Rigid Containers

Glass, PET and cans used for food and beverage packaging.


New corrugated cardboard production process reduces paper waste

Corrugated packaging can be used for almost all consumer goods and lifestyle products, including electrical appliances, computers, toys, gift items, food, and even large items like furniture, equipment, machinery, and so on.
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US corrugated & paperboard boxes market increases

US demand to exceed $39 billion in 2018
US demand to exceed $39 billion in 2018
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Packaging innovation enhances shelf appeal and propels retail sales

Developed to respond to the evolving needs of brand owners, consumers and retailers, Brand Ready Packaging from Georgia-Pacific Corrugated uses the company’s forward-thinking design process, exacting production techniques and proprietary consumer insights to provide a packaging solution that helps communicate a brand's story by maximizing the effectiveness of in-store secondary packaging.
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Lightweight milk jug uses less plastic

The average industry bottle weight ranges from 60-62 grams, but the new Mid-America patented design weighs only 52 grams.
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First hot-fill PET containers for use with metal lug closures debut

Patent-pending 24-ounce stock containers offer same "pop" as glass along with major manufacturing and sustainability advantages
Patent-pending 24-ounce stock containers offer same "pop" as glass along with major manufacturing and sustainability advantages.
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Wax coating usage drops

Usage now below 3% of total corrugated industry annual shipments
In 2013, the industry used 39% less wax than in 2002, when wax usage was first measured.
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How to add sophistication and allure to metal

Using metal embossing techniques to enhance metal packaging
Whether it is wine or spirits, liquors or premium beers, brands looking for new ways to set their products apart are finding that embossed or debossed metal containers increase attractiveness and help packaging stand out on store shelves by creating a premium aura.
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New bioplastics are more flexible and with low migration suitable for food and textile sector

PLAPACK project has finished successfully after three years of development. AIMPLAS collaborated in this project, funded by Direct Innovation Line CDTI, along with two research centres and six companies. The result is a new generation of biodegradable plastics of natural sources used for the manufacturing of clothes hangers, disposable household and food packages.
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The top three functional additives in the plastic packaging market

There is rapidly increasing demand for packaging materials that give even greater protection to their contents. Functional additives are an important technology in meeting this demand for greater product protection in the plastic packaging market. A functional additive modifies the properties of packaging to impart desirable or beneficial functions.
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Additive clears up polypropylene

Milliken’s Millad NX 8000 enables ultra-clear pp with superior cost performance, high aesthetics for thermoformed plastic packaging
Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 enables ultra-clear pp with superior cost performance, high aesthetics for thermoformed plastic packaging
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2014 Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.

Food and Beverage Packaging

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2014 December

Check out the December 2014 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, with features on the best new packages from 2014, produce packaging innovations, and much more!

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The Food and Beverage Packaging Store

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Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability.

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FBP Buyer's Guide

2013 FBP Buyers Guide



Food and Beverage Packaging's Buyer's Guide provides a list of suppliers of food and beverage packaging solutions. 


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