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The Upward Trajectory of Sustainable Films

October 11, 2023

How CPGs Can Stay Ahead By Bob Burkhardt, product manager for cartoning and robotics at the R.A. Jones Company It goes without saying, sustainability is one of the biggest topics dominating the packaging industry. Encouraged by consumers’ consistent increased interest in environmental impact and paired with significant buying power, food brands are now facing the challenge of…

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A New Generation of Reliable Drum Motors

October 9, 2023

How Engineers Eliminated Heat Issues By Alexander Kanaris, Founder and President of VDG (Van der Graaf) The drum motor, used to power conveyor belts since the 1950s, operates safely and is often a space saver. But they haven’t gained traction with the belt conveyor industry because the internally powered conveyor drives tended to overheat. But…

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PET Industry Tackles Climate Change Together

October 9, 2023

Collaboration is a Distinct Trend in Beverage Packaging By Francesca Bellucci, Global Sustainability Director at Sidel The PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage packaging industry is taking the challenge of climate change seriously. It has two main areas of focus: reducing emissions and finding new material solutions. Beverage producers are setting ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas…

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A Sustainable Revolution

October 9, 2023

Eco-friendly materials, Smart Packaging and Consumer-centricity Shape the Future of Beverage Packaging By Malcolm Waugh, CEO of Frugalpac As consumer awareness of environmental issues grows, industries around the world are being challenged to re-evaluate their practices and adopt more sustainable approaches. The beverage industry in the United States is no exception, with packaging being a…

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Trends in Flexible Packaging

October 9, 2023

Circularity and sustainability are about more than recyclability By Evan Arnold, President of Glenroy Flexible packaging plays a vital role in the packaging industry, offering numerous benefits such as versatility, lightweight design, and extended shelf life for various products. As consumer preferences shift towards more sustainable options, trends in flexible packaging are rapidly evolving to…

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The Future is Bright for the Global Pouches Market

October 9, 2023

How to incorporate the right technology and machinery to answer growing customer demand By Jennifer Fowler, Marketing Manager, Pearl Technologies Inc. Few packaging innovations have taken the world by storm like pouches have. Go to any zoo or park, and you’ll see plenty of children enjoying their pouch snack. And it’s not just food —…

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How to Improve Case Sealing Operations

October 9, 2023

Picking the Right Packaging Partner is Essential By Bradley Dunlap, Director of Product Marketing, Industrial Packaging at Shurtape Technologies, LLC Whether you are a consumer packaged goods operations manager or a packaging line engineer, finding the right packaging partner for your case sealing operation is essential for increasing uptime, improving efficiency and reducing product damage…

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