The environmental problem of plastic pollution is a high concern among a surging eco-conscious global population who are striving to reduce plastic use. When used responsibly, plastic packaging plays a crucial role in mitigating an even more critical problem of food waste.
Green Cell Foam by KTM Industries Inc. has been creating bio-based material for thermal protection and protective packaging applicants for nearly 20 years. The Michigan-based company takes U.S. grown, non-GMO corn and extrudes its starch into foam material.
The ability to custom design corrugated packaging for specific use underlies its versatility and performance in a wide variety of product and distribution scenarios. To design and engineer an efficient and cost-effective package, it is important to understand the package performance requirements of the environment.
Many of today’s newer pharmaceutical formulas require more stringent moisture, light or oxygen protection. Many formulas also are becoming more potent, leading to demand for metered dosing in small tube diameters for low (yet powerful) fill volumes.
Environmentally conscious consumers are looking for packaging that uses fewer resources and less energy than other forms of packaging. Flexible packaging minimizes transport costs between the converter, packager/filler, retailer and end user.
Great packaging tells your customers about your product, your brand and what you stand for, and is a must for anyone producing physical goods for the consumer marketplace. You must get creative with your packaging design to portray the right message to the right people—and you need to attract your target market and get them excited to buy your product. When it comes to packaging food, there are many factors to take into consideration for a successful product.
Chub packaging gains ground as it delivers safe food and longer shelf life.
January 16, 2018
Today's chub packaging for meats simplifies handling for consumers and on the packaging line. When research showed consumers want to minimize contact with raw meat, Cargill added an easy-peel feature to its Our Certified brand of ground beef in one-pound chubs.
We take a look at some of the ways the packaging industry is moving forward with sustainability in this issue. We also cover how one company is dealing with the cardboard shortage, and why some cardboard, namely from pizza boxes, may not need to be tossed into the garbage.