Industry innovation and the ability to buy online have led to the growth of flexible packaging as a preferred packaging option compared to traditional packaging. Generally, when we think of flexible packaging, pouches are what first come to mind. With so many products and industries that can reap the many benefits of flexible packaging, we will explore the various options.
Known for their luxurious finish, striking sheen, and colorful options, the look of metals can convey a spectrum of ideas. From working in your products’ favor by catching a consumer’s eye, to helping your product stand out from the others, metallic finishes are all the rage.
Bringing Beauty & Metal Together
If “beauty” and “metal” seem like two words that don’t usually appear together, we’re turning the norm upside down. Beauty brands are using metal finishes on closures and in bottle decoration in order to achieve a luxurious look.
Metallic finishes can also be used in a more assertive manner to create a flashy feel, draw attention to the product, and reinforce product branding. Combining metallic finishes with clean lines turns any product design from drab to sleek and modern.
Elevate your product from drab to fab with gorgeous gold metallized closures
Gold and silver metallic finishes have been long-standing industry favorites. Shiny and matte finishes stay on the top of our trend lines, but other metals such as rose gold, copper, and zinc have shown a push towards the top. After all, who doesn’t love shiny things?
A Perfect Metal Mix For Any Industry
With metal finishes becoming a strong packaging trend in the health, beauty, and cosmetic industries, you may be wondering if metallic has any other place. The answer is simple. Yes!
The food and beverage industry has welcomed metal finishes with open arms and this trend also extends into consumers’ homes. Metal finishes boast many health benefits, such as:
- Increased Sanitization: With nonporous metal finishes, the product being sold will not absorb into its surface area, which helps prevent cross contamination of all sorts.
- Durability: Metallized surfaces are easy to clean, bottles are easy to wash, and they’re also corrosion resistant.
- Product Taste: Depending on the metal finish, some consumers are put-off by a metallic taste in their foods. However, stainless steel options are the perfect solution to this common problem and it’s growing in popularity rapidly.
Creating Metallic Finishes For Closures
In the past, metallic finishes were traditionally the closure of choice for glass products, but gave more of a functional vibe than one of style. Today, when customized, these traditional closures can have a single or multi-color photographic image, be embossed or debossed, and can be used with a variety of liners.
Other closures also go through a metallizing process, which involves applying a thin layer of precious metal to any closure (typically plastic) and results in a mirror-like surface with a deep, rich color.
If having a metal or metallized closure isn’t fancy enough, metallic inks can also be used in the deco of a bottle, jar, or tube. As you can tell, the options for packaging design and customization are virtually endless.
MJS Packaging Solutions
At the end of the day, product packaging and design is all about creating a look and feel that will grab consumers attention, inform them of the products merits, and ultimately – get them to purchase your product!
If it has been a while since you’ve updated the look of your products, or if it’s time to give your closures some consideration, contact MJS Packaging. We’ve been working with metal closures for years, have the industry knowledge you need, and are experts in all things packaging.
Key benefits of glass bottles to package food and beverage items
MJS Packaging has long been considered an industry leader in glass, and has sold and stocked glass bottles since being founded. Since ancient times, glass has proved to be a great packaging option for the beverage industry, and it remains true today. Glass bottles provide excellent uses for the food and beverage industry by maintaining the quality of their contents and protecting the product from external factors.
MJS are now offering the perfect 2oz container
MJS Packaging knows that good things really do come in small packages, especially when we’re talking about our favorite 2oz bottle. The company is offering the perfect packaging solution for brands looking to offer their best-selling products in a portable and compact size. These small bottles are perfect for busy consumers as they are designed to suit their on-the-go lifestyles.
When it comes to MJS Packaging’s services and capabilities, there’s a whole new avenue available to customers through our expansive product offering. In the past, people have mainly regarded MJS Packaging for rigid packaging solutions, like bottles, jars, and closures to go with each container, as well as flexible packaging and tubes. Today, however, MJS Packaging’s newest product offerings deliver more value than ever before.
Antimicrobial packaging keeps consumers safe
Antimicrobial packaging isn’t something you’d normally think about every day. While it may be something that’s easily taken for granted, antimicrobial packaging is extremely important and gives packaging materials a heightened level of protection, protecting products against damaging microbes like bacteria, mold and mildew
6 Great closure ideas to perfectly dispense your products
You’ve created the perfect product, designed the ideal bottle, and crafted the best label design yet. What else could you possibly need? Well, there’s one thing you shouldn’t overlook – how the product is going to be dispensed. The product has to come out of the bottle somehow, right? We spend a lot of time talking about product packaging, which makes sense – MJS Packaging is a packaging solutions provider, after all. However, it’s now time to give dispensing closures the highlight they deserve.
Beat summer rays with sizzling sunscreen packaging
The winter blues have dissipated and summer is right around the corner! This means that consumers of all ages will be coming out of hibernation to enjoy the beautiful weather and – you guessed it – the summer sun. As we enjoy the warm weather, summer BBQ’s, pool time, and vacation, it’s incredibly important to also remember one very important skin protectant – sunscreen.
