Pet Food Packaging

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Zuke's reveals sustainable trade show booth at SuperZoo

Booth depicted outdoor lifestyle images to encourage pet owners to be active with pets
At SuperZoo 2012, Zuke's unveiled a line of cat treats from its new eco-friendly trade show booth #2147. Zuke's worked with Greenspace, a design and fabrication company, to develop the sustainable booth, which is made of fir plywood and cedar materials.
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Packaging: what consumers (say they) want

Consumer surveys routinely show the same wants and needs for packaging of consumer goods products: convenience, ease of opening and closing (and, increasingly, ease of resealing the package), product freshness and sustainability -- though the majority of consumers surveyed don't seem willing to pay more for eco-friendly packaging. These all hold true in a survey conducted by Packaged Facts earlier this year and reported by Marketing Daily.
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Hill's Pet Nutrition to reformulate Science Diet petfoods

Hill's will add more natural ingredients to Science Diet dog, cat foods, along with new packaging designs with color-coded categories for consumers
Hill’s Pet Nutrition will reformulate its Science Diet dogs and cat foods to add more natural ingredients. The company made the decision to reformulate the Science Diet petfoods because some consumers were making product choices based primarily on a set criteria for ingredients, rather than the overall promise of nutrition and clinical research.
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Glenroy launches petfood packaging app for iPhone, iPad

Users can calculate commonly used flexible packaging specifications, use conversion tools and more
Glenroy Inc., a converter and printer of flexible petfood packaging film, launched a flexible packaging iPhone and iPad application. The apps, available as a free download in the Apple market, allows users to quickly calculate commonly used flexible packaging specifications such as roll weight, roll footage, roll diameter, basis weight and yield. 
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Packaging update: The latest materials, products and technologies

From award-winning 3-D embossing to one company's packaging makeover and another's production line reboot, petfood companies are focusing on all things efficient
Every year I am met with the task of sniffing out what's new and happening in petfood and treat packaging. In past years trends have included convenience, portability and sustainability.
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Glenroy Inc. offers new flexible packaging technology

New High Performance Component tie layer technology for foil-based flexible packaging
Glenroy Inc., a custom converter and printer of flexible packaging, has introduced a new High Performance Component tie layer technology for foil-based flexible packaging. Manufactured with what Glenroy calls state-of-the-art extrusion lamination equipment, HPC is available as a component within Glenroy’s line of foil-based flexible packaging laminations.
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Dr. Tim's petfood brand to launch new petfood packaging

Dr. Tim's petfood now available via two new distributors, including online retailer Petflow.com
Dr. Tim's Pet Food Company, a maker of premium, all-natural petfood products, is redesigning its packaging and has also made its lines available through two new distribution channels. The company's new petfood bag designs are set to come out in August. 
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Blue Dog Bakery redesigns dog treat packaging

New packaging has simpler look with easier-to-read text, clear window panel, 3-D dog logo
Blue Dog Bakery has redesigned the packaging used for its entire line of all-natural dog treats to give the packages a more modern look that better reflects the dog treats inside. The new simplified packaging, produced by Hornall Anderson, better highlights the benefits of Blue Dog Bakery's treats on the package, marked as "all-natural," "low fat" and "made in the USA," with an updated typeface that makes the packaging print easier to read.
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Mondi Group to purchase petfood packaging company Nordenia

Deal expected to be completed in fourth quarter of 2012
Oaktree Capital Management LLC, the majority shareholder of petfood packaging company Nordenia International, has agreed to sell Nordenia to Mondi Group. The deal, subject to approval of competition authorities, is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012. 
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Court rules against petfood packaging company in insurance case

Ohio, USA, court says Express Packaging may not seek compensation for damages relating to Mars Inc. dog food can recall in 2008
A petfood packaging company that damaged cans of dog food leading to a recall cannot seek compensation for damages under its commercial general liability policy, a US appeals court ruled. The petfood packaging company, Express Packaging of OH Inc., cannot seek reimbursement from its CGL policy with American States Insurance Co. after damaging cans of dog food belonging to petfood producer Mars Inc. during a packaging process, according to a ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
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