Packaging Material

Plastic secondary packaging affected by material reduction and printed inks

Packaging material offers sustainable solutions.
May 15, 2013

Versatility can be a key component in many forms of business. For beverage manufacturers, developing products that are not only refreshing but also functional is not an uncommon practice; however, versatility doesn’t end with the finished product; it also can extend to its packaging — even its secondary packaging.


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Discovering the aluminum package advantage

Material expands into new beverage categories, formats
April 15, 2013

In the days since the first can of beer was sold in 1935, aluminum cans have grown in popularity and evolved into a sustainable packaging choice for beverage-makers.


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Glass packaging’s naturally premium appeal

March 15, 2013

Whether it’s the growth of the wine, spirits and craft beer markets or the popularity of natural beverages, glass packaging manufacturers note that these trends are having a positive effect on this primary packaging material.


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Shrink and stretch label usage on the rise

February 15, 2013

 When the fairy godmother in Walt Disney’s version of “Cinderella” dressed the maiden for the ball, she made sure that everything fit perfectly — including that ever-important glass slipper.  


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Cracking the QR Code

January 15, 2013

 Quick-response (QR) codes might be a key way for brands to attract or retain customers, according to a new ScanLife study.  


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Closures play a variety of roles in the beverage market

January 15, 2013
Although situated at the top of almost every beverage package, caps and closures might not be a top-of-mind factor for consumers when thinking about packaging.
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Access to carton recycling increases 128 percent

December 18, 2012

According to the Carton Council, Vernon Hills, Ill., the number of households that have the ability to recycle cartons has increased 128 percent in three years.


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Evergreen Packaging announces Project Carton winner

December 14, 2012

 The results are in! Evergreen Packaging announced the winner of its Project Carton contest for students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.  


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Bottles & Wood turns beverage trash into treasure

December 14, 2012

 A new company based in Las Vegas is giving recycled bottles, barrels and pallets a new life.  


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The Best Packages of 2012

Winning brands showcase functionality and style
December 11, 2012

“Innovation” is a word used often across numerous markets, but what does it mean in the beverage industry? 


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Ditch the weighting agents: A cost effective solution for delivering flavors and actives

Available On Demand Learn how to reduce costs and energy use by enabling high oil load emulsions, eliminating the need for weighting agents like brominated vegetable oil (BVO).

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