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04Apr 2017

Millennials hold huge buying power in today’s market and are expected to spend more than $200 billion in 2017 alone. To successfully reach Millennials, it’s important for brands to understand what influences their purchasing. According to Forbes, more than 50% of Millennials make an effort to buy products from companies that support the causes they […]

04Apr 2017

The lastest EcoFocus Trend Study results show the strong clean-labeling movement is expanding to clean processing and clean packaging trends. The annual EcoFocus Trend Study reveals themes expected to impact the industry in the coming year, notes Greener Package. The survey, conducted independently by EcoFocus Worldwide, examines wellness and sustainability trends impacting the food and beverage […]

24Mar 2017

The campaign personalized Kitkats, produced by UK-based HP Indigo customer Ultimate Packaging and launched in February, is one of the latest examples of the growing trend for web-to-print personalisation in print and packaging. With Ultimate’s web-to-print solution working in conjunction with HP Indigo digital presses, Nestlé is able to create an individual experience for its […]

21Mar 2017

In todays changing market, have you been researching your options and planning for price increases?? (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) –The big question in the North American containerboard market is whether producers will attempt and get another price increase so close to last October’s announced increase of $50 per ton. “The 1st rate hike in […]

20Feb 2017

Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging is an initiative designed to alleviate “wrap rage” by featuring products in recyclable boxes that are easy to open and contain fewer excess materials. Benefits of frustration-free packaging to customers The key benefit to your customers is a great shopping experience, which starts on Amazon.com and ends with your product arriving safely […]

20Feb 2017

But is getting rid of packaging altogether really the way to go? Here, we’ll explore the benefits of going packaging-free, as well as discuss the importance of sustainable packaging solutions. The Benefits of Packaging-Free The goal is to dramatically reduce waste, as well as the production of harmful packaging materials, by ditching plastic shopping bags […]

19Dec 2016
Laser Die Cutting

Get a Packaging Advantage… with Lasers! Laser Die Cutting In rock, paper, scissors, laser always wins! So how can you bring a laser to the scissor fight your competitors are engaged in when it comes to packaging? Laser die cutting. Dies, which can be thought of as templates, are the backbone of many traditional manufacturing […]

14Dec 2016

Given the life-saving and life-sustaining nature of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, packaging plays significant roles in maintaining product quality and promoting safe and effective use. Traditionally very distinct markets, pharmaceutical and medical device technologies are converging. As engineers and designers in both industries work to develop user-friendly packaging and drug-delivery devices, they must also address […]

14Dec 2016

Now that FedEx’s dimensional weight factor is on the move again, it may take a combination of tactics to balance out the cost impact of packaged shipping. Is this déjà vu? Did I just wake up from a long winter’s slumber way too early? I could swear I just read that FedEx is changing their […]

23Nov 2016

A special greeting of Thanksgiving time to express to you our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day May the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year

18Nov 2016

Dell continues replacing its plastic packaging materials with bamboo solutions. At Pioneer, we are committed to raising awareness on the growing packaging innovations in today’s market. Here, we’ll explore Dell’s bamboo packaging. The Material Bamboo is one of the largest members of the grass family and is the fastest growing woody plant on the planet. […]

18Nov 2016

Every day, consumers buy their morning cup of coffee, stop at the grocery store for dinner ingredients, eat dessert with their families in front of the TV. In today’s eco-conscious market, most consumers are also aware of the environmental impact of their food choices. Favorite brand names like Starbucks, Bertolli and Ben & Jerry’s continue […]

27Oct 2016

Some consumers may be able to look past the negative environmental impact of plastic packaging when buying a plastic-wrapped product that they’ve been eyeing for months. But when it comes to their food, people are a bit more critical. With the growing concern over the presence of BPA in plastic food containers, more and more […]

27Oct 2016

Overpackaging isn’t something that most consumers generally think about, but once they notice, they start seeing overpackaged items everywhere. So what exactly is overpackaging? A package’s purpose is not only to store and protect its contents in the shipping and handling process, but it also works as a marketing tool to stand out among the […]

25Oct 2016

An Ohio-based energy company, Vadxx, has the technology to convert recyclable and non-recylable plastics, among many other materials, back into the crude oil from which they were created. The plant is located in Akron, Ohio. The process of turning plastics back into oil is called thermal depolymerization, and works for such feedstocks as scrap tires, […]

25Oct 2016

Burt’s Bees is well-known for its natural beauty products, including lip balms, moisturizer and soaps. The company took its commitment to sustainability one step further by packaging its soap bars in TerraSkin wrappers. TerraSkin is a tree-free, mineral-based alternative to paper materials. The innovative wrapper not only helps Burt’s Bees improve its package’s barrier properties […]