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October 26, 2015
How Themed Packaging Inspires Consumers to Buy Every year millions of surrogate vampires, goblins and zombies are inspired by Halloween packaging at the point of sale. |
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October 08, 2015
Marketing 'green' to the mainstream Not long ago, green products and services appealed mainly to a small minority of die-hard eco-conscious consumers. |
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September 17, 2015
5 Key Trends Shaping Food and Beverage Packaging Dramatic changes in demographics, lifestyles, and eating patterns are creating new opportunities for food and beverage packaging. |
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September 11, 2015
Flexibles to reach 53% food packaging market share A new report from Canadean has predicted that nearly 800 billion units of flexible packaging will be consumed within global retail food markets in 2018, meaning flexible packaging is set to expand its share in the food packaging market to 53.1 percent in the next three years. |
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August 25, 2015
Report: Sustainability to drive paper packaging Bans on the use of lightweight plastic bags and a rising awareness of ecological issues around the world are expected to boost the demand for paper packaging materials. |
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August 17, 2015
A change in direction boosts beverage’s appeal Packaging for fruit-flavored electrolyte brand Agua Energy Water undergoes several packaging changes to find the best direction. |
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July 29, 2015
Flippin’ good wine in a can Put on your flipflops and enjoy this canned wine in places where bottles can’t go—the beach, the pool, in the boat, and on the golf course. |
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July 16, 2015
Swedish milk brand launches 100% bio-based carton Following in the footsteps of Finnish dairy Valio, Arla Foods of Sweden has become only the second chilled beverage producer to adopt Tetra Pak’s Tetra Rex® Bio-based carton, made entirely of renewable material—from carton to cap. |
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June 24, 2015
Bags keep cut watermelon fresh up to 11 days A gusseted bag for sliced watermelon provides an extended shelf life and adds consumer convenience with a carry handle, resealability, and the option to buy smaller portions. |
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June 19, 2015
Packaging Gets Real As consumers demand greater transparency from CPG brands, brand owners are blazing new trails with refreshingly honest and real on-pack messaging—even for ‘delicate’ products. |
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June 08, 2015
Cetaphil brand softened for baby skincare products Since their introduction 60 years ago, Cetaphil therapeutic skincare products from Galderma Laboratories have been formulated with the philosophy of “gentle power,” providing thorough cleansing and moisturizing without stripping or clogging the skin. |
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June 02, 2015
DuPont & Bemis Create Food Waste Reducing Package The advanced materials in new award-winning reclosable, resealable package can keep food fresher and reduce food waste. |
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May 29, 2015
Coca-Cola Now Printing Cans and Bottles in Braille Two new campaigns from Coca-Cola feature cans and bottles printed in braille, so blind people can read them. |
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May 12, 2015
Interview with Alain Paquette We are proud to congratulate Alain Paquette, President of Artcraft Label Inc., on being featured in the May edition of Print Action magazine. |
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March 31, 2015
New Nonstick Coating for Packaging LiquiGlide, a company started by a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of his graduate students, has come up with a solution: a coating that makes the inside of the bottle permanently wet and slippery. The glue quickly slides to the nozzle or back down to the bottom. |
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March 03, 2015
5 Ways to Reduce Food Packaging Waste Proper waste management is one of the biggest challenges the packaging world is faced with today. Almost two-thirds of the total packaging waste by volume is food packaging. Reducing this amount can be done in 5 ways. |
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February 02, 2015
Flexo Printing Market Worth $9.32 Billion by 2020 NEW Report: Transparency Market Research has released a new report, “Flexographic Printing Inks Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020.” |
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January 30, 2015
Packaging Gets The Spotlight on Super Bowl Sunday Getting ready for the Superbowl this Sunday? Make sure you grab a case of Bud Light's Limited Edition beer. Aluminum cans are finished with reflective blue and tagged with a metallic "handwritten" note. |
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January 21, 2015
Will Bubble Wrap Be Coming to an End? Buying online has become second nature to most people. It’s quick, cheap and easy. Getting your goods delivered unharmed can be quite tricky though. Order and delivery services such as Amazon often use bubble wrap to protect valuable items but this may soon come to an end. |
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January 09, 2015
Selling Products Online? Get Your Labels Right As of 2015 products sold online should come with the exact same labeling information (production details, nutritional facts, ingredients) as their physical counterparts. What does the new EU Regulation have in store? Find out here! |
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December 04, 2014
FTA Opens Registrations for the 2015 Annual Forum Registration is now open for Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) 2015 Annual Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition, which will take place in Nashville, TN. |
