Packaging Innovation
March 6, 2018

Packaging suppliers turn to serialization to safeguard brands

Did you know 1 in 5 consumers refuses to purchase any products from a company that suffered a food recall? Meanwhile, the amount of counterfeit products on the global market is forecast to increase 3 percent annually over the next five years. In the US alone, food recalls have increased 400 percent in the past […]
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March 1, 2018

The global packaging divider market is on a roll!

Dividers may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of packaging design, yet they are indispensable to the packaging industry. In fact, the packaging divider market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of nearly 6 percent across various market segments and in all global regions at least until 2021, […]
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February 27, 2018

Connect all internal stakeholders & approvers in your packaging production

Free download: Building bridges to better packaging for brands Download our free Whitepaper to find out how to optimize your product packaging process. Streamline product packaging needs Reduce costs optimize internal and external communication & Manage approval cycles efficiently Manage lead time pressures Many of the pressures faced by Brand Owners today impact those who […]
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Anti-counterfeit packaging technologies are trending

Amid increasingly stringent security regulations and an alarmingly high number of fake products on the market, anti-counterfeiting technologies are the latest trend to take the packaging industry by storm. According to Smithers Pira, the anti-counterfeit packaging market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.3 percent, reaching 3.6 billion USD by 2022.
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February 15, 2018

Golden times ahead! Demand for food packaging set to soar

Golden times lie ahead for 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 […]
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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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