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The packaging education and training opportunities at WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA) will be numerous and diverse, with much to offer packaging production engineers interested in the smart manufacturing tier of automation.

WestPack’s expansive conference program comprises three multi-track channels—the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit, the 3D Printing Innovation Summit and the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference. Click here for the conference overview.

In addition to keynote panels and conventional sessions, each track includes non-traditional session formats such as Lightning Workshops, roundtable discussions, Tech Talk Panels, Tech Theater presentations, sponsored education sessions and lunch-and-learns. At the Meet the Speaker Lounge—new at WestPack 2020—attendees can interact with speakers outside of sessions.

WestPack attendees can also learn about packaging for cannabis products at the Cannabis Packaging Summit expo and conference. This first-of-its-kind event will debut at WestPack 2020.

The following sessions from the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit and 3D Printing Innovation Summit will be of particular interest to packaging production engineers:

• Welcome and Opening Keynote Panel: Tech Disruptors Transforming the Robotics Revolution.

• Factory Reboot: Introducing New Technology and Blood into Your Operation.

• Tech Talk Panel: How Connected Is Too Connected: Privacy, Security and Ethics in AI [artificial intelligence].

• Securing Your Connected Factory.

• Collaborative Technology Spans More than Just Robots.

• Artificial Intelligence Meets Additive Manufacturing.

• Design for Manufacturability: The Power of Using Simulation in Additive Manufacturing.

• Is Generation Z Ready for Plant Floor Technology?

Register now to attend WestPack 2020 and any educational sessions on tap.

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The packaging education and training opportunities at WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA) will be numerous and diverse, with much to offer packaging production engineers interested in the smart manufacturing tier of automation.

WestPack’s expansive conference program comprises three multi-track channels—the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit, the 3D Printing Innovation Summit and the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference. Click here for the conference overview.

In addition to keynote panels and conventional sessions, each track includes non-traditional session formats such as Lightning Workshops, roundtable discussions, Tech Talk Panels, Tech Theater presentations, sponsored education sessions and lunch-and-learns. At the Meet the Speaker Lounge—new at WestPack 2020—attendees can interact with speakers outside of sessions.

WestPack attendees can also learn about packaging for cannabis products at the Cannabis Packaging Summit expo and conference. This first-of-its-kind event will debut at WestPack 2020.

The following sessions from the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit and 3D Printing Innovation Summit will be of particular interest to packaging production engineers:

• Welcome and Opening Keynote Panel: Tech Disruptors Transforming the Robotics Revolution.

• Factory Reboot: Introducing New Technology and Blood into Your Operation.

• Tech Talk Panel: How Connected Is Too Connected: Privacy, Security and Ethics in AI [artificial intelligence].

• Securing Your Connected Factory.

• Collaborative Technology Spans More than Just Robots.

• Artificial Intelligence Meets Additive Manufacturing.

• Design for Manufacturability: The Power of Using Simulation in Additive Manufacturing.

• Is Generation Z Ready for Plant Floor Technology?

Register now to attend WestPack 2020 and any educational sessions on tap.

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WestPack’s expansive conference program comprises three multi-track channels—the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit, the 3D Printing Innovation Summit and the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference. Click here for the conference overview.

In addition to keynote panels and conventional sessions, each track includes non-traditional session formats such as Lightning Workshops, roundtable discussions, Tech Talk Panels, Tech Theater presentations, sponsored education sessions and lunch-and-learns. At the Meet the Speaker Lounge—new at WestPack 2020—attendees can interact with speakers outside of sessions.

WestPack attendees can also learn about packaging for cannabis products at the Cannabis Packaging Summit expo and conference. This first-of-its-kind event will debut at WestPack 2020.

The following sessions from the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit and 3D Printing Innovation Summit will be of particular interest to packaging production engineers:

• Welcome and Opening Keynote Panel: Tech Disruptors Transforming the Robotics Revolution.

• Factory Reboot: Introducing New Technology and Blood into Your Operation.

• Tech Talk Panel: How Connected Is Too Connected: Privacy, Security and Ethics in AI [artificial intelligence].

• Securing Your Connected Factory.

• Collaborative Technology Spans More than Just Robots.

• Artificial Intelligence Meets Additive Manufacturing.

• Design for Manufacturability: The Power of Using Simulation in Additive Manufacturing.

• Is Generation Z Ready for Plant Floor Technology?

Register now to attend WestPack 2020 and any educational sessions on tap.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

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WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Augmented reality, moldable paper, smart caps, inverted pouches, better date codes, sustainable meal kits and other innovations were featured these past months.

 

As with most fans of college football, I like to watch my favorite team on TV and read how their success is reflected in the latest polls. Polls are not perfect, but they're the best way to rank and compare teams unless they’ve played each other…and even at that there’s much debate.

Which is totally unlike Packaging Digest’s website metrics that permit precise identification of how the many dozens of features posted since January 1 have performed and how they compare with one another. Thus, these end-of-year top-read lists are ideal for readers to make sure they haven’t overlooked must-read features that resonated with a considerable number of packaging professionals.

What is a large must-read market for a majority of PD’s audience is that of food packaging. According to one report, the global food packaging segment was valued at $293 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of $423 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Revealed in reverse order, the opening article in our 2019 best-read lists kicks things off with a smart packaging application, specifically one using augmented reality. At one time a rare novelty, due to the ubiquity of smartphones and Quick Response codes the tech is growing exponentially; a September 2019 report pegs the AR market at a CAGR near 56% to reach $149 billion by 2025.

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

A case study example of a brand leveraging AR’s capability is pasta sauce maker Francesco Rinaldi, which recently updated its products in a way that allows consumers to interact with brand spokesperson Mrs. Rinaldi.

The Francesco Rinaldi AR App (available via the Apple Store or Google Play) permits consumers to pick up the jar from the shelf, scan it and hear the story of the product directly from brand mascot Mrs. Rinaldi.

“Through AR, we are looking forward and focusing on technology, while staying true to our traditional pasta sauce recipes and Italian culture,” says Mary DeMarco, creative and branding director for brand owner LiDestri Food and Drink. “The app enables us to reach a new generation of pasta sauce lovers by being innovative and disrupting tradition a little.”

Link:  Augmented reality brings pasta packaging to life

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Pack Expo breakthroughs...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#9

In addition to serving as a catalyst for the inverted pouch series, the innovations-rich Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago also provided a springboard for this next article that reported on eight innovations that bring something new and different to the food packaging table, an octet that’s accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

The listing starts with a barrier tray that looks and feels like kraft paper with the distinct advantage that it can be molded into trays that are recyclable and ends seven developments later with two-in-one summary of two innovative booth displays. In between these bookend references you’ll find smart caps, holographic aseptic cartons and a several others worth checking out.

Link:  Pack Expo 2018: 8 advancements in food and beverage packaging

A topsy-turvy disruptive format...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#8

The second in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series—and the second to make this list—center on Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry into the space. It’s reflective of the rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market from the company’s the two forming companies, Ampac and Prolamina, which became an integrated whole in a 2015 merger.

Sal Pellingra, vp global application and innovation development, ProAmpac, says the company’s Pro Pouch Squeeze can replace squeeze bottles as well as thicker tube packaging for both food and non-food packages, specifically liquid food and condiments, health and beauty and industrial chemical markets.  Pellingra discusses the benefits, options and status for the fast-growing format.

Link: Inverted pouch trend upends food packaging: ProAmpac

 

Clarifying a very confusing date...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#7

No less than three U.S. key regulatory agencies agree: We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the launch of an interagency effort called the “Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together on the strategy.

Contributing editor Kate Bertrand Connolly identified the agencies’ six priority areas and pinpointed which one that food-brand owners and their packaging suppliers will be watching closely: 4. Clarify and communicate information on food safety, food date labels and food donations.

Link: Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

Meal kits made sustainable...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#6

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and do so using sustainably optimized packaging? Yes, says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, NSF Canada, who shared her insights and personal experiences with a packed and attentive audience at a conference session during PackEx Montreal last November.

In Montreal, Zweep noted market trends, drivers and shared specific examples of brands that developed sustainable meal kit solutions and then augmented her event presentation with custom input especially for Packaging Digest readers in this follow-up feature.

Link: Delivering sustainably optimized meal kit packaging

A different kind of inverted pouch...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#5

The third feature in Packaging Digest’s inverted pouch series details the introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces that also marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

The brand owner wanted packaging that could make a difference for its new line of sauces. At the same time, vendor Glenroy sought a brand-owner customer that would be the first to bring to market the StandCap inverted pouch in a turnkey, ready-to-use low-cost-to-entry premade format that had just be unveiled during Pack Expo Intl. in Chicago a few months earlier.

The partnership proved highly fortuitous for both companies with the launch of a product line that laid claim as the first sauce in a squeeze pouch.

Link: Inverted pouches upend food packaging: Uncle Dougie’s and Glenroy

Trendy snacks…

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#4

What happens when a veteran packaging reporter turns her attention to discerning on-trend snacks packaging? PD Executive Editor Lisa Pierce went shopping and spied with her discerning eyes a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives.

Link: 12 trendy snack packs

A Top 5 makes the year’s Top 3...

Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019 

#3

Readers love lists and similar compilations, which is why we do them regularly—a single article where they can find content that scored well with a wide audience, and this one hit  all the right notes. Posted last December, the Top 5 food packaging articles of 2018 messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

Link: Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018

 

A global CPG company discloses its sustainable plans...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#2.

Last January Nestlé laid out its vision and plans for accelerating the global packaged food provider’s sustainable packaging goals. Highlights included eliminating all plastic straws from its products, rolling out paper packaging applications for several products including pouched foods, increasing the recycled PET content of its bottles and collaborating with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from plastic waste feedstock.

Packaging Digest conducted an exclusive interview with Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson, who discussed the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a focus on avoiding plastic waste and joining progressive initiatives including Loop, which enables reusable packaging.

Link: Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

   

At #1 innovation on a global scale...

 Top 10 food packaging developments of 2019

#1

Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners were drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world open to brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers across the entire packaging value chain.

Shown is the Diamond Award-winning, glass-like DNP Functional Film Complex PET Plastic Bottle that's lightweight, recyclable and virtually unbreakable, and can be produced with an oxygen barrier. The other eight winners, recognized with Diamond Runner up and Gold awards, run the gamut from collapsible bottles to thermoformable paper and six other world-class innovations.

Link: 9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world

___________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 presents the latest solutions in food and beverage packaging, automation, package design and more in an advanced manufacturing event that includes PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Digital healthcare, the opioid crisis and updates to ISO standards for medical packaging headlined our pharmaceutical and medical coverage in 2019. Based on page views, here are the top three articles of the year related to pharmaceutical and medical device packaging:

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3. Notable changes to ISO medical packaging standards explained

In 2020, the EU Medical Device Regulation will go into effect. Here in the U.S., ISO 11607 and ISO TS 16775 standards for packaging of terminally sterilized medical devices are being updated.

Notable changes include:

• A provision that directs packagers to complete a documented usability evaluation for aseptic presentation in either a real or simulated-use environment.

• The stipulation that designs allow for easy and safe handling and…prevent microbial contamination, and that the integrity of that packaging is clearly evident to the final user.

• Formal inclusion of risk management.

• A new annex on ways to differentiate a sterile barrier system from protective packaging.

• A new section on visual inspection.

• A section on design changes and validation.

• A revised section on process validation that includes the new concept of a process specification.

• A new annex on environmental aspects according to ISO and CEN guidance.

 

Opioid-packaging

2. 3 packaging designs that tackle the opioid crisis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking packaging solutions—such as fixed-quantity, unit-of-use blister packs—to help prevent opioid abuse as allowed by the new Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities regulation, which is better known as the SUPPORT Act.

One of the last articles published in 2018 presented three new examples in this area.

 

Digital-healthcare

1. How digital healthcare and packaging benefit users

The best-read healthcare packaging related article of 2019 on PackagingDigest.com looks at how the trend of digital devices in healthcare will impact the packaging requirements. Two pharmacists on the Faculty of Pharmacy at Clermont-Ferrand in France thoroughly explain the market drivers, then focus on primary and secondary packaging that can enhance distribution safety, improve compliance and perhaps offer an alternative for drug manufacturing.

Other popular articles from co-author Dr. Pascale Gauthier, who is known for her impeccably researched and detailed reports, include:

“5 advances and packaging trends in the beauty universe” published in May 2017.

“The Asian influence and digital mutation in cosmetics packaging” published in July 2018.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Digital healthcare, the opioid crisis and updates to ISO standards for medical packaging headlined our pharmaceutical and medical coverage in 2019. Based on page views, here are the top three articles of the year related to pharmaceutical and medical device packaging:

ISO-medical-packaging-updates

3. Notable changes to ISO medical packaging standards explained

In 2020, the EU Medical Device Regulation will go into effect. Here in the U.S., ISO 11607 and ISO TS 16775 standards for packaging of terminally sterilized medical devices are being updated.

Notable changes include:

• A provision that directs packagers to complete a documented usability evaluation for aseptic presentation in either a real or simulated-use environment.

• The stipulation that designs allow for easy and safe handling and…prevent microbial contamination, and that the integrity of that packaging is clearly evident to the final user.

• Formal inclusion of risk management.

• A new annex on ways to differentiate a sterile barrier system from protective packaging.

• A new section on visual inspection.

• A section on design changes and validation.

• A revised section on process validation that includes the new concept of a process specification.

• A new annex on environmental aspects according to ISO and CEN guidance.

 

Opioid-packaging

2. 3 packaging designs that tackle the opioid crisis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking packaging solutions—such as fixed-quantity, unit-of-use blister packs—to help prevent opioid abuse as allowed by the new Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities regulation, which is better known as the SUPPORT Act.

One of the last articles published in 2018 presented three new examples in this area.

 

Digital-healthcare

1. How digital healthcare and packaging benefit users

The best-read healthcare packaging related article of 2019 on PackagingDigest.com looks at how the trend of digital devices in healthcare will impact the packaging requirements. Two pharmacists on the Faculty of Pharmacy at Clermont-Ferrand in France thoroughly explain the market drivers, then focus on primary and secondary packaging that can enhance distribution safety, improve compliance and perhaps offer an alternative for drug manufacturing.

Other popular articles from co-author Dr. Pascale Gauthier, who is known for her impeccably researched and detailed reports, include:

“5 advances and packaging trends in the beauty universe” published in May 2017.

“The Asian influence and digital mutation in cosmetics packaging” published in July 2018.

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Digital healthcare, the opioid crisis and updates to ISO standards for medical packaging headlined our pharmaceutical and medical coverage in 2019. Based on page views, here are the top three articles of the year related to pharmaceutical and medical device packaging:

3 packaging concerns in 2019 for pharma/medtech

3. Notable changes to ISO medical packaging standards explained

In 2020, the EU Medical Device Regulation will go into effect. Here in the U.S., ISO 11607 and ISO TS 16775 standards for packaging of terminally sterilized medical devices are being updated.

Notable changes include:

• A provision that directs packagers to complete a documented usability evaluation for aseptic presentation in either a real or simulated-use environment.

• The stipulation that designs allow for easy and safe handling and…prevent microbial contamination, and that the integrity of that packaging is clearly evident to the final user.

• Formal inclusion of risk management.

• A new annex on ways to differentiate a sterile barrier system from protective packaging.

• A new section on visual inspection.

• A section on design changes and validation.

• A revised section on process validation that includes the new concept of a process specification.

• A new annex on environmental aspects according to ISO and CEN guidance.

 

Opioid-packaging

2. 3 packaging designs that tackle the opioid crisis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking packaging solutions—such as fixed-quantity, unit-of-use blister packs—to help prevent opioid abuse as allowed by the new Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities regulation, which is better known as the SUPPORT Act.

One of the last articles published in 2018 presented three new examples in this area.

 

Digital-healthcare

1. How digital healthcare and packaging benefit users

The best-read healthcare packaging related article of 2019 on PackagingDigest.com looks at how the trend of digital devices in healthcare will impact the packaging requirements. Two pharmacists on the Faculty of Pharmacy at Clermont-Ferrand in France thoroughly explain the market drivers, then focus on primary and secondary packaging that can enhance distribution safety, improve compliance and perhaps offer an alternative for drug manufacturing.

Other popular articles from co-author Dr. Pascale Gauthier, who is known for her impeccably researched and detailed reports, include:

“5 advances and packaging trends in the beauty universe” published in May 2017.

“The Asian influence and digital mutation in cosmetics packaging” published in July 2018.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Digital healthcare, the opioid crisis and updates to ISO standards for medical packaging headlined our pharmaceutical and medical coverage in 2019. Based on page views, here are the top three articles of the year related to pharmaceutical and medical device packaging:

3 packaging concerns in 2019 for pharma/medtech

3. Notable changes to ISO medical packaging standards explained

In 2020, the EU Medical Device Regulation will go into effect. Here in the U.S., ISO 11607 and ISO TS 16775 standards for packaging of terminally sterilized medical devices are being updated.

Notable changes include:

• A provision that directs packagers to complete a documented usability evaluation for aseptic presentation in either a real or simulated-use environment.

• The stipulation that designs allow for easy and safe handling and…prevent microbial contamination, and that the integrity of that packaging is clearly evident to the final user.

• Formal inclusion of risk management.

• A new annex on ways to differentiate a sterile barrier system from protective packaging.

• A new section on visual inspection.

• A section on design changes and validation.

• A revised section on process validation that includes the new concept of a process specification.

• A new annex on environmental aspects according to ISO and CEN guidance.

 

3 packaging concerns in 2019 for pharma/medtech

2. 3 packaging designs that tackle the opioid crisis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking packaging solutions—such as fixed-quantity, unit-of-use blister packs—to help prevent opioid abuse as allowed by the new Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities regulation, which is better known as the SUPPORT Act.

One of the last articles published in 2018 presented three new examples in this area.

 

Digital-healthcare

1. How digital healthcare and packaging benefit users

The best-read healthcare packaging related article of 2019 on PackagingDigest.com looks at how the trend of digital devices in healthcare will impact the packaging requirements. Two pharmacists on the Faculty of Pharmacy at Clermont-Ferrand in France thoroughly explain the market drivers, then focus on primary and secondary packaging that can enhance distribution safety, improve compliance and perhaps offer an alternative for drug manufacturing.

Other popular articles from co-author Dr. Pascale Gauthier, who is known for her impeccably researched and detailed reports, include:

“5 advances and packaging trends in the beauty universe” published in May 2017.

“The Asian influence and digital mutation in cosmetics packaging” published in July 2018.

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Digital healthcare, the opioid crisis and updates to ISO standards for medical packaging headlined our pharmaceutical and medical coverage in 2019. Based on page views, here are the top three articles of the year related to pharmaceutical and medical device packaging:

3 packaging concerns in 2019 for pharma/medtech

3. Notable changes to ISO medical packaging standards explained

In 2020, the EU Medical Device Regulation will go into effect. Here in the U.S., ISO 11607 and ISO TS 16775 standards for packaging of terminally sterilized medical devices are being updated.

Notable changes include:

• A provision that directs packagers to complete a documented usability evaluation for aseptic presentation in either a real or simulated-use environment.

• The stipulation that designs allow for easy and safe handling and…prevent microbial contamination, and that the integrity of that packaging is clearly evident to the final user.

• Formal inclusion of risk management.

• A new annex on ways to differentiate a sterile barrier system from protective packaging.

• A new section on visual inspection.

• A section on design changes and validation.

• A revised section on process validation that includes the new concept of a process specification.

• A new annex on environmental aspects according to ISO and CEN guidance.

 

3 packaging concerns in 2019 for pharma/medtech

2. 3 packaging designs that tackle the opioid crisis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking packaging solutions—such as fixed-quantity, unit-of-use blister packs—to help prevent opioid abuse as allowed by the new Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities regulation, which is better known as the SUPPORT Act.

One of the last articles published in 2018 presented three new examples in this area.

 

3 packaging concerns in 2019 for pharma/medtech

1. How digital healthcare and packaging benefit users

The best-read healthcare packaging related article of 2019 on PackagingDigest.com looks at how the trend of digital devices in healthcare will impact the packaging requirements. Two pharmacists on the Faculty of Pharmacy at Clermont-Ferrand in France thoroughly explain the market drivers, then focus on primary and secondary packaging that can enhance distribution safety, improve compliance and perhaps offer an alternative for drug manufacturing.

Other popular articles from co-author Dr. Pascale Gauthier, who is known for her impeccably researched and detailed reports, include:

“5 advances and packaging trends in the beauty universe” published in May 2017.

“The Asian influence and digital mutation in cosmetics packaging” published in July 2018.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Fist-bumpFind your success! Subscribe to free Packaging Digest enewsletters.

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Digital healthcare, the opioid crisis and updates to ISO standards for medical packaging headlined our pharmaceutical and medical coverage in 2019. Based on page views, here are the top three articles of the year related to pharmaceutical and medical device packaging:

3 packaging concerns in 2019 for pharma/medtech

3. Notable changes to ISO medical packaging standards explained

In 2020, the EU Medical Device Regulation will go into effect. Here in the U.S., ISO 11607 and ISO TS 16775 standards for packaging of terminally sterilized medical devices are being updated.

Notable changes include:

• A provision that directs packagers to complete a documented usability evaluation for aseptic presentation in either a real or simulated-use environment.

• The stipulation that designs allow for easy and safe handling and…prevent microbial contamination, and that the integrity of that packaging is clearly evident to the final user.

• Formal inclusion of risk management.

• A new annex on ways to differentiate a sterile barrier system from protective packaging.

• A new section on visual inspection.

• A section on design changes and validation.

• A revised section on process validation that includes the new concept of a process specification.

• A new annex on environmental aspects according to ISO and CEN guidance.

 

3 packaging concerns in 2019 for pharma/medtech

2. 3 packaging designs that tackle the opioid crisis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking packaging solutions—such as fixed-quantity, unit-of-use blister packs—to help prevent opioid abuse as allowed by the new Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities regulation, which is better known as the SUPPORT Act.

One of the last articles published in 2018 presented three new examples in this area.

 

3 packaging concerns in 2019 for pharma/medtech

1. How digital healthcare and packaging benefit users

The best-read healthcare packaging related article of 2019 on PackagingDigest.com looks at how the trend of digital devices in healthcare will impact the packaging requirements. Two pharmacists on the Faculty of Pharmacy at Clermont-Ferrand in France thoroughly explain the market drivers, then focus on primary and secondary packaging that can enhance distribution safety, improve compliance and perhaps offer an alternative for drug manufacturing.

Other popular articles from co-author Dr. Pascale Gauthier, who is known for her impeccably researched and detailed reports, include:

“5 advances and packaging trends in the beauty universe” published in May 2017.

“The Asian influence and digital mutation in cosmetics packaging” published in July 2018.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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You need a strong knowledge base to build a career on. In the highly regulated field of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, we can help. Several “Packaging 101” articles scored well with readers this year, earning mention as some of the top topics of 2019 even though they were published in earlier years.

Here are the five notables that can help you succeed in your profession:

Anti-counterfeit packaging

5. What you need in anti-counterfeit packaging today and why

While not limited to use in pharmaceutical and medical markets, anti-counterfeiting features for packages used by these markets help protect patients and profits.

In March 2018, experts from leading security microstructure technology company Optaglio summarized critical general guidelines, starting with three basic strategies for product protection from counterfeiters:

1. Use law protection and enforcement to prevent counterfeiters from getting to the markets.

2. Track and trace each individual product from production through distributors and stores...up to second hand shops.

3. Add protective elements so that a customer can differentiate between genuine and fake on his/her own.

They recommend you use anti-counterfeiting packaging solutions that are discriminable, self-destructive and unique.

 

Medical-packaging-development

4. 3 steps for designing the ideal medical device packaging system

In this January 2017 article, an executive with CleanCut Technologies LLC (now Oliver Healthcare Packaging) breaks down a trio of tips for developing a successful package for your medical device:

1. Start packaging design early in the product development process.

2. Properly size packaging components.

3. Use a robust testing protocol.

Go now and create!

 

Sample-Size-for-Testing

3. Determining a valid sample size for package testing

Surprisingly, there is no clear guidance from regulatory agencies or standards bodies on the number of packages medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers should test to guard against failures and prove design integrity.

This December 2017 article helps packaging professionals determine and justify their sample size decisions.

The first step in selecting an adequate sample size is to calculate risk. A common approach to calculating risk is known as a Risk Priority Number (RPN), which is explained in this article.

Then also consider the cost of manufacturing the product and the complexity of the packaging design.

This October 2019 article might also be helpful: “How to determine a valid sample size for testing your medical device package”

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2. Strength and integrity, part two: Basics of seal-strength testing

This June 2002 article (1) explains what seal-strength testing for medical device packaging is and (2) outlines the different types of testing addressed in ISO 11607.

(1) “Seal-strength testing evaluates the mechanical strength of the seal, ensuring proper material bonding to maintain package integrity throughout package life. Data acquired through testing can be used to validate the package design as adequate for maintenance of integrity, to monitor process performance, and to confirm shelf-life performance.”

(2) Pull it apart: “The tensile seal-strength test (ASTM F88)…produces specific force results for peelable packages. However, only single sections of a seal can be evaluated at one time, providing no information on whole-package integrity and slowing testing.”

Blow it up: “Inflation seal-strength testing (ASTM F1140 and F2054), including burst, creep, and creep-to-failure (CTF) testing, requires pressurizing the entire package and measuring the peak rupture pressure (burst test) or the time to failure at a constantly held pressure (creep and CTF). These tests provide a whole-package minimum seal strength and are equally applicable to peelable and nonpeelable seals.”

