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Impact of COVID-19 on the Packaging Industry

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Impact of COVID-19 on the Packaging Industry
When the global COVID-19 pandemic hit, PMMI used its position as the convener of the makers of goods along with their packaging and processing suppliers to consistently monitor the effects on the industry and provide avenues to keep parties informed.
Corona Launches Sustainable Beer Pack Made Using Barley
The new technology repurposes surplus barley straw into six-pack packaging material in a circular process.

Graphic Materials Demand Grows Due to COVID-19

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Graphic Materials Demand Grows Due to COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses in both North America and Europe, Avery Dennison's label and packaging materials segment has seen orders jump 40% to 80% from the last week of March through the third week of April, driven by demand for food, hygiene and pharmaceutical products as well as variable information labeling related to e-commerce.
Direct-to-Consumers: A Winning Growth Formula for the Dairy Industry
This article analyzes the benefits of the D2C strategy for milk and milk products in the dairy industry.

Agricultural Packaging Market to Grow

Wed, 15 Dec 2021 15:57:00 -0500
Agricultural Packaging Market to Grow
The market will grow over $7.12 billion by 2028 at a CAGR of 5.81%. 

Non-PE Coated Line of Foodservice Packaging

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:08:32 -0400
Non-PE Coated Line of Foodservice Packaging
Graphic Packaging’s OptiCycle provides an alternative to traditional PE- and polylactic acid-coated products.

Packaging with Pride

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 15:37:00 -0400
Packaging with Pride
CPGs are celebrating Pride Month with new packages.
Compostable and Microwavable Plant-Based Packaging Containers
The new containers from good natured Products Inc. are designed to address Canada’s proposed ban on single-use take out containers.

What the Future Holds for Packaging

Wed, 05 May 2021 06:00:00 -0400
What the Future Holds for Packaging
The future of packaging is in these five areas and trends.
Novolex Offers 'Drinks to Go’ Solution for Restaurants
A variety of cups and containers are available to help customers can enjoy cocktails at home with their takeout.

Rome’s Colosseum and Pizza Box Recycling

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400
Rome’s Colosseum and Pizza Box Recycling
It seems to have slipped into long-lost history, but right after World War II, archaeologists began working in and around the Colosseum in Rome.
FPA Announces 2021 Flexible Packaging Achievement Award Winners
Winning entries were recognized during a virtual awards ceremony live-streamed on March 10.
DSM Announces Reworkable and Repulpable Packaging Resins
The reworkable and repulpable barrier coating resins are applicable for food and beverage, pet food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals packaging industries.

ProMach Acquires Serpa Packaging

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 10:48:00 -0500
The deal expands ProMach’s secondary packaging solutions for pharmaceutical applications and further enhances its turnkey line integration capabilities.
BASF Announces Recyclable Barriers for Food Packaging
The company says JONCRYL HPB 4K-based formulations compete with polyethylene solutions and can be applied in a number of coating processes. 

The Dark Side

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:00:00 -0500
The Dark Side
No matter where you live around the world, you might have seen “dark” stores — retail giants that have moved from selling products in-store to creating a fulfillment center in the physical store space.

3 Ways BSCs Can Improve Customer Service

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 00:00:00 CST
Next-Gen Packaging Market to Surpass U.S. $4.4 Mil by 2027
The global next-generation packaging market was estimated to be valued at more than U.S. $3.3 billion in revenue in 2019 and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% during 2020 to 2027, reports a new market study by Coherent Market Insights.
Food Label Trends Deliver Safety And Security for 2021
Restaurants, grocers and meal delivery services prioritize tamper proof seals, pressure and temperature-sensitive design, increased traceability, waste reduction and responsible sourcing.
The Future of the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Sector
From nearly 100 global and local reports, case studies and insights from experts including McKinsey, Mintel and Nielsen, a report by Davidson Branding highlights seven key drivers of consumer behavior that define successful modern-day fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands. These are the things that actually impact what people buy in store and whether they will repurchase it.
El Pollo Loco Moves Toward New Modern Packaging Design
El Pollo Loco is bringing the design-forward vision to life at every touchpoint of the customer experience, from packaging to in-store merchandising and gift cards. The focus on design is consistent with the company’s ongoing commitment to match its high-quality food and service.
Mantrose-Haeuser Expands Range of Certified Compostable Barrier Coatings
The leading VerdeCoat line of certified compostable barrier coatings are for sustainable food packaging.
EDL Launches Improved Double Tight Wrap DTW 25 Shrink Bundling System
The DTW 25 shrink-wrapping machine applies two perpendicular bands of LDPE film to tightly unitize and totally enclose multipacks of packaged products. The new system uses servo controls to manage the sealing of up to 25 bundles per minute. 
IoPP Announces 2020 AmeriStar Package Award Winners
There were 27 winners, including six student award winners, selected as recipients of a 2020 AmeriStar Package Award, one of the packaging industry’s most prestigious design awards programs,produced by IoPP, The Institute of Packaging Professionals.
Nestlé has acquired Freshly, a fresh-prepared meal delivery service in the U.S. Founded in 2015, Freshly delivers fresh, chef-cooked meals to customers across the country, breaking down the barriers to healthy eating by delivering nutrition and convenience at scale.

