The “Amazon-ization” of Fresh Food: How Packaging Must Evolve in 2018

Move over Google. It seems that Amazon is the next online behemoth trying to take over the world!

While it began in 1995 as an online book retailer, the company has since expanded to offer sporting goods, clothes, jewelry, electronics, outdoor equipment, healthcare products and, more recently, even fresh food delivery via the company’s AmazonFresh offering.Read more

Interpack 2017: Global Packaging Trends for 2020 and Beyond

In May, we arrived in Düsseldorf, Germany for Interpack 2017 along with 170,500 other attendees. The world’s largest and most important trade fair of the packaging sector, Greiner Packaging was presenting its diverse range of innovative products for the first time in nine years and, as usual, it did not disappoint.
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Material Decisions: Polyethylene (PE) vs Polypropylene (PP)

Much like comparing apples and oranges, no two materials are created equal when it comes to your packaging needs.  The right material for your project is dependent upon a number of variables including the product itself, as well as considerations such as durability, recyclability and method of transport. When examining the differences between polyethylene and polypropylene materials, it can be summed up in a difference of structure that results in varying physical, thermal and chemical properties. These, in turn, translate to varying limits on temperature exposure, rigidity, permeability, sustainability, and optical properties.

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Advances in barrier technologies

In this current era of healthy eating and organic diets, consumer demand for longer product shelf life without added preservatives is increasing. Depending on the product and its sensitivities — whether it be to moisture, oxygen, or light — it is often vital to provide food packaging protection by incorporating barrier properties during production. To help our clients deliver the best products possible, Greiner Packaging has heavily invested in advancing two new forms of barrier technology.
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