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Konoike Transport and OSARO Team Up to Pilot Japan’s First Fully Automated Warehouse

May 16, 2022

Konoike Transport Co., Ltd. and OSARO have teamed up on a new project at the Konoike Institute of Technology Innovation Center (known as KITIC). It will showcase Japan’s first prototype of automated warehouse operations where autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) will work together with picking robots optimized for warehouse and e-commerce applications that involve large SKU inventories. The…

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PMMI Issues Cybersecurity White Paper and Features Solutions at October PACK EXPO International Forums in Chicago

May 13, 2022

The use of new and evolving technologies such as fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, cloud computing and connected machine sensor networks, remote access, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity increased exponentially over the last two years. While these technologies make manufacturing more efficient, they also create new exploitable points of vulnerability, according…

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Selig Group Appoints its Next President

May 12, 2022

Global packaging solutions provider, Selig Group is pleased to announce that Adam Sheridan will assume the role of President of Selig Group effective June 1. Selig Group’s President and CEO Steve Cassidy will step away from day-to-day activities as company President, while retaining the role of CEO. Mr. Sheridan’s appointment is part of a managed…

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Tauber-Arons Announces Addition Of Philanthropic Opportunity To Auctions Avery Arons To Helm “TA Gives Back”

May 12, 2022

Tauber-Arons, Inc, Industrial Auctioneers & Liquidators, the nation’s most established and experienced industrial auction company for more than a century, is pleased to announce the addition of “TA Gives Back” – a unique new philanthropy component available to all its auctions. This new option to give back to the community will add a welcome opportunity…

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Frequently Asked Questions: Controlling Dangerous Dusts Generated During Packaging Processing

May 11, 2022

Dust particles become airborne when manufacturing and processing paperboard, plastic and metal packaging. Because these particles pose both occupational exposure risks and combustible dust hazards, dust collection systems make packaging facilities safer and cleaner. However, if installed improperly or not designed for your specific operation, the dust collector can cause a combustible dust explosion. Here…

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OPTIMA Invests in New Facility and Celebrates 100th Anniversary

May 11, 2022

At its German headquarters, OPTIMA is investing in a state-of-the-art facility to get integrated pharmaceutical lines into production more safely and quickly. As part of its 100th anniversary celebration on May 05, 2022, the Optima Group inaugurated the CSPE Center II. The Optima Pharma Division is expanding its production area for assembling, commissioning, and qualifying…

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ABB Exhibits Latest Robotic Innovations at Automate 2022 in June

May 11, 2022

Significant changes in consumer behavior, including the e-commerce boom and the demand for more product choice, with shorter product lifecycles, are requiring manufacturers to respond to continually evolving production requirements. Against this dynamic backdrop, ABB has developed over 20 new robot, software and digital products in the last year, designed to help customers of all…

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Evanesce Exhibiting Compostable Food Packaging at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago

May 10, 2022

The National Restaurant Association Show is back and Evanesce is excited to exhibit their array of fully plant-based and compostable food packaging products at Booth # 8818 in Chicago at McCormick Place, May 21 – 24, 2022. The National Restaurant Association Restaurant Show is the largest annual gathering of foodservice professionals in the Western Hemisphere.…

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Mettler Toledo to Demonstrate New Product Inspection Systems at Interphex 2022

May 9, 2022

Mettler Toledo Product Inspection will demonstrate a variety of inspection systems for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in booth #2361 at Interphex, being held at Javits Center in New York City, May 24 – 26, 2022. The company will showcase its new X34C x-ray inspection system for pharmaceutical blister packs and pouches, which features a…

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Aptar CSP Technologies to Preview Activ-Vial™ Technology with PCR (Post-Consumer-Recycled) Content at Vitafoods Europe

May 6, 2022

Aptar CSP Technologies will preview its first-ever active bottle featuring post-consumer recycled (PCR) content at VitaFoods Europe, Booth J60, May 10-12 in Geneva, Switzerland. The new PCR active bottles are now part of Aptar CSP Technologies’ Activ-Vial™ solutions portfolio. As with the rest of the active packaging portfolio, the company’s proprietary 3-Phase Activ-Polymer™ platform technology…

