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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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The Rise of Refillable Packaging in the Global Sustainability Movement

April 11, 2024

By Swapna Gawale, Project Manager at Towards Packaging As an environmentally friendly alternative to single-use disposables, refillable packaging encourages consumers to embrace sustainability by frequently refilling and reusing containers. This revolutionary packaging solution has found uses in several sectors, including beverage packaging, cosmetics and natural cleaning products, intending to create a culture of reuse and…

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Navigating Supply Chain Challenges in 2024

April 11, 2024

The Role of Coding and Marking Solutions By Josh Roffman, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Loftware The supply chain is poised to face a multitude of challenges in 2024, including geopolitical uncertainties, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), evolving regulations and a looming recession threat. These factors pose significant obstacles to the adaptability, resilience…

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Implementing Sustainable Supply Chain Practices

April 11, 2024

Three Key Areas to Consider By Jenny Wassenaar, Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP Global R&D, Trivium Packaging The concept of sustainability is wide and can have completely different meanings or interpretations depending on your background and geographical location. However, one thing is consistent, a truly sustainable future cannot be built in a single company alone.…

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Remote Services: Benefits from a Distance

April 4, 2024

A growing number of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have adopted or plan to adopt remote services according to a PMMI report.

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The Green Revolution

April 4, 2024

The Rise of Compostable Food and Beverage Packaging By Swapna Gawale, Project Manager at Towards Packaging Growing public awareness of environmental issues and the need for sustainable packaging solutions are driving substantial expansion in the compostable packaging market. Conventional packaging materials take up a lot of room in landfills, putting  increasing pressure on the capacity…

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The State of Variety Case Packing

April 4, 2024

Thinking Outside the Box By: Krupa Ravichandraan, Bosch Rexroth Solutions Architect, Consumer Packaged Goods For the last 50 plus years, case packing machines have evolved from use of mechanical components like cams, pneumatic actuators, pumps and springs to use of mechatronic solutions including servomotors, electric linear actuators, high speed cameras, and magnetic systems. This evolution…

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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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Seeing It Through

April 4, 2024

The Five Levels of Comprehensive Product Traceability By Monica Coffano, Key Account Manager – Cosmetics for Antares Vision Group $40 billion in foods and beverages. $90 billion in cosmetics. A staggering $431 billion in pharmaceuticals. These figures don’t reflect the total size of those mission-critical markets, but rather the counterfeit goods pilfered from their supply…

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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…

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The Advantages of Digital Supply Chain Optimization

March 25, 2024

By Misha Govshteyn, CEO of MacroFab In recent years, the upheaval caused by disruptions including increased geopolitical tensions, the pandemic and natural disasters has highlighted the critical role of digital optimization in the manufacturing supply chain. The 21st-century industrial revolution —a.k.a. Industry 4.0 —  is undeniably digital, marked by a rise in data and connectivity,…

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It’s Not Delivery, It’s a Properly Packaged Frozen Pizza

February 29, 2024

Dependable Shrink-Wrapping Machines Are the Secret Sauce By Brian Dennis, Southeast Regional Sales Manager for Texwrap Since its invention in 1950, the frozen pizza has become a staple on many Americans’ grocery lists. With its compact size for convenient freezer storage, ease of preparation and near universal appeal, the longstanding popularity of frozen pizzas is…

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Snack Packaging Trends: Striking A Balance Between Durability And Style

February 29, 2024

Flexible packaging and stand-up pouches are taking center stage in the flourishing snack food market.

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