Top 10 Packaging Design Innovations that Could Change 2019

2021-05-12 18:09:52 admin
Packaging Designs

There are so many different types of packaging designs, but what is a packaging innovation?

Over the years there have been significant updates and breakthroughs in the packaging world to make package designs more desirable for customers and more environmentally friendly.

The updates aren’t stopping now, are there are plenty of new packaging design ideas that have either just hit the market or are planning a market release in the future.

Either way, these packaging innovations could change how we shop and consumer products, all while making the world a cleaner place by using less scarce resources and lowering the amount of trash we all use.

1. Zero Waste Packaging

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To cut down on packaging waste, one company decided to use their natural plant life as a source of packaging. Universal Biopack uses bamboo and cassava to combat the massive amount of trash produced by the world.

After five years of developing and perfecting a formula, they have finally created zero waste packaging from leftover scraps after the chopstick manufacturing process in Thailand.

The company hopes to eventually replace styrofoam boxes, plastic bags, or anything that will result in trash that can’t be decomposed or recycled.

Universal Biopack is currently selling to restaurants and manufacturers, but they are having trouble finding new clients due to higher packaging costs, even if it is more environmentally friendly. This doesn’t mean they are giving up but instead trying to grow environmental awareness in the hopes to increase their demand.

2. Skin Pack

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Food and food packaging waste is a big concern in the industry. To tackle this problem Advanta, a global packaging supplier, has created a skin pack aluminum poultry tray and film combination that is the first of it’s kind.

The food is vacuum packed, and the tin is shaped around the food, therefore protecting poultry from oxygen to increase the shelf-life by a maximum of 300%. The packaging design also has a temperature range of  -40 degrees Celsius to 400 degrees Celsius. The aluminum tray is 100% recyclable making it more environmentally friendly than other packaging design options.

The Skin Pack is easy to unpack. The consumer has to peel off the plastic skin off of the poultry, which will then be ready to be placed directly into the oven and onto the table.

This packaging design could force competitors to do the same thing or something better to reach the shelf life capacity that Advanta reached with their packaging. Not only will it sound appealing to grocery stores, but consumers will also be interested in the increase shelf life.

3. Self Chilling Cans

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Nothing is worse than a lukewarm drink. Chill-Can from The Joseph Company aims to change that with their new self-chilling cans that will be distributed by 7/11.

The cans are simple to use: turn the can upside down, twist the base off to release liquefied CO2 that acts as the active coolant, and wait only 75 to 90 seconds for a nice and refreshing drink. The drink, which is stored in a 100% recyclable can,  is lowered to about thirty degrees.

Part of the reason that these cans are gaining traction is that people don’t like to wait. Self-chilling cans eliminate the need to wait for your drink to get cold, whether it is via refrigerator, freezer, or ice cubes. This means that you no longer will need ice cubes watering down your beverage.

The demand for self-chilling cans are on the rise, and The Joseph Company is opening a new production and distribution plant in Youngstown, Ohio, along with their current plant in Irvine, California.

The self-chilling cans can have a significant impact on the beverage industry and could push competitors to start manufacturing their own self-chilling cans, whether it be for soda, sports drinks, alcohol, or more.