NACD's best packages highlighted

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Feature Article

Authentication that also engages consumers

Technology once viewed exclusively as a means of brand protection and authentication is now seen as a dynamic new way to communicate with consumers.
Package Case Study

Contemporizing a classic brand, with a 10% sales spike

 It is possible for a flagging iconic brand to become relevant again to consumers.
Feature Article

Specialized rework: D-I-Y or bid it externally?

‘Under the radar’ packaging services require product manufacturers to decide whether to do the work internally or use a contract packager. Consider each cost factor carefully before deciding, says, Bill McNeil, president of Premier Packaging.
Machine Product Brief

A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case flap relaxer

A-B-C’s Model 36C flap memory relaxer eliminates flap pop-up during palletizing, assisting container manufacturers that ship in unsealed reshipper cases, and packagers that close packed cases for warehousing, but require the flexibility to reopen the flaps to assemble specialty packs.

Amazon identifies frustration-free packaging

The online retailer addresses consumer frustrations through Web pages featuring users' videos and photos, recommendations—and those packages that draw consumers' ire.

Green packaging in Europe: the view from the U.K.

In the U.K., as elsewhere in Europe, an analytical, holistic approach to sustainable packaging has taken root.
An 18-head, 36-axis dual phase rotary servo filler (left in this view of monobloc filler-capper) from PneumaticScaleAngelus.

'Swirl' filling makes a splash with consumers

Swirl filling -- the latest consumer packaging innovation from PneumaticScaleAngelus – generates shelf presence.
Materials Product Brief

Glass-like clear polymer

Invista has developed Polyclear® Crystal™ PET 3302, a polymer with glass-like clarity for food, beverage, and beauty product packaging.
Package Case Study

Dawn's dual-product package differentiates brand

Packagers unwilling to invest in innovative, smart packaging will be the ones whose products are left on the shelf, advises smart packaging consultant Dr. Paul Butler.


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