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What to Expect from Packaging in 2022

January 17, 2022

By: Sean Riley, Senior Director, Media and Industry Communications at PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies The value of U.S. domestic shipments of packaging machinery is estimated to have been worth $9.4 billion in 2020, according to the 2021 State of the Industry – U.S. Packaging Machinery Report produced by PMMI Business Intelligence,…


Popping the Bubble on Protective Plastic Shipping Packaging

November 24, 2021

As eCommerce explodes, protective plastic packing materials must decline, and fast. By Lorne Herszkowicz, Partner at HexcelPack As eCommerce continues to escalate, we must wrap our hands around product shipping wrap to ensure optimal sustainability and eco-friendliness into the future. While environmentalists were already bracing for the glut of padded mailers, corrugated fiberboard, shrink wrap,…


A Guide To Pet Food Labelling

November 22, 2021

By Brindha, Contributing Writer Many people adore pets, and give more importance to them by treating them more or like an extended family member. With the rising craze for pets in every home, the pet food industry is experiencing vast growth by producing unique pet foods and supplying it to the pet owners or retailers…


Baumer hhs Introduces E-Commerce Hot Melt System

October 27, 2021

Baumer hhs announces the launch of its new hot melt system for e-commerce packaging. Designed to meet the growing demand for high-quality delivery boxes with pressure-sensitive adhesive closures, the turnkey system includes an energy-efficient melter, application head, controller, product guide, and durable mount with precision settings. “Our new system enables e-commerce packaging producers to apply…


Governor Lamont Announces Ranpak to Create New Innovation Center in Shelton

October 22, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont announced that Ranpak Holdings Corp., a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, is creating an 80,000 square foot innovation and automation center in Shelton, Connecticut. The company expects to initially employ 35 workers at the facility and increase that amount to around 80 to…


DS Smith survey: Pandemic Triggers Embrace of Recycling, Sustainable Packaging but There’s More Work to be Done

October 18, 2021

A pandemic-induced surge in e-commerce has left shoppers with more boxes than ever before, triggering a rush by consumers to embrace recycling and raising the demand for sustainable packaging. But while there’s more interest in sustainability – especially among millennials – many buyers say they’re frustrated by the amount of unrecyclable material showing up and…


Surviving the Perfect Storm Impacting Packaging and Shipping Operations

October 18, 2021

By Peter Schwoerer, Vice President at CMES Robotics Inc. Packaging and shipping operations across all market segments were already being squeezed prior to 2020 by tight labor markets and cost pressures. The pandemic created the perfect storm in 2020 by not only intensifying an already tight labor market, but also by the exponential growth in…


Ranpak Makes Strategic Investment in Creapaper, Innovative German Leader in Environmentally-Sustainable Grasspaper

October 5, 2021

Ranpak Holdings Corp. (“Ranpak”), a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, announced its recent investment in Creapaper GmbH (“Creapaper”), the inventor of grasspaper and provider of grasspaper products. Creapaper announced concurrently that the company successfully completed financing round B with new investors including Ranpak, JS Capital, Schusterman…


HexcelPack Introduces E-Commerce Packaging Kit to Assist Retailers During Peak Ordering Seasons

September 27, 2021

HexcelPack, a developer of eco-friendly, paper-based protective cushioning solutions to replace bubble packaging and other plastic or foam-based materials, has introduced Store in the Box™, an innovative e-commerce packaging kit featuring three of HexcelPack’s sustainable paper-based packaging solutions, MiniPack™, Hexcel’ope™, and Fil in a Box™. The kit provides retailers on-demand packaging supplies to quickly ship…


Pregis, Henkel Join Forces to Develop Advanced Protective Packaging for Improved Circularity, Enhanced Recycling

September 22, 2021

Pregis and Henkel recently joined forces to advance the development of sustainable protective packaging solutions that meet environmental goals and address future packaging requirements. The recently rebranded Pregis EverTec™ lightweight, recyclable paper cushioned mailer, which is manufactured with EPIX® technology from Henkel Adhesive Technologies, was the first example of a shipping solution jointly developed to address the…


