Food packaging innovations

Dissolvable Sticker Created For Fruit

Fruitwash stickers when put under the tap will dissolve into organic fruit soap that removes pesticides, fungicides and any water-resistant wax. Fruitwash is based on the oval or circular peel-off labels fixed to the skins of fruits; however the labels essentially dissolve into the organic soap mixture, which then can be used for cleaning the product. While the labels resist water, they dissolve when rubbed. Prior to the fruits or vegetables passing into consumers’ hands, they can function in the same way as a traditional label, displaying barcode information for retail stock-check purposes as well as the retail price.

Sirane Releases New Soft Fruit Packaging An innovation in soft-fruit packaging proved to be a success for Sirane once again. The launch of Dri-fresh Resolve “Safe-hold” fruit cushioning pads was the highlight of the Fruit Logistica show in Berlin. These “absorbent bubble pads” are claimed to combine the cushioning and protective properties of bubble films with effective absorbency, high permeability and excellent presentation.

Tri-Star Packaging Launches Home-Compostable Cup Lid for Hot Drinks Tri-Star Packaging has launched a ground-breaking new plant-based cup lid for hot drinks that can be composted by consumers at home. The revolutionary new eco-friendly cup lid comes top in the green stakes because other so-called “sustainable” hot cup lids are usually made of plastic and have to be composted industrially. Tri-Star’s lid is manufactured from a sugar cane pulp known as Bagasse, a natural and renewable material that helps prevent widespread destruction of forests and reduce the high levels of toxic waste produced by the plastics manufacturing process.

Nestlé Adopts QR Code on KitKat Consumers in the United Kingdom will be the first to benefit from a new global initiative by Nestlé to give people instant access to information about the nutritional profile and environmental and social impacts of its products. Kit Kat multi-packs will carry a Quick Response (QR) code that will take consumers to digital sites where they can find more detailed information about the product than would normally be available on a pack. Nestlé plans to roll out the QR codes across its product portfolio in both emerging and developed markets to help people make more informed choices about what to purchase or consume.

DOC360 Is Now “Slam-able” In Ball’s Alumi-Tek Bottle DOC 360, the “bold, refreshing soft drink that obliterates the ordinary,” is now available in Ball Corporation’s Alumi-Tek bottle. The 16-oz. fully recyclable aluminium bottle is paired with Ball’s thermo chromic ink that changes colour when the contents are cold enough to drink and has been dubbed the “Slam Can.”

Diet Coke Gets Makeover from Design Legend Marc Jacobs To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Diet Coke has teamed up with their new Creative Director Marc Jacobs for a new limited packaging edition. Inspired by the three decades, the cans and bottles are designed to represent female empowerment through the ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s, with a whimsical twist – true to Jacobs’ signature style.

  • I Heart ‘80s embodies the rise of the empowered woman in all her 1980s glory.
  • The I Heart ‘90s creative is a dynamic reinterpretation of the decade, showcasing the extravagant attitude of the era where fashion, music and art collided in a glamorous exploration of strong femininity and daring attitude.
  • I Heart ‘00s design is a playful and lighthearted illustration of the sporty-cool decade, embodying humor, sexiness and energy.



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