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Walmart’s new Sustainable Packaging Playbook

Walmart released recently its new Sustainable Packaging Playboook, to serve as a guide for suppliers to improve packaging sustainability. This document focuses on three main priorities : Optimize design, source sustainably and support recycling. Optimize design The first mission of packaging is to protect the product. Reviewing the products damage history can give some good […]

Natural Kraft SUS Fontaine sante

SUS: better stiffness, higher tear resistance for folding carton

Natural Kraft and SUS papers and boards are among packaging designers and brands managers favorite materials to foster packaging innovation and pursue sustainability goals, combining high strength, high tear resistance, 100% recyclability and a positive image among consumers. The Kraft process (the industrial process involved in producing pulp for Kraft papers and boards) is a chemical […]

flexographic printing plates

Flexographic printing or Offset for folding carton packaging?

Aside digital printing mainly associated with short run printing, offset and flexographic printing are the main printing technologies used in the packaging industry. Flexographic printing Flexography, often abbreviated for flexo, is a printing technique using flexible relief plates. The plates are inked and applied directly onto the substrate.The process was patented at the end of […]

solidboard

High Strength Folding Carton: Folding boxboard, micro-flute (E, N, F) and solidboard

To fulfill the needs of high strength folding carton packaging, 3 main options come to mind : Folding boxboard, micro-flute (E, N, F) and solidboard. Boxboard is the most commonly used board used for folding carton packaging. It offers interesting features regarding its strength, print quality and foldability but the maximum thickness available is 28-32 pts […]

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The 5 pillars of packaging design

When it comes to packaging design , 5 essential aspects have to be carefully taken into account. Functionality First, its functionality. It sounds obvious, but asking clearly what we expect from a packaging design in terms of functionality will lay different options and more than that, will exclude some options that cannot fulfill expected functional […]

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