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Pelican BioThermal achieves international ISO accreditation

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Soft Robotics announces partnership with FANUC

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Modern System Report: Coop’s automation journey

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Inside Coop’s Distribution Center: Bringing automation to grocery distribution

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The Big Picture: The view from the round table

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Top 10 Trends in Totes, Bins and Containers for 2020

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Elevating the lift truck platform

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Pharma races toward its future

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Top 20 Warehouses 2019

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60 Seconds with Donna Varner, Senior Executive Administrator at MHI

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Raw materials to achieve better balance between economic and ecological performance at K 2016

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Developments in polymer composites to create opportunities for global medical composite market

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Anti-bacterial packaging doubles perishable food shelf-life, Zinc packaging reduces bacteria by 97%

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Petrochemical and Polymer Industry 2015, A Challenging Year for the Global Economy

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Advances in global thermoplastic elastomers market to be driven by ongoing product innovations

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Global agricultural films market to grow at over 5.5% on increasing demand from Asia-Pacific

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Styrenic polymers market for medical applications to register CAGR of 7.5% uptil decade-end

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Urbanization, rising incomes in Asia Pacific leads growth in global flame retardant market

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Biobased polymer capacity to triple to 17 mln tons in 2020- PET, PLA, PHA to show fastest growth

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Driven by APAC demand, antimicrobial plastic market to grow at CAGR of 10% until end of decade

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Developments in bioploymers aid development of compostable food and beverage packaging

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Phase Change Material technology in two wheeler seat covers controls microclimate of human body

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Global metal substitution drives robust growth of global engineering plastics market

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US shale gas changing dynamics in petrochemical industry of Asia, Latin America, Middle East

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N. America, Europe, APAC, to drive super absorbent polymers market past US$8 bln by end of decade

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W Europe, USA to drive biodegradable plastic packaging demand to US$8415 mln by 2019

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With a growing middle class and rise in urbanization, Asia to drive global olefin demand

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Global Medical Polymer market to grow over 5% till 2020

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Global market for stabilizers to increase to US$5.3 bln in 2021

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First new polymers discovered in 20 years, Ninja polymers safely destroy bacteria

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Balance of power in BOPP film markets shifting from India and Middle East to China

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Use of Performance Plastics in the European Automotive market to reach US$7.26 bln in 2019

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Global plastic processing machine market to continue upward curve through 2017

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Emerging markets to produce 50% global ethylene, depending on local access to feedstocks, demand

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Advances in polymers improve aviation safety- conductive coatings, conducting nano tubes

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Plastic films & sheets market to reach 70.9 mln tons by 2018 led by demand from food & pharma packag

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Led by China and India, BRIC composites market to witness good growth over next five years

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Global caps & closures market estimated to reach 2,312 bln by 2018, at CAGR of 4% from 2013 to 2018

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Flexible packaging market in North America to reach US$25 bln by 2018, to be driven by mass food pro

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Global Polylactic Acid market to reach US$5.2 bln by 2020 growing at a CAGR of 19.5% from 2013

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Global demand for plastics processing machinery projected to rise 6% pa through 2015

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A US$2.5 bln opportunity for electro-active polymers by 2018 led by conductive plastics

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Engineering plastics continues to grow-estimated to rise to over 29.1 mln tons globally in 2020

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10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

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10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

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8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

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7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

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6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

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5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

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4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

Amazon-Clean-Revolution

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

Amazon-SIOC

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

Non-plastic-packaging

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

Marine-pollution

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

Foodservice-packaging-sustainability

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

Healthcare-TerraCycle

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

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

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Top-sustainable-companies

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

Loop-reactions

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

Amazon-Clean-Revolution

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

Amazon-SIOC

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

Marine-pollution

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

Foodservice-packaging-sustainability

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

Healthcare-TerraCycle

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Top-sustainable-companies

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

Loop-reactions

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

Amazon-Clean-Revolution

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

Amazon-SIOC

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

Marine-pollution

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

Foodservice-packaging-sustainability

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

Healthcare-TerraCycle

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Top-sustainable-companies

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

Loop-reactions

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

Amazon-Clean-Revolution

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

Amazon-SIOC

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

Foodservice-packaging-sustainability

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

Healthcare-TerraCycle

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Top-sustainable-companies

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

Loop-reactions

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

Amazon-Clean-Revolution

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

Amazon-SIOC

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

Healthcare-TerraCycle

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

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5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

Loop-reactions

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

Amazon-Clean-Revolution

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

Amazon-SIOC

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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____________________________________________________________________________________________

Top-sustainable-companies

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

Loop-reactions

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

Amazon-Clean-Revolution

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

Amazon-SIOC

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Top-sustainable-companies

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

Loop-reactions

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

Amazon-Clean-Revolution

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

Amazon-SIOC

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

Loop-reactions

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

Amazon-Clean-Revolution

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

Amazon-SIOC

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

Amazon-Clean-Revolution

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

Amazon-SIOC

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

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10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

Amazon-SIOC

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

Loop-shopping-platform

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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If you’re in the field of packaging, chances are you’re also well versed in sustainability. You almost have to be because the two concerns conjoin these days more often than not. As we reviewed our best-read articles of the year, we realized that most articles we posted on PackagingDigest.com in 2019 at least touched on sustainability if not focused on it entirely.

One of the reasons we prepare lists of the Top Articles of the Year by different topics is so one hot topic—like sustainability!—doesn’t dominate the others. Because it would. Nine of the 10 sustainable packaging articles on this 2019 list appear in the top 50 of all articles ever posted on PackagingDigest.com.

