Packaging Material

Convenience, portability affect packaging selection

Cartons, pouches and aseptic containers appeal to different consumer need states
By Jessica Jacobsen
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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
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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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
By Stephanie Cernivec
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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
By Jessica Jacobsen
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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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Plastic secondary packaging affected by material reduction and printed inks

Packaging material offers sustainable solutions.
By Jessica Jacobsen
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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
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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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

By Jessica Jacobsen
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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

By Jessica Jacobsen
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 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

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 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

By Jennifer Haderspeck
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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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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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