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.
High-cavity tooling and a unique tandem trim operation with special matched-metal cutting dies produce a new inner cover for lipsticks. Shrink label provides security for products sold without blister cards.
Whether captive or consulting, packaging designers rarely get the credit or the budgets they need. Marketing 'pups' often control purse strings and decision-making. But there's a bit of light showing from designers' computer terminals.
International Paper, Containerboard and Kraft Div. (Memphis, TN), has introduced a new line of microflute corrugated mediums and specialty lightweight printing substrates that combine the strength of corrugated with the graphic appeal of bleached board.
As the buying habits of Procter & Gamble, Lever Brothers, Clorox and People's Republic of China go, so goes the U.S. market for recycled packaging materials. Recycling capacity and changes in feedstock play major roles, too.