Smart Packaging

Finn Partners. Pic: Videojet

Coding salty snacks: the challenges

Salty snacks market to reach $63bn by 2023

By James Wolff

'From the ubiquitous potato chip, to nuts, popcorn, pretzels and jerky, the salty snacks market is one of the most dynamic in the global snack food category,' says James Wolff, global marketing manager, Videojet Technologies.

Silgan Containers to expand in the US. Photo: Silgan Containers.

Silgan Containers to expand in US

By Jenny Eagle

Silgan Containers is opening a plant in Pennsylvania, creating 29 jobs in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, US.

AIPIA launches first US World Congress. Picture: iStock.

AIPIA to launch first US World Congress

By Jenny Eagle

AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association) will bring a US-centric selection of intelligent packaging to its American audience, launching its first World Congress in New Jersey next year.

Seydaco prodcues bakery and confectionery carton boxes. Pic: Seydaco.

Graphic Packaging to acquire Seydaco Packaging

By Jenny Eagle

Graphic Packaging International and Graphic Packaging International Canada have agreed to acquire Seydaco Packaging Corp and its affiliates National Carton and Coating Co., and Groupe Ecco Boites Pliantes Ltée.

PepsiCo to host an interactive challenge for active & intelligent packaging formats. Picture: PepsiCo.

AIPIA Congress 2017

PepsiCo challenge will review the best ideas for packaging formats

By Jenny Eagle

PepsiCo is hosting an interactive session at the AIPIA Congress 2017, asking the Association’s members to come up with their best ideas for packaging formats for PepsiCo brands, incorporating Active and Intelligent Packaging and technologies.

One of the winners from the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition 2016. Picture PPC.

PPC top paperboard packaging trends

By Jenny Eagle

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has revealed its top trends in folding carton and rigid box design, following entries for the 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.