As plastic caps and closures rise in demand, companies continue to innovate, improving on the performance and sustainability of beverage packaging, driving more adoption of recyclability and reusability.
The cost tracking of production is a never ending task for those responsible for recording, compiling and analyzing raw and packaging materials costs to determine realistic, accurate and beneficial data upon which to base selling prices in complicated and diverse markets.
In the name of sustainability beverage manufacturers are taking a proactive approach with packaging innovations. With Beverage Industry’s annual Best Packages of Year feature, the editors selected a collection of packaging releases that highlight the sustainable packaging efforts that beverage-makers are applying to their brands.
Tradeshow highlights the latest in packaging and processing solutions
November 29, 2022
Back after four years, PACK EXPO International convened more than 44,000 attendees, surpassing the 2018 event. With 2,200 exhibitors and more than 1.2 million net square feet at McCormick Place in Chicago, PACK EXPO International took place Oct. 23-26, showcasing the latest innovations and trends impacting the packaging and processing markets.
Containers represent the epitome of constant change syndrome as evidenced in each material used. From an operations perspective, each container material can exemplify some of the important changes and impacts that have occurred.
SKU proliferation has made it more challenging for beverage brands to stand out on grocery shelves. To help combat this problem, beverage-makers are ensuring their label designs draw attention to their portfolio.
Tetra Pak recently completed a 15-month commercial technology validation of a polymer-based barrier replacing aluminum in food carton packages. The company is moving forward with another development: a fiber-based barrier to replace the aluminum barrier.
On Demand The presentation will cover a number of packaging innovations including recyclable small-format PET packages for CSD and oxygen-sensitive beverages, label-less packages and innovative use of color for sustainable brand differentiation.
On Demand Market demand for more sustainable packaging is here to stay. Industry-leading brands are already taking the lead by running more recycled PET (rPET) material, with upcoming legislation only intensifying the need to make the switch. Join us to help ensure you don’t get left behind, while learning ways to avoid common risks of running more rPET…and more.