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U.S. demand for pet food packaging to reach $2.5B

Pet food packaging growth will be spurred by a rebound in the pet population as well as pet owners’ growing desire to give their animals more nutritious, healthier food options.
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COMBINATION PACKAGE.  By using both paperboard and plastic in its Bonus Pack carton, UPG was able to get a terrific combination of shelf impact, clarity, and cost optimization.
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Visibility the key to Bonus Pack

For this special promo package sold exclusively through PetSmart stores, it was essential that the primary packs inside be clearly visible to the consumer in the store.
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Bowser Beer for Dogs mimics longneck beer bottles

A broth-based beverage for dogs, Bowser Beer in 12-oz amber PET bottles is made for ‘beer drinkers and dog lovers who do almost everything with their dogs.’
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Toray Plastics (America): Clear high-barrier BOPP film

Torayfan® CBS2 film is an environment-conscious, clear, high-oxygen- and moisture-barrier BOPP film designed for use as the inside sealant web for the packaging of bakery items, crisp salty snacks, cookies, crackers, granola, fruit and nut mixes, and confections, as well as dry pet food and treats and non-food items.
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Warm Ups Dog Food Enhancers are an oatmeal-based product introduced in a microwavable cup to help create a warm, wholesome meal for dogs.
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Easy-prep warm dog food in PP cup

A new line of ‘dog food enhancers’ created to be poured warm over dry dog food comes in a microwavable cup with film lidding and an inviting shrink-sleeve label.
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Desiccant barrier technology enhances pet-food product

US Pet Nutrition uses rigid plastic containers with desiccant barrier technology that meet the demands of the retort process while preserving the quality of its pet-food products.
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Retortable plastic trays for new pet food

Forthglade Foods of Devon, England, has launched a new range of cat and dog food products in new packaging.
Hills Velcro
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Hill's Pet Nutrition integrates new closure

Makes bag opening and reclosing easy and maintains package integrity.
Paragon whimzees
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Paragon Pet Products incorporates special closure technology

Holland-based firm uses Velcro-brand PRESS-LOK technology for Whimzees dog chews.
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Pet food market grows along with love of pets

New PMMI study notes that despite economic downturns, consumers are still investing in their family pets, especially in the areas of organic, natural, and premium products.

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