Packaging Innovation
February 15, 2018

Golden times ahead! Demand for food packaging set to soar

Golden times lie aheadfor the food and beverage packaging industry, in Europe as well as North America. Smithers Pira expects packaged food and drink consumption in Europe will grow 3 percent annually to 953 billion packages by 2020. Along similar lines, the market research firm projects volume consumption in North America to reach 551.32 million […]
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February 13, 2018

How to design childproof pharmaceutical packaging?

Everyone knows how easily children mistake medicine for sweets. That’s why, next to continuously reminding parents and caretakers to keep medication out of children’s sight and reach, pharmaceutical manufacturers rely on packaging designers to come up with pharmaceutical packaging that is childproof. Never ceasing to innovate, the industry has come up with a wide array […]
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February 9, 2018

Why the best wine packaging design calls for a cork screw

While consumers do love their glass of wine, they won’t just settle for any old wine packaging with a classy sounding name on the label. The best way to spot a quality wine, according to them? The type of closure tells all. No less than 97 percent of U.S. consumers are convinced that the best […]
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February 6, 2018

Is your pharma packaging ready for February 2019?

Pharma packaging design is due for a makeover, thanks to a new EU regulation that will come into effect in February 2019. The Falsified Medicines Directive will cost the pharmaceutical industry more than 5 billion euros; a major investment for which patients can’t be charged. Reportedly 82 percent of manufacturers are taking the necessary measures […]
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January 25, 2018

Flexible packaging: the ultimate weapon in the war on food waste?

Each year, about 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted. U.S. consumers alone throw away 36 million tons, or a staggering 40 percent of the food they purchase. That’s enough to feed every starving person in the world and still have leftovers. The reason why we throw away so much food? All too often, expiration […]
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January 23, 2018

Self-heating food packaging is getting hotter and hotter

Nothing beats a hot meal, especially when you don’t have time to cook. Ah, the joy of microwaving! But there’s only so much you can do with your packet of soup, instant pasta or any other type of ready meal that needs heating when you’re in your car, on the train, or worse: when your […]
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January 11, 2018

4 smart solutions for anti-counterfeit packaging designers

As if adhering to FDA and GMP guidelines isn’t challenging enough, more and more pharmaceutical packaging designers pay special attention to making their designs counterfeit-proof. They do so because they, quite rightly, deem it not only essential to sales but also to safeguard the consumer’s health and, hence, the reputation of the manufacturer. Experts believe […]
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January 9, 2018

It’s full steam ahead for the pharmaceutical packaging market

Will the pharmaceutical packaging market continue to thrive in the coming years? It sure looks like it, says MarketsandMarkets. With North America accounting for the largest piece of the pie, the pharmaceutical packaging market will be worth 50.55 billion USD by 2022. Overall, the market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate […]
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January 7, 2018

FDA label changes: US consumers are cutting down on sugar

  Consumer behavior is a complex and ever-changing phenomenon. One factor that seems to remain constant, however, is the consumers’ willingness to improve their dietary habits. A survey by Leatherhead Food Research which questioned 1,061 respondents shows nearly half of US consumers consider health and nutrition among their top priorities. More specifically, 48 percent are […]
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January 5, 2018

Trend alert: gender-neutral packaging design

‘Blue for a boy and pink for a girl’ has been an unwritten rule for decades, but it seems the packaging industry is finally moving away from traditional gender colors. Gender-neutral packaging design, and hence a gender-neutral color palette, is trending. What is causing this interesting shift toward unisex packaging design? And what exactly does […]
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December 27, 2017

4 packaging design trends that will mark 2018 worldwide

2018 is right around the corner! Are you determined to start the new year inspired and well-prepared? This article gives an overview of the most important global packaging trends that affected brands, retailers, consumers and packaging designers in 2017 and are likely to continue in 2018.
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