Have you given your next packaging innovation a thought?

Metal tin packaging is considered as one of the most sustainable and recyclable materials available in the packaging world. Metal as a packaging material has a high degree of versatility. It can be formed and molded to varying shapes and designs. This means there are limitless possibilities of innovating and re-creating this material as much as you can imagine. You may download our catalogue to see the ideas we developed in a variety of unique metal packaging.

Just like you, we want to be different and make something different. However, the cost of building a new shape or mold/tooling is a big investment. Thus, we encourage our customers to make use of our over 700 ready-made tooling and consider modifications and simple innovations that will surely make a difference and could save your time and budget. Here are our top five metal packaging techniques for innovation:

Embossing/Debossing

The small details that can be seen and felt make a difference. Normally done with the logo or the most significant brand icon. Embossing or Debossing makes a distinctive marking that lasts with the tin until it’s ready for recycling.

Embossed Tins
Embossed Tins

Perforations
As simple as a coin slot, punched holes and shapes on the body or lid, or window frame, perforations could give a unique marking on your tins.

Perforated Tins
Perforated Tins

Lid Innovation
From the most basic single snap on lid, try converting it to plug in lid. From curl out to a curl in lid. Flat to a dome top. Or show what is inside by giving a window. Tighten it by a screw mechanism. Give it a slick snap with a slide lid or hinged lid. Add some pips to buckle the lid or to tighten the grips. Or add an inner lid or an easy pull lid to keep the freshness of your goods intact.

Lid Modifications
Lid Modifications

Accessorize
Why not throw in ribbons and crystals? Or use zippers to connect the body to the lid? Add latches and keys, wooden or plastic handles or even a music box. Create sophistication on the inside with cushion inserts or fitted flocked trays. Yes, it may just be an outer packaging but with valuable accessories attached, your consumers can’t resist to put on their collectible items.

Accessorized Tins
Accessorized Tins

Magical Finish
Glossy has always been classy but your tin can stand out and be different by choosing a matt finish or a combination of matt and gloss. Or be edgy and go for the crackle or marbling. Or add sophistication and go for soft touch rubber finish. Beyond what is visible to the eyes lies some finishes that can soothe the senses of your target consumers.

Tin Finishing
Tin Finishing

These techniques on metal packaging innovation can be overwhelming. If you would like to see actual samples or need help to brainstorm some ideas, you may email us at sales@keenpack.com.

Our packaging development experts will be in touch to guide you on this journey to innovation. As a head start, we will give you FREE EMBOSS/DEBOSS for orders booked on or before the end of this quarter.

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