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Brew up New Branding and Labels to Stand Out in the Crowd

April 19, 2019

By Gary Paulin and Mark Lusky How do you set yourself apart amid a sea of craft beers and ever-more-creative labels and packaging? According to a December 2018 USA Today article, “Small and independently owned breweries, or craft breweries, were making about 5 percent more beer at the middle of 2018 than the year before…” With…


BW Integrated Systems Hires Industry Veteran Fausto Savazzi

February 22, 2019

BW Integrated Systems, a Barry-Wehmiller packaging company, has hired packaging industry veteran, Fausto Savazzi, as vice president.


SureHandle PET Bottle: Pretium

February 19, 2019

Pretium Packaging is targeting the specialty beverage market with its amber-colored growler alternative of its 64-ounce SureHandle™ polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container.


Global Polyethylene Naphthalate Market size to exceed $1.8 bn by 2024

February 18, 2019

The polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) market size is set to surpass $1.8 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.


Avery Dennison and Everledger Bring Authenticated Provenance Tracking on Blockchain to Wine Industry

January 31, 2019

Avery Dennison Corporate has collaborated with Everledger in developing end-to-end traceability and provenance solutions for the wine and spirits industry.


2019 Food and Beverage Trends: Grocery Shoppers Expect More from Packaging

December 20, 2018

Study by EcoFocus Worldwide identifies four opportunities for brands to leverage packaging in their innovation process. MEMPHIS, TN | Evergreen Packaging released a white paper, “2019 Food and Beverage Packaging Trends,” based on data from the annual EcoFocus Trend Study, which forecasts key trends that will shape the U.S. food and beverage industries in the…


WaveGrip G1 Streamlines Manufacturing for Tupps Brewery

November 30, 2018

MCKINNEY, TX | WaveGrip’s innovative multi-packing G1 applicator is helping Tupps Brewery streamline its manufacturing process while also providing a sustainable, environmentally friendly solution to the multi-packing of its beer cans. The G1 applicator from WaveGrip was the perfect choice for Tupps Brewery thanks to a top speed of 100 cans-per-minute (cpm), full automation and…


Online Holiday Shopping Reigns Supreme – but what happens to all those boxes?

November 30, 2018

By Rachel Kenyon, vice president, Fibre Box Association (FBA) Shoppers’ growing dependence on e-commerce to deliver the products they want, directly to their homes, is creating an evolution in America’s holiday shopping traditions. Amazon continues to lead the pack in online sales (though Walmart is closing the gap in some categories). This year, 81 percent…


Multi-Conveyor Builds Conveyor for Bottle Capper Rejects

November 14, 2018

WINNECONNE, WI |  Multi-Conveyor recently built a series of stainless steel, mostly washdown constructed conveyors for a bottle capper reject application. A 42″ long straight running table top chain conveyor was built to accept rejected bottles of a liquid food product that will be dispensed onto a 36″ stainless steel rotary accumulation table. The accepting tabletop…


Keeping it Personal: Each Package is Different

November 14, 2018

Keeping it Personal: Soft, Strong, Thick or Thin, Each Package Has a Different Spec By Christine Pietryla Wetzler, editor When I was at Pack Expo back in October, I met with Will Cannon, industrial national accounts manager for Glue Dots International who walked me through their product line and shared some of the individualized ways…


Packaging Satisfaction Increases Nearly 50 Percent as Brands Respond to Consumer Preferences

November 13, 2018

By: Alison Kim, senior director of strategic marketing, WestRock The relationship between brands, retailers and consumers has evolved significantly since WestRock began tracking consumer satisfaction with packaging in 2013.  While plenty has changed over the past six year in how consumers shop – consider the rise in e-commerce – our research shows that Packaging Matters…


Inkjet, Inc. Introduces MacroCode Large Character DOD Printing System

November 12, 2018

WILLIS, TX | InkJet, Inc. has recently introduced its MacroCode Large Character Drop on Demand (DOD) printing system that is suitable for use in a wide range of industrial printing applications in all types of environments and substrates. The MacroCode printing system offers the fastest print speed available on the market at 575 feet per minute…


upakovka Returns in 2019

November 8, 2018

upakovka 2019, Russia’s most important trade fair for the packaging sector and related processing industries, will take place at the AO Expocentre Krasnaja Presnja exhibition center in Moscow from January 29 – February 1, 2019. The range of exhibits will cover the entire value chain for the target groups of food, beverages, confectionery products and baked goods…


CASE STUDY: Douglas Machine Inc. Provides Dairy with Quicker Speeds and Gentler Handling

October 18, 2018

Douglas Machine Inc. detailed in a compelling press release its integrated solution designed and created for an iconic dairy brand that has been part of the American grocery landscape since before the civil war. This brand was the first company to develop a patent for the process of condensing milk as well as the first…


SanTan Brewing Builds Business in Ardagh Cans

October 10, 2018

MoonJuice IPA becoming the fastest growing brand in the SanTan portfolio is now packaged in larger, 24 oz. cans.


Wynwood Brewing Co. Unveils New Brand Packaging in Time for Five Year Anniversary

June 22, 2018

Miami’s first production craft brewery pays homage to its family heritage, eclectic arts neighborhood, and city history with new packaging designs across its core portfolio Shortly after unveiling a refreshed logo earlier this year, Wynwood Brewing Company proudly reveals a bold design change for its brand packaging. Sharing a preview into the design update, Wynwood’s…


Wavegrip’s G1 Applicator Heads Due South to Florida

June 18, 2018

WaveGrip’s (www.wave-grip.com) G1 multi-packing applicator is helping Florida brewery, Due South Brewing Co. to pack its range of canned craft beer much more efficiently and cost-effectively. Based just outside of West Palm Beach, Due South was the first full production craft brewery in South Florida and currently operates a 27,000 sqft brewery and taproom. Producing…


Absolut® Goes Red, White & Blue with New Limited-Edition Bottle

May 22, 2018

Absolut® unveils the summer’s best-dressed party favor – the limited-edition Absolut America bottle. Perfectly suited for any backyard barbecue or firework festival, Absolut America is bringing people together to celebrate, and support, America the beautiful – with the help of a national community improvement nonprofit organization, Keep America Beautiful. Painted in red, white and blue,…


Craft Brewer Oskar Blues and Dow Collaborate on Printed Collation Shrink Packaging

May 7, 2018

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (dowpackaging.com) a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is collaborating with craft beer brewer Oskar Blues along with plastics converter Berry Global (berryglobal.com) and Ampacet (ampacet.com) – a leader in color masterbatch technologies – to produce the industry’s first printed collation shrink packaging in the United States for the…


TricorBraun Helps Dulce Vida Spirits Become a Shelf Standout

April 17, 2018

Before Austin-based Dulce Vida Spirits launched its fruit-infused flavored tequilas, the company needed a packaging partner to manage the enormous undertaking of changing the height of its glass bottle. Prime retail shelf location provided for approximately 13.5 inches; Dulce Vida’s stock bottle, with the cork, stood at nearly 14 inches tall. “Due to the height,…