Packaging Innovation
November 9, 2017

‘Going nuts’ over biodegradable food packaging design!

Research has shown that U.S. consumers aged 18 years and older are increasingly interested in biodegradable packaging. To be more precise, 45 percent of adult consumers in the United States interviewed in 2017 claimed to purposely buy food from brands which offer products in biodegradable packaging whenever recyclable packaging is not an option. Brands like […]
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November 7, 2017

How to achieve color consistency across the supply chain

When it comes to the color of your packaging design, what you see isn’t always what you’re going to get. It takes a great deal of (color) management to achieve color consistency across the supply chain, as well as a certain alertness to the most important pitfalls.
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November 3, 2017

Pharmaceutical packaging design for elderly consumers

By 2060, the number of American consumers over 64 will have more than doubled: from 46 million to at least 98 million. Packaging designers will be challenged more than ever to supply their main target audience with pharmaceutical packaging formats that are not only hermetically sealed and tamper-proof, but also easy to open. Removing restrictive […]
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November 1, 2017

FDA nutrition facts label changes: what about the beverage industry?

As consumers become more label-conscious and regulations surrounding clear-cut nutrition facts labels stricter, the beverage industry is working hard to bring healthier and tastier products to market. Recent FDA nutrition facts label changes affect beverages in various ways, from calorie levels to taste and even texture.
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October 30, 2017

Why The New iPhones Will Sucker-Punch – Then Rocket-Launch – Intelligent Packaging

by Udo Panenka, President Esko The moment we realize the size of the gap between our current abilities and our future dreams can be both devastating and motivating. Until now, the main role of packaging has been to protect and preserve the product, secondarily to convey product and marketing information to the shopper. Packaging professionals […]
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October 26, 2017

Food labelling: traffic light system vs activity equivalence 

How Brexit will eventually affect the British economy, let alone the British packaging industry, is anyone’s guess for now. Ask the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), though, and they’ll tell you all about the activity equivalence labelling system they proposed in 2016. Indeed, Prime Minister Theresa May (in a speech at the Conservative Party […]
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October 24, 2017

Closing the omnichannel responsiveness gap with 3D packaging modeling

According to 94% of senior CPG marketing decision makers, appealing to today’s consumers requires Brand Owners to respond to consumers’ needs in almost in real time. However, updating digital marketing vehicles is relatively quick; making changes to physical packaging to incorporate customer feedback is a different proposition entirely. New report outlines gap between digital and […]
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Smells like a sale! Scented packaging is trending

Although our sense of smell is not as sharp as that of many animals, the impact it has on our purchasing behavior is not to be underestimated. Just catch a whiff of hot chocolate, fresh-cut grass or that new book smell and you’ll find yourself immersed in a flurry of (childhood) memories. There’s simply no […]
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October 12, 2017

Digital packaging designs win over millennial consumers

Millennial consumers are transforming the economy as we speak. Born between 1980 and 1999, they represent a large part, 30 percent by 2020 to be precise, of total retail sales. But while Millennials represent the so-called digital generation and will dominate consumption for decades to come, the majority of brand owners and packaging designers fail […]
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October 10, 2017

A quick start to solving packaging artwork issues?

When talking to Brand Owners, the same issues arise time and time again. There is a lack of control and visibility over the whole artwork development and approval process, leading to delays, errors and even recalls. It is not surprising that many CPG Brand Owners are turning to packaging management software to solve this. However, […]
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Eco-friendly packaging design: what makes soy ink so sexy?

If you think your packaging design can’t possibly get any greener, chances are you’re forgetting about ink. What’s that? You did forget to bring ink into the equation? Then you’re in for a treat. Because eco-friendly inks come in a wide variety of types these days, and in many cases they’re a great means for […]
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