Restrain it: “Restrained package testing (ASTM F2054) is a refinement that has several advantages. It has been shown to define the minimum seal-strength area of pouches more consistently. It provides more-consistent loading on the package seal, and it correlates well with tensile seal-strength tests in defining the minimum seal-strength area.”

It’s necessary to keep up with changes in the regulation, as this April 2018 article does: “Harmonizing ISO 11607 with the EU's Medical Device Regulations”

 

Medical-packaging-101

1. Medical packaging 101: Basics medical device companies need to know

Our top pharma/medical device packaging evergreen article of 2019 is also the one in this list published most recently. This June 2018 piece covers the design, sterilization, testing requirements and validation processes medical device companies need to consider when tackling a packaging project.

Bottom line: “Because packaging involves many design and testing aspects, it is best to start its development as soon as possible in the product’s development.”

Good advice.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

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You need a strong knowledge base to build a career on. In the highly regulated field of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, we can help. Several “Packaging 101” articles scored well with readers this year, earning mention as some of the top topics of 2019 even though they were published in earlier years.

Here are the five notables that can help you succeed in your profession:

Anti-counterfeit packaging

5. What you need in anti-counterfeit packaging today and why

While not limited to use in pharmaceutical and medical markets, anti-counterfeiting features for packages used by these markets help protect patients and profits.

In March 2018, experts from leading security microstructure technology company Optaglio summarized critical general guidelines, starting with three basic strategies for product protection from counterfeiters:

1. Use law protection and enforcement to prevent counterfeiters from getting to the markets.

2. Track and trace each individual product from production through distributors and stores...up to second hand shops.

3. Add protective elements so that a customer can differentiate between genuine and fake on his/her own.

They recommend you use anti-counterfeiting packaging solutions that are discriminable, self-destructive and unique.

 

Medical-packaging-development

4. 3 steps for designing the ideal medical device packaging system

In this January 2017 article, an executive with CleanCut Technologies LLC (now Oliver Healthcare Packaging) breaks down a trio of tips for developing a successful package for your medical device:

1. Start packaging design early in the product development process.

2. Properly size packaging components.

3. Use a robust testing protocol.

Go now and create!

 

Sample-Size-for-Testing

3. Determining a valid sample size for package testing

Surprisingly, there is no clear guidance from regulatory agencies or standards bodies on the number of packages medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers should test to guard against failures and prove design integrity.

This December 2017 article helps packaging professionals determine and justify their sample size decisions.

The first step in selecting an adequate sample size is to calculate risk. A common approach to calculating risk is known as a Risk Priority Number (RPN), which is explained in this article.

Then also consider the cost of manufacturing the product and the complexity of the packaging design.

This October 2019 article might also be helpful: “How to determine a valid sample size for testing your medical device package”

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Fist-bumpFind your success! Subscribe to free Packaging Digest enewsletters.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

2. Strength and integrity, part two: Basics of seal-strength testing

This June 2002 article (1) explains what seal-strength testing for medical device packaging is and (2) outlines the different types of testing addressed in ISO 11607.

(1) “Seal-strength testing evaluates the mechanical strength of the seal, ensuring proper material bonding to maintain package integrity throughout package life. Data acquired through testing can be used to validate the package design as adequate for maintenance of integrity, to monitor process performance, and to confirm shelf-life performance.”

(2) Pull it apart: “The tensile seal-strength test (ASTM F88)…produces specific force results for peelable packages. However, only single sections of a seal can be evaluated at one time, providing no information on whole-package integrity and slowing testing.”

Blow it up: “Inflation seal-strength testing (ASTM F1140 and F2054), including burst, creep, and creep-to-failure (CTF) testing, requires pressurizing the entire package and measuring the peak rupture pressure (burst test) or the time to failure at a constantly held pressure (creep and CTF). These tests provide a whole-package minimum seal strength and are equally applicable to peelable and nonpeelable seals.”

Restrain it: “Restrained package testing (ASTM F2054) is a refinement that has several advantages. It has been shown to define the minimum seal-strength area of pouches more consistently. It provides more-consistent loading on the package seal, and it correlates well with tensile seal-strength tests in defining the minimum seal-strength area.”

It’s necessary to keep up with changes in the regulation, as this April 2018 article does: “Harmonizing ISO 11607 with the EU's Medical Device Regulations”

 

Medical-packaging-101

1. Medical packaging 101: Basics medical device companies need to know

Our top pharma/medical device packaging evergreen article of 2019 is also the one in this list published most recently. This June 2018 piece covers the design, sterilization, testing requirements and validation processes medical device companies need to consider when tackling a packaging project.

Bottom line: “Because packaging involves many design and testing aspects, it is best to start its development as soon as possible in the product’s development.”

Good advice.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

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You need a strong knowledge base to build a career on. In the highly regulated field of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, we can help. Several “Packaging 101” articles scored well with readers this year, earning mention as some of the top topics of 2019 even though they were published in earlier years.

Here are the five notables that can help you succeed in your profession:

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

5. What you need in anti-counterfeit packaging today and why

While not limited to use in pharmaceutical and medical markets, anti-counterfeiting features for packages used by these markets help protect patients and profits.

In March 2018, experts from leading security microstructure technology company Optaglio summarized critical general guidelines, starting with three basic strategies for product protection from counterfeiters:

1. Use law protection and enforcement to prevent counterfeiters from getting to the markets.

2. Track and trace each individual product from production through distributors and stores...up to second hand shops.

3. Add protective elements so that a customer can differentiate between genuine and fake on his/her own.

They recommend you use anti-counterfeiting packaging solutions that are discriminable, self-destructive and unique.

 

Medical-packaging-development

4. 3 steps for designing the ideal medical device packaging system

In this January 2017 article, an executive with CleanCut Technologies LLC (now Oliver Healthcare Packaging) breaks down a trio of tips for developing a successful package for your medical device:

1. Start packaging design early in the product development process.

2. Properly size packaging components.

3. Use a robust testing protocol.

Go now and create!

 

Sample-Size-for-Testing

3. Determining a valid sample size for package testing

Surprisingly, there is no clear guidance from regulatory agencies or standards bodies on the number of packages medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers should test to guard against failures and prove design integrity.

This December 2017 article helps packaging professionals determine and justify their sample size decisions.

The first step in selecting an adequate sample size is to calculate risk. A common approach to calculating risk is known as a Risk Priority Number (RPN), which is explained in this article.

Then also consider the cost of manufacturing the product and the complexity of the packaging design.

This October 2019 article might also be helpful: “How to determine a valid sample size for testing your medical device package”

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2. Strength and integrity, part two: Basics of seal-strength testing

This June 2002 article (1) explains what seal-strength testing for medical device packaging is and (2) outlines the different types of testing addressed in ISO 11607.

(1) “Seal-strength testing evaluates the mechanical strength of the seal, ensuring proper material bonding to maintain package integrity throughout package life. Data acquired through testing can be used to validate the package design as adequate for maintenance of integrity, to monitor process performance, and to confirm shelf-life performance.”

(2) Pull it apart: “The tensile seal-strength test (ASTM F88)…produces specific force results for peelable packages. However, only single sections of a seal can be evaluated at one time, providing no information on whole-package integrity and slowing testing.”

Blow it up: “Inflation seal-strength testing (ASTM F1140 and F2054), including burst, creep, and creep-to-failure (CTF) testing, requires pressurizing the entire package and measuring the peak rupture pressure (burst test) or the time to failure at a constantly held pressure (creep and CTF). These tests provide a whole-package minimum seal strength and are equally applicable to peelable and nonpeelable seals.”

Restrain it: “Restrained package testing (ASTM F2054) is a refinement that has several advantages. It has been shown to define the minimum seal-strength area of pouches more consistently. It provides more-consistent loading on the package seal, and it correlates well with tensile seal-strength tests in defining the minimum seal-strength area.”

It’s necessary to keep up with changes in the regulation, as this April 2018 article does: “Harmonizing ISO 11607 with the EU's Medical Device Regulations”

 

Medical-packaging-101

1. Medical packaging 101: Basics medical device companies need to know

Our top pharma/medical device packaging evergreen article of 2019 is also the one in this list published most recently. This June 2018 piece covers the design, sterilization, testing requirements and validation processes medical device companies need to consider when tackling a packaging project.

Bottom line: “Because packaging involves many design and testing aspects, it is best to start its development as soon as possible in the product’s development.”

Good advice.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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You need a strong knowledge base to build a career on. In the highly regulated field of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, we can help. Several “Packaging 101” articles scored well with readers this year, earning mention as some of the top topics of 2019 even though they were published in earlier years.

Here are the five notables that can help you succeed in your profession:

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

5. What you need in anti-counterfeit packaging today and why

While not limited to use in pharmaceutical and medical markets, anti-counterfeiting features for packages used by these markets help protect patients and profits.

In March 2018, experts from leading security microstructure technology company Optaglio summarized critical general guidelines, starting with three basic strategies for product protection from counterfeiters:

1. Use law protection and enforcement to prevent counterfeiters from getting to the markets.

2. Track and trace each individual product from production through distributors and stores...up to second hand shops.

3. Add protective elements so that a customer can differentiate between genuine and fake on his/her own.

They recommend you use anti-counterfeiting packaging solutions that are discriminable, self-destructive and unique.

 

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

4. 3 steps for designing the ideal medical device packaging system

In this January 2017 article, an executive with CleanCut Technologies LLC (now Oliver Healthcare Packaging) breaks down a trio of tips for developing a successful package for your medical device:

1. Start packaging design early in the product development process.

2. Properly size packaging components.

3. Use a robust testing protocol.

Go now and create!

 

Sample-Size-for-Testing

3. Determining a valid sample size for package testing

Surprisingly, there is no clear guidance from regulatory agencies or standards bodies on the number of packages medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers should test to guard against failures and prove design integrity.

This December 2017 article helps packaging professionals determine and justify their sample size decisions.

The first step in selecting an adequate sample size is to calculate risk. A common approach to calculating risk is known as a Risk Priority Number (RPN), which is explained in this article.

Then also consider the cost of manufacturing the product and the complexity of the packaging design.

This October 2019 article might also be helpful: “How to determine a valid sample size for testing your medical device package”

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2. Strength and integrity, part two: Basics of seal-strength testing

This June 2002 article (1) explains what seal-strength testing for medical device packaging is and (2) outlines the different types of testing addressed in ISO 11607.

(1) “Seal-strength testing evaluates the mechanical strength of the seal, ensuring proper material bonding to maintain package integrity throughout package life. Data acquired through testing can be used to validate the package design as adequate for maintenance of integrity, to monitor process performance, and to confirm shelf-life performance.”

(2) Pull it apart: “The tensile seal-strength test (ASTM F88)…produces specific force results for peelable packages. However, only single sections of a seal can be evaluated at one time, providing no information on whole-package integrity and slowing testing.”

Blow it up: “Inflation seal-strength testing (ASTM F1140 and F2054), including burst, creep, and creep-to-failure (CTF) testing, requires pressurizing the entire package and measuring the peak rupture pressure (burst test) or the time to failure at a constantly held pressure (creep and CTF). These tests provide a whole-package minimum seal strength and are equally applicable to peelable and nonpeelable seals.”

Restrain it: “Restrained package testing (ASTM F2054) is a refinement that has several advantages. It has been shown to define the minimum seal-strength area of pouches more consistently. It provides more-consistent loading on the package seal, and it correlates well with tensile seal-strength tests in defining the minimum seal-strength area.”

It’s necessary to keep up with changes in the regulation, as this April 2018 article does: “Harmonizing ISO 11607 with the EU's Medical Device Regulations”

 

Medical-packaging-101

1. Medical packaging 101: Basics medical device companies need to know

Our top pharma/medical device packaging evergreen article of 2019 is also the one in this list published most recently. This June 2018 piece covers the design, sterilization, testing requirements and validation processes medical device companies need to consider when tackling a packaging project.

Bottom line: “Because packaging involves many design and testing aspects, it is best to start its development as soon as possible in the product’s development.”

Good advice.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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You need a strong knowledge base to build a career on. In the highly regulated field of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, we can help. Several “Packaging 101” articles scored well with readers this year, earning mention as some of the top topics of 2019 even though they were published in earlier years.

Here are the five notables that can help you succeed in your profession:

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

5. What you need in anti-counterfeit packaging today and why

While not limited to use in pharmaceutical and medical markets, anti-counterfeiting features for packages used by these markets help protect patients and profits.

In March 2018, experts from leading security microstructure technology company Optaglio summarized critical general guidelines, starting with three basic strategies for product protection from counterfeiters:

1. Use law protection and enforcement to prevent counterfeiters from getting to the markets.

2. Track and trace each individual product from production through distributors and stores...up to second hand shops.

3. Add protective elements so that a customer can differentiate between genuine and fake on his/her own.

They recommend you use anti-counterfeiting packaging solutions that are discriminable, self-destructive and unique.

 

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

4. 3 steps for designing the ideal medical device packaging system

In this January 2017 article, an executive with CleanCut Technologies LLC (now Oliver Healthcare Packaging) breaks down a trio of tips for developing a successful package for your medical device:

1. Start packaging design early in the product development process.

2. Properly size packaging components.

3. Use a robust testing protocol.

Go now and create!

 

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

3. Determining a valid sample size for package testing

Surprisingly, there is no clear guidance from regulatory agencies or standards bodies on the number of packages medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers should test to guard against failures and prove design integrity.

This December 2017 article helps packaging professionals determine and justify their sample size decisions.

The first step in selecting an adequate sample size is to calculate risk. A common approach to calculating risk is known as a Risk Priority Number (RPN), which is explained in this article.

Then also consider the cost of manufacturing the product and the complexity of the packaging design.

This October 2019 article might also be helpful: “How to determine a valid sample size for testing your medical device package”

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2. Strength and integrity, part two: Basics of seal-strength testing

This June 2002 article (1) explains what seal-strength testing for medical device packaging is and (2) outlines the different types of testing addressed in ISO 11607.

(1) “Seal-strength testing evaluates the mechanical strength of the seal, ensuring proper material bonding to maintain package integrity throughout package life. Data acquired through testing can be used to validate the package design as adequate for maintenance of integrity, to monitor process performance, and to confirm shelf-life performance.”

(2) Pull it apart: “The tensile seal-strength test (ASTM F88)…produces specific force results for peelable packages. However, only single sections of a seal can be evaluated at one time, providing no information on whole-package integrity and slowing testing.”

Blow it up: “Inflation seal-strength testing (ASTM F1140 and F2054), including burst, creep, and creep-to-failure (CTF) testing, requires pressurizing the entire package and measuring the peak rupture pressure (burst test) or the time to failure at a constantly held pressure (creep and CTF). These tests provide a whole-package minimum seal strength and are equally applicable to peelable and nonpeelable seals.”

Restrain it: “Restrained package testing (ASTM F2054) is a refinement that has several advantages. It has been shown to define the minimum seal-strength area of pouches more consistently. It provides more-consistent loading on the package seal, and it correlates well with tensile seal-strength tests in defining the minimum seal-strength area.”

It’s necessary to keep up with changes in the regulation, as this April 2018 article does: “Harmonizing ISO 11607 with the EU's Medical Device Regulations”

 

Medical-packaging-101

1. Medical packaging 101: Basics medical device companies need to know

Our top pharma/medical device packaging evergreen article of 2019 is also the one in this list published most recently. This June 2018 piece covers the design, sterilization, testing requirements and validation processes medical device companies need to consider when tackling a packaging project.

Bottom line: “Because packaging involves many design and testing aspects, it is best to start its development as soon as possible in the product’s development.”

Good advice.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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You need a strong knowledge base to build a career on. In the highly regulated field of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, we can help. Several “Packaging 101” articles scored well with readers this year, earning mention as some of the top topics of 2019 even though they were published in earlier years.

Here are the five notables that can help you succeed in your profession:

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

5. What you need in anti-counterfeit packaging today and why

While not limited to use in pharmaceutical and medical markets, anti-counterfeiting features for packages used by these markets help protect patients and profits.

In March 2018, experts from leading security microstructure technology company Optaglio summarized critical general guidelines, starting with three basic strategies for product protection from counterfeiters:

1. Use law protection and enforcement to prevent counterfeiters from getting to the markets.

2. Track and trace each individual product from production through distributors and stores...up to second hand shops.

3. Add protective elements so that a customer can differentiate between genuine and fake on his/her own.

They recommend you use anti-counterfeiting packaging solutions that are discriminable, self-destructive and unique.

 

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

4. 3 steps for designing the ideal medical device packaging system

In this January 2017 article, an executive with CleanCut Technologies LLC (now Oliver Healthcare Packaging) breaks down a trio of tips for developing a successful package for your medical device:

1. Start packaging design early in the product development process.

2. Properly size packaging components.

3. Use a robust testing protocol.

Go now and create!

 

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

3. Determining a valid sample size for package testing

Surprisingly, there is no clear guidance from regulatory agencies or standards bodies on the number of packages medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers should test to guard against failures and prove design integrity.

This December 2017 article helps packaging professionals determine and justify their sample size decisions.

The first step in selecting an adequate sample size is to calculate risk. A common approach to calculating risk is known as a Risk Priority Number (RPN), which is explained in this article.

Then also consider the cost of manufacturing the product and the complexity of the packaging design.

This October 2019 article might also be helpful: “How to determine a valid sample size for testing your medical device package”

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionalsFind your success! Subscribe to free Packaging Digest enewsletters.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

2. Strength and integrity, part two: Basics of seal-strength testing

This June 2002 article (1) explains what seal-strength testing for medical device packaging is and (2) outlines the different types of testing addressed in ISO 11607.

(1) “Seal-strength testing evaluates the mechanical strength of the seal, ensuring proper material bonding to maintain package integrity throughout package life. Data acquired through testing can be used to validate the package design as adequate for maintenance of integrity, to monitor process performance, and to confirm shelf-life performance.”

(2) Pull it apart: “The tensile seal-strength test (ASTM F88)…produces specific force results for peelable packages. However, only single sections of a seal can be evaluated at one time, providing no information on whole-package integrity and slowing testing.”

Blow it up: “Inflation seal-strength testing (ASTM F1140 and F2054), including burst, creep, and creep-to-failure (CTF) testing, requires pressurizing the entire package and measuring the peak rupture pressure (burst test) or the time to failure at a constantly held pressure (creep and CTF). These tests provide a whole-package minimum seal strength and are equally applicable to peelable and nonpeelable seals.”

Restrain it: “Restrained package testing (ASTM F2054) is a refinement that has several advantages. It has been shown to define the minimum seal-strength area of pouches more consistently. It provides more-consistent loading on the package seal, and it correlates well with tensile seal-strength tests in defining the minimum seal-strength area.”

It’s necessary to keep up with changes in the regulation, as this April 2018 article does: “Harmonizing ISO 11607 with the EU's Medical Device Regulations”

 

Medical-packaging-101

1. Medical packaging 101: Basics medical device companies need to know

Our top pharma/medical device packaging evergreen article of 2019 is also the one in this list published most recently. This June 2018 piece covers the design, sterilization, testing requirements and validation processes medical device companies need to consider when tackling a packaging project.

Bottom line: “Because packaging involves many design and testing aspects, it is best to start its development as soon as possible in the product’s development.”

Good advice.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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You need a strong knowledge base to build a career on. In the highly regulated field of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, we can help. Several “Packaging 101” articles scored well with readers this year, earning mention as some of the top topics of 2019 even though they were published in earlier years.

Here are the five notables that can help you succeed in your profession:

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

5. What you need in anti-counterfeit packaging today and why

While not limited to use in pharmaceutical and medical markets, anti-counterfeiting features for packages used by these markets help protect patients and profits.

In March 2018, experts from leading security microstructure technology company Optaglio summarized critical general guidelines, starting with three basic strategies for product protection from counterfeiters:

1. Use law protection and enforcement to prevent counterfeiters from getting to the markets.

2. Track and trace each individual product from production through distributors and stores...up to second hand shops.

3. Add protective elements so that a customer can differentiate between genuine and fake on his/her own.

They recommend you use anti-counterfeiting packaging solutions that are discriminable, self-destructive and unique.

 

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

4. 3 steps for designing the ideal medical device packaging system

In this January 2017 article, an executive with CleanCut Technologies LLC (now Oliver Healthcare Packaging) breaks down a trio of tips for developing a successful package for your medical device:

1. Start packaging design early in the product development process.

2. Properly size packaging components.

3. Use a robust testing protocol.

Go now and create!

 

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

3. Determining a valid sample size for package testing

Surprisingly, there is no clear guidance from regulatory agencies or standards bodies on the number of packages medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers should test to guard against failures and prove design integrity.

This December 2017 article helps packaging professionals determine and justify their sample size decisions.

The first step in selecting an adequate sample size is to calculate risk. A common approach to calculating risk is known as a Risk Priority Number (RPN), which is explained in this article.

Then also consider the cost of manufacturing the product and the complexity of the packaging design.

This October 2019 article might also be helpful: “How to determine a valid sample size for testing your medical device package”

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionalsFind your success! Subscribe to free Packaging Digest enewsletters.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

2. Strength and integrity, part two: Basics of seal-strength testing

This June 2002 article (1) explains what seal-strength testing for medical device packaging is and (2) outlines the different types of testing addressed in ISO 11607.

(1) “Seal-strength testing evaluates the mechanical strength of the seal, ensuring proper material bonding to maintain package integrity throughout package life. Data acquired through testing can be used to validate the package design as adequate for maintenance of integrity, to monitor process performance, and to confirm shelf-life performance.”

(2) Pull it apart: “The tensile seal-strength test (ASTM F88)…produces specific force results for peelable packages. However, only single sections of a seal can be evaluated at one time, providing no information on whole-package integrity and slowing testing.”

Blow it up: “Inflation seal-strength testing (ASTM F1140 and F2054), including burst, creep, and creep-to-failure (CTF) testing, requires pressurizing the entire package and measuring the peak rupture pressure (burst test) or the time to failure at a constantly held pressure (creep and CTF). These tests provide a whole-package minimum seal strength and are equally applicable to peelable and nonpeelable seals.”

Restrain it: “Restrained package testing (ASTM F2054) is a refinement that has several advantages. It has been shown to define the minimum seal-strength area of pouches more consistently. It provides more-consistent loading on the package seal, and it correlates well with tensile seal-strength tests in defining the minimum seal-strength area.”

It’s necessary to keep up with changes in the regulation, as this April 2018 article does: “Harmonizing ISO 11607 with the EU's Medical Device Regulations”

 

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

1. Medical packaging 101: Basics medical device companies need to know

Our top pharma/medical device packaging evergreen article of 2019 is also the one in this list published most recently. This June 2018 piece covers the design, sterilization, testing requirements and validation processes medical device companies need to consider when tackling a packaging project.

Bottom line: “Because packaging involves many design and testing aspects, it is best to start its development as soon as possible in the product’s development.”

Good advice.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

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You need a strong knowledge base to build a career on. In the highly regulated field of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, we can help. Several “Packaging 101” articles scored well with readers this year, earning mention as some of the top topics of 2019 even though they were published in earlier years.

Here are the five notables that can help you succeed in your profession:

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

5. What you need in anti-counterfeit packaging today and why

While not limited to use in pharmaceutical and medical markets, anti-counterfeiting features for packages used by these markets help protect patients and profits.

In March 2018, experts from leading security microstructure technology company Optaglio summarized critical general guidelines, starting with three basic strategies for product protection from counterfeiters:

1. Use law protection and enforcement to prevent counterfeiters from getting to the markets.

2. Track and trace each individual product from production through distributors and stores...up to second hand shops.

3. Add protective elements so that a customer can differentiate between genuine and fake on his/her own.

They recommend you use anti-counterfeiting packaging solutions that are discriminable, self-destructive and unique.

 

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

4. 3 steps for designing the ideal medical device packaging system

In this January 2017 article, an executive with CleanCut Technologies LLC (now Oliver Healthcare Packaging) breaks down a trio of tips for developing a successful package for your medical device:

1. Start packaging design early in the product development process.

2. Properly size packaging components.

3. Use a robust testing protocol.

Go now and create!

 

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

3. Determining a valid sample size for package testing

Surprisingly, there is no clear guidance from regulatory agencies or standards bodies on the number of packages medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers should test to guard against failures and prove design integrity.

This December 2017 article helps packaging professionals determine and justify their sample size decisions.

The first step in selecting an adequate sample size is to calculate risk. A common approach to calculating risk is known as a Risk Priority Number (RPN), which is explained in this article.

Then also consider the cost of manufacturing the product and the complexity of the packaging design.

This October 2019 article might also be helpful: “How to determine a valid sample size for testing your medical device package”

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionalsFind your success! Subscribe to free Packaging Digest enewsletters.

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2. Strength and integrity, part two: Basics of seal-strength testing

This June 2002 article (1) explains what seal-strength testing for medical device packaging is and (2) outlines the different types of testing addressed in ISO 11607.

(1) “Seal-strength testing evaluates the mechanical strength of the seal, ensuring proper material bonding to maintain package integrity throughout package life. Data acquired through testing can be used to validate the package design as adequate for maintenance of integrity, to monitor process performance, and to confirm shelf-life performance.”

(2) Pull it apart: “The tensile seal-strength test (ASTM F88)…produces specific force results for peelable packages. However, only single sections of a seal can be evaluated at one time, providing no information on whole-package integrity and slowing testing.”

Blow it up: “Inflation seal-strength testing (ASTM F1140 and F2054), including burst, creep, and creep-to-failure (CTF) testing, requires pressurizing the entire package and measuring the peak rupture pressure (burst test) or the time to failure at a constantly held pressure (creep and CTF). These tests provide a whole-package minimum seal strength and are equally applicable to peelable and nonpeelable seals.”

Restrain it: “Restrained package testing (ASTM F2054) is a refinement that has several advantages. It has been shown to define the minimum seal-strength area of pouches more consistently. It provides more-consistent loading on the package seal, and it correlates well with tensile seal-strength tests in defining the minimum seal-strength area.”

It’s necessary to keep up with changes in the regulation, as this April 2018 article does: “Harmonizing ISO 11607 with the EU's Medical Device Regulations”

 

Packaging ‘basics’ popular with healthcare professionals

1. Medical packaging 101: Basics medical device companies need to know

Our top pharma/medical device packaging evergreen article of 2019 is also the one in this list published most recently. This June 2018 piece covers the design, sterilization, testing requirements and validation processes medical device companies need to consider when tackling a packaging project.

Bottom line: “Because packaging involves many design and testing aspects, it is best to start its development as soon as possible in the product’s development.”

Good advice.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Changing to amber lighting in your packaging production room when running pharmaceuticals that require protection from ultraviolet (UV) light takes valuable time that could be better spent producing good product. Is there an easy alternative? Perhaps so.

During a tour on Sept. 19 of a newly built—and now just completed—pharmaceutical packaging suite at PCI Pharma Services in Rockford, IL (see photo above), an interesting conversation about this subject came up with PCI’s Brian Keesee, vp/general manager, Global Clinical Operations & Supply, and Russell Stevens, director, facilities engineering and maintenance.

As part of its sustainability efforts in building this facility expansion (see photo above), contract manufacturer/packager PCI opted to install LED lights, which don’t emit UV rays. So, there is a possibility that LED lights can save PCI time—hours, in fact—between product/customer changeovers by not having to reset the packaging room with amber lighting for UV-sensitive drugs if allowed by the regulations and by its customers.

I was curious to see if it would be allowed by the Food and Drug Administration and reached out to the regulatory agency with two questions:

1. What are the current regulations regarding amber lighting in a packaging operations room/facility for UV-sensitive drugs?

2. Has the FDA considered updating the current regulations to allow for packaging UV-sensitive drugs in rooms with LED lighting? Why or why not?

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Charlie Kohler in FDA’s Trade Press Office replied: “The CGMP [current Good Manufacturing Practices] regulations only require that ‘adequate lighting shall be provided in all areas’ (see 21 CFR 211.44) and do not prohibit or prescribe the use of any type of lighting. Manufacturers may use any lighting that satisfies the CGMP regulations, which means the lighting used must be adequate to enable operators to perform their manufacturing responsibilities, and special lighting conditions or controls be used when needed to preserve product quality.”

Basically: Yes, LED lighting is suitable for packaging areas handling pharmaceuticals that need to be protected from UV light, according to the FDA.

Earlier today, Dec. 4, 2019, PCI announced completion of this latest plant expansion—which includes four high-potent compound capable suites, three new secondary packaging areas, three new coolers and a freezer—to handle specialty drug products for cancer and hormonal therapies, as well as other treatments.

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Changing to amber lighting in your packaging production room when running pharmaceuticals that require protection from ultraviolet (UV) light takes valuable time that could be better spent producing good product. Is there an easy alternative? Perhaps so.

During a tour on Sept. 19 of a newly built—and now just completed—pharmaceutical packaging suite at PCI Pharma Services in Rockford, IL (see photo above), an interesting conversation about this subject came up with PCI’s Brian Keesee, vp/general manager, Global Clinical Operations & Supply, and Russell Stevens, director, facilities engineering and maintenance.

As part of its sustainability efforts in building this facility expansion (see photo above), contract manufacturer/packager PCI opted to install LED lights, which don’t emit UV rays. So, there is a possibility that LED lights can save PCI time—hours, in fact—between product/customer changeovers by not having to reset the packaging room with amber lighting for UV-sensitive drugs if allowed by the regulations and by its customers.

I was curious to see if it would be allowed by the Food and Drug Administration and reached out to the regulatory agency with two questions:

1. What are the current regulations regarding amber lighting in a packaging operations room/facility for UV-sensitive drugs?

2. Has the FDA considered updating the current regulations to allow for packaging UV-sensitive drugs in rooms with LED lighting? Why or why not?

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

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Charlie Kohler in FDA’s Trade Press Office replied: “The CGMP [current Good Manufacturing Practices] regulations only require that ‘adequate lighting shall be provided in all areas’ (see 21 CFR 211.44) and do not prohibit or prescribe the use of any type of lighting. Manufacturers may use any lighting that satisfies the CGMP regulations, which means the lighting used must be adequate to enable operators to perform their manufacturing responsibilities, and special lighting conditions or controls be used when needed to preserve product quality.”

Basically: Yes, LED lighting is suitable for packaging areas handling pharmaceuticals that need to be protected from UV light, according to the FDA.

Earlier today, Dec. 4, 2019, PCI announced completion of this latest plant expansion—which includes four high-potent compound capable suites, three new secondary packaging areas, three new coolers and a freezer—to handle specialty drug products for cancer and hormonal therapies, as well as other treatments.

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Changing to amber lighting in your packaging production room when running pharmaceuticals that require protection from ultraviolet (UV) light takes valuable time that could be better spent producing good product. Is there an easy alternative? Perhaps so.

During a tour on Sept. 19 of a newly built—and now just completed—pharmaceutical packaging suite at PCI Pharma Services in Rockford, IL (see photo above), an interesting conversation about this subject came up with PCI’s Brian Keesee, vp/general manager, Global Clinical Operations & Supply, and Russell Stevens, director, facilities engineering and maintenance.

When packaging UV-sensitive drugs, can LED lighting save you changeover time?

As part of its sustainability efforts in building this facility expansion (see photo above), contract manufacturer/packager PCI opted to install LED lights, which don’t emit UV rays. So, there is a possibility that LED lights can save PCI time—hours, in fact—between product/customer changeovers by not having to reset the packaging room with amber lighting for UV-sensitive drugs if allowed by the regulations and by its customers.

I was curious to see if it would be allowed by the Food and Drug Administration and reached out to the regulatory agency with two questions:

1. What are the current regulations regarding amber lighting in a packaging operations room/facility for UV-sensitive drugs?

2. Has the FDA considered updating the current regulations to allow for packaging UV-sensitive drugs in rooms with LED lighting? Why or why not?

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Charlie Kohler in FDA’s Trade Press Office replied: “The CGMP [current Good Manufacturing Practices] regulations only require that ‘adequate lighting shall be provided in all areas’ (see 21 CFR 211.44) and do not prohibit or prescribe the use of any type of lighting. Manufacturers may use any lighting that satisfies the CGMP regulations, which means the lighting used must be adequate to enable operators to perform their manufacturing responsibilities, and special lighting conditions or controls be used when needed to preserve product quality.”

Basically: Yes, LED lighting is suitable for packaging areas handling pharmaceuticals that need to be protected from UV light, according to the FDA.

Earlier today, Dec. 4, 2019, PCI announced completion of this latest plant expansion—which includes four high-potent compound capable suites, three new secondary packaging areas, three new coolers and a freezer—to handle specialty drug products for cancer and hormonal therapies, as well as other treatments.

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Changing to amber lighting in your packaging production room when running pharmaceuticals that require protection from ultraviolet (UV) light takes valuable time that could be better spent producing good product. Is there an easy alternative? Perhaps so.

During a tour on Sept. 19 of a newly built—and now just completed—pharmaceutical packaging suite at PCI Pharma Services in Rockford, IL (see photo above), an interesting conversation about this subject came up with PCI’s Brian Keesee, vp/general manager, Global Clinical Operations & Supply, and Russell Stevens, director, facilities engineering and maintenance.

When packaging UV-sensitive drugs, can LED lighting save you changeover time?

As part of its sustainability efforts in building this facility expansion (see photo above), contract manufacturer/packager PCI opted to install LED lights, which don’t emit UV rays. So, there is a possibility that LED lights can save PCI time—hours, in fact—between product/customer changeovers by not having to reset the packaging room with amber lighting for UV-sensitive drugs if allowed by the regulations and by its customers.

I was curious to see if it would be allowed by the Food and Drug Administration and reached out to the regulatory agency with two questions:

1. What are the current regulations regarding amber lighting in a packaging operations room/facility for UV-sensitive drugs?

2. Has the FDA considered updating the current regulations to allow for packaging UV-sensitive drugs in rooms with LED lighting? Why or why not?

____________________________________________________________________________________________

When packaging UV-sensitive drugs, can LED lighting save you changeover time?  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Charlie Kohler in FDA’s Trade Press Office replied: “The CGMP [current Good Manufacturing Practices] regulations only require that ‘adequate lighting shall be provided in all areas’ (see 21 CFR 211.44) and do not prohibit or prescribe the use of any type of lighting. Manufacturers may use any lighting that satisfies the CGMP regulations, which means the lighting used must be adequate to enable operators to perform their manufacturing responsibilities, and special lighting conditions or controls be used when needed to preserve product quality.”

Basically: Yes, LED lighting is suitable for packaging areas handling pharmaceuticals that need to be protected from UV light, according to the FDA.

Earlier today, Dec. 4, 2019, PCI announced completion of this latest plant expansion—which includes four high-potent compound capable suites, three new secondary packaging areas, three new coolers and a freezer—to handle specialty drug products for cancer and hormonal therapies, as well as other treatments.

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Changing to amber lighting in your packaging production room when running pharmaceuticals that require protection from ultraviolet (UV) light takes valuable time that could be better spent producing good product. Is there an easy alternative? Perhaps so.

During a tour on Sept. 19 of a newly built—and now just completed—pharmaceutical packaging suite at PCI Pharma Services in Rockford, IL (see photo above), an interesting conversation about this subject came up with PCI’s Brian Keesee, vp/general manager, Global Clinical Operations & Supply, and Russell Stevens, director, facilities engineering and maintenance.

When packaging UV-sensitive drugs, can LED lighting save you changeover time?

As part of its sustainability efforts in building this facility expansion (see photo above), contract manufacturer/packager PCI opted to install LED lights, which don’t emit UV rays. So, there is a possibility that LED lights can save PCI time—hours, in fact—between product/customer changeovers by not having to reset the packaging room with amber lighting for UV-sensitive drugs if allowed by the regulations and by its customers.

I was curious to see if it would be allowed by the Food and Drug Administration and reached out to the regulatory agency with two questions:

1. What are the current regulations regarding amber lighting in a packaging operations room/facility for UV-sensitive drugs?

2. Has the FDA considered updating the current regulations to allow for packaging UV-sensitive drugs in rooms with LED lighting? Why or why not?

____________________________________________________________________________________________

When packaging UV-sensitive drugs, can LED lighting save you changeover time?  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Charlie Kohler in FDA’s Trade Press Office replied: “The CGMP [current Good Manufacturing Practices] regulations only require that ‘adequate lighting shall be provided in all areas’ (see 21 CFR 211.44) and do not prohibit or prescribe the use of any type of lighting. Manufacturers may use any lighting that satisfies the CGMP regulations, which means the lighting used must be adequate to enable operators to perform their manufacturing responsibilities, and special lighting conditions or controls be used when needed to preserve product quality.”

Basically: Yes, LED lighting is suitable for packaging areas handling pharmaceuticals that need to be protected from UV light, according to the FDA.

Earlier today, Dec. 4, 2019, PCI announced completion of this latest plant expansion—which includes four high-potent compound capable suites, three new secondary packaging areas, three new coolers and a freezer—to handle specialty drug products for cancer and hormonal therapies, as well as other treatments.

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The brewer talks sustainable packaging strategies and tactics including 3-layer plastic bottles, paper sleeve cartons, fiber-based multipack rings and more.

 

Molson Coors Brewing Co. introduced in August a set of new global packaging goals to reduce plastics in its packaging, aiming for 100% of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

“As a global brewer with a strong family heritage, we have always taken seriously our responsibility to brew a more sustainable future,” said Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter. “Plastic waste poses a clear environmental challenge, and as a consumer-packaged goods company, we play an important role in helping to solve the global waste crisis.”

The company’s new packaging strategy has four main goals:

  1. Innovate: Make 100% of packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable. The strategy includes plans to move from a five-layer PET bottle to a three-layer bottle in the U.S. to enhance its recyclability.
  2. Accelerate: Incorporate at least 30% recycled content in plastics packaging. While plastics comprise less than 2% of global packaging mix by weight, the company seeks to achieve at least 30% recycled content in its PET bottles, plastic film wrap and plastic rings.
  3. Collaborate: Improve recycling infrastructure and support a better recycling system for communities, government and industries.
  4. Climate: Reduce carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, which includes both internal changes and external partnerships.

Managing the company’s entire sustainability program is Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility, who points out that founder Bill Coors’ mantra of “waste is a resource out of place” has long been part of the company’s DNA. She’s well-suited for the heady task, having been hired in 2004 to develop a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for Miller Brewing Co. during the MillerCoors U.S. years before being promoted to lead CSR globally at Molson Coors. “The purchase of MillerCoors by Molson Coors at the end of 2016 was a better opportunity to enhance our sustainability strategy including for packaging,” she says.

That lead in 2017 to the introduction of the “Beer Print 2025” strategy, the company’s vision for the environmental, social and economic space. “Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” Marotta explains. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.”

It also meant addressing internally the external outcry against a packaging material that is widely under siege, plastics.

“There’s heavy pressure to eliminate the use of single-use plastics,” Marotta explains.“India was the first country to announce abandoning single-use plastics, which starts in 2020. Similar public sentiment and regulations are taking shape in the European Union that were soon followed by Canada as it moved faster toward abandoning plastics. San Francisco banned plastic bottles in their airport, and in many places plastic bags cost consumers extra.

“As a consumer packaged goods company and global citizen, we need to tackle those issues related to the plastic crisis with new ideas, innovation, capital and new costs of goods sold if the solutions aren’t there. We’re working with our suppliers to increase recycled content in our plastic rings and shrink wrap and in PET bottle—it’s all about what works for consumers in local markets. Some plastics will remain, while others will be switched for other materials. We’re coming at it from different angles and making a lot of progress.”

Among those promising angles that Marotta is most excited about is a development that she calls “a major breakthrough in plastic beer bottles.”

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Currently the company uses a 5-layer oxygen barrier beer bottle in 32- (shown) and 40-oz sizes, but the shortcoming is that “in some municipalities those bottles are hard to sort and recycle,” Marotta acknowledges, which is why Molson Coors has given that packaging a lot of attention and now has good news to share.

“We’ve been working with our supply stream for several years looking at what new technology that will help us be sustainable, protect the quality of our beer and also help recycling in our communities,” says Marotta. “We’re excited to announce we are moving from 5-layer to 3-layer bottle in the U.S. that will help us to achieve our reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable goal because the new bottle’s reduced nylon barrier layer that makes it much easier to recycle at a municipal recycling facility.”

The production of a 3-layer bottle requires a more precise barrier than that for the current-5-layer barrier bottle, Marotta points out, but the company’s R&D team determined that it’s possible through a new co-injection approach.

All that’s left is consumer testing to confirm the results they expect “and then we can continue moving forward with it,” she adds.

Paired with that new plastic bottle structure is the news that Molson Coors partnered with Loop Industries to reduce the reliance on virgin polymers through a chemical process that converts recycled PET into an rPET bottle with the same durability and quality as 100% virgin PET. Loop’s patented technology depolymerizes no- and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber including plastic bottles, textiles and more into the base monomers. Those monomers are processed into Loop-branded PET resin and polyester fiber suitable for food-grade packaging.

“We’re really excited about that opportunity with Loop as a step toward a circular economy,” she enthuses.

And that’s just the start of things.

Mariotta appreciates that the fundamental challenge to any plastic reducing or elimination program is to replace plastic with an alternative than can perform as well. And one of those basic plastic packaging formats is shrink wrap used to bundle multipacks.

“Plastics’ appeal for a very long time has been for consumer friendliness and ease of use,” she admits. “We’re testing the paper-based alternative to learn about the interaction with consumers and what works in the U.S.”

That particular initiative comes under the Accelerate goal. Marotta discloses that before April 2021 Coors Beer will switch to 100% recyclable paperboard sleeves. “We made a commitment to remove plastic wrap by 2020 from large multipacks replacing with kraft paper, a new alternative that’s been in the market in UK with Coors Light and Carling.”

 

In the U.S., a pilot for one of the company’s craft brands, Colorado Native, is the first of the company’s brands to test a new plastic-free, fiber-based six-pack ring for beverage cans. The eco-friendly rings are made from post-industrial recycled fiber and are 100% bio-based, recyclable and compostable in commercial composting facilities.

It’s not a one-size fits all proposition.

“While we try for global solutions, consumers trends and needs and regulations are different by market and location,” she says. “We want to respond and address these needs appropriately.”

This past summer is early in testing phase.

“It’s a different look for the packaging, and it’s quite obvious to consumers with the switch from plastic to fiber that a change has been made.”

In November, Marotta shared the results with Packaging Digest: “The Colorado Native fiber rings are performing well, and we plan on converting 100% of our plastic rings to fiber on all of our Colorado Native beers.”

The company is also testing a bioplastic ring unitizer for cans.

 

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This year Molson Coors launched a new target to cut the carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, based on a 2016 baseline. At 26%, packaging is the largest source of carbon dioxide across the company’s value chain.

One venue to achieve that is for all 28 of the company’s brewing and major manufacturing facilities send zero waste to landfill by 2025. Marotta reports that during 2018 another three facilities achieved that target, bringing the company’s current total of zero-waste plants to 17.

Other methods to lowering the carbon footprint is to increase the recycled content of glass and PET bottles and aluminum cans and to lightweight packaging.

As part of the packaging emission reductions program, the brewer held summits with its Top 100 global packaging suppliers to discuss new innovations, new technology and learn what the vendors were doing to reduce their own carbon footprint. For example, packaging suppliers Ball Corp. and Crown have committed to using 100% renewable electricity. “What they do affects Molson’s Value chain,” Marotta notes.

The company, which also operates one of the largest solar arrays in the U.S., is exploring carbon credit offsets as part of an aggressive goal with what Marotta calls a large “menu” of tactics to hit 50% emission reductions within its operations by 2025. These include energy- and self-sufficiency.

Molson Coors recognizes that for its and like programs by others to be regionally successful requires numerous participant stakeholders. In reaction, the brewer joined The Recycling Partnership, a group of 45 leading brands promoting more jobs in the circular economy, more material recovery and stronger, more equitable communities within the U.S.

Foundational to these and other efforts is grassroots participation by communities in reducing litter and collecting and increasing recycled content.

“We need to help solve the plastics waste problem as a company for our own products including how we use new technology and innovative solutions, but we also need to work in our communities and collaborate with other organizations—the government, nonprofit groups, and other key stakeholders,” Marotta explains. “We want to help take any confusion and obstacles to success out of recycling.”

And it’s not just for plastics packaging.

“We’re working in Denver with Momentum Recycling where glass recycling in municipalities is not a problem,” she says. “We have a joint venture with Rocky Mountain Bottling Company Recycle Colorado, an Owens-Illinois company, that recently over six months targeted places that were hard even for glass bottles to be recycled, like including apartments, bars and restaurants. We were successful to get the material to RMRC’s other locations so that recycled content could be made into new glass. Moving forward, we are looking at local solutions that focus on recycling infrastructure.”

For Molson Coors, the Beer Print 2025 plan is the current itinerary on a sustainable journey the company has traveled for decades.

“We have a foundation to work from—but there’s a lot more work for us to do as a company and for consumers to do in general,” says Marotta.

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In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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The brewer talks sustainable packaging strategies and tactics including 3-layer plastic bottles, paper sleeve cartons, fiber-based multipack rings and more.

 

Molson Coors Brewing Co. introduced in August a set of new global packaging goals to reduce plastics in its packaging, aiming for 100% of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

“As a global brewer with a strong family heritage, we have always taken seriously our responsibility to brew a more sustainable future,” said Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter. “Plastic waste poses a clear environmental challenge, and as a consumer-packaged goods company, we play an important role in helping to solve the global waste crisis.”

The company’s new packaging strategy has four main goals:

  1. Innovate: Make 100% of packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable. The strategy includes plans to move from a five-layer PET bottle to a three-layer bottle in the U.S. to enhance its recyclability.
  2. Accelerate: Incorporate at least 30% recycled content in plastics packaging. While plastics comprise less than 2% of global packaging mix by weight, the company seeks to achieve at least 30% recycled content in its PET bottles, plastic film wrap and plastic rings.
  3. Collaborate: Improve recycling infrastructure and support a better recycling system for communities, government and industries.
  4. Climate: Reduce carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, which includes both internal changes and external partnerships.

Managing the company’s entire sustainability program is Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility, who points out that founder Bill Coors’ mantra of “waste is a resource out of place” has long been part of the company’s DNA. She’s well-suited for the heady task, having been hired in 2004 to develop a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for Miller Brewing Co. during the MillerCoors U.S. years before being promoted to lead CSR globally at Molson Coors. “The purchase of MillerCoors by Molson Coors at the end of 2016 was a better opportunity to enhance our sustainability strategy including for packaging,” she says.

That lead in 2017 to the introduction of the “Beer Print 2025” strategy, the company’s vision for the environmental, social and economic space. “Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” Marotta explains. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.”

It also meant addressing internally the external outcry against a packaging material that is widely under siege, plastics.

“There’s heavy pressure to eliminate the use of single-use plastics,” Marotta explains.“India was the first country to announce abandoning single-use plastics, which starts in 2020. Similar public sentiment and regulations are taking shape in the European Union that were soon followed by Canada as it moved faster toward abandoning plastics. San Francisco banned plastic bottles in their airport, and in many places plastic bags cost consumers extra.

“As a consumer packaged goods company and global citizen, we need to tackle those issues related to the plastic crisis with new ideas, innovation, capital and new costs of goods sold if the solutions aren’t there. We’re working with our suppliers to increase recycled content in our plastic rings and shrink wrap and in PET bottle—it’s all about what works for consumers in local markets. Some plastics will remain, while others will be switched for other materials. We’re coming at it from different angles and making a lot of progress.”

Among those promising angles that Marotta is most excited about is a development that she calls “a major breakthrough in plastic beer bottles.”

Next: A better-to-recycle PET bottle and shrinking shrink wrap use

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Currently the company uses a 5-layer oxygen barrier beer bottle in 32- (shown) and 40-oz sizes, but the shortcoming is that “in some municipalities those bottles are hard to sort and recycle,” Marotta acknowledges, which is why Molson Coors has given that packaging a lot of attention and now has good news to share.

“We’ve been working with our supply stream for several years looking at what new technology that will help us be sustainable, protect the quality of our beer and also help recycling in our communities,” says Marotta. “We’re excited to announce we are moving from 5-layer to 3-layer bottle in the U.S. that will help us to achieve our reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable goal because the new bottle’s reduced nylon barrier layer that makes it much easier to recycle at a municipal recycling facility.”

The production of a 3-layer bottle requires a more precise barrier than that for the current-5-layer barrier bottle, Marotta points out, but the company’s R&D team determined that it’s possible through a new co-injection approach.

All that’s left is consumer testing to confirm the results they expect “and then we can continue moving forward with it,” she adds.

Paired with that new plastic bottle structure is the news that Molson Coors partnered with Loop Industries to reduce the reliance on virgin polymers through a chemical process that converts recycled PET into an rPET bottle with the same durability and quality as 100% virgin PET. Loop’s patented technology depolymerizes no- and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber including plastic bottles, textiles and more into the base monomers. Those monomers are processed into Loop-branded PET resin and polyester fiber suitable for food-grade packaging.

“We’re really excited about that opportunity with Loop as a step toward a circular economy,” she enthuses.

And that’s just the start of things.

Mariotta appreciates that the fundamental challenge to any plastic reducing or elimination program is to replace plastic with an alternative than can perform as well. And one of those basic plastic packaging formats is shrink wrap used to bundle multipacks.

“Plastics’ appeal for a very long time has been for consumer friendliness and ease of use,” she admits. “We’re testing the paper-based alternative to learn about the interaction with consumers and what works in the U.S.”

That particular initiative comes under the Accelerate goal. Marotta discloses that before April 2021 Coors Beer will switch to 100% recyclable paperboard sleeves. “We made a commitment to remove plastic wrap by 2020 from large multipacks replacing with kraft paper, a new alternative that’s been in the market in UK with Coors Light and Carling.”

 

In the U.S., a pilot for one of the company’s craft brands, Colorado Native, is the first of the company’s brands to test a new plastic-free, fiber-based six-pack ring for beverage cans. The eco-friendly rings are made from post-industrial recycled fiber and are 100% bio-based, recyclable and compostable in commercial composting facilities.

It’s not a one-size fits all proposition.

“While we try for global solutions, consumers trends and needs and regulations are different by market and location,” she says. “We want to respond and address these needs appropriately.”

This past summer is early in testing phase.

“It’s a different look for the packaging, and it’s quite obvious to consumers with the switch from plastic to fiber that a change has been made.”

In November, Marotta shared the results with Packaging Digest: “The Colorado Native fiber rings are performing well, and we plan on converting 100% of our plastic rings to fiber on all of our Colorado Native beers.”

The company is also testing a bioplastic ring unitizer for cans.

 

Next: Carbon footprint reduction and more

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

This year Molson Coors launched a new target to cut the carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, based on a 2016 baseline. At 26%, packaging is the largest source of carbon dioxide across the company’s value chain.

One venue to achieve that is for all 28 of the company’s brewing and major manufacturing facilities send zero waste to landfill by 2025. Marotta reports that during 2018 another three facilities achieved that target, bringing the company’s current total of zero-waste plants to 17.

Other methods to lowering the carbon footprint is to increase the recycled content of glass and PET bottles and aluminum cans and to lightweight packaging.

