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A current packaging trend sees products shifting from rigid formats—bottles, cans, jars and the like—to flexible pouches. Interestingly, one brand owner opted to take its...

Software incompatibility is one of the biggest bugaboos in business, and packaging is no exception. Graphics are a particular challenge; often the most popular formats are...

A new packaging design for Happy Baby Organics Clearly Crafted baby food features glass jars, a preferred food packaging format for many parents. The expansion into jars...

Four omni-channel packaging trends shaping the growth of online grocery shopping include convenience, sustainability, personalization and uniqueness, technology and...

Here’s an introduction to what everyone in the packaging industry needs to know about on-pack sustainability messaging.

 

We count on product packages to...

On Aug. 6, 2018, Amcor announced it was buying Bemis in an all-stock deal worth US$6.8 billion. The combined company will be a packaging powerhouse, geographically and in...

Four paperboard packaging trends emerged during the recent judging of the annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, organized and managed by the Paperboard...

Consumers in the United Kingdom struggle with sustainability issues around plastic packaging, and they expect product manufacturers and retailers to do something to help....

Innovation in today’s packaging machinery often comes from the advanced design of its “smart” parts, including those for motion control. A new hydraulic actuator combines...

Debut of a 180-product healthy-for-you food portfolio that makes organics affordable has a friendly packaging design that’s welcoming to all.

 

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Life science companies look to utility savings, collaborative product development and serialization to boost their sustainability contributions.

 

By Tom Egan...

To cook a tasty hot dinner during the summer without using the oven and heating up the house, many people use their stovetop instead. And sauces in a pouch make it super...

Summer reading lists are fun to create, and it’s always interesting to see what’s on someone else’s list. Do you know what your peers have been perusing this season?

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More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050…China’s Green Fence and National Sword initiatives…The New Plastics Economy…Walmart’s Project Gigaton…the Plastics Pact…bans on...

Most human-machine interface (HMI) software is designed for operational management, with maintenance as an afterthought. The screens can only deliver a limited amount of...

Packaging machines are benefitting from advanced technologies in controls and connectivity to the industrial internet of things (IIoT). Here’s an example: Human-machine...

Packaging for Minute brand rice products is newly up to speed, courtesy of a packaging design update by brand owner Riviana Foods Inc. The brand owner worked with...

A booth at the Powder & Bulk Solids show yielded a pair of breakthrough flexible packaging innovations, the Termalock Powder Bag and Flexible Bucket, applicable for...

OSIsoft taps the Internet of Things and a distributed network of sensors to increase fresh and packaged food safety through prevention and responsive recall capability....

Electric motors used in packaging equipment are smaller, more energy efficient and more versatile, which is good news for their customers and end users. Here is how those...

New advances in direct seal systems simplify packaging for medical devices, saving costs, improving printability and enabling optimization of gas sterilization cycles....