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IoPP Quick Poll — Sept. 8 edition
This edition of the IoPP Update's Quick Poll asks: "During the past 12 months, have you increased or reduced the number of total package structures for your products?"
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Power up at Pack Expo! For IoPP Elite Members only!
Pack Expo, taking place Nov. 2-5, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago, can be exhilarating and grueling for any packaging professional attending North America's largest packaging trade show. Pack Expo attendees also know how tough it is to find a secluded spot to recharge their batteries — physically and electronically! IoPP will be hosting the IoPP Elite Member VIP Lounge at Pack Expo, a private and exclusive area where you can relax, charge your electronics, enjoy a beverage and catch up on some work. The IoPP Elite VIP Lounge will be located in Room S-106A at McCormick Place. But the VIP Lounge is available to IoPP Elite members ONLY, so if you aren't already an Elite member, now is your opportunity to renew/upgrade your membership to the highest level and find respite at Pack Expo this fall!
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Latest Professional Perspective focused on 'Socratic examination' of packaging
Dan Balan, president of Chicago management consultancy Fastraqq Inc. and creator of IoPP's Packaging360 Leadership online course, takes a look at packaging through the eyes of the Greek philosopher Socrates in the September edition of Packaging World's Professional Perspective column.
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AmeriStar winner Clorox Company featured in Packaging Digest
With sustainable packaging as integral to design, the Clorox Company's Brita Pitcher Open-Sided Carton — this year's IoPP AmeriStar Sustainable Package award winner — consists of a carton tray and band containing a pitcher protected by shrink film. This open-sided design allows for significant material waste reduction from the previous packaging while eliminating the threat of damage by letting shoppers look at the actual pitcher without opening the carton. The end result is a package that shows off the pitcher design in a format that easily communicates the size, shape and features of the product. Packaging Digest caught up with Samuel J. Marino, CPP, packaging development scientist, Clorox, to find out more about this innovative packaging system.
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Fundamentals, 4th Edition is sold out!
IoPP has sold out of Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, 4th Edition, and it no longer will be printed. The 5th Edition only is now available in the IoPP bookstore — expanded and updated! An updated certification test that correlates to the 5th Edition is being finalized, and will become available soon. For a limited time, those going for IoPP certification will be able to test to either the 4th Edition or the 5th Edition. Watch the newsletter for further details.
Sept. 9 IoPP standard webinar: Packaging and the Dawn of Hyper Customization
Don't miss this informative webinar, presented by one of the country's foremost branding experts. Rob Wallace, Managing Partner, Best of Breed Branding Consortium, will discuss how the next evolution of branding will require a total package development team effort to help engage consumers and stay "on brand." Learn, among other areas, the package engineering and logistics planning models that will be required to implement hyper-customized packaging.
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Make better packaging decisions — gain a working knowledge of machinery
Your package development team tweaks the shoulder slope on a bottle. Or, the team "finalizes" a package design and gets it to operations, only to make additional subsequent changes. These and other packaging scenarios all have implications for how well your package functions on the production line. IoPP's Packaging Machinery: Basics seminar provides introductory working knowledge to navigate these challenges successfully. It’s coming up Oct. 6-8 at Frain Industries, which for nearly 10 years has provided IoPP with its conference center and access to its expansive shop floor for hands-on learning for this seminar.
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PACK EXPO International: New technologies, get ideas and make connections
PACK EXPO International, taking place at McCormick Place Nov. 2-5 in Chicago, offers everything you need to stay ahead of the technology curve and improve your operations. Encounter new solutions to increase operational efficiency, cut production costs, reduce material usage and improve safety from one end of your line to the other. More than 1,800 exhibitors — including all of the leading suppliers; free education sessions on the show floor; the largest packaging and processing show in North America. IoPP members you can go to PACK EXPO for free! When registering, use this promo code: 35H54.
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2015 dates for in-person Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course announced
IoPP's in-person Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course will take place June 15-31, 2015 at the Hyatt Place Chicago/Schaumburg in Schaumburg, Illinois. If you don't have a packaging degree or if you need more knowledge to deliver solutions drawn from an increasingly complex number of options, then IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course helps span the gap. Registration now available.
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Transparency gives bottles and jars a boost
Transparent packaging is at the top of the wish list for food and beverage companies that sell their products in bottles or jars, particularly those wishing to convey attributes like freshness, close-to-homemade flavor and premium quality. "A trend that we're seeing is a lot more transparency in packaging design to cue freshness [and] allow the consumers to see more of the product," says Lisa Baer, senior director of market innovation at Packaging Technology Integrated Solutions.
Touch-friendly top plates add glam to cosmetics compacts
Cosmetics packaging supplier HCP Packaging USA Inc. has found an unusually good fit for think4D's technology, specifically in decorating HCP Radii Square and Radii Round compacts. The covers of the stock compacts are designed with a slight inset for insertion of a decorative top plate, which adds both visual and tactile interest to the package.
High-tech frozen yogurt that comes in edible packaging
About two years ago, WikiFoods, a weird little lab in Paris, started getting a lot of attention, because its founders invented something designed to change how we eat. They called it WikiCells, and it was an edible packaging technology intended to make plastic packaging obsolete — or at least optional. Now that technology is being sold at Whole Foods.
Key trends driving bioplastics for packaging
With packaging markets consuming more than 60 percent of all global bioplastics production, the packaging industry has become the most important end-use sector for bioplastics. The growth in consumption of bioplastics for packaging is very much linked to the relative competitive prices for traditional polymers, based on fossil fuel products such as oil, natural gas and derivatives.
Flexible plastic packaging for chilled processed food on the rise in Turkey
Food Production Daily
Ready meal trays are still not available in Turkey after an unsuccessful launch in the mid-1990s, but flexible plastic packaging for chilled processed food is on the rise.
Canada proposes changes to nutrition information on food labels
Health Canada has proposed several modifications to the substance and manner in which information on food ingredients is presented on product labels. The proposal includes changes to the format of the nutrition facts table, the list of nutrients that must appear in the table, the daily values requirements and the list of ingredients on food labels.
Anti-counterfeiting packaging market worth $128.6 billion by 2019
Anti-counterfeit technologies are used to curtail the use of counterfeit products in the food and pharmaceutical markets among numerous other sectors. In 2014, North America is identified as the largest market supporting anti-counterfeit, anti-tampering and authentication technologies followed by Europe. Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing market for anti-counterfeit technologies with increasing awareness about counterfeit products penetrating regional markets.
5 futuristic food wrappers you don't have to throw away
For most people, the food-to-trash transfer happens several times before it's even time for dinner. Nixing that transfer entirely is the task at hand for Hannah Billqvist and Anna Glansén, who together are Swedish design group Tomorrow Machine. Right now, the duo have a few inventions that fall under two novel approaches to sustainable packaging: food wrappers that can change shape to double as a dish or bowl, and packaging that's meant to be composted or washed down the drain.
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