CVS Moves to Digital, Non-Toxic Sales Receipts

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
CVS Moves to Digital, Non-Toxic Sales Receipts
As paper receipt usage sees a dramatic reduction because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CVS, the largest U.S. pharmacy chain, is responding to pressure from Green America and thousands of consumers and stopped using thermal receipt paper coated in Bisphenol S (BPS), an endocrine-disrupting chemical linked to health issues. 
Novolex Senior Director Earns First 'Women in Supply Chain' Award
Amy Barnes, senior director at Novolex®, a leader in packaging choice, sustainability and innovation, has earned the inaugural Women in Supply Chain Award.

ABC President Embraces Family Traditions

Thu, 9 Dec 2021 00:00:00 CST

Peer Or Peddler

Tue, 7 Dec 2021 00:00:00 CST
GreenTek Packaging Launches Disposable Utensils Made from Hemp
Made from all natural elements, including U.S.-grown industrial hemp, the new Hemptensils™ is the first in-kind brand of plant-based disposable utensils that won't harm the environment. 
Automated Inspection Protects Brand Quality for Syrup Manufacturer
A? popular bottled syrup company recently partnered with EPIC Systems to launch newly designed bottles and labels for the its evolving breakfast food portfolio. This partnership resulted in a robust packaging inspection system that helped the syrup company bring new products to market quickly, without exposing the brand to undue risks.
Harpak-ULMA Launches PaperSeal® Sustainable Food Packaging Solution
Harpak-ULMA has launched its PaperSeal® packaging technology as part of the company’s initiative to fundamentally rethink packaging systems to promote green packaging alternatives across the food industry.
Better With Less: The Jury Sounds Off on Sustainability & Innovation
The Better With Less – Design Challenge had an international jury including packaging design experts from various fields related to packaging, design, brand strategy and innovation. After the judging concluded and the finalists chosen, a roundtable panel discussed what they saw as well as the challenges facing the packaging community.

Takeout Packaging in Big Demand, Short Supply

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Takeout Packaging in Big Demand, Short Supply
Good packaging is always in demand but even more so during the pandemic, as more foodservice providers offer takeout and delivery. Acquiring adequate supplies at a reasonable price is challenging, reports Restaurant Hospitality.
Mondi Supports Youth Start-Up That Turns Food Waste into Compostable Plastic
Mondi is partnering with One Young World as a sponsor of Lead2030. Lead2030 was launched by One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, in November 2018 to support youth-led innovation to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A Year of Ups and Downs for the Packaging Industry
Looking ahead to 2022, digitalization will be the main driver for labels — converters will look for complete end-to-end digitalized solutions to optimize their production floor.
Key Considerations for Designing a Retort System for Shelf-Stable Food Packaged in Flexible and Semi-Rigid Containers
From filling to sterilizing, flexible packaging must be handled differently than rigid containers.

Home Compostable Transparent Laminate

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 09:43:00 -0500
Home Compostable Transparent Laminate
TIPA’s T.LAM 608 offers both transparency and barrier for food packaging applications and can be disposed of in in-home composting bin.

Customer Purchasing Changes Since Pandemic

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 CST

November/December SM Products

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 CST

Education On Mopping Ergonomics

Mon, 8 Nov 2021 00:00:00 CST

Protective Packaging a Must in an E-commerce Era

Mon, 01 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0400
Protective Packaging a Must in an E-commerce Era
Extended travel and competitive demand for goods across the globe has posed a significant risk to the potential for damage, lost profits and return of goods in the retail sector, particularly where perishables and delicate items such as glass and luxury goods are at play.

