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15 Feb2019

Unearthing the Differences Between Compostable and Recyclable Packaging

In the world of packaging, especially flexible packaging, there is a lot of talk about sustainability, as well as recycling and composting. What are the differences between a recyclable and compostable package, and in what other ways can packagers be sustainable? Before we dive into the differences between compostable and recyclable packaging, let's take a look at some of the benefi...

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15 Feb2019

The Design Features that Make Pouches the Best Option for Nutritional Supplement Packaging

An aging population and growing health concerns, including simply adopting a healthier lifestyle, are pushing the nutritional supplement market toward more growth. Consumers are busier than ever, and looking to easy ways to add better nutrition to their diets in the form of proteins, herbs, fatty acids, vitamins and energy supplements. The rise in lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes and obesit...

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30 Jan2019

CASE STUDY: Gezellig Cookies

Dutch Cookies Stay Cozy in Pouches Cassandra Plas started Gezellig Cookies because of her fondness for the Dutch cookies her Oma would make for her while growing up. As an adult, she missed the cookies so must she started making them, giving them away to family and friends, and then in 2015 founded Gezellig Cookies. Located in Central Florida, Gezellig Cookies, which is a Dutch word w...

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29 Jan2019

CASE STUDY: Skratch Labs

After 5 years in business, Skratch Labs renamed its entire line of products and created entirely new packaging to make it easier for the customer to understand the product, as well as establish brand consistency. Although development took 10 months, this new product packaging offers many benefits: Increased moisture...

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07 Jan2019

Wrapping Up Food in New Ways: How Consumer Packaged Goods Look in 2019

Based on industry focus and consumer expectations of the past year, 2019 looks to be a time of change. Packaging is likely to take new forms as companies reevaluate old approaches to cater to an evolving market. Sustainable Processes Customers want assurance that their products are packaged sustainably. This push encompasses the production of recyclable and reusable ...

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07 Jan2019

Industry Insights: Packaging Predictions for 2019

The packaging industry continues to evolve with consumer expectations and 2019 is likely to show change in several sectors. Among the most prominent are sustainability and customization, which appear to be growing in demand. Sustainability The push for completely recyclable packaging is immense and businesses appear to be moving away from single-use plastics. The com...

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26 Nov2018

CASE STUDY: Evolve Brands

Evolve Brands is out to make the world a better place through mindful snacking. The company’s two brands, Gorilly Goods and Supernola, are organic, plant-based, non-gmo, and gluten-free snacks that boast real ingredients. Both brands are packaged in on-the-go, flexible, single-serve bags from ePac flexible packaging, the first supplier in North America built entire...

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07 Nov2018

CASE STUDY: Ancient Ingrained

It started off as a classic “there could be a better way” story. As a health-conscious consumer, Dustin Finkel has always been cognizant of the foods he eats. And while many brands have developed “healthy” chips and snacks, he found that they’re often packed with fillers, bad fats and suspect product messaging on the package....

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31 Oct2018

Top Benefits of Printing On Demand

There are a lot of well-established benefits when it comes to digital printing. Some of the most popular are how the technology better enables short run flexible packaging production by eliminating plate fabrication and other set-up costs. This can help enable SKU proliferation, rapid time to market, custom food packaging, and seasonal promotions. Other

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31 Oct2018

Flexible Packaging’s Role in Fighting Food Waste

Flexible packaging is getting more sustainable thanks to developments in recyclable and compostable films, more efficient equipment, solventless inks and more, but there’s one other major sustainability category that flexible formats can greatly help with that should be getting more attention: food waste. Consider this: Water...

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