Like virtually no other packaging commodity, corrugated paper quality varies widely from pulp-rich North America to markets that import recycled paper like the Far East. Now, the economic slowdown in the Far East may be changing the outlook for corrugated.
Today, searching for global packaging standards has gotten easier with the advent of the Web. Several third-party standards distributors now offer standards from literally hundreds of standards developing organizations (SDOs).
Ferrolito Vultaggio & Sons, creator of dazzling packages for its AriZona Beverages, is at it again. Blue Luna Caf/, a line of ready-to-drink coffees, debuted last month in a double-handled blue-tinted glass bottle resembling a Grecian urn.
FDA is seeking suggestions for a new category name for a tampon that absorbs 15 to 18 g of fluid. It has suggested "ultra absorbency." The new category would be added to "junior," "regular," "super" and "super plus," each of which has an established absorbency level ranging from 6 to 15 g under the 1990 tampon labeling regulation.