When I started this newsletter a year ago I had no idea the impact it would have. In this season of joy and reflection, I want to take a moment to thank you…whether we’ve worked together for years or we haven’t yet met, I want to let you know that I appreciate you in the packaging community! It’s in that spirit that I share with you an exciting announcement.
In 1996 when I founded PTR, I delved into the opportunities for the Future of Food Packaging in workgroups and by evaluating and assessing alignment of technologies critical to the future of food packaging.
Now, the Future of Food Packaging is more important to consider than ever. Why? As a packaging professional it’s essential to maintain your skills and keep up-to-date on more abundant fast-developing critical packaging technologies. As a company, a plethora of future packaging technologies can be used to alter and shape the competitive landscape, or they can place you behind a more-informed competitor.
While many firms provide broad market scans, they lack the technical depth and provide little actionable benefit. I provide external expertise to wade through the information to critically assess technologies and provide actionable direction. This is critical to keep up to date, be competitive, and needed to communicate the potential of packaging to internal stakeholders.
Starting in January, I will be helping you keep current and help you chart the Future of Food Packaging within your company. Future of Food Packaging Technical Evaluations in specific areas* are available include:
“The Future of Food Packaging” – A Technical Evaluation containing the science-based rationale of why each technology is effective and how its efficacy compares to other technologies in the field.
“MY Future Food Packaging” - A deep-dive Technical Evaluation on technologies can align to reshape, revitalize, or threaten your specific brands.
Starting at $3000, both are updated quarterly for one year based on significant technology changes and their resulting implications. Delivery is in audio zoom PPTs, reports, tangible spreadsheets. This critical component will keep you updated to the fast pace of technology changes and helps you communicate these changes with internal stakeholders. Please reach out if you have interest >
Future of Food Packaging Technical Evaluations
Packaging for MATS, HPP, PL
Packaging technologies to enable e-commerce
Intelligent packaging for integrated, consumer and retailer marketing
Internet of Packaging
Advanced sustainable O2 barriers
Altered light barriers in new retail environment
Value chain strategies to source more sustainable materials
Increasing the thickness of the packaging for Nestlé Toll House Morsels allowed consumers to fold the bag and maintain product quality, resulting in less food waste (and more cookies).
Materials for Increased Packaging Sustainability
End-of-life material recovery can be a challenge as the infrastructure needed to raise the value of packaging after product needs refinement. Leading companies recognize change is on the way and are selecting more sustainable packaging materials.
Paper. Polymers. Glass. Metal. Gain insights into materials and approaches being used to reducing the impact of packaging on the environment in my latest article in Food Technology. Check out your print copy of the magazine or visit my website to view a digital copy
If your company needs help with design for the circular economy, let’s connect!
Call me at 612-807-5341
- Industry Update -
I’ve accepted a position as Co-Chair for PAC FOOD WASTE
Founded to be A Catalyst for Food Waste Packaging Solutions, I’m proud to have accepted the role of Co-Chair to provide leadership and direction of the PAC FOOD program where the vision is A World Without Food Waste. Acting as an ambassador for the PAC FOOD program, I will support their goal of a reduction of food waste through prevention and extension of shelf life using sustainable packaging solutions. This is a mission I am passionate about!