As part of the packaging emission reductions program, the brewer held summits with its Top 100 global packaging suppliers to discuss new innovations, new technology and learn what the vendors were doing to reduce their own carbon footprint. For example, packaging suppliers Ball Corp. and Crown have committed to using 100% renewable electricity. “What they do affects Molson’s Value chain,” Marotta notes.

The company, which also operates one of the largest solar arrays in the U.S., is exploring carbon credit offsets as part of an aggressive goal with what Marotta calls a large “menu” of tactics to hit 50% emission reductions within its operations by 2025. These include energy- and self-sufficiency.

Molson Coors recognizes that for its and like programs by others to be regionally successful requires numerous participant stakeholders. In reaction, the brewer joined The Recycling Partnership, a group of 45 leading brands promoting more jobs in the circular economy, more material recovery and stronger, more equitable communities within the U.S.

Foundational to these and other efforts is grassroots participation by communities in reducing litter and collecting and increasing recycled content.

“We need to help solve the plastics waste problem as a company for our own products including how we use new technology and innovative solutions, but we also need to work in our communities and collaborate with other organizations—the government, nonprofit groups, and other key stakeholders,” Marotta explains. “We want to help take any confusion and obstacles to success out of recycling.”

And it’s not just for plastics packaging.

“We’re working in Denver with Momentum Recycling where glass recycling in municipalities is not a problem,” she says. “We have a joint venture with Rocky Mountain Bottling Company Recycle Colorado, an Owens-Illinois company, that recently over six months targeted places that were hard even for glass bottles to be recycled, like including apartments, bars and restaurants. We were successful to get the material to RMRC’s other locations so that recycled content could be made into new glass. Moving forward, we are looking at local solutions that focus on recycling infrastructure.”

For Molson Coors, the Beer Print 2025 plan is the current itinerary on a sustainable journey the company has traveled for decades.

“We have a foundation to work from—but there’s a lot more work for us to do as a company and for consumers to do in general,” says Marotta.

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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Molson Coors Brewing Co. introduced in August a set of new global packaging goals to reduce plastics in its packaging, aiming for 100% of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

“As a global brewer with a strong family heritage, we have always taken seriously our responsibility to brew a more sustainable future,” said Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter. “Plastic waste poses a clear environmental challenge, and as a consumer-packaged goods company, we play an important role in helping to solve the global waste crisis.”

The company’s new packaging strategy has four main goals:

  1. Innovate: Make 100% of packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable. The strategy includes plans to move from a five-layer PET bottle to a three-layer bottle in the U.S. to enhance its recyclability.
  2. Accelerate: Incorporate at least 30% recycled content in plastics packaging. While plastics comprise less than 2% of global packaging mix by weight, the company seeks to achieve at least 30% recycled content in its PET bottles, plastic film wrap and plastic rings.
  3. Collaborate: Improve recycling infrastructure and support a better recycling system for communities, government and industries.
  4. Climate: Reduce carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, which includes both internal changes and external partnerships.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Managing the company’s entire sustainability program is Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility, who points out that founder Bill Coors’ mantra of “waste is a resource out of place” has long been part of the company’s DNA. She’s well-suited for the heady task, having been hired in 2004 to develop a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for Miller Brewing Co. during the MillerCoors U.S. years before being promoted to lead CSR globally at Molson Coors. “The purchase of MillerCoors by Molson Coors at the end of 2016 was a better opportunity to enhance our sustainability strategy including for packaging,” she says.

That lead in 2017 to the introduction of the “Beer Print 2025” strategy, the company’s vision for the environmental, social and economic space. “Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” Marotta explains. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.”

It also meant addressing internally the external outcry against a packaging material that is widely under siege, plastics.

“There’s heavy pressure to eliminate the use of single-use plastics,” Marotta explains.“India was the first country to announce abandoning single-use plastics, which starts in 2020. Similar public sentiment and regulations are taking shape in the European Union that were soon followed by Canada as it moved faster toward abandoning plastics. San Francisco banned plastic bottles in their airport, and in many places plastic bags cost consumers extra.

“As a consumer packaged goods company and global citizen, we need to tackle those issues related to the plastic crisis with new ideas, innovation, capital and new costs of goods sold if the solutions aren’t there. We’re working with our suppliers to increase recycled content in our plastic rings and shrink wrap and in PET bottle—it’s all about what works for consumers in local markets. Some plastics will remain, while others will be switched for other materials. We’re coming at it from different angles and making a lot of progress.”

Among those promising angles that Marotta is most excited about is a development that she calls “a major breakthrough in plastic beer bottles.”

Next: A better-to-recycle PET bottle and shrinking shrink wrap use

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Currently the company uses a 5-layer oxygen barrier beer bottle in 32- (shown) and 40-oz sizes, but the shortcoming is that “in some municipalities those bottles are hard to sort and recycle,” Marotta acknowledges, which is why Molson Coors has given that packaging a lot of attention and now has good news to share.

“We’ve been working with our supply stream for several years looking at what new technology that will help us be sustainable, protect the quality of our beer and also help recycling in our communities,” says Marotta. “We’re excited to announce we are moving from 5-layer to 3-layer bottle in the U.S. that will help us to achieve our reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable goal because the new bottle’s reduced nylon barrier layer that makes it much easier to recycle at a municipal recycling facility.”

The production of a 3-layer bottle requires a more precise barrier than that for the current-5-layer barrier bottle, Marotta points out, but the company’s R&D team determined that it’s possible through a new co-injection approach.

All that’s left is consumer testing to confirm the results they expect “and then we can continue moving forward with it,” she adds.

Paired with that new plastic bottle structure is the news that Molson Coors partnered with Loop Industries to reduce the reliance on virgin polymers through a chemical process that converts recycled PET into an rPET bottle with the same durability and quality as 100% virgin PET. Loop’s patented technology depolymerizes no- and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber including plastic bottles, textiles and more into the base monomers. Those monomers are processed into Loop-branded PET resin and polyester fiber suitable for food-grade packaging.

“We’re really excited about that opportunity with Loop as a step toward a circular economy,” she enthuses.

And that’s just the start of things.

Mariotta appreciates that the fundamental challenge to any plastic reducing or elimination program is to replace plastic with an alternative than can perform as well. And one of those basic plastic packaging formats is shrink wrap used to bundle multipacks.

“Plastics’ appeal for a very long time has been for consumer friendliness and ease of use,” she admits. “We’re testing the paper-based alternative to learn about the interaction with consumers and what works in the U.S.”

That particular initiative comes under the Accelerate goal. Marotta discloses that before April 2021 Coors Beer will switch to 100% recyclable paperboard sleeves. “We made a commitment to remove plastic wrap by 2020 from large multipacks replacing with kraft paper, a new alternative that’s been in the market in UK with Coors Light and Carling.”

 

In the U.S., a pilot for one of the company’s craft brands, Colorado Native, is the first of the company’s brands to test a new plastic-free, fiber-based six-pack ring for beverage cans. The eco-friendly rings are made from post-industrial recycled fiber and are 100% bio-based, recyclable and compostable in commercial composting facilities.

It’s not a one-size fits all proposition.

“While we try for global solutions, consumers trends and needs and regulations are different by market and location,” she says. “We want to respond and address these needs appropriately.”

This past summer is early in testing phase.

“It’s a different look for the packaging, and it’s quite obvious to consumers with the switch from plastic to fiber that a change has been made.”

In November, Marotta shared the results with Packaging Digest: “The Colorado Native fiber rings are performing well, and we plan on converting 100% of our plastic rings to fiber on all of our Colorado Native beers.”

The company is also testing a bioplastic ring unitizer for cans.

 

Next: Carbon footprint reduction and more

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

This year Molson Coors launched a new target to cut the carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, based on a 2016 baseline. At 26%, packaging is the largest source of carbon dioxide across the company’s value chain.

One venue to achieve that is for all 28 of the company’s brewing and major manufacturing facilities send zero waste to landfill by 2025. Marotta reports that during 2018 another three facilities achieved that target, bringing the company’s current total of zero-waste plants to 17.

Other methods to lowering the carbon footprint is to increase the recycled content of glass and PET bottles and aluminum cans and to lightweight packaging.

As part of the packaging emission reductions program, the brewer held summits with its Top 100 global packaging suppliers to discuss new innovations, new technology and learn what the vendors were doing to reduce their own carbon footprint. For example, packaging suppliers Ball Corp. and Crown have committed to using 100% renewable electricity. “What they do affects Molson’s Value chain,” Marotta notes.

The company, which also operates one of the largest solar arrays in the U.S., is exploring carbon credit offsets as part of an aggressive goal with what Marotta calls a large “menu” of tactics to hit 50% emission reductions within its operations by 2025. These include energy- and self-sufficiency.

Molson Coors recognizes that for its and like programs by others to be regionally successful requires numerous participant stakeholders. In reaction, the brewer joined The Recycling Partnership, a group of 45 leading brands promoting more jobs in the circular economy, more material recovery and stronger, more equitable communities within the U.S.

Foundational to these and other efforts is grassroots participation by communities in reducing litter and collecting and increasing recycled content.

“We need to help solve the plastics waste problem as a company for our own products including how we use new technology and innovative solutions, but we also need to work in our communities and collaborate with other organizations—the government, nonprofit groups, and other key stakeholders,” Marotta explains. “We want to help take any confusion and obstacles to success out of recycling.”

And it’s not just for plastics packaging.

“We’re working in Denver with Momentum Recycling where glass recycling in municipalities is not a problem,” she says. “We have a joint venture with Rocky Mountain Bottling Company Recycle Colorado, an Owens-Illinois company, that recently over six months targeted places that were hard even for glass bottles to be recycled, like including apartments, bars and restaurants. We were successful to get the material to RMRC’s other locations so that recycled content could be made into new glass. Moving forward, we are looking at local solutions that focus on recycling infrastructure.”

For Molson Coors, the Beer Print 2025 plan is the current itinerary on a sustainable journey the company has traveled for decades.

“We have a foundation to work from—but there’s a lot more work for us to do as a company and for consumers to do in general,” says Marotta.

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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The brewer talks sustainable packaging strategies and tactics including 3-layer plastic bottles, paper sleeve cartons, fiber-based multipack rings and more.

 

Molson Coors Brewing Co. introduced in August a set of new global packaging goals to reduce plastics in its packaging, aiming for 100% of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

“As a global brewer with a strong family heritage, we have always taken seriously our responsibility to brew a more sustainable future,” said Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter. “Plastic waste poses a clear environmental challenge, and as a consumer-packaged goods company, we play an important role in helping to solve the global waste crisis.”

The company’s new packaging strategy has four main goals:

  1. Innovate: Make 100% of packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable. The strategy includes plans to move from a five-layer PET bottle to a three-layer bottle in the U.S. to enhance its recyclability.
  2. Accelerate: Incorporate at least 30% recycled content in plastics packaging. While plastics comprise less than 2% of global packaging mix by weight, the company seeks to achieve at least 30% recycled content in its PET bottles, plastic film wrap and plastic rings.
  3. Collaborate: Improve recycling infrastructure and support a better recycling system for communities, government and industries.
  4. Climate: Reduce carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, which includes both internal changes and external partnerships.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Managing the company’s entire sustainability program is Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility, who points out that founder Bill Coors’ mantra of “waste is a resource out of place” has long been part of the company’s DNA. She’s well-suited for the heady task, having been hired in 2004 to develop a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for Miller Brewing Co. during the MillerCoors U.S. years before being promoted to lead CSR globally at Molson Coors. “The purchase of MillerCoors by Molson Coors at the end of 2016 was a better opportunity to enhance our sustainability strategy including for packaging,” she says.

That lead in 2017 to the introduction of the “Beer Print 2025” strategy, the company’s vision for the environmental, social and economic space. “Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” Marotta explains. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.”

It also meant addressing internally the external outcry against a packaging material that is widely under siege, plastics.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

“There’s heavy pressure to eliminate the use of single-use plastics,” Marotta explains.“India was the first country to announce abandoning single-use plastics, which starts in 2020. Similar public sentiment and regulations are taking shape in the European Union that were soon followed by Canada as it moved faster toward abandoning plastics. San Francisco banned plastic bottles in their airport, and in many places plastic bags cost consumers extra.

“As a consumer packaged goods company and global citizen, we need to tackle those issues related to the plastic crisis with new ideas, innovation, capital and new costs of goods sold if the solutions aren’t there. We’re working with our suppliers to increase recycled content in our plastic rings and shrink wrap and in PET bottle—it’s all about what works for consumers in local markets. Some plastics will remain, while others will be switched for other materials. We’re coming at it from different angles and making a lot of progress.”

Among those promising angles that Marotta is most excited about is a development that she calls “a major breakthrough in plastic beer bottles.”

Next: A better-to-recycle PET bottle and shrinking shrink wrap use

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Currently the company uses a 5-layer oxygen barrier beer bottle in 32- (shown) and 40-oz sizes, but the shortcoming is that “in some municipalities those bottles are hard to sort and recycle,” Marotta acknowledges, which is why Molson Coors has given that packaging a lot of attention and now has good news to share.

“We’ve been working with our supply stream for several years looking at what new technology that will help us be sustainable, protect the quality of our beer and also help recycling in our communities,” says Marotta. “We’re excited to announce we are moving from 5-layer to 3-layer bottle in the U.S. that will help us to achieve our reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable goal because the new bottle’s reduced nylon barrier layer that makes it much easier to recycle at a municipal recycling facility.”

The production of a 3-layer bottle requires a more precise barrier than that for the current-5-layer barrier bottle, Marotta points out, but the company’s R&D team determined that it’s possible through a new co-injection approach.

All that’s left is consumer testing to confirm the results they expect “and then we can continue moving forward with it,” she adds.

Paired with that new plastic bottle structure is the news that Molson Coors partnered with Loop Industries to reduce the reliance on virgin polymers through a chemical process that converts recycled PET into an rPET bottle with the same durability and quality as 100% virgin PET. Loop’s patented technology depolymerizes no- and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber including plastic bottles, textiles and more into the base monomers. Those monomers are processed into Loop-branded PET resin and polyester fiber suitable for food-grade packaging.

“We’re really excited about that opportunity with Loop as a step toward a circular economy,” she enthuses.

And that’s just the start of things.

Mariotta appreciates that the fundamental challenge to any plastic reducing or elimination program is to replace plastic with an alternative than can perform as well. And one of those basic plastic packaging formats is shrink wrap used to bundle multipacks.

“Plastics’ appeal for a very long time has been for consumer friendliness and ease of use,” she admits. “We’re testing the paper-based alternative to learn about the interaction with consumers and what works in the U.S.”

That particular initiative comes under the Accelerate goal. Marotta discloses that before April 2021 Coors Beer will switch to 100% recyclable paperboard sleeves. “We made a commitment to remove plastic wrap by 2020 from large multipacks replacing with kraft paper, a new alternative that’s been in the market in UK with Coors Light and Carling.”

 

In the U.S., a pilot for one of the company’s craft brands, Colorado Native, is the first of the company’s brands to test a new plastic-free, fiber-based six-pack ring for beverage cans. The eco-friendly rings are made from post-industrial recycled fiber and are 100% bio-based, recyclable and compostable in commercial composting facilities.

It’s not a one-size fits all proposition.

“While we try for global solutions, consumers trends and needs and regulations are different by market and location,” she says. “We want to respond and address these needs appropriately.”

This past summer is early in testing phase.

“It’s a different look for the packaging, and it’s quite obvious to consumers with the switch from plastic to fiber that a change has been made.”

In November, Marotta shared the results with Packaging Digest: “The Colorado Native fiber rings are performing well, and we plan on converting 100% of our plastic rings to fiber on all of our Colorado Native beers.”

The company is also testing a bioplastic ring unitizer for cans.

 

Next: Carbon footprint reduction and more

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

This year Molson Coors launched a new target to cut the carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, based on a 2016 baseline. At 26%, packaging is the largest source of carbon dioxide across the company’s value chain.

One venue to achieve that is for all 28 of the company’s brewing and major manufacturing facilities send zero waste to landfill by 2025. Marotta reports that during 2018 another three facilities achieved that target, bringing the company’s current total of zero-waste plants to 17.

Other methods to lowering the carbon footprint is to increase the recycled content of glass and PET bottles and aluminum cans and to lightweight packaging.

As part of the packaging emission reductions program, the brewer held summits with its Top 100 global packaging suppliers to discuss new innovations, new technology and learn what the vendors were doing to reduce their own carbon footprint. For example, packaging suppliers Ball Corp. and Crown have committed to using 100% renewable electricity. “What they do affects Molson’s Value chain,” Marotta notes.

The company, which also operates one of the largest solar arrays in the U.S., is exploring carbon credit offsets as part of an aggressive goal with what Marotta calls a large “menu” of tactics to hit 50% emission reductions within its operations by 2025. These include energy- and self-sufficiency.

Molson Coors recognizes that for its and like programs by others to be regionally successful requires numerous participant stakeholders. In reaction, the brewer joined The Recycling Partnership, a group of 45 leading brands promoting more jobs in the circular economy, more material recovery and stronger, more equitable communities within the U.S.

Foundational to these and other efforts is grassroots participation by communities in reducing litter and collecting and increasing recycled content.

“We need to help solve the plastics waste problem as a company for our own products including how we use new technology and innovative solutions, but we also need to work in our communities and collaborate with other organizations—the government, nonprofit groups, and other key stakeholders,” Marotta explains. “We want to help take any confusion and obstacles to success out of recycling.”

And it’s not just for plastics packaging.

“We’re working in Denver with Momentum Recycling where glass recycling in municipalities is not a problem,” she says. “We have a joint venture with Rocky Mountain Bottling Company Recycle Colorado, an Owens-Illinois company, that recently over six months targeted places that were hard even for glass bottles to be recycled, like including apartments, bars and restaurants. We were successful to get the material to RMRC’s other locations so that recycled content could be made into new glass. Moving forward, we are looking at local solutions that focus on recycling infrastructure.”

For Molson Coors, the Beer Print 2025 plan is the current itinerary on a sustainable journey the company has traveled for decades.

“We have a foundation to work from—but there’s a lot more work for us to do as a company and for consumers to do in general,” says Marotta.

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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The brewer talks sustainable packaging strategies and tactics including 3-layer plastic bottles, paper sleeve cartons, fiber-based multipack rings and more.

 

Molson Coors Brewing Co. introduced in August a set of new global packaging goals to reduce plastics in its packaging, aiming for 100% of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

“As a global brewer with a strong family heritage, we have always taken seriously our responsibility to brew a more sustainable future,” said Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter. “Plastic waste poses a clear environmental challenge, and as a consumer-packaged goods company, we play an important role in helping to solve the global waste crisis.”

The company’s new packaging strategy has four main goals:

  1. Innovate: Make 100% of packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable. The strategy includes plans to move from a five-layer PET bottle to a three-layer bottle in the U.S. to enhance its recyclability.
  2. Accelerate: Incorporate at least 30% recycled content in plastics packaging. While plastics comprise less than 2% of global packaging mix by weight, the company seeks to achieve at least 30% recycled content in its PET bottles, plastic film wrap and plastic rings.
  3. Collaborate: Improve recycling infrastructure and support a better recycling system for communities, government and industries.
  4. Climate: Reduce carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, which includes both internal changes and external partnerships.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Managing the company’s entire sustainability program is Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility, who points out that founder Bill Coors’ mantra of “waste is a resource out of place” has long been part of the company’s DNA. She’s well-suited for the heady task, having been hired in 2004 to develop a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for Miller Brewing Co. during the MillerCoors U.S. years before being promoted to lead CSR globally at Molson Coors. “The purchase of MillerCoors by Molson Coors at the end of 2016 was a better opportunity to enhance our sustainability strategy including for packaging,” she says.

That lead in 2017 to the introduction of the “Beer Print 2025” strategy, the company’s vision for the environmental, social and economic space. “Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” Marotta explains. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.”

It also meant addressing internally the external outcry against a packaging material that is widely under siege, plastics.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

“There’s heavy pressure to eliminate the use of single-use plastics,” Marotta explains.“India was the first country to announce abandoning single-use plastics, which starts in 2020. Similar public sentiment and regulations are taking shape in the European Union that were soon followed by Canada as it moved faster toward abandoning plastics. San Francisco banned plastic bottles in their airport, and in many places plastic bags cost consumers extra.

“As a consumer packaged goods company and global citizen, we need to tackle those issues related to the plastic crisis with new ideas, innovation, capital and new costs of goods sold if the solutions aren’t there. We’re working with our suppliers to increase recycled content in our plastic rings and shrink wrap and in PET bottle—it’s all about what works for consumers in local markets. Some plastics will remain, while others will be switched for other materials. We’re coming at it from different angles and making a lot of progress.”

Among those promising angles that Marotta is most excited about is a development that she calls “a major breakthrough in plastic beer bottles.”

Next: A better-to-recycle PET bottle and shrinking shrink wrap use

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Currently the company uses a 5-layer oxygen barrier beer bottle in 32- (shown) and 40-oz sizes, but the shortcoming is that “in some municipalities those bottles are hard to sort and recycle,” Marotta acknowledges, which is why Molson Coors has given that packaging a lot of attention and now has good news to share.

“We’ve been working with our supply stream for several years looking at what new technology that will help us be sustainable, protect the quality of our beer and also help recycling in our communities,” says Marotta. “We’re excited to announce we are moving from 5-layer to 3-layer bottle in the U.S. that will help us to achieve our reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable goal because the new bottle’s reduced nylon barrier layer that makes it much easier to recycle at a municipal recycling facility.”

The production of a 3-layer bottle requires a more precise barrier than that for the current-5-layer barrier bottle, Marotta points out, but the company’s R&D team determined that it’s possible through a new co-injection approach.

All that’s left is consumer testing to confirm the results they expect “and then we can continue moving forward with it,” she adds.

Paired with that new plastic bottle structure is the news that Molson Coors partnered with Loop Industries to reduce the reliance on virgin polymers through a chemical process that converts recycled PET into an rPET bottle with the same durability and quality as 100% virgin PET. Loop’s patented technology depolymerizes no- and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber including plastic bottles, textiles and more into the base monomers. Those monomers are processed into Loop-branded PET resin and polyester fiber suitable for food-grade packaging.

“We’re really excited about that opportunity with Loop as a step toward a circular economy,” she enthuses.

And that’s just the start of things.

Mariotta appreciates that the fundamental challenge to any plastic reducing or elimination program is to replace plastic with an alternative than can perform as well. And one of those basic plastic packaging formats is shrink wrap used to bundle multipacks.

“Plastics’ appeal for a very long time has been for consumer friendliness and ease of use,” she admits. “We’re testing the paper-based alternative to learn about the interaction with consumers and what works in the U.S.”

That particular initiative comes under the Accelerate goal. Marotta discloses that before April 2021 Coors Beer will switch to 100% recyclable paperboard sleeves. “We made a commitment to remove plastic wrap by 2020 from large multipacks replacing with kraft paper, a new alternative that’s been in the market in UK with Coors Light and Carling.”

 

In the U.S., a pilot for one of the company’s craft brands, Colorado Native, is the first of the company’s brands to test a new plastic-free, fiber-based six-pack ring for beverage cans. The eco-friendly rings are made from post-industrial recycled fiber and are 100% bio-based, recyclable and compostable in commercial composting facilities.

It’s not a one-size fits all proposition.

“While we try for global solutions, consumers trends and needs and regulations are different by market and location,” she says. “We want to respond and address these needs appropriately.”

This past summer is early in testing phase.

“It’s a different look for the packaging, and it’s quite obvious to consumers with the switch from plastic to fiber that a change has been made.”

In November, Marotta shared the results with Packaging Digest: “The Colorado Native fiber rings are performing well, and we plan on converting 100% of our plastic rings to fiber on all of our Colorado Native beers.”

The company is also testing a bioplastic ring unitizer for cans.

 

Next: Carbon footprint reduction and more

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

This year Molson Coors launched a new target to cut the carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, based on a 2016 baseline. At 26%, packaging is the largest source of carbon dioxide across the company’s value chain.

One venue to achieve that is for all 28 of the company’s brewing and major manufacturing facilities send zero waste to landfill by 2025. Marotta reports that during 2018 another three facilities achieved that target, bringing the company’s current total of zero-waste plants to 17.

Other methods to lowering the carbon footprint is to increase the recycled content of glass and PET bottles and aluminum cans and to lightweight packaging.

As part of the packaging emission reductions program, the brewer held summits with its Top 100 global packaging suppliers to discuss new innovations, new technology and learn what the vendors were doing to reduce their own carbon footprint. For example, packaging suppliers Ball Corp. and Crown have committed to using 100% renewable electricity. “What they do affects Molson’s Value chain,” Marotta notes.

The company, which also operates one of the largest solar arrays in the U.S., is exploring carbon credit offsets as part of an aggressive goal with what Marotta calls a large “menu” of tactics to hit 50% emission reductions within its operations by 2025. These include energy- and self-sufficiency.

Molson Coors recognizes that for its and like programs by others to be regionally successful requires numerous participant stakeholders. In reaction, the brewer joined The Recycling Partnership, a group of 45 leading brands promoting more jobs in the circular economy, more material recovery and stronger, more equitable communities within the U.S.

Foundational to these and other efforts is grassroots participation by communities in reducing litter and collecting and increasing recycled content.

“We need to help solve the plastics waste problem as a company for our own products including how we use new technology and innovative solutions, but we also need to work in our communities and collaborate with other organizations—the government, nonprofit groups, and other key stakeholders,” Marotta explains. “We want to help take any confusion and obstacles to success out of recycling.”

And it’s not just for plastics packaging.

“We’re working in Denver with Momentum Recycling where glass recycling in municipalities is not a problem,” she says. “We have a joint venture with Rocky Mountain Bottling Company Recycle Colorado, an Owens-Illinois company, that recently over six months targeted places that were hard even for glass bottles to be recycled, like including apartments, bars and restaurants. We were successful to get the material to RMRC’s other locations so that recycled content could be made into new glass. Moving forward, we are looking at local solutions that focus on recycling infrastructure.”

