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Date added: 2016-10-01 Advantages of Plastic

Plastic packaging is one of the most popular segments of the packaging industry, with its popularity mainly attributed to the several advantages plastic offers.   Plastic is usually the main alternative to glass packaging, and although plastic packaging is largely known as the env...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-30 Don't be Daunted by Autumn Cleaning

Forget spring cleaning – autumn is when you should be sweeping out the cobwebs! Get your house spick and span for the winter season with a big clean, so when the cold finally comes calling, you’ve every excuse to get cosy in front of a roaring log fire, knowing all your chores are ...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-29 Bigger is Better: Why Canisters Make Great Packaging

Buying in bulk can be a more convenient – and often cheaper – solution when purchasing particular products. Many liquid products used in industries including household chemicals, gardening, food and cars are needed in large quantities, and so large capacity packaging is the best op...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-28 Toothpaste Tubes: An Evolving Packaging Solution

There are certain everyday essentials that we all use. Toothpaste is one of these essentials, being used twice a day, 365 days a year. Given its daily use, toothpaste needs to be quick and easy to use for all ages, which is where toothpaste tubes come in.   The standard toothpaste...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-27 Hair Product Packaging Galore: Tottles, Bottles and Tubes

For every day cosmetics such as shampoo, the assortment of products on offer to customers is huge. From shampoo for thick and curly hair to those for damaged hair or dyed hair, there’s always a product offering something different. Given the huge variety available, shampoo packaging has ...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-26 Get the Perfect Finish with a Crimping Machine

When spraying your favourite bottle of perfume, it’s unlikely that you’re thinking about how the sprayer was attached to the bottle. Designed to look as if it’s always been a part of the bottle, the smooth, precise finish of a perfume bottle and sprayer is achieved by using a...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-24 Airless Technology Advances to Jars

Given the huge popularity and success of Airless technology, it’s no surprise that it’s no longer limited to just bottles: Airless technology has expanded into jars.   Airless Technology: How it Works Airless technology works on a vacuum effect. A bottle - or now j...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-23 Breathe Easy with Nasal Sprays

There’s something about the cooler weather that means more people getting sick. Colds and flu are synonymous with autumn and winter and the only thing worse than being sick is being sick and not being able to do anything about it. Thankfully, you can say goodbye to having a stuffed up no...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-22 The Evolution of Packaging

The packaging industry continually evolves. Packaging has transformed from simply being a functional item, to being a central part of everyday life, with growing demands on the packaging industry to create more modern, more lightweight and more reusable packaging.   Customers are ...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-21 Stand Out with Trigger Sprayer ‘Shroud’ Customisation

Successful packaging is all about staying ahead of the game, and that’s exactly what Nordtek’s latest design service of custom made trigger sprayer ‘shrouds’ enables you to do.   A game changer for industries where trigger sprayers are a central product, t...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-20 Take Advantage of Packaging Surfaces and Labels

Packaging surface design and labelling are important features that are constantly evolving. With the ultimate goal of packaging being to stimulate sales, packaging surfaces and labels can be employed and utilised in a variety of ways to encourage buyers to purchase a product.   Pa...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-19 Packaging functions - what to keep in mind

Before and during the planning of a product or a product packaging, there are several factors that should be taken into account to get the best result. In most cases, the packaging has to reflect the product inside and also, has to harmonise with it. For basic requirements, the functio...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-17 Out with the Old: New Makeup Bags for a New Season

With the start of autumn on the horizon, we start to think about transitioning our summer wardrobe to one geared towards cooler temperatures. For women, this doesn’t just mean our clothes; the start of autumn calls for a new makeup palette as our daily beauty routine adjusts. With new ey...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-16 Packaging Material For Snacks and Other Food Items

Snacks are packaged in a variety of ways depending on the type of product and quantity packaged. Packaging material for such food products is selected based on a few factors, with the material also playing an important role in the sales of the product. The material selected for the food has to...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-15 Easy Open Packaging: A Popular Choice for Customers

How many times have you been frustrated while trying to open a package? When you’re in a hurry, nothing is more annoying than trying – and struggling – to open layers of packaging material, or having to rush to look for tools to open a packaged product.   Surveys...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-14 Benefits and Safety Factors Of PET Bottles

