• Tips For Designing The Packaging That Contains Your Products

    There was a time when product packaging was just that—a packaging. But while its primary function is to wrap and keep products clean and intact, it has evolved into something more. Your product container represents your brand. It's your identity in the middle of the immeasurable sea of commerce and it can spell your business success or failure. 

  • Unique Kraft Boxes in Wholesale | Best Packaging Solution

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    In today's world, you will find multiple types of boxes for the packaging of your product. There are a lot of options that you can choose from such as cardboard boxes, Kraft paper boxes, etc. however the most popular and widely accepted type of boxes is Kraft boxes. There are multiple reasons behind choosing a Kraft paper box rather than the other options. You can get unique Kraft boxes wholesale that will help you save some money on the packaging. These kraft boxes are obtained from the pulp of the pine trees that makes them more user friendly. They are also available in many different sizes and shapes as per your demand.

    If you want to go a little extra with your packaging you can get some very unique Kraft boxes wholesale. That will increase the value of your products and make them stand out from the rest. If you are done with the boring old-fashioned boxes you should go for the unique kraft paper boxes. They are very good for usage in the food industry. As they don’t go through bleaching during the processing of the kraft paper. This makes them best for packaging edible items. This way your edible items will be chemical-free and secure from many harmful environmental factors such as dust and dirt and harmful allergens in the air. They provide the best protection against shocks and jolts during the shipping process so if you are planning to ship your products you should prefer these boxes.

    There are numerous advantages of getting kraft boxes for your packaging that we will discuss in this article.

    Environment friendly

    These unique kraft boxes in wholesale are very eco-friendly. In fact, these are the most eco-friendly boxes that you will find in the market. They can be recycled again and again to get the same quality boxes. This will reduce the harm that is caused to the environment when cutting trees. The material for the production of the kraft paper boxes is obtained from the pinewood pulp that is widely available.

    Best quality boxes

    These are the best quality boxes that you can find in the market for your products. So, if your product is pricey and you want premium packaging for your products you should go with the kraft boxes. unique shaped kraft boxes are very popular for packaging premium products. They can fight off many environmental challenges such as moisture. Heat and shocks as well. These are the kind of things that can affect the products inside and if the product is going to stay longer in the packaging you should get the best packaging for your products. This way you can deliver your products to the consumers in their original shape.

    They will easily protect any item you put in the box. And if you are shipping edible items in these boxes, they will stay fresh for longer. Suppose if you are delivering a pie to a place. if you use kraft boxes it will absorb the extra heat and the moisture. This will keep the pie fresh for longer. This will prevent the pie from getting soggy and you would not want to deliver soggy pies to your customers.

    Custom kraft boxes

    Kraft boxes can be made in many different shapes and you can decorate them in many different ways. You can find unique kraft boxes in wholesale at RSF Packaging which are great for getting customer attention. There are numerous classes of kraft boxes and surely you will find one suitable for your products. These boxes are widely used in cosmetics, soaps, food items, and gift items. You get multiple choices for your packaging. That is what makes it the best for packaging. They are compatible with any kind of product you want to package.

    Exciting designs on the packaging will help your product pop out from the rest. And it is a better idea to get some exceptional designs on the box. So that it will attract maximum attention and your sales will go up. Get unique kraft boxes in wholesale for your business today. Buying in wholesale will save you some money compared to buying in small quantities. Kraft boxes are the best solution for your packaging problems.

     

  • Coca-Cola is partnering with Danish startup Paboco to develop a 100% paper bottle

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    The first-generation prototype consists of a paper shell with a 100% recycled plastic closure and liner inside. The next step, Franssen, says, is to create a paper bottle without the plastic liner.

    Franssen’s team is conducting extensive lab testing at The Coca-Cola Company’s Brussels-based R&D center to assess how the paper bottle performs, holds up and protects its contents while refrigerated and in other scenarios.

    Paper bottles – which Paboco believes have potential for use with sparkling and still beverages, and other consumer goods sectors such as cosmetics – must adhere to the same stringent safety and quality standards as other food and beverage packaging.

