7 packaging designs that make the most of summer movie mania: Gallery
As we enter the dog days of summer, kids and kidults alike try to cram as much fun into what time they have left to enjoy the season. Like taking in a cool movie when the temps heat up.
Tapping into the marketing magic of blockbuster movies, brand owners have adorned their packages with heros, dinosaurs and cute yellow troublemakers. See some popular character studies in our entertaining slideshow.Related Article:
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Ludlows borrows food packaging concept for single-serve gelatin shots: Gallery
Ludlows Cocktail Co. is out to re-invent the Jell-O shot, that food-alcohol hybrid that many drinkers leave behind when they graduate from college. The company’s silver bullet is Ludlows Jelly Shots, a sophisticated, artisanal product line with a packaging design to match.
The upscale gelatin shots are packaged in single-serve rigid containers. These 50-ml polypropylene cups are packed vertically into six-sided cartons. Each carton holds a stack of five cups sealed with rotogravure-printed foil lids; two vertical die-cut windows (open, without film) on the carton offer a good view of the product. The cups can also be sold individually, as the lids are printed with all necessary legal copy for individual sale in a counter display.
The ready-to-serve, 30-proof gelatin shots, which are made with natural ingredients and premium spirits, come in five classic-cocktail flavors: Fresh Lime Margarita, Meyer Lemon Drop, Old Fashioned, Planter’s Punch and Moscow Mule.
To differentiate the Ludlows Jelly Shots brand from brightly colored conventional gelatin shots—without making the brand seem too serious—the company uses light, upbeat, fun colors on its cartons and foil lids. In addition, the selective use of black dresses up the cartons. The color contrast adds visual interest, and the glossy black provides a premium touch.
Woodcut-style illustrations on the cartons depict the relevant inspirational cocktail served in an appropriately shaped glass; an anecdote about the cocktail appears below the image. The cartons are offset printed in six colors and topped with an acrylic coating.
Mondelēz partners with Battelle on new packaging reclosure: Gallery
In a successful case of open innovation, snack food giant Mondelēz Intl. has partnered with Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, to develop new packaging reclosure as an economical replacement to zippers and other reseal technologies. Called Low Tack Adhesive (LTA), the product only sticks to itself when simply pressed together but with high enough bond strength to provide a secure yet easy-open reclose feature.
Developed for snack food packaging, LTA has far-reaching applications for dry goods—cereal, for example. Consumers have been asking for easy resealing for bag-in-box cereal packaging for decades. Because LTA sticks to itself and nothing else, packages might be less messy without the product inside clogging or interfering with the reclosure feature.
One little hitch, though, on immediately using it for foods. Low Tack Adhesive has not received food-contact regulatory clearance yet. Mondelēz and Battelle are working diligently to make that a reality. But LTA can be used now as a reclose device on non-food items as diverse as wet wipes, detergents, trash bags, makeup and other personal care products.
According to the companies, LTA is cost effective to manufacture and apply. The adhesive is applied to a variety of packaging films using conventional printing and coating technologies. It is then ultra-violet (UV) cured. Films with LTA applied can be run on existing packaging machines with little to no modifications and at existing line speeds.
Stu Stein, director of open innovation at Mondelēz Intl., and Cindy Conner, senior market manager in Consumer, Industrial & Medical Products at Battelle, give specific details in a Packaging Digest exclusive.Keyword:Related Article:
Study proves consumers have strong feelings for soft textures on packaging: Gallery
Everyone agrees that the visual element of packaging design influences consumers. But what about the tactile component? Does a package’s texture influence consumers’ purchasing decisions?
Results from a recent study indicate that fingertip appeal plays a surprisingly influential role in buying behavior. The study was conducted by applied neuroscientists at Brain House Institute on behalf of Derprosa-Ti, a unit of Taghleef Industries that makes Soft Touch film. This laminate is used to give boxes, bags and other packaging components a velvety texture.
The study showed that products covered with Soft Touch film are 70% more likely to be chosen by potential consumers, because the film evokes 275% more emotional intensity and 247% more positive emotions than plain packaging.
A flurry of container and material patents Slideshow Gallery
The first part of 2015 has proven a boom time for the publication of patents for packaging. Perhaps that’s much like the rest of the year. In any event, we present in alpha order by vendor, an innovative mix of patent-pending packaging materials and containers that may soon see the light of day in the market if they have not done so already.