Mamata Enterprises, Inc. Announces Open House

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 16:20:36 -0400
Mamata Enterprises, Inc. Announces Open House
The company will demo a HFFS Pouch machine. 

Consumers Want Closure on Cereal Bag Issue

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 10:30:37 -0400
Consumers Want Closure on Cereal Bag Issue
Yes, I know that some cereals are available in resealable pouches. But we’re talking about having cereal in resealable bags in the box.
Aluminum Foil Packaging Estimated to Reach $55 Billion by 2031
Pouches account for approximately 40% of sales.
Flexible Plastic Pouches Market worth $73.5 Billion by 2026
A report from MarketsandMarkets finds that the market is witnessing high growth owing to the increase in demand for lightweight, convenient and cost-effective packaging products and solutions for food and beverage applications.

Easy Opening Without Notches

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 07:00:00 -0400
Easy Opening Without Notches
Spot ‘Fancy Cut’ processing technology from Hosokawa can be performed on PET and PP materials in various forms.

New Sleeve in Pouch

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:08:00 -0400
New Sleeve in Pouch
The SIP was developed based on the concept of combining both flexible packaging and paper containers.
Labatt USA Transitioning to More Sustainable Packaging
Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light recently rolled out new recycled and photodegradable green plastic carrier rings — Hi-Cone RingCycles.

Amcor Installs New Blown-Film Production Line

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:28:03 -0400
Amcor Installs New Blown-Film Production Line
The new line produces the company’s AmPrima PE Plus ultra-clear and heat resistance films.

The State of Snacking

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400
The State of Snacking
Snacking is an American pastime. Mintel's Snacking Motivations and Attitude study have the proof stating, “Snacks account for 51% of all food sales, and 92% of adults in the United States have snacked within the last 24 hours.”
Pet food packaging is evolving to accommodate healthier recipes
My pets eat healthier than I do. It's true. Before the era of Amazon, the only food delivery programs were diet plans. Way back in 2002, I thought it would be a good idea to order The Zone Diet home delivery program.
Takis Introduces New Line Up of Snacks and New Look
The new packaging marks the return of iconography identifying the spiciness of each snack.

Flexible Packaging Makes Sense

Thu, 06 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400
Flexible Packaging Makes Sense
The benefits of music-related mass gatherings usually always outweigh the negatives, but imagine thousands of people a day throwing away plastic bottles and cups into a limited number of receptacles.

Ready To Be Face To Face

Mon, 1 Nov 2021 00:00:00 CST

How To Hit Sales Goals In 2022

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 00:00:00 CST
Schur Star Offers Double and Triple Bagging of Sterile Products
The SchurStar Packaging Machine offers fully automated bagging of pharmaceutical items.

RSVLTS Switches Gears to Eco-Friendly Packaging

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 13:29:06 -0400
RSVLTS Switches Gears to Eco-Friendly Packaging
The new 100% compostable packaging marks a rollout for all future releases.
Coffee Roaster F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc Celebrates Earth Day by Making More Packaging Recyclable Through TerraCycle
To date, that program has kept over 500,000 coffee pods and capsules out of landfills, and more than $10,000 has been raised for charities. 
Domino Sugar Celebrates its 120th Anniversary with a New Look
Changes include new seals on all products indicating Non-GMO Project verification as well as a how-to-recycle logo.
Taco Bell Teams Up with TerraCycle to Recycle Hot Sauce Packets
Taco Bell will be launching a U.S. pilot program in 2021 to recycle its hot sauce packets.
Graphic Packaging International Innovates Meat and Cheese Tray Packaging
The PaperSeal Slice and PaperSeal Wedge offer recyclable, barrier-lined, paperboard packaging alternatives to plastic thermoformed trays.
Plastics Industry Association Publishes Food Packaging Guidance
The guidance is aimed at ensuring recycled plastic packaging meets and exceeds U.S. regulatory compliance.

Ferrara Hops into Springtime

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:00:00 -0400
Ferrara Hops into Springtime
The company released seven new egg-citing products and digital activities for families this spring.
The Goldstein Group Creates Aleric Spray’s Package
Using The Shelf Sight Sequence, TGG's designers crossed language barriers and borders to imagine the brand's colors, shapes, symbols, and words.

