The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) announced the winners of the 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation, which recognizes the packaging industry’s top achievements in innovative packaging designs, materials, technologies, and processes. The highest honor, the Diamond Award, went to Procter & Gamble’s Air Assist, a breakthrough in performance and sustainability for e-commerce and brick-and-mortar packaging. It’s still in its early stages of commercialization. But the first package to leverage the new technology, a 9-oz package of Dawn Ultra dish soap, still managed to wow the Dow judges. SOURCE: Packaging World
To mark the global launch of the blockbuster, “Black Panther” by Marvel Studios USA, Karl Knauer designed and produced togehther with Partners a spectacular luminous packaging for the film’s sponsors, PepsiCo USA. The luminous Black Panther packaging is a perfect interplay of design, construction, material and innovative light technology. With the patented HiLight – smart LEDs® technology it is possible to integrate Light esthetically, functionally and economically into any paper, cardboard and corrugated cardboard product. DESIGN: Karl Knauer
19 Crimes wine labels image recognition to give consumers an interactive experience. Using the image recognition of real convicts banished to the Australian penal colony in the 18th and 19th centuries. The consumer’s smartphone screen will be used to share their true stories for this AR (Augmented Reality) experinece. The brand also awarded as ‘Wine Brand of the Year’ for 2017 by Market Watch.