Corrugated

Packaging Outlook 2018: Fundamentals Drive Packaging Innovation
Corrugated, Retail

Packaging Outlook 2018: Fundamentals Drive Packaging Innovation

The recent series of Vision 2025 focus groups conducted by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, captured an increasingly popular sentiment throughout the packaging community: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” According to input received from more than 58 consumer packaged goods (CPG) professionals, some familiar fundamentals are fueling […]

Four consumer trends to come in 2018
Corrugated, Designers, Innovation

Four consumer trends to come in 2018

Mintel announces the four key trends set to impact North American consumer markets over the coming year. With surprises at every turn and vague uncertainty gripping Americans and Canadians daily, being attuned to consumer trends across transparency, value, self-care and automation is perhaps more crucial in 2018 than ever before. In the coming year, Mintel predicts […]

Six indicators of effectively leveraged packaging
Corrugated, Sustainability, Trends

Six indicators of effectively leveraged packaging

What renders a tool effective is the skill with which it’s utilized. Packaging has great potential. However, potential always is a quality that either gets unlocked or remains unfulfilled. By Sterling Anthony, CPP, Contributing Editor It’s a given that some corporations are more effective at leveraging packaging, but what do they share in common? While not […]

How to handle hand holes on corrugated boxes
Corrugated, Innovation

How to handle hand holes on corrugated boxes

When the size and/or weight of the product justifies them, hand holes (also known as access holes) are designed into corrugated boxes to facilitate safe manual handling. The categories of such products are diverse, examples being wide-screen televisions, printers, windows, patio doors, garage doors, automotive body replacement parts, in addition to various multi-pack consumer non-durables […]

The Magic of a Cardboard Box
Corrugated, Innovation, Sustainability

The Magic of a Cardboard Box

On April 20, Nintendo released a new line of accessories for its best-selling Switch game console. Rather than being digital add-ons, they were physical ones: punch-and-fold parts engineered to turn the Switch console into a piano, a fishing rod or a robot. All are made of cardboard. On March 4, Walmart ads shown during the […]