Archive for the ‘Beverage Category’ Category

Single serving wine glass package

Gizmodo reports a new glass shaped wine package by Wine Innovations via CrunchGear. First Impression This is indeed a consumer centric innovation. It is significantly superior to drinking wine from carton containers offered in some countries. Any Cons? Wine being an alcoholic beverage, there is little concern regarding the asepticity of the product. Regarding the […]

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Al Rawabi (Dubai) milk package by Packlab Partners

We have come across a new milk bottle design for Al Rawabi, by Packlab Partners. [Thanks to Kristina / ambalaj.se.] This design, while touching many aspects of good package design, highlights the creative tension between good design, and good usability. Initial Observations We assume that this is an HDPE package. There is a built-in handle […]

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Sprite 250 ml aluminum bottle

With a variety of different aluminum bottles arriving in the market, we decided to look at Sprite’s 250 ml aluminum bottle. Initial Impressions This package looks cool, which is why it exists, namely to target younger demographics. However, the poor usability of small and micro portion sizes is a disadvantage. In addition, the higher use […]

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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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Tropicana, HDPE 2.78 qt. (2.63 lt.) with a resealable flip-cap

Tropicana offers its products in a variety of package formats around the world. Here in the US, larger packages with handles are quite prevalent in the market. Between the ½ gallon and one gallon sizes, Tropicana has this oddly sized HDPE package. Apart from its odd capacity, there is nothing unusual about the package. The […]

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Tamper proofing closures

There are two methods of implementing tamper prevention devices on food packaging. One method is to provide evidence when the package barrier is broken. The other method is to tamper proof the package. While these two methods may seem similar, they are indeed quite different.

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Family Packs: reclosability vs. resealability

Most of the screwcaps on the market are resealable. So when you tighten the cap, and leave the package lying on its side, the cap will not leak over an extended period of time. However, there are a number of openings on packages, flip-caps being one of the most prominent, that are not resealable. They […]

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Mega Monster Energy 24 fl-oz aluminum can with screw cap

There has been a lot of activity on the aluminum front in recent years. Aluminum bottles are starting to show up as packaging for many different products ranging from beer to soft drinks, competing against PET or glass bottles, and aluminum cans. While aluminum bottles do not offer any significant advantage over glass or PET […]

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Package death-match #2 – 1.5 Lt. Juice Category (Europe)

1.5 Lt. Juice Packages (Europe) In the second article of the Package Death-Match series we will be comparing 1.5 liter fruit juice packages from the European market. The three packages we chose, even visually imply diverse handling characteristics that we want to compare. Naturally, beyond handling, we also compared opening, pouring and closing. Appearance Both carton […]

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The usability of small- and micro-portion packages

As the upward trend of consumers’ personal weight in developed countries steadily increases, consumers are getting progressively more concerned about high-calorie, high-portion size drinks. They are also concerned about their general health, creating an interest for wholesome foods from far-away and ethnic places. These two trends have caused interesting responses from food conglomerates and soft […]

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