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Compact High-Output Horizontal Wrapper Delivers Exceptional Throughput

May 17, 2024

Harpak-ULMA®, the industry leader in smart, connected packaging solutions, announces the North American launch of ULMA’s groundbreaking FR 400 TWIN Flow Wrapper— promising to revolutionize high-volume automated packaging operations with its exceptional throughput and compact footprint. The unique space-saving design of the innovative high-output horizontal wrapper makes it ideal for facilities with limited floor space…

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Food and Beverage Manufacturers Can Overcome Condensation Challenges with Inkjet Printing and Laser Marking

May 15, 2024

Combating high-condensation environments for consistent quality codes on food and beverage packaging Food and beverage manufacturers face some of the most difficult printing environments of any industry. Fast line speeds, the growing demand for variable content, and small batch productions can complicate online product coding operations. In addition, condensation on packaging often caused by temperature changes…

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At Luxe Pack New York, Neopac Announces New Cosmetics Tube Line in US Facility, and Launches Polyfoil® Sensation

May 13, 2024

Commencing production in August 2024, company’s new tube line in Wilson, NC plant can produce 70 million tubes annually. Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging and dosing applications for pharma, beauty and oral care, highlighted several recent product introductions and capability enhancements at Luxe Pack New York, May 8-9. At the company’s exhibit stand,…

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Automating Product Flow on Food Packaging Lines

May 1, 2024

How Processors and Packers Can Harmonize Machinery By Rudy Sanchez, Food Handling Systems Product Manager at Key Technology The performance of food packaging lines depends on how all the equipment works together. Packaging distribution systems that take solid food products from the processing line to form-fill-seal (FFS) packaging machines typically include conveyors with gates, scale…

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Transitioning OPS to PET

May 1, 2024

Lots of Cookie Trays Fit the Mold By Zach Muscato, Corporate Sustainability Manager, Plastic Ingenuity Making the switch from oriented polystyrene (OPS) to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in food packaging like cookie and dessert trays is one of the most effective ways to help meet sustainability goals. Well past being just a trend, adopting more sustainable…

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Lyco Expands Columbus, Wis. Plant, Reaching Over 100,000 Square Feet of Food Processing Equipment Manufacturing Space

April 30, 2024

Lyco Manufacturing, Inc. has added a third expansion onto its Columbus, Wis. plant. This new space will increase manufacturing capabilities for its food processing machinery to over 100,000 square feet of operational area. Lyco services a variety of food production applications, including 50 of the top 100 food companies in North America. Lyco equipment covers…

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SnapSlide™ Introduces First Child-Resistant Closure with Single-Handed Operation for Rx Amber Vials

April 23, 2024

Also available for OTC applications, patented solution brings life-changing potential for over 60 million Americans with physical limitations, while also reducing plastic usage.  SnapSlide, LLC, a packaging innovations company dedicated to making it easier for consumers to access, use, and store pharmaceutical products, has introduced a line of no-torque, child-resistant caps that is the market’s…

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Shurtape® Introduces Curbside Recyclable Paper Packaging Tape for Carton Sealing

April 18, 2024

CR 400 Performance Grade Paper Packaging Tape is the first in the company’s sustainable packaging solutions Shurtape Technologies, LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesive tape and consumer home and office products, is proud to introduce CR 400 Performance Grade Curbside Recyclable Paper Packaging Tape, its first recyclable packaging tape. CR 400 Performance Grade…

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Emerson’s Next-Generation Software Streamlines Pharmaceutical Development, Accelerates Speed to Market

April 16, 2024

DeltaV Workflow Management delivers scalable recipe authoring and execution technologies for life sciences companies Global automation technology and software leader Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today introduced DeltaV™ Workflow Management, a next-generation software designed for life sciences companies in early-stage development. The new software continues Emerson’s expansion of capabilities of the evolving DeltaV automation platform to offer more…

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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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Frito-Lay’s U.S. Snack Index Predicts Consumer Trends Amidst an Increasing Time Crunch

April 4, 2024

The fifth annual U.S. Snack Index confirms what many of us are feeling – there are simply not enough hours in the day. A lack of time to prepare, eat and enjoy meals – especially among parents and younger generations – will blur the once-clear line between “snacks” and “meals” in 2024. In fact, one-third…

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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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Food and Beverage Brands Are Ready to Act

March 26, 2024

Amid signs of progress after a few challenging years for the food and beverage supply chain, brands are planning to dial up product innovation efforts to meet consumer demand (42%), combat rising costs (46%), and stay competitive (51%). Even with their enthusiasm, however, 56% of brands reported a lack of internal tools to manage product…

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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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Pharmaceutical Machinery Market Growth Outpaces Larger Industries

March 18, 2024

Need to modernize technology, automate, and provide sustainable solutions, plus supply chain woes influence the billions being poured into expansion A forecasted expansion of the pharmaceutical machinery market is driven by enhancements in technology, automation, sustainability, and supply chain challenges, as highlighted in a recent infographic titled “Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: The Future Ahead,” released by PMMI,…

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BW Flexible Systems’ Hayssen R300 to launch at PACK EXPO East

March 17, 2024

Company to showcase significant innovation in flow-wrapping solutions for baked goods BW Flexible Systems, a global leader in flexible packaging solutions for food and non-food products, will introduce the Hayssen R300 to its flow wrapper portfolio at PACK EXPO East, held March 18 to 20 in Philadelphia. Renowned for its quality and robustness, the Hayssen…

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Bio-Food Grade™ HT Anti-Seize Compound is Ideal for Food Plant Maintenance

March 15, 2024

Renewable Lubricants introduces Bio-Food Grade™ HT Anti-Seize Compound, a biobased Extreme Pressure (EP) compound specifically formulated for lubricating sliding surface in food processing plants.  Designed to provide anti-weld protection and withstand high pressures in sliding surfaces, it protects the shoulder and threads of bolts against damage from galling or seizure. This patented, ultimately biodegradable, food…

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Packaging Fueling Growth of Craft Beer and Spirits Market According to New PMMI White Paper

March 11, 2024

Consumer demands prompt a projected rise in overall unit sales and use of metal, glass, and liquid cartons Metal, glass, and liquid cartons are projected to be the fastest-growing materials used in the craft beer and spirits market through 2027, according to a new white paper, Craft Beer and Spirits: Success Through Packaging, released by…

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Four Pet Care Industry Revelations

March 11, 2024

The Pet Care Industry is Evolving Beyond Conventional Products By Swapna Gawale, a Project Manager with Towards Packaging The pet care industry has experienced a significant upswing in developed nations in recent years, mirroring the rising number of pet companions. Notably, the sale of dog and cat food packaging units has outpaced every other category…

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Aptar – Food Protection Enters Exclusive Partnership with Halopack to Launch Recyclable, Fiber-based Tray System in North America

March 7, 2024

Immediately available and domestically produced, the recyclable paper-based tray system uses 90% less plastic than conventional plastic-based trays and boasts extreme versatility Aptar – Food Protection, part of AptarGroup, Inc. and a leader in active material science food safety solutions, has been granted the North American license to manufacture and distribute the Halopack Tray system,…

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