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Fighting Fakes With Technology

April 11, 2024

Five Core Questions Every Pharma Business Must Ask By David Gonzalez, Global Technical Account Manager at MM Packaging The global war on counterfeit pharmaceuticals is a mounting challenge, but the pharma sector has made many important advances in this field. Packaging innovation has been central to winning the pharmaceutical counterfeiting battle and, as the primary…

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The Rise of Refillable Packaging in the Global Sustainability Movement

April 11, 2024

By Swapna Gawale, Project Manager at Towards Packaging As an environmentally friendly alternative to single-use disposables, refillable packaging encourages consumers to embrace sustainability by frequently refilling and reusing containers. This revolutionary packaging solution has found uses in several sectors, including beverage packaging, cosmetics and natural cleaning products, intending to create a culture of reuse and…

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Advancing Packaging in Supply Chain Digitalization Market

April 11, 2024

Recent developments are driving innovation. By Swapna Gawale, Project Manager at Towards Packaging The significance of packaging in the supply chain has transcended its traditional purpose, now encompassing critical aspects like environmental protection, product traceability, seamless item handling, efficient distribution and the potential to boost marketing campaigns. Last-mile delivery is also critical challenge in supply…

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Navigating Supply Chain Challenges in 2024

April 11, 2024

The Role of Coding and Marking Solutions By Josh Roffman, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Loftware The supply chain is poised to face a multitude of challenges in 2024, including geopolitical uncertainties, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), evolving regulations and a looming recession threat. These factors pose significant obstacles to the adaptability, resilience…

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Implementing Sustainable Supply Chain Practices

April 11, 2024

Three Key Areas to Consider By Jenny Wassenaar, Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP Global R&D, Trivium Packaging The concept of sustainability is wide and can have completely different meanings or interpretations depending on your background and geographical location. However, one thing is consistent, a truly sustainable future cannot be built in a single company alone.…

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Disrupting the Status Quo with Compostable Packaging

April 4, 2024

Merging regenerative agriculture with modern techniques revolutionizes sustainable packaging technology. By Savannah Seydel, Vice President of Sustainability for Better Earth The food service industry faces a stark reality: its linear, take-make-dispose model is unsustainable. From soil degradation to plastic pollution, the consequences of the status quo continue to be felt across our planet and with…

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Remote Services: Benefits from a Distance

April 4, 2024

A growing number of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have adopted or plan to adopt remote services according to a PMMI report.

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The Green Revolution

April 4, 2024

The Rise of Compostable Food and Beverage Packaging By Swapna Gawale, Project Manager at Towards Packaging Growing public awareness of environmental issues and the need for sustainable packaging solutions are driving substantial expansion in the compostable packaging market. Conventional packaging materials take up a lot of room in landfills, putting  increasing pressure on the capacity…

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The State of Variety Case Packing

April 4, 2024

Thinking Outside the Box By: Krupa Ravichandraan, Bosch Rexroth Solutions Architect, Consumer Packaged Goods For the last 50 plus years, case packing machines have evolved from use of mechanical components like cams, pneumatic actuators, pumps and springs to use of mechatronic solutions including servomotors, electric linear actuators, high speed cameras, and magnetic systems. This evolution…

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Four Key Trends Impacting The Snack Category

April 4, 2024

Snackers Crave Relaxation, and Care More About Cost, Quality, Convenience and Sustainability By Moira Stein, Insights & Strategy at Berlin Packaging Amidst inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty, consumers are paying more attention to the cost, quality, and convenience of snack products. With stress levels high, they are also looking for enjoyable and relaxing snacking experiences.…

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Seeing It Through

April 4, 2024

The Five Levels of Comprehensive Product Traceability By Monica Coffano, Key Account Manager – Cosmetics for Antares Vision Group $40 billion in foods and beverages. $90 billion in cosmetics. A staggering $431 billion in pharmaceuticals. These figures don’t reflect the total size of those mission-critical markets, but rather the counterfeit goods pilfered from their supply…

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Achieving Success: A Digital Transformation Roadmap for CPGs

April 4, 2024

HOW TO IMPLEMENT SMART TECHNOLOGIES AND CONTINUALLY OPTIMIZE OPERATIONS By Silvia Gonzalez, Director Product Management at Emerson Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies use many types of equipment across their production lines and facilities. These machines can differ greatly based on age and original equipment manufacturer (OEM), making it a significant challenge to functionally integrate and…

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The Advantages of Digital Supply Chain Optimization

March 25, 2024

By Misha Govshteyn, CEO of MacroFab In recent years, the upheaval caused by disruptions including increased geopolitical tensions, the pandemic and natural disasters has highlighted the critical role of digital optimization in the manufacturing supply chain. The 21st-century industrial revolution —a.k.a. Industry 4.0 —  is undeniably digital, marked by a rise in data and connectivity,…

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Ready for the Avalanche of Pet Subscription Boxes?

March 25, 2024

Robots are essential for optimized kitting. By Gemma Ross, VP of operations at OSARO You know B2B and B2C; now it’s time to meet B2H. That’s business-to-human, a concept that’s been around for several years but took off during the pandemic when retailers began dealing almost exclusively with consumers online. Because of the lack of…

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All That Glitters is Retail Gold

March 11, 2024

How Holography Could Shake Up Packaging By Sarah Rutland, Market Development Manager for Filtrona Tapes When a consumer stands in front of a shelf filled with products, they are bombarded with visual messaging from dozens of brands. And that’s just in the store – it’s estimated that consumers see around 10,000 marketing messages every day.…

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Maintenance Turns Proactive

March 11, 2024

Preventive and Predictive Practices Solve Problems Before Downtime Occurs By Tom Egan, Vice President of Industry Services for PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies  A part fails or shifts out of adjustment, the line stops, and the downtime clock starts ticking. The longer it ticks, the higher the cost because overhead expenses continue…

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The Upward Trajectory of Sustainable Films

March 11, 2024

How CPGS Can Stay Ahead By Bob Burkhardt, Product Manager for Cartoning and Robotics at the R.A Jones Company It goes without saying, sustainability is one of the biggest topics dominating the packaging industry. Encouraged by consumers’ consistent increased interest in environmental impact and paired with significant buying power, food brands are now facing the challenge of…

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Customized Security Seals Deter Theft

March 11, 2024

The Need for Packaging Security Measures for Cargo Goods in Transit Is More Pressing Than Ever By Robin H. Lebovitz, Cambridge Security Seals In 2023 alone, CargoNet at Verisk reported 2,852 theft incidents — a staggering 59.33% increase from the previous year. As we move forward in 2024, this alarming trend shows no signs of…

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Cleaning Up the Cleaning Aisle

March 11, 2024

Let’s Normalize Refilling in Our Cleaning Rituals By Ryan Lupberger, CEO and Co-Founder of Cleancult For any CPG brand, packaging is a top priority as the consumer agenda continues to shift toward sustainability. With a spotlight on material choices, recyclability, reusability and refillability, gone are the days when companies could get away with the mindless…

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Seeing Red (in a Good Way)

March 11, 2024

Thermal imaging technology can revolutionize heat seal inspection – and optimize food and beverage packaging production lines. By Dan Ram,  Chairman of Yoran Imaging On food and beverage (F&B) production lines around the world, automation has come a long way. Machines are now efficiently and precisely handling tasks previously performed less perfectly by humans. Examples…

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