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Research

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COORDINATING & PARTNERING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Main Products

Value Toolkit – Snapshot of your value

The Value Toolkit is a new and unique research tool for testing your packaging value proposition on your target audience.

The results of a standard Value Toolkit study are organized, comparable and visual. In addition, the results are packed with meaning and can be utilized to recognize advantages & market gaps, form new design briefs, or reassure decision makers.

The Value Toolkit is a quick way to run a check on your packaging performance.

ROI Toolkit – Holistic perspective on the value chain

The ROI Toolkit aids companies in evaluating and making decisions on packaging investments.

The ROI Toolkit can be applied in identifying new business opportunities and value chain members, evaluating returns on distinct packaging, and building well advised & informed packaging solutions for customers.

The ROI Toolkit is a facilitated process answering your specific questions.

Projects

Service Innovations For Packaging Sector 2017

The project comprises two work packages aiming at developing new research services for packaging and product development.

The Living Lab unites the services of three marketing research companies into a single service concept. The new concept has been named Sense ’N’ Insight, the aim is to generate a innovative service for producand package testing.

The ROI Toolkit is  to be utilized in evaluating packaging return on investment (ROI). In the second working package a digital tool be developed to guidcompanies changing focufrominimizing packaging costs to increasing prots i.e. maximizing the demand for the product and brand communication.

More on Sense ’N’ Insight

More on ROI Toolkit

Valuepack 2014-2016

The Valuepack project was composed of ve work modules providing a holistic perspective into value formation by applying theory and researcmethods from various elds of sciences. The aggregate knowledge of the multidisciplinary research team, in combination with international cooperatioconstituted a streamlined project with almost twenty case studies.

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LOHASPack 2011-2014

The aim of project was to:

  1. increase and spread LOHAS knowledge and understanding in package value networks,
  2. study how LOHASrelated meanings (health, well-being, ecology, ethical and social responsibility) are communicated and perceived in packaging, and
  3. develop and test consumer research methods for studying multisensory package concepts.

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Value Proposition
Insightfully Simple

Package Testing & Research is an insightful partner in packaging development. We strive to produce case relevant knowledge quickly and easily, and develop the right research tools to gathering essential data. Our expertise is useful in varying stages of packaging processes, including especially the design process. Expressly, PTR combines understanding of the packaging sector’s operations with consumer insight and qualitative research know how.


PTR has a set of toolkits catering to varying challenges and abilities for adaptation to special requests.

Mission, Vision, Values

Our mission is to provide consumer insight for integration into the packaging decision making processes.


We want PTR to be a strong partner in the global packaging value networks.


We promise to keep it simple and relevant, with the customer always in focus.

Testimonials

“We consider PTR’s clever products a valuable part in the complete package value chain offering of Linkit Concept”

Riitta Halonen

Commercial Director, Linkit Concept

“Considering my long experience in packaging design and testing, I find that PTR´s modern research methods give very valuable and reliable information on shelf visibility and the visual-verbal communication of an individual package. Most importantly the research process is quick and easy and, has a cost-effective price point.”

Renne Angelvuo

Ceo Win Win Design, President Of Epda
European Packaging Design Association

“We have enjoyed working with PTR and seen that their knowledge and products have given us plenty of professional advice and basis for sound business decisions.”

Kati Murto

Senior Marketing Manager Verman Oy

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Latest publications

Translating Consumer Value into Business Value – Development of the Packaging Value Cycle Framewor

9.–12.5.2017

The paper describes the development process of the Packaging Value Cycle framework. The framework was developed to function as a tool for strategic packaging development, and to showcase the importance of measuring consumer value for businesses. The development work was conducted in the Valuepack project (2014-2016).

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Capturing consumer value in packaging – the Value Toolkit

9.–12.5.2017

This paper presents the development process of the Value Toolkit (VT), a versatile, low-cost, visual tool for measuring package value for consumers. The toolkit was developed in the Valuepack project in 2014-2016, for incorporating customer views into packaging design processes. PVT was developed following the Design Research Methodology (DRM) framework.

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THE PACKAGING VALUE CYCLE: A Framework for evaluating packaging investments

Apr. 2017

The project report describes framework development carried out by eight Aalto University’s International Design Business Management programme students. The project followed an iterative process where theoretical work interplayed with continuous prototyping, testing and validation through collaborative workshops and interviews with packaging industry professionals.

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Valuepack Project Report: Tools for Creating and Measuring the Value in Packaging


Oct. 2016

The project report describes five interlaced development processes throughout the 2,5 year project. Valuepack was designed to bridge the gap between existing theoretical knowledge and concrete practices in measuring and creating value in packaging, especially among business decision makers. 

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