For Molson Coors, the Beer Print 2025 plan is the current itinerary on a sustainable journey the company has traveled for decades.

“We have a foundation to work from—but there’s a lot more work for us to do as a company and for consumers to do in general,” says Marotta.

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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The brewer talks sustainable packaging strategies and tactics including 3-layer plastic bottles, paper sleeve cartons, fiber-based multipack rings and more.

 

Molson Coors Brewing Co. introduced in August a set of new global packaging goals to reduce plastics in its packaging, aiming for 100% of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

“As a global brewer with a strong family heritage, we have always taken seriously our responsibility to brew a more sustainable future,” said Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter. “Plastic waste poses a clear environmental challenge, and as a consumer-packaged goods company, we play an important role in helping to solve the global waste crisis.”

The company’s new packaging strategy has four main goals:

  1. Innovate: Make 100% of packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable. The strategy includes plans to move from a five-layer PET bottle to a three-layer bottle in the U.S. to enhance its recyclability.
  2. Accelerate: Incorporate at least 30% recycled content in plastics packaging. While plastics comprise less than 2% of global packaging mix by weight, the company seeks to achieve at least 30% recycled content in its PET bottles, plastic film wrap and plastic rings.
  3. Collaborate: Improve recycling infrastructure and support a better recycling system for communities, government and industries.
  4. Climate: Reduce carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, which includes both internal changes and external partnerships.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Managing the company’s entire sustainability program is Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility, who points out that founder Bill Coors’ mantra of “waste is a resource out of place” has long been part of the company’s DNA. She’s well-suited for the heady task, having been hired in 2004 to develop a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for Miller Brewing Co. during the MillerCoors U.S. years before being promoted to lead CSR globally at Molson Coors. “The purchase of MillerCoors by Molson Coors at the end of 2016 was a better opportunity to enhance our sustainability strategy including for packaging,” she says.

That lead in 2017 to the introduction of the “Beer Print 2025” strategy, the company’s vision for the environmental, social and economic space. “Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” Marotta explains. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.”

It also meant addressing internally the external outcry against a packaging material that is widely under siege, plastics.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

“There’s heavy pressure to eliminate the use of single-use plastics,” Marotta explains.“India was the first country to announce abandoning single-use plastics, which starts in 2020. Similar public sentiment and regulations are taking shape in the European Union that were soon followed by Canada as it moved faster toward abandoning plastics. San Francisco banned plastic bottles in their airport, and in many places plastic bags cost consumers extra.

“As a consumer packaged goods company and global citizen, we need to tackle those issues related to the plastic crisis with new ideas, innovation, capital and new costs of goods sold if the solutions aren’t there. We’re working with our suppliers to increase recycled content in our plastic rings and shrink wrap and in PET bottle—it’s all about what works for consumers in local markets. Some plastics will remain, while others will be switched for other materials. We’re coming at it from different angles and making a lot of progress.”

Among those promising angles that Marotta is most excited about is a development that she calls “a major breakthrough in plastic beer bottles.”

Next: A better-to-recycle PET bottle and shrinking shrink wrap use

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Currently the company uses a 5-layer oxygen barrier beer bottle in 32- (shown) and 40-oz sizes, but the shortcoming is that “in some municipalities those bottles are hard to sort and recycle,” Marotta acknowledges, which is why Molson Coors has given that packaging a lot of attention and now has good news to share.

“We’ve been working with our supply stream for several years looking at what new technology that will help us be sustainable, protect the quality of our beer and also help recycling in our communities,” says Marotta. “We’re excited to announce we are moving from 5-layer to 3-layer bottle in the U.S. that will help us to achieve our reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable goal because the new bottle’s reduced nylon barrier layer that makes it much easier to recycle at a municipal recycling facility.”

The production of a 3-layer bottle requires a more precise barrier than that for the current-5-layer barrier bottle, Marotta points out, but the company’s R&D team determined that it’s possible through a new co-injection approach.

All that’s left is consumer testing to confirm the results they expect “and then we can continue moving forward with it,” she adds.

Paired with that new plastic bottle structure is the news that Molson Coors partnered with Loop Industries to reduce the reliance on virgin polymers through a chemical process that converts recycled PET into an rPET bottle with the same durability and quality as 100% virgin PET. Loop’s patented technology depolymerizes no- and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber including plastic bottles, textiles and more into the base monomers. Those monomers are processed into Loop-branded PET resin and polyester fiber suitable for food-grade packaging.

“We’re really excited about that opportunity with Loop as a step toward a circular economy,” she enthuses.

And that’s just the start of things.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Mariotta appreciates that the fundamental challenge to any plastic reducing or elimination program is to replace plastic with an alternative than can perform as well. And one of those basic plastic packaging formats is shrink wrap used to bundle multipacks.

“Plastics’ appeal for a very long time has been for consumer friendliness and ease of use,” she admits. “We’re testing the paper-based alternative to learn about the interaction with consumers and what works in the U.S.”

That particular initiative comes under the Accelerate goal. Marotta discloses that before April 2021 Coors Beer will switch to 100% recyclable paperboard sleeves. “We made a commitment to remove plastic wrap by 2020 from large multipacks replacing with kraft paper, a new alternative that’s been in the market in UK with Coors Light and Carling.”

 

In the U.S., a pilot for one of the company’s craft brands, Colorado Native, is the first of the company’s brands to test a new plastic-free, fiber-based six-pack ring for beverage cans. The eco-friendly rings are made from post-industrial recycled fiber and are 100% bio-based, recyclable and compostable in commercial composting facilities.

It’s not a one-size fits all proposition.

“While we try for global solutions, consumers trends and needs and regulations are different by market and location,” she says. “We want to respond and address these needs appropriately.”

This past summer is early in testing phase.

“It’s a different look for the packaging, and it’s quite obvious to consumers with the switch from plastic to fiber that a change has been made.”

In November, Marotta shared the results with Packaging Digest: “The Colorado Native fiber rings are performing well, and we plan on converting 100% of our plastic rings to fiber on all of our Colorado Native beers.”

The company is also testing a bioplastic ring unitizer for cans.

 

Next: Carbon footprint reduction and more

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

This year Molson Coors launched a new target to cut the carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, based on a 2016 baseline. At 26%, packaging is the largest source of carbon dioxide across the company’s value chain.

One venue to achieve that is for all 28 of the company’s brewing and major manufacturing facilities send zero waste to landfill by 2025. Marotta reports that during 2018 another three facilities achieved that target, bringing the company’s current total of zero-waste plants to 17.

Other methods to lowering the carbon footprint is to increase the recycled content of glass and PET bottles and aluminum cans and to lightweight packaging.

As part of the packaging emission reductions program, the brewer held summits with its Top 100 global packaging suppliers to discuss new innovations, new technology and learn what the vendors were doing to reduce their own carbon footprint. For example, packaging suppliers Ball Corp. and Crown have committed to using 100% renewable electricity. “What they do affects Molson’s Value chain,” Marotta notes.

The company, which also operates one of the largest solar arrays in the U.S., is exploring carbon credit offsets as part of an aggressive goal with what Marotta calls a large “menu” of tactics to hit 50% emission reductions within its operations by 2025. These include energy- and self-sufficiency.

Molson Coors recognizes that for its and like programs by others to be regionally successful requires numerous participant stakeholders. In reaction, the brewer joined The Recycling Partnership, a group of 45 leading brands promoting more jobs in the circular economy, more material recovery and stronger, more equitable communities within the U.S.

Foundational to these and other efforts is grassroots participation by communities in reducing litter and collecting and increasing recycled content.

“We need to help solve the plastics waste problem as a company for our own products including how we use new technology and innovative solutions, but we also need to work in our communities and collaborate with other organizations—the government, nonprofit groups, and other key stakeholders,” Marotta explains. “We want to help take any confusion and obstacles to success out of recycling.”

And it’s not just for plastics packaging.

“We’re working in Denver with Momentum Recycling where glass recycling in municipalities is not a problem,” she says. “We have a joint venture with Rocky Mountain Bottling Company Recycle Colorado, an Owens-Illinois company, that recently over six months targeted places that were hard even for glass bottles to be recycled, like including apartments, bars and restaurants. We were successful to get the material to RMRC’s other locations so that recycled content could be made into new glass. Moving forward, we are looking at local solutions that focus on recycling infrastructure.”

For Molson Coors, the Beer Print 2025 plan is the current itinerary on a sustainable journey the company has traveled for decades.

“We have a foundation to work from—but there’s a lot more work for us to do as a company and for consumers to do in general,” says Marotta.

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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The brewer talks sustainable packaging strategies and tactics including 3-layer plastic bottles, paper sleeve cartons, fiber-based multipack rings and more.

 

Molson Coors Brewing Co. introduced in August a set of new global packaging goals to reduce plastics in its packaging, aiming for 100% of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

“As a global brewer with a strong family heritage, we have always taken seriously our responsibility to brew a more sustainable future,” said Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter. “Plastic waste poses a clear environmental challenge, and as a consumer-packaged goods company, we play an important role in helping to solve the global waste crisis.”

The company’s new packaging strategy has four main goals:

  1. Innovate: Make 100% of packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable. The strategy includes plans to move from a five-layer PET bottle to a three-layer bottle in the U.S. to enhance its recyclability.
  2. Accelerate: Incorporate at least 30% recycled content in plastics packaging. While plastics comprise less than 2% of global packaging mix by weight, the company seeks to achieve at least 30% recycled content in its PET bottles, plastic film wrap and plastic rings.
  3. Collaborate: Improve recycling infrastructure and support a better recycling system for communities, government and industries.
  4. Climate: Reduce carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, which includes both internal changes and external partnerships.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Managing the company’s entire sustainability program is Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility, who points out that founder Bill Coors’ mantra of “waste is a resource out of place” has long been part of the company’s DNA. She’s well-suited for the heady task, having been hired in 2004 to develop a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for Miller Brewing Co. during the MillerCoors U.S. years before being promoted to lead CSR globally at Molson Coors. “The purchase of MillerCoors by Molson Coors at the end of 2016 was a better opportunity to enhance our sustainability strategy including for packaging,” she says.

That lead in 2017 to the introduction of the “Beer Print 2025” strategy, the company’s vision for the environmental, social and economic space. “Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” Marotta explains. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.”

It also meant addressing internally the external outcry against a packaging material that is widely under siege, plastics.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

“There’s heavy pressure to eliminate the use of single-use plastics,” Marotta explains.“India was the first country to announce abandoning single-use plastics, which starts in 2020. Similar public sentiment and regulations are taking shape in the European Union that were soon followed by Canada as it moved faster toward abandoning plastics. San Francisco banned plastic bottles in their airport, and in many places plastic bags cost consumers extra.

“As a consumer packaged goods company and global citizen, we need to tackle those issues related to the plastic crisis with new ideas, innovation, capital and new costs of goods sold if the solutions aren’t there. We’re working with our suppliers to increase recycled content in our plastic rings and shrink wrap and in PET bottle—it’s all about what works for consumers in local markets. Some plastics will remain, while others will be switched for other materials. We’re coming at it from different angles and making a lot of progress.”

Among those promising angles that Marotta is most excited about is a development that she calls “a major breakthrough in plastic beer bottles.”

Next: A better-to-recycle PET bottle and shrinking shrink wrap use

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Currently the company uses a 5-layer oxygen barrier beer bottle in 32- (shown) and 40-oz sizes, but the shortcoming is that “in some municipalities those bottles are hard to sort and recycle,” Marotta acknowledges, which is why Molson Coors has given that packaging a lot of attention and now has good news to share.

“We’ve been working with our supply stream for several years looking at what new technology that will help us be sustainable, protect the quality of our beer and also help recycling in our communities,” says Marotta. “We’re excited to announce we are moving from 5-layer to 3-layer bottle in the U.S. that will help us to achieve our reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable goal because the new bottle’s reduced nylon barrier layer that makes it much easier to recycle at a municipal recycling facility.”

The production of a 3-layer bottle requires a more precise barrier than that for the current-5-layer barrier bottle, Marotta points out, but the company’s R&D team determined that it’s possible through a new co-injection approach.

All that’s left is consumer testing to confirm the results they expect “and then we can continue moving forward with it,” she adds.

Paired with that new plastic bottle structure is the news that Molson Coors partnered with Loop Industries to reduce the reliance on virgin polymers through a chemical process that converts recycled PET into an rPET bottle with the same durability and quality as 100% virgin PET. Loop’s patented technology depolymerizes no- and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber including plastic bottles, textiles and more into the base monomers. Those monomers are processed into Loop-branded PET resin and polyester fiber suitable for food-grade packaging.

“We’re really excited about that opportunity with Loop as a step toward a circular economy,” she enthuses.

And that’s just the start of things.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Mariotta appreciates that the fundamental challenge to any plastic reducing or elimination program is to replace plastic with an alternative than can perform as well. And one of those basic plastic packaging formats is shrink wrap used to bundle multipacks.

“Plastics’ appeal for a very long time has been for consumer friendliness and ease of use,” she admits. “We’re testing the paper-based alternative to learn about the interaction with consumers and what works in the U.S.”

That particular initiative comes under the Accelerate goal. Marotta discloses that before April 2021 Coors Beer will switch to 100% recyclable paperboard sleeves. “We made a commitment to remove plastic wrap by 2020 from large multipacks replacing with kraft paper, a new alternative that’s been in the market in UK with Coors Light and Carling.”

 

In the U.S., a pilot for one of the company’s craft brands, Colorado Native, is the first of the company’s brands to test a new plastic-free, fiber-based six-pack ring for beverage cans. The eco-friendly rings are made from post-industrial recycled fiber and are 100% bio-based, recyclable and compostable in commercial composting facilities.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

It’s not a one-size fits all proposition.

“While we try for global solutions, consumers trends and needs and regulations are different by market and location,” she says. “We want to respond and address these needs appropriately.”

This past summer is early in testing phase.

“It’s a different look for the packaging, and it’s quite obvious to consumers with the switch from plastic to fiber that a change has been made.”

In November, Marotta shared the results with Packaging Digest: “The Colorado Native fiber rings are performing well, and we plan on converting 100% of our plastic rings to fiber on all of our Colorado Native beers.”

The company is also testing a bioplastic ring unitizer for cans.

 

Next: Carbon footprint reduction and more

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

This year Molson Coors launched a new target to cut the carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, based on a 2016 baseline. At 26%, packaging is the largest source of carbon dioxide across the company’s value chain.

One venue to achieve that is for all 28 of the company’s brewing and major manufacturing facilities send zero waste to landfill by 2025. Marotta reports that during 2018 another three facilities achieved that target, bringing the company’s current total of zero-waste plants to 17.

Other methods to lowering the carbon footprint is to increase the recycled content of glass and PET bottles and aluminum cans and to lightweight packaging.

As part of the packaging emission reductions program, the brewer held summits with its Top 100 global packaging suppliers to discuss new innovations, new technology and learn what the vendors were doing to reduce their own carbon footprint. For example, packaging suppliers Ball Corp. and Crown have committed to using 100% renewable electricity. “What they do affects Molson’s Value chain,” Marotta notes.

The company, which also operates one of the largest solar arrays in the U.S., is exploring carbon credit offsets as part of an aggressive goal with what Marotta calls a large “menu” of tactics to hit 50% emission reductions within its operations by 2025. These include energy- and self-sufficiency.

Molson Coors recognizes that for its and like programs by others to be regionally successful requires numerous participant stakeholders. In reaction, the brewer joined The Recycling Partnership, a group of 45 leading brands promoting more jobs in the circular economy, more material recovery and stronger, more equitable communities within the U.S.

Foundational to these and other efforts is grassroots participation by communities in reducing litter and collecting and increasing recycled content.

“We need to help solve the plastics waste problem as a company for our own products including how we use new technology and innovative solutions, but we also need to work in our communities and collaborate with other organizations—the government, nonprofit groups, and other key stakeholders,” Marotta explains. “We want to help take any confusion and obstacles to success out of recycling.”

And it’s not just for plastics packaging.

“We’re working in Denver with Momentum Recycling where glass recycling in municipalities is not a problem,” she says. “We have a joint venture with Rocky Mountain Bottling Company Recycle Colorado, an Owens-Illinois company, that recently over six months targeted places that were hard even for glass bottles to be recycled, like including apartments, bars and restaurants. We were successful to get the material to RMRC’s other locations so that recycled content could be made into new glass. Moving forward, we are looking at local solutions that focus on recycling infrastructure.”

For Molson Coors, the Beer Print 2025 plan is the current itinerary on a sustainable journey the company has traveled for decades.

“We have a foundation to work from—but there’s a lot more work for us to do as a company and for consumers to do in general,” says Marotta.

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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The brewer talks sustainable packaging strategies and tactics including 3-layer plastic bottles, paper sleeve cartons, fiber-based multipack rings and more.

 

Molson Coors Brewing Co. introduced in August a set of new global packaging goals to reduce plastics in its packaging, aiming for 100% of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

“As a global brewer with a strong family heritage, we have always taken seriously our responsibility to brew a more sustainable future,” said Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter. “Plastic waste poses a clear environmental challenge, and as a consumer-packaged goods company, we play an important role in helping to solve the global waste crisis.”

The company’s new packaging strategy has four main goals:

  1. Innovate: Make 100% of packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable. The strategy includes plans to move from a five-layer PET bottle to a three-layer bottle in the U.S. to enhance its recyclability.
  2. Accelerate: Incorporate at least 30% recycled content in plastics packaging. While plastics comprise less than 2% of global packaging mix by weight, the company seeks to achieve at least 30% recycled content in its PET bottles, plastic film wrap and plastic rings.
  3. Collaborate: Improve recycling infrastructure and support a better recycling system for communities, government and industries.
  4. Climate: Reduce carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, which includes both internal changes and external partnerships.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Managing the company’s entire sustainability program is Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility, who points out that founder Bill Coors’ mantra of “waste is a resource out of place” has long been part of the company’s DNA. She’s well-suited for the heady task, having been hired in 2004 to develop a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for Miller Brewing Co. during the MillerCoors U.S. years before being promoted to lead CSR globally at Molson Coors. “The purchase of MillerCoors by Molson Coors at the end of 2016 was a better opportunity to enhance our sustainability strategy including for packaging,” she says.

That lead in 2017 to the introduction of the “Beer Print 2025” strategy, the company’s vision for the environmental, social and economic space. “Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” Marotta explains. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.”

It also meant addressing internally the external outcry against a packaging material that is widely under siege, plastics.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

“There’s heavy pressure to eliminate the use of single-use plastics,” Marotta explains.“India was the first country to announce abandoning single-use plastics, which starts in 2020. Similar public sentiment and regulations are taking shape in the European Union that were soon followed by Canada as it moved faster toward abandoning plastics. San Francisco banned plastic bottles in their airport, and in many places plastic bags cost consumers extra.

“As a consumer packaged goods company and global citizen, we need to tackle those issues related to the plastic crisis with new ideas, innovation, capital and new costs of goods sold if the solutions aren’t there. We’re working with our suppliers to increase recycled content in our plastic rings and shrink wrap and in PET bottle—it’s all about what works for consumers in local markets. Some plastics will remain, while others will be switched for other materials. We’re coming at it from different angles and making a lot of progress.”

Among those promising angles that Marotta is most excited about is a development that she calls “a major breakthrough in plastic beer bottles.”

Next: A better-to-recycle PET bottle and shrinking shrink wrap use

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Currently the company uses a 5-layer oxygen barrier beer bottle in 32- (shown) and 40-oz sizes, but the shortcoming is that “in some municipalities those bottles are hard to sort and recycle,” Marotta acknowledges, which is why Molson Coors has given that packaging a lot of attention and now has good news to share.

“We’ve been working with our supply stream for several years looking at what new technology that will help us be sustainable, protect the quality of our beer and also help recycling in our communities,” says Marotta. “We’re excited to announce we are moving from 5-layer to 3-layer bottle in the U.S. that will help us to achieve our reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable goal because the new bottle’s reduced nylon barrier layer that makes it much easier to recycle at a municipal recycling facility.”

The production of a 3-layer bottle requires a more precise barrier than that for the current-5-layer barrier bottle, Marotta points out, but the company’s R&D team determined that it’s possible through a new co-injection approach.

All that’s left is consumer testing to confirm the results they expect “and then we can continue moving forward with it,” she adds.

Paired with that new plastic bottle structure is the news that Molson Coors partnered with Loop Industries to reduce the reliance on virgin polymers through a chemical process that converts recycled PET into an rPET bottle with the same durability and quality as 100% virgin PET. Loop’s patented technology depolymerizes no- and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber including plastic bottles, textiles and more into the base monomers. Those monomers are processed into Loop-branded PET resin and polyester fiber suitable for food-grade packaging.

“We’re really excited about that opportunity with Loop as a step toward a circular economy,” she enthuses.

And that’s just the start of things.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Mariotta appreciates that the fundamental challenge to any plastic reducing or elimination program is to replace plastic with an alternative than can perform as well. And one of those basic plastic packaging formats is shrink wrap used to bundle multipacks.

“Plastics’ appeal for a very long time has been for consumer friendliness and ease of use,” she admits. “We’re testing the paper-based alternative to learn about the interaction with consumers and what works in the U.S.”

That particular initiative comes under the Accelerate goal. Marotta discloses that before April 2021 Coors Beer will switch to 100% recyclable paperboard sleeves. “We made a commitment to remove plastic wrap by 2020 from large multipacks replacing with kraft paper, a new alternative that’s been in the market in UK with Coors Light and Carling.”

 

In the U.S., a pilot for one of the company’s craft brands, Colorado Native, is the first of the company’s brands to test a new plastic-free, fiber-based six-pack ring for beverage cans. The eco-friendly rings are made from post-industrial recycled fiber and are 100% bio-based, recyclable and compostable in commercial composting facilities.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

It’s not a one-size fits all proposition.

“While we try for global solutions, consumers trends and needs and regulations are different by market and location,” she says. “We want to respond and address these needs appropriately.”

This past summer is early in testing phase.

“It’s a different look for the packaging, and it’s quite obvious to consumers with the switch from plastic to fiber that a change has been made.”

In November, Marotta shared the results with Packaging Digest: “The Colorado Native fiber rings are performing well, and we plan on converting 100% of our plastic rings to fiber on all of our Colorado Native beers.”

The company is also testing a bioplastic ring unitizer for cans.

 

Next: Carbon footprint reduction and more

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

This year Molson Coors launched a new target to cut the carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, based on a 2016 baseline. At 26%, packaging is the largest source of carbon dioxide across the company’s value chain.

One venue to achieve that is for all 28 of the company’s brewing and major manufacturing facilities send zero waste to landfill by 2025. Marotta reports that during 2018 another three facilities achieved that target, bringing the company’s current total of zero-waste plants to 17.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Other methods to lowering the carbon footprint is to increase the recycled content of glass and PET bottles and aluminum cans and to lightweight packaging.

As part of the packaging emission reductions program, the brewer held summits with its Top 100 global packaging suppliers to discuss new innovations, new technology and learn what the vendors were doing to reduce their own carbon footprint. For example, packaging suppliers Ball Corp. and Crown have committed to using 100% renewable electricity. “What they do affects Molson’s Value chain,” Marotta notes.

The company, which also operates one of the largest solar arrays in the U.S., is exploring carbon credit offsets as part of an aggressive goal with what Marotta calls a large “menu” of tactics to hit 50% emission reductions within its operations by 2025. These include energy- and self-sufficiency.

Molson Coors recognizes that for its and like programs by others to be regionally successful requires numerous participant stakeholders. In reaction, the brewer joined The Recycling Partnership, a group of 45 leading brands promoting more jobs in the circular economy, more material recovery and stronger, more equitable communities within the U.S.

Foundational to these and other efforts is grassroots participation by communities in reducing litter and collecting and increasing recycled content.

“We need to help solve the plastics waste problem as a company for our own products including how we use new technology and innovative solutions, but we also need to work in our communities and collaborate with other organizations—the government, nonprofit groups, and other key stakeholders,” Marotta explains. “We want to help take any confusion and obstacles to success out of recycling.”

And it’s not just for plastics packaging.

“We’re working in Denver with Momentum Recycling where glass recycling in municipalities is not a problem,” she says. “We have a joint venture with Rocky Mountain Bottling Company Recycle Colorado, an Owens-Illinois company, that recently over six months targeted places that were hard even for glass bottles to be recycled, like including apartments, bars and restaurants. We were successful to get the material to RMRC’s other locations so that recycled content could be made into new glass. Moving forward, we are looking at local solutions that focus on recycling infrastructure.”

For Molson Coors, the Beer Print 2025 plan is the current itinerary on a sustainable journey the company has traveled for decades.

“We have a foundation to work from—but there’s a lot more work for us to do as a company and for consumers to do in general,” says Marotta.

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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The brewer talks sustainable packaging strategies and tactics including 3-layer plastic bottles, paper sleeve cartons, fiber-based multipack rings and more.

 

Molson Coors Brewing Co. introduced in August a set of new global packaging goals to reduce plastics in its packaging, aiming for 100% of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

“As a global brewer with a strong family heritage, we have always taken seriously our responsibility to brew a more sustainable future,” said Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter. “Plastic waste poses a clear environmental challenge, and as a consumer-packaged goods company, we play an important role in helping to solve the global waste crisis.”

