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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…


TerraCycle Champions the Circular Economy on Global Recycling Day

March 18, 2024

International recycling leader spearheads innovative solutions to combat the waste crisis As the world commemorates Global Recycling Day on March 18, TerraCycle® invites individuals, businesses, organizations, communities, and governments to join the journey towards a circular economy. For more than 20 years, the international recycling leader has pioneered innovative solutions to address the waste crisis, all…


Three Ways to Boost Packaging Line Efficiency

May 8, 2023

Online Retailing Tools Spur Growth in E-commerce Operations By Bradley Dunlap, director of product marketing for Industrial Packaging at Shurtape Technologies LLC When Amazon and eBay launched in the mid-1990s, they weren’t the first e-commerce platforms in existence. But they were the entities that revolutionized the industry. The two online shopping behemoths ushered in a…


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…


Noluma Wows with Jersey Girls Dairy and Light-Protected Packaging

November 30, 2018

WEST CHESTER, PA | Noluma International, LLC, a startup born out of The Chemours Company, has developed a patented technology to measure the light protection capacity of packaging, leading to increased freshness, maintained taste, preservation of nutrients and even doubling the shelf life of milk and other dairy products. It has partnered with Jersey Girls Dairy…


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September 13, 2018

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Shrink Sleeve Label Design: Considerations for Reducing Shrink Distortion

September 13, 2018

As companies switch their product labels to shrink sleeves as part of their rebranding strategy, they need to understand the primary challenge of the shrink sleeve label design process. Shrink sleeves —if designed, printed and shrunk correctly — have countless benefits essential to any rebrand: Product differentiation, 360-degree branding, improved appearance retention and maximum shelf…


Pack Expo Preview: What’s New?

August 22, 2018

By Christine Pietryla Wetzler Pack Expo remains the largest packaging event of the year. It’s taking place October 14 – 17, 2018 in Chicago at McCormick Place. It features more than 2,500 exhibitors in 40 vertical markets and expects more than 50,000 attendees over the three-day event. New in 2018, the PACKage Printing Pavilion will…


Should My Product Be in A Stand-Up Pouch?

May 10, 2018

This Infographic Looks at The Benefits of The Stand-Up Pouch.


Active & Intelligent Packaging: Five Innovative Developments

April 18, 2018

According to new Smithers Pira (smiterspira.com) research, the combined active and intelligent packaging market value will reach $5.68 billion in 2018, with the active packaging market valued at $4.62 billion and the intelligent packaging market valued at $1.06 billion. The combined market is forecast to grow at an annual average rate of 5.9%, hitting $7.56…


Packaging Test Quiz

March 16, 2018

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Retail Packaging Trends and Future Forecasts

February 19, 2018

A Q&A with Glenn Grosskopf, Vice President of Packaging Innovations, Colbert Packaging Corporation. By: Elisabeth Cuneo, Editor Packaging Technology Today: As a leading manufacturer of folding cartons and paperboard products, what can you tell me has changed in this segment over the years? And how will it continue to change and adapt to industry trends?…


Moisture Measurement & Control

June 13, 2017

The IR-3000 moisture transmitter is MoistTech’s NIR (Near Infrared) online moisture sensor for instant, non-contact measurement of virtually any product and raw material in the harshest manufacturing environments. Unsurpassed in performance, stability, reliability, maintainability and cost of ownership, the IR-3000 is the answer to controlling moisture in your product. Insensitive to material variations such as particle size,…