• Cardboard Carriers Deliver for Oslo Brewery

    The new WaveGrip Cardboard Carrier from Berry Global has been selected by Oslo-based Amundsen Brewery, the second largest craft brewery in Norway and one of the fastest growing in the country, to provide a ring carrier solution for its range of beer cans.

  • HexcelPack Develops Protective Paper-Based Wrapping System for Cost-Effective & Sustainable Product Shipping

    Used by the USA’s three leading retailers, HexcelWrap™ cushioning paper ensures product protection and packing simplicity, replacing environmentally-harmful alternatives.

  • IMA DAIRY & FOOD Introduces Tools Ideally Suited For Eco-Conscious Monomaterial Packaging

    Among other benefits, ZERO Technology tools allow food manufacturers to easily break monomaterial multipacks into individual cups – a longstanding obstacle to more eco-friendly packaging.

  • At Pack Expo 2021, MHI To Showcase EAGLE-Omni Deep-Draw Blister Packaging Machine With Enhanced Printer Module

    Versatile module ideal for packaging development,

    rapid prototyping and small-scale production.


    Xaar has completed the acquisition of print systems and printbar specialist FFEI Limited. The deal will accelerate the company’s existing growth strategy and will enable Xaar to capture additional opportunities in vertically integrated solutions.

  • The Complete Guide to Custom Retail Packaging


    The better packaging incorporates more than just a slogan and brand logos. It tells a message and establishes a brand's overall style.

    What to Consider When Designing Custom Packaging

    Customers want to spend money on items that have attractive and well-designed packaging. Cosmetic products, for example, come in beautiful packages designed to entice consumers. The makeup industry is well aware that their female customer can pay a premium for a product with attractive packaging. For this purpose, brands devote so much time and resources to developing innovative and distinctive retail packaging. If you're looking for information about how to make perfect retail packaging for your items, you've come to the right spot. We've compiled a list of all the key things to remember when designing the packaging.

    It may seem challenging, but the first move is to decide about the kind of packaging you can use.

    Some aspects to consider when selecting the packaging

    • Product size
    • Presentation value
    • Functionality
    • Cost
    • Colors
    • Fonts
    • Logo
    • Written Copy
    • Imagery
    • Required marks


    When it comes to e-commerce, excellent personalized packaging will help expand the brand's reach into the virtual realm. It provides the customer with an entertaining and positive experience. It encourages them to make more transactions and entices others to see what the fuss is all about.

    Let's explore seven benefits of custom retail packaging.


    1. Completely Customizable

    You can effectively customize the packaging in accordance with the product and target audience. Your brand will share its tale on its terms with personalized packaging. Customization allows you to shape the background in whatever way you choose. On the exterior, you can say because of the distinct marking on the outer packaging. It's easy to see from the inside thanks to distinctive inner packaging or excited inserts and add-ons.


    Creating a feeling of excitement or making a customer feel unique extends the brand's relationship with them along with their order.


    Regardless of how you choose to design your boxes, containers, bottles, or anything else your goods can come in, you may customize it to suits your product and appeal to your consumers.


    1. Choose the Right Packaging Type

    Guests have a wide range of packaging styles to choose from. You must determine which form of packaging is ideally fitted to your products. For example, liquid goods are typically packaged in a bottle or, in some cases, sachets since this is the most appropriate packaging option. When deciding on a packaging style, keep the product, the competition, and, of course, your budget in mind.


    1. Adding Images /Logo

    By using pictures on your packing boxes, you will attract customers. Obviously, this is only one example. There are various opportunities to add value to your brand by making a small investment in updating your packaging, depending on your market, the goods you offer, or your customer base.

    Consider adding images on-brand patterns and other styles after you've decided what will go on the inside and outside. These help to set the brand apart from the competition. They can also help in attracting interest in the midst of a range of other boxes on the shelf.


    1. Continuous Advertising

    Advertising for the packaging is another significant aspect that influences customer purchasing behavior. Advertising promotes social messages and lifestyles by demonstrating the perfect consumer's status and stimulating social action against the commodity's buying.


    1. Evaluate a Packaging Design

    Evaluate a Packaging Design will also help in retail packaging by using different packaging material, packaging style, and printing technique will raise the sale in products automatically

    so, it's a very effective way to catch the customer by doing some extra to your packaging material


    1. Collect Feedback

    Feedback will help you improve your packaging and stand in the competitive market. Before you finalize your design, you sent this to an audience who has never heard of your name or products. If they have approved your design, you are ready to go.


    All of the steps outlined above will assist you in developing retail packaging that will attract your clients and help your company develop a clear identity in the industry.

    We're happy to help and guide you through the process at Refine packaging,so your design comes out perfect every time.

  • Classy custom paper soap boxes expand your business

    Soap is the most important item of our lives and essential to keep up with hygiene standard. Fascinating custom paper soap boxes elegantly highlight your product in the market. Colorful boxes of soap grab the onlooker’s attention. Your company name on boxes also helps to maintain your soap brand reputation in the competitive market.