    Potential Breakthrough in Packaging Circularity

    Michael Michelsen, business development manager at Paboco, said the project is still in its initial stages of development. “We’re focused on several different development areas, which all tie back to our vision of creating a 100% recyclable and bio-based bottle,” he said. “This has potential to be a real breakthrough in circularity for the industry, unearthing huge potential in how packaging is designed, produced and used by consumers.”

    Michelsen added, “Changing an industry requires progress in increments and a push for sustainable change. The paper bottle concept remains a work in progress, and being able to truly evolve and scale to meet producer and consumer demand is one of the critical challenges to overcome.”

    Coca-Cola is among a small group of “pioneer” companies – with expertise in beverage production and marketing, as well as packaging material, design and technology – working to explore the paper bottle concept with Paboco (short for The Paper Bottle Company).

    The paper bottle concept supports The Coca-Cola Company’s World Without Waste sustainable packaging goal to collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one it sells by 2030, while substantially reducing use of virgin packaging materials and using only 100% recyclable packaging materials. Achieving this vision requires investment in innovation and collaboration with partners to drive collection, recycling and sustainable design.

  • Dorset Tea launches new green packaging campaign to save marine life

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    Dorset Tea, which has the slogan 'a cup of sunshine', is working in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society to raise awareness of the impact of littering along the coastline and to encourage local residents to reduce their use of single-use plastic.

    The sustainable teabags, which will be launched tomorrow, are called The Sunshine Blend and the packaging will be fully recyclable. The company has removed the plastic wrap and gold lettering on the outer packaging as well as the inner foil bags.

    Phoebe Double, brand manager at Dorset Tea, said: "At Dorset Tea, we love the planet as much as we love a good cup of tea, so we have been working hard to make sure our products respect the environment.

    "It has been challenging, but we are very happy to announce that, as of October 13, all of our products will be packaged in environmentally friendly packaging.

    "Our special recyclable boxes are not wrapped in plastic and keep the teabags fresh without a foil bag and our biodegradable teabags can be popped into your council food waste bin after usage.

    "To celebrate the changes, we are partnering with the Marine Conservation Society to highlight the importance of keeping our marine environment free from litter."

    Sanjay Mitra, corporate partnerships manager at the Marine Conservation Society, said: "The Marine Conservation Society is delighted to be partnering with Dorset Tea's sunshine blend and to see them removing single-use plastics from their products.

    "Single-use plastics are hugely damaging for our beautiful marine environment and we applaud Dorset Tea's efforts to minimise their impact."

    The organisations are also working in partnership with some Dorset schools to teach children the importance of looking after our planet and being sustainable.

    Sanjay said: "We're also thrilled to be working with Dorset Tea on an education project using curriculum-linked resources at schools in Dorset.

    "Reaching schoolchildren is a hugely important part of our work to educate and inspire future generations to take good care of our environment."

  • Protein-rich juice hits Colombian shelves in Amcor PET bottle

    We relied on Amcor as an important partner to deliver an innovative packaging solution that meets the performance test of this new functional beverage,” said Alejandor Gaviria, General Manager of Frudelca. Nutrea/Frudelca is a joint venture between Frudelca, a leading juice supplier, and Nutrea, a food and beverage company. Amcor is a pioneer in the development of PET heat-set technology, which allows beverages to be filled at temperatures up to 185°F (85°C) to ensure product quality and extended shelf life.

  • J&J Green Paper Tech Creates Compostable Coated Paper for Food Packaging

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    J&J Green Paper’s technology, Janus, provides coated paper that can be custom-shaped and creates moisture resistance equivalent to petroleum-coated products. The paper is recyclable, compostable and made with zero petroleum additives, making it safe for composting with no chemical footprint.

    In addition to enabling production of fully compostable and environmentally friendly food packaging products, the technology will allow for an alternative to wasteful K-cup coffee pods.

    Seventy-eight million tons of plastic packaging  is produced annually, and more than half of that is destined to become single-use products, such as plastic bottles, straws and food containers, according to Plastic Oceans International. Increasingly, consumers and businesses are choosing to buy, produce and supply products with less packaging or plastic-free packaging.

