Packaging Innovation
February 4, 2016

Pharmaceutical packaging – 5 security label design tips

Even though counterfeit medication rarely makes the news, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that it accounts for almost ten percent of the global illegal drug market. This number is expected to grow even more in the next few years. Besides taking revenue away from the pharmaceutical industry, counterfeit medication also takes its toll on […]

February 1, 2016

Food packaging – US bans perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently banned the use of three perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in food packaging, considering them a potential cause of cancer and birth defects. A drop in the ocean if you look at the whole picture, claims Environmental Working Group (EWG) president Ken Cook.

January 28, 2016

How to implement PLM software into your packaging business

Product lifecycle management (PLM) lets designers and manufacturers manage the entire lifecycle of a product, from its conception to the very moment it is purchased by the consumer. PLM software is an indispensable part of PLM in the packaging industry, allowing businesses to efficiently integrate teams, data, tools and processes. Implementing packaging lifecycle management software […]

January 25, 2016

Is your packaging design barrier-free?  

There are only few things more annoying to consumers than trying to prepare a meal and being unable to open the packaging of an ingredient because the design is not consumer-friendly. Unsurprisingly, wrap rage (the act of opening packaging by means of a sharp tool) is a major cause of minor injuries among no less […]

January 21, 2016

Flexographic label printing: what does the future hold?

Flexographic printing has long been the reliable backbone of the label printing industry. Despite increased competition from other print technologies, experts feel that flexographic printing will remain the go-to technology for label printing in the next few years.

January 18, 2016

3D packaging design: tips & tricks

The world of packaging design doesn’t stand still. With more and more packaging designers turning to 3D packaging design and 3D printing, 2D drawings on simple sheets of paper are quickly becoming a thing of the past. The rise of 3D design and printing has introduced a new approach to packaging design, in which designers […]

January 14, 2016

4 tips to create a sustainable packaging design

Eco-friendly packaging is all the rage in consumer land. Consumers are increasingly favoring products with packaging that has a minimal impact on the environment, pushing both manufacturers and designers across the globe to go green. Are you looking to improve the sustainability of your packaging design? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here are […]

January 11, 2016

5 tips to create the best brand packaging design

There used to be a time when flashy images and plastering the words ‘new and improved’ onto boxes made for successful packaging design, but today’s consumer is far too sophisticated and demanding to fall for these old-fashioned tricks of the trade. So what do consumers reach for on the shelves these days? One answer: strong […]

January 7, 2016

3 tips to design the best retail-ready packaging

Retail-ready packaging is becoming increasingly popular with retailers, no matter what industry they’re in. And it’s no wonder really, if you consider how much time retail staff save on restocking and rearranging products thanks to this handy packaging solution. In a bid to meet retailers’ increasing demand for packaging that can be transformed into a […]

January 4, 2016

GMPs for the pharmaceutical industry – in a nutshell

The WHO has established numerous guidelines that the pharmaceutical industry must follow to A) ensure the quality of the medicines it produces and B) make sure that the medicines arrive safely in the hands of the consumer. When you’re working in the pharmaceutical industry, these ‘Good Manufacturing Practice’ (GMP) regulations can seem overwhelming at times. […]

December 31, 2015

Happy New Year! 5 packaging design trends for 2016

Out with the old, in with the new! With 2016 just around the corner, the packaging industry is eagerly waiting to see which trends will define packaging design the coming year. Are you too excited to play the waiting game? So are we! Here’s a sneak preview of the anticipated packaging trends for next year…