Although much attention is given to primary packaging materials, suppliers in the labeling market are seeing the growing influence sustainability has on operations and are seeking to be proactive participants to the solution.
This tunnel is designed to meet the challenges of shrink sleeve applications such as highly shaped containers, including tall or hourglass shapes, long neck wine or beer bottles, or twin packs, the company says.
Today’s consumers are blessed with an ever-growing choice of beverage solutions. As these beverage options proliferate, so do the packaging options. Among the options, shrink and stretch labeling materials are “stretching” the creativity brand owners can utilize for packaging.
The machine enables craft and microbreweries to shrink sleeve beer cans while avoiding the large minimum quantities required to print aluminum cans, and to purchase and label smaller quantities as needed.
As consumers seek out more premium, functional beverages, beverage-makers are keeping in lockstep by evolving their packaging style and using a plethora of labeling materials that define the design and decorating process of a brand to help products stand out on store shelves.
There are many aspects of a beverage package that can be crucial when the consumer is making their final purchase decision. As beverage-makers look to differentiate their products via packaging design, many have begun to choose new primary packaging formats or are changing the shape of their primary package to provide shelf appeal.
In Philip Pullman’s fantasy novel “The Amber Spyglass,” the third book in the “His Dark Materials” trilogy, physicist Mary Malone famously said, “People are too complicated to have simple labels.” In the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, the same can be said as established and emerging brands look to stand out on crowded store shelves.
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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