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As spring blooms around the country, the packaging community responds to news about COVID-19 vaccine production, plastic waste, plant expansion for a cosmetics company, a robotics boost, and a soothing package design.

Lisa McTigue Pierce

April 7, 2021

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What content caught your eye the most last month? As expected, our continually updated pages of Breaking News in Flexible Packaging and Best in New Food and Beverage Packaging score well! These compilations of packaging news from social media are quick to scroll through and jam-packed with stimulating ideas.

But you were also interested in a variety of other key topics, from plastic waste to pandemic vaccines.

Based on page views, here are the best-read articles on PackagingDigest.com from March 2021, starting at #5 and moving up to #1:

 

5. Merck Helps Produce J&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine and More News

Demand for the COVID-19 vaccines severely exceeds current supply. So, in a move similar to the unprecedented collaboration between Sanofi and Pfizer, now Merck has stepped up to help get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the market quicker.

 

4. 5 Innovations That Could End Plastic Packaging Waste

Solutions to a big problem may be found in tiny things, such as barriers using nanotechnology or miniscule magnetics, or even in common materials such as wood.

 

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3. Cosmetics Maker Invests $3M to Open New Plant

Artisan Labs plans to erect a new 12,000-sq-ft production and packaging facility in Hansen, ID, and hire 50 workers.

 

2. Syringe Tray Loader Gets a Robotic Booster Shot

6-axis robot loading system can be used for manual through fully automated lines.

 

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1. Sleep-Friendly Nightfood Packaging Design Gets a Wake-Up Call

Brand looked to a bolder scheme to reawaken interest for its sleep-supporting ice cream in a crowded freezer section.

About the Author(s)

Lisa McTigue Pierce

Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa McTigue Pierce is Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. She’s been a packaging media journalist since 1982 and tracks emerging trends, new technologies, and best practices across a spectrum of markets for the publication’s global community. Reach her at [email protected] or 630-272-1774.

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