The company’s new packaging strategy has four main goals:

  1. Innovate: Make 100% of packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable. The strategy includes plans to move from a five-layer PET bottle to a three-layer bottle in the U.S. to enhance its recyclability.
  2. Accelerate: Incorporate at least 30% recycled content in plastics packaging. While plastics comprise less than 2% of global packaging mix by weight, the company seeks to achieve at least 30% recycled content in its PET bottles, plastic film wrap and plastic rings.
  3. Collaborate: Improve recycling infrastructure and support a better recycling system for communities, government and industries.
  4. Climate: Reduce carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, which includes both internal changes and external partnerships.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Managing the company’s entire sustainability program is Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility, who points out that founder Bill Coors’ mantra of “waste is a resource out of place” has long been part of the company’s DNA. She’s well-suited for the heady task, having been hired in 2004 to develop a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for Miller Brewing Co. during the MillerCoors U.S. years before being promoted to lead CSR globally at Molson Coors. “The purchase of MillerCoors by Molson Coors at the end of 2016 was a better opportunity to enhance our sustainability strategy including for packaging,” she says.

That lead in 2017 to the introduction of the “Beer Print 2025” strategy, the company’s vision for the environmental, social and economic space. “Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” Marotta explains. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.”

It also meant addressing internally the external outcry against a packaging material that is widely under siege, plastics.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

“There’s heavy pressure to eliminate the use of single-use plastics,” Marotta explains.“India was the first country to announce abandoning single-use plastics, which starts in 2020. Similar public sentiment and regulations are taking shape in the European Union that were soon followed by Canada as it moved faster toward abandoning plastics. San Francisco banned plastic bottles in their airport, and in many places plastic bags cost consumers extra.

“As a consumer packaged goods company and global citizen, we need to tackle those issues related to the plastic crisis with new ideas, innovation, capital and new costs of goods sold if the solutions aren’t there. We’re working with our suppliers to increase recycled content in our plastic rings and shrink wrap and in PET bottle—it’s all about what works for consumers in local markets. Some plastics will remain, while others will be switched for other materials. We’re coming at it from different angles and making a lot of progress.”

Among those promising angles that Marotta is most excited about is a development that she calls “a major breakthrough in plastic beer bottles.”

Next: A better-to-recycle PET bottle and shrinking shrink wrap use

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Currently the company uses a 5-layer oxygen barrier beer bottle in 32- (shown) and 40-oz sizes, but the shortcoming is that “in some municipalities those bottles are hard to sort and recycle,” Marotta acknowledges, which is why Molson Coors has given that packaging a lot of attention and now has good news to share.

“We’ve been working with our supply stream for several years looking at what new technology that will help us be sustainable, protect the quality of our beer and also help recycling in our communities,” says Marotta. “We’re excited to announce we are moving from 5-layer to 3-layer bottle in the U.S. that will help us to achieve our reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable goal because the new bottle’s reduced nylon barrier layer that makes it much easier to recycle at a municipal recycling facility.”

The production of a 3-layer bottle requires a more precise barrier than that for the current-5-layer barrier bottle, Marotta points out, but the company’s R&D team determined that it’s possible through a new co-injection approach.

All that’s left is consumer testing to confirm the results they expect “and then we can continue moving forward with it,” she adds.

Paired with that new plastic bottle structure is the news that Molson Coors partnered with Loop Industries to reduce the reliance on virgin polymers through a chemical process that converts recycled PET into an rPET bottle with the same durability and quality as 100% virgin PET. Loop’s patented technology depolymerizes no- and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber including plastic bottles, textiles and more into the base monomers. Those monomers are processed into Loop-branded PET resin and polyester fiber suitable for food-grade packaging.

“We’re really excited about that opportunity with Loop as a step toward a circular economy,” she enthuses.

And that’s just the start of things.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Mariotta appreciates that the fundamental challenge to any plastic reducing or elimination program is to replace plastic with an alternative than can perform as well. And one of those basic plastic packaging formats is shrink wrap used to bundle multipacks.

“Plastics’ appeal for a very long time has been for consumer friendliness and ease of use,” she admits. “We’re testing the paper-based alternative to learn about the interaction with consumers and what works in the U.S.”

That particular initiative comes under the Accelerate goal. Marotta discloses that before April 2021 Coors Beer will switch to 100% recyclable paperboard sleeves. “We made a commitment to remove plastic wrap by 2020 from large multipacks replacing with kraft paper, a new alternative that’s been in the market in UK with Coors Light and Carling.”

 

In the U.S., a pilot for one of the company’s craft brands, Colorado Native, is the first of the company’s brands to test a new plastic-free, fiber-based six-pack ring for beverage cans. The eco-friendly rings are made from post-industrial recycled fiber and are 100% bio-based, recyclable and compostable in commercial composting facilities.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

It’s not a one-size fits all proposition.

“While we try for global solutions, consumers trends and needs and regulations are different by market and location,” she says. “We want to respond and address these needs appropriately.”

This past summer is early in testing phase.

“It’s a different look for the packaging, and it’s quite obvious to consumers with the switch from plastic to fiber that a change has been made.”

In November, Marotta shared the results with Packaging Digest: “The Colorado Native fiber rings are performing well, and we plan on converting 100% of our plastic rings to fiber on all of our Colorado Native beers.”

The company is also testing a bioplastic ring unitizer for cans.

 

Next: Carbon footprint reduction and more

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

This year Molson Coors launched a new target to cut the carbon emissions from packaging by 26%, based on a 2016 baseline. At 26%, packaging is the largest source of carbon dioxide across the company’s value chain.

One venue to achieve that is for all 28 of the company’s brewing and major manufacturing facilities send zero waste to landfill by 2025. Marotta reports that during 2018 another three facilities achieved that target, bringing the company’s current total of zero-waste plants to 17.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

Other methods to lowering the carbon footprint is to increase the recycled content of glass and PET bottles and aluminum cans and to lightweight packaging.

As part of the packaging emission reductions program, the brewer held summits with its Top 100 global packaging suppliers to discuss new innovations, new technology and learn what the vendors were doing to reduce their own carbon footprint. For example, packaging suppliers Ball Corp. and Crown have committed to using 100% renewable electricity. “What they do affects Molson’s Value chain,” Marotta notes.

The company, which also operates one of the largest solar arrays in the U.S., is exploring carbon credit offsets as part of an aggressive goal with what Marotta calls a large “menu” of tactics to hit 50% emission reductions within its operations by 2025. These include energy- and self-sufficiency.

Molson Coors recognizes that for its and like programs by others to be regionally successful requires numerous participant stakeholders. In reaction, the brewer joined The Recycling Partnership, a group of 45 leading brands promoting more jobs in the circular economy, more material recovery and stronger, more equitable communities within the U.S.

Foundational to these and other efforts is grassroots participation by communities in reducing litter and collecting and increasing recycled content.

Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

“We need to help solve the plastics waste problem as a company for our own products including how we use new technology and innovative solutions, but we also need to work in our communities and collaborate with other organizations—the government, nonprofit groups, and other key stakeholders,” Marotta explains. “We want to help take any confusion and obstacles to success out of recycling.”

And it’s not just for plastics packaging.

“We’re working in Denver with Momentum Recycling where glass recycling in municipalities is not a problem,” she says. “We have a joint venture with Rocky Mountain Bottling Company Recycle Colorado, an Owens-Illinois company, that recently over six months targeted places that were hard even for glass bottles to be recycled, like including apartments, bars and restaurants. We were successful to get the material to RMRC’s other locations so that recycled content could be made into new glass. Moving forward, we are looking at local solutions that focus on recycling infrastructure.”

For Molson Coors, the Beer Print 2025 plan is the current itinerary on a sustainable journey the company has traveled for decades.

“We have a foundation to work from—but there’s a lot more work for us to do as a company and for consumers to do in general,” says Marotta.

___________________________________________________________________________________

In presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more,

WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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As we approach the holidays, with the unboxing appeal on YouTube and Instagram and influencers driving consumers’ decisions to purchase, there is no doubt packaging is changing the face of ecommerce.

Shining the light on how high-quality packaging will deliver excitement after an anticipated delivery, what is it about unboxing videos that hook us as customers? Here are four ways packaging can power the “unboxing” event.

 

1. Use popular colors

Recently, the “in” color has been Millennial Pink, believed to be inspired by iconic director Wes Anderson’s use of pink in Grand Budapest Hotel or a variant of Apple’s rose-gold iPhone. Popular amongst younger influencers, it is commonly described as peaceful and pure, with an air of retro-kitsch.

Used by the likes of Acne Studios (above) and Glossier, present-day packaging incorporates this dusky pink, in the hopes of appearing on an influencer’s Instagram page. For if they do, their scope will expand to potentially millions of users.

Additionally, many brands are keeping their packaging simple and clean, to appeal to influencers who prefer clean palettes in their posts. This is evident in such brands as Gucci (below) and Céline.

NEXT: Include inviting or witty messages

 

2. Include inviting or witty messages

Product packaging is considered a form of marketing, starting with the exterior messages. As a vehicle for communication, many brands are using their packaging to print witty, insightful or playful messaging, ensuring that their customer opens the product with a positive mindset.

One of the most popular methods of communicative packaging is to announce the arrival of the product. Such witty typography includes “good things await you” or “you’ve been expecting me,” innovated by brands like Warby Parker (above). This method is made for unboxing videos, setting the tone for offline content and therefore the portrayal of the product.

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WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

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Packaging decorated with slogans and phrases don’t just make an announcement, they can also present positive affirmations or tongue-in-cheek jokes—anything that will make the product stand out. This may reflect the brand’s ethos or compliment the customer, making the packaging easily shareable on social media. 

For example, Swish Beverages (below) is an American wine supplier that incorporates internet slang in its packaging, in the hopes of appealing to younger consumers. By printing phrases like “stay basic,” inspired by the insult turned satirical badge of honor commonly used by young women on the internet, the company successfully targets its audience.

NEXT: Make it personal

 

3. Make it personal

Popular beauty brand Bare Minerals (above) changed the game of foundation when it increased its shade range to suit more customers. It could have stopped there, but instead, it enhanced the packaging to feature the purchaser’s name, adding another layer of personalization to the product.

NEXT: Tout transparent ingredients

4. Tout transparent ingredients

Health-and-wellbeing is a hot trend in the world of marketing, due to the recent explosion of press coverage and media posts on the subject. As such, brands like The Ordinary (above) have capitalized on the consumer’s need for organic products, by labeling the ingredients on the bottle and keeping the packaging clean.

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As new trends surface and old trends die out, the world of packaging is in a constant state of flux. One thing is for sure: The collaboration between social media/online content and product boxes will be prevalent for years to come. To stay ahead of the curve, brands need to embrace the value of quality and innovate new ways to package their products.

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As we approach the holidays, with the unboxing appeal on YouTube and Instagram and influencers driving consumers’ decisions to purchase, there is no doubt packaging is changing the face of ecommerce.

Shining the light on how high-quality packaging will deliver excitement after an anticipated delivery, what is it about unboxing videos that hook us as customers? Here are four ways packaging can power the “unboxing” event.

 

1. Use popular colors

Recently, the “in” color has been Millennial Pink, believed to be inspired by iconic director Wes Anderson’s use of pink in Grand Budapest Hotel or a variant of Apple’s rose-gold iPhone. Popular amongst younger influencers, it is commonly described as peaceful and pure, with an air of retro-kitsch.

Used by the likes of Acne Studios (above) and Glossier, present-day packaging incorporates this dusky pink, in the hopes of appearing on an influencer’s Instagram page. For if they do, their scope will expand to potentially millions of users.

Additionally, many brands are keeping their packaging simple and clean, to appeal to influencers who prefer clean palettes in their posts. This is evident in such brands as Gucci (below) and Céline.

NEXT: Include inviting or witty messages

 

2. Include inviting or witty messages

Product packaging is considered a form of marketing, starting with the exterior messages. As a vehicle for communication, many brands are using their packaging to print witty, insightful or playful messaging, ensuring that their customer opens the product with a positive mindset.

One of the most popular methods of communicative packaging is to announce the arrival of the product. Such witty typography includes “good things await you” or “you’ve been expecting me,” innovated by brands like Warby Parker (above). This method is made for unboxing videos, setting the tone for offline content and therefore the portrayal of the product.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging decorated with slogans and phrases don’t just make an announcement, they can also present positive affirmations or tongue-in-cheek jokes—anything that will make the product stand out. This may reflect the brand’s ethos or compliment the customer, making the packaging easily shareable on social media. 

For example, Swish Beverages (below) is an American wine supplier that incorporates internet slang in its packaging, in the hopes of appealing to younger consumers. By printing phrases like “stay basic,” inspired by the insult turned satirical badge of honor commonly used by young women on the internet, the company successfully targets its audience.

NEXT: Make it personal

 

3. Make it personal

Popular beauty brand Bare Minerals (above) changed the game of foundation when it increased its shade range to suit more customers. It could have stopped there, but instead, it enhanced the packaging to feature the purchaser’s name, adding another layer of personalization to the product.

NEXT: Tout transparent ingredients

4. Tout transparent ingredients

Health-and-wellbeing is a hot trend in the world of marketing, due to the recent explosion of press coverage and media posts on the subject. As such, brands like The Ordinary (above) have capitalized on the consumer’s need for organic products, by labeling the ingredients on the bottle and keeping the packaging clean.

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As we approach the holidays, with the unboxing appeal on YouTube and Instagram and influencers driving consumers’ decisions to purchase, there is no doubt packaging is changing the face of ecommerce.

Shining the light on how high-quality packaging will deliver excitement after an anticipated delivery, what is it about unboxing videos that hook us as customers? Here are four ways packaging can power the “unboxing” event.

 

1. Use popular colors

Recently, the “in” color has been Millennial Pink, believed to be inspired by iconic director Wes Anderson’s use of pink in Grand Budapest Hotel or a variant of Apple’s rose-gold iPhone. Popular amongst younger influencers, it is commonly described as peaceful and pure, with an air of retro-kitsch.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

Used by the likes of Acne Studios (above) and Glossier, present-day packaging incorporates this dusky pink, in the hopes of appearing on an influencer’s Instagram page. For if they do, their scope will expand to potentially millions of users.

Additionally, many brands are keeping their packaging simple and clean, to appeal to influencers who prefer clean palettes in their posts. This is evident in such brands as Gucci (below) and Céline.

NEXT: Include inviting or witty messages

 

2. Include inviting or witty messages

Product packaging is considered a form of marketing, starting with the exterior messages. As a vehicle for communication, many brands are using their packaging to print witty, insightful or playful messaging, ensuring that their customer opens the product with a positive mindset.

One of the most popular methods of communicative packaging is to announce the arrival of the product. Such witty typography includes “good things await you” or “you’ve been expecting me,” innovated by brands like Warby Parker (above). This method is made for unboxing videos, setting the tone for offline content and therefore the portrayal of the product.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging decorated with slogans and phrases don’t just make an announcement, they can also present positive affirmations or tongue-in-cheek jokes—anything that will make the product stand out. This may reflect the brand’s ethos or compliment the customer, making the packaging easily shareable on social media. 

For example, Swish Beverages (below) is an American wine supplier that incorporates internet slang in its packaging, in the hopes of appealing to younger consumers. By printing phrases like “stay basic,” inspired by the insult turned satirical badge of honor commonly used by young women on the internet, the company successfully targets its audience.

NEXT: Make it personal

 

3. Make it personal

Popular beauty brand Bare Minerals (above) changed the game of foundation when it increased its shade range to suit more customers. It could have stopped there, but instead, it enhanced the packaging to feature the purchaser’s name, adding another layer of personalization to the product.

NEXT: Tout transparent ingredients

4. Tout transparent ingredients

Health-and-wellbeing is a hot trend in the world of marketing, due to the recent explosion of press coverage and media posts on the subject. As such, brands like The Ordinary (above) have capitalized on the consumer’s need for organic products, by labeling the ingredients on the bottle and keeping the packaging clean.

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As new trends surface and old trends die out, the world of packaging is in a constant state of flux. One thing is for sure: The collaboration between social media/online content and product boxes will be prevalent for years to come. To stay ahead of the curve, brands need to embrace the value of quality and innovate new ways to package their products.

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As we approach the holidays, with the unboxing appeal on YouTube and Instagram and influencers driving consumers’ decisions to purchase, there is no doubt packaging is changing the face of ecommerce.

Shining the light on how high-quality packaging will deliver excitement after an anticipated delivery, what is it about unboxing videos that hook us as customers? Here are four ways packaging can power the “unboxing” event.

 

1. Use popular colors

Recently, the “in” color has been Millennial Pink, believed to be inspired by iconic director Wes Anderson’s use of pink in Grand Budapest Hotel or a variant of Apple’s rose-gold iPhone. Popular amongst younger influencers, it is commonly described as peaceful and pure, with an air of retro-kitsch.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

Used by the likes of Acne Studios (above) and Glossier, present-day packaging incorporates this dusky pink, in the hopes of appearing on an influencer’s Instagram page. For if they do, their scope will expand to potentially millions of users.

Additionally, many brands are keeping their packaging simple and clean, to appeal to influencers who prefer clean palettes in their posts. This is evident in such brands as Gucci (below) and Céline.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

NEXT: Include inviting or witty messages

 

2. Include inviting or witty messages

Product packaging is considered a form of marketing, starting with the exterior messages. As a vehicle for communication, many brands are using their packaging to print witty, insightful or playful messaging, ensuring that their customer opens the product with a positive mindset.

One of the most popular methods of communicative packaging is to announce the arrival of the product. Such witty typography includes “good things await you” or “you’ve been expecting me,” innovated by brands like Warby Parker (above). This method is made for unboxing videos, setting the tone for offline content and therefore the portrayal of the product.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging decorated with slogans and phrases don’t just make an announcement, they can also present positive affirmations or tongue-in-cheek jokes—anything that will make the product stand out. This may reflect the brand’s ethos or compliment the customer, making the packaging easily shareable on social media. 

For example, Swish Beverages (below) is an American wine supplier that incorporates internet slang in its packaging, in the hopes of appealing to younger consumers. By printing phrases like “stay basic,” inspired by the insult turned satirical badge of honor commonly used by young women on the internet, the company successfully targets its audience.

NEXT: Make it personal

 

3. Make it personal

Popular beauty brand Bare Minerals (above) changed the game of foundation when it increased its shade range to suit more customers. It could have stopped there, but instead, it enhanced the packaging to feature the purchaser’s name, adding another layer of personalization to the product.

NEXT: Tout transparent ingredients

4. Tout transparent ingredients

Health-and-wellbeing is a hot trend in the world of marketing, due to the recent explosion of press coverage and media posts on the subject. As such, brands like The Ordinary (above) have capitalized on the consumer’s need for organic products, by labeling the ingredients on the bottle and keeping the packaging clean.

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As new trends surface and old trends die out, the world of packaging is in a constant state of flux. One thing is for sure: The collaboration between social media/online content and product boxes will be prevalent for years to come. To stay ahead of the curve, brands need to embrace the value of quality and innovate new ways to package their products.

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As we approach the holidays, with the unboxing appeal on YouTube and Instagram and influencers driving consumers’ decisions to purchase, there is no doubt packaging is changing the face of ecommerce.

Shining the light on how high-quality packaging will deliver excitement after an anticipated delivery, what is it about unboxing videos that hook us as customers? Here are four ways packaging can power the “unboxing” event.

 

1. Use popular colors

Recently, the “in” color has been Millennial Pink, believed to be inspired by iconic director Wes Anderson’s use of pink in Grand Budapest Hotel or a variant of Apple’s rose-gold iPhone. Popular amongst younger influencers, it is commonly described as peaceful and pure, with an air of retro-kitsch.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

Used by the likes of Acne Studios (above) and Glossier, present-day packaging incorporates this dusky pink, in the hopes of appearing on an influencer’s Instagram page. For if they do, their scope will expand to potentially millions of users.

Additionally, many brands are keeping their packaging simple and clean, to appeal to influencers who prefer clean palettes in their posts. This is evident in such brands as Gucci (below) and Céline.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

NEXT: Include inviting or witty messages

 

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

2. Include inviting or witty messages

Product packaging is considered a form of marketing, starting with the exterior messages. As a vehicle for communication, many brands are using their packaging to print witty, insightful or playful messaging, ensuring that their customer opens the product with a positive mindset.

One of the most popular methods of communicative packaging is to announce the arrival of the product. Such witty typography includes “good things await you” or “you’ve been expecting me,” innovated by brands like Warby Parker (above). This method is made for unboxing videos, setting the tone for offline content and therefore the portrayal of the product.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging decorated with slogans and phrases don’t just make an announcement, they can also present positive affirmations or tongue-in-cheek jokes—anything that will make the product stand out. This may reflect the brand’s ethos or compliment the customer, making the packaging easily shareable on social media. 

For example, Swish Beverages (below) is an American wine supplier that incorporates internet slang in its packaging, in the hopes of appealing to younger consumers. By printing phrases like “stay basic,” inspired by the insult turned satirical badge of honor commonly used by young women on the internet, the company successfully targets its audience.

NEXT: Make it personal

 

3. Make it personal

Popular beauty brand Bare Minerals (above) changed the game of foundation when it increased its shade range to suit more customers. It could have stopped there, but instead, it enhanced the packaging to feature the purchaser’s name, adding another layer of personalization to the product.

NEXT: Tout transparent ingredients

4. Tout transparent ingredients

Health-and-wellbeing is a hot trend in the world of marketing, due to the recent explosion of press coverage and media posts on the subject. As such, brands like The Ordinary (above) have capitalized on the consumer’s need for organic products, by labeling the ingredients on the bottle and keeping the packaging clean.

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As new trends surface and old trends die out, the world of packaging is in a constant state of flux. One thing is for sure: The collaboration between social media/online content and product boxes will be prevalent for years to come. To stay ahead of the curve, brands need to embrace the value of quality and innovate new ways to package their products.

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As we approach the holidays, with the unboxing appeal on YouTube and Instagram and influencers driving consumers’ decisions to purchase, there is no doubt packaging is changing the face of ecommerce.

Shining the light on how high-quality packaging will deliver excitement after an anticipated delivery, what is it about unboxing videos that hook us as customers? Here are four ways packaging can power the “unboxing” event.

 

1. Use popular colors

Recently, the “in” color has been Millennial Pink, believed to be inspired by iconic director Wes Anderson’s use of pink in Grand Budapest Hotel or a variant of Apple’s rose-gold iPhone. Popular amongst younger influencers, it is commonly described as peaceful and pure, with an air of retro-kitsch.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

Used by the likes of Acne Studios (above) and Glossier, present-day packaging incorporates this dusky pink, in the hopes of appearing on an influencer’s Instagram page. For if they do, their scope will expand to potentially millions of users.

Additionally, many brands are keeping their packaging simple and clean, to appeal to influencers who prefer clean palettes in their posts. This is evident in such brands as Gucci (below) and Céline.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

NEXT: Include inviting or witty messages

 

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

2. Include inviting or witty messages

Product packaging is considered a form of marketing, starting with the exterior messages. As a vehicle for communication, many brands are using their packaging to print witty, insightful or playful messaging, ensuring that their customer opens the product with a positive mindset.

One of the most popular methods of communicative packaging is to announce the arrival of the product. Such witty typography includes “good things await you” or “you’ve been expecting me,” innovated by brands like Warby Parker (above). This method is made for unboxing videos, setting the tone for offline content and therefore the portrayal of the product.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging decorated with slogans and phrases don’t just make an announcement, they can also present positive affirmations or tongue-in-cheek jokes—anything that will make the product stand out. This may reflect the brand’s ethos or compliment the customer, making the packaging easily shareable on social media. 

For example, Swish Beverages (below) is an American wine supplier that incorporates internet slang in its packaging, in the hopes of appealing to younger consumers. By printing phrases like “stay basic,” inspired by the insult turned satirical badge of honor commonly used by young women on the internet, the company successfully targets its audience.

NEXT: Make it personal

 

3. Make it personal

Popular beauty brand Bare Minerals (above) changed the game of foundation when it increased its shade range to suit more customers. It could have stopped there, but instead, it enhanced the packaging to feature the purchaser’s name, adding another layer of personalization to the product.

NEXT: Tout transparent ingredients

4. Tout transparent ingredients

Health-and-wellbeing is a hot trend in the world of marketing, due to the recent explosion of press coverage and media posts on the subject. As such, brands like The Ordinary (above) have capitalized on the consumer’s need for organic products, by labeling the ingredients on the bottle and keeping the packaging clean.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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As new trends surface and old trends die out, the world of packaging is in a constant state of flux. One thing is for sure: The collaboration between social media/online content and product boxes will be prevalent for years to come. To stay ahead of the curve, brands need to embrace the value of quality and innovate new ways to package their products.

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As we approach the holidays, with the unboxing appeal on YouTube and Instagram and influencers driving consumers’ decisions to purchase, there is no doubt packaging is changing the face of ecommerce.

Shining the light on how high-quality packaging will deliver excitement after an anticipated delivery, what is it about unboxing videos that hook us as customers? Here are four ways packaging can power the “unboxing” event.

 

1. Use popular colors

Recently, the “in” color has been Millennial Pink, believed to be inspired by iconic director Wes Anderson’s use of pink in Grand Budapest Hotel or a variant of Apple’s rose-gold iPhone. Popular amongst younger influencers, it is commonly described as peaceful and pure, with an air of retro-kitsch.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

Used by the likes of Acne Studios (above) and Glossier, present-day packaging incorporates this dusky pink, in the hopes of appearing on an influencer’s Instagram page. For if they do, their scope will expand to potentially millions of users.

Additionally, many brands are keeping their packaging simple and clean, to appeal to influencers who prefer clean palettes in their posts. This is evident in such brands as Gucci (below) and Céline.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

NEXT: Include inviting or witty messages

 

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

2. Include inviting or witty messages

Product packaging is considered a form of marketing, starting with the exterior messages. As a vehicle for communication, many brands are using their packaging to print witty, insightful or playful messaging, ensuring that their customer opens the product with a positive mindset.