Flexible Packaging Offers Sustainable Solutions

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:58:00 -0400
Flexible Packaging Offers Sustainable Solutions
Sustainable solutions continue to be a top priority for consumer packaging goods (CPG) companies.
Top Packaging Considerations for Premium Pet Food Brands
A recent report by Packaged Facts estimates the overall U.S. pet food and treats market at $39 billion in 2020. Given the increase in pet adoption in 2020, seasoned and new pet parents alike are seeking the best options for their four-legged companions.

How The Pandemic Changed Jan/San Distribution

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:00:00 CST

October SM Products

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 00:00:00 CST
Green Bay Packaging New Paper Mill Begins Production
Green Bay Packaging partnered with local companies to design and construct the facility.

Machine Glazed Kraft Paper Market to Grow

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 12:46:59 -0400
Machine Glazed Kraft Paper Market to Grow
The growth is primarily driven by a focus on sustainable packaging, according to a report released by Future Market Insights.
Direct-to-Consumers: A Winning Growth Formula for the Dairy Industry
This article analyzes the benefits of the D2C strategy for milk and milk products in the dairy industry.
A Year of Ups and Downs for the Packaging Industry
Looking ahead to 2022, digitalization will be the main driver for labels — converters will look for complete end-to-end digitalized solutions to optimize their production floor.
Campfire Treats’ Shipping Materials Now 100% Biodegradable and Recyclable
The maker of all-natural dog treats transitioned from plastic to paper-based shipping and packing materials.

International Paper to Build New Facility

Wed, 15 Dec 2021 15:00:39 -0500
International Paper to Build New Facility
The company says the facility to be built in Atglen, Pa., will be state of the art to meet growing regional customer demand.

The Road to Reaching Sustainability Goals

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0400
The Road to Reaching Sustainability Goals
Given the power of social media, it has become much easier for concerned consumers to make their voices heard. As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve, it has also become necessary for companies to become proactive in anticipation of new, effectual environmental policies.
Balancing Luxury & Sustainability with Today’s Subscription Boxes
The market is expected to grow by 20.1% over the next five years.

Creative Ways to Manage Packaging Costs

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 11:17:00 -0400
Creative Ways to Manage Packaging Costs
Learn about three areas where customers should consider working with their suppliers. 

New Sleeve in Pouch

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:08:00 -0400
New Sleeve in Pouch
The SIP was developed based on the concept of combining both flexible packaging and paper containers.

Corrugated Board and Material Grades

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 08:00:00 -0400
Corrugated Board and Material Grades
Corrugated board and the packaging industry has incurred incremental innovations over the last century, enabling corrugated board to have multiple uses and functions today.

New Dual-Ovenable Cook Tray

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 14:48:07 -0400
New Dual-Ovenable Cook Tray
Graphic Packaging International’s PaperSeal Cook is oven and microwave ready for chilled and frozen food applications.

Are You Curious Enough To Succeed?

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST

How Cleaning And Disneyland Are Connected

Wed, 8 Dec 2021 00:00:00 CST

Top Health Challenges Facing Schools

Mon, 6 Dec 2021 00:00:00 CST

Tips For Improving Restroom Experiences

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 00:00:00 CST
Waddington Europe and Produce Packaging Switch to 100% rPET Containers
Produce Packaging's new containers will be made with Waddington Europe's Eco Blend 100 material that consists entirely of a combination of post-consumer (PCR) and post-industrial (PIR) recycled PET (rPET).

Beverage Packaging for Staying In (Or Going Out)

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:00:00 -0400
Beverage Packaging for Staying In (Or Going Out)
As COVID-19 affected both manufacturers and worldwide shipping, automation has helped companies do more with less. 

Q&A: How E-Commerce and Sustainability Intersect

Thu, 20 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400
Q&A: How E-Commerce and Sustainability Intersect
We caught up with Darek Lewis, director of packaging for Veritiv, about innovations helping to bridge the sustainability gap with from-home shopping.
Anti-Counterfeit Security Features For Paperboard Packaging
Global counterfeiting is rampant. In addition to the obvious health and safety risks, it wastes resources and reduces trust in product integrity.

