Archive for April 12th, 2010

The future of packaging design & design processes

Posted in Design, Events, Exhibitions, Healthcare & Pharma, Innovation, Social Media, Technology on April 12th, 2010 by Chris Penfold – 8 Comments

Packaging design and development is on the ‘crest of a wave’ which will soon coming crashing down all around us. If you’d like to avoid a drowning or secure a liferaft, a couple of safety flares and a GPS to help you navigate your way through the impending turbulence, have a look at this short video to give you a flavour of what’s to come.

It’s a short video summary of the presentation I gave at the recent easyFairs Packaging Innovations event at the NEC in the UK, entitled ‘Web 2.0 & Web Squared – implications 4 packaging design now & future’

In it I talk about the growing effect, implications and opportunities of the internet on the packaging design process and on ways of working. I also highlight the convergence of Web & technology and the effect on consumer and patient interaction and personalisation, with some great examples of emerging and leading-edge packaging design.

Once you’ve had a look at the video, if you’d like more information or access to a ‘more complete’ version of the presentation – drop us a line to

You can find the video here: ‘Summary video – Web 2.0 & Web Squared – implications 4 packaging


Chris Penfold

Which Format Do You Prefer?

Posted in Cosmetics & Toiletries, Healthcare & Pharma, Innovation on April 12th, 2010 by Jane Bear – 9 Comments

Powder, tablet, gel capsules or free flowing gel? – There is no doubt that there is a lot of variety in the detergent market, but before you click away have you ever considered what it could mean for your own products? (Jane Bear)

An interesting article from Des King about a market which covers not only a wide variety of product formats, but also some very diverse packaging formats.  Innovation in this market has always been a driver, but what could other markets learn?  How about a vitamin syrup in a squeezy upside down pack, or a cough medicine with a measured dose pump?  It’s just a question of pushing the norm and thinking outside of your category “me too” packaging format.

To read the full article visit Packaging News