One of the most popular methods of communicative packaging is to announce the arrival of the product. Such witty typography includes “good things await you” or “you’ve been expecting me,” innovated by brands like Warby Parker (above). This method is made for unboxing videos, setting the tone for offline content and therefore the portrayal of the product.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging decorated with slogans and phrases don’t just make an announcement, they can also present positive affirmations or tongue-in-cheek jokes—anything that will make the product stand out. This may reflect the brand’s ethos or compliment the customer, making the packaging easily shareable on social media. 

For example, Swish Beverages (below) is an American wine supplier that incorporates internet slang in its packaging, in the hopes of appealing to younger consumers. By printing phrases like “stay basic,” inspired by the insult turned satirical badge of honor commonly used by young women on the internet, the company successfully targets its audience.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

NEXT: Make it personal

 

3. Make it personal

Popular beauty brand Bare Minerals (above) changed the game of foundation when it increased its shade range to suit more customers. It could have stopped there, but instead, it enhanced the packaging to feature the purchaser’s name, adding another layer of personalization to the product.

NEXT: Tout transparent ingredients

4. Tout transparent ingredients

Health-and-wellbeing is a hot trend in the world of marketing, due to the recent explosion of press coverage and media posts on the subject. As such, brands like The Ordinary (above) have capitalized on the consumer’s need for organic products, by labeling the ingredients on the bottle and keeping the packaging clean.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Fist-bumpFind your success! Subscribe to free Packaging Digest enewsletters.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

As new trends surface and old trends die out, the world of packaging is in a constant state of flux. One thing is for sure: The collaboration between social media/online content and product boxes will be prevalent for years to come. To stay ahead of the curve, brands need to embrace the value of quality and innovate new ways to package their products.

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As we approach the holidays, with the unboxing appeal on YouTube and Instagram and influencers driving consumers’ decisions to purchase, there is no doubt packaging is changing the face of ecommerce.

Shining the light on how high-quality packaging will deliver excitement after an anticipated delivery, what is it about unboxing videos that hook us as customers? Here are four ways packaging can power the “unboxing” event.

 

1. Use popular colors

Recently, the “in” color has been Millennial Pink, believed to be inspired by iconic director Wes Anderson’s use of pink in Grand Budapest Hotel or a variant of Apple’s rose-gold iPhone. Popular amongst younger influencers, it is commonly described as peaceful and pure, with an air of retro-kitsch.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

Used by the likes of Acne Studios (above) and Glossier, present-day packaging incorporates this dusky pink, in the hopes of appearing on an influencer’s Instagram page. For if they do, their scope will expand to potentially millions of users.

Additionally, many brands are keeping their packaging simple and clean, to appeal to influencers who prefer clean palettes in their posts. This is evident in such brands as Gucci (below) and Céline.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

NEXT: Include inviting or witty messages

 

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

2. Include inviting or witty messages

Product packaging is considered a form of marketing, starting with the exterior messages. As a vehicle for communication, many brands are using their packaging to print witty, insightful or playful messaging, ensuring that their customer opens the product with a positive mindset.

One of the most popular methods of communicative packaging is to announce the arrival of the product. Such witty typography includes “good things await you” or “you’ve been expecting me,” innovated by brands like Warby Parker (above). This method is made for unboxing videos, setting the tone for offline content and therefore the portrayal of the product.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging decorated with slogans and phrases don’t just make an announcement, they can also present positive affirmations or tongue-in-cheek jokes—anything that will make the product stand out. This may reflect the brand’s ethos or compliment the customer, making the packaging easily shareable on social media. 

For example, Swish Beverages (below) is an American wine supplier that incorporates internet slang in its packaging, in the hopes of appealing to younger consumers. By printing phrases like “stay basic,” inspired by the insult turned satirical badge of honor commonly used by young women on the internet, the company successfully targets its audience.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

NEXT: Make it personal

 

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

3. Make it personal

Popular beauty brand Bare Minerals (above) changed the game of foundation when it increased its shade range to suit more customers. It could have stopped there, but instead, it enhanced the packaging to feature the purchaser’s name, adding another layer of personalization to the product.

NEXT: Tout transparent ingredients

4. Tout transparent ingredients

Health-and-wellbeing is a hot trend in the world of marketing, due to the recent explosion of press coverage and media posts on the subject. As such, brands like The Ordinary (above) have capitalized on the consumer’s need for organic products, by labeling the ingredients on the bottle and keeping the packaging clean.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Fist-bumpFind your success! Subscribe to free Packaging Digest enewsletters.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

As new trends surface and old trends die out, the world of packaging is in a constant state of flux. One thing is for sure: The collaboration between social media/online content and product boxes will be prevalent for years to come. To stay ahead of the curve, brands need to embrace the value of quality and innovate new ways to package their products.

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As we approach the holidays, with the unboxing appeal on YouTube and Instagram and influencers driving consumers’ decisions to purchase, there is no doubt packaging is changing the face of ecommerce.

Shining the light on how high-quality packaging will deliver excitement after an anticipated delivery, what is it about unboxing videos that hook us as customers? Here are four ways packaging can power the “unboxing” event.

 

1. Use popular colors

Recently, the “in” color has been Millennial Pink, believed to be inspired by iconic director Wes Anderson’s use of pink in Grand Budapest Hotel or a variant of Apple’s rose-gold iPhone. Popular amongst younger influencers, it is commonly described as peaceful and pure, with an air of retro-kitsch.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

Used by the likes of Acne Studios (above) and Glossier, present-day packaging incorporates this dusky pink, in the hopes of appearing on an influencer’s Instagram page. For if they do, their scope will expand to potentially millions of users.

Additionally, many brands are keeping their packaging simple and clean, to appeal to influencers who prefer clean palettes in their posts. This is evident in such brands as Gucci (below) and Céline.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

NEXT: Include inviting or witty messages

 

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

2. Include inviting or witty messages

Product packaging is considered a form of marketing, starting with the exterior messages. As a vehicle for communication, many brands are using their packaging to print witty, insightful or playful messaging, ensuring that their customer opens the product with a positive mindset.

One of the most popular methods of communicative packaging is to announce the arrival of the product. Such witty typography includes “good things await you” or “you’ve been expecting me,” innovated by brands like Warby Parker (above). This method is made for unboxing videos, setting the tone for offline content and therefore the portrayal of the product.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging decorated with slogans and phrases don’t just make an announcement, they can also present positive affirmations or tongue-in-cheek jokes—anything that will make the product stand out. This may reflect the brand’s ethos or compliment the customer, making the packaging easily shareable on social media. 

For example, Swish Beverages (below) is an American wine supplier that incorporates internet slang in its packaging, in the hopes of appealing to younger consumers. By printing phrases like “stay basic,” inspired by the insult turned satirical badge of honor commonly used by young women on the internet, the company successfully targets its audience.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

NEXT: Make it personal

 

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

3. Make it personal

Popular beauty brand Bare Minerals (above) changed the game of foundation when it increased its shade range to suit more customers. It could have stopped there, but instead, it enhanced the packaging to feature the purchaser’s name, adding another layer of personalization to the product.

NEXT: Tout transparent ingredients

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

4. Tout transparent ingredients

Health-and-wellbeing is a hot trend in the world of marketing, due to the recent explosion of press coverage and media posts on the subject. As such, brands like The Ordinary (above) have capitalized on the consumer’s need for organic products, by labeling the ingredients on the bottle and keeping the packaging clean.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Fist-bumpFind your success! Subscribe to free Packaging Digest enewsletters.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

As new trends surface and old trends die out, the world of packaging is in a constant state of flux. One thing is for sure: The collaboration between social media/online content and product boxes will be prevalent for years to come. To stay ahead of the curve, brands need to embrace the value of quality and innovate new ways to package their products.

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As we approach the holidays, with the unboxing appeal on YouTube and Instagram and influencers driving consumers’ decisions to purchase, there is no doubt packaging is changing the face of ecommerce.

Shining the light on how high-quality packaging will deliver excitement after an anticipated delivery, what is it about unboxing videos that hook us as customers? Here are four ways packaging can power the “unboxing” event.

 

1. Use popular colors

Recently, the “in” color has been Millennial Pink, believed to be inspired by iconic director Wes Anderson’s use of pink in Grand Budapest Hotel or a variant of Apple’s rose-gold iPhone. Popular amongst younger influencers, it is commonly described as peaceful and pure, with an air of retro-kitsch.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

Used by the likes of Acne Studios (above) and Glossier, present-day packaging incorporates this dusky pink, in the hopes of appearing on an influencer’s Instagram page. For if they do, their scope will expand to potentially millions of users.

Additionally, many brands are keeping their packaging simple and clean, to appeal to influencers who prefer clean palettes in their posts. This is evident in such brands as Gucci (below) and Céline.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

NEXT: Include inviting or witty messages

 

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

2. Include inviting or witty messages

Product packaging is considered a form of marketing, starting with the exterior messages. As a vehicle for communication, many brands are using their packaging to print witty, insightful or playful messaging, ensuring that their customer opens the product with a positive mindset.

One of the most popular methods of communicative packaging is to announce the arrival of the product. Such witty typography includes “good things await you” or “you’ve been expecting me,” innovated by brands like Warby Parker (above). This method is made for unboxing videos, setting the tone for offline content and therefore the portrayal of the product.

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Packaging decorated with slogans and phrases don’t just make an announcement, they can also present positive affirmations or tongue-in-cheek jokes—anything that will make the product stand out. This may reflect the brand’s ethos or compliment the customer, making the packaging easily shareable on social media. 

For example, Swish Beverages (below) is an American wine supplier that incorporates internet slang in its packaging, in the hopes of appealing to younger consumers. By printing phrases like “stay basic,” inspired by the insult turned satirical badge of honor commonly used by young women on the internet, the company successfully targets its audience.

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

NEXT: Make it personal

 

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

3. Make it personal

Popular beauty brand Bare Minerals (above) changed the game of foundation when it increased its shade range to suit more customers. It could have stopped there, but instead, it enhanced the packaging to feature the purchaser’s name, adding another layer of personalization to the product.

NEXT: Tout transparent ingredients

4 ways packaging intensifies the shopper’s ‘unboxing’ experience

4. Tout transparent ingredients

Health-and-wellbeing is a hot trend in the world of marketing, due to the recent explosion of press coverage and media posts on the subject. As such, brands like The Ordinary (above) have capitalized on the consumer’s need for organic products, by labeling the ingredients on the bottle and keeping the packaging clean.

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As new trends surface and old trends die out, the world of packaging is in a constant state of flux. One thing is for sure: The collaboration between social media/online content and product boxes will be prevalent for years to come. To stay ahead of the curve, brands need to embrace the value of quality and innovate new ways to package their products.

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Nestlé USA packaging specialist details the highly engineered bottle and innovative sleeve label that enabled the development of 100% recyclable sleeve-labeled bottles.

 

Time can deliver a whole new perspective on things.

In July, Nestlé and Starbucks announced the launch of Starbucks Creamers that enabled the Starbucks brand to break into the refrigerated creamer category. The product development combined Starbucks’s popular flavors with Nestlé expertise and leadership in the creamer category. The result? Consumers have a new way to enjoy Starbucks coffee at home.

That was all interesting, but it was essentially a branding breakthrough rather than a packaging innovation.

That changed when it was revealed this month that the Starbucks Creamers PET bottle and shrink-sleeve label are 100% recyclable. This is a first for the Nestlé USA’s packaging portfolio, which seeks to reach 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. Now that is noteworthy packaging news!

That prompted connecting with Nicole Camilleri, Nestlé’s technical packaging senior development specialist. Before jumping into the packaging details of the achievement, here are some key product highlights:

How complex was the project?  

Camilleri: The project was complex because of the rapid timeline and unique bottle design. We launched Starbucks Creamers in less than a year from inception to shelf, the fastest project with a custom bottle and closure Nestlé USA has implemented. We custom-designed the bottle to emulate carafes from Starbucks and the lid is a one-touch pour, created to truly be opened and closed easily with one hand.

Additionally, the closure, shrink sleeve, corrugate tray and palletization pattern were all custom designs. We did this while challenging ourselves to use new materials and incorporating recyclability into the design, utilizing new technology to incorporate a fully recyclable shrink sleeve.

What are the key materials and for what recycle stream(s)?

Camilleri: The shrink sleeve is made from a PET resin that is PET recycling stream compatible with washable inks. This combination of recyclable base material and washable inks are recognized by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR). This shrink-sleeve technology not only allows the consumer to recycle the bottle with the shrink sleeve still attached, but it allows the shrink sleeve material to be captured and recycled within the mechanical recycling process. Both the bottle and the closure are custom designed for Starbucks Creamer. 

The entire bottle including the shrink sleeve can be disposed into single stream recycling and will get sorted into the #1 stream. This makes it easy for a consumer to recycle the bottle in their blue recycling bin without having to manipulate it in any way.

Which packaging component was the most challenging?

Camilleri: Each component had its own unique challenges to overcome for which we found solutions:

Next: Vendors, potential and design goals

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While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

What partner/vendors were involved to make this happen?

Camilleri: Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester is used for this recyclable shrink sleeve material. According to Haley Werth, market development manager at Eastman, “We are thrilled to be a part of helping Nestle achieve their goal of 100% recyclable packaging with Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester, an APR Critical Guidance recognized product. We see this as an important milestone in the sustainable transformation of our shrink-film resin portfolio and a model for how Eastman can work with the industry to implement circular solutions that positively impact our world.”

The base film is Eastman Embrace Encore and the converter is American Fuji Seal Inc. with the product of RecShrink (base film + washable inks).

Graphic: Eastman

According to American Fuji Seal, “American Fuji Seal is pleased to have commercialized our new film development, RecShrink, with Nestlé to further enhance our sustainability platform. RecShrink is a crystallizable shrink sleeve material, decorated with American Fuji Seal’s washable solvent ink, which allows for film material to be recycled along with PET bottle materials. Historically, shrink-sleeve labels have been deemed a bit of a black eye within the recycling community because of the contamination and their physical properties related to it being a ‘low melt’. Because of the lower melting point, contamination and degradation of the recycled materials can occur. RecShrink is designed with a higher melting point so clumping will not occur in the drying systems, which would diminish rPET quality.”

Are any of these vendors new to the company?

Camilleri: For this design we worked with existing vendors.

 

What potential does Nestle see in this and other recycling technologies?

Camilleri: Nestlé has committed to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 and we are making progress toward that goal. Nestlé is developing and implementing many different technologies to address packaging sustainability. We have a large global R&D community including the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences who are developing new solutions to apply across our portfolio. As with any sustainability innovation that we implement, we are always evaluating how we can reapply technology to other products in our portfolio.

Is this the same sleeve technology used by Nestlé Waters North America for the 100% recyclable bottle/sleeves/caps for the new DC superheroes line?

Camilleri: Nestlé Waters North America is using a different shrink sleeve technology for its new Nestlé Pure Life DC Collection of superhero-themed bottles. Nestlé is actively implementing many different technologies to improve sustainability across our vast packaging portfolio.

In terms of form and function, what were the design goals for the packaging?

Camilleri: Our custom Starbucks Creamer bottle design was rooted in our consumer obsession. The design was inspired by Starbucks brand attributes and the Starbucks café experience, informed by targeted consumer insights and incorporated category norms and functionality. We designed the bottle to include flowing, soft curves and a simple, balanced shape. The closure was designed to mimic carafes found in Starbucks cafés, and to create an easy and mess-free pouring experience. We also designed for the ideal flow from of creamer from the spout and a “click” sound to cue that the lid is closed.

Can you comment on the products’ reception?

Camilleri: While we cannot share specific sales information, we have been very pleased by consumer and retailer response to these new products, which are performing well in-market.

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While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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Nestlé USA packaging specialist details the highly engineered bottle and innovative sleeve label that enabled the development of 100% recyclable sleeve-labeled bottles.

 

Time can deliver a whole new perspective on things.

In July, Nestlé and Starbucks announced the launch of Starbucks Creamers that enabled the Starbucks brand to break into the refrigerated creamer category. The product development combined Starbucks’s popular flavors with Nestlé expertise and leadership in the creamer category. The result? Consumers have a new way to enjoy Starbucks coffee at home.

That was all interesting, but it was essentially a branding breakthrough rather than a packaging innovation.

That changed when it was revealed this month that the Starbucks Creamers PET bottle and shrink-sleeve label are 100% recyclable. This is a first for the Nestlé USA’s packaging portfolio, which seeks to reach 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. Now that is noteworthy packaging news!

That prompted connecting with Nicole Camilleri, Nestlé’s technical packaging senior development specialist. Before jumping into the packaging details of the achievement, here are some key product highlights:

How complex was the project?  

Camilleri: The project was complex because of the rapid timeline and unique bottle design. We launched Starbucks Creamers in less than a year from inception to shelf, the fastest project with a custom bottle and closure Nestlé USA has implemented. We custom-designed the bottle to emulate carafes from Starbucks and the lid is a one-touch pour, created to truly be opened and closed easily with one hand.

Additionally, the closure, shrink sleeve, corrugate tray and palletization pattern were all custom designs. We did this while challenging ourselves to use new materials and incorporating recyclability into the design, utilizing new technology to incorporate a fully recyclable shrink sleeve.

What are the key materials and for what recycle stream(s)?

Camilleri: The shrink sleeve is made from a PET resin that is PET recycling stream compatible with washable inks. This combination of recyclable base material and washable inks are recognized by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR). This shrink-sleeve technology not only allows the consumer to recycle the bottle with the shrink sleeve still attached, but it allows the shrink sleeve material to be captured and recycled within the mechanical recycling process. Both the bottle and the closure are custom designed for Starbucks Creamer. 

The entire bottle including the shrink sleeve can be disposed into single stream recycling and will get sorted into the #1 stream. This makes it easy for a consumer to recycle the bottle in their blue recycling bin without having to manipulate it in any way.

Which packaging component was the most challenging?

Camilleri: Each component had its own unique challenges to overcome for which we found solutions:

Next: Vendors, potential and design goals

___________________________________________________________________________________

While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

What partner/vendors were involved to make this happen?

Camilleri: Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester is used for this recyclable shrink sleeve material. According to Haley Werth, market development manager at Eastman, “We are thrilled to be a part of helping Nestle achieve their goal of 100% recyclable packaging with Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester, an APR Critical Guidance recognized product. We see this as an important milestone in the sustainable transformation of our shrink-film resin portfolio and a model for how Eastman can work with the industry to implement circular solutions that positively impact our world.”

The base film is Eastman Embrace Encore and the converter is American Fuji Seal Inc. with the product of RecShrink (base film + washable inks).

Graphic: Eastman

According to American Fuji Seal, “American Fuji Seal is pleased to have commercialized our new film development, RecShrink, with Nestlé to further enhance our sustainability platform. RecShrink is a crystallizable shrink sleeve material, decorated with American Fuji Seal’s washable solvent ink, which allows for film material to be recycled along with PET bottle materials. Historically, shrink-sleeve labels have been deemed a bit of a black eye within the recycling community because of the contamination and their physical properties related to it being a ‘low melt’. Because of the lower melting point, contamination and degradation of the recycled materials can occur. RecShrink is designed with a higher melting point so clumping will not occur in the drying systems, which would diminish rPET quality.”

Are any of these vendors new to the company?

Camilleri: For this design we worked with existing vendors.

 

What potential does Nestle see in this and other recycling technologies?

Camilleri: Nestlé has committed to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 and we are making progress toward that goal. Nestlé is developing and implementing many different technologies to address packaging sustainability. We have a large global R&D community including the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences who are developing new solutions to apply across our portfolio. As with any sustainability innovation that we implement, we are always evaluating how we can reapply technology to other products in our portfolio.

Is this the same sleeve technology used by Nestlé Waters North America for the 100% recyclable bottle/sleeves/caps for the new DC superheroes line?

Camilleri: Nestlé Waters North America is using a different shrink sleeve technology for its new Nestlé Pure Life DC Collection of superhero-themed bottles. Nestlé is actively implementing many different technologies to improve sustainability across our vast packaging portfolio.

In terms of form and function, what were the design goals for the packaging?

Camilleri: Our custom Starbucks Creamer bottle design was rooted in our consumer obsession. The design was inspired by Starbucks brand attributes and the Starbucks café experience, informed by targeted consumer insights and incorporated category norms and functionality. We designed the bottle to include flowing, soft curves and a simple, balanced shape. The closure was designed to mimic carafes found in Starbucks cafés, and to create an easy and mess-free pouring experience. We also designed for the ideal flow from of creamer from the spout and a “click” sound to cue that the lid is closed.

Can you comment on the products’ reception?

Camilleri: While we cannot share specific sales information, we have been very pleased by consumer and retailer response to these new products, which are performing well in-market.

___________________________________________________________________________________

While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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Nestlé USA packaging specialist details the highly engineered bottle and innovative sleeve label that enabled the development of 100% recyclable sleeve-labeled bottles.

 

Time can deliver a whole new perspective on things.

In July, Nestlé and Starbucks announced the launch of Starbucks Creamers that enabled the Starbucks brand to break into the refrigerated creamer category. The product development combined Starbucks’s popular flavors with Nestlé expertise and leadership in the creamer category. The result? Consumers have a new way to enjoy Starbucks coffee at home.

That was all interesting, but it was essentially a branding breakthrough rather than a packaging innovation.

That changed when it was revealed this month that the Starbucks Creamers PET bottle and shrink-sleeve label are 100% recyclable. This is a first for the Nestlé USA’s packaging portfolio, which seeks to reach 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. Now that is noteworthy packaging news!

That prompted connecting with Nicole Camilleri, Nestlé’s technical packaging senior development specialist. Before jumping into the packaging details of the achievement, here are some key product highlights:

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

How complex was the project?  

Camilleri: The project was complex because of the rapid timeline and unique bottle design. We launched Starbucks Creamers in less than a year from inception to shelf, the fastest project with a custom bottle and closure Nestlé USA has implemented. We custom-designed the bottle to emulate carafes from Starbucks and the lid is a one-touch pour, created to truly be opened and closed easily with one hand.

Additionally, the closure, shrink sleeve, corrugate tray and palletization pattern were all custom designs. We did this while challenging ourselves to use new materials and incorporating recyclability into the design, utilizing new technology to incorporate a fully recyclable shrink sleeve.

What are the key materials and for what recycle stream(s)?

Camilleri: The shrink sleeve is made from a PET resin that is PET recycling stream compatible with washable inks. This combination of recyclable base material and washable inks are recognized by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR). This shrink-sleeve technology not only allows the consumer to recycle the bottle with the shrink sleeve still attached, but it allows the shrink sleeve material to be captured and recycled within the mechanical recycling process. Both the bottle and the closure are custom designed for Starbucks Creamer. 

The entire bottle including the shrink sleeve can be disposed into single stream recycling and will get sorted into the #1 stream. This makes it easy for a consumer to recycle the bottle in their blue recycling bin without having to manipulate it in any way.

Which packaging component was the most challenging?

Camilleri: Each component had its own unique challenges to overcome for which we found solutions:

Next: Vendors, potential and design goals

___________________________________________________________________________________

While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

What partner/vendors were involved to make this happen?

Camilleri: Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester is used for this recyclable shrink sleeve material. According to Haley Werth, market development manager at Eastman, “We are thrilled to be a part of helping Nestle achieve their goal of 100% recyclable packaging with Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester, an APR Critical Guidance recognized product. We see this as an important milestone in the sustainable transformation of our shrink-film resin portfolio and a model for how Eastman can work with the industry to implement circular solutions that positively impact our world.”

The base film is Eastman Embrace Encore and the converter is American Fuji Seal Inc. with the product of RecShrink (base film + washable inks).

Graphic: Eastman

According to American Fuji Seal, “American Fuji Seal is pleased to have commercialized our new film development, RecShrink, with Nestlé to further enhance our sustainability platform. RecShrink is a crystallizable shrink sleeve material, decorated with American Fuji Seal’s washable solvent ink, which allows for film material to be recycled along with PET bottle materials. Historically, shrink-sleeve labels have been deemed a bit of a black eye within the recycling community because of the contamination and their physical properties related to it being a ‘low melt’. Because of the lower melting point, contamination and degradation of the recycled materials can occur. RecShrink is designed with a higher melting point so clumping will not occur in the drying systems, which would diminish rPET quality.”

Are any of these vendors new to the company?

Camilleri: For this design we worked with existing vendors.

 

What potential does Nestle see in this and other recycling technologies?

Camilleri: Nestlé has committed to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 and we are making progress toward that goal. Nestlé is developing and implementing many different technologies to address packaging sustainability. We have a large global R&D community including the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences who are developing new solutions to apply across our portfolio. As with any sustainability innovation that we implement, we are always evaluating how we can reapply technology to other products in our portfolio.

Is this the same sleeve technology used by Nestlé Waters North America for the 100% recyclable bottle/sleeves/caps for the new DC superheroes line?

Camilleri: Nestlé Waters North America is using a different shrink sleeve technology for its new Nestlé Pure Life DC Collection of superhero-themed bottles. Nestlé is actively implementing many different technologies to improve sustainability across our vast packaging portfolio.

In terms of form and function, what were the design goals for the packaging?

Camilleri: Our custom Starbucks Creamer bottle design was rooted in our consumer obsession. The design was inspired by Starbucks brand attributes and the Starbucks café experience, informed by targeted consumer insights and incorporated category norms and functionality. We designed the bottle to include flowing, soft curves and a simple, balanced shape. The closure was designed to mimic carafes found in Starbucks cafés, and to create an easy and mess-free pouring experience. We also designed for the ideal flow from of creamer from the spout and a “click” sound to cue that the lid is closed.

Can you comment on the products’ reception?

