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Why Choose Pouch Packaging for Your Food Product?

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Are you trying to determine if pouch packaging is right for your food product? A lot of factors impact the success of your product’s sales, and packaging is one major example – including its cost, durability, functionality, and effect on the environment. The packaging you eventually select should highlight your product’s value, safely transport your product, protect it from outside contamination, and effectively persuade end users to purchase.

Successful flexible packaging maximizes the retail value of the product while minimizing space, volume, and weight. The smaller and lighter the packaging, the cheaper the transportation costs. How can your packaging reflect these principles all at once? Read More

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4 Costly Problems to Avoid During Package Prototyping

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Once you’ve refined your product, be it food, retail non-food, industrial application, consumer products institutional non-food, or medical/pharmaceutical, you need to then determine the product’s packaging. During the package prototyping stage, clients have the opportunity to manufacture and test small samples before committing to large manufacturing runs. These samples not only demonstrate the capabilities of the packaging, but can also serve as tradeshow giveaways. Read More

Maco Pkg Partners with Dow to Bring PacXpert to North America

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Maco Pkg Partners with Dow to Bring PacXpert to North America

PacXpert

Newark, NY – Maco Pkg is partnering with The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) to manufacture PacXpert™ Technologies—an innovative form of flexible packaging that is changing the landscape for retail shelves and wholesale packaging.  The partnership will address the growing demand for convenient and sustainable packaging solutions in North America. Read More

“Maco Pkg was our Ideal Packager” ~ Crown Maple

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About a year ago, we needed a co-packer for a new project we were starting, a specialized line of single serve packets for maple sugar and maple syrup. Since they’re unique in the industry, we needed a co-packer company that could accommodate our specific needs.

Maco pkg was the ideal choice as a packaging company for us since they can maintain organic certification, cooperate with our unique needs, and work within our budget.

A major obstacle we had to overcome was the tendency maple syrup has to absorb surrounding odors very easily. Maco resolved all issues with the packaging material to maintain the quality and taste of our product. If there was an obstacle during the packaging process, Maco worked diligently to overcome it.

We had an elegant design for the artwork and Maco executed it well – we’re extremely happy with it. We were also positively impressed during our tour of Maco’s facility. They have a wide range of capabilities and the flexibility to work with customers for unique packaging. We’d recommend Maco on their excellent customer service and their ability to accommodate special needs.

We hope to do more packaging with Maco PKG in the future. They did an exceptional job and we are quite pleased.

A Powerful Product Receives Powerful Packaging

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Badass Power Cookie

When the Badass Power Cookie was first created, corporate owners were not convinced this nutritious yet delicious seaweed-baked cookie could survive in retail.

How Can a Cookie Pack a Punch?

Because the cookie contains spirulina, a blue-green algae filled with vitamins and nutrients, it has a bright, emerald green color – a factor that could deter potential buyers. The product needed packaging that could restore its aesthetic and visual appeal. The CEO conducted extensive research to find a packaging company that was attentive to specific needs and details.  Read More

Why Flexible Packaging is Clearing the Shelves

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Stand-Up Pouches | Flexible Packaging

Why does flexible packaging continue to overwhelm the packing industry? Several key factors have played a significant role in the rising level of popularity for flexible packaging since it first hit the market.

Flexible vs. Rigid Packaging

This innovative type of packaging provides an economical alternative to traditional rigid packing. Using only 25% of the plastic used for its rigid counterpart, it weighs 70% less than rigid containers. Most product owners find that it’s easy and affordable to ship both domestically and overseas. It also provides more options for design, including the stand-up feature that offers eye-catching print options, billboard effect marketing, great product appeal, and space management. Read More

Organic Packaging to Support your Organic Declaration: Part 1

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What is Organic Packaging?

According to the ITC (International Trade Center) and the WTO (World Trade Organization),

Organic Packaging

“The word organic is regulated both through international standards and through individual domestic regulations. These regulations include requirements on the production, processing and labeling of organic food.”

Food products described as “organic” are expected to have been produced holistically to standards which aim at achieving agro-ecosystems that are socially, ecologically and economically sustainable. The production system — processing and packaging — should be sustainable to create environment-friendly, high quality products. Read More