New Metal, Glass Packaging to Address Safety, Convenience and Environmental Concerns

February 23, 2011
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Glass and metal private label packaging will become even more environmentally friendly this year while also stressing safety and convenience themes, packaging watchers tell PLBuyer.


“The packaging industry will continue to find options…environmentally friendly products for consumers who require that, new forms and functionality of convenience products for people on the go, and new ways to ensure safety and security for those consumers concerned about our food supply. Companies that have the greatest chance for success are those that can provide these benefits― at no additional cost to the consumer,” says Lynn Dornblaser, director of consumer packaged goods insights for the Chicago, Ill.-based research firm Mintel International.


The liquor industry remains a hotbed of glass and metal packaging innovation. JT Wines, for example, a private label wine producer based in Saint Helena, Calif., recently introduced its FLASQ wines packaged in aluminum bottles.


In glass, Dalles, Ore.-based Copa Di Vino has created ready-to-drink glass packaging for wines. Using a process called OneGlassWine technology, the company creates a single-serve glass of wine that uses a heat-sealing aluminum compound to seal the specially treated glass in a low-pressure environment.


For a full report on glass and metal packaging trends, read the April issue of PLBuyer.

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