Lindy Hughson, managing editor PKN Packaging News (Australia), was one of the packaging journalists from the International Packaging Press Organization (IPPO) who recently joined Packaging World VP Editor Pat Reynolds at Tokyo Pack. In this video Hughson shows which packages caught her eye during an IPPO tour of an Aeon supermarket.
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At the Crown Packaging booth, a great deal of emphasis was placed on a retail-ready packaging concept that Crown calls the Barritt Box. In-store presentation is clean and tidy. Perhaps more important is how easily the in-store personnel are able to remove the top of this package from the tray of primary packs and place the tray on its retail shelf.
Developed by Blisspack Co. Ltd., this blister pack involves a proprietary easy-cut technology using special knives to create a small tear strip in the lidding material near the top of the container. Once this strip has been torn, the package contents can be dispensed. Then, thanks to the intricate yet user-friendly design of the container, the top of the package can be folded so tightly that no product can escape.
Case packing at E-Commerce distribution centers is complicated by the wide variety of case sizes that must be filled, closed, and sealed. This system from B+ Equipment, represented in the U.S. by Sealed Air, is a clever solution.
Growing in popularity in the Japanese marketplace is this single-serve coffee concept developed by Fuso International. A tandem machine is fed two rolls of material and out the other end comes a coffee pouch inside a secondary package of metallized polyester.