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Attribute Explorer, just released by standards organization GS1 US, is an online tool developed in response to the retail grocery and foodservice industries’ need for standardized data.


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Vault Brewing’s packaging method gives canned beer a smooth, micro-bubbly pour to mimic that of draft beer without the use of nitrogen-charged widgets.

 


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Esko’s Studio suite that centers on packaging design projects for boxes, flexible packaging, labels and shrink sleeves offers up some fresh improvements that push the capability of tools used for packaging design.

 


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An exclusive survey provides an overview to the market status, forecast, advice and points to several unusual projects in the packaging market.

 


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The launch of the industry’s first “smart wine bottle” using near-field communication (NFC) electronics  based on Thin Film Electronics ASA


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A panel of industry experts provides an inside look at smart packaging that can improve consumer engagement, operational costs and efficiencies and address food safety concerns.

 


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Do judge a PET bottle sustainably by its weight, but not in the way you may assume, advises Eco-Insights blogger Robert Lilienfeld.

 


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A patented new type of label technology integrates a magnifier lens, which helps readability and as a bonus provides product security benefits, too.

 

 


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Many packaging departments grapple with how to innovate during a time when the pace of change keeps accelerating. With new technologies materializing all the time, how can you discern the best direction for the future?


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Like the weather, things also heated up this past month with reader interest in the packaging articles posted at PackagingDigest.com.


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The PackEx tradeshow held in Toronto in mid-June included two packaging formats introduced by vendors that offer on-shelf distinction for enhanced branding.

 


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A scoop in lid for the new Building Block container of EAS Sports Nutrition protein powder supplements is reminiscent of Abbott Labs’ award-winning Similac baby formula packaging.

 


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The bag-in-box WaterBox that makes packaged water affordable in a sustainable format in two sizes is poised for bigger things, including entry into the U.S.

 


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Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization improves on retorting by minimizing time-temperature requirements to produce healthier foods and cleaner labels.


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Early results for our poll on the use of 3D printing in packaging indicate a technology with traction and promise for some, and questions, uncertainty and disinterest for others.

 


Attribute Explorer, just released by standards organization GS1 US, is an online tool developed in response to the retail grocery and foodservice industries’ need for standardized data. Bernie Hogan, senior vice president of emerging capabilities...


Vault Brewing’s packaging method gives canned beer a smooth, micro-bubbly pour to mimic that of draft beer without the use of nitrogen-charged widgets.

 

Sometimes it takes fresh eyes to see things in a different way, which describes...


Esko’s Studio suite that centers on packaging design projects for boxes, flexible packaging, labels and shrink sleeves offers up some fresh improvements that push the capability of tools used for packaging design.

 

While perusing some...


An exclusive survey provides an overview to the market status, forecast, advice and points to several unusual projects in the packaging market.

 

Exclusive survey results for packaging’s role in 3D printing indicates that while current...


The launch of the industry’s first “smart wine bottle” using near-field communication (NFC) electronics  based on Thin Film Electronics ASA patent-pending NFC...


A panel of industry experts provides an inside look at smart packaging that can improve consumer engagement, operational costs and efficiencies and address food safety concerns.

 

It’s enlightening when industry visionaries share what...


Do judge a PET bottle sustainably by its weight, but not in the way you may assume, advises Eco-Insights blogger Robert Lilienfeld.

 

Behold three 500-milliliter bottles of water. On the left is a local semi-premium brand; on the right...


A patented new type of label technology integrates a magnifier lens, which helps readability and as a bonus provides product security benefits, too.

 

 

The older I get, the more I appreciate the readability of labels and the...


Many packaging departments grapple with how to innovate during a time when the pace of change keeps accelerating. With new technologies materializing all the time, how can you discern the best direction for the future? One way is to concentrate on...


Like the weather, things also heated up this past month with reader interest in the packaging articles posted at PackagingDigest.com. Our top stories selected by our audience based on website metrics ran the gamut from tradeshow visits that...


The PackEx tradeshow held in Toronto in mid-June included two packaging formats introduced by vendors that offer on-shelf distinction for enhanced branding.

 

These were from two booths with two different packaging formats with a...


A scoop in lid for the new Building Block container of EAS Sports Nutrition protein powder supplements is reminiscent of Abbott Labs’ award-winning Similac baby formula packaging.

 

Mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery and within...


The bag-in-box WaterBox that makes packaged water affordable in a sustainable format in two sizes is poised for bigger things, including entry into the U.S.

 

Leading Brands, Inc., Vancouver, Canada, has filed patent applications in...


Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization improves on retorting by minimizing time-temperature requirements to produce healthier foods and cleaner labels. We interview a company principal about packaging options and requirements for MATS.

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Early results for our poll on the use of 3D printing in packaging indicate a technology with traction and promise for some, and questions, uncertainty and disinterest for others.

 

We’re seeing interesting feedback in the early returns...


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...


Family-owned since 1937, we provide packaging comps, 3D rendering, color-managed premedia services, flexo printing plates, steel rule cutting dies and workflow management from production facilities across North America.


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...

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.