Development of packaging materials and containers and the graphics that go on them are the functions most often outsourced, say Packaging World readers. However, packaging machinery selection, packaging line design and integration all make the Top Ten.
An attractive dark green chipboard box topped with a clear lid of thermoformed polyvinyl chloride has already boosted orders this year for the Copper Mermaid line of Americana brass ornaments from Pen & Inc., Concord, NH.
The rapid expansion of pet store chains and specialty pet food products is ample evidence that pet food is a growing category. What's yet to grow is pet food packaging, though Solid Gold Holistic Animal Healthcare may be in the process of changing that.
A flexible beverage container and a hot-filled, shelf-stable juice pouch stand out at the ninth annual DuPont awards competition. Environmental categories and international entries again prove distinctive.