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November 14, 2014
Enter to the Excellence in Flexography Awards Showcase the finest, most skillfully produced print jobs you have generated this year and enter them into the industry’s most prestigious print competition. |
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October 14, 2014
Habitat for Humanity Space is limited! There's only 3 spots still open. Join Stephen McElroy from November 15 - 23 for an unforgettable adventure in Honduras. |
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September 01, 2014
Top Reasons to Attend Labelexpo Americas 2014 Williamson Printing Materials is thrilled to be attending the Labelexpo Americas 2014, the continent's largest event for the label, product decoration, web printing and converting industry. |
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August 19, 2014
Two Esko Innovations Gain 2014 InterTech Awards Esko has announced that Esko Full HD Flexo platemaking system and Esko Equinox, Esko´s solution for the implementation of extended gamut - or fixed inkset - printing, are both recipients of 2014 Printing Industries of America InterTech Technology Awards |
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August 15, 2014
Government of Canada Propose Change to Food Labels Government of Canada proposes changes to nutrition information on food labels. The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, launched a series of online public consultations on proposed changes that will improve the way nutrition information is presented on labels. |
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August 08, 2014
Nutrition Labels Proposal Gets Positive Reaction Health Minister Rona Ambrose wants changes to Canada's nutrition labels to show the amount of added sugars, vitamin D and potassium, along with other changes. |
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July 15, 2014
Six Canadian Printers Win Benny Awards Six printing companies from Canada earned eight Best of Category awards, represented by the Benjamin Franklin statue, in Printing Industries of America’s 2014 Premier Print Awards program. |
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June 11, 2014
Multi Labels Wins Best in Show FINAT announced the winners of its 34th label awards competition at a ceremony during its annual congress, held this year in Monaco, in early June. |
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May 15, 2014
Esko Equinox Wins FTA Technical Innovation Award Esko Equinox received the prestigious Flexographic Technical Association Technical Innovation Award in the category of Prepress-Graphics. |
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April 25, 2014
April Issue of Flexo Magazine With more to see and more who will see it, this issue’s INFO*FLEX Exhibit Guide will prove vital in helping you navigate the sold-out, 262 booth trade floor. Check out the latest edition of Flexo Magazine from The Flexographic Technical Association. |
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March 25, 2014
5 Sustainable Packaging Trends Issues of global environmental instability and climate change are becoming nearly impossible to ignore these days, and consumers have taken notice. With demand for sustainably-conscious products and product packaging constantly increasing, it’s no wonder that firms have taken charge at creating sustainable, environmentally-friendly and “green” products. |
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February 13, 2014
FTA's 2014 Annual Forum: Breaking New Ground Forum 2014 features a completely new program format, new content, new cutting-edge topics, new panel discussions, new research and new networking opportunities all designed to help your business break new ground. |
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January 29, 2014
FTA Launches Interactive Online Course Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) announced the launch of a new, interactive online course based on its Flexography 101 booklet series, which provides learners with a solid grasp of the fundamentals of flexography. |
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January 20, 2014
Info Flex 2014 Trade Show Reach the full spectrum of the package printing and converting marketplace at the 2014 Info Flex in Baltimore, MD from April 28-29, 2014. |
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December 11, 2013
Letterpress Makes a Comeback A new generation of designers is making sure the graphic printing process survives the computer age. |
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November 13, 2013
What is Flexographic Printing Used For? Take a look at some helpful tips, tricks and expert advice when designing for flexographic printing. |
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October 10, 2013
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…Redesign This article "Giving Packaging a Second Chance at Life" by Tom Szaky explains how recyclable product packaging is starting to go one step further with packaging that can be re-purposed for other uses. |
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October 08, 2013
Metal Clay Tip - Creating a Wavy Effect Have you ever wanted to know how to create a Wavy effect for your metal clay jewelry? Check out this tutorial from Metal Clay Guru. |
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September 30, 2013
Packaging Inspiration - Fruits & Passion Recently, Fruits & Passion introduced a new range of packaging created by lg2boutique entitled CHERRY, BAMBOO and COCONUT. The three words that best sum up these new products are natural, fresh and feminine |
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September 10, 2013
The Importance of Balancing Flexographic Rollers Balancing flexographic rollers is important to reduce excessive printing plate, bearing and roller wear. Imbalances can also affect printing speeds. |
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September 06, 2013
Metal Clay - Create Beautiful Backs for Jewelry Creating beautiful metal clay jewelry should encompass the entire piece, not just what is visible from the front. |
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