Dow Features 100% PE Recyclable Stand Up Pouch at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013

Dow Features 100% PE Recyclable Stand Up Pouch at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013

Dow is proud to once again serve as title sponsor of this year’s The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, where the award winning 100% PE Recyclable Stand Up Pouch from Dow Performance Packaging will be on display.  

The 100% PE Stand Up Pouch is an innovative solution for food packaging that offers a more sustainable proposition of recyclability. Dow’s Performance Packaging business, in partnership with a converter and brand owner, introduced the pouch in Latin America earlier this year and the design has since won several industry awards for its unique qualities.

“The Stand Up Pouch is a game-changing technology that will benefit Dow customers and the entire value chain,” said Nestor de Mattos, group marketing director for Food and Specialty Packaging at Dow. “We are pleased to be once again sponsoring The Showcase of Packaging Innovations pavilion at PACK EXPO, because promoting award-winning packaging design, like the 100% PE Stand Up Pouch, puts a spotlight on ingenuity and helps push the industry forward.” 

In addition to sponsoring the pavilion, Dow will participate in this year’s PACK EXPO with a full program of customer hospitality, informative thought-leader presentations, and the introduction of new technologies and capabilities.

An example of Dow’s commitment to industry collaboration and growth is Dow Performance Packaging’s highly regarded Networks with Answers (NwA) seminar series. The presentations will feature internal and external speakers on topics that are relevant to the industry today and attendance is open to customers, show attendees and other interested parties.  

On Monday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. PST, Networks with Answers will feature a special presentation on Dow’s newest collaborative capability to accelerate packaging innovation – Pack Studios. Connecting Dow’s global network of industry experts with Dow Performance Packaging’s broad product portfolio, materials science labs and application testing capabilities, Pack Studios provides a collaborative environment to accelerate solutions for better packaging.  Located at Dow’s Texas Operations complex in Freeport, Texas, Pack Studios Freeport is one of four state-of-the-art collaboration centers Dow currently operates across the globe.  

To learn more about the latest innovative products from Dow, customers are invited to visit the Dow Customer Center located next door to the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Renaissance Hotel. Dow’s PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 portfolio will include:

·         100% Polyethylene Stand Up Pouch is manufactured with only one raw material, polyethylene, making it easier to recycle, and it can be used in a variety of markets including beverages, cosmetics, dry and frozen foods, and cleaning products. The Stand Up Pouch is developed from Dow’s patented technology which allows the unique package to “stand up” on store shelves providing companies with greater brand visibility. The award winning Stand Up Pouch will also be on display at the Showcase of Packaging Innovations.

·         LAMAL™ 90-103 Adhesive is a urethane cure alternative to traditional adhesives. LAMAL has been specially formulated for metal adhesion, being alcohol dilutable like existing LAMAL™ products and can be used in a variety of packaging applications including meat, cheese and snack food packaging, coffee pouch laminations and industrial barrier laminations.

·         MOR-FREE™ L82-105/C33 is an solventless, two component aliphatic  polyurethane adhesive that delivers a fast room temperature cure with no need for a hot room. This gives converters energy and space savings, and the adhesive can be used in a variety of flexible food packaging applications including higher temperature applications.  

·         Dow will highlight two products from the ADCOTE™ family. ADCOTE™ L 74-112 is a non-isocyanate curing solvent based adhesive that offers no interference from retained solvents in printed materials and can be used in a variety of packaging applications. ADCOTE™ L 76-185 provides higher running solids, a lower tendency to foam in application, a more stable mixed pot life and offers improved performance for retort applications including delivering improved adhesion to oxide coated barrier films and resistance to the most aggressive foodstuff.

 

Dow Performance Packaging is committed to advancing the plastic packaging sector with the development of innovative materials and technologies that further the performance value of resins, films, and adhesives products used in packaging. With upcoming facility upgrades to support Dow’s laminating adhesives business, to collaborative opportunities that enable packaging innovation through Pack Studios, Dow is the industry’s leading resource for solutions for better packaging. 

 

For more information about Dow please visit Dow Performance Packaging, or visit the Dow Customer Center in the Renaissance Ballroom I and II during PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.

 

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

 

 

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Brandimage A Triple Winner In 2013 American Package Design Awards

Brandimage, a leading global consultancy of brand equity architects and designers who create brands that drive brand performance, announced that its Chicago office has been distinguished by GDUSA (Graphic Design USA) with three 2013 American Package Design Awards recognizing the value of design to advance the brand promise and forge an emotional connection with the consumer at the moment of truth.

For five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored national design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. Of these, the American Package Design Awards are the fastest growing. This year’s entries grew to over 1600 with only a selective one in six firms being recognized for their packaging design.

Package design is increasingly the differentiator in the consumer’s purchasing decision. Meaningful brands leverage intrinsic emotional and cultural cues to express what they are, what they stand for, and how they want to be perceived by others. When brands tell engaging stories consistently, people become brand champions. They put them on their list. They make them a part of their lives — compelling brand experience design should seduce shoppers at the point of decision.

Rob Swan, vice president, executive creative director of Brandimage’s Chicago office, said, “We really like winning GDUSA. It recognizes strong packaging as one of the ways we are shaping the culture around us, and that great design is constantly evolving just like it is. In this way, GDUSA represents a rich record of the design continuum. I’m proud that so much of our work continues to be a part of that.”

Swan added, “We are fortunate to collaborate with visionary clients who believe in the power of design to advance their brands and connect with consumers on a visceral level. It is through these partnerships that we’re able to create work that wins awards and wins in-store.”

In the Food and Beverage category, Brandimage was awarded Certificates of Excellence for:

Nature Valley, Brand Owner: General Mills

Total Cereal, Brand Owner: General Mills

Yoplait, Brand Owner: General Mills

To view all 2013 American Package Design Awards winners, click the following Web site address: http://www.gdusa.com/contests/apda13/index.php

Brandimage is a global consultancy of brand equity architects and designers. Brandimage creates brands that drive brand performance. Brandimage is part of the brand development group of SGK.

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Summary version of recycling design guides unveiled






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Posted by Rick Lingle, Technical Editor — Packaging Digest, 8/26/2013 4:08:50 PM





 

APR guideThe Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, has published an executive summary version of their recyclability design guides for packaging and containers.

 

Steve Alexander, APR’s executive director, stated that while the organization has published its Design
Guides for the past 14 years, recently many non-technical audiences, consumer product companies, marketing and brand managers, as well as packaging design experts have expressed the need for a quick reference summary version of the guidelines.

 

“As one of its core missions, APR has always sought to provide packaging designers with specific information to allow for informed decisions,” says Alexander. For the past 14 years, the APR Recyclability Guidelines, which are based on actual industry experience, have provided that guidance to industry. These guidelines describe how a package design might impact conventional mechanical plastics recycling systems, be improved to avoid recycling problems, and be optimized to make plastic packages more compatible with current recycling systems.

 

P&G: Focus is on the most common items

 

Steve Sikra, Procter & Gamble’s global leader for packaging material science & technology, and a member of the APR board of directors, adds that “the APR Design for Recyclability Guidelines Executive Summary has been prepared by the APR as a quick reference tool for package designers, engineers, brand managers, and decision makers. It is focused on the most commonly reclaimed post-consumer packaging items: PET, polyethylene, and polypropylene bottles and containers. It contains key points to consider from the APR Design for Recyclability Guidelines.”

 

Alexander points out that the summary version of the guidelines will help to provide a broader audience with an understanding of how the technical aspects of container and packaging design will have an impact on the ability of the package or product to be recycled. “Recyclers tend to be the last to know about the impact of a new product or package design on the ability of the package to be recycled. Hopefully, this summary will help a broader audience consider the downstream implications of the recyclability of a package during the conceptual development stage.”

 

APR will present a web seminar Thursday, September 19th at 1:00 pm EST explaining how to utilize this valuable tool to aid in the design process when considering the recyclability of a bottle or container. Please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/443533447537141504 to register for this informative webinar.

Please visit http://www.plasticsrecycling.org/technical-resources/apr-design-for-recyclabilityguidelines to download a copy of the Executive Summary as well as the full version of the Design guideline.

 

Source: The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR)

 

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Does cosmetic packaging need a makeover?






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posted by Kari Embree, Senior Digital Content Editor — Packaging Digest, 8/23/2013 10:15:00 AM





 

 

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

 

Cosmetic companies are making slow progress in reducing their packaging footprints. Although the cosmetics industry has become preoccupied with green initiatives, few steps have been made to tackle the environmental impact of packaging.

Organic Monitor (www.organicmonitor.com) research finds most developments are occurring in ecodesign, with many brands reducing packaging materials by changing design structures. The Brazilian company Natura Brasil is a frontrunner in sustainable design. Its recent launch of its mass market SOU brand epitomises the packaging trend. SOU skin care products are housed in flexible packaging that have 70 percent less plastic than rigid plastic containers of the same volume.

As will be shown at upcoming editions of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit (www.sustainablecosmeticssummit.com), most changes in packaging design are only leading to an incremental decrease in packaging materials. In some cases, any ecological benefits from less packaging material are offset by higher unit sales. More radical solutions involving materials are necessary to make significant changes to the packaging impact of cosmetic products.

Relatively few developments are occurring in packaging materials. Although some cosmetic brands are experimenting with sustainable materials like bamboo and wood, plastic packaging still prevails. High raw material costs and inadequate waste disposal methods give plastic packaging a very high environmental footprint. According to the OECD, packaging comprises over half of all household waste in developed countries, with plastics having most effect in landfill.

Plant-based plastics, once hailed because of their biodegradable nature, have yet to make headway in cosmetic applications. Some companies like Procter & Gamble are using hybrid polymers to overcome the limitations of bioplastics. Its Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion packaging is mainly made from biopolymers sourced from sugar cane.

Unilever is one of the few companies considering a packaging overhaul to address its environmental footprint. The Anglo-Dutch multinational introduced a new ‘compressed’ can for a number of its deodorant brands earlier this year. The deodorant cans are about a third smaller, reducing packaging material costs as well as transportation costs. However, few companies have managed to innovate with green packaging.

 

There are also calls for the cosmetics industry to take some responsibility for waste management. In Brazil, the cosmetics association ABIHPEC is working with municipal agencies to collect and recycle packaging waste. In the US, Tom’s of Maine has partnered with Teracycle to collect its packaging waste and use it in new product applications. A closed loop system whereby waste is used as raw materials is considered the way forward for many cosmetic brands taking the green road.

Sustainable packaging is a focal theme of the upcoming Latin American and European editions of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Discussion topics include environmental impact of packaging, ecodesign innovations, novel packaging materials, bioplastics in cosmetics, and green packaging success stories; papers will be given by Natura Brasil, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Arkema, Selerant, Aptar, ABIHPEC and other organizations involved in sustainability.

 

Source: Organic Monitor

 

 

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McLean Design Positions New Elli Quark as a Smarter Dairy Choice

Not Your Grandma’s Dairy
Elli Quark Unveiled as a Smarter Dairy Choice

A clear understanding of evolving consumer behavior helped McLean Design and new client PS Let’s Eat introduce an unfamiliar but über healthy European dairy product called German-style quark to a highly skeptical American market.

“Our design team created a brand called Elli as the latest cool arrival to the U.S. dairy aisle,” says Ian McLean, founder and creative director of McLean Design, Inc. “Elli quark has a contemporary, Euro-chic feel, designed to appeal to consumers as a smarter, healthier dairy snack.”

Quark is a creamy, cheese-like fare with yogurt-like features, a classic staple in Europe but almost entirely alien to U.S. shoppers. The challenge was to present it as captivatingly different but not strange, European but not elite gourmet.

“Elli captures a youthful, forward-thinking aesthetic,” says McLean. “That helps it differentiate from typical dairy products, which are good for you but not actively healthy like quark.”

The carefully crafted design claims its European heritage with a modern sensibility that expresses an enlightened awareness of healthy choices. The approachable packaging conveys that Elli quark delivers more flavor than cottage cheese and more nutrition than Greek yogurt, the new category darling.

“By boldly calling out Elli’s beneficial qualities on the front panel, we reinforce the honest, straightforward vision of the brand,” explains Jane Wight, senior designer at McLean Design. “We also provide distinct nutritional information for today’s data-driven consumers who actively seek smarter solutions.”

The McLean team created the overarching brand vision, including brand positioning, brand naming, packaging design, sales materials, web site design and content development, and consulted on other elements of the marketing plan to help establish and extend the new brand identity and voice.

“McLean Design did an amazing job,” says Preya Patel Bhakta, founder of PS Let’s Eat. “Their strategic approach helps a new product like ours differentiate on shelf while communicating a true representation of what’s inside the package. The creative team attends to the details, but always keeps the big picture in mind.”

Garnering impressive buzz at healthy food expos, in trendy magazines, and all along the manufacturing and distribution chain, Elli quark has gained entry to Whole Foods and a host of other mainstream and specialty grocery stores.

Elli quark was recently selected as a top new natural food product from among thousands of prospects at the 2013 Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.

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Creative Thermoform Packaging Design Garners Barger, Placon’s Medical Division, a Prestigious IOPP AmeriStar Award in the Medical Device Category

Used in approximately 350 SKUs as part of the overall packaging configuration, Barger, a turnkey designer and manufacturer of medical device packaging systems, collaborated with Wright Medical to develop and manufacture a unique small rigid thermoformed clamshell that provides high product protection and equally strong end-user satisfaction.

With a beauty in the simplicity of its design, the 2.5” long x 1.5” wide clamshell has a consistent footprint for easy validation, and can be used in both sterile and non-sterile presentations. In fact, the forward-looking design was made suitable for EtO, Gamma, Gas Plasma, E-Beam and other sterilization techniques. The distinctive thermoform has no sharp edges that come into contact with primary packaging material, ensuring no punctures or pin-holes to the bags while in transit or during storage and handling.

States Scott Duehmig, director of sales – custom and medical divisions Placon/Barger, “This is a great example of how collaborating with our customers can lead to exceeding expectations with a design that is simplistic, not only filling today’s requirements but with added flexibility for future products.”

Each year the IOPP commemorates the most innovative package designs. AmeriStar winners will be recognized for their ground-breaking contributions to the packaging industry on June 19th during the EastPack conference and exposition held in Philadelphia, PA.

ABOUT BARGER
With over 250 combined years of medical device and component packaging design and thermoforming experience, Barger, a division of Placon, provides turnkey solutions for sterile and non-sterile packaging systems. Barger’s philosophy of a “high touch”, customer-focused approach coupled with innovative design solutions has made the company one of the top 3 medical thermoformers in the US. ISO 9001 certified, Barger operates multiple clean rooms at its Elkhart, IN and corporate Madison, WI facilities.

ABOUT PLACON
For over 45 years Placon has been a leading custom designer and manufacturer of thermoformed plastic packaging with an extensive line of stock packaging products as well as environmentally-friendly recycled sheet materials for the retail, food and medical markets. Continuously setting the bar in thermoform packaging and sustainable material solutions, Placon provides innovative, high quality and safe packaging products that harness the power of tomorrow’s technology and design to solve customers’ challenges today. According to Plastic News, Placon ranks among the top 20 thermoformers in North America. 

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Ice-cold Coke: World’s first bottle made of water?






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As the mercury rises, so increases the desire to reach for an ice-cold Coke. But what if that Coke literally came ice-cold?

 

Coke Ice ImageIn Colombia, it does, with Beachside Cokes being served in bottles made from ice. The frozen vessels are true to their glass counterparts, keeping with Coca-Cola’s uniquely shaped contour bottle that includes the iconic Spencerian script lettering etched in ice.

 

To make the special edition Coca-Cola bottles a reality, teams created a new packaging design and production process to manufacture the ice bottles and transport them to hot Colombia beaches. The process starts with pouring micro-filtered water into silicone molds, then freezing the water to-25 °C and filling the molds with Coke.

 

Promising “Fria hasta la ultima gota” or “Cold to the last drop,” the frozen bottles continue to make quite a splash in South America and throughout the advertising world. Beachside, drink servers have sold on average 265 frozen bottles an hour. Ad Week, Mashable and other media outlets have melted for the idea, highlighting the Ogilvy & Mather Columbia innovation for its “cool” factor. In Bilbao, Spain at the Sol Awards, which celebrates the best creativity in Ibero-America, the “Botella de Hielo” or “Ice Bottle” took top honors, winning a Golden Sol Award.

 

Reusable, insulating ‘label’ band

 

Putting aside the accolades, the experiment is meant to delight fans with a refreshing Coca-Cola experience. To ensure those ordering up the iced Cokes don’t walk away with frozen fingers, each bottle is wrapped with a rubber Coke-logoed red band that allows the drinker to hold the sparkling beverage with comfort. Once the bottle is liquefied, the band doubles as a keepsake bracelet fans can wear.

 

No word yet on where the bottles may show up next, but with Coke Open for Summer, introducing new ways of sharing happiness with shareable cans that split in two and personalized 500- and 375-mL PET bottles that call you by name, the next innovation is anyone’s guess.

 

To view a video on this development, click here.

 

Source: The Coca-Cola Company

 

 

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