Consumer Experience

At this year’s FachPack, Südpack Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG demonstrates how its packaging can offer added value for products, consumers and the environment. more

Mark Hewitt, Group Managing Director, Europe, SGK, explores how a pack can be connected across the entire consumer journey beyond the shop shelf. more

Velcro Companies has introduced the first hook-to-hook closure system with unique sealant technology that allows manufacturers to more easily and rapidly integrate the closures into their flexible packages and pouches. more

Kirsty Cole, Head of Growth, Anthem Benelux, explores the opportunities of introducing brands to an effective direct-to-user model. more

A pizza carton that turns into a football, printing inks that withstand temperatures that are hotter than lava, and innovative packaging made from moulded fibre. more

M&S own-brand salad dressings are now being sold in smaller, more stylish bottles made by Beatson Clark after research showed that consumers found themselves throwing too much dressing away. more

At FachPack 2018 MULTIVAC will be presenting a concept for packing medical and pharmaceutical products, where the main feature is the easy removal of the product thanks to a novel opening aid. more

Under the scope of the World Cup, DS Smith’s display and packaging units worked in close collaboration with Pizza Hut in Portugal, to provide a second life to pizza packages during this period. more

In the context of increasingly independent consumers and a global diabetes epidemic, self-administration is booming thanks to flexible assembled pens and auto-injectors more

Beauty brands need packaging that protect and enable the formula, fit the brand and bring differentiation. more

At Packaged, the 7th Global Summit in Amsterdam, Dr. Chris Simms gave a talk on the opportunities presented by packaging integral products. Elisabeth Skoda took the opportunity to speak to him to find out more. more

Hot drinks in a carton from SIG; breakthrough in paper batteries from BillerudKorsnäs & Uppsala University; and the new bottle from Beatson Clark & Kolibri Drinks with sugar in a dosing cap. more

Beatson Clark has developed a bespoke bottle for the sparkling botanical beverage brand Kolibri Drinks, allowing consumers to control the amount of sugar in their drink by storing it in the cap of the bottle rather than mixed in the liquid. more

Research has shown that consumers, in Asia in particular, are looking for hot drinks that can also be taken with them for on-the-go consumption. more

Our latest video round-up, featuring Anthem's original take on a toothpaste tube, Source Labels patented double sided labelling system, and our serialisation catch up with Optel Group. more

BillerudKorsnäs and researchers at Uppsala University have together taken an important step towards the future’s paper batteries. more

Protective packaging supplier Macfarlane Packaging is this week launching its annual “unboxing”* survey designed to provide retailers with valuable feedback from consumers on their experiences of opening and unpacking goods ordered online. more

A Finnish start-up has launched an innovative packaging for liquids that pushes the boundaries of design, cuts costs and helps to save the environment. more

Schreiner MediPharm in collaboration with tube manufacturer Neopac and machine producer Harro Höfliger developed an innovative label for a pharmaceutical tube. more

The highlights of this week in video format, featuring crispy bacon out of the microwave, films and nets made from fruit and vegetable byproducts and unique identifiers for beverage cans thanks to Blockchain. more

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