So, what are these relevant and compelling articles?! As succinctly as possible (and in reverse order for the ultimate reveal!), they are:

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

10. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. But, as sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Sustainable Packaging Coalition senior manager Trina Matta has some recommendations on how brand owners can handle the situation.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

9. How Nestlé is innovating its way to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging

Walt Peterson, Nestlé USA’s manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talks about the world’s largest food and beverage company’s ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. In this 28-minute presentation, hear how Nestlé is harnessing partnerships and cutting-edge technology to get there.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

8. Marine pollution consumes plastic packaging’s sustainability story

When it comes to plastics and sustainability, packaging professionals are hyper aware there is an attitude or perception problem—69% of respondents in Packaging Digest’s 2018 Sustainable Packaging Study feel a high level of environmental concern around plastic packaging. And much of that concern is centered around the visible and visceral problem of pollution in our oceans and waterways.

What else do packaging professionals think about plastic packaging and its sustainability position? Download your free copy of this 48-page report by clicking the headline above.

As a companion to this industry study, Packaging Digest also conducted a survey on plastic packaging sustainability with consumers. The interesting results include an analysis of the different viewpoints between packaging professionals and their customers. Click here to download your free copy.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

7. Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and for catering services continues. And Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions. Here are six notable examples.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

6. Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us. A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery.

 

NEXT: Find out what are the top five articles in sustainable packaging for 2019 on p.2. CLICK NEXT BELOW.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

5. Top sustainable companies by state

Rankings always gain attention—you’re reading this “Top 10” article, right?!

This infographic identifies the top sustainable companies from each state and includes many that are familiar to you as either brands or packaging vendors.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

4. Packaging peers react to Loop’s daring reusable-packaging model

Spoiler Alert: You’ll hear more about Loop as you continue through this list.

When it was announced in January 2019, Loop—a circular economy shopping platform with durable reusable and luxury packaging at its core—gained massive media attention from around the globe, including numerous packaging and sustainability publications, as well as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC News, Reuters, Le HuffPost, Fortune and many more.

So what do packaging professionals think about this ground-breaking Loop initiative? Reactions were mostly positive, but there are, uh, concerns as well.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

3. Amazon chooses refillable packaging for clean revolution

A sustainable-packaging collaboration between Amazon and Replenish has borne fruit in the form of Amazon’s Clean Revolution cleaning products. Amazon uses the new Replenish 3.0 packaging design for its Clean Revolution line, with Replenish acting as a private-label supplier.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

2. Amazon incentivizes brands to create frustration-free packaging

When we published this article in September 2018, we knew it was going to be the top article of last year. And it was.

Interest in ecommerce packaging remains high, though. So this article experienced high readership well into 2019—enough, in fact, to be the second best-read sustainable packaging related article of this year.

Here’s what the hub-bub is all about…

To help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping for its vendors, Amazon requires that select products being sold and fulfilled by Amazon arrive in its fulfillment centers in certified packaging under its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program. This means that the packaging does not require any shipping preparation or an overbox to be applied. On the positive side for marketers, the vendor retains its own branding on the shipment. But now you might have to create a separate/special package for products sold through Amazon.com or face a stiff penalty.

 

10 dynamo sustainable packaging revelations of 2019

1. Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

At the time we reported on the new Loop circular-economy shopping platform—which is totally based on reusable packaging—I knew it was going to be the top packaging news of the year. Not only is this the best-read article posted in 2019, but it also appears as the top article in our list of packaging design-related articles because design and sustainability are integral to the success of this new venture. It really belongs on both lists!

Major brand owners—like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mars, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble—have created luxury packages for their regular products for sale in select areas of the world.

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Robots, easy-clean machine designs and self-contained automation devices were on packaging engineers wish lists this year—as evidenced by their interest in news about packaging equipment delivering production benefits, thanks to these features.

Based on page views, here are the top three packaging-machinery-related articles we posted over the last year, starting from the third article and moving up to No.1:

 

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OnRobot's Gecko Gripper.

 

3. 3 automation trends transforming packaging operations

After visiting exhibitors at WestPack 2019 and its co-located sister show Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, we noticed this trio of trends changing the design and performance of your packaging lines:

1. Self-contained devices are easy to install and use, like these three we saw at the show:

• The Bosch Rexroth XDK sensor—called the Swiss Army Knife of sensors—is eight sensors in one box.

OnRobot’s VG10 vacuum gripper has a built-in pump so there are no hoses to work around.

• The concept of decentralized “power” extends to full packaging machines, too. For example, PDC Intl. is developing a steam tunnel for full-body shrink sleeve labels that has integrated boilers.

 

2. Cobot peripherals lead the way. One example is OnRobot’s Gecko Gripper (see photo above), which uses pressure and motion (adhesion by force) to pick up packages—without an air system.

 

3. Artificial intelligence (A-I) excels as an engineering aid…or does it?

In his presentation “The Power of Perseverance,” rocket scientist and inventive engineer Lonnie Johnson, CEO of Johnson Battery Technologies, hailed artificial intelligence for its myriad benefits. But when questioned about his own work preferences, he admitted that he doesn’t want to use AI because that would take all the fun out of solving an engineering problem. Do you agree?

 

NEXT: 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

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2. 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging machinery, robots and engineering expert John R. Henry reports on the cool stuff he saw at recent automation and materials handling events he attended:

1. In the photo above, Olympus Controls demonstrated a Universal Robots collaborative arm mounted on an Autonomous Mobile Robot or AMR (also called automated guidance vehicle or AGV in the past). The addition of the robot arm allows the AMR to be completely autonomous, including loading and unloading.

2. A spring-loaded exoskeleton that mounts to a worker’s torso and arms aids different types of manual tasks, such as lifting boxes and loading pallets.

3. A head-mounted Android tablet with eyepiece/camera and microphone gives mechanics instant access to the information they need to do their jobs quickly, safely and properly.

4. Ecommerce sales are creating high mix/low volume (HMLV) packing operations dependent on a large inventory of different case sizes. Or you could use a “right-sizing” custom case packing system that measures the load and automatically cuts, scores, folds and seals corrugated board tightly around it.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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

____________________________________________________________________________________________

5. A power-assist “smart” cart can help efficiently replenish materials to and finished products from packaging lines.

6. Using a collaborative robot (cobot), this palletizer takes up next to no floor space yet will handle 50% or more of typical palletizing applications for consumer packaged goods (CPG).

