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Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer from Equine Health Sciences repackages from a 50-lb "no frills" woven feed bag to a 20-lb netweight stand-up “box pouch” that aims to corral the horse feed market in the West.

 


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We have gathered together a virtual reunion of our Rising Stars who Packaging Digest has featured regularly since late last spring.


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With the Final Four of NCAA basketball just ended Monday night, we present our Final Five of March's most popular articles.


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There are a number of hot buttons that are touched by the patent-pending authentiQ technology: brand protection and authentication, consumer-friendliness and brand interaction, use of the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence prog


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Brand owners that want to provide an in-store boost to packaged products can consider using point-of-purchase (POP) displays that are available in compact, easy-to-erect and 100% recyclable formats.

 


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This innovative RTD hot gourmet coffee relies on a systems approach to make it work using a “hot fridge” HotBox and insulated aluminum cans.

 


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Best Foods/Unilever revamps the packaging of Hellmann’s mayo and other products to improve consumer convenience.


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This duo of new label substrates addresses specific beverage packaging needs, one for p-s labels compatible with PET bottle recycling and the other for a metallized paper that increases the visual appeal of beer bottles.


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Optimized vial trays, a new kind of blister that’s relockable, an easier-tear film, a dosing tap, an optimized MAP package and an improved retail-ready case appear in this 6-item Slideshow Gallery that provides a snapshot look


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What do diverse consumer packaged goods companies Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Kraft Foods, L’Oreal, P&G and SC Johnson have in common?


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This week at Pack Expo East, David Macfie of Cimquest provided an overview and update of 3D printing technology, citing companies including The Dial Corp. and Silgan Plastics that were using it for packaging.


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Zero waste is the new black. Is it really possible, and is all waste bad? Eco-Insights blogger Robert Lilienfeld busts the myth.

 

An inclusive and prosperous future without waste is just ahead!


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This ingenious add-on to a vial neck simplifies eye-drop application by helping position the dropper right over the user’s eye; it also assists bottle opening.

 


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A patent filing published last week by SC Johnson offers a holistic approach to packaging design cues that coordinates related visual and textual cues across multiple, but complimentary products as an effective on-package cons


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Digital cutting technology to replace standard die cutting is another option that packaging material converters can employ to provide brand owners with cartons that possess strong on-shelf presence.

 


Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer from Equine Health Sciences repackages from a 50-lb "no frills" woven feed bag to a 20-lb netweight stand-up “box pouch” that aims to corral the horse feed market in the West.

 

As I roamed the aisles of...


We have gathered together a virtual reunion of our Rising Stars who Packaging Digest has featured regularly since late last spring. Represented are students (shown) from packaging programs at Cal Poly, Michigan State University, Rutgers...


With the Final Four of NCAA basketball just ended Monday night, we present our Final Five of March's most popular articles. Making the cut was a sustainable jug, a reclosure partnership involving a major brand owner, a dairy company that got...


There are a number of hot buttons that are touched by the patent-pending authentiQ technology: brand protection and authentication, consumer-friendliness and brand interaction, use of the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence programming, among others...


Brand owners that want to provide an in-store boost to packaged products can consider using point-of-purchase (POP) displays that are available in compact, easy-to-erect and 100% recyclable formats.

 

There are many ways for brand...


This innovative RTD hot gourmet coffee relies on a systems approach to make it work using a “hot fridge” HotBox and insulated aluminum cans.

 

There have been several ups (HeaterMeals and HeatGenie) and downs (Wolfgang Puck Self-...


Best Foods/Unilever revamps the packaging of Hellmann’s mayo and other products to improve consumer convenience. Vendors are disclosed for the new custom-molded PET squeeze bottle that combines with the distinctive dispensing closure to help...


This duo of new label substrates addresses specific beverage packaging needs, one for p-s labels compatible with PET bottle recycling and the other for a metallized paper that increases the visual appeal of beer bottles. Both combine form and...


Optimized vial trays, a new kind of blister that’s relockable, an easier-tear film, a dosing tap, an optimized MAP package and an improved retail-ready case appear in this 6-item Slideshow Gallery that provides a snapshot look at a late wintertime...


What do diverse consumer packaged goods companies Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Kraft Foods, L’Oreal, P&G and SC Johnson have in common? They’ve all had patents published recently for packaging inventions ranging from a food cup containing a frangible...


