CoverStory: Beverage Breakthroughs
Innovations in packaging materials and functional elements pour from the beverage segment.
May 8, 2013
Nature’s Coffee Kettle is a coffee brewing system for campers, hikers and coffee connoisseurs. Now the company’s updated spouted pouch from Flair Flexible Packaging helps Nature’s Coffee Kettle better communicate the unique brewing method and the freshness of the custom-roasted gourmet coffee.Read More
CoverStory: Beverage Breakthroughs - Case Study
Verallia uses simulation and optimization to help reduce bottle weight while preventing breakage.
May 8, 2013
When Dom Pérignon—French Benedictine monk and winemaker—was asked to look into why sparkling wine bottles were unexpectedly bursting in the cellars of his abbey in northern France three hundred years ago, he decided to investigate the bubbles. Fermentation, it turns out, continued after the beverage was bottled, producing additional carbonation and increasing pressure. By experimenting, so the story goes, Pérignon was able to control the refermentation process and reduce breakage and loss of the bottles’ contents. Read More
Oxygen captured and spoilage agents disarmed in MREs
May 8, 2013
Multisorb Technologies will be attending Research & Development Associates for Military Food & Packaging Systems’ (R&DA) 67th Annual Spring Meeting & Exhibition on May 20, 2013, in Amelia Island, FL. Multisorb will have a tabletop display and will be available to discuss its active packaging solutions for meals, ready-to-eat (MREs) and other food and beverage products.Read More
Food packaging will play a key role in feeding the world in 2050
April 30, 2013
More than a third of the food produced in the world – 1.3 billion tons per year ¬– never finds its way into anyone’s stomach. It can rot in the field, go bad during processing, spoil at the grocery store or get tossed in the garbage by the consumer. For food producers, processors and manufacturers with the foresight and ingenuity to tackle this problem, there is more than a cautionary tale here – there is real business opportunity. Read More
Providing relevant and critical information that packaging professionals use to make strategic decisions
April 18, 2013
In recent years, private label has increasingly gained ground in the marketplace with the majority of U.S. shoppers (86%) purchasing some type of store brand regularly . Store brands now account for one out of five items sold in US supermarkets, drug chains and mass merchandisers . In particular, product categories like salty snacks, soda, cookies and paper goods are gaining ground on their national brand counterparts. The trade-off is that the price/value point is no longer enough of a differentiator and private label brands must step up their game in an effort to meet rising shopper expectations. Addressing this progression partly means understanding shopper preference, but it’s also important to remember that consumer curiosity (and brand loyalty) is sparked through creatively designed brand packaging that leads to shelf interaction. Read More
April 17, 2013
Intervitis-Interfructa, the international trade fair which takes place every three years, will open its doors in Stuttgart from April 24 to 27, 2013. The fair is dedicated to the wine, spirits and fruit juice industries. Smurfit Kappa will take the opportunity to present its full range of innovative Bag-in-Box packaging solutions and filling technology at the event.Read More
25th DuPont Packaging Awards Features Past Breakthroughs that Changed our Lives
April 12, 2013
In honor of the 25th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, DuPont is asking the industry to vote on the past packaging breakthroughs that most impacted people’s lives. You can vote by clicking here. From hundreds of past winners, DuPont has identified six breakthrough groups that range from aseptic packaging that has enabled our current “on-the-go” lifestyle to centralized processing and packaging of meat that reduced waste and kept meat fresh longer.Read More
Amara and 7UP Bottling team up for new cold-filling carbonated co-packing line.
April 12, 2013
Amara Beverage Company announces the launch of its newly redesigned raw sports drinks. The drink is set for release in California and Nevada in the next month. Amara teamed up with McLean Design to refine the brand image and design.Read More
French’s introduces new flavor infuser marinades
April 8, 2013
Backyard grilling just got easier, juicier and more flavorful with French’s new Flavor Infuser marinades! These unique new marinade packages, available in four flavors, offer a quick and easy way to add flavor to chicken, steak, pork or fish. French’s Flavor Infusers are ready-to-use and deliver great tasting flavor in just 10 minutes!Read More
Innovative design helped Candy Treasure LLC launch Choco Treasure®, the first legal-in-the-USA chocolate egg with toy surprise
April 1, 2013
One of the lesser-known tasks for US Customs officials is confiscating chocolate “surprise eggs” from travelers. More than 60,000 surprise eggs are seized at the U.S. border each year with penalties up to $2,500 per egg. Brands such as Kinder Surprise® and Ovetto Sweet® – which contain toys inside a hollow chocolate egg -- are the top selling kids’ candy around the world. Over a billion surprise chocolate eggs are sold worldwide each year but have been illegal in the U.S. due to the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act which prohibits inedible objects inside a candy. The design which is those products’ essence is what makes them illegal in the USA.