7. Cobot-based case erector sets up multiple case sizes at random and reduces the required floor space—while maintaining most of the capabilities of a traditional robot case erecting system.

8. The Sawyer cobot from Rethink Robotics will continue to be made, sold and serviced by its new owner, Hahn Group.

 

NEXT: 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

Food-packaging-machines

1. 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

In advance of the 2019 Pack Expo Las Vegas show, we culled through press announcements and found these 10 packaging machines scheduled for display at the event. Not only were all these systems new, but they all targeted food applications. It just seemed natural to preview them to potential show attendees, as well as to the industry-at-large, in this informative yet fast-reading article. You must have thought so, too, because this became the top-read packaging machinery content of 2019.

1. JDD Rotary Pouch Machine from Triangle Package Machinery fills and seals Doyen bags, three-sided seal, flat and standup pouches, and zippered bags at speeds of up to 50 pouches per minute.

2. Peregrine robotic cartoning system from JLS is designed to cut down on changeover time and meet the production needs for small batches.

3. Revolution flow wrapper with Robotic Loading System from Campbell Wrapper features a servo-driven, stainless-steel infeed conveyor that eliminates harborage areas for easy, effective sanitation and allergen cleanup.

4. Halopack trays produced on the SKR machine (see image above) from Proseal incorporate high-barrier properties designed to preserve food quality and extend shelf life. This first fully hermetic paperboard modified-atmosphere packaging (MAP) tray is made with board that comprises more than 90% recycled material.

5. lightline Flowpacker from Schubert is an integrated system with advanced sealing technology to gently pack heat-sensitive products into flowpacks.

6. New Contura S600 leak detection technology from Inficon uses a proprietary differential pressure method to detect both gross and fine leaks, with faster, easier and more quantifiable performance than other methodologies.

7. P300 portion pack form-fill-seal machine from IMA/Hassia features a new frame and guarding package to improve accessibility of the hygienic low-acid aseptic system.

8. 4Sight automatic print inspection solution from AutoCoding / SICK enables users to handle varying levels of inspection ranging from print presence to full optical character recognition (OCR). Operators have the freedom to set acceptable print quality tolerances to define good, bad or no read on a per-product basis.

9. New SmartPacker TwinTube vertical packaging machine from GEA offers a reinforced modular design and combined production output of up to 500 bags per minute. Two parallel forming tubes run from a single drive, a design that achieves up to four times the speed of conventional baggers.

10. Eagle Pack 240 HC compact X-ray machine from Eagle Product Inspection is designed for easy use and cleaning in meat, poultry, dairy and other food packaging applications where daily sanitation is required.

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Based on page views, here are the top three packaging-machinery-related articles we posted over the last year, starting from the third article and moving up to No.1:

 

Automation-trends

OnRobot's Gecko Gripper.

 

3. 3 automation trends transforming packaging operations

After visiting exhibitors at WestPack 2019 and its co-located sister show Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, we noticed this trio of trends changing the design and performance of your packaging lines:

1. Self-contained devices are easy to install and use, like these three we saw at the show:

• The Bosch Rexroth XDK sensor—called the Swiss Army Knife of sensors—is eight sensors in one box.

OnRobot’s VG10 vacuum gripper has a built-in pump so there are no hoses to work around.

• The concept of decentralized “power” extends to full packaging machines, too. For example, PDC Intl. is developing a steam tunnel for full-body shrink sleeve labels that has integrated boilers.

 

2. Cobot peripherals lead the way. One example is OnRobot’s Gecko Gripper (see photo above), which uses pressure and motion (adhesion by force) to pick up packages—without an air system.

 

3. Artificial intelligence (A-I) excels as an engineering aid…or does it?

In his presentation “The Power of Perseverance,” rocket scientist and inventive engineer Lonnie Johnson, CEO of Johnson Battery Technologies, hailed artificial intelligence for its myriad benefits. But when questioned about his own work preferences, he admitted that he doesn’t want to use AI because that would take all the fun out of solving an engineering problem. Do you agree?

 

NEXT: 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging-automation-developments

2. 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging machinery, robots and engineering expert John R. Henry reports on the cool stuff he saw at recent automation and materials handling events he attended:

1. In the photo above, Olympus Controls demonstrated a Universal Robots collaborative arm mounted on an Autonomous Mobile Robot or AMR (also called automated guidance vehicle or AGV in the past). The addition of the robot arm allows the AMR to be completely autonomous, including loading and unloading.

2. A spring-loaded exoskeleton that mounts to a worker’s torso and arms aids different types of manual tasks, such as lifting boxes and loading pallets.

3. A head-mounted Android tablet with eyepiece/camera and microphone gives mechanics instant access to the information they need to do their jobs quickly, safely and properly.

4. Ecommerce sales are creating high mix/low volume (HMLV) packing operations dependent on a large inventory of different case sizes. Or you could use a “right-sizing” custom case packing system that measures the load and automatically cuts, scores, folds and seals corrugated board tightly around it.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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

____________________________________________________________________________________________

5. A power-assist “smart” cart can help efficiently replenish materials to and finished products from packaging lines.

6. Using a collaborative robot (cobot), this palletizer takes up next to no floor space yet will handle 50% or more of typical palletizing applications for consumer packaged goods (CPG).

7. Cobot-based case erector sets up multiple case sizes at random and reduces the required floor space—while maintaining most of the capabilities of a traditional robot case erecting system.

