California Plastic Laws: What You Need To Know

California Plastic Laws: What You Need To Know

January 31, 2019

Even before plastic straw bans grew trendy, California was at the forefront of using less plastic and promoting more sustainable living. California pioneered a statewide ban on plastics beginning in 2016, when the state became the first in the U.S. to ban most stores from providing customers with single-use plastic bags, following a successful referendum. [...]

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Building Brand Reputation Through Business Partnerships

Building Brand Reputation Through Business Partnerships

May 18, 2018

Lay’s Potato chips wants to put an even bigger smile on your face. A packaging campaign in early 2018 included the smiling faces of real customers and the logo of nonprofit organization, Operation Smile. Lay’s co-branded packaging with Operation Smile fulfilled two goals - connecting with consumers, especially millennials, and completing a charitable giving campaign. With every [...]

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What is Microwave-Assisted Thermal Sterilization?

What is Microwave-Assisted Thermal Sterilization?

January 19, 2018

Microwave-assisted thermal sterilization (MAT) was developed initially as an alternative food preparation method for combat zones. Now, demand for this five-year-old technology has expanded beyond the battlefield. All humans must eat. In the 21st century, a huge amount of advanced technology exists with the sole purpose of feeding us. However, it’s unlikely that you will [...]

 

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5 Ways Packaging is Fighting Food Waste

5 Ways Packaging is Fighting Food Waste

October 09, 2017

Most of us do not realize the staggering amount of food we throw away in today’s society -- and much of it, it turns out, doesn’t need to be disposed of at all. From production, to packaging, to store shelves, to the consumer, there are countless ways for us to fortify our food system and [...]

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Under The Cap: How Induction Sealing Works

Under The Cap: How Induction Sealing Works

October 06, 2017

Induction sealing technology is a widespread packaging technique, used in industries from pharmaceuticals to food production. There’s an interesting process behind those little foil seals on the necks of bottles, and some even more interesting history. Let’s take a look. It was 1982 in Chicago, and a string of inexplicable deaths had the city on [...]

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New Compressible Beverage Carton Shrinks As You Drink

New Compressible Beverage Carton Shrinks As You Drink

September 25, 2017

K-Bis Studio, a Polish company, has recently filed a patent for a beverage carton that neatly compresses down as you use it, reducing volume for recycling and keeping the contents fresh. Let’s take a look at how it works and its potential for change in the packaging industry. As members of the logistics sector, we’re [...]

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What on Earth are Metallized Films?

What on Earth are Metallized Films?

March 29, 2017

When people think of packaging, it’s easy to think that most materials are homogeneous (that is, the same type of material throughout): you have plastic films, metal foils, and paper and cardboard packaging, all straightforward and rather basic on their own. However, this is the 21st century, an era of scientific innovation spurred on by [...]

 

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Do You Know About Direct-Package Printing?

Do You Know About Direct-Package Printing?

March 22, 2017

Hailed as the up-and-coming printing method, direct-package printing is primed to innovate the way we decorate packaging. By eliminating the need for labels, businesses can print directly on packages of any shape and size, opening limitless creative doors. But is it really all that it’s cracked up to be? You might have already heard about [...]

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9 Creative Food Packaging Designs to Inspire Your Next Rebrand

9 Creative Food Packaging Designs to Inspire Your Next Rebrand

September 04, 2016

When it comes to packaging, it's not just about the material you use, but how you dress it up. Since products on display have only a few seconds to win over a potential buyer, presentation is everything. It represents your company, its people, and its values; it establishes expectations for product quality; and most importantly, it [...]

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Moove Over, Plastic: Milk-Based Packaging is on its Way

Moove Over, Plastic: Milk-Based Packaging is on its Way

August 26, 2016

As the old saying goes, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. So too do we find that to be the case with plastic, a revolutionary material that’s shaped industries the world over as well as asserting itself as the standard of food packaging. Of course, this all comes at the cost of [...]

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Is Microfibrillated Cellulose The Future of Barrier Packaging?

Is Microfibrillated Cellulose The Future of Barrier Packaging?

August 20, 2016

Plastic has been the front-runner in food packaging for decades now. With its hardiness, malleability, and inherent air and moisture resistance, it's been a natural (artificial) choice as a food-safe material. Though it might keep your favorite snacks protected from bacteria or and excess air causing them to go stale, however, our extensive obsession [...]

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How High Pressure Processing is Innovating Food Packaging

How High Pressure Processing is Innovating Food Packaging

June 09, 2016

Air pressure: an invisible force that plays a subtle yet significant role in our everyday lives. Some easy examples are the pressure in your car’s tires or storm system ruining your weekend plans. Heck, our own bodies are balanced against the ambient air pressure so we don’t just explode or collapse in on ourselves. Just think of how [...]

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