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February 2024

Breaking Down Barriers to Mono-material Packaging

February 9, 2024

Packaging Equipment Plays a Pivotal Role in Market Adoption By Brant Wunderlich, Market Manager, Plastomers and Oriented Films at NOVA Chemicals Recyclable flexible packaging is an important part of enabling a plastics circular economy. And in pursuit of this objective, one large opportunity is the estimated 23 billion lbs. of multi-material packaging film in use…

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Engineering Sustainable & Safe Healthcare Packaging

February 9, 2024

Innovative technologies are advancing recycling. By Glenn Petrie, Commercial Director – Healthcare at Plastic Ingenuity Healthcare packaging is integral to protecting the devices and products entrusted to support wellness and save lives. This segment includes packages designed for medical devices, pharmaceutical products, lab consumables and diagnostic tools. Patient health and safety are utmost concerns. At…

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Informative Labeling Differentiates Dairy Products

February 9, 2024

Smart Features Offer Potential to Reduce Waste By Rebecca Marquez, Manager of Business Intelligence at PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies The dairy industry is increasingly fragmented as it attempts to address demands for health and wellness, quality, sustainability, plant-based products, organic products, indulgent treats and niche markets like lactose-intolerant consumers. With all…

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Bespoke Private Label Packaging

February 9, 2024

What it Is, and why it’s becoming a more suitable option for small businesses. By Jeremy Freedman, Managing Director of Guardpack Starting a company is hard work. With so much on your mind, from opening an office to curating your online presence and more, it’s no wonder new business owners often become overwhelmed … What…

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2024 Will Be a Game-changer for CPG Packaging

February 9, 2024

Packaging is More Than Just a Container for Products By Vladimir Tyulpin, Avery Dennison’s Market Segment Leader for Premium Packaging Solutions This is a dynamic and exciting time to be in the packaging and label industry. Trends for 2024 point towards a future where packaging is more than just a container for products — but…

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Bridging the Gap: From Equipment Effectiveness to Business Impact

February 9, 2024

Technology Can Align Shopfloor and Boardroom Priorities By Steve Adams, CEO at LineView In the intricate and fast-paced world of modern industry, the concept of equipment effectiveness is a linchpin of operational success. Yet, the question that often looms large is how this seemingly technical measure translates into tangible business impact. The answer, it turns…

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What’s Next in Shipping Labels?

February 9, 2024

How Color Can Change the Game By Tessa Kohl, Product Manager of DX Solutions at Epson America, Inc. Businesses are always looking for creative and affordable methods to grow revenue and build customer loyalty. With this comes an opportunity to think about ways to color outside the lines. The standard shipping label, while functional, traditionally…

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Top Packaging Trend Predictions for 2024

February 9, 2024

AI Generated Insights Can Guide Packaging Professionals By Charles Haverfield, CEO, US Packaging & Wrapping AI has become an integral tool across industries, and the packaging sector is no exception. This field continually adapts to changing consumer preferences, technological advancements, and environmental concerns. With the impending New Year, the industry anticipates new trends on the…

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Creating Packaging That Leads to Sales

February 8, 2024

Never Underestimate the Power of Packaging and Labels By Kevin Florence, president and CEO of General Paper Goods Company and GENflex Labeling Solutions Having been directly involved in the packaging and labeling industry for more than 90 years, we still find that many manufacturers, retailers, and other organizations undervalue the importance of packaging and labels.…

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Laminating With Less

February 8, 2024

Using Adhesives to Reduce Material and Energy Usage in Flexible Packaging By Michael Reed, president of Morchem As flexible packaging has become capable of replacing thicker, more rigid structures by meeting the increasing protective, security and brand demands of today’s packages, it is an unfortunate reality that many of these flexible packages are not widely…

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Busting Manufacturing Myths

February 8, 2024

A New Perspective on Processed Food’s Bad Reputation By Steve Burgess, General Manager Europe at TNA solutions Processed food has long had a reputation for being the ‘bad boy’ of the grocery aisles, and in the wake of the pandemic, with consumers evermore focused on their health and wellbeing, the potential is there for these…

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Space-saving Labeling Solutions

February 8, 2024

Which Extended Content Label is Right for Your Product? By Leslie Gurland, vice president of sales and marketing at Premium Labels & Packaging Solutions Need more space than a traditional label can fit? Extended content labels may be the answer, as they increase the area of packaging needed to convey a large amount of product…

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Creating a Unified Digital Thread

February 8, 2024

The Crucial Role of Coding and Marking Technology in the Packaging Industry By Josh Roffman, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Loftware The packaging industry has undergone a significant transformation in recent years. While these changes have been influenced by various factors such as shifting industry demands as well as the evolving…

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The Rise of Smart Packaging

February 8, 2024

The Evolution of Packaging in the Digital Era By Swapna Gawale, a Project Manager with Towards Packaging Smart packaging, a concept once limited to the realm of science fiction, has now firmly embedded itself in the reality of modern commerce. As businesses across diverse sectors recognized the advantages of smart packaging solutions, the market experienced…

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Smart Technology Isn’t Just for Packaging

February 8, 2024

Label and App Technologies Streamline in-house Operations By Tammy Gentry, Senior Product Manager, Insights and Innovation Team, Shurtape Technologies, LLC While many new labeling technologