Evergreen Packaging announced the launch of the Fall 2017 Made By Milk™ Carton Construction Contest. This year's contest theme – Sports – invites students to build milk carton creations inspired by games and recreation, from archery to ziplining, amateur to Olympic-level. Classroom teams can win up to $5,000 by building novel creations from empty milk or juice cartons repurposed from their school lunches. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2017. "Now in its sixth year, the Made By Milk™ Contest gives students of all ages the opportunity to express their creativity while building design skills, teamwork and awareness of environmental issues including sustainability," said Katie Simmons, marketing manager at Evergreen Packaging. "We can't wait to see how students across the country will translate this year's Sports theme into imaginative carton creations." Click Read More below for additional detail.
Rapak develops a cost-effective, sustainable and convenient Bag-in-Box packaging and dispensing solution for chilled coffee.
According to Statista, in 2017, sales of cold brew coffee jumped to $38.1 million, a 370% increase from the $8.1 million in 2015. With specialty coffees on the rise both in and outside of the home, Rapak North America, part of DS Smith Plastics, has developed a Bag-in-Box flexible packaging and dispensing solution for cold brew and nitro coffee, concentrates, and iced coffee. Rapak’s Bag-in-Box offering is ideal for retail, at home and for commercial dispensing machines at restaurants and convenience stores.
Bag-in-Box flexible packaging is a perfect solution for specialty coffee products when compared to plastic bottles or kegs. Rapak’s specially-designed high barrier bag for Bag-in-Box cold brew coffee is comprised of a Nylon-EVOH co-extruded film, providing puncture resistance and excellent oxygen barrier which preserves product freshness longer than other packaging alternatives.
Whether used at home, on-the-go or in foodservice, Rapak’s Bag-in-Box dispensing taps and connectors for cold brew coffee are user-friendly and provide low oxygen transmission rates (OTR) which extends the shelf-life and freshness of the product. For retail applications, Rapak bags are available with three different dispensing taps: Mustang™, a self-closing front-push dispensing tap; TruTap, a top-twist dispensing tap; and VINIflow™, a self-closing top-pull dispensing tap. For commercial dispensing applications, Rapak bags are available with the PCSS fitment that easily connects the Bag-in-Box directly to commercial dispensing machines.
Bag-in-Box formats can also be used along with nitrogen cartridges or tanks to provide the thick, creamy pour of nitro cold brew.