08Nov 2017

In the next couple of weeks most of us will be stuffing turkeys for Thanksgiving. While many people enjoy the stuffing on Thanksgiving Day, the stuffing method shouldn’t carry over into holiday packaging. Over packaging- or stuffing – isn’t something that most consumers think about, but once they notice, they start seeing stuffed items everywhere. […]

25Oct 2017

With a healthy wine market in the U.S., wine companies need competitive branding to entice consumers and a trusted partner for shipping wine across the country to retailers. Here’s a fun fact, average wine consumption per United States resident was 2.83 gallons in 2015, up from 2.34 gallons in 2005. Americans enjoyed drinking wine more […]

18Oct 2017

You have a great product that your consumers will love and cherish. That is a beautiful thing. But as exciting as you believe your latest product to be, shouldn’t some of that excitement show itself on the box? Not all companies fully understand the benefits that well executed branding can bring to their package design. […]

11Oct 2017

The hard truth is that unsustainable packaging can be detrimental to a company’s reputation. Packaging is the first thing that consumers see and can influence their buying behavior. When it comes to packaging, companies have two questions to consider. How will it attract consumers to the product? What is the cost? Here is a breakdown […]

11Oct 2017

On time production has never been more desirable which is why efficient packaging is so critical to help further the speed of completion by eliminating problems. Efficient packaging solutions leverage smart automation practices to increase efficiency and allocate staff to more pressing areas. Packaging companies and manufacturers have been driven to robotics as the latest technology when […]

11Sep 2017

For those we lost on September 11th and those who serve to keep us safe, we remember.

07Sep 2017

Packaging has many approaches, two key areas that must be considered are functionality & differentiation. To create value packaging, you must look closely at the consumers. Functionality includes primary requirements of packaging specific to the product, and performance needs. Science and Engineering play roles in the development of a package that takes the products from […]

01Sep 2017

Computer giant Dell continues its adoption of sustainable packaging. Oliver Campbell, Dells Director of Procurement & Packaging Innovation, has shared with Anne Marie Mohan, editor, Greener Package-Packaging World news of Dells progress towards its latest packaging project: Ocean plastics. Consumers today are very conscious of what they see as overpackaging, and are concerned with our […]

01Sep 2017

As the damaging winds and catastrophic flooding of Hurricane Harvey begin to subside, sources report that over 70% of Texas’ ethylene resin production – half of the United States’ ethylene capacity – has been taken off line. Many of you have reached out to us to inquire about polyethylene availability and pricing. We are closely […]

07Aug 2017

This summer while on vacation, Barry Schulman, business development manager for Pioneer Packaging Worldwide found this great piece of American machinery. Can you guess what year this paper bag machine was developed?? Quote from National Womens History Museum: Margaret E. Knight (1838-1914) Ask about the role of American women in the 19th century Industrial Revolution, […]

15Jun 2017

David Savastano, Editor05.18.17 Digital printing has moved dramatically into numerous segments – wide format and ceramic tiles, for example, are almost all digitally printed, and labels are moving in that direction. Packaging, in the view of many industry leaders, is the next great frontier for inkjet. Flexible packaging is being printed on HP Indigo, EFI […]

15Jun 2017

Videojet Technologies has launched a new UV fluorescing ink designed to deliver codes for high end cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other consumer goods. The new UV ink is colourless in normal light and fluoresces blue under a black light. With its MEK solvent base, the ink offers very good adhesion to a variety of substrates including […]

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 […]