There were 27 winners, including six student award winners, selected as recipients of a 2020 AmeriStar Package Award, one of the packaging industry’s most prestigious design awards programs,produced by IoPP, The Institute of Packaging Professionals.
Amcor, a global leader in packaging, collaborated with Nestlé to launch the world’s first recyclable flexible retort pouch. The new high-barrier pouch, using Amcor’s AmLite HeatFlex Recyclable solution, will first appear in stores in the Netherlands this month.
The WD-40 Specialist ® line (launched in 2011) of professional-grade lubricants, penetrants, greases, cleaners and degreasers, and rust-management solutions, has an opportunity to be identified on the shelves faster by end users wiith new packaging.
Sustainability is an important topic for brands and converters, and this applies to paper, film, plastic and any product on the market. Pressure-sensitive labels play a big part in sustainability. Although over the years there has been a reduction in paper use, companies are still looking for ways to better enable recycling.
Acucote, a solutions-oriented pressure-sensitive adhesive coating manufacturer, has introduced WOff, a Wash Off Adhesive, a water-based formula that provides debonding of non-recyclable label materials from PET and glass containers, making them recoverable.
The bottles are made with 50% post-consumer recycled plastic, and the dosing ball previously provided with every bottle has been removed, reducing the amount of virgin plastic by 1,000 tonnes annually.
The Better With Less – Design Challenge had an international jury including packaging design experts from various fields related to packaging, design, brand strategy and innovation. After the judging concluded and the finalists chosen, a roundtable panel discussed what they saw as well as the challenges facing the packaging community.
Whenever I see toys packaged in blind box packaging, it reminds me of collecting trading cards as a kid and that feeling of wanting the entire set, but knowing the likelihood of that happening was directly tied to how much allowance money I was willing to invest.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies, we share an article about a popular men’s wellness brand, finding an ecommerce partner for growth and control of your products, PACK EXPO Show coverage, a chocolate factory that found the right system for its bars, a Q&A with two companies on sanitary equipment and making the switch to aluminum.