Packaging Material

Beverage-makers find key benefits in plastic, aluminum and glass materials

Primary packaging materials offer sustainability, taste, protection benefits
April 16, 2014

In the “Wizard of Oz,” among the many concerns that Dorothy encounters on her quest for home is the musically entertaining “lions and tigers and bears, oh my.” Although not potentially threatening like wild animals, a trio of options often presents itself to beverage manufacturers in the form of packaging: plastic, aluminum and glass, oh my.


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Stretch- and shrink-sleeve labels play into lightweighting trend

Stretch and shrink sleeves boast highest label growth rate
February 14, 2014

As technology continuously shows us, reducing the size and weight of products is a major market trend.


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Value-added caps boost cap industry growth

Consumers seek easy-open closure solutions
January 15, 2014

In the face of SKU proliferation and the growth of single-serve bottles, Cleveland-based The Freedonia Group Inc. projects that U.S. demand for beverage caps and closures will increase 4.1 percent in value and 2.1 percent in volume annually to $3.3 billion and 150 billion units in 2016.


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The Best Packages of 2013

Top packages showcase functionality, shelf appeal
December 11, 2013

What does it take to make a great package? According to Beverage Industry’s Best Packages of 2013 survey, emotional appeal, form and function, and a custom shape can give brands a leg up in the competitive beverage marketplace.


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Special inks add a sensory experience to beverage containers

Ink add-ons provide unique sight, smell and touch experiences
November 15, 2013

In order to garner consumer attention, beverage-makers are capitalizing on the power of consumers’ five senses.


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Americans expect food, beverage brands to play a role in recycling

Consumers look to product’s packaging first to learn whether it is recyclable
October 30, 2013

The majority of consumers believe that product companies and their brands play a crucial role in recycling, according to a new poll conducted by New York-based Research Data + Insights (RDI) on behalf of the Carton Council of North America (CCNA), Vernon Hills, Ill. The consulting firm surveyed 1,000 adults from across the United States, and 86 percent of them responded that they expect food and beverage brands to actively help increase the recycling of their packages.


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Convenience, portability affect packaging selection

Cartons, pouches and aseptic containers appeal to different consumer need states
October 16, 2013

Understanding consumer wants and needs can be crucial when it comes to product development and sustainability.


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How to find the perfect label for your package

Labeling materials help packages meet performance and sustainability goals
September 16, 2013

Although it’s important to consider the end-consumer when choosing a labeling material, beverage-makers also need to look at the larger labeling picture and their teams’ abilities, advises Lou Iovoli, vice president of strategic partnerships for Hammer Packaging, Rochester, N.Y.


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Paper-based secondary packaging supports brand growth

Secondary packaging helps enhance shelf presence
July 15, 2013

When the recession hit, consumers started purchasing fewer items on shopping trips, in effect adding importance to a product’s packaging to get shoppers to pick up the product and examine it, says Charles Pavia, director of marketing for Proactive Packaging & Display, Ontario, Calif.


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Plastic packages influenced by lightweighting, bio-based materials

Consumers desire for convenience and health and wellness objectives driving innovations
June 14, 2013

Although the plastic bottle market in the United States serves a number of different industries and manufacturers, the beverage business continues to play a large role.


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