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Becton Dickinson invented an optimized tray for holding sterile prefilled containers.
12 flexible packages worthy of top awards: Gallery
When it comes to getting the sale, many of today’s flexible packages know how to start and close a deal. The evidence can be seen in the startling good looks and improved functionality—including easy-to-use closures—of the winners of the 2015 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards from the Flexible Packaging Assn.
3. Gold Award: Technical Innovation
Dessiflex by Amcor Flexibles
4. Gold Award: Printing and Shelf Impact
Dole Fruit & Veggie Blends by Emerald Packaging Inc.
5. Gold Awards: Technical Innovation; Packaging Excellence
Exponent 2 by Rollprint Packaging Products Inc.
7. Gold Award: Printing and Shelf Impact
Ghirardelli 5.50-oz Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Cashew by American Packaging Corp.
8. Gold Award: Packaging Excellence (and Silver Award: Sustainability)
McCormick Skillet Sauce Mix Pourable Pouch by Bemis Co. Inc.
10. Gold Award: Printing and Shelf Impact
Muscat Dates by Paharpur 3P
11. Gold Award: Printing and Shelf Impact
P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Style Beef by American Packaging Corp.
12. Gold Award: Packaging Excellence
Rust-Oleum SpraySmart Marking Paint Pouch by Printpack
Visit the FPA website for information about the seven flexible packages winning Silver Awards in the 2015 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
1. Silver Award: Sustainability
SachetLite by Amcor Flexibles
2. Silver Award: Technical Innovation
FlexAsept by Liqui-Box
3. Silver Awards: Sustainability; Printing and Shelf Impact
Gourmet Express Complete Meals by Berry Plastics Corp.
4. Silver Award: Technical Innovation
Kar’s Nuts, Second Nature Wholesome Medley PrimaPak Package by Clear Lam Packaging Inc.
5. Silver Award: Sustainability
McCormick Skillet Sauce Mix Pourable Pouch by Bemis Co. Inc.
6. Silver Award: Packaging Excellence
Organic Girl Three Heart Romaine Stand-Up Pouch with Velcro Closure by Emerald Packaging Inc.
7. Silver Award: Sustainability
Potato Starch Film for Potato Bags by Emerald Packaging Inc.Keyword:Related Article:
Brand owners file packaging patents Slideshow Gallery
See what packaging patents these 5 brand owners have had published recently.
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Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc., Bakersfield, CA, has invented a container aimed at on-the-go consumption of foods that can be fortified with proteins, vitamins, fiber or other healthy components. The filing claims that mixing the components within a sealed pack also prevents any external microbial contamination during the process. You can view the full patent here.
This patent filing from Kraft Foods R&D, Deerfield, IL, for a resealable package relies on a cold-seal adhesive.
A patent from L’Oreal, Paris, France, uses a deformable membrane for dispensing oxygen-sensitive products. You can view the full patent here.
What can a brand owner do with multiple lines of complimentary products that wants consumers to understand those connections quickly, visually and at the point-of-purchase? A patent published by SC Johnson January 29 offers a holistic approach to do just that.Related Article:
Consumers say where packaging is falling short and rising above: Gallery
What is the approval rating of packaging these days? Much better than the President’s. Nearly 83% of global consumers say they are at least moderately satisfied with packaging.
The holy grail is to capture the one in 10 who say they are completely satisfied with packaging. Why? Because they are more likely than their less satisfied peers to purchase and use products frequently (57% versus 47%), shop more frequently (24% versus 17%) and try new products (44% versus 36%).
How can you move consumers into the completely satisfied category? Consumers say they want packages that are innovative as they relate specifically to functionality and safety.
These and other results from the third annual Packaging Matters research from MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV) show key gaps between how important packaging is to consumers—relative to 21 specific attributes—and how satisfied consumers are. The study measures packaging importance and satisfaction across 11 different markets: Medicine; Fragrance; Beauty Products; Personal Care; Dry Foods; Refrigerated Foods; Frozen Foods; To-Go or Carry-Out Meals or Beverages; Non-Alcoholic Beverages; Alcoholic Beverages; and Household Cleaners.
These gaps between “importance” and “satisfaction” indicate areas of opportunity for brand owners. Improve your packaging here and sales will most probably improve.Related Article: