Cartonboard converters are challenged to balance cost with creating a high-quality package that offers visual appeal while protecting its contents. For carton converters, lightweighting material is a simple solution to maximize sustainability while minimizing costs.
The European Union (EU) aims to levy measures to reduce plastic waste, including a new packaging law that regulates product responsibility for packaging much more stringently, aims to promote the consideration of environmental impact already during design and make it tangible in the price.
A whopping one third – 1.3 billion tons – of the food produced for human consumption worldwide is lost every year. Americans throw out about 40% of the food they produce annually, the equivalent of $165 billion.
In most grocery stores today, customers are advised not to go empty-handed to do their weekly shopping: reusable bags are the order of the day. Customers who cannot bring their own reusable bags should buy one to take home their purchases.
Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas offers solutions for organic and natural brand- a Q&A with Sean Hael marketing and sales manager for Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America.
September 17, 2017
Brand owners of organic and natural foods face particular challenges in keeping their products from spoiling without preservatives and additives. Consumers who buy organic have the expectation of “clean” products that are also fresh and shelf-stable.
Organic and wellness products are growing in popularity across the global food and beverage industry and the United States in particular. As consumers become increasingly health-conscious, they are opting for more natural foods that are free of artificial ingredients as well as protein composites like gluten, either for dietary reasons or to align with their changing beliefs as to what constitutes ‘healthy’ foods.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!