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Qbo gives its fan community a feel-good warranty at its own stores and offers the fulfilment of special preferences via an app. Photo: Qbo Coffee GmbH

The die is cast


We can do things differently – this was the motto of the Tchibo Group when it launched a new coffee capsule system, called Qbo. Instead of being cylindrical, the coffee machine capsules are cuboid in shape.
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In the food and drinks industry glass is an important packaging material. Photo: GADV

Industry with Perspective


Purity, multi-use, recycling – these attributes generally associated with glass packaging paint a positive picture for the sector. The economic outlook for the container glass industry is positive.
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The summer version for “shakes-to-go” at the beach features the original striped ice-cream look of the Devondale brand. Photo: Devondale

Shake it up


There is nothing better than cool, creamy milk shakes for that in-between refreshment on a hot summer’s day. For the corresponding “high-spirits” kick designers have now come up with particularly striking cups.
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What’s going wrong here? Correct: the can opening is on the bottom. This special packaging with a “twist” was the idea of Paris agency BETC. @lesnovateurs.com

Shaken not stirred


With a simple trick the new packaging of the widely popular Orangina orangeade amazes everyone.
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Pantone 484 is known as Coke red and protected. For a special edition of nail varnish OPI was granted the right to use this tone. Photo: OPI

One Family – One Brand


It has been on the market for one hundred years now. The Coca-Cola bottle is considered a milestone in packaging design and even made it to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. After going through numerous brand appearances of its sub-brands a “One-Brand Strategy” is hoped to convince consumers.
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The sales of wine in plastic bottles are rising. © Bronco Wine Co.

Packaging trends in the wine segment - Plastic bottles ever more popular


0.75 l glass bottles used to be a must – with natural corks and classy labels. Wherever wine was served in higher volumes, with plastic corks or from coated plastics its quality was still doomed to get a scathing judgment time and again. Over time, however, the number of supporters for wine from plastic packaging has grown.
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© Frank Reinhold

Direct printing instead of paper labels


The Belgian brewery Martens has decided to do without paper labels on the packaging of its own special Pilsner beer. Its new direct printing process has been developed in collaboration with KHS GmbH which, together with NMP Systems and Danone Waters, is also currently marketing another global innovation, known as Nature MultiPack™.
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PEF – 100% natural, 100% recycled, 100 % material benefits


Sustainability is an issue which has occupied the packaging industry for a long time now. Again and again attention has focused on the use of renewable raw materials in the production of plastics. Recent research has delivered innovative plant-based materials with outstanding properties.
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The detailed finish of the “Holzkiste Rustikal” wine crate gives it an inimitably rustic look and feel. © Karl Knauer KG

Emotionalise with Novel Materials and Finishes


Packaging and marketing experts know that shoppers like to be emotionalised. Especially when it comes to luxury products like wine, first impressions really count.
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© Lothar Böhm & Associates GmbH

Anniversary bottles at Lufthansa


60 years of Lufthansa – To commemorate its anniversary, the airline launched a special Warsteiner birthday beer in a limited edition as well as a premium range of six Lufthansa Cocktails.
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