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Three influential factors that are driving the growth of flexible packaging

Flexibles-based packaging is showing growth and diversity in applications in what appears to be all markets worldwide. Sustainability is the main driver (flexibles are typically lighter than other comparable formats), although the recyclability of flexibles is under scrutiny. Regardless, there is a step change in its many constructions that is underway this decade that is worth reflecting upon.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2015
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: Tiger Tiger shows a simple pouch can change its stripes

In its most basic guise, the flexible pouch can sometimes be regarded as a commodity format and in some product sectors it is still seen as a rather budget option or perhaps used primarily as a refill pack. With a little attention to styling and decoration, however, it can become an attractive piece of packaging with real consumer appeal.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a plastic bag designed especially for wrap sandwiches

Wrap sandwiches are an increasingly popular food option, but their dimensions - long and skinny - are not well suited to existing plastic sandwich bags. New Hercules ClickZip wrap bags are specially designed for wrap sandwiches, offering a snug fit and claimed to keep wraps fresher for longer. New in Australia, this is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2015
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: reclosable sachet is perfect for sunblock for on the go

Growing awareness of sun damage means that modern consumers recognize that they should regularly apply sunscreen, but topping it up on the go can be tricky. Cosfarm from South Korea has come up with a solution to the problem, by putting its Perfect Sun Block in a convenient recloseable sachet, named Packaging Innovation of the Month by Datamonitor Consumer's Pack-Track team.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2015
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Out of the chrysalis - are sprays shedding their utility and gaining style?

Aerosols and then trigger sprays: all those years ago when they came on the market, they were the packaging step-change of a generation. In fact, back then, sprays aerosols were seen as new science: trendy, and something of a status symbol, part of a brave new world. Battles loomed over debates on propellants and ozone layer depletion and damage, giving trigger and pump sprays a media boost.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015
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Are PET packaging containers realizing their design prowess?

Polyethylene terephthalate has been the step-change new material of recent decades, but is it only now starting to exercise its true potential to add feature-rich and shelf standout value for brands on a broader base?

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015
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A step change in creating an aerosol?

An interesting addition to Pack-Track this year is a packaging innovation that could well represent a new way of thinking in creating an aerosol. It is used by Pokon Naturado for its brand Powerspray Rederdissant Buis Conifers. To be clear, I am not referring to the generic packaging term "aerosol" but the creation of a fine mist from a liquid that can be directional and unit-dosed if required.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2014
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: a herb garden in your fridge

We are all guilty of buying jars of dried herbs and spices for use in a particular recipe, only for them to lurk at the back of the kitchen cupboard, often never used again. Equally, we all know that fresh herbs taste great, but pre-packaged cut varieties only have a short shelf life and not everyone has the space or green fingers required to cultivate their own herb garden at home.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jul 2014
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: Naturally Clicquot lets you chill and go

Sustainability is probably not something that immediately springs to mind when thinking of champagne packaging, but it is a topic that Veuve Clicquot has tackled with its Naturally Clicquot gift box, by French designer Cedric Ragot. Instead of an elaborately decorated presentation carton, the firm opted for an eco-friendly molded pulp-board outer casing made from potato starch and recycled paper.

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2014
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: Powerspray takes on aerosols

An elegant all-plastics pump spray, positioned as an eco-friendly, propellant-free alternative to traditional aerosols, is being used by Pokon Naturado, the number-one plant care consumer brand in the Netherlands, for a range of houseplant and garden sprays.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2014

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