    Major food products companies like Kraft, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s and Burger King are leading the charge and beginning to understand the value of adopting pro-environmental solutions, despite their longstanding history of using plastics in their consumer goods. Many of these market leaders have pledged to immediately reduce their use of single use plastics to help impede the tide of trash, but to date, the available alternatives to plastic are limited, expensive or hard to produce.

    The company says it is in talks with several international companies regarding the use of J&J technology for packaging, and deals are expected to be announced throughout 2021.

    Last summer, J&J Green Paper licensed its proprietary formula to CST Green Resources Limited (CST) of Hong Kong in a deal with undisclosed terms. CST plans to manufacture paper products using J&J’s breakthrough technology in facilities in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore with plans for eventual distribution throughout the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.

    The CST licensing deal is projected to replace 50,000 tons of polyethylene during the first year with the expectation of reaching 300,000 tons by year three.

  • Packaging at High Altitude

    PROJECT OBJECTIVES

    Create a cup that would maintain its composition with changes in altitude. Prevent a "pop" when the consumer opened the product for consumption.

    CHALLENGES

    Determining pressure points and manipulating materials so that the deformation would offset pressure at the desired point in high altitude conditions.

  • Morton Salt Pours on the Flavor in New Packaging

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    Morton Salt, one of America’s favorite and most enduring brands, has debuted a fresh new look for its packaging to bring more flavor to its entire lineup of retail products. The eye-catchingly bold and contemporary design refreshes the iconic brand that consumers have known and loved for generations, while making Morton’s products more shoppable in today’s dynamic digital and in-store environment.

    “Morton Salt has been part of hearts and homes all across America for more than a century,” says Denise Lauer, Chief Marketing Officer, Morton Salt, Inc. “As we continue to expand our brand and product portfolio, it is imperative to evolve our packaging for the future with more modern cues and a design system that helps consumers understand the variety, benefits, and versatility we have to offer across our culinary and home care categories.”

    For the project, Morton partnered with creative agency, Chase Design Group, which developed a premium visual design that showcases brand colors, striking geometric angles, and sans serif type to help make the packaging easier for consumers to navigate on shelf. The design system is anchored by the beloved Morton Salt Girl and a quality seal that highlights the company’s origins, which date back to 1848. In addition, Morton’s new packaging graphics feature more educational content about salt usage and carry the How2Recycle label to help consumers properly recycle the packaging.

    Says Clark Goolsby, Chief Creative Officer, Chase Design Group, New York, “We successfully combined Morton’s iconic brand assets with clean typography and bold graphic shapes to create a design system that celebrates Morton’s rich history while feeling relevant to today’s consumers.”

    The contemporized new design stretches across Morton’s entire retail portfolio, spanning both culinary and home care products, including Morton Kosher Salt, Sea Salt, and Himalayan Pink Salt, Morton Water Softener Salt, Pool Salt, and Ice Melt products, and more.

    To support the rollout of its new packaging look, Morton will launch an integrated marketing campaign that includes in-store, digital, and social media activations, as well as public relations and influencer programs. In addition, Morton is releasing a new augmented reality experience that can be activated on select culinary salts featuring the new packaging design. The experience will enable consumers to engage with the Morton brand in several fun and educational ways, the company says.

    “As consumers continue to spend more time at home cooking and bring new digital tools and technology into the kitchen, this is the perfect time to deliver an all-new experience with the Morton brand,” says Lauer. “Consumers can simply scan the QR code on specially marked Morton culinary products, then choose from various augmented reality experiences, including interactions with our new packaging, recipe content, and the Morton Salt Girl.”

    And in keeping with Morton Salt’s mission to Erase Food Waste, the AR experience will provide recipe inspiration based on ingredients that consumers already have on hand at home, so they can make the most of mealtime with Morton.

  • REUSABLE PET BOTTLES FOR MINERAL WATER

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    It’s considered a design classic in Germany and has won numerous awards since it was introduced in 1969. And it’s said that virtually every German citizen has held one in their hands at some point. We’re talking about what's commonly known as the ‘pearl bottle’ for mineral water, which is made by Genossenschaft Deutscher Brunnen. This cooperative has been one of ALPLA’s customers in Germany since June 2020. The global expert in innovative plastic packaging produces the reusable PET bottle and the preforms needed for this at its site in Vlotho-Exter.

