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Consumers Choose Safety Over Sustainability

Consumers Choose Safety Over Sustainability in the COVID Era They don't have to! This wouldn't be the first time in history that public interests and sentiment caused a shift in their choice of packaging and supplies.  Years ago, plastic bags replaced paper bags in...

Is Brand Loyalty Out the Window?

Chocolate is a top comfort food during COVID-19. Is brand loyalty out the window? During the lock-downs and beyond, according to an article by Steve Smith entitled Ferrero And The Great Chocolate Search Of 2020, chocolate rivaled toilet paper and other coveted items...

A Gift for the Times

Decorative Tins are Timeless Gifts A Gift for the Times! Tins have been used for food preservation and food gifts for centuries. In the 1800s, farmers began to plant corn specifically for popping due the the growing popularity of popped corn as a snack. During the...

COVID-19 Impact on Packaging

Food and Beverage Safety is a Top Priority Manufacturers Serving "Resilient Sectors" Thrive Non-paper packaging manufacturers that serve the food, beverage and pharmaceutical businesses are doing well during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The coronavirus pandemic has put...

The Independent Can Design Connection

Design Connections and Expertise Benefit our Customers Over the years, Independent Can has worked with renowned and independent artists for the benefit of our customers and our own Stock Decorative Tin Program.  We have featured Thomas Kinkade and Terry Redlin in our...

Are Metal Cans Best for Freshness?

Composite Can Manufacturers Tout Superior Shelf Stability; Is this really true and at what cost? Efforts to offer freshness equal to that of metal cans reduces recyclability. Metal packaging offers the longest shelf life and superior safety for food and beverages by...