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Six packaging trends for 2016

A new report called “Global Packaging Trends – A Fast-Forward Look at How the Next Generation of Packaging is Engaging Consumers in 2016” identifies six key trends set to transform the global packaging industry this year.

 

These trends include:

  • Digital revolution: The unique capabilities of digital printing have captured the attention of retailers, brand owners and packaging converters globally by creating opportunities to engage consumers on a local, personal and emotional level.
  • Phenomenal flexibles: While brands will still be looking to pouches to capture consumers’ attention, truly innovative brands will be looking to the next generation of rigid/flexible hybrids.
  • Show me the goods: Clear and concise information about ingredients, functional product attributes, or even convenience and safety must be communicated with total transparency.
  • More than “just” green packaging: Two key initiatives are beginning to resonate: a focus on alternative package material sources, and catering to the 63% of U.S. consumers who’ve stated that reusable and repurposable packaging is a key purchasing driver. Going forward, brands cannot afford to ignore this “ecologically friendly” purchasing driver as they develop their brand positioning and marketing strategies.
  • Size matters: If brand owners are to overcome the growing lack of consumer brand loyalty, they must create and deliver packaging that consumers see as right-sized for themselves, their families, and shifting use occasions.
  • Packaging mobile-ution: Moving forward, as brands clamor for innovative ways to engage and connect with shoppers, the mobile environment will become the new front line in the battle to win consumers’ hearts, minds, and wallets.

 

 

To read the full article, please visit

http://www.packworld.com/trends-and-issues/global/six-packaging-trends-2016

 

Source: Packaging World

 

CDF announces patent issuance for EZ-Flo™

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, is pleased to announce a broad utility patent for the EZ-Flo liner has been granted.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted EZ-Flo Technologies US Patent 8,960,502, a utility patent that covers the EZ-Flo liner. Other patents are pending on the dispenser bottle, methods of use, methods of manufacturing, filling the liner and sealing and lidding of the liner. The inventors of the EZ-Flo liner patent are Charles Stehli, Dawn Pansier and Bob De. CDF Corporation is the sole worldwide authorized supplier of the EZ-Flo liner.

The EZ-Flo liner is part of the EZ-Flo packaging/ dispensing system. The EZ-Flo system is an environment-friendly dispensing alternative to traditional squeeze, pump and spray bottles. The EZ-Flo’s innovative packaging/dispensing system uses patented technology to dispense products of various viscosities without the assistance of gravity. The system is cost effective, reducing waste, time and labor, while improving overall productivity.

The EZ-Flo packaging/dispensing system reduces product waste, eliminates cross contamination caused by refilling bottles and reduces trash-steam waste. The sanitary vacuum sealed liners are available in a wide variety of sizes and can be utilized in a squeeze, portion control, spray or pump system – perfect for food industry, chemical, or cosmetic applications.

EZ-Flo voted Top Product at Association for Dressings and Sauces Technical Meeting

CDF Corporation’s newest product the “EZ-Flo™ Packaging and Dispensing System” was voted the top product presentation at the Association for Dressings and Sauces Spring meeting.

At the New Products and Services Presentations, CDF Corporation presented their newest product, the EZ-Flo Dispensing System, an environment-friendly dispensing alternative to traditional squeeze, pump and spray bottles. The EZ-Flo’s innovative dispensing system uses patent pending technology to dispense products of various viscosities without the assistance of gravity. The system is cost effective, reducing waste, time and labor, while improving overall productivity.

During the ADS 2015 Technical Meeting attendees of the New Products and Services Presentations selected the top products deemed to be the most relevant to the dressings and sauces industry. The products were evaluated based on the following criteria: the product is new to the dressings and sauces industry, the product is innovative and the product is of benefit to the dressings and sauces industry. The information on the top four products has been compiled and is now located on the ADS website http://www.dressings-sauces.org/achievements-new-products-and-services.

The Association for Dressings & Sauces Technical Meeting was held May 3rd – 5th at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. The technical meeting included varied technical sessions that provided know-how and solutions for dressings, sauces and other condiment product manufacturers and suppliers.

