Packaging Innovation
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FDA contact material regulations

FDA contact material regulations: does your packaging comply?

There’s more to packaging than meets the eye. Sure, colours and graphics are what draws consumers to packaging in the first place. But there’s lots to be said for the material itself as well, especially from a manufacturer’s point of view. To prevent chemicals transferring from packaging to food, all packaging materials must adhere to […]
Beverage packaging

Beverage packaging: are glass and aluminum on their way out?

With pouch packaging and PET increasingly popular within the beverage industry – and the retail industry in general – one cannot help but wonder: are glass and aluminum on their way out? The answer is no. Despite the growing presence of pouch packaging and PET bottles in the beverage aisle, industry experts agree that glass […]
glass packaging design

The consumer’s love affair with glass packaging continues

Despite the growing popularity of PET bottles, consumers still have a strong preference for glass packaging when it comes to wine, craft spirits and beer.
brand owners opt for flexible packaging

Why brands owners love flexible packaging formats

With more and more brand owners adopting a flexible packaging format, flexible is increasingly replacing traditional packaging formats like metal cans and glass jars, says The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA). In The Future of Flexible Packaging to 2022, Smithers Pira indeed confirms that the future of the flexible packaging market is looking bright, forecasting an […]
cardboard box design

How to design a cardboard box? There’s lots to consider

Designing a cardboard box may sound easy enough, but it entails much more than you’d imagine. The perfect box does not only look great, but is also extremely practical. To make sure you don’t overlook any crucial features, this article lists the most important boxes designers need to tick (pun intended, yes).
flexible packaging benefits

Why flexible packaging is getting flexier each day

Flexible packaging is one of the fastest-growing formats the packaging industry has had the pleasure of exploring so far. The last few years saw flexible packaging attract the attention of numerous packaging manufacturers and retailers in various industries, and it seems the format’s popularity is still on the rise. So what is it that makes […]
to print flexo or not to print flexo

To print flexo, or not to print flexo? Find out now!

It seems the long-standing flexo versus digital printing debate has finally come to an end. Kind of. Instead of fretting over which printing technology is the best, printers have come to accept that the two technologies actually complement each other. More and more printers find themselves investing in both flexo and digital so that they […]
reduce packaging costs

Small changes, big savings! 3 tips to reduce packaging costs

Like any other industry in the world these days, the packaging industry is always looking for new ways to cut costs. Most of the time, this simply comes down to ridding the packaging of dead weight. Penny pinching, in other words, which – especially in the world of packaging – can lead to tremendous savings. […]
flexible packaging more popular than ever

Flexible packaging for the win! Market forecast to expand

The future is looking bright for the flexible packaging industry, as the market is forecast to grow over 5 percent in the next seven years. By the end of 2024, the consumer goods industry alone will likely generate a demand of 260.49 billion EUR for flexible packaging, concludes Flexible Packaging Market – Global Industry Analysis, […]
Esko CorruSpeed digital finishing

Esko CorruSpeed: a cutting-edge tool for digital finishing

With analog slowly but surely making way for digital, Esko is continuously exploring new tools to take digital finishing to the next level. At drupa 2016, they officially launched CorruSpeed, a tool that enables Kongsberg cutting tables to cut corrugated board at high speed without oscillating. Great news for the packaging industry? You bet! CorruSpeed […]

Taking digital finishing of corrugated board to new levels

The applications that CAM tables can handle are the cornerstone for a lot of contemporary marketing mixes: dedicated signage, in store displays, banners, personalized commercial print work with special finishing… the list goes on.