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August 2023

PACK EXPO Las Vegas Returns in September

August 7, 2023

The 2023 edition ranks as the most comprehensive packaging and processing show in North America this year PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023 will be held Sept. 11–13, 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the show ranks as the most comprehensive packaging and processing event…

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What’s Next in Grocery Packaging?

August 7, 2023

The Shift to Online Food Shopping is Driving Innovative Solutions By Charles Haverfield is a packaging executive with U.S. Packaging and Wrapping Despite increased demand for online shopping over the last decade, brick-and-mortar grocery stores have remained the dominant way Americans choose to shop for groceries according to a recent report by ChaseDesign. Since the…

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Packaging With Purpose

August 7, 2023

Trends Reshaping Plastics for a Better, More Sustainable World BY ANNA RAJKOVIC, CIRCULAR ECONOMY MARKET MANAGER AT NOVA CHEMICALS Packaging clearly plays a crucial role in safeguarding our food and health, but also less visibly in protecting products throughout the complex global supply chain. With a growing effort to reexamine how we treat plastic waste…

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Don’t Forget the Middleman!

August 7, 2023

Intuitive Conveyor Systems Are Key in the Packaging Line of the Future By Marco Pardo, a product manager at Dorner With all the talk of automation, e-commerce and other trends in modern packaging, the “middleman” role played by conveyors at times may not seem like a top priority. However, a solid, precise, intuitive conveyor system…

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What’s Next in Digital Printing?

August 7, 2023

Integrating Color and Automation By Mark Middendorf, go-to-market product manager, Label Printers, Epson America, Inc. Most would think color is commonplace now in the 21st century as we have been “living in color” for over half a century. Yet many U.S. businesses are still living in black-and-white – at least when it comes to their…

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CPGS Challenged to Improve Their Packaging Productivity and Reduce Costs

August 5, 2023

Today’s Smart Depalletizers and Palletizers Are Up to the Challenge By Bryan Sinicrope, VP marketing and integrator sales at A-B-C Packaging Machine Corporation As packagers embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve their processes and productivity, there have been bumps in the road to success. In a recent survey of consumer packaged goods…

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Better Service Through Packaging Solutions

August 5, 2023

How a Personalized Grocery Delivery Service Standardizes Case Sealing By Bradley Dunlap, senior product manager of packaging at Shurtape Technologies LLC When the world’s first personalized grocery delivery service company launched in Sweden in 2007, most people couldn’t have predicted the massive industry that would follow. But like any business idea with staying power, it…

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Revisiting Food Safety Fundamentals

August 5, 2023

Steps Companies Should Take Now to Combat Growing Food Supply Chain Risks By Kimberly Coffin, global technical director – supply chain assurance at LRQA In light of the growing number of risk factors for the global supply chain, food producers need to reconsider their approach to safety. There are steps companies should take to actively…

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Don’t Drown in the Packaging Data Lake

August 2, 2023

Extended Producer Responsibility Puts Data in the Spotlight By Greg Lawson, Managing Director of Aura Legislation regulating packaging sustainability is moving fast, and extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies are progressing in regions around the globe. These new environmental policies are shifting responsibility for packaging waste management from municipalities to producers, using penalties and incentives to…

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Improving the Flexibility of Palletizing Technology

August 2, 2023

Change is a constant challenge for consumer packaged goods (CPG) operations. By Krupa Ravichandraan, a solutions architect for the CPG market segment at Bosch Rexroth Corporation Change is the constant challenge for consumer packaged goods (CPG) operations. Rapid shifts in consumer demand, as well as new package sizes, configurations and display designs to grab shopper’s…

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Reducing the Risk of Food Recalls

August 2, 2023

Sanitation Standards and Conveyance Systems Can Prevent Food Safety Issues By Morgan Bailey-Burford, Communication Specialist at Cablevey Conveyors With the threat of contamination from harmful pathogens such as salmonella, listeria, and E. coli a continual concern, food packagers that also process food are seeking to protect the public and their companies’ bottom lines from the…

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Fiber Packaging and Food Safety

August 2, 2023

Where the Opportunities Are for Brands Today By Paivi Harju-Eloranta, director of product stewardship for Stora Enso Packaging Materials Packaging has always played a vital role in food safety. Safe food packaging builds brand trust with consumers by reducing the risk of contamination of food, by extending shelf life, by enabling traceability, and much more.…

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Not All Belting Materials Are Created Equally

August 2, 2023

Stainless Steel: an Ideal Conveyor Material for Specialty Food Packaging Applications By Denis Gagnon, CEO of Belt Technologies, Inc. Conveyor belts can be made of a variety of materials, including solid stainless steel, metal mesh, plastic and fabric—but not all belt materials are created equal. Due to the hygienic nature of the products they handle,…

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