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Innovations In The Packaging Industry | February 2018

Packaging trends and innovations go hand in hand. Sometimes it’s the consumer requirement that drives innovation, and sometimes it’s the packaging appeal that attracts the consumers. In this series of Packaging Innovations, we bring to you a packaging that ensures product safety and is consumer-centric.

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Packaging Innovation #1 - Packaging Solutions in Disaster-Hit Areas

Fritz Water Vest is an innovative solution by Solutions Inc. to carry water hygienically from a freshwater source in the impoverished areas.

Packaging Innovation - Packaging Solutions in Disaster-Hit Areas
Fritz Water Vest

The idea is people can carry the packaging as a life jacket or vest and easily travel long distances. The packaging has an ergonomic design and is made from anti-microbial and BPA free material. The packaging also has water filtration attachment for the benefit of the user.

You can read more information here.

Packaging Innovation #2 - Packaging with Child-Resistant Closures

Procter & Gamble is one among many brands that are using Child-Guard sliders in their flexible packaging. The closure is designed by Presto Products for its leading Tide detergent and meets the requirement of Poison Prevention Packaging Act, Title 16 CFR 1700.

Packaging Innovation - Packaging with Child-Resistant Closures | TIDE
Image Courtesy: Packaging Strategies

The child lock slider closure is ergonomically designed and easy to use. The closure is adaptable with different types of flexible packaging materials and is an easy alternative to the child protection techniques.

You can read more information here.

Packaging Innovation #3 - Twist and Use Packaging

Budelpack has designed ready to use packaging for ready-mix cupcakes batter.

Packaging Innovation - Twist and Use Packaging | Budelpack
Image Courtesy: Budelpack

The packaging includes pre-shaped kneading bag and a piping nozzle. This eliminates the need for kitchen utensils and the hassle of maintaining them. The packaging is made from thin, lightweight, and recyclable PET material.

You can read more information here.

Packaging Innovation #4 - Packaging for Dry Food Sector

Crown Holding Inc. has designed a can packaging, which enhances sustainability and optimizes product protection.

Packaging Innovation  - Packaging for Dry Food Secto | Crown Holdingsr
Image Courtesy: Packaging Europe

The packaging uses Direct Heat Sealing technology (DHS) to seal an aluminum foil to the can body. The food manufacturers simply need to fill product through the base of the can without having to make changes to the filling line.

You can read more information here.

If these innovations interest you, we publish such articles every month as a part of our Packaging Innovation series.

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