Castrol Partnering with Pulpex for Paper Bottles

Wed, 05 May 2021 15:31:48 -0400
Castrol Partnering with Pulpex for Paper Bottles
The lubricant maker aims to reduce its plastic footprint by incorporating Pulpex’s paper-based packaging.
4 Fresh Produce Applications Where Retail-Ready Packaging Is Gaining Ground
A new Freedonia Group analysis projects retail-ready boxes to be one of the fastest growing packaging types used in the fresh produce industry through 2024.

Pandemic Recycling Data Shows Big Spikes

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 13:33:56 -0400
Pandemic Recycling Data Shows Big Spikes
At-home consumption has been up significantly during the last year, leading to greater recycling of cardboard boxes, aluminum cans and bottles.

Packaging Companies Celebrate Earth Day

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:31:00 -0400
Packaging Companies Celebrate Earth Day
From projects to initiatives, the packaging industry is out to show that it’s serious about the planet.
Graphic Packaging International Adds Paperboard Punnet to Sustainable ProducePack Portfolio
ProducePack Punnet can be top-sealed at speeds equivalent to traditional plastic punnets and works with existing machinery and tooling for plastic trays.
Coffee Roaster F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc Celebrates Earth Day by Making More Packaging Recyclable Through TerraCycle
To date, that program has kept over 500,000 coffee pods and capsules out of landfills, and more than $10,000 has been raised for charities. 
Domino Sugar Celebrates its 120th Anniversary with a New Look
Changes include new seals on all products indicating Non-GMO Project verification as well as a how-to-recycle logo.

Experts Discuss, Debate Interim Carpet Care

Wed, 1 Dec 2021 00:00:00 CST

Enhancing A School District Cleaning Program

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:00:00 CST

Understanding Your Staff And Budgetary Needs

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 00:00:00 CST

November/December FCD Products

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 00:00:00 CST

Key Benefits Of Hand Towels, Dispensers

Wed, 3 Nov 2021 00:00:00 CST
Corrugated Packaging: An Extraordinary Recycling Success Story
Corrugated packaging is an increasingly noticeable part of daily life, especially with recent, explosive growth of e-commerce and home delivery services.
Monadnock Paper Mills Recognized with Three 2020 American Graphic Design Awards
Monadnock’s Astrolite PC 100 Swatchbook features its line of 100% post-consumer recycled content paper.
End-to-End Care Kit Solution for Healthcare Organizations
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has already curated nearly three million care kits on behalf of several dozen clients.
CAULIPOWER Chooses K3 for its Better-for-you Riced Cauliflower Range
CAULIPOWER’s new, healthy riced cauliflower range is packed in Greiner Packaging’s 100% recyclable, reusable and microwavable K3 cardboard-plastic cup.
Graphic Packaging International Innovates Meat and Cheese Tray Packaging
The PaperSeal Slice and PaperSeal Wedge offer recyclable, barrier-lined, paperboard packaging alternatives to plastic thermoformed trays.

Rome’s Colosseum and Pizza Box Recycling

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0400
Rome’s Colosseum and Pizza Box Recycling
It seems to have slipped into long-lost history, but right after World War II, archaeologists began working in and around the Colosseum in Rome.
Forager Project Launches New Line of Organic, Dairy-Free Ice Cream
Forager Project's ice cream offers consumers a dairy-like ice cream experience without compromising taste and environmental impact.

Saica Group and Cacklebean Create Egg Packaging

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:00:00 -0400
Saica Group and Cacklebean Create Egg Packaging
The design incorporates Cacklebean’s patented double fold-over panel divider, which offers enhanced protection to the eggs.
Sustainability and E-commerce are Influencing the Paperboard Industry
Flexible Packaging spoke with Mika Joukio, CEO of Metsä Board, to share his thoughts on sustainable packaging, package design trends and the impact of COVID-19 on the industry.
Hank’s Gourmet Beverages Unveils Retro Labeling
The limited-edition throwback labeling marks the company’s 25th anniversary.
Why Perforations Are Used in Shrink Sleeve Packaging
Perforations on shrink sleeves perform a number of functions. On neck bands, perforations make it difficult to open or tamper with a product without it being obvious to the consumer.