PET bottles need no special introduction – we see them almost everywhere. Polyethylene terephthalate – which is commonly known as PET – is the most popular packaging material in the food and beverage industry. PET bottles are also used for packaging cleaning chemicals and dif...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-13 Safety first: Small bottles for hand sanitizers

Hand disinfectant or hand sanitizer is a supplement or alternative of hand wash. There are different types available, including gel, foam, and liquid.   Alcohol sanitizers kill most bacteria, fungi, and stop some viruses. When hands are not visibly dirty, alcohol hand disinfectant...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-12 Plastic Bottles Make Great Plastic Toys

Despite their intended use being to hold liquids, plastic bottles are one of the easiest items to recycle and reuse. With tons of ideas available online for how to repurpose your leftover plastic bottles, it’s not only the creative option, but also the smart one. Each year, millions of p...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-10 Eagerly Anticipating this Autumn's Leading Trade Fairs

The biggest and best names in packaging will come together in September at two leading trade fairs to display this year’s newest and most cutting-edge packing innovations.   As leading trade fairs for packing technology, Taropak 2016 (Poznan, Poland) and PackTech Expo Balkan...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-09 Back to School: Practical Containers for a Packed Lunch

The start of September means the start of school, and with the start of school comes the return of school lunches. Buying school lunches every day can be expensive, and if adults need lunch for work as well, it really starts to add up. Packed lunches can be a cheaper and healthier option for b...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-08 Dropper Bottles for Dispensing Liquids

There are often times when we need to handle and use small quantities of liquid. One type of packaging enabling this is a dropper. An essential item in the pharmaceutical industry, droppers provide a way to deliver an accurate and specific dosage of product. With many benefits and top features...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-07 Small Bottles for the Hotel Industry

Booking into a hotel for a weekend away can be the ultimate luxury. Room service, fluffy robes and complimentary toiletries are all part of the hotel experience. Gone are the days of forgetting to bring shampoo and soap; today, complimentary toiletries in small bottles are an expected part of ...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-05 Buckets are the Best

When picturing a bucket, images of a traditional, metal pail might be the first thing you think of – the sort typically used to carry water. In recent times, however, plastic buckets have grown in popularity, thanks to their flexibility. Usually watertight and cylindrical with a flat bot...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-03 Foam Pumps Make a Great Packaging Choice

Foam pumps, mainly used for dispensing liquids in the cosmetics industry, provide a quick and easy way to turn liquids into foam. Mostly made from polypropylene, foam pumps can be purchased alone, or prefilled with a liquid soap. How to use   Dispensing liquids in the form of ...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-02 Containers for Lip Care Cosmetics

Cosmetic products, intended to enhance the appearance of the body, vary hugely. From hairstyling products to skin cleansers and perfumes, the industry generates billions of sales each year. One product within the industry that continues to grow in popularity is lip cosmetics - predominantly li...

 

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Date added: 2016-09-01 The Importance of Packaging Shape

It’s no secret that packaging is a key aspect of selling products and packaging is usually designed with this in mind. With so many packaging options on offer, thinking about what type of packaging will make your product stand out, whilst providing the most effective, user-friendly packa...

 

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Date added: 2016-08-23 Packaging for your Audience: Customer Targeted Packaging

Every product has a target market and target audience. Whether targeted at a specific gender, age group or industry, all products have a group at which they are aimed and are geared specifically towards. Yet the first thing a customer usually sees of a product is its packaging, and given the v...

 

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Date added: 2016-08-22 Refresh your Product Packaging with More Size Options

Today’s packaging market developments, with ever changing trends, mean packaging developers and manufacturers always need to be a step ahead of the game. Despite the need for innovation and creativity, an area that sometimes lags behind is size options, with some brands and their product...

 

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Date added: 2016-08-21 Basic Elements of Good Packaging

From storing everything from our cleaning products to our food and drink, packaging surrounds us. We use packaging in almost every aspect of our daily lives and as a result it has various functions. With so many different options available, what are the basic elements of all good packaging? ...

 

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Date added: 2016-08-20 Don’t Let Packaging Ruin Your Brand

It’s a well-known fact that product packaging, sales and brand reputation go hand in hand. Good packaging can do wonders for the success of a product, but bad packaging can have an impact on more than just product sales: your brand reputation is at stake.   Packaging is the...

 

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