This week at Pack Expo East, David Macfie of Cimquest provided an overview and update of 3D printing technology, citing companies including The Dial Corp. and Silgan Plastics that were using it for packaging.

“By noon today, everyone in this...


Zero waste is the new black. Is it really possible, and is all waste bad? Eco-Insights blogger Robert Lilienfeld busts the myth.

 

An inclusive and prosperous future without waste is just ahead!

That’s what the...


This ingenious add-on to a vial neck simplifies eye-drop application by helping position the dropper right over the user’s eye; it also assists bottle opening.

 

I always keep my eyes open for packaging innovation. A news release that...


A patent filing published last week by SC Johnson offers a holistic approach to packaging design cues that coordinates related visual and textual cues across multiple, but complimentary products as an effective on-package consumer education method...


Digital cutting technology to replace standard die cutting is another option that packaging material converters can employ to provide brand owners with cartons that possess strong on-shelf presence.

 

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We’re passionate about continuous improvement… always striving for highly creative and intelligent use of automation in our packaging systems.

By creating, controlling, and analyzing motion in ways not seen before, we produce simple and...


The Bilcare Solutions Division is a leading, global producer of a vast array of rigid films. We are part of the Bilcare Group, a global pharma packaging company with strong focus on research and innovations.

Our objective is to serve our...


We’re building a world where businesses are leaders for environmental stewardship and products are designed from the start with sustainability in mind.

Our work is business-facing: we focus on design and production, rather than consumption....


We specialize in high-volume, precision injection molding for the medical, consumer packaging and high-end industrial markets. With our proprietary engineering processes and extensive manufacturing capabilities, there are no limits to what we can...


Luminite Products is the manufacturer of digital direct laser engraved and non-engraved flexographic print sleeves, cylinders and plates.  Our patented product, Load-N-Lok, is an "air sleeve" that does not require an air mandrel.  Our products are...


A better idea. A better solution. We want to find a better way.

We believe packaging represents the relationship between people and the products they use. Perimeter was started because we want to improve everyday life through better...


At Piedmont National, our solid values and unwavering commitment to our customers have created lasting relationships for over a half century. Our formula is simple- we stay true to our values of integrity, consistency and common sense. Piedmont...


Ideas move faster. Inspiration flows from one process to the next. Teams are aligned and working toward one goal. The result is better products made faster than ever before.

R&D/Leverage® provides Structural Brand Development and Mold...

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At the heart of our business is a team of talented experts driven by one passion—to exceed our customers’ expectations in everything we do. And, from our state-of-the-art technology, to our many years of experience, to the quality of the partners...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 to Thursday, June 11, 2015

EastPack serves up packaging solutions for various markets located on or near the east coast of the U.S., from new automation technologies on packaging machines to the latest structures and designs.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 to Thursday, June 11, 2015

The health and beauty aids markets get down to business at the HBA Global pavilion at the EastPack show. Solutions include new formulations and their raw ingredients, contract...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 to Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Experience a worldclass conference program along with the U.S. debut of the Innovation Gallery, which will showcase the latest innovations in pharmaceutical packaging and delivery systems.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to Thursday, June 18, 2015

Canada's leading showcase of packaging solutions combines an active Resource Hall of exhibits with a dynamic conference program to deliver the kind of necessary connections to move your packaging projects forward.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 to Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thought leaders and disruptive thinkers made last year's Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit a blockbuster event. This year, we're upping the game with a program that looks ahead to tomorrow's challenges and directs you to viable solutions...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 to Thursday, October 8, 2015

Philadelphia hosts the region's new annual packaging event, boosted by medical and other manufacturing-related co-located shows.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 to Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Join the hoorah in Houston, as TexasPack 2015 brings you the latest in packaging products from top suppliers. Plus, the new 2-hour Learning Labs explore hot topics like 3D printing, quality in packaging and more.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 to Thursday, November 5, 2015

Your local midwest packaging event brings live demonstrations of the latest equipment, design ideas and expert speakers on hot topics such as 3D printing, design ideation and innovation, supplier quality and more.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 to Thursday, November 19, 2015

Orlando, FL, is your best destination for packaging machinery, materials and services solutions. The SouthPack 2015 event assembles exhibits showing the latest products along with new 2-hour Learning Labs to feed your educational hunger.