8. The Sawyer cobot from Rethink Robotics will continue to be made, sold and serviced by its new owner, Hahn Group.

 

NEXT: 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

Food-packaging-machines

1. 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

In advance of the 2019 Pack Expo Las Vegas show, we culled through press announcements and found these 10 packaging machines scheduled for display at the event. Not only were all these systems new, but they all targeted food applications. It just seemed natural to preview them to potential show attendees, as well as to the industry-at-large, in this informative yet fast-reading article. You must have thought so, too, because this became the top-read packaging machinery content of 2019.

1. JDD Rotary Pouch Machine from Triangle Package Machinery fills and seals Doyen bags, three-sided seal, flat and standup pouches, and zippered bags at speeds of up to 50 pouches per minute.

2. Peregrine robotic cartoning system from JLS is designed to cut down on changeover time and meet the production needs for small batches.

3. Revolution flow wrapper with Robotic Loading System from Campbell Wrapper features a servo-driven, stainless-steel infeed conveyor that eliminates harborage areas for easy, effective sanitation and allergen cleanup.

4. Halopack trays produced on the SKR machine (see image above) from Proseal incorporate high-barrier properties designed to preserve food quality and extend shelf life. This first fully hermetic paperboard modified-atmosphere packaging (MAP) tray is made with board that comprises more than 90% recycled material.

5. lightline Flowpacker from Schubert is an integrated system with advanced sealing technology to gently pack heat-sensitive products into flowpacks.

6. New Contura S600 leak detection technology from Inficon uses a proprietary differential pressure method to detect both gross and fine leaks, with faster, easier and more quantifiable performance than other methodologies.

7. P300 portion pack form-fill-seal machine from IMA/Hassia features a new frame and guarding package to improve accessibility of the hygienic low-acid aseptic system.

8. 4Sight automatic print inspection solution from AutoCoding / SICK enables users to handle varying levels of inspection ranging from print presence to full optical character recognition (OCR). Operators have the freedom to set acceptable print quality tolerances to define good, bad or no read on a per-product basis.

9. New SmartPacker TwinTube vertical packaging machine from GEA offers a reinforced modular design and combined production output of up to 500 bags per minute. Two parallel forming tubes run from a single drive, a design that achieves up to four times the speed of conventional baggers.

10. Eagle Pack 240 HC compact X-ray machine from Eagle Product Inspection is designed for easy use and cleaning in meat, poultry, dairy and other food packaging applications where daily sanitation is required.

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Robots, easy-clean machine designs and self-contained automation devices were on packaging engineers wish lists this year—as evidenced by their interest in news about packaging equipment delivering production benefits, thanks to these features.

Based on page views, here are the top three packaging-machinery-related articles we posted over the last year, starting from the third article and moving up to No.1:

 

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019

OnRobot's Gecko Gripper.

 

3. 3 automation trends transforming packaging operations

After visiting exhibitors at WestPack 2019 and its co-located sister show Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, we noticed this trio of trends changing the design and performance of your packaging lines:

1. Self-contained devices are easy to install and use, like these three we saw at the show:

• The Bosch Rexroth XDK sensor—called the Swiss Army Knife of sensors—is eight sensors in one box.

OnRobot’s VG10 vacuum gripper has a built-in pump so there are no hoses to work around.

• The concept of decentralized “power” extends to full packaging machines, too. For example, PDC Intl. is developing a steam tunnel for full-body shrink sleeve labels that has integrated boilers.

 

2. Cobot peripherals lead the way. One example is OnRobot’s Gecko Gripper (see photo above), which uses pressure and motion (adhesion by force) to pick up packages—without an air system.

 

3. Artificial intelligence (A-I) excels as an engineering aid…or does it?

In his presentation “The Power of Perseverance,” rocket scientist and inventive engineer Lonnie Johnson, CEO of Johnson Battery Technologies, hailed artificial intelligence for its myriad benefits. But when questioned about his own work preferences, he admitted that he doesn’t want to use AI because that would take all the fun out of solving an engineering problem. Do you agree?

 

NEXT: 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging-automation-developments

2. 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging machinery, robots and engineering expert John R. Henry reports on the cool stuff he saw at recent automation and materials handling events he attended:

1. In the photo above, Olympus Controls demonstrated a Universal Robots collaborative arm mounted on an Autonomous Mobile Robot or AMR (also called automated guidance vehicle or AGV in the past). The addition of the robot arm allows the AMR to be completely autonomous, including loading and unloading.

2. A spring-loaded exoskeleton that mounts to a worker’s torso and arms aids different types of manual tasks, such as lifting boxes and loading pallets.

3. A head-mounted Android tablet with eyepiece/camera and microphone gives mechanics instant access to the information they need to do their jobs quickly, safely and properly.

4. Ecommerce sales are creating high mix/low volume (HMLV) packing operations dependent on a large inventory of different case sizes. Or you could use a “right-sizing” custom case packing system that measures the load and automatically cuts, scores, folds and seals corrugated board tightly around it.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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

____________________________________________________________________________________________

5. A power-assist “smart” cart can help efficiently replenish materials to and finished products from packaging lines.

6. Using a collaborative robot (cobot), this palletizer takes up next to no floor space yet will handle 50% or more of typical palletizing applications for consumer packaged goods (CPG).

7. Cobot-based case erector sets up multiple case sizes at random and reduces the required floor space—while maintaining most of the capabilities of a traditional robot case erecting system.

8. The Sawyer cobot from Rethink Robotics will continue to be made, sold and serviced by its new owner, Hahn Group.

 

NEXT: 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

Food-packaging-machines

1. 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

In advance of the 2019 Pack Expo Las Vegas show, we culled through press announcements and found these 10 packaging machines scheduled for display at the event. Not only were all these systems new, but they all targeted food applications. It just seemed natural to preview them to potential show attendees, as well as to the industry-at-large, in this informative yet fast-reading article. You must have thought so, too, because this became the top-read packaging machinery content of 2019.

1. JDD Rotary Pouch Machine from Triangle Package Machinery fills and seals Doyen bags, three-sided seal, flat and standup pouches, and zippered bags at speeds of up to 50 pouches per minute.

