Products improving usability, hygiene and convenience, along with designs extending shelf life as well as creating differentiation for brands and sustainable new options, set the tone in the best dairy packaging innovation category in 2015.
Meeting the grab-and-go needs of consumers, RPC Superfos EasySnacking’s container offers a square plastic pot with a spoon integrated into the lid, which is easy to access by tearing off the self-adhesive label on the top of the pot, while PopOut SpoonLidz from EcoTensil introduces an eco-friendly design that turns the lid into a spoon with a simple fold; the lid made from green paperboard contributes to environmental sustainability by eliminating the need for an extra spoon.
Dairy Farmers of America’s Borden Good2gether offers a versatile on-the-go snacking option by combining cheese cubes with mini twist pretzels in a single-serve tray packaging, while Mother Dairy’s Automatic Vending Machine is a mobile milk dispenser where a consumer can collect homogenised milk in their own container for a hygienic on-the-go option thanks to the built-in refrigeration, automatic cleaning and automated anti-forgery alert.
Meiji offers a convenient solution to leakage while pouring cream with Hokkaido Tokachi Fresh’s pouch-style packaging design. Pact Group’s Murray Goulbourn offers a fully sustainable easy-to-open flip-top that keeps open while pouring thanks to its curved hinge, which also features improved tamper evidence.
Introducing an easy-to-use reclosing device, SnapQuick from Alqueria on Ecolean’s aseptic pouch packaging is lightweight and closes simply by folding the top and giving it a light pinch to seal.
Carton and PET bottles can measurably improve convenience and aesthetic appeal such as with IPI’s aseptic carton Caliz, having a functional, ergonomic shape that has a strong visual impact from all angles; GEA Promac’s White & Safe PET bottle guarantees a shelf life of over nine months by offering a whole new level of protection of milk from light in PET thanks to its aseptic filling with “total light barrier”; and Elopak’s sustainable Pure-Pak Sense carton improves usability and appeals to consumer preferences, as well offering a tool for better range navigation, communication of USPs and promotional messages with its arched top fin.
Eliminating contamination by ink, Clondalkin’s unique coding for Yeo Valley incorporates a unique code number printed on the surface of each lid, which is revealed only when the polyester lid is peeled back; the technology helps to generate rich consumer data and targeted promotional activity.
Optimising the packaging process during manufacturing, TLM Transmodul by Gerhard Schubert eliminates the need for belts, chains, side guides, product queues and indexing systems while improving system efficiency and maximum system flexibility.
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