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Wildly innovative new options in flexible packaging include photochromic bags, a tetrahedral pouch that’s a snack tray, a mosquito-fighting 2-compartment pouch with a frangible seal, a refillable pouch inside a rigid shell, a


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Parts are parts…but what happens when those parts are 3D printed for use on packaging machinery? Suffice to say that vendors and brand owners will be affected in different ways. Here’s advice from an industry insider.


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Rebecca Kisch, who started a job with a commercial printing operation in June, updates her career path since being identified by Cal Poly as a Rising Star in Packaging in 2014.

 


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Pinched-waist and a multitude of other shapes and variations of pouches have been developed over the past few years, but one of the most unexpected new offerings is this teapot-shaped pouch from


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Packaging machinery experts evaluate the applicability of the patented Easy Pour Bag for form/fill/seal machinery, which also reveals f/f/s machines’ capabilities and limitations.

 


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The new LX500 Color Label Printer, suitable for private labeling, test marketing, pre-press proofing and more, is up to 270% faster and costs $200 less than the model it replaces.

 


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Damen Soriente, Millennial, Rutgers packaging engineering Rising Star and 2015 graduate, talks about what his career looks like working in packaging for Coty’s Sally Hansen brand.

 


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Biometric research, including eye-tracking and facial expressions, is a useful tool to lift the veil on the truth of packaging at the point of sale—and help guide effective designs.

 


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Specialized packaging technology adapted for La Colombe Coffee Roasters turns an ordinary can into a value-added delivery system for a foamy, microbubble-laden latte.

 


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What does this image show? And what is notable about it from a packaging view?


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Nimble brand owners wanting to step closer to real-time, on-demand graphics for packaging have two new colorful options coming to market in the form of Variprint and Infinity brand Inline Digital Printing technologies from Dat


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New developments and trends related to digital technologies, labeling, sustainable packaging and food packaging topped the shortlist of articles that resonated best with packaging professionals at the start of 2016.


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3D technology provider ConceptSauce leverages cloud-based interactive applications for virtual shopping, 3D animations, concept visualisation and, most importantly for this audience, real-time online tools for pac


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Sparked by a Shark Tank episode and the latest variation on a packaging concept for single-serve wine, Couple interlocks two wine glasses using an integrated stem for efficient stacking and shrink wrapping.

 


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Customizable vacuum bags premarked with length indicators help users quickly and visually determine the netweight of bagged items of different weights and bag lengths.

 


Wildly innovative new options in flexible packaging include photochromic bags, a tetrahedral pouch that’s a snack tray, a mosquito-fighting 2-compartment pouch with a frangible seal, a refillable pouch inside a rigid shell, a paper bag made on FFS...


Parts are parts…but what happens when those parts are 3D printed for use on packaging machinery? Suffice to say that vendors and brand owners will be affected in different ways. Here’s advice from an industry insider.

 

3D printing,...


Rebecca Kisch, who started a job with a commercial printing operation in June, updates her career path since being identified by Cal Poly as a Rising Star in Packaging in 2014.

 

Please bring us up to speed...


Pinched-waist and a multitude of other shapes and variations of pouches have been developed over the past few years, but one of the most unexpected new offerings is this teapot-shaped pouch from...


Packaging machinery experts evaluate the applicability of the patented Easy Pour Bag for form/fill/seal machinery, which also reveals f/f/s machines’ capabilities and limitations.

 

Our story on the Easy Pour Bag from inventor Alan...


The new LX500 Color Label Printer, suitable for private labeling, test marketing, pre-press proofing and more, is up to 270% faster and costs $200 less than the model it replaces.

 

Introduced in May, the LX500 Color Label Printer with...


Damen Soriente, Millennial, Rutgers packaging engineering Rising Star and 2015 graduate, talks about what his career looks like working in packaging for Coty’s Sally Hansen brand.

 

First there was our Rising Star series of notable...


Biometric research, including eye-tracking and facial expressions, is a useful tool to lift the veil on the truth of packaging at the point of sale—and help guide effective designs.

 

Biometrics refers to metrics related to...


Specialized packaging technology adapted for La Colombe Coffee Roasters turns an ordinary can into a value-added delivery system for a foamy, microbubble-laden latte.

 

Everyone’s familiar with draft beer, so why not a Draft Latte?...


What does this image show? And what is notable about it from a packaging view? With today’s 2-part “visual quiz” we debut what we expect will be a regular quiz that touches on some interesting aspect of the wide world of packaging. Our hope is...


Nimble brand owners wanting to step closer to real-time, on-demand graphics for packaging have two new colorful options coming to market in the form of Variprint and Infinity brand Inline Digital Printing technologies from DataLase.

 

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New developments and trends related to digital technologies, labeling, sustainable packaging and food packaging topped the shortlist of articles that resonated best with packaging professionals at the start of 2016.

 

If you live in...


3D technology provider ConceptSauce leverages cloud-based interactive applications for virtual shopping, 3D animations, concept visualisation and, most importantly for this audience, real-time online tools for package development and...


Sparked by a Shark Tank episode and the latest variation on a packaging concept for single-serve wine, Couple interlocks two wine glasses using an integrated stem for efficient stacking and shrink wrapping.

 

While building a better...


Customizable vacuum bags premarked with length indicators help users quickly and visually determine the netweight of bagged items of different weights and bag lengths.

 

Patrick Tatom is an inventive kind of guy, which crystallized...


  • Body Dimensions has been the forerunner of many current trends in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals for over a decade.  We offer a complete range of services under one roof that are designed to satisfy your needs whether small volume...

Creatively speaking, we take your concept ideas from design to mock-up. This fusion in development is what makes Virtual Packaging a design revolution: producing client projects that are entirely unique, functional, and interactive.

Pucks are our specialty. Partner with Advantage Puck as your full-service puck supplier, and you get today’s most innovative technologies, 3-D designs, FDM prototypes and fast turnaround… all at competitive pricing.

We also offer our clients...


CIDEAS is a leading full-service, 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing center, offering custom rapid prototyping and manufacturing solutions to thousands of engineers and product developers worldwide, since 1998.

Utilizing over 24 large...


EPE’s organic growth over the past four decades has allowed for development and understanding of a wide array of packaging products and services. As a leading global manufacturer of packaging materials, EPE’s breadth of products encompasses...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Thursday, February 2, 2017

At Pharmapack Europe 2017, find hundreds of packaging solutions and drug delivery technology suppliers that serve the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and veterinary markets.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017

At WestPack 2017, find new technologies to help accelerate your packaging projects. WestPack is one of five co-located events comprising North America's largest annual manufacturing event.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017

At MD&M West 2017, connect to the inspiration, partnerships and technologies that drive innovation in medical device packaging. Join us at the world’s largest medtech manufacturing event.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017

At ATX West 2017, immerse yourself in a face-to-face environment with top automation experts and education geared toward maximizing productivity and profitability in any industry, including packaging.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 to Wednesday, February 15, 2017

eCommerce Expo 2017 Tokyo showcases the latest products and technologies for ecommerce, including packaging, fulfillment and delivery.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to Friday, April 21, 2017

CPhI Japan 2017 gathers more than 19,000 pharma professionals together for a host of events that cover all aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain, including packaging. Co-located with InnoPack.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Thursday, May 4, 2017

BIOMEDevice is New England’s source for every aspect of medical device design and development, including packaging solutions. Find the materials, technologies, ideas, equipment and suppliers you need.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017

Toronto Powder & Bulk Solids 2017 puts you face-to-face with North America’s leading suppliers displaying hundreds of solutions, including packaging, to help accelerate product-to-market.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017

At PackEx Toronto, benefit from hands-on access to the newest packaging and processing technologies, equipment and materials.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017

At ATX Canada 2017, be inspired by the latest technologies and insights applicable to packaging operation, including robotics, motion control, vision, rapid prototyping, software and more.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

At ATX East 2017, meet with top automation experts and see solutions geared toward maximizing your packaging productivity and profitability.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

Quality drives productivity and productivity drives revenues. For critical packaging functions, Quality Expo 2017 brings focus to technology, equipment, materials and services that support quality.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

EastPack 2017 packages up new technologies and solutions from hundreds of suppliers. Plus, gain insights from the free presentations at Center Stage, Tech Theater and during the Innovation Tours.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

For more than 30 years, MD&M East has been the trusted resource for every aspect of medical device development, including packaging, to take your product from concept to commercialization.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to Thursday, November 9, 2017

At MinnPack 2017, experience the newest packaging technologies and equipment first-hand, meet suppliers one-on-one and compare solutions side-by-side.