2. Peregrine robotic cartoning system from JLS is designed to cut down on changeover time and meet the production needs for small batches.

3. Revolution flow wrapper with Robotic Loading System from Campbell Wrapper features a servo-driven, stainless-steel infeed conveyor that eliminates harborage areas for easy, effective sanitation and allergen cleanup.

4. Halopack trays produced on the SKR machine (see image above) from Proseal incorporate high-barrier properties designed to preserve food quality and extend shelf life. This first fully hermetic paperboard modified-atmosphere packaging (MAP) tray is made with board that comprises more than 90% recycled material.

5. lightline Flowpacker from Schubert is an integrated system with advanced sealing technology to gently pack heat-sensitive products into flowpacks.

6. New Contura S600 leak detection technology from Inficon uses a proprietary differential pressure method to detect both gross and fine leaks, with faster, easier and more quantifiable performance than other methodologies.

7. P300 portion pack form-fill-seal machine from IMA/Hassia features a new frame and guarding package to improve accessibility of the hygienic low-acid aseptic system.

8. 4Sight automatic print inspection solution from AutoCoding / SICK enables users to handle varying levels of inspection ranging from print presence to full optical character recognition (OCR). Operators have the freedom to set acceptable print quality tolerances to define good, bad or no read on a per-product basis.

9. New SmartPacker TwinTube vertical packaging machine from GEA offers a reinforced modular design and combined production output of up to 500 bags per minute. Two parallel forming tubes run from a single drive, a design that achieves up to four times the speed of conventional baggers.

10. Eagle Pack 240 HC compact X-ray machine from Eagle Product Inspection is designed for easy use and cleaning in meat, poultry, dairy and other food packaging applications where daily sanitation is required.

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Based on page views, here are the top three packaging-machinery-related articles we posted over the last year, starting from the third article and moving up to No.1:

 

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019

OnRobot's Gecko Gripper.

 

3. 3 automation trends transforming packaging operations

After visiting exhibitors at WestPack 2019 and its co-located sister show Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, we noticed this trio of trends changing the design and performance of your packaging lines:

1. Self-contained devices are easy to install and use, like these three we saw at the show:

• The Bosch Rexroth XDK sensor—called the Swiss Army Knife of sensors—is eight sensors in one box.

OnRobot’s VG10 vacuum gripper has a built-in pump so there are no hoses to work around.

• The concept of decentralized “power” extends to full packaging machines, too. For example, PDC Intl. is developing a steam tunnel for full-body shrink sleeve labels that has integrated boilers.

 

2. Cobot peripherals lead the way. One example is OnRobot’s Gecko Gripper (see photo above), which uses pressure and motion (adhesion by force) to pick up packages—without an air system.

 

3. Artificial intelligence (A-I) excels as an engineering aid…or does it?

In his presentation “The Power of Perseverance,” rocket scientist and inventive engineer Lonnie Johnson, CEO of Johnson Battery Technologies, hailed artificial intelligence for its myriad benefits. But when questioned about his own work preferences, he admitted that he doesn’t want to use AI because that would take all the fun out of solving an engineering problem. Do you agree?

 

NEXT: 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019

2. 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging machinery, robots and engineering expert John R. Henry reports on the cool stuff he saw at recent automation and materials handling events he attended:

1. In the photo above, Olympus Controls demonstrated a Universal Robots collaborative arm mounted on an Autonomous Mobile Robot or AMR (also called automated guidance vehicle or AGV in the past). The addition of the robot arm allows the AMR to be completely autonomous, including loading and unloading.

2. A spring-loaded exoskeleton that mounts to a worker’s torso and arms aids different types of manual tasks, such as lifting boxes and loading pallets.

3. A head-mounted Android tablet with eyepiece/camera and microphone gives mechanics instant access to the information they need to do their jobs quickly, safely and properly.

4. Ecommerce sales are creating high mix/low volume (HMLV) packing operations dependent on a large inventory of different case sizes. Or you could use a “right-sizing” custom case packing system that measures the load and automatically cuts, scores, folds and seals corrugated board tightly around it.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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

____________________________________________________________________________________________

5. A power-assist “smart” cart can help efficiently replenish materials to and finished products from packaging lines.

6. Using a collaborative robot (cobot), this palletizer takes up next to no floor space yet will handle 50% or more of typical palletizing applications for consumer packaged goods (CPG).

7. Cobot-based case erector sets up multiple case sizes at random and reduces the required floor space—while maintaining most of the capabilities of a traditional robot case erecting system.

8. The Sawyer cobot from Rethink Robotics will continue to be made, sold and serviced by its new owner, Hahn Group.

 

NEXT: 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

Food-packaging-machines

1. 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

In advance of the 2019 Pack Expo Las Vegas show, we culled through press announcements and found these 10 packaging machines scheduled for display at the event. Not only were all these systems new, but they all targeted food applications. It just seemed natural to preview them to potential show attendees, as well as to the industry-at-large, in this informative yet fast-reading article. You must have thought so, too, because this became the top-read packaging machinery content of 2019.

1. JDD Rotary Pouch Machine from Triangle Package Machinery fills and seals Doyen bags, three-sided seal, flat and standup pouches, and zippered bags at speeds of up to 50 pouches per minute.

2. Peregrine robotic cartoning system from JLS is designed to cut down on changeover time and meet the production needs for small batches.

3. Revolution flow wrapper with Robotic Loading System from Campbell Wrapper features a servo-driven, stainless-steel infeed conveyor that eliminates harborage areas for easy, effective sanitation and allergen cleanup.

4. Halopack trays produced on the SKR machine (see image above) from Proseal incorporate high-barrier properties designed to preserve food quality and extend shelf life. This first fully hermetic paperboard modified-atmosphere packaging (MAP) tray is made with board that comprises more than 90% recycled material.

