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What's new in food & bev?

Convenience is king in food and beverage packaging—now and for the foreseeable future. But other trends bubbling to the surface bear watching.
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Package Case Study

Slider reclosure flies with consumers

Wagner's is the first in the industry to use a slider reclosure that is highly desirable by consumers, according to Jeffrey Stolper, Wagner's brand associate.
High flying. Revamped packaging involves 50 products across three product lines. Sizes range from 2-lb bags of sunflower seeds t
Package Case Study

New bird food bags take flight at Wagner's

Wagner's makes a major migration into new packaging with improved graphics and functionality.
Prepress reduction. At Nestle Purina Pet Care, where packaging and collateral encompasses more than 1,000 SKUs,development of a
Controls Product Brief

Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: This isn't your grandfather's prepress

Online proofing, collaboration tools, and prepress standards are having a profound impact on time to market, quality, and cost effectiveness.
MICROWAVE CONVENIENCE. An internal steam vent in this stand-up pouch permits self-venting in the microwave oven.
Machine Case Study

The incredible flexible pouch

Economies of scale drive pouch costs down, while shelf appeal and convenience features deliver on the marketer's need to differentiate.
Package Case Study

Cup/lid combo is the cat's meow

For its new line of premium wet cat food, Meow Mix outsources processing and packaging to Thailand. Sophisticated machinery and complex materials work together.

Moving into the passing lane

“Whether it’s packaging or transportation, we do have personal choices, some that are clearer about the environment, others that are more pure preference.”
Package Case Study

NACD awards 9Lives handled container

Winner of the Bernard M. Seid Best of Show Award in the 43rd annual Package of the Year Award sponsored by the National Association of Container Distributors ( is a package for DelMonte 9Lives cat food.
Machine Case Study

Club store fills bulk bags on demand

PriceSmart club stores in Latin America offer on-demand, in-store bulk packaging of dry and liquid commodities.
Materials Product Brief

Hinged-lid container

The new 425RQ “Smart Hinge” lightweight, tapered, rectangular plastic container from Letica holds 4.25 gals (maximum weight 34 lbs) of dry product such as bulk snacks, pet food, bird seed, or detergents, enabling full access to package contents via an integrated hinged lid.


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