Packaging Spotlight


  • Carton of the Year

    Carton of the Year

    The packaging for ambuja, a natural skin care collection from Legart Forschungsatelier, was the big winner at the 2015 ProCarton ECMA Awards when it received the Carton of the Year award. The winning packaging is made of Invercote G 200 g/m2 from Igg…
    10.13.15

  • Beer Labels | Beverage Labels
    It’s all about the beer (packaging)

    It’s all about the beer (packaging)

    Earlier this year, Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewing group, launched three new premium Beck’s beers: Pale Ale, 1873 Pils and Amber Lager. Constantia Flexibles Labels Division has supported the relaunch with rotrogravure-pr…
    09.07.15

  • Sustainability
    Sleek and sustainable

    Sleek and sustainable

    Method Products has expanded its liquid laundry offering, introducing its new 4X Concentrated Detergent product in a 53oz polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle containing 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET resin from Amcor Rigid Plastics, one of…
    07.21.15

  • Flexible Packaging
    Mondi has it in the bag

    Mondi has it in the bag

    Mondi has released two new bags designed to improve consumer goods packaging. According to the international packaging and paper group, a new highly stable, reclosable bag called the Flat Bottom Bag and the Square Bag are now available. The Flat B…
    06.03.15

  • Beverage Labels | Spirits Labels | Substrates

    Labeling Three Olives

    Flavored liquors have been instrumental to distilleries and importers. According to Euromonitor International, these products constituted 26% of all volume sales in the US from 2007 to 2012. When Three Olives cherry and grape vodkas developed a fo…
    04.16.15

  • White is right: Using psychology to differentiate a package

    White is right: Using psychology to differentiate a package

    Color can be a differentiator on the retail shelf, but the absence of color can sometimes be a better choice. A white bottle can serve as a neutral backdrop for color-coded labels and closures, eliminating visual competition from the container itself…
    Scott Jost 03.09.15

  • Glass meets label

    Unlike wet-glue labels, self-adhesive products give global glass packaging manufacturer O-I Peldar the ability to utilize a wider range of materials and finishes, thus providing designers with the limitless possibilities and freedom they need to p…
    01.26.15

  • Prize winning product and packaging

    Rhyton Cretan Thyme Honey is a winner on two different fronts: as a first-quality specialty gastronomic product, and as an outstanding example of how to label and pack such a product. Brought to market by Rhyton – a Greek cooperative supporting…
    11.17.14

  • Elegant paper cups

    Elegant paper cups

    Printed in one color but with an embossed pattern and message, the elegant Invercote cup has a far lower environmental impact than plastic cups. How elegant can a beverage cup made of a paper material be? Paper cups can range from being simple, w…
    10.10.14

  • Innovative Ink

    Innovative Ink

    G3’s G Ink provides a color-shifting effect. Responding to research indicating a consumer is more likely to purchase a bottle once they pick it up from a shelf, G3 Enterprises is now offering G Ink, which the company says is revolutionizing…
    09.09.14

  • Shaking up portable packaging

    Shaking up portable packaging

    Perimeter Brand Packaging has announced the launch of BlenderPak, an on-the-go product for consumers who use powder drink mix products. Based on extensive consumer research, BlenderPak is designed to increase new usage occasions and invite more users…
    07.21.14

  • Bag in a Bottle

    Bag in a Bottle

    Toleriane Ultra is a skincare product from La Roche-Posay, which provides intense soothing care to hypersensitive and allergic skin. Its packaging combines an innovative bag-in-bottle system with a special airless pump to protect this lotion, wh…
    06.02.14

  • Active Label Technology

    Active Label Technology

    AquaSense, the latest label product from Essentra Packaging, is designed to help maintain and control the moisture content of make-your-own tobacco packs, ensuring the contents stay fresh and do not dry out – giving consumers more control than…
    04.15.14

  • Soup’s On

    Soup’s On

    British celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott’s brand owner Symington’s has expanded its range of products with what is touted as the market’s first-ever soup product to be stored at ambient temperature and packaged in a tub design. The p…
    03.13.14

  • Resealable seeds

    Resealable seeds

    Attend a baseball game or any other sporting event where sunflower seeds are the snack of choice and you’ll see players and coaches trying to reseal opened sunflower seed packaging in all kinds of ways: elastic bands, tape, paper clips, and som…
    01.24.14

  • Red Rum

    Red Rum

    To increase shelf appeal and consumer interest for its new addition to the Malibu family, France-based beverage manufacturer Pernod Ricard looked to Eastman Chemical Company and Embrace copolyester when creating…
    11.21.13

  • Frites rebranding

    Frites rebranding

    Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Division’s Flexoplast has embarked on a challenging project to produce all of the new packaging required by Mydibel, a Belgian brand of “frites.” Mydibel has been in business since 1998 and produces sli…
    10.14.13

  • Wipes packaging innovation

    Wipes packaging innovation

    Perimeter Brand Packaging has announced the launch of three new forms of packaging that are designed to prevent wipes from drying out, stand out at retail and provide consumers with appealing on-the-go products. “After surveying the current wi…
    09.13.13

  • Secure Cosmetics in China

    Secure Cosmetics in China

    More and more people want to have younger looking skin and trust products that reduce lines and wrinkles. Product counterfeiters, who view this desire as a lucrative business opportunity, sell fake products under the name of the original product.&nbs…
    07.17.13

  • Raising a glass to labels

    Raising a glass to labels

    I believe that it is to the whisky and brandy distillers of Europe that we, in the self-adhesive label industry, should drink a long toast. They were one of the key early market sectors to realize the potential of our labeling technology – and…
    Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT 05.31.13