Do E-Cigarettes Need to Be in Child-Resistant Packaging?

E-cigarettes were barely making a blip on the screen five years ago, but today they have become not only widely used, but trendy. The statistics are startling, with many studies suggesting that more teenagers and young adults than ever before are drawn to smoking because of the perceived “cool factor”…

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Europe Leads the Way with Sustainable Packaging

Product packaging has become a way of life. Gone are the days of individual farming families supplying their own food and making their own clothes. Today rural and urban residents alike rely on food items, beverages, cosmetics, medications, and luxury items that are packaged for retail use. Unfortunately, this incredible…

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The GMO Labeling Debate

In the constant evolution of food labeling, non-GMO labels have now come front and center in a hotly-contested debate. About GMOs Genetically modified organisms are living organisms whose genetic material have been artificially manipulated in a laboratory for specific purposes. For example, tomatoes have been developed to resist frost using…

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What’s the Right Packaging System for Your Brewery?

The art of packaging requires a great deal of attention to detail regardless of the industry, but packaging for a brewery calls for especially close care. Beer packaging machinery must prevent contamination from stray yeast and oxygen exposure. Either of the two contaminants reduce the beer’s shelf life and diminish…

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Packaging Trends Follow Changing Lifestyle Patterns

As time passes, demographics – or structures of populations – tend to evolve. Just as more women started working during World War II and more young adults started attending college in the 1990’s, current demographics now demonstrate that more people live alone, less couples are married, and household size is…

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