The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) represents manufacturers of salad dressing, mayonnaise and condiment sauces and suppliers of raw materials, packaging and equipment to this segment of the food industry. Its purpose is to serve the best interests of industry members, its customers, and consumers of its products through a governing body of a 16-member Board of Directors and eight working committees. http://www.dressings-sauces.org/

EZ-Flo Packaging/Dispensing System

The EZ-Flo Packaging/Dispensing System is an environment-friendly dispensing alternative to traditional squeeze, pump and spray bottles. The EZ-Flo’s innovative packaging/dispensing system uses patent pending technology to dispense products of various viscosities without the assistance of gravity. The system is cost effective, reducing waste, time and labor, while improving overall productivity.

CDF Corporation announces hire of Vice President of Sales

CDF Corporation has hired Jay Waltz to join the CDF team as Vice President of Sales. In his new role at CDF Corporation, Waltz will be responsible for creating and implementing overall sales operations strategies designed to help achieve the company’s business objectives.

One of Waltz’s primary initiatives will be to identify and deliver revenue opportunities for the company’s new products. Additionally, he will be responsible for sales methodology and process, sales forecasting and optimizing the customer and partner sales experience. “CDF is an innovative company with great products and talented people,” said Waltz. “We are poised for growth and I am honored to be part of this exciting team.”

Waltz comes to CDF with more than thirty years of experience in sales and leadership. Before joining CDF Corporation, he served as Vice President of Sales at Fulflex, Inc., a manufacturer of thin gauge specialty elastics, where he helped global account teams achieve significant growth in revenue and market share. Waltz also co-developed and implemented the custom mixing division at Fulflex. Prior to Fulflex, Waltz was the VAR Channel Sales Director at Global Knowledge, where he was responsible for developing the market for the OnDemand Software product line. While at Global Knowledge, Waltz pioneered the government channel and earned the Top Sales Achievement Award for the highest sales revenue in the company.

CDF chosen to present New Product at the Association for Dressings and Sauces Technical Meeting

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will be presenting “EZ-Flo™ Packaging and Dispensing System” at the Association for Dressings and Sauces Spring meeting.

The Association for Dressings & Sauces Technical Meeting will be held May 3rd through the 5th at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. The technical meeting includes varied technical sessions that provide know-how and solutions for dressings, sauces and other condiment product manufacturers and suppliers.

CDF has been selected to present at the New Products and Services Presentations, which is a portion of the Technical Meeting, held on Monday, May 4 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Eleven companies will be giving presentations on a new product or service offered to the food industry. Individuals involved in research and development, quality assurance, operations, technical sales, marketing and other fields will be present.

At the New Products and Services Presentations, CDF Corporation will present their newest product, the EZ-Flo Dispensing System, an environment-friendly dispensing alternative to traditional squeeze, pump and spray bottles. The EZ-Flo’s innovative dispensing system uses patent pending technology to dispense products of various viscosities without the assistance of gravity. The system is cost effective, reducing waste, time and labor, while improving overall productivity.

Representing CDF will be Mark Sinn, Product Manager for the EZ-Flo Packaging and Dispensing System. Mark is responsible for the global development and growth of the EZ-Flo product line. His current business goal is to increase market awareness of the product benefits. Mark is currently working with many industry leaders in the food market.

The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) represents manufacturers of salad dressing, mayonnaise and condiment sauces and suppliers of raw materials, packaging and equipment to this segment of the food industry. Its purpose is to serve the best interests of industry members, its customers, and consumers of its products through a governing body of a 16-member Board of Directors and eight working committees. http://www.dressings-sauces.org/

EZ-Flo Packaging Dispensing Systems


The EZ-Flo Packaging/Dispensing System is an environment-friendly dispensing alternative to traditional squeeze, pump and spray bottles. The EZ-Flo’s innovative packaging/dispensing system uses patent pending technology to dispense products of various viscosities without the assistance of gravity. The system is cost effective, reducing waste, time and labor, while improving overall productivity.