Beverage Packaging for Staying In (Or Going Out)

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:00:00 -0400
Beverage Packaging for Staying In (Or Going Out)
As COVID-19 affected both manufacturers and worldwide shipping, automation has helped companies do more with less. 
Schreiner MediPharm Equips Kingfriend Syringes with Needle-Trap
The needle protection label with an integrated trap marks the syringe and helps protect healthcare staff against needlestick injuries.

Packaging Companies Celebrate Earth Day

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:31:00 -0400
Packaging Companies Celebrate Earth Day
From projects to initiatives, the packaging industry is out to show that it’s serious about the planet.
Multi-Color Corporation and Digimarc Collaborate on Food Traceability Solution and Recycling Initiative with Orkla
MCC's work with Orkla and Digimarc's digital watermarking is part of HolyGrail 2.0.
HERMA US Inc. Introduces Continuous Labeling Capabilities for Premium Pharma Wrap-Around Labeler
The HERMA 132M HC can be retrofitted for continuous operation and is ideal for expedited, high-volume vial production.

Inkbrite Develops Cannabis Packaging Platform

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 08:00:00 -0400
Inkbrite Develops Cannabis Packaging Platform
For one inclusive per-unit price, Inkbrite handles packaging design, sourcing and compliance.
New Water-Based Pressure Sensitive Adhesive for Filmic Labels
ACRONAL 3727 X has good immediate tack and high peel strength on low surface energy materials allowing, at the same time, for early repositionability.
Euro Pool System Recommends HERMA Self-Adhesive Materials for Reusable Boxes
The material provides adhesion in a cool, damp environment and can be washed off again at a later stage without leaving any residue.
New Authentication Technology Launched on HEBE LIFE’s Natural Supplements
Eltronis’ cloud-based software solution, engage, is designed to enable instant authentication of its products by consumers.

Eltronis Launches Engage Platform

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 08:00:00 -0500
Eltronis Launches Engage Platform
Engage is a cloud-based software that allows consumers to use smartphones to scan packaging, which links to relevant product information online. 
Automating Coding Changeovers to Drive Efficiency and Reduce Scrap and Rework
Coding on packaging is a process most manufacturers aim to accomplish seamlessly but with minimal effort and attention. When trying to move product out the door, you want to avoid using coding equipment that can cause restraints, whether it’s slowing down a line changeover or having to adjust incorrect, missing or unreadable codes.
Food Label Trends Deliver Safety And Security for 2021
Restaurants, grocers and meal delivery services prioritize tamper proof seals, pressure and temperature-sensitive design, increased traceability, waste reduction and responsible sourcing.
COCOYO Yogurt Stands Out with New Colorful Labels
GT's COCOYO, from the maker of the Kombucha brand, GT's Living Foods, debuted refreshed labels with a brighter and bolder look to the stark white yogurt aisle. 
Packaging Methodologies for a Record-Breaking Holiday Season and Beyond
It’s no secret that 2020 has been a year like no other. As the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, Americans had to adjust to a new reality: wearing masks, social distancing and staying home as much as possible. 
New Interactive Holographic Labels Offer Provenance, Counterfeit Protection
The National Office of Vine and Vitivinicultural Products (ONVPV) in Romania, is using the latest in holographic labels from specialist security printer Eltronis, to promote the provenance of its regional wines and protect drinkers from potential counterfeits.
The new GS1 US guideline helps the retail industry implement GS1 Digital Link, a standard that allows brands to web-enable barcodes and provide consumers with rich product information with a single scan. 
Metsä Board’s New Pharma Packaging Offers Tamper-Evident Features
In order to demonstrate different tamper-evident features, Metsä Board’s packaging design team produced two samples using MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright folding boxboard. 

A Taste of the Iconic Cadbury’s Redesign

Wed, 04 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0500
A Taste of the Iconic Cadbury’s Redesign
Iconic brands require exceptional marketing performance, and achieving exceptional marketing performance requires a well-designed, efficient marketing ecosystem. So how does a brand achieve this level of efficiency across its marketing ecosystem? Let’s look at SGK’s partnership with Mondelēz International to deploy the redesigned Cadbury brand in APAC to highlight a few key strategies.
Opportunities and Challenges for Brands Under 2020 Labeling Regulations
As food and beverage manufacturers navigate a consumer audience that has changed its attitudes and behaviors completely, they must also address changing the Nutrition Facts on their labels. Changes to labels like those required under the current regulations can have wider-reaching implications for some brands.
Make Your Product Packaging Your Best Marketing Tool
Product packaging’s sole purpose originally was to protect the product inside. Over the years, packaging has also doubled as a marketing tool — packaging design now plays a vital role in consumers buying decisions.

