The first week of March, the FPA announced its 2019 Flexible Packaging Achievement Award Winners at a ceremony in Scottsdale, Arizona. Of the 140 entries from 54 packages submitted (some of which were entered in multiple categories), 14 were honored with achievement awards.
Beverage giant PepsoCo, Inc. plans to use 25% recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025. Furthermore, it wants all its global packaging to be recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable by that time.
Massive growth in the e-commerce space has meant that product packaging must serve more functions than ever before.
Consumer demands have expanded beyond products themselves to encompass the packaging that surrounds those products.
If you’re old enough, you remember cultural phenomena like having milk delivered to your house by a milkman.
Aseptic packaging is a specialized manufacturing process.
It is a technique where food, beverages, pharmaceutical products, cosmetic products, or other items are packaged into containers in a sterile environment. The packaging itself often consists of several materials placed in layers to provide protection that meets aseptic standards.
Consumer packaging—including food packaging—has always been a sort of “canvas.”
From the earliest days of consumer packaged goods, brands learned that they could use the packaging that encased their products to market to and engage with consumers. Technology has expanded the possibilities tremendously, and packaging manufacturing has also developed to allow fun, limited-edition packaging designs to engage consumers further.
There is no doubt that plastics deliver many benefits in the food and beverage sector, but they have drawbacks. Ninety-five percent of plastic packaging material goes unrecovered after a brief first-use cycle, representing potential environmental problems as well as value lost to the economy.
The first time that tamper-evident packaging became a national safety issue was after the Chicago Tylenol murders in 1982, when seven people died in an outbreak of potassium cyanide poisonings, and several more after copycat crimes took place.