Today we are focusing on Material Honesty, outlining what to consider when selecting materials for retail packaging or product packaging. With so many choices, we understand the confusion and the difficulty brands have in selecting the right materials for their brand packaging.
Postage reduced up to 52.8%; address label not required for EnvyPak machinable poly envelope
August 27, 2018
EnvyPak received another new ruling from the United States Postal Service (USPS) that provides lower automation letter rates for a specially-formatted, polypropylene (poly) envelope that now does not require an affixed mailing label, can be sealed with glue applied by lettershops and is fully machine-insertable.
At PACK EXPO International in Chicago this October, Sun Chemical will highlight a new portfolio of eco-friendly inks and coatings, a new UV ink system for primary and secondary food packaging that is not manufactured with BPA-based materials, a UV offset ink system developed to make sophisticated graphics look vibrant on high-end luxury folding cartons and more.
ADF&PCD New York 2018 is on tap to offer more for Indie beauty brands than ever before. The event, which takes place September 5-6 at the Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion, will include interactive features, hands-on workshops and dedicated speaker sessions all designed specifically for those independent brands in attendance. As well, the exclusive Pentawards Conference is appearing in the Americas for the first time.
The packaging industry today is buzzing with "influencer packaging" to deliver likes, shares and to create an ongoing dialogue across a bevy of social networks. Brands are also becoming aware of the benefits that size audits can deliver to the bottom-line: economies of scale, reductions in consumer transaction costs and reduced storage costs. Visually, packaging is always in flux, from essentialism to street inspired graphics.
API Group has appointed Michael Frederick to Business Unit President and General Manager, API Americas. Based at API's U.S. headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., Frederick will oversee the North American foils and laminates businesses.
Esko has acquired BLUE Software LLC, a label and artwork management software company based in Chicago, Illinois. The acquisition joins two complementary teams to unlock product packaging development, management and execution efficiencies for brand owners in the consumer packaged goods, life sciences and retail industries and for a variety of suppliers in the packaging value chain.
Vegan nail polish from LBK Nails now comes in a newly launched uniquely-designed bottle. The hinged custom nail tip on every cap is the exact color of the lacquer in the bottles, allowing customers to see the true color against their skin tone without having to open the bottle and paint their nail.