Camilleri: While we cannot share specific sales information, we have been very pleased by consumer and retailer response to these new products, which are performing well in-market.

___________________________________________________________________________________

While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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Nestlé USA packaging specialist details the highly engineered bottle and innovative sleeve label that enabled the development of 100% recyclable sleeve-labeled bottles.

 

Time can deliver a whole new perspective on things.

In July, Nestlé and Starbucks announced the launch of Starbucks Creamers that enabled the Starbucks brand to break into the refrigerated creamer category. The product development combined Starbucks’s popular flavors with Nestlé expertise and leadership in the creamer category. The result? Consumers have a new way to enjoy Starbucks coffee at home.

That was all interesting, but it was essentially a branding breakthrough rather than a packaging innovation.

That changed when it was revealed this month that the Starbucks Creamers PET bottle and shrink-sleeve label are 100% recyclable. This is a first for the Nestlé USA’s packaging portfolio, which seeks to reach 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. Now that is noteworthy packaging news!

That prompted connecting with Nicole Camilleri, Nestlé’s technical packaging senior development specialist. Before jumping into the packaging details of the achievement, here are some key product highlights:

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

How complex was the project?  

Camilleri: The project was complex because of the rapid timeline and unique bottle design. We launched Starbucks Creamers in less than a year from inception to shelf, the fastest project with a custom bottle and closure Nestlé USA has implemented. We custom-designed the bottle to emulate carafes from Starbucks and the lid is a one-touch pour, created to truly be opened and closed easily with one hand.

Additionally, the closure, shrink sleeve, corrugate tray and palletization pattern were all custom designs. We did this while challenging ourselves to use new materials and incorporating recyclability into the design, utilizing new technology to incorporate a fully recyclable shrink sleeve.

What are the key materials and for what recycle stream(s)?

Camilleri: The shrink sleeve is made from a PET resin that is PET recycling stream compatible with washable inks. This combination of recyclable base material and washable inks are recognized by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR). This shrink-sleeve technology not only allows the consumer to recycle the bottle with the shrink sleeve still attached, but it allows the shrink sleeve material to be captured and recycled within the mechanical recycling process. Both the bottle and the closure are custom designed for Starbucks Creamer. 

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

The entire bottle including the shrink sleeve can be disposed into single stream recycling and will get sorted into the #1 stream. This makes it easy for a consumer to recycle the bottle in their blue recycling bin without having to manipulate it in any way.

Which packaging component was the most challenging?

Camilleri: Each component had its own unique challenges to overcome for which we found solutions:

Next: Vendors, potential and design goals

___________________________________________________________________________________

While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

What partner/vendors were involved to make this happen?

Camilleri: Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester is used for this recyclable shrink sleeve material. According to Haley Werth, market development manager at Eastman, “We are thrilled to be a part of helping Nestle achieve their goal of 100% recyclable packaging with Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester, an APR Critical Guidance recognized product. We see this as an important milestone in the sustainable transformation of our shrink-film resin portfolio and a model for how Eastman can work with the industry to implement circular solutions that positively impact our world.”

The base film is Eastman Embrace Encore and the converter is American Fuji Seal Inc. with the product of RecShrink (base film + washable inks).

Graphic: Eastman

According to American Fuji Seal, “American Fuji Seal is pleased to have commercialized our new film development, RecShrink, with Nestlé to further enhance our sustainability platform. RecShrink is a crystallizable shrink sleeve material, decorated with American Fuji Seal’s washable solvent ink, which allows for film material to be recycled along with PET bottle materials. Historically, shrink-sleeve labels have been deemed a bit of a black eye within the recycling community because of the contamination and their physical properties related to it being a ‘low melt’. Because of the lower melting point, contamination and degradation of the recycled materials can occur. RecShrink is designed with a higher melting point so clumping will not occur in the drying systems, which would diminish rPET quality.”

Are any of these vendors new to the company?

Camilleri: For this design we worked with existing vendors.

 

What potential does Nestle see in this and other recycling technologies?

Camilleri: Nestlé has committed to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 and we are making progress toward that goal. Nestlé is developing and implementing many different technologies to address packaging sustainability. We have a large global R&D community including the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences who are developing new solutions to apply across our portfolio. As with any sustainability innovation that we implement, we are always evaluating how we can reapply technology to other products in our portfolio.

Is this the same sleeve technology used by Nestlé Waters North America for the 100% recyclable bottle/sleeves/caps for the new DC superheroes line?

Camilleri: Nestlé Waters North America is using a different shrink sleeve technology for its new Nestlé Pure Life DC Collection of superhero-themed bottles. Nestlé is actively implementing many different technologies to improve sustainability across our vast packaging portfolio.

In terms of form and function, what were the design goals for the packaging?

Camilleri: Our custom Starbucks Creamer bottle design was rooted in our consumer obsession. The design was inspired by Starbucks brand attributes and the Starbucks café experience, informed by targeted consumer insights and incorporated category norms and functionality. We designed the bottle to include flowing, soft curves and a simple, balanced shape. The closure was designed to mimic carafes found in Starbucks cafés, and to create an easy and mess-free pouring experience. We also designed for the ideal flow from of creamer from the spout and a “click” sound to cue that the lid is closed.

Can you comment on the products’ reception?

Camilleri: While we cannot share specific sales information, we have been very pleased by consumer and retailer response to these new products, which are performing well in-market.

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While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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Nestlé USA packaging specialist details the highly engineered bottle and innovative sleeve label that enabled the development of 100% recyclable sleeve-labeled bottles.

 

Time can deliver a whole new perspective on things.

In July, Nestlé and Starbucks announced the launch of Starbucks Creamers that enabled the Starbucks brand to break into the refrigerated creamer category. The product development combined Starbucks’s popular flavors with Nestlé expertise and leadership in the creamer category. The result? Consumers have a new way to enjoy Starbucks coffee at home.

That was all interesting, but it was essentially a branding breakthrough rather than a packaging innovation.

That changed when it was revealed this month that the Starbucks Creamers PET bottle and shrink-sleeve label are 100% recyclable. This is a first for the Nestlé USA’s packaging portfolio, which seeks to reach 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. Now that is noteworthy packaging news!

That prompted connecting with Nicole Camilleri, Nestlé’s technical packaging senior development specialist. Before jumping into the packaging details of the achievement, here are some key product highlights:

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

How complex was the project?  

Camilleri: The project was complex because of the rapid timeline and unique bottle design. We launched Starbucks Creamers in less than a year from inception to shelf, the fastest project with a custom bottle and closure Nestlé USA has implemented. We custom-designed the bottle to emulate carafes from Starbucks and the lid is a one-touch pour, created to truly be opened and closed easily with one hand.

Additionally, the closure, shrink sleeve, corrugate tray and palletization pattern were all custom designs. We did this while challenging ourselves to use new materials and incorporating recyclability into the design, utilizing new technology to incorporate a fully recyclable shrink sleeve.

What are the key materials and for what recycle stream(s)?

Camilleri: The shrink sleeve is made from a PET resin that is PET recycling stream compatible with washable inks. This combination of recyclable base material and washable inks are recognized by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR). This shrink-sleeve technology not only allows the consumer to recycle the bottle with the shrink sleeve still attached, but it allows the shrink sleeve material to be captured and recycled within the mechanical recycling process. Both the bottle and the closure are custom designed for Starbucks Creamer. 

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

The entire bottle including the shrink sleeve can be disposed into single stream recycling and will get sorted into the #1 stream. This makes it easy for a consumer to recycle the bottle in their blue recycling bin without having to manipulate it in any way.

Which packaging component was the most challenging?

Camilleri: Each component had its own unique challenges to overcome for which we found solutions:

Next: Vendors, potential and design goals

___________________________________________________________________________________

While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

What partner/vendors were involved to make this happen?

Camilleri: Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester is used for this recyclable shrink sleeve material. According to Haley Werth, market development manager at Eastman, “We are thrilled to be a part of helping Nestle achieve their goal of 100% recyclable packaging with Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester, an APR Critical Guidance recognized product. We see this as an important milestone in the sustainable transformation of our shrink-film resin portfolio and a model for how Eastman can work with the industry to implement circular solutions that positively impact our world.”

The base film is Eastman Embrace Encore and the converter is American Fuji Seal Inc. with the product of RecShrink (base film + washable inks).

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

Graphic: Eastman

According to American Fuji Seal, “American Fuji Seal is pleased to have commercialized our new film development, RecShrink, with Nestlé to further enhance our sustainability platform. RecShrink is a crystallizable shrink sleeve material, decorated with American Fuji Seal’s washable solvent ink, which allows for film material to be recycled along with PET bottle materials. Historically, shrink-sleeve labels have been deemed a bit of a black eye within the recycling community because of the contamination and their physical properties related to it being a ‘low melt’. Because of the lower melting point, contamination and degradation of the recycled materials can occur. RecShrink is designed with a higher melting point so clumping will not occur in the drying systems, which would diminish rPET quality.”

Are any of these vendors new to the company?

Camilleri: For this design we worked with existing vendors.

 

What potential does Nestle see in this and other recycling technologies?

Camilleri: Nestlé has committed to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 and we are making progress toward that goal. Nestlé is developing and implementing many different technologies to address packaging sustainability. We have a large global R&D community including the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences who are developing new solutions to apply across our portfolio. As with any sustainability innovation that we implement, we are always evaluating how we can reapply technology to other products in our portfolio.

Is this the same sleeve technology used by Nestlé Waters North America for the 100% recyclable bottle/sleeves/caps for the new DC superheroes line?

Camilleri: Nestlé Waters North America is using a different shrink sleeve technology for its new Nestlé Pure Life DC Collection of superhero-themed bottles. Nestlé is actively implementing many different technologies to improve sustainability across our vast packaging portfolio.

In terms of form and function, what were the design goals for the packaging?

Camilleri: Our custom Starbucks Creamer bottle design was rooted in our consumer obsession. The design was inspired by Starbucks brand attributes and the Starbucks café experience, informed by targeted consumer insights and incorporated category norms and functionality. We designed the bottle to include flowing, soft curves and a simple, balanced shape. The closure was designed to mimic carafes found in Starbucks cafés, and to create an easy and mess-free pouring experience. We also designed for the ideal flow from of creamer from the spout and a “click” sound to cue that the lid is closed.

Can you comment on the products’ reception?

Camilleri: While we cannot share specific sales information, we have been very pleased by consumer and retailer response to these new products, which are performing well in-market.

___________________________________________________________________________________

While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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Nestlé USA packaging specialist details the highly engineered bottle and innovative sleeve label that enabled the development of 100% recyclable sleeve-labeled bottles.

 

Time can deliver a whole new perspective on things.

In July, Nestlé and Starbucks announced the launch of Starbucks Creamers that enabled the Starbucks brand to break into the refrigerated creamer category. The product development combined Starbucks’s popular flavors with Nestlé expertise and leadership in the creamer category. The result? Consumers have a new way to enjoy Starbucks coffee at home.

That was all interesting, but it was essentially a branding breakthrough rather than a packaging innovation.

That changed when it was revealed this month that the Starbucks Creamers PET bottle and shrink-sleeve label are 100% recyclable. This is a first for the Nestlé USA’s packaging portfolio, which seeks to reach 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. Now that is noteworthy packaging news!

That prompted connecting with Nicole Camilleri, Nestlé’s technical packaging senior development specialist. Before jumping into the packaging details of the achievement, here are some key product highlights:

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

How complex was the project?  

Camilleri: The project was complex because of the rapid timeline and unique bottle design. We launched Starbucks Creamers in less than a year from inception to shelf, the fastest project with a custom bottle and closure Nestlé USA has implemented. We custom-designed the bottle to emulate carafes from Starbucks and the lid is a one-touch pour, created to truly be opened and closed easily with one hand.

Additionally, the closure, shrink sleeve, corrugate tray and palletization pattern were all custom designs. We did this while challenging ourselves to use new materials and incorporating recyclability into the design, utilizing new technology to incorporate a fully recyclable shrink sleeve.

What are the key materials and for what recycle stream(s)?

Camilleri: The shrink sleeve is made from a PET resin that is PET recycling stream compatible with washable inks. This combination of recyclable base material and washable inks are recognized by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR). This shrink-sleeve technology not only allows the consumer to recycle the bottle with the shrink sleeve still attached, but it allows the shrink sleeve material to be captured and recycled within the mechanical recycling process. Both the bottle and the closure are custom designed for Starbucks Creamer. 

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

The entire bottle including the shrink sleeve can be disposed into single stream recycling and will get sorted into the #1 stream. This makes it easy for a consumer to recycle the bottle in their blue recycling bin without having to manipulate it in any way.

Which packaging component was the most challenging?

Camilleri: Each component had its own unique challenges to overcome for which we found solutions:

Next: Vendors, potential and design goals

___________________________________________________________________________________

While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

What partner/vendors were involved to make this happen?

Camilleri: Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester is used for this recyclable shrink sleeve material. According to Haley Werth, market development manager at Eastman, “We are thrilled to be a part of helping Nestle achieve their goal of 100% recyclable packaging with Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester, an APR Critical Guidance recognized product. We see this as an important milestone in the sustainable transformation of our shrink-film resin portfolio and a model for how Eastman can work with the industry to implement circular solutions that positively impact our world.”

The base film is Eastman Embrace Encore and the converter is American Fuji Seal Inc. with the product of RecShrink (base film + washable inks).

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

Graphic: Eastman

According to American Fuji Seal, “American Fuji Seal is pleased to have commercialized our new film development, RecShrink, with Nestlé to further enhance our sustainability platform. RecShrink is a crystallizable shrink sleeve material, decorated with American Fuji Seal’s washable solvent ink, which allows for film material to be recycled along with PET bottle materials. Historically, shrink-sleeve labels have been deemed a bit of a black eye within the recycling community because of the contamination and their physical properties related to it being a ‘low melt’. Because of the lower melting point, contamination and degradation of the recycled materials can occur. RecShrink is designed with a higher melting point so clumping will not occur in the drying systems, which would diminish rPET quality.”

Are any of these vendors new to the company?

Camilleri: For this design we worked with existing vendors.

 Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

What potential does Nestle see in this and other recycling technologies?

Camilleri: Nestlé has committed to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 and we are making progress toward that goal. Nestlé is developing and implementing many different technologies to address packaging sustainability. We have a large global R&D community including the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences who are developing new solutions to apply across our portfolio. As with any sustainability innovation that we implement, we are always evaluating how we can reapply technology to other products in our portfolio.

Is this the same sleeve technology used by Nestlé Waters North America for the 100% recyclable bottle/sleeves/caps for the new DC superheroes line?

Camilleri: Nestlé Waters North America is using a different shrink sleeve technology for its new Nestlé Pure Life DC Collection of superhero-themed bottles. Nestlé is actively implementing many different technologies to improve sustainability across our vast packaging portfolio.

In terms of form and function, what were the design goals for the packaging?

Camilleri: Our custom Starbucks Creamer bottle design was rooted in our consumer obsession. The design was inspired by Starbucks brand attributes and the Starbucks café experience, informed by targeted consumer insights and incorporated category norms and functionality. We designed the bottle to include flowing, soft curves and a simple, balanced shape. The closure was designed to mimic carafes found in Starbucks cafés, and to create an easy and mess-free pouring experience. We also designed for the ideal flow from of creamer from the spout and a “click” sound to cue that the lid is closed.

Can you comment on the products’ reception?

Camilleri: While we cannot share specific sales information, we have been very pleased by consumer and retailer response to these new products, which are performing well in-market.

___________________________________________________________________________________

While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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Nestlé USA packaging specialist details the highly engineered bottle and innovative sleeve label that enabled the development of 100% recyclable sleeve-labeled bottles.

 

Time can deliver a whole new perspective on things.

In July, Nestlé and Starbucks announced the launch of Starbucks Creamers that enabled the Starbucks brand to break into the refrigerated creamer category. The product development combined Starbucks’s popular flavors with Nestlé expertise and leadership in the creamer category. The result? Consumers have a new way to enjoy Starbucks coffee at home.

That was all interesting, but it was essentially a branding breakthrough rather than a packaging innovation.

That changed when it was revealed this month that the Starbucks Creamers PET bottle and shrink-sleeve label are 100% recyclable. This is a first for the Nestlé USA’s packaging portfolio, which seeks to reach 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. Now that is noteworthy packaging news!

That prompted connecting with Nicole Camilleri, Nestlé’s technical packaging senior development specialist. Before jumping into the packaging details of the achievement, here are some key product highlights:

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

How complex was the project?  

Camilleri: The project was complex because of the rapid timeline and unique bottle design. We launched Starbucks Creamers in less than a year from inception to shelf, the fastest project with a custom bottle and closure Nestlé USA has implemented. We custom-designed the bottle to emulate carafes from Starbucks and the lid is a one-touch pour, created to truly be opened and closed easily with one hand.

Additionally, the closure, shrink sleeve, corrugate tray and palletization pattern were all custom designs. We did this while challenging ourselves to use new materials and incorporating recyclability into the design, utilizing new technology to incorporate a fully recyclable shrink sleeve.

What are the key materials and for what recycle stream(s)?

Camilleri: The shrink sleeve is made from a PET resin that is PET recycling stream compatible with washable inks. This combination of recyclable base material and washable inks are recognized by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR). This shrink-sleeve technology not only allows the consumer to recycle the bottle with the shrink sleeve still attached, but it allows the shrink sleeve material to be captured and recycled within the mechanical recycling process. Both the bottle and the closure are custom designed for Starbucks Creamer. 

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

The entire bottle including the shrink sleeve can be disposed into single stream recycling and will get sorted into the #1 stream. This makes it easy for a consumer to recycle the bottle in their blue recycling bin without having to manipulate it in any way.

Which packaging component was the most challenging?

Camilleri: Each component had its own unique challenges to overcome for which we found solutions:

Next: Vendors, potential and design goals

___________________________________________________________________________________

While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

What partner/vendors were involved to make this happen?

Camilleri: Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester is used for this recyclable shrink sleeve material. According to Haley Werth, market development manager at Eastman, “We are thrilled to be a part of helping Nestle achieve their goal of 100% recyclable packaging with Eastman Embrace Encore copolyester, an APR Critical Guidance recognized product. We see this as an important milestone in the sustainable transformation of our shrink-film resin portfolio and a model for how Eastman can work with the industry to implement circular solutions that positively impact our world.”

The base film is Eastman Embrace Encore and the converter is American Fuji Seal Inc. with the product of RecShrink (base film + washable inks).

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

Graphic: Eastman

According to American Fuji Seal, “American Fuji Seal is pleased to have commercialized our new film development, RecShrink, with Nestlé to further enhance our sustainability platform. RecShrink is a crystallizable shrink sleeve material, decorated with American Fuji Seal’s washable solvent ink, which allows for film material to be recycled along with PET bottle materials. Historically, shrink-sleeve labels have been deemed a bit of a black eye within the recycling community because of the contamination and their physical properties related to it being a ‘low melt’. Because of the lower melting point, contamination and degradation of the recycled materials can occur. RecShrink is designed with a higher melting point so clumping will not occur in the drying systems, which would diminish rPET quality.”

Are any of these vendors new to the company?

Camilleri: For this design we worked with existing vendors.

 Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

What potential does Nestle see in this and other recycling technologies?

Camilleri: Nestlé has committed to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 and we are making progress toward that goal. Nestlé is developing and implementing many different technologies to address packaging sustainability. We have a large global R&D community including the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences who are developing new solutions to apply across our portfolio. As with any sustainability innovation that we implement, we are always evaluating how we can reapply technology to other products in our portfolio.

Is this the same sleeve technology used by Nestlé Waters North America for the 100% recyclable bottle/sleeves/caps for the new DC superheroes line?

Camilleri: Nestlé Waters North America is using a different shrink sleeve technology for its new Nestlé Pure Life DC Collection of superhero-themed bottles. Nestlé is actively implementing many different technologies to improve sustainability across our vast packaging portfolio.

Nestlé and Starbucks partner for recyclable creamer packaging

In terms of form and function, what were the design goals for the packaging?

Camilleri: Our custom Starbucks Creamer bottle design was rooted in our consumer obsession. The design was inspired by Starbucks brand attributes and the Starbucks café experience, informed by targeted consumer insights and incorporated category norms and functionality. We designed the bottle to include flowing, soft curves and a simple, balanced shape. The closure was designed to mimic carafes found in Starbucks cafés, and to create an easy and mess-free pouring experience. We also designed for the ideal flow from of creamer from the spout and a “click” sound to cue that the lid is closed.

Can you comment on the products’ reception?

Camilleri: While we cannot share specific sales information, we have been very pleased by consumer and retailer response to these new products, which are performing well in-market.

___________________________________________________________________________________

While presenting the latest solutions in automation, food packaging, package design and more, WestPack 2020 February 11-13 is co-located with several shows including PLASTEC West and offers the Cannabis Packaging Summit, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Register to attend today! ___________________________________________________________________________________

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

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Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

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Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

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Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

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Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

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Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

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Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

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Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

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Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

CLICK NEXT!

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

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Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

CLICK NEXT!

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

 

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

WestPack-2020  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

CLICK NEXT!

Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

CLICK NEXT!

 

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

CLICK NEXT!

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

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Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

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Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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With all its trimmings, it can take hours to prepare a traditional holiday meal. But today’s cooks know that certain product packages can lend a hand, making it possible for them to enjoy family, friends and fraternity instead of slaving in the kitchen all day.

What convenient or innovative packages made it into your pantry or refrigerator this year? Here are notable food and beverage packages that caught my eye at a local—and incredibly busy!—Trader Joe’s in the Chicago area. From the meal’s main protein to sides, deserts and drinks, here’s a cornucopia of glass, flexible, paper, metal and plastic packages delivering delight to grateful chefs.

 

Turkey: This frozen turkey packaging uses the same shrink-wrapped bag as most other brands. But the clean graphics and simple color scheme focuses the eye on “Organic,” for consumers who care about that, which is pretty much anyone shopping at Trader Joe’s, right?

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

For the ultimate in main-course convenience, though, Trader Joe’s packs up a frozen meal kit of turkey tenderloin wrapped with stuffing in a tasty puff pastry. The tenderloin is shrink wrapped in clear film inside the carton, along with cranberry sauce and gravy packets (also in clear, unprinted pouches). High-impact photography on the glossy carton shows the appetizing final cooked presentation.

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Gravy: You could choose from cans or jars or even pouches of gravy. But this shelf-stable Tetra Pak aseptic carton opens easily along a perforation once the top ends are lifted. A quick pour—without any glug—into a pan or gravy boat and you can move on to the side dishes.

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Dressing/Stuffing: It doesn’t matter what you call it or if you put it inside the bird or not, this carb staple can taste good from a kit. Appetizing imagery on the paperboard carton shows the cooked “Gluten Free” product in a nearly-country table setting.

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Cranberry sauce: It’s easier to remember the cranberry sauce when it doubles as a sweet topping for a slice of turkey instead of ho-hum gravy (thanks for the recommendation, Trader Joe’s!). This heavy-weight glass jar with metal screw-on closure and paper label imparts a homemade feel to go with the rest of the looks-like-from-scratch meal.

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Veggies: For these frozen Brussel sprouts—a healthy side dish that has gain popularity in recent years—the typical center-fin sealed layflat bag features crisply printed graphics that do the bare minimum for product ID on the front and info/instructions on the back. This lets the consumer see as much of the vegetables inside the bag before the buy.

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Not into mini cabbage heads? Ingredients for a classic green-bean casserole—green beans, mushroom soup and Fried Onion pieces—are easy to assemble with easy-open packs like these:

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

The convenience of this stiff 2-lb. bag of French Style Green Beans is that they have been washed and are ready to cook—a large window on the front panel makes it easy to see that. The seam of this familiar center-seam layflat bag also pulls apart easily with a tug.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Cooks can easily open this mushroom soup in a Tetra Pak shelf-stable Recart aseptic pack because of its perforated top that, like the gravy carton you saw earlier, allows easy dispensing without a tool.

Packages cooks are thankful for this holiday

Paperboard canisters with easy-peel lidding hold pieces of Fried Onions. Color photography on the glue-applied paper label illustrates the main use of the product this time of year.

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Potatoes: Yam, man! Sweet potatoes mate well with a turkey meal. But as I age and arthritis sets into my hands, holding the spuds for peeling becomes a chore. Okay, peeling potatoes is a chore no matter what state your hands are in. This inexpensive poly bag, with a clear peek of the product from the back, holds peeled and cubed yams, ready for stove-top or microwave cooking. Stirring is all that’s needed to smooth these chunks into a creamy consistency. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows to sprinkle on top!

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Drinks: This glass bottle of Egg Nog has clarity, purity and heft. High-end labels add to the product’s upscale image: “Egg Nog” is embossed on the front label and “Trader Joe’s” is also embossed in dazzling red metallic ink or foil (it really looks like foil but the type is pretty small on neck label and front label, so it’s hard to tell).

Is Thanksgiving too early for egg nog? That’s debatable, in my opinion. But a good old-fashioned Ginger Brew will go down smooth too. The swing-top closure atop the glass bottle harkens back to Grandma’s dining table.

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Desert: Choosing a pie filling is personal preference. I’ll leave that up to you. But a perfect crust is within your easy grasp with this pastry layered pie tin. A simple tamper-evident band holds a plastic lid close to the crust, and clear film underneath that helps keep moisture levels even until you’re ready to fill, bake and enjoy.

If you’re watching calories at this point (really, tho?!), whipped cream on top of the pie instead of ice cream will make all the difference (really?!). This typical pressurized can sports high-end matte graphics (the photos don't do justice to the matte effect). Quality printing showcases a photo of a coconut to further emphasize the flavor and ingredients. Clear, icon-style instructions on back are super easy to follow.

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