3 Tissue Industry Trends Expected In 2022

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:00:00 CST

Goodway Technologies Renews ISO Certification

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:00:00 CST
Why the Future of Packaging Hinges on Inclusivity
While a stubborn clamshell container or vacuum-sealed jar lid might serve as a minor inconvenience to some, it can be a major struggle for others. 

Innovations in Paper Labels

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Innovations in Paper Labels
Sustainability is an important topic for brands and converters, and this applies to paper, film, plastic and any product on the market. Pressure-sensitive labels play a big part in sustainability. Although over the years there has been a reduction in paper use, companies are still looking for ways to better enable recycling.
New Wash-Off Adhesive from Acucote Provides Debonding
Acucote, a solutions-oriented pressure-sensitive adhesive coating manufacturer, has introduced WOff, a Wash Off Adhesive, a water-based formula that provides debonding of non-recyclable label materials from PET and glass containers, making them recoverable. 
Automated Inspection Protects Brand Quality for Syrup Manufacturer
A? popular bottled syrup company recently partnered with EPIC Systems to launch newly designed bottles and labels for the its evolving breakfast food portfolio. This partnership resulted in a robust packaging inspection system that helped the syrup company bring new products to market quickly, without exposing the brand to undue risks.

What Does Your Labeling Say?

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 08:00:00 -0400
What Does Your Labeling Say?
We look at the total package, including the label, to identify problems with consumer engagement. Recyclability and sustainability paired with a nice design at low cost are just a few benefits brands and converters look for. Below, we find a few recent label offerings that just might fit the bill for the future of labels.

Innovations in Package Printing Automation

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Innovations in Package Printing Automation
The discriminating eye and mechanical knowledge of a seasoned press operator have been indispensable for achieving maximum press performance. However, over the last 20 years or so, the printing industry has seen declining numbers of experienced press operators as they age and retire with too few replacements for them.

Planning and Executing Label Qualification

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Planning and Executing Label Qualification
Brand owners need to ensure their labeling process complies with all applicable regulations and meets a high bar for quality to ensure reliable labeling throughout the lifecycle of the product.

Tolco Expands Sales Team

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:00:00 CST

4M Earns Two New Accounts

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:00:00 CST

Top 50 Worst Cities For Bed Bugs

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 00:00:00 CST

Polykar Appoints New VP Of Sales

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 00:00:00 CST

Office Pride Named Among Top Franchises

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 00:00:00 CST

Color-coding Microfiber Improves Processes

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:00:00 CST

7 Characteristics Of Top Managers

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 00:00:00 CST

Reconnecting At ISSA Show North America

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 CST

September/October FCD Products

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 00:00:00 CST

6 Tips To Leaner Cleaning Programs

Wed, 1 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST

How To Create A Green Cleaning Program

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 00:00:00 CST
Anti-Counterfeit Security Features For Paperboard Packaging
Global counterfeiting is rampant. In addition to the obvious health and safety risks, it wastes resources and reduces trust in product integrity.
Corrugated Packaging: An Extraordinary Recycling Success Story
Corrugated packaging is an increasingly noticeable part of daily life, especially with recent, explosive growth of e-commerce and home delivery services.

Top 5 Tips for Great Product Coding

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Top 5 Tips for Great Product Coding
Whatever your industry, you need to code your products to enable safe usage. Examples include best-before-expiry dates on food or wattage on wires.
The Promise of Connected Packaging: From brand protection to consumer engagement
It is now well accepted that virtually all brands, from the utmost recognized to the newly eager, face an unprecedented onslaught of counterfeiting and gray market trading. In emerging countries, this menace is bold and audacious, with outright fakes appearing in the open marketplace. In developed countries, the problem is equally insidious due to online propagation of counterfeit products through e-commerce platforms.
Best Practices to Combat Product Counterfeiting and Diversion
The brand protection company presents peer-based research compiled from 100 interviews with brand protection professionals best practices to combat product counterfeiting. Based on 100 interviews with brand protection execs In highly regulated industries with complex operating environments: Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Pharmaceuticals, and Wine & Spirits.