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Kate Bertrand Connolly

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Recognizing that lunch meat is only as appetizing as its packaging, Munster, IN-based Land O’Frost is making the products in its flagship Premium Meat line more attractive than ever with redesigned pouch graphics.

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Educational Insights, a leading provider of educational toys in Gardena, CA, is taking sustainable packaging in a new direction with reusable boxes for its Design & Drill Bolt Buddies product line. Each box transforms into a play set thematically linked to the toy...

Advancements in robotics continue to reshape packaging automation, with mobile robots becoming a more common choice for tasks such as materials transport and machine loading and unloading. Is it time for you to bring autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) into your packaging...

Pharmaceutical packaging is getting smarter thanks to a reusable, Bluetooth-enabled device that enables patients using metered-dose inhalers to track their daily inhaler use and better adhere to their respiratory-therapy regimen.

To create the smart device, called...

Inclusivity is at the heart of two Rice Krispies Treats packages, one designed for children with autism and the other for blind and low-vision children. In each case, the packaging design lets parents include “Love Notes” in their kid’s lunchbox by applying a sticker to...

Demonstrating its continued commitment to increasing packaging sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Co. is launching its new Smile for Good toothpaste brand in the recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) tube the company introduced last year. The Smile for Good brand...

Increased legalization of cannabis in North America is creating a significant opportunity for packaging suppliers and designers. But to work effectively with cannabis brand owners, vendors need a solid understanding of the category’s special packaging requirements....

Brand owners and their packaging designers strive for a bull’s-eye with each new creative brief, but the package designs that make it into the marketplace aren’t always on target.

The reasons for failure are myriad. The package may be great looking and protective...

For food packagers that require flexible packaging, the Triangle/JDD Rotary Pouch Machine provides an automated method for filling and sealing premade pouches. The filler, from vertical form-fill-seal machinery manufacturer Triangle Package Machinery Co. and JDD...

The rotary design of the SP-32-20 Thermoformer from Shawpak, a division of Riverside Medical Packaging Co., enables medical packagers and others to significantly reduce their thermoforming footprint and boost automation efficiencies.

The thermoformer can be used...

Perdue Farms sells chicken and other meats, but when the company recently launched an ecommerce channel, it turned to plant-based foam to boost its sustainable packaging game. Made from non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) cornstarch, the foam in Perdue’s...

In-depth knowledge of pack-testing standards and packaging materials is essential when developing packaging for medical devices, kits and other products that require sterilization.

“SPMC Learning Tools: A Guide to Gels and Sterile Barrier Integrity Measures,” a...

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. produces 120 billion tablets and capsules each year, for distribution into 60 markets worldwide. Driving the company’s success is a long history of corporate acquisitions in the Americas, Europe and Asia—a business strategy that also...

WestPack 2020 (Anaheim, CA, Feb. 11-13) will offer myriad learning opportunities for medical packaging professionals, with a conference program delivering packaging education and training in multiple formats.

The show’s conference program comprises two Innovation...

For packagers of medical devices and other low- to mid-volume healthcare products, versatility—more so than speed—is a top requirement for vertical form-fill-seal (vffs) packaging. Vffs equipment must be able to handle a variety of pouch sizes and materials as well as a...