Pet Food Packaging

UK packaging company introduces new cat food can

Crown Food Europe's new 85-gram package offers benefits to both manufacturers and consumers
To help petfood manufacturers meet the UK's growing demand for premium cat food, Crown Food Europe - Cans and Closures, a business unit of Crown Holdings Inc., introduced an 85-gram package that provides single-serve portions to consumers and shelf differentiation for manufacturers. Crown says its 85-gram container helps manufacturers address consumer demands through features such as superior metal packaging barrier characteristics to protect the nutritional value of the cat food and extend its shelf life, while providing convenience to consumers through the smaller, single-serving sizes.
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Raw dog food manufacturer switches to 'green' flexible packaging

Eagle Flexible Packaging's NVIRO made from renewable, compostable materials
Raw dog food manufacturer Steve’s Real Food has switched to using an environmentally friendly flexible packaging for its petfood products, which is constructed of renewable and compostable materials, printed and laminated with low-VOC, water-based inks and adhesives. The Utah, USA-based dog food manufacturer chose Eagle Flexible Packaging's NVIRO because the company says it is committed to following strict environmental standards.  
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Graphic design firm awarded for Lincolnbark pet treat packaging

Bobby Cochran + Associates honored with two American Graphic Design awards
Bobbye Cochran, president of graphic design firm Bobbye Cochran + Associates, designed the logo and packaging for pet treat company Lincolnbark, earning two American Graphic Design awards from Graphic Design USA. The 2011 graphic design competition had nearly 9,000 entries, and Cochran's work was among roughly 1,000 pieces selected for special recognition.  
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Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011 sets attendance records

More than 26,000 attendees from around the world came to see the latest packaging innovations
PMMI, owner and producer of Pack Expo, reported that Pack Expo 2011 broke event records, with more than 26,000 attendees, 1,559 exhibitors and nearly 630,000 net square feet. The Expo, which took place in September 26-28, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, reported a 14.8% jump in visitor attendance with 26,084 attendees, compared to the previous show's attendance.  
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Blackwood's new petfood packaging appeals to women dog owners

Dog food packaging redesigned with key product information on the front
Blackwood Pet Food recently worked with consultancy Ideas that Kick to update its petfood packaging so that it would be easier to for dog owners to find the right food for their dog. The new dog food packaging is aimed at the dog "mom," with key product information, like protein, fat and fiber content, as well as the recipe and cooking process on the front of the package.
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Petfood container concept wins Project 2020 packaging design contest

Directions Marketing's winning design designed for bulk petfood packaging.
At Pack Expo 2011 in Las Vegas, an innovative petfood container concept submitted by Directions Marketing was named the grand prize winner in Project 2020: The Consumer Experience. Project 2020 challenges the design community to imagine how packaging will drive consumer purchasing decisions in a decade.  
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Exopack invests US$13 million in new petfood packaging equipment

Investment in new equipment at two US plants made to expand product offerings
Petfood packaging manufacturer Exopack invested US$13 million in new manufacturing equipment and technologies for its Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA and Tomah, Wisconsin, USA, manufacturing facilities to expand current product offerings. At the Spartanburg facility, a Starlinger woven poly propylene converting cell will be installed to expand production of Rave composite bags.
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Blackwood launches new petfood packaging, recipes

Company repackages dog food, offers four new formulas
Blackwood Pet Foods LLC launched a new packaging system for its complete line of dog food as well as four new petfood recipes. "Our new packaging was designed to provide the consumer with a great shopping experience, easy access to key product information and a representation of the true quality of our recipe," said Doug Sapp, vice president of marketing.
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Petfood packaging conference scheduled for December

Pet Food Pac-2011 to take place in New Jersey
The Packaging Group Inc. announced that the conferences and courses of its Pet Food Pac-2011 will take place on December 6 and 7, in Monroe Township, New Jersey, USA. Two courses will be held on December 6, covering shelf life extension and humanization of petfood packaging.
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