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Amcor Introduces Technology to Improve Beverage Bottle Sustainability and Consumer Experience

May 6, 2022

Known for its role in developing technology that delivers more sustainable bottles, Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP) is announcing ahead of National Packaging Design Day the creation and launch of PowerPostTM. By actively displacing the vacuum in the container after filling, PowerPost technology delivers a bottle nearly one-third lighter with 30% energy reduction and 30% carbon…

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$40,000 Raised for Packaging Education at Annual AICC Independents’ Cup Charity Golf Tournament

April 22, 2022

During the AICC 2022 Spring Meeting, 208 golfers came together for the 8th Annual Independents’ Cup Charity Golf Tournament. Through sponsorships and on-site donations, more than $40,000 was raised to support the Foundation for Packaging Education. The Foundation for Packaging Education supports the development and distribution of employee education and training resources for workers in…

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Toshiba Celebrates Earth Day Through Global Reforesting & Recycling

April 22, 2022

Toshiba America Business Solutions commemorates Earth Day 2022 through its year-round sustainability initiatives to function as good stewards for the planet while reducing carbon footprints for the company and its customers.  Toshiba’s ongoing eco efforts include recycling 64.46 tons of used toner cartridges and replanting nearly 19,000 trees worldwide in 2021.  Toshiba’s Managed Print as…

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New Data Reveals Preference for Sustainable Packaging Remains Strong

April 22, 2022

New data released by Trivium Packaging reveals that consumer demand for eco-friendly and sustainable product packaging has proven remarkably stable and robust throughout the societal changes that have occurred in the last several years. 86% of consumers among younger generations (under age 45) showed a willingness to pay more for sustainable packaging 57% of consumers…

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KUKA Showcases Complete, End-to-End Automation Solutions and Advanced Vision Capabilities at Automate 2022

April 21, 2022

At Automate 2022, attendees will have the opportunity to experience how complete, end-to-end automation solutions from KUKA Robotics can help them exceed their production goals. Automate 2022 will be June 6 to 9 at Huntington Place in Detroit, MI – near the company’s North American headquarters. At booth #1823, KUKA will spotlight multiple live demonstrations…

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Enhancing B2B Purchases for One of The Most Utilized Products in The World: Casters

April 13, 2022

Caster Specialists, a division of Conveyer & Caster, launched a new online caster store uniquely designed to satisfy the mobility needs of businesses around the world. In an era of ongoing supply chain challenges, where hundreds of millions of casters are required each year to keep our materials and industries moving, Caster Specialists was determined…

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Cyclyx Welcomes Sealed Air as Newest Member of Consortium

April 13, 2022

Cyclyx International, a consortium-based supply chain innovation company with a mission to increase the recycling rate of plastic from 10% to 90%, has announced Sealed Air has joined the consortium. Dr. Ron Cotterman, vice president of sustainability innovation and strategy at SEE will be joining the group’s executive advisory board (EAB). SEE is a leading…

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AI Technology Makes Shipments More Cost Effective and Eco-friendly

April 13, 2022

DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, is now offering its commercial customers on-demand packaging solutions to make shipments more cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The AI solution OptiCarton helps to optimize the filling volume of boxes from an existing, pre-configured set of cartons and can even suggest the splitting of…

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Science-backed Baby Food Company Achieves Recycling Milestone With Partner TerraCycle

April 12, 2022

Baby food brand Cerebelly announced that environmentally conscious families have enabled the company to achieve a major milestone of 100,000 baby food pouches recycled using TerraCycle’s innovative recycling methods. The waste collection and recycling program turns post-consumer waste into raw material to be used in new products.  As of Earth Day 2022, Cerebelly’s waste collection…

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Troy Snader Leads Discussion on Green Packaging Initiatives at Petfood Forum 2022

April 12, 2022

Troy Snader, Senior Vice President of Business Development for ProMach’s Secondary Packaging Group, will present a Tech Talk on the state of green initiatives for petfood packaging at 10:45 a.m. May 4, at Petfood Forum, at the Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri. While there are numerous green or holistic choices when it comes…

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