Ranpak Advances Packaging Automation with Strategic Investment in Pickle Robot Company

July 9, 2021

Ranpak Holdings Corp. (“Ranpak”), a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, announced its recent investment in Pickle Robot Company (“Pickle”), a leader in the application of robots for automated sorting, loading and unloading of packaged goods within logistical lines. Pickle Robot has developed a low cost, collaborative…


Brown Machine Group Announces NAS e-Wrap Series Vertical Wrapper

July 6, 2021

Brown Machine Group (BMG) is pleased to announce the new NAS e-Wrap Series™ vertical wrapper, an automated wrapping system that increases throughput and efficiencies, while reducing material costs and manual labor. The e-Wrap Series wrappers are ideal for a wide array of e-commerce markets, including apparel; office equipment/supplies; tool and part suppliers; and publications; as…


Shopping for the Perfect eCommerce Packaging

May 21, 2021

By Tania Montesi, Global eCommerce Manager at H.B. Fuller “Since a growing percentage of purchases arrive at the consumer’s doorstep, companies must ensure their packaging protects the contents and their brand image, while providing an environmentally friendly way to dispose of the packaging waste.” In 2020, global eCommerce was estimated to grow 18 percent, only…


CPG Brands Game Changer: Jabil Offers Connected Packaging Solution Built to Scale

May 10, 2021

Jabil Packaging Solutions, a division of Jabil Inc., launched a connected packaging platform that enables Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies to offer its customers a compelling next-generation user experience that maximizes convenience and boosts brand loyalty. The new platform reportedly combines sensors, connectivity and cloud technologies to eliminate reorder friction for consumer staples. Leveraging Jabil’s…


Three Ways that Investing in E-Commerce-Ready Packaging Pays Off

April 22, 2021

Expectations of Todays Digital Consumer are Changing – Is Your Packaging Ready? The popularity of e-commerce was already accelerating pre-COVID, but with more consumers shopping online because of the pandemic, its growth has taken off at a rapid pace. So rapid, in fact, that recent analysis from McKinsey & Company showed 10 years’ worth of…


robominds Calls Piab’s New MX Suction Cup the “Super Cup”

April 16, 2021

According to robominds, the latest vacuum technology product from Piab has earned the nickname “Super Cup” because it simply lifts anything – regardless of the material, geometry, or surface structure. “It exceeded all of our expectations. That is why the MX suction cup has been nicknamed ‘Super Cup’ by us. It’s just great because it…


SGS Leads the Way with New Comprehensive Testing Protocol for Footwear Packaging

April 13, 2021

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has launched new comprehensive testing protocol for footwear packaging – a first for the footwear industry. The innovative testing protocol is reportedly designed to support brand owners and retailers, including e-commerce, to have confidence that their packaging will perform well, meet environmental and sustainability standards…


Ranpak Announces North American Launch of Paper-Based Cushioning System

April 13, 2021

Ranpak Holdings Corp., a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, announced the North American launch of PadPak® Auto-Coiler, the company’s newest solution for heavy cushioning. PadPak Auto-Coiler is an on-demand system that creates a sustainable, paper-based cushioning solution to displace environmentally harmful alternatives, such as foam and…


The New Normal: eCommerce Boom Drives Changes in Supply Chain Packaging

March 22, 2021

By Andrea Nottestad, Senior Product Manager at Orbis March marks one year since the material handling industry as we knew it changed forever and the supply chain became front and center to today’s consumers. Over this past year, we’ve seen explosive growth in the world of eCommerce. While the COVID-19 pandemic illuminated the global nature…


Global Packaging Trends in a COVID-19 World

February 8, 2021

Understanding trends and challenges affecting packaging operations across the world By Jorge Izquierdo, Vice President, Market Development, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) became a global pandemic, demand for packaging machinery around the world was on the rise. A 2019 report by Grand View Research projected the value of…