The Evolution of Packaging Materials

Beginning with simple containers for transporting food, packaging has come a long way to enhance our everyday lives. Find out how history offers a fascinating look at who created the inventions we still use today and how innovations in design have shaped consumer choices.

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Berry Global and Printpack Collaborate for Sustainable Flexible Packaging

Together, we introduce the Preserve™ PE PCR recyclable polyethylene (PE) pouch and Berry Global's Entour™ sealant film. This structure paves the way to further improving recyclability, decreasing virgin plastic use, and more.

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Printpack Produces the First Hologram Pouch Using Fathom Software

Printpack has partnered with Fathom Optics, a ventured-back company that provides software and services for producers to securely create next-level optically-varying features, using standard ink and equipment, on existing presses to develop the first hologram-like 3D pouch on a wide web flexographic press. Learn more in our latest press release!

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Printpack and Pregis Collaborate for Sustainable Flexible Packaging

The first of its kind, introducing the Printpack Preserve PE Advanced Recycled Content Polyethylene Pouch featuring Pregis Performance Flexibles Renew™ Series sealant film made with ExxonMobil Exxtend™ advanced recycled resin technology. The structure is prequalified for the How2Recycle Store Drop-off label and meets the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Design Guidelines for Flexible Packaging.

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Materials Science Brings Packaging Innovation to Life

With new sustainable packaging ideas being dreamed up every day, brands that work with manufacturers that have in-house testing capabilities can be the first to bring these new technologies to market. Read how our industry-leading innovative research, pilot plant, and analytical lab bring an edge to the future in packaging.

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How to Find the Perfect Flexible Packaging for Your Product

Before choosing a packaging type to use for your product, it's crucial to understand its advantages and its impact on both product integrity and consumer perceptions. Learn about the top three packaging formats that dominate the industry by reducing costs, supporting sustainability, and maintaining product quality while also considering elements of custom packaging.

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Five Examples of How Your Brand Can Use Packaging for a Social Cause

Brands that support worthy initiatives are at the forefront of limit-edition packaging product purchases. Historically, packaging design ideas have been a great catalyst for effectively articulating a brand's purpose and social causes; all the while shaping memorable experiences for consumers.

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Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Mentorship Is a Gift that Gives Back

The Future Leaders in Packaging (FLiP) Mentorship program pairs plastics professionals under the age of 40 with volunteer mentors from throughout PLASTICS’ member companies. In Hannah Smith, Sr. Product Development Engineer case, she was paired with Monica Filyaw, Director of Quality, Safety and Regulatory Affairs for PolyQuest. Monica brought plenty of experience to the table both from her corporate life and from the PLASTICS perspective; she is the first woman to chair the association’s Food, Drug and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee. 

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Smart Packaging Creates a Unique Customer Experience

The market is crowded with digital strategies, so it’s time to get creative with how your brand wants to enter the larger mobile consumer culture with smart packaging like adding QR Codes and other innovative ways!

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Moving from Bearable to Sustainable

In 1987, the United Nations released a lengthy report known as “The Brundtland Report”. One of the key takeaways from this report was the three pillars of Sustainability, which are now used across businesses, governments, and NGOs. Sustainability can only be achieved when the solution is viable socially, environmentally, and economically.

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