Archive for the ‘Concepts’ Category

Smart jug from MilkLab

Here is a video of a smart jug that detects stale milk via mashable.com. Now only if we could incorporate it into the package itself. Your rating: ©2012 PackageRepublic.com. All Rights Reserved.

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Cup-o-jay single-serve frozen juice package concept

Cup-o-jay, designed by Ken Gruhl, a student at the Michigan State University, was the winner of the 2010 Flexible Packaging Student Design Challenge. We have taken a detailed look at this concept. The novelty of this concept is not in the package format itself, as this type of package has been used with single serve […]

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Beer-in-a-box concept

Brand X (via Gizmodo) is showing a beer-in-a-box concept by Thomas Hussey. This concept has an unusual pump feature that keeps air out to prevent oxidation. We like the concept, but we also recognize that there are fundamental issues with it. The reason why wine-in-a-box exists today is because it saves cost. In fact, it […]

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Universal packaging system concept; innovation or bust?

Yanko Design (via Slashgear) is running an article on a universal packaging system. For us packaging professionals, the term universal packaging refers to packages that are usable by children as well as by reduced dexterity aging populations. Ignoring semantics, let’s look at this concept, and see what it holds for us.

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A new PET bottle concept

Popsop is running an article on a new, green Coke bottle concept by 18-year old designer Andrew Kim. We were intrigued by the design. The design sports: an off-center cap, that is smaller and shallower pocket in recessed bottom to house the cap from the bottle below for distribution efficiency a square cross-section accordion collapsible […]

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Multi-faceted aluminum can tries to improve consumer appeal

Here is another aluminum can design that stands out among the ones we have seen lately. This design adds no new functionality, or tangible consumer value, apart from some potential branding opportunity. However, we do believe that even in that area, this design is rather limited. The idea here is to use a process called […]

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Embossed aluminum can concept has potential at POP

We have seen a number of aluminum can concepts lately. Some of these are attractive designs with consumer appeal. They do, however, add no new functionality, or tangible consumer value, apart from branding opportunities. We do believe in sensory appeal, and its positive impact on consumer perception especially at POP.

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360 paper bottle concept, and its meaning

The 360 Paper Bottle is one of the more refined pulp based concepts that we have seen. Concepts like the 360 Paper Bottle certainly have sex-appeal, driven by their strong environmental image. Here at PackageRepublic.com, we wanted take the 360 bottle, and using it as a proxy to evaluate the uphill battle these concepts will […]

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