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What’s Next in Pet Food Packaging?

February 1, 2023

‘Sustainability without compromise’ is essential according to consumer research Bill Kuecker, Vice President of Marketing at Mondi Consumer Packaging Pet food and pet food packaging have been a dynamic consumer sector in the last several years, and industry experts expect this to continue. Pet food packaging has enjoyed one of the highest compound annual growth rates of any consumer flexible…

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A Q & A With Matthews Marking

January 30, 2023

1) What are the most important aspects to consider when selecting a package marking/printing system? A variety of factors need to be considered when deciding on a marking system for your packaging.  For starters, you’ll need to know if the marking system can meet your production requirements for the following: Your line speeds The distance to the packages…

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Four Cannabis Packaging Technology Trends to Follow

January 27, 2023

Mass production, security, education and sustainability are packaging trends to watch By Christine Pietryla Wetzler, a Chicago-based freelance writer The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana use were Colorado and Washington, and November 12, 2022, marked the 10th anniversary. As the industry matures, supporting technologies will innovate. Packaging is no different, and 2023 will…

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Collaboration is a Distinct Trend Heading into 2023

January 16, 2023

The Pet Beverage Industry Tackles Climate Change Together By Francesca Bellucci, Global Sustainability Director at Sidel The PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage packaging industry is taking the challenge of climate change seriously. It has two main areas of focus: reducing emissions and finding new material solutions. Working together Beverage producers are setting ambitious targets to reduce…

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The Future of Labeling with Coding and Marking

January 16, 2023

Marking and Coding Technology Ushers in a New Era of Labeling By Josh Roffman, Senior Vice President Marketing and Product Management, Loftware The last few years have illustrated that manufacturers need to be agile to navigate today’s dynamic market, which is being shaped by supply chain challenges, regulatory changes, and increasing consumer demands. Today, orders…

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This Year, Containers & Materials Matter More

January 16, 2023

Packaging Creates a More Relevant Role For Products in the Lives of Consumers By Pedro Goncalves, VP of Marketing, Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada The future looks bright in 2023 as food and beverage packaging will do more to help brands stay strong and relevant. Consumers are turning to products that are not only convenient,…

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The Future of Packaging Technology

January 16, 2023

New and Emerging Technologies Improve Sustainability, Efficiency and Production By Christine Hoffman and Samuel Orozco are product marketing managers for fluid and motion control at Emerson Pressure to increase throughput while lowering operating costs and environmental impact is driving packaging lines to accommodate an unprecedented level of product variety and complexity. New and emerging automation…

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E-Commerce is the Key to Success For Today’s Suppliers

January 16, 2023

Five Ways Packaging Brands Can Stand Out From the Crowd Online By Yoav Kutner, CEO and co-founder of Oro, Inc. The packaging industry has never had it so good. The pandemic sent consumers online for everything from groceries to healthcare supplies to luxury items — leading to a surge in packaging purchases with e-commerce sales…

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Packaging Waste Management Is In the Spotlight

January 16, 2023

Best Practices for Circular and Sustainable Packaging By Allison Berg, Sustainability Manager at DS Smith With the unprecedented expansion of e-commerce, packaging is now ubiquitous in our daily lives. E-commerce sales were $870 billion in the US in 2021, a 14.2% increase over 2020 and a 50.5% increase over 2019 – and growth in online shopping is…

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Is Sustainability A Silver Bullet For CX?

January 16, 2023

New Findings Underscore the Power of Sustainability in Building a Brand By Maria Haggerty, CEO & Co-founder of Dotcom Distribution Sustainability has permeated virtually every aspect of the supply chain, from material sourcing to manufacturing to transportation and all stops in between. But none of these areas has seemed to evoke consumers’ attention and impact…

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Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Drive Robot Sales

January 16, 2023

CPGS Embrace Robotics as a Tool to Automate Production, Storage, and Distribution Processes By Jorge Izquierdo, Vice President of Market Development for PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies For the third-straight quarter, robot sales in North America hit a record high in the second quarter of 2022, and are on track to achieve…

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What’s Next for Flexible Packaging?

January 16, 2023

Sustainability is on Everyone’s Mind By Alison Keane, President and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association The flexible packaging industry is constantly innovating. As the fastest-growing segment of the packaging industry in the U.S. and number one globally; the industry is striving to meet our customers’ demands for sustainability and circularity. This is also being…

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Quad Seal Bag Packaging Equipment is a Game Changer for Coffee and Pet Food Applications

December 8, 2022

Pouch Rotary Filling Machines Are Ideal for Bulk Packaging for Solids, Liquids, Powders and Granules Over the past few years, the global bag packaging market has grown consistently, and manufacturers are adopting new and streamlined bag packaging processes. If you’re looking for a more affordable option for large-volume bags, quad seal bags are a great…

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Market Topic: Keeping your E-commerce Packaging in the Game

November 10, 2022

Succeeding in the Online Marketplace Takes the Right Strategies, Solutions, and a Whole Lot of Agility By: Joe Schewe, Director of Design and Engineering at RRD It comes as no surprise that the pandemic changed consumer habits — in particular, the accelerated growth of e-commerce. According to a report by Insider Intelligence, U.S. e-commerce sales…

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The Right Adhesives Make Packaging a Piece of Cake

November 10, 2022

How an Artisan Bakery Increased Production With a Freezer-grade Adhesive By Steven Staedler, a Wisconsin-based writer specializing in materials handling and packaging We Take the Cake is an artisan cake bakery based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that primarily sells individual hand-decorated cakes online. The gourmet bakery prides itself on making everything from scratch and with…

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Mission Critical: Aggregation Done Right

November 10, 2022

The Deadline is Approaching for Aggregation of Packed Prescription Pharma Products By Chris Siegele, Sales & Marketing Specialist for Omega Design Corporation Tick, tock. The countdown to November 2023 continues – and so far – the data isn’t encouraging. With aggregation compliance deadlines per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Supply Chain and Security…

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A New Crate for a New Era

November 10, 2022

The Age of Corrugated Crates is Here– and for Good Reason By Rodger Mort, President of PACT Despite the much-maligned, COVID-caused supply chain slowdown, the modern history of the shipping industry is a story of inspiring innovation. Ever since standardized containers brought seamless uniformity to global goods delivery, shipping has witnessed a steady stream of…

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Barcoding Technology Streamlines Packaging Needs

November 10, 2022

How to Choose the Right Solutions to Improve the Speed and Accuracy of Package Movement By Jessica Bernardo, Senior Product Marketing Manager Barcode and Label Print Solutions for Toshiba America Business Solutions We finally made it through the worst of the pandemic shutdown; now comes the after effects of the recovering economy and global pressures…

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Reconfiguring the Packaging Process for E-commerce

November 10, 2022

Efficient Packaging Means Less Waste and Lower Costs By Alicemarie Geoffrion, President, Packaging Operations, DHL Supply Chain, North America Packaging has become a strategic component of the entire supply chain, especially for many e-commerce providers who do not have the luxury of delaying orders until the next day. Meeting consumer demand for faster delivery times…

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Are Machines Stealing Our Jobs?

November 10, 2022

It’s an Age-old Question By Tess Danielson for RIOS Intelligent Machines The history of man and machine is a long, turbulent one. The fear of technology replacing human workers is far from a new idea. The Luddite Fallacy is one that has been prevalent throughout human existence and follows us into modern time. But when…

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