  • Toppan Develops Interactive Packages that Connect with NFC-enabled Smartphones


    As the digital shift advances rapidly and consumer behavior changes significantly, it has become increasingly important for businesses to offer optimized services to customers by effectively leveraging consumer touchpoints. This includes enhancing customer and purchasing experiences by making use of smartphones and other digital devices in product marketing. Toppan’s new NFC-enabled packages make it possible to provide a range of interactive customer experiences linked to smartphone apps.

    A wireless NFC-based connection is established when a smartphone is in close proximity to the package. No Bluetooth pairing is required. Pad-type switches embedded in the package allow consumers to enjoy interactive experiences, pressing or tapping to produce sounds or control content on the smartphone screen via a compatible app. LEDs and other additional components can be incorporated into the package to meet needs based on the purpose or conditions of use.

    The structure of input-output devices such as antenna modules and switches can be customized, allowing controller modules to be built into various types of packaging, including gift boxes and other paper-based packages, molded plastic, and corrugated fiberboard.

    Power for the controller is supplied by the smartphone over the wireless NFC connection, eliminating the need to incorporate a battery into the package. This power can also be used to make LEDs embedded in the package light up. The use of NFC means that a high level of security can be provided, for example, by linking to ID authentication systems to ensure that apps and content are only activated when the unique ID of the NFC tag built into the package is verified.

    “These packages are very effective for making the most of touchpoints to provide new experiences to consumers when they purchase products,” said Takamitsu Nakabayashi, senior R&D manager in Toppan’s Security business. “The combination of easily accessible interactive functions and NFC-enabled ID authentication means that this is a solution that provides both outstanding added value and enhanced security for packaging.”

  • Metsä Board achieves again the highest sustainability rating from EcoVadis


    Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is proud to have been awarded again the Platinum level rating by EcoVadis for the company’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility. With a top score of 83/100 Metsä Board is among the highest 1% of companies assessed in the manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard and containers of paper and paperboard.

    EcoVadis assesses companies covering four themes: Metsä Board was in the top 1% of companies for Environment, Labour & Human Rights and Sustainable Procurement and in the top 4% for Ethics.

    “At Metsä Board, responsibility is an integral part of our daily operations – now and in the future. This time I was especially glad about our improved scoring in Sustainable Procurement as the whole value chain is important for leaders in sustainability. We have ambitious sustainability targets for 2030 covering both our own operations and the supply chain. For example, our goal is to achieve 100% fossil free mills with zero fossil CO2 emissions and 100% fossil free raw materials by the end of 2030,” says Mika Joukio, CEO, Metsä Board.

    EcoVadis operates a platform allowing companies to assess the environmental and social performance of its suppliers on a global basis. The methodology and criteria used are in line with international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Global Compact, and ISO 26000.

    Metsä Group

    Metsä Group leads the way in the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, developing bioproducts and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, and tissue and greaseproof papers.

    Metsä Group’s annual sales is approximately EUR 5.5 billion, and we have around 9,200 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forest: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative owned by 100,000 forest owners.

  • Cost-effective entry-level models for Direct web printing


    Direct web printers are used as a means of efficient and reliable printing of films within the packaging machine. In addition to the proven DP 2x0 series, MULTIVAC has now developed two cost-effective entry-level models, the DP 110 and DP 130 direct web printers, where no sacrifices have to be made in terms of optimum hygiene and maximum safety standards. Both models can be installed on all thermoforming packaging machines from the R 0xx to R 5xx series.

    The compact and space-saving design leaves the loading area completely free. Since no enclosure is required due to the stepper motor drives used, this means that access to the printer is quick and easy.

    Printing technology

    There are three different printing technologies available, thermal transfer, inkjet and thermal inkjet, all of which provide a reliable printing process. Users of MULTIVAC TTO (thermal transfer) printers also benefit from cost savings in ink ribbon consumption. These printers can be turned through 90 degrees, so that they can print in both the pack running direction and across the packs. This means that the most advantageous print direction for ink ribbon consumption can always be selected.

    Uniform operating concept

    All MULTIVAC direct web printers are specially designed for the particular packaging machine, and they therefore form a perfect unit as regards design and controls. The shifting indexers as well as the MULTIVAC printers can be operated directly via the control terminal of the packaging machine. The operating parameters are saved via recipe management and automatically transferred at every batch change. This ensures that there is rapid conversion to other products and pack sizes, which in turn provides a high level of line availability.

    If MULTIVAC printers are used, operators also benefit from automatic print layout management via the MULTIVAC HMI control terminal. When the recipe for a particular product is called up, the correct print layout is also loaded automatically. Operating errors can therefore be prevented from the start.

    Perfectly coordinated consumable materials

    So that the optimum printing results are achieved, MULTIVAC offers a comprehensive range of consumable materials, which is constantly being expanded. All the materials meet the highest quality standards and are perfectly tailored to the particular printing system.

    New to the range is the MULTIVAC Standard Plus XL thermal transfer ribbon, which achieves a running length of up to 1,200 metres thanks to the reduced thickness of the carrier material. This means that the number of necessary roll changes is reduced, which in turn reduces downtime and increases the efficiency of the packaging line.

    If however there are greater demands in terms of cycle output and printing accuracy, MULTIVAC is still able to offer the DP 2x0 direct web printers for all models of MULTIVAC thermoforming packaging machines. Their modular concept ensures that the widest possible range of technical and commercial requirements are met perfectly.

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