5. lightline Flowpacker from Schubert is an integrated system with advanced sealing technology to gently pack heat-sensitive products into flowpacks.

6. New Contura S600 leak detection technology from Inficon uses a proprietary differential pressure method to detect both gross and fine leaks, with faster, easier and more quantifiable performance than other methodologies.

7. P300 portion pack form-fill-seal machine from IMA/Hassia features a new frame and guarding package to improve accessibility of the hygienic low-acid aseptic system.

8. 4Sight automatic print inspection solution from AutoCoding / SICK enables users to handle varying levels of inspection ranging from print presence to full optical character recognition (OCR). Operators have the freedom to set acceptable print quality tolerances to define good, bad or no read on a per-product basis.

9. New SmartPacker TwinTube vertical packaging machine from GEA offers a reinforced modular design and combined production output of up to 500 bags per minute. Two parallel forming tubes run from a single drive, a design that achieves up to four times the speed of conventional baggers.

10. Eagle Pack 240 HC compact X-ray machine from Eagle Product Inspection is designed for easy use and cleaning in meat, poultry, dairy and other food packaging applications where daily sanitation is required.

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Robots, easy-clean machine designs and self-contained automation devices were on packaging engineers wish lists this year—as evidenced by their interest in news about packaging equipment delivering production benefits, thanks to these features.

Based on page views, here are the top three packaging-machinery-related articles we posted over the last year, starting from the third article and moving up to No.1:

 

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019

OnRobot's Gecko Gripper.

 

3. 3 automation trends transforming packaging operations

After visiting exhibitors at WestPack 2019 and its co-located sister show Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, we noticed this trio of trends changing the design and performance of your packaging lines:

1. Self-contained devices are easy to install and use, like these three we saw at the show:

• The Bosch Rexroth XDK sensor—called the Swiss Army Knife of sensors—is eight sensors in one box.

OnRobot’s VG10 vacuum gripper has a built-in pump so there are no hoses to work around.

• The concept of decentralized “power” extends to full packaging machines, too. For example, PDC Intl. is developing a steam tunnel for full-body shrink sleeve labels that has integrated boilers.

 

2. Cobot peripherals lead the way. One example is OnRobot’s Gecko Gripper (see photo above), which uses pressure and motion (adhesion by force) to pick up packages—without an air system.

 

3. Artificial intelligence (A-I) excels as an engineering aid…or does it?

In his presentation “The Power of Perseverance,” rocket scientist and inventive engineer Lonnie Johnson, CEO of Johnson Battery Technologies, hailed artificial intelligence for its myriad benefits. But when questioned about his own work preferences, he admitted that he doesn’t want to use AI because that would take all the fun out of solving an engineering problem. Do you agree?

 

NEXT: 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019

2. 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging machinery, robots and engineering expert John R. Henry reports on the cool stuff he saw at recent automation and materials handling events he attended:

1. In the photo above, Olympus Controls demonstrated a Universal Robots collaborative arm mounted on an Autonomous Mobile Robot or AMR (also called automated guidance vehicle or AGV in the past). The addition of the robot arm allows the AMR to be completely autonomous, including loading and unloading.

2. A spring-loaded exoskeleton that mounts to a worker’s torso and arms aids different types of manual tasks, such as lifting boxes and loading pallets.

3. A head-mounted Android tablet with eyepiece/camera and microphone gives mechanics instant access to the information they need to do their jobs quickly, safely and properly.

4. Ecommerce sales are creating high mix/low volume (HMLV) packing operations dependent on a large inventory of different case sizes. Or you could use a “right-sizing” custom case packing system that measures the load and automatically cuts, scores, folds and seals corrugated board tightly around it.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

5. A power-assist “smart” cart can help efficiently replenish materials to and finished products from packaging lines.

6. Using a collaborative robot (cobot), this palletizer takes up next to no floor space yet will handle 50% or more of typical palletizing applications for consumer packaged goods (CPG).

7. Cobot-based case erector sets up multiple case sizes at random and reduces the required floor space—while maintaining most of the capabilities of a traditional robot case erecting system.

8. The Sawyer cobot from Rethink Robotics will continue to be made, sold and serviced by its new owner, Hahn Group.

 

NEXT: 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

Food-packaging-machines

1. 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

In advance of the 2019 Pack Expo Las Vegas show, we culled through press announcements and found these 10 packaging machines scheduled for display at the event. Not only were all these systems new, but they all targeted food applications. It just seemed natural to preview them to potential show attendees, as well as to the industry-at-large, in this informative yet fast-reading article. You must have thought so, too, because this became the top-read packaging machinery content of 2019.

1. JDD Rotary Pouch Machine from Triangle Package Machinery fills and seals Doyen bags, three-sided seal, flat and standup pouches, and zippered bags at speeds of up to 50 pouches per minute.

2. Peregrine robotic cartoning system from JLS is designed to cut down on changeover time and meet the production needs for small batches.

3. Revolution flow wrapper with Robotic Loading System from Campbell Wrapper features a servo-driven, stainless-steel infeed conveyor that eliminates harborage areas for easy, effective sanitation and allergen cleanup.

4. Halopack trays produced on the SKR machine (see image above) from Proseal incorporate high-barrier properties designed to preserve food quality and extend shelf life. This first fully hermetic paperboard modified-atmosphere packaging (MAP) tray is made with board that comprises more than 90% recycled material.

5. lightline Flowpacker from Schubert is an integrated system with advanced sealing technology to gently pack heat-sensitive products into flowpacks.

6. New Contura S600 leak detection technology from Inficon uses a proprietary differential pressure method to detect both gross and fine leaks, with faster, easier and more quantifiable performance than other methodologies.

7. P300 portion pack form-fill-seal machine from IMA/Hassia features a new frame and guarding package to improve accessibility of the hygienic low-acid aseptic system.

