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The global packaging divider market is on a roll

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, […]
Clarke is a cardboard recycling robot

WALL-E who? Meet Clarke, the cardboard recycling robot!

It’s been almost ten years since WALL-E first melted our hearts, but it seems the recycling robot is now facing some competition. In terms of recycling capabilities, that is. Clarke, a cardboard recycling robot developed by AMP Robotics and nicknamed after inventor Arthur C. Clarke, is not nearly as cute as WALL-E. But boy, can […]
food processing methods and packaging materials

Food packaging design: how to comply with food processing methods?

Food packaging, evidently, needs to be as safe as it is appealing. Food processing methods greatly determine packaging requirements and, hence, food packaging designs. This article provides an overview of the packaging implications of the most common food processing methods.
recyclable packaging materials

4 popular packaging materials: how recyclable are they?

Today’s consumer is a green consumer. In other words, the more sustainable the product, the better it sells. With this in mind, companies all over the world are adding green symbols and hues to their packaging designs in a bid to communicate to their customers just how green their enterprise and their products are. They […]
Wine packaging - PET bottles

Wine packaging: the pros & cons of PET bottles

We may take them for granted, but glass wine bottles haven’t always been around. There used to be a time when wine was transported and sold in clay amphora and barrels, and consumers used wineskins to carry their ‘vino’ with them when they went out. However, when the glass wine bottle sealed with corks was […]
PFCs in food packaging

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.
packaging engineer

How to become a packaging engineer

Are you interested in product development, do you have great communication skills and are you up for travel? If you answered ‘yes’ to all three questions, becoming packaging engineer might just be your career of a lifetime! Find out what it takes to become a packaging engineer and learn more about the major job duties.
brand packaging

3 essentials of modern brand packaging

It is no secret that consumers who purchase big brand products like to feel connected to the products they purchase. That said, the time when brand packaging revolved around adapting packaging design to demographic target audiences is coming to an end. What’s most effective today in brand packaging? Packaging design that feels personal to the […]
The history of packaging materials

The history of packaging materials: leaves, polyethylene and everything in between

Historians agree that early humans started using packaging to transport, store and protect food and trinkets when they were nomadic hunters and gatherers. The history of packaging is, in other words, as old as the history of humankind. As humans developed and technology advanced, so did packaging. A short overview of the various stages of […]
Creative packaging design

Want to stand out on the shelves? 3 tips for creative packaging design

Is your company looking for ways to minimize packaging costs? If so, then you’re probably missing out on some great opportunities. Packaging, after all, is not just something that holds your product. Most of the times, packaging is what attracts consumers to a product in the first place. Moreover, packaging is often a deciding factor […]
What’s the most eco friendly packaging material: cartons or cans? Read on to find out.

“Cans” versus “cartons” – what’s the most eco friendly packaging material?

It’s an ongoing discussion in the packaging world: what’s the most eco friendly packaging material? Cans or cartons? Cartons are more efficient to pack and ship and also require less packaging material than a steel can. And still, cans may be heavier but they’re also easier to recycle than cartons. So, which packaging material wins […]