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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...

Another High SQF Score for ICC

Another High SQF Score for Independent Can Last month, Independent Can announced that our Vandalia, Ohio facility scored 99 out of 100% during their recertification audit. This week, our Ft. Madison, Iowa facility received a score of 98%!  The Safe Quality Food...

Knowledge Leads to More Recycling

Consumers Want More Engagement/Instruction A study by researchers from Penn State University and Boston College determined that recycling increases with consumer engagement.  Consumers want more information about what and how to responsibly recycle but also which new...

Vandalia Facility SQF Audit Score 99%

Independent Can Company High Score in SQF Audit Independent Can is pleased to announce that our Vandalia, Ohio facility has once again been SQF certified by The Safe Quality Food Institute. The facility scored 99% out of 100% during the recertification audit! The SQFI...

What Does Your Rebranding Really Say to Millenials?

Branding is Your Visual Message to Consumers Knowing your audience is the most important element of branding and rebranding.  There is no magic formula. Keeping current customers that are loyal to a brand, while attracting new, is the goal of most companies.  Some...

Packaging Trends 2020

The Top 11 Packaging Design Trends for 2020 Packaging designers have a lot to consider.  With online sales increasing, the package not only has to have shelf appeal but also stand out in the crowded digital marketplace. According to a blog from 99designs.com, the 11...