8. 4Sight automatic print inspection solution from AutoCoding / SICK enables users to handle varying levels of inspection ranging from print presence to full optical character recognition (OCR). Operators have the freedom to set acceptable print quality tolerances to define good, bad or no read on a per-product basis.

9. New SmartPacker TwinTube vertical packaging machine from GEA offers a reinforced modular design and combined production output of up to 500 bags per minute. Two parallel forming tubes run from a single drive, a design that achieves up to four times the speed of conventional baggers.

10. Eagle Pack 240 HC compact X-ray machine from Eagle Product Inspection is designed for easy use and cleaning in meat, poultry, dairy and other food packaging applications where daily sanitation is required.

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Robots, easy-clean machine designs and self-contained automation devices were on packaging engineers wish lists this year—as evidenced by their interest in news about packaging equipment delivering production benefits, thanks to these features.

Based on page views, here are the top three packaging-machinery-related articles we posted over the last year, starting from the third article and moving up to No.1:

 

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019

OnRobot's Gecko Gripper.

 

3. 3 automation trends transforming packaging operations

After visiting exhibitors at WestPack 2019 and its co-located sister show Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, we noticed this trio of trends changing the design and performance of your packaging lines:

1. Self-contained devices are easy to install and use, like these three we saw at the show:

• The Bosch Rexroth XDK sensor—called the Swiss Army Knife of sensors—is eight sensors in one box.

OnRobot’s VG10 vacuum gripper has a built-in pump so there are no hoses to work around.

• The concept of decentralized “power” extends to full packaging machines, too. For example, PDC Intl. is developing a steam tunnel for full-body shrink sleeve labels that has integrated boilers.

 

2. Cobot peripherals lead the way. One example is OnRobot’s Gecko Gripper (see photo above), which uses pressure and motion (adhesion by force) to pick up packages—without an air system.

 

3. Artificial intelligence (A-I) excels as an engineering aid…or does it?

In his presentation “The Power of Perseverance,” rocket scientist and inventive engineer Lonnie Johnson, CEO of Johnson Battery Technologies, hailed artificial intelligence for its myriad benefits. But when questioned about his own work preferences, he admitted that he doesn’t want to use AI because that would take all the fun out of solving an engineering problem. Do you agree?

 

NEXT: 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019

2. 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging machinery, robots and engineering expert John R. Henry reports on the cool stuff he saw at recent automation and materials handling events he attended:

1. In the photo above, Olympus Controls demonstrated a Universal Robots collaborative arm mounted on an Autonomous Mobile Robot or AMR (also called automated guidance vehicle or AGV in the past). The addition of the robot arm allows the AMR to be completely autonomous, including loading and unloading.

2. A spring-loaded exoskeleton that mounts to a worker’s torso and arms aids different types of manual tasks, such as lifting boxes and loading pallets.

3. A head-mounted Android tablet with eyepiece/camera and microphone gives mechanics instant access to the information they need to do their jobs quickly, safely and properly.

4. Ecommerce sales are creating high mix/low volume (HMLV) packing operations dependent on a large inventory of different case sizes. Or you could use a “right-sizing” custom case packing system that measures the load and automatically cuts, scores, folds and seals corrugated board tightly around it.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

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5. A power-assist “smart” cart can help efficiently replenish materials to and finished products from packaging lines.

6. Using a collaborative robot (cobot), this palletizer takes up next to no floor space yet will handle 50% or more of typical palletizing applications for consumer packaged goods (CPG).

7. Cobot-based case erector sets up multiple case sizes at random and reduces the required floor space—while maintaining most of the capabilities of a traditional robot case erecting system.

8. The Sawyer cobot from Rethink Robotics will continue to be made, sold and serviced by its new owner, Hahn Group.

 

NEXT: 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019

1. 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

In advance of the 2019 Pack Expo Las Vegas show, we culled through press announcements and found these 10 packaging machines scheduled for display at the event. Not only were all these systems new, but they all targeted food applications. It just seemed natural to preview them to potential show attendees, as well as to the industry-at-large, in this informative yet fast-reading article. You must have thought so, too, because this became the top-read packaging machinery content of 2019.

1. JDD Rotary Pouch Machine from Triangle Package Machinery fills and seals Doyen bags, three-sided seal, flat and standup pouches, and zippered bags at speeds of up to 50 pouches per minute.

2. Peregrine robotic cartoning system from JLS is designed to cut down on changeover time and meet the production needs for small batches.

3. Revolution flow wrapper with Robotic Loading System from Campbell Wrapper features a servo-driven, stainless-steel infeed conveyor that eliminates harborage areas for easy, effective sanitation and allergen cleanup.

4. Halopack trays produced on the SKR machine (see image above) from Proseal incorporate high-barrier properties designed to preserve food quality and extend shelf life. This first fully hermetic paperboard modified-atmosphere packaging (MAP) tray is made with board that comprises more than 90% recycled material.

5. lightline Flowpacker from Schubert is an integrated system with advanced sealing technology to gently pack heat-sensitive products into flowpacks.

6. New Contura S600 leak detection technology from Inficon uses a proprietary differential pressure method to detect both gross and fine leaks, with faster, easier and more quantifiable performance than other methodologies.

7. P300 portion pack form-fill-seal machine from IMA/Hassia features a new frame and guarding package to improve accessibility of the hygienic low-acid aseptic system.

8. 4Sight automatic print inspection solution from AutoCoding / SICK enables users to handle varying levels of inspection ranging from print presence to full optical character recognition (OCR). Operators have the freedom to set acceptable print quality tolerances to define good, bad or no read on a per-product basis.

9. New SmartPacker TwinTube vertical packaging machine from GEA offers a reinforced modular design and combined production output of up to 500 bags per minute. Two parallel forming tubes run from a single drive, a design that achieves up to four times the speed of conventional baggers.

10. Eagle Pack 240 HC compact X-ray machine from Eagle Product Inspection is designed for easy use and cleaning in meat, poultry, dairy and other food packaging applications where daily sanitation is required.

