Smart Balance & Earth Balance spreads switch to square packaging over round and saving 50% in space
May 29, 2013
Boulder Brands is introducing innovative square packaging for its Smart Balance and Earth Balance buttery spreads. The industry-first switch from round to square packaging will save more than 50 percent in dairy case and warehouse space, but will result in no change in product price, weight, volume and ingredients.
The international community agrees: food waste is a problem of global proportion. The widespread inefficiencies caused by food waste highlight the need for packaging that prevents spoilage and extends shelf life, while still protecting the flavor and quality that consumers count on and providing the convenience they need. The metal can is an ideal format to help brands achieve these goals, proving its value as a waste prevention tool.
Product protection is a must for food and beverage packages, and companies are working hard to make sure that their products are safe and protected for the end-user. Tamper evident bands, sleeves and seals are designed to prevent the improper opening of a product, which could cause damage to the product and brand reputation.
The inspection of hot sauce bottles ensures proper labeling 360-degree inspection of Tabasco bottles aids in quality control.
May 8, 2013
Tabasco® brand products have been made by McIlhenny Company on Avery Island, LA, since 1868. The company is extremely quality-minded about everything from aging its product for up to three years to making sure every label is correct, straight and in the right position on the bottle.
The recycling of rigid plastics, excluding bottles, climbed 13% in 2011 to reach at least 934 million pounds for the year, and U.S. consumers with local access to recycle all non-bottle rigid plastics shot from 40% to 57% between 2011 and 2012, according to a pair of reports released today at the Plastics Recycling Conference.
A next-generation liquid dispensing and delivery system featuring a collapsible rigid liner inside a bottle will be changing the way sensitive chemicals and other products are delivered. Known as BrightPak, the system is the brainchild of ATMI, Inc., a leader in packaging solutions for specialty liquid materials.
Pure Ally introduces Kwass’Up, a malted non-alcoholic beverage with uncommonly invigorating properties. This unusual soft drink, made with only natural flavors, contains less sugar and calories than traditional sodas and sports drinks. Kwass’Up has been described by testers as “far more refreshing” than typical soft drinks.
The January 2020 Packaging Strategies offers a culmination of tips and best practices in “Best Practices for Packaging Line Optimization,” and the 2020 Packaging Design Forecast, along with articles on fiber laser marking, HMIs with a more human touch, rigid plastic sustainability and more!