    Pool system for water bottles

    Genossenschaft Deutscher Brunnen e.G. (GDB) is a purchasing cooperative with approximately 180 members. It accounts for a good third of total sales in the market of German mineral water producers. GDB provides mineral water producers with everything they need for their operations and organises reusables pools that currently comprise more than a billion bottles and 100 million crates. Within these, there are approximately equal quantities of reusable PET and reusable glass bottles.

    This pool management is not only a central service of GDB for its members – it also engenders significant benefits for the consumers and for the environment. Within the pool system, various bottling companies all over Germany use the same bottles and crates. This means the consumers can take empty bottles back to virtually any supermarket. It also reduces the amount of bottle sorting that the retail partners have to do. The supermarkets then return the empties to the nearest bottling company, where they are washed and refilled. Compared with stand-alone reusables systems, the pool system cuts transport distances, reduces the number of lorries on the roads and lowers carbon emissions.

    Life cycle assessments of reusable packaging units

    Anyone who has been following the latest discussions surrounding the topic of climate change will know that transport and mobility in general are important levers for achieving climate targets. The pool systems mentioned above are the reason why these bottles are considered more environmentally friendly than the individual reusable bottles of different bottling companies. But what environmental impact do PET bottles have exactly?

    To find out, ALPLA commissioned the independent consultancy company c7-consult with producing a life cycle assessment of mineral water bottles made of PET and glass in Germany in November 2019 in line with ISO 14044. This analysis considers the environmental impacts of 13 different packaging units for mineral water in two sales models, namely local and nationwide distribution. The life cycle assessment delivered the following results:

    • The higher the proportion of recyclates in PET bottles, the lower the environmental impacts of the packaging. This is obviously the case both for single-use and reusable solutions.

    • GDB’s reusable PET bottles perform the best across all the different environmental impacts. Being pool bottles, they benefit from covering the shortest return distances as they can be returned to and refilled by any of the cooperative’s members.

    • Reusable PET bottles always perform better than reusable glass bottles.

    • The lower the weight of the packaging in relation to its filling volume, the lower the environmental impacts.

    • A life cycle assessment for packaging in Austria which c7-consult and ALPLA presented in Vienna back in April 2019 delivered very similar results. Here, too, the reusable PET bottle made entirely of recycled materials came out on top by having the lowest environmental impacts. In comparison, single-use glass bottles were ranked bottom in the study, as they have the greatest environmental impacts.

    • In view of this, ALPLA is especially delighted to have secured GDB as a customer and therefore to have been awarded the first significant reusables contract in Germany.

    • Increasing the proportion of recyclates in reusable packaging too

    • Our aim is to offer the best and most sustainable packaging solution for each product and market, and to then continue to improve them. For example, we have increased the proportion of recyclates in reusable PET bottles from 10 per cent to as much as 30 per cent. We can envisage a self-contained recycling cycle for reusable PET bottles or for these bottles’ caps in the future. In this area, ALPLA boasts expertise not only as a producer of bottles and caps, but also as a recycler.

    • We will conclude with some clarification regarding the frequently discussed topic of the ‘refill rates’ of reusable packaging units. The bottles manufactured in Vlotho-Exter are required to last for at least 15 trips, with a figure of 25 being a realistic assumption to make. And even when a bottle is withdrawn at the end of its life cycle, it can be recycled and the material can be turned into new packaging units, including reusable PET bottles.

  • Quip Launches Refillable Gum That Looks Like The Adulting Version Of A Pez Dispenser

    If you listen to podcasts, you’ve probably heard of the direct-to-consumer dental care brand Quip

    The low-cost, easy-to-use smart brush helps customers use proper technique for the recommended brushing time. The brand has since brought the same convenience and thoughtful design to other oral care products like its refillable dental floss pick, which also reduces plastic waste. Now, Quip has introduced dentist-approved chewing gum, using the same refillable concept, extending the brand’s presence in the oral hygiene market.

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