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Evaluating flexible film options for food packaging

Explore new materials and options

Flexible films have created innovative, exciting possibilities for food packaging. From pouches to sachets to label design, they bring flexibility in more than one way. But they can bring you even more than just new potential for design and display. They can even improve customer experience, raise revenue, and lower waste. Now that’s flexibility AND functionality.

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Why do consumers love transparent labeling?

Consumer preference for transparent labeling in food packaging is a growing trend. Learn more about the benefits it offers to brands who want to showcase their food product.

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Starch-based, compostable e-comm panels maintain cold chain

The food and beverage industry has lagged other products in e-commerce adoption since the cold chain is hard to maintain and their packaging is often not sustainable. However, new cold chain packaging solutions are heating up.

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How Sonos and Veritiv raised the bar on premium, sustainable packaging

A top-of-the-line sound experience company wanted to deliver a premium unboxing experience that made no sacrifices on sustainability. Find out how Veritiv partnered with the Sonos team to develop a fully curbside recyclable package for the new Roam speaker.

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A solution to the small-item-in-a-big-box problem

The wider availability of a durable, padded, curbside-recyclable paper mailer will ease the pressure for corrugated boxes. In this feature, Dan Calderwood of Veritiv discusses availability of these newer mailers that can be included in paper recycling bins.

Forecasting the future

The missing link to a company’s design process? Trend forecasting. Read on to discover what trend forecasting is and how it changes the branding game.

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Your next bottle of liquor or beer might look a little different

Jason Mietus, International Sourcing and Logistics Manager – Rigid Packaging, spoke recently with NPR in Pittsburgh about the glass shortage and supply chain challenges.

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The importance of unboxing

The secret to long-term growth and customer capture? The unboxing journey. Read on to unpack the importance of branded packaging and how it influences every aspect of business. It turns out that sometimes you want to think inside the box…

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Finding your flow with automation

With all the current challenges businesses have, when is a good time to automate your packaging? Chris Baum discusses identifying equipment solutions to improve process efficiencies – some that weren’t thought possible…

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Aligning values throughout the rigid packaging business

“Wherever you are, you are my customer.” Daniel Caceres tells his story of adopting this sales philosophy, and applying other important business values to rigid packaging. We learn about the journey that helped shape Daniel’s perspective…

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Protecting the products that protect lives

Safety is paramount for packaging designed for the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. With Michael Parks, we discuss how to elevate traditional packaging to meet and exceed guidelines to secure the product…

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A fresh take on food packaging

We know the importance of what we put in our bodies, but do we consider the importance of what the food came in? Jim Wynne discusses packaging solutions for a broad range of food producers.

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The impact of innovation and sustainability in packaging

Where does sustainability start? Where does it end? What exactly does it mean for packaging? Bin Jiang guides us on a journey of challenges and innovations that have global impact. 

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Does your packaging pass the test?

As businesses quickly adopt e-Commerce strategies, they face new packaging design criteria and challenges. In this episode, Director Austin Given discusses a range of certified tests his team conducts to do ensure products will arrive in one piece.

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Packaging Unwrapped Sessions: a new podcast celebrating packaging

Packaging Unwrapped Sessions sets out to understand packaging’s complexities across an array of industries—while celebrating it with a few stories along the way. Join us and learn along with hosts Shannon Curran and Michael Ireland…

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Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging 2021 Updates

When Amazon shifted its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program in 2019 from optional to required for certain packages, many vendors scrambled to comply and avoid fines. Now, Amazon is expanding the program to incentivize vendors even more for participating.

 

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