How Recyclable is Metal, Really?
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How Recyclable is Metal, Really?

In a word, very!

Metal is the most recycled material in the world and metal packaging can increase food shelf life, decreasing waste. Metal recycling allows for a reduced carbon footprint, as well as reducing the use of natural resources.

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Have You Done Your Research?
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Have You Done Your Research?

Today, the world is at our fingertips. We have a question, we type it in the search field and BAM - we get pages upon pages of possible answers. When it comes to packaging questions, you can get lost in an ocean of possible answers from a spectrum of sources.


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Clean Labels
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Clean Labels

Clean labeling means different things to different people. To some, a clean label means a product free of chemicals or artificial ingredients. To others, it may mean a product with Non-Gmo ingredients. Whatever the case may be, the trend is products that are better for the consumer and the environment.

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Hidden Messaging in Packaging
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Hidden Messaging in Packaging

Every single day, we are exposed to innumerable amounts of audio and visual input. Really, that input possesses no meaning whatsoever. It’s how our brain processes the data that gives the input any sort of meaning or context. Some savvy creatives (or depending on your viewpoint - scheming creatives) understand this, and have been known to apply that knowledge to many forms of media over the years.

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How Does a Piece of Corrugated Board Become a Box?
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How Does a Piece of Corrugated Board Become a Box?

Once a corrugated sheet is taken off of the corrugator it is ready to be converted into a finished corrugated product. At the end of corrugator, a slitter-scorer trims the corrugated board and cuts it into large sheets called box blanks. The sheets have been slit to the width of the blank, which will be the height of the box, scored across the flutes (along the Machine Direction), and cut to the approximate length of the blank.

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Cradle-to-Cradle Lifestyle
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Cradle-to-Cradle Lifestyle

There are many frameworks used in defining sustainability - one of the first being “Cradle to Grave”. Cradle to Grave is one of the initial models that addressed material conception and disposal. Though a linear framework, cradle to grave set the stage for a discussion on how to minimize “graves” (aka landfills). As the discussion evolved, the idea of developing closed loop systems became a central topic, and the word grave was dropped and replaced with cradle. Cradle to Grave is a system where material flows on a linear path from extraction to use to waste instead of the loop of cradle to cradle. The Cradle to Grave model takes, makes, and wastes.

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Organic vs. Inorganic Pigments
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Organic vs. Inorganic Pigments

Ink is a major part of the printing process… it’s what creates the intricate designs on packaging and allows us to understand the product and its intended use. Without ink, the packaging world would be a dull place!

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