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Robots, easy-clean machine designs and self-contained automation devices were on packaging engineers wish lists this year—as evidenced by their interest in news about packaging equipment delivering production benefits, thanks to these features.

Based on page views, here are the top three packaging-machinery-related articles we posted over the last year, starting from the third article and moving up to No.1:

 

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019

OnRobot's Gecko Gripper.

 

3. 3 automation trends transforming packaging operations

After visiting exhibitors at WestPack 2019 and its co-located sister show Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, we noticed this trio of trends changing the design and performance of your packaging lines:

1. Self-contained devices are easy to install and use, like these three we saw at the show:

• The Bosch Rexroth XDK sensor—called the Swiss Army Knife of sensors—is eight sensors in one box.

OnRobot’s VG10 vacuum gripper has a built-in pump so there are no hoses to work around.

• The concept of decentralized “power” extends to full packaging machines, too. For example, PDC Intl. is developing a steam tunnel for full-body shrink sleeve labels that has integrated boilers.

 

2. Cobot peripherals lead the way. One example is OnRobot’s Gecko Gripper (see photo above), which uses pressure and motion (adhesion by force) to pick up packages—without an air system.

 

3. Artificial intelligence (A-I) excels as an engineering aid…or does it?

In his presentation “The Power of Perseverance,” rocket scientist and inventive engineer Lonnie Johnson, CEO of Johnson Battery Technologies, hailed artificial intelligence for its myriad benefits. But when questioned about his own work preferences, he admitted that he doesn’t want to use AI because that would take all the fun out of solving an engineering problem. Do you agree?

 

NEXT: 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019

2. 8 impressive developments in packaging automation

Packaging machinery, robots and engineering expert John R. Henry reports on the cool stuff he saw at recent automation and materials handling events he attended:

1. In the photo above, Olympus Controls demonstrated a Universal Robots collaborative arm mounted on an Autonomous Mobile Robot or AMR (also called automated guidance vehicle or AGV in the past). The addition of the robot arm allows the AMR to be completely autonomous, including loading and unloading.

2. A spring-loaded exoskeleton that mounts to a worker’s torso and arms aids different types of manual tasks, such as lifting boxes and loading pallets.

3. A head-mounted Android tablet with eyepiece/camera and microphone gives mechanics instant access to the information they need to do their jobs quickly, safely and properly.

4. Ecommerce sales are creating high mix/low volume (HMLV) packing operations dependent on a large inventory of different case sizes. Or you could use a “right-sizing” custom case packing system that measures the load and automatically cuts, scores, folds and seals corrugated board tightly around it.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019  WestPack 2020: Ideas. Education. New Partners. Feb. 11-13

____________________________________________________________________________________________

5. A power-assist “smart” cart can help efficiently replenish materials to and finished products from packaging lines.

6. Using a collaborative robot (cobot), this palletizer takes up next to no floor space yet will handle 50% or more of typical palletizing applications for consumer packaged goods (CPG).

7. Cobot-based case erector sets up multiple case sizes at random and reduces the required floor space—while maintaining most of the capabilities of a traditional robot case erecting system.

8. The Sawyer cobot from Rethink Robotics will continue to be made, sold and serviced by its new owner, Hahn Group.

 

NEXT: 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

Packaging machinery and automation hits of 2019

1. 10 new machines answer food packaging demands

In advance of the 2019 Pack Expo Las Vegas show, we culled through press announcements and found these 10 packaging machines scheduled for display at the event. Not only were all these systems new, but they all targeted food applications. It just seemed natural to preview them to potential show attendees, as well as to the industry-at-large, in this informative yet fast-reading article. You must have thought so, too, because this became the top-read packaging machinery content of 2019.

1. JDD Rotary Pouch Machine from Triangle Package Machinery fills and seals Doyen bags, three-sided seal, flat and standup pouches, and zippered bags at speeds of up to 50 pouches per minute.

2. Peregrine robotic cartoning system from JLS is designed to cut down on changeover time and meet the production needs for small batches.

3. Revolution flow wrapper with Robotic Loading System from Campbell Wrapper features a servo-driven, stainless-steel infeed conveyor that eliminates harborage areas for easy, effective sanitation and allergen cleanup.

4. Halopack trays produced on the SKR machine (see image above) from Proseal incorporate high-barrier properties designed to preserve food quality and extend shelf life. This first fully hermetic paperboard modified-atmosphere packaging (MAP) tray is made with board that comprises more than 90% recycled material.

5. lightline Flowpacker from Schubert is an integrated system with advanced sealing technology to gently pack heat-sensitive products into flowpacks.

6. New Contura S600 leak detection technology from Inficon uses a proprietary differential pressure method to detect both gross and fine leaks, with faster, easier and more quantifiable performance than other methodologies.

7. P300 portion pack form-fill-seal machine from IMA/Hassia features a new frame and guarding package to improve accessibility of the hygienic low-acid aseptic system.

8. 4Sight automatic print inspection solution from AutoCoding / SICK enables users to handle varying levels of inspection ranging from print presence to full optical character recognition (OCR). Operators have the freedom to set acceptable print quality tolerances to define good, bad or no read on a per-product basis.

9. New SmartPacker TwinTube vertical packaging machine from GEA offers a reinforced modular design and combined production output of up to 500 bags per minute. Two parallel forming tubes run from a single drive, a design that achieves up to four times the speed of conventional baggers.

10. Eagle Pack 240 HC compact X-ray machine from Eagle Product Inspection is designed for easy use and cleaning in meat, poultry, dairy and other food packaging applications where daily sanitation is required.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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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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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:

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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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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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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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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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.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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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.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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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”

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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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”

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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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”

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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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.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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

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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.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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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?

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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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.”

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.

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.

“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,

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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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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.

 

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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.

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.

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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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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 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 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.

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.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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

 

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

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Packaging decorated with slogans and p