It might soon get easier to be OK with the 510(k).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its annual report for 2009 on municipal solid waste (MSW) in the U.S., which includes a wealth of information on national recycling and composting trends.
Necco Sweethearts have been an American favorite since 1902, but even the most iconic confectionery can benefit from a packaging upgrade.
It's the largest packaging show in the world and will unveil a number of new pavilions, including a Save Food congress developed in cooperation with the UN.
Consumers are showing a keen interest in this tray-style packaging concept for sliced, shingled cheese. It's all about ease of use and convenient re-closeability.
The Hawaiian maker of craft beers expects to double production volume in 2011, and a new can carrier applicator is helping to dramatically increase line speed and cut costs.
Rx-to-OTC switches, and a shift of top execs from CPGs to retailers, increase the emphasis on package design to help store brands gain greater market share.
Notable advances in sustainability, shelf impact, laser micro-perforation, and shelf life extension are all on display in the Flexible Packaging Association's Gold Award winners.
This manufacturer of thermoformers and trim presses finds multiple benefits in its newly developed PLC-based controls platform.
The newest bottled water line at Ice River Springs blows and fills 1,200 half-liter bottles/min for private-label customers that include Walmart and Loblaw.
Leading provider of protein salads, cooked meats, and sauces doubles productivity, improves versatility, and reduces packaging failure with new bulk-liquid packaging system.
The drugstore chain's private-brand sales double as redesigned stores, repositioned brands, and feels-like-home package designs win back New Yorkers with 'attitude.'
Product concept and package structure remain strong companions, and some recent packages take it further through waste minimization or added convenience.
If you're looking for package design and branding ideas, or even inspiration for your creative team, this year's FUSE: Design & Culture | Branding Identity & Packaging conference will provide a variety of topics to meet your needs.
A brand extension can make sense in a hot category when the objective is to find new consumers and build sales.
Microsoft is synonymous with product innovation. Now the company is innovating through packaging as well by integrating product development with package development. A great recent example is the December 2010 introduction of the Arc Touch Mouse.
The Chinese packaging market is projected to surpass the U.S. packaging market volume by 2015. With the attention this news has attracted, packaging manufacturers may be overlooking equally attractive opportunities in another BRIC country, Brazil.