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The Fourth Dimension: Challenges and Opportunities for Food Packaging Design

Posted by Kevin Keating at PKG on May 01, 2019 in packaging design

Packaging design can be thought of in dimensions.

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The FPA Has Announced Its Top Innovators of 2018

Posted by Kevin Keating at PKG on March 20, 2019 in packaging design

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. 

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PepsiCo Takes Strong Stance on Sustainable Packaging -- Will Other Brands Follow Suit?

Posted by Kevin Keating at PKG on March 13, 2019 in Sustainability, packaging design

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.

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How the Right Packaging Can Extend Your Product's Reach

Posted by Kevin Keating at PKG on February 20, 2019 in packaging design

Massive growth in the e-commerce space has meant that product packaging must serve more functions than ever before.

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Exploring the Rise of Flexible Packaging

Posted by Kevin Keating at PKG on January 23, 2019 in packaging design

Consumer demands have expanded beyond products themselves to encompass the packaging that surrounds those products.

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7 Packaging Best Practices for CPG Brands Moving Toward E-Commerce

Posted by Kevin Keating at PKG on November 29, 2018 in packaging design

If you’re old enough, you remember cultural phenomena like having milk delivered to your house by a milkman.

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What's Behind the Growth of Aseptic Food Packaging?

Posted by Kevin Keating at PKG on November 14, 2018 in packaging design

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.

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Frito-Lay Takes Personalized Packaging to a New Level with Snackable Notes

Posted by Kevin Keating at PKG on November 07, 2018 in packaging design

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.

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An In-Depth Look at a New Plastic Alternative

Posted by Kevin Keating at PKG on September 19, 2018 in packaging design

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.

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Interest in Tamper-Evident Packaging is Growing: Here's Why

Posted by Kevin Keating at PKG on August 08, 2018 in packaging design

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. 

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