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Awards push sustainability

The 21st DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation honors 10 winners that all carry a sustainable packaging message in their design and construction.
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SPACE-EFFICIENT. The carrying case was designed to hang flat on a fixture attached to the gondola display at point-of-purchase a
Machine Case Study

Cat food-carrier promo creates sales lift

Sales of Nestlé Purina PetCare’s Fancy Feast cat foods show a significant jump with the launch of a handy, point-of-purchase carrying case that doubles as an at-home dispenser.
Package Case Study

Flexible films find gold in FPA awards

Vacuum skin packaging, gorgeous stand-up pouches, and a WHO winner with life-saving potential are among the highlights in this year’s FPA competition.
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Lessons Learned: The outtakes

Another thing I’ve learned while poring over 2,800 responses to the 2008 version of our annual Lessons Learned survey the past several months is that many of you have a sense of bemusement about packaging.
Package Case Study

Energy drinks hit high gear in shrink-sleeved multipacks

A drink for female off-roading enthusiasts is ‘pretty in pink,’ and in silver, and in black.

Impact of aging consumers on packaging

While the aging U.S. consumer base is making its presence felt in virtually every product category, the impact is especially strong in packaging, which of course serves as the first point of contact between the product and the consumer.
Package Case Study

Woven-mesh film bags are purr-fect for pet food

Innovative converting process results in a woven-mesh film bag that is durable, attractive, and economical for pet-food producer American Nutrition.
Machine Case Study

Del Monte pounces on Meow Mix pouch line

Robotic case-loading system at Del Monte Pet Foods propels pouch production into an automated tiger.
Materials Product Brief

Crown Food Packaging: Easy-open ends

Crown Food Packaging North America is working with major food marketing companies to introduce Easylift™ easy-open ends to North American consumers.
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CPA member cast their nets to catch new ideas at annual meeting

There’s an ocean of opportunity in the contract packaging industry.


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