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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsor: Klöckner Pentaplast October 15, 2012 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

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FEATURED ARTICLE

Learn from package design hits and misses

Research firm Perception Research Services recently reviewed its database of past package design projects, to identify key drivers of success—and failure. Specifically, their objective was to understand why some initiatives failed to meet expectations and to identify systematic patterns that were limiting success. This article shares key themes from this analysis, along with several recommendations for improving the packaging ROI.

A review of the final FTC ‘Green Guide’ revisions

The final Green Guides implement many of the changes proposed in 2010, including the caution against making general environmental claims and the use of unqualified certifications and seals...

Three trends in controls

Packaging World editor Pat Reynolds talks with Rick Lidington, president at packaging machinery OEM FMS Packaging Systems, a member of the Ilapack Group, about what he sees in the way of new things in controls...

Supply chain track and trace—how close are we?

A lack of federal or global guidelines on track and trace and e-pedigree leaves more questions than answers...

Nine steps for picking palletizing equipment

Consider these nine tips and trends, including issues relating to safety, hybrid solutions, and budgeting, when considering a palletizing equipment purchase...

VIDEO
Featured Video
Whimsical hard cider packs tell a tale
Oliver Winery adds a 250-mL aluminum can to its Beanblossom Hard Cider brand, known for its humorous and lively artwork that depicts quirky characters from “Beanblossom.”
UPCOMING EVENTS:

InterBev 2012
Attend North America's premier beverage event featuring 250 exhibitors and 2500 attendees at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV, October 16-18.

PACK EXPO International 2012
With an expanded focus on processing and integrated processing-packaging systems, PACK EXPO International 2012 offers business solutions to stay ahead of the curve. This year's event is at Chicago's McCormick Place, October 28-31.

 

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