Packaging Material

Trend articles and new products covering containers, labels, secondary packaging and more.

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SKU proliferation, customization trends impacting caps and closures

Beverage-makers use caps and closures to convey branding
Closure placement in bottling might be at the end of the line, but if you overlook the smallest of marketing billboards, manufacturing and product sales could fall flat from the start. The drink won’t fly off the shelf if a cap is too hard to open, a bad seal causes degradation, or powdered flavoring or additives don’t mix correctly.
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The Best Packages of 2014

Readers name Cascade Ice's can-sized bottle as top package

According to Beverage Industry’s Best Packages of 2014 survey, portion-controlled sizes, specialty inks and a “personal” touch can give brands a leg up in the competitive beverage marketplace.


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PMMI study details beverage packaging trends, demands

Plastic leads as most popular packaging material, report notes

The beverage packaging industry in North America is expected to reach $26.3 billion in 2015, with plastic bottles leading the way in popularity, according to Reston, Va.-based PMMI’s new report "Beverage Packaging – An Industry Assessment," which is scheduled for release next month.


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What consumers want from secondary packaging

Paperboard, shrink films, ring carriers complement primary packaging

Batman has Robin, Andy Taylor has Barney Fife, Han Solo has Chewbacca, and Pinocchio has Jiminy Cricket. While sidekicks might be the background character in all of these famous duos, secondary packaging has more of a spotlight position in its role as primary packaging’s sidekick.


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EVENTS

Industry

Anuga FoodTec

3/24/15
Cologne
Germany

Anuga FoodTec covers all aspects of food production including machines and systems, packaging materials, analytics, ingredients and services.

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Industry

Paperboard Packaging Council Spring Meeting

4/8/15
Salt Lake City, UT
United States

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will host its 2015 Spring Outlook and Strategies Conferences April 8-10 in Salt Lake City.

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Industry

Global Pouch Forum

6/10/15
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL
United States

The Global Pouch Forum is the largest conference focused on pouch formats in packaging and their growth prospects worldwide, attracting an audience of more than 500 attendees in 2013.

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Industry

Best of Food & Beverage Packaging

10/28/15
The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
2815 Jorie Blvd.
Oak Brook, IL
United States

Best of Food and Beverage Packaging 2015 brings together the best ideas from brand owners, packagers, and marketers on how to make your packaging compelling enough for consumers to buy your product.

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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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2/18/15 2:00 pm EST

A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

Podcasts

Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

Beverage Industry Magazine

BI February 2015 cover

2015 February

The February 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on Bai Brands, as well as articles about calorie moderation, sparkling and premium wines, and more. Check it out today!

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Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

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