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Metal Packaging for Snacks

Materials used for the packaging of snacks must not only protect the food from environmental elements, but must be able to preserve freshness, flavor, texture and odor. Recently research consultant Claire Koelsch Sand of  has written about the best methods for snack packaging. Here are some key takeaways from Sand's observations and other packaging analysts about efficient and effective packaging for snacks.

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Metal Packaging - How much CO2 is released during the Recycling Process

Energy is used in every process on earth, from moving an arm to building a skyscraper. The energy for these processes comes from different sources, like from eating food for processes in the human body and burning fossil fuels to power construction. In addition to processes requiring different types of energy, they also require different amounts.

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Shelf Ready Packaging - How to Manage Variant Diversity with Reduced Logistical Effort

Shelf ready packaging (SRP), also known as retail ready packaging (RRP), is a form of bundling  multiple products together in one container. These containers are often cardboard trays or tins. Stores put them on shelves seen by consumers as packets within boxes that allow them to purchase individual items. This simple delivery system allows for fast and easy placement of products on shelves by retailers. Here are deeper details on the benefits of this strategy.

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Communicating Healthy Features Through Symbolic Features in the Packaging Design

Perception of salient content is affected by the visual design of a food package, according to a 2016 Kiel University study. It turns out the main design elements of typeface and color play a large role in shaping "healthiness perceptions" and "weight perceptions." Here are important points to know about how designers can communicate with consumers with design cues associated with perceptions.

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Food Packaging: Why is it Safe to Use Metal to Touch food

Metal packaging is the key to many food safety concerns. It's simply a strong, seamless and durable solution for storing food, blocking out contaminants. Aluminum and tinplate are among the most widely used materials in food packaging. Here are reasons why it's safe for metal to touch food. 

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Fancy Tins: How Colors Affect Emotions and Consequently Purchase Decisions

One of the most striking qualities of fancy tins is how color is reflected by the shiny effects of tinplate and aluminum. Not only can colors on fancy tins display magnificent designs, they can also trigger wonderful memories of good times. Here are ways that color plays a significant role in attracting consumers to packaging, leading to purchasing decisions.

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Fancy Tins & Private Label Products: How Packaging Design Influences Your Product's Success

How much does packaging design influence the success of private label tins? The answer may apply to all forms of packaging of any shape or color. While consumers might have an idea from experience what's inside the package, the closest they can usually get to a product before a purchase is holding it. Research shows packaging can influence people's perceptions of taste, which contributes to the success of a food product packaged in fancy tins.  This article describes how private labels can benefit from this.

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Addressing Millenials with Nostalgia Marketing: Why Fancy Tins Work

At some point every business aiming for a wide market has to look past the myths that media has perpetuated about millennials. It's the age group born from 1980 to 1996, often treated by marketers as "hipsters" who only care about "what's happening now." But like past generations, a certain percentage of millennials have a taste for nostalgia, which is why they embrace Fancy Tins.

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Fancy Tins: the 10 Factors to Success

The path toward designing successful fancy tins involves visualizing them as luxury items that serve as extensions of the consumer's psyche. People who appreciate quality and status symbols will support luxury brands if the right messages are embedded in the packaging. Here are ten essential factors that must be integrated in the packaging. 

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