freshness. Brand managers now incorporate thin-wall plastic containers, stand-up pouches, resealable closures and transparent packaging. Continue reading… 


Food

Is Your Package Organic?
Featured in Food Safety Magazine
It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to look beyond the ingredients in the mixer and select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity. Suppliers are working to provide materials and containers that meet these consumer expectations, as the growth of organic options does not appear to be slowing anytime soon. Continue reading…

Eco-conscious is Here to Stay
Featured in Food Engineering
Sustainability continues to be a top purchasing driver among food consumers. A recent global survey found over 50 percent of consumers consider sustainability when purchasing a product with 66 percent willing to pay more for these products. The latest Global Packaging Trends Report from PMMI also identifies environmental impact as a key trend driving innovation in primary packaging. Continue reading… 

“Diet” and “Fat-free” Won’t Do
Featured in Food Manufacturing
Brand owners that understand and aim to attract the progressive health and wellness consumer will clearly communicate wholesomeness and nutritional benefits. Companies that emphasize “gluten free” and “all natural” attributes on their packaging make it easy for consumers in search of these qualities to zero in on these products amid crowded store shelves. Continue reading…


Frozen/Prepared Foods

Connecting with Younger Audience
Featured in Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
Not only are Millennials a driving force behind a changing product mix, but their purchase decisions are also prompting manufacturers to differentiate their brands with creative and unique packaging. These demands place significant challenges on brand owners, as they work to stay ahead of a curve being set by a generation attuned to instant gratification. Continue reading… 

The Times Are a Changin’
Featured in National Provisioner
Consumer demands for on-the-go packaging are growing, and more stringent food safety regulations demand greater strides in recall prevention and execution. In order to keep up with the ever-changing consumer demands and regulations, meat and poultry manufacturers are turning toward automation, convenience-enhancing packaging and more robust workforce development practices to stay ahead of the curve. Continue reading…


Fruits & Vegetables

Allowing Fruit From Afar
Featured in Packaging World
The latest in modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) allows European and Asian exporters to ship its produce to the U.S. by sea containers. Without Equilibrium Modified Atmospheric Packaging growers were forced to airmail the quick to spoil products, incurring huge costs. Continue reading…

Printing in Place
Featured in Packaging World
Thermal-transfer overprinters help reduce packaging costs and increase coding efficiency as line speeds and production volumes increase. Continue reading…


Grain, Mill, Cereal

“Diet” and “Fat-free” Won’t Do
Featured in Food Manufacturing
Brand owners that understand and aim to attract the progressive health and wellness consumer will clearly communicate wholesomeness and nutritional benefits. Companies that emphasize “gluten free” and “all natural” attributes on their packaging make it easy for consumers in search of these qualities to zero in on these products amid crowded store shelves. Continue reading…


Meat, Poultry & Seafood

Cross Pollinating Closures 
Featured in National Provisioner
Respondents to the 2016 Food Packaging Trends & Advances Study confirm food packaging follows the growth of the food industry itself. In meat and related products, food manufacturers are seeking new packaging options for one- to two-person households and convenient, pre-cooked, case-ready meats. These options create new opportunities for new packages, new materials and new closures. Continue reading…

Paradigm Shift in Global Food
Featured in Meatingplace
Price pressure from the food and beverage sectors is forecast to be the highest of any industry in the coming decade. Each retailer has the ability to request differentiation on products and product packaging – and they’re taking full advantage. In turn the consumer is requesting new assurances, whether it be healthier organic produce, prepackaged meals or short shelf-life natural juices. Continue reading…

Demanding Change
Featured in National Provisioner
Consumer demands for on-the-go packaging are growing, and more stringent food safety regulations demand greater strides in recall prevention and execution. In order to keep up with the ever-changing consumer demands and regulations, meat and poultry manufacturers are turning toward automation, convenience-enhancing packaging and more robust workforce development practices to stay ahead of the curve. Continue reading…


Pharma and Medical Devices

Aggregation Without Aggravation
Featured in Pharmaceutical Online
With some key deadlines on the horizon, pharmaceutical manufacturers and their suppliers are stepping up their serialization strategies by venturing into the world of aggregation. Aggregation adds a level of hierarchy into serialization by creating “child-parent” relationships between individual units and packaging containers. Continue reading…

Modular Manufacturing
Featured in Pharmaceutical Processing
Modular manufacturing allows pharmaceutical processors to produce a variety of products from a single facility with faster changeovers, increased flexibility, and improved overall equipment effectiveness. Continue reading… 

Risk-adverse Resist Change
Featured in Pharmaceutical Online
New manufacturing methods that cut processing steps, speed production, improve efficiency and increase quality and safety all sound like great ideas. Continuous manufacturing offers pharma an improvement over the traditional batch processing methods that have been practiced for decades, but cost and uncertainty stifle adoption. Continue reading… 


Personal Care

Dual Spout Delivery
Featured in Healthcare Packaging
A personal care provider focused on enhancing the consumer experience, and redesigned its oral care product for functionality and shelf-appeal. It employed a tapered bottle that widens at its base and a dual pour spout that allows the consumer to activate two liquid solutions from two bottles simultaneously. Continue reading…

Big Things From a Small Package
Featured in Healthcare Packaging
Nanotechnology allowed a manufacturer of advanced airless dispensers its newest—and smallest—model yet. When the product is dispensed, the integrated sliding piston moves upwards by the amount of the removed product, preventing air from entering the product container. This method effectively protects creams, gels, lotions, and pastes from the effects of oxidation and prevents contamination. Continue reading…


The Processing Zone

Paradigm Shift in Global Food
Featured in Meatingplace
Price pressure from the food and beverage sectors is forecast to be the highest of any industry in the coming decade. Each retailer has the ability to request differentiation on products and product packaging – and they’re taking full advantage. In turn the consumer is requesting new assurances, whether it be healthier organic produce, prepackaged meals or short shelf-life natural juices. Continue reading…

Pure from Process to Package
Featured in Packaging Strategies
Health-conscious food consumers are paying more attention to the substances that enter their bodies and the environment. They expect organic food packaging to not only be ecologically friendly but also as chemical and additive-free as the food they consume. Continue reading…


Reusable Packaging Pavilion

Breaking Down Sustainable Packaging
Featured on Nutraceuticalsworld.com
Consumer awareness of the environment and their ensuing demand for sustainable products has prompted the processing and packaging industry to respond with sustainable initiatives in operations and packaging. Continue reading…

Eco-conscious is Here to Stay
Featured in Food Engineering
Sustainability continues to be a top purchasing driver among food consumers. A recent global survey found over 50 percent of consumers consider sustainability when purchasing a product with 66 percent willing to pay more for these products. The latest Global Packaging Trends Report from PMMI also identifies environmental impact as a key trend driving innovation in primary packaging. Continue reading…


Snack Food

Chemical-free Snack Pack
Featured in Packaging Strategies
As health-conscious snack food consumers pay more attention to the substances that enter their bodies and the environment, they also expect that organic food packaging will be all-around ecologically friendly to ensure they aren’t consuming any “accidental” ingredients. Continue reading…