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Food and Beverage Packaging editors and invited bloggers discuss industry trends, innovative new packages and offer a closer look at packaging issues.

A blockbuster deal in rigid plastics packaging

April 14, 2011
One analyst said the deal between Silgan Holdings and Graham Packaging creates an oligopoly in rigid plastics packaging, another sees it as a move away from commodity plastics.
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Lessons learned from pet projects

April 7, 2011
Chris Small of WellPet adheres to three tenets for successful packaging development: Communicate, offer, and facilitate.
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UNCONTAINED: Moving thoughts at ProMat/Automate

March 24, 2011
Some random thoughts about the ProMat/Automate 2011 show, just winding up at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
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POP and packaging impact: The view from Germany

March 22, 2011
According to the Munich-based market research firm facit, the influence of packaging on purchasing decisions is twice as high as that of TV advertising, billboards or print media.
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UNCONTAINED: The Daily Show goes bananas

March 8, 2011
As a big fan of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” I was surprised to see him dabbling in my world Monday night. More...
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Lawyer: Food Safety Act a work in progress

March 3, 2011
The Food Safety Modernization Act originated from “bad PR” for the food industry and will require meticulous and accessible record-keeping by food and beverage processors. More...
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New microwave technology a disrupter for food packaging?

February 28, 2011
Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization (MATS) could be commercial as soon as 2012.

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UNCONTAINED: Seeing eye-to-eye with color choices

February 4, 2011
I stumbled onto a news item online that had a special, and unfortunate, personal resonance. More...
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UNCONTAINED: Trafficking in upfront nutrition info

January 28, 2011
What nutrition information should be, literally, up front? More...
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UNCONTAINED: Pet projects in packaging

January 21, 2011
Whether for Spot or Fluffy, there are pet foods packaged to meet every pet’s-and pet owner’s-needs. More…
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