Shining a light on moonshine packaging options
When it comes to nostalgia in the craft spirits industry, it doesn't get much better than moonshine. This type of whiskey most likely entered the Appalachian region in the late 1700’s to early 1800’s and got its name because it was done late at night by the light of the moon (moonshining).
MJS Packaging warehouse in Livonia, MI offers great stock options
Since MJS Packaging’s company origin in 1885, a focus has been placed on dependably providing quality packaging products. Our top commitment is to our customers; providing versatile products and complete packaging solutions that tap into consumer appeal. It’s because of this continued commitment to customer service that MJS Packaging customers know they can count on us for an innovative and diverse selection of products.
April means rain, spring & new growth opportunities
April brings about thoughts of Spring rain and new growth. No wonder it's National Lawn & Garden Month, as our attention turns to cleaning, lawn cleanup, and a fresh start overall. From flexible packaging solutions to finding the perfect scoop for your product, MJS Packaging has a number of products that benefit manufacturers of all lawn and garden products.
MJS Packaging expands with new facility
MJS Packaging is expanding its footprint in the Southeast region through the opening of a new warehouse and sales office in Charlotte, NC. This new facility is opening to satisfy the packaging needs of existing customers in the area, as well as to attract more local business.
Everything you need to know about scoops
A simple yet fundamental product, scoops play an important role in the products in which they are included. Scoops provide consumers with a practical and clean way to dispense and measure the amount of protein powder, vegetables, BCAA’s, or other purchased product.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 101
As many of you already know, Polyethylene Terephthalate, or PET, is a popular resin used in packaging. So, why are we dedicating an entire blog to it? By diving deeper into PET and exploring its benefits a little more, you’ll become even more informed on the best types of packaging for your products. Offering the best and creating the best value brings you a step ahead of the competition and will truly make you stand out to your customers.
Packaging designed for millennials
As each new generation enters into the consumer spotlight, new challenges and opportunities arise for brands. The millennial generation’s attention span has reportedly diminished down to about 5 seconds due to constant picture scrolling, watching videos, and being served ads at every corner. This means that product packaging must grab their attention quickly, provide relevant information about the product, and do it with better packaging design than the competition.
Take your products to the next level with dual dispensing systems
Dual (or multiple) dispensing technologies provide manufacturers the opportunity to enclose two products within the same package, creating a brand new way to bundle. These technologies act as a great product differentiator that also allows consumers to customize their product experience.
Pet product and packaging trends for 2018
According to the American Pet Products Association, the total US pet industry expenditures were estimated at over $69.3B in 2017. While over $29B of that was food, almost $15B was brought in through pet supplies and OTC medicine. Additionally, over $16B was from vet care.
With over two decades of industry experience, Aaron Edelen is a standout employee at MJS Packaging. Working as an Account Manager for Riekes Container, his passion for helping customers achieve their business goals through each packaging need is what makes him our pick for this edition of the MJS Packaging Employee Profile.
Shrink sleeve labels are one of the most aesthetic ways to help products stand out versus their competition due to the sleeve’s ability to overcome most design challenges presented by oddly shaped containers. With eye-catching colors, designs, and surface area for ingredient and product information, it’s no secret as to why shrink sleeves are so wildly popular.
The top 5 packaging trends of 2018
It’s that time of year when we’re looking ahead to see what’s going to be trending in packaging during 2018. In this blog you’ll find the top 5 packaging trends of 2018, which also closely align with many of the same consumer trends in organic personal care that we wrote about recently.
The 6 most important hazmat accessories you shouldn’t overlook
In the first few posts of our hazmat series, we discussed the basics of hazardous materials packaging, safe battery packaging, self-certifying vs. third party solutions and tamper evident packaging. . Today, we switch gears and outline the six most important accessories you shouldn’t overlook when it comes to preparing hazardous materials packaging for transport.
Creating & packaging products for those committed to aging gracefully
Today, consumers aged 60+ are tackling aging in a different way- by embracing it rather than fighting it! These senior consumers have committed to aging gracefully, but how important is it to pay attention to their wants and needs?
MJS Packaging product spotlight: Closures
Every bottle or jar needs a closure, right? That’s why we’ve dedicated this product spotlight to three new closures that have come to MJS Packaging! Each packaging closure provides more than just a functional service. They can also communicate brand messaging, highlight brand logos, or make the aesthetic of each container stand out from the competition.
Top 5 packaging trends of 2018
It’s that time of year when we’re looking ahead to see what’s going to be trending in packaging during 2018. Here you’ll find the top 5 packaging trends of 2018, which also closely align with many of the same consumer trends in organic personal care that we wrote about recently. From increased online purchasing to consumers showing a greater interest in sustainable products with clear labeling across the board, 2018 is going to be a great year.
Boost product sales with shrink sleeve labeling
MJS Packaging completes acquisition of Riekes Container
MJS Packaging is pleased to announce the acquisition of Riekes Container, headquartered in Omaha, NE. This strategic move will strengthen MJS Packaging’s product offering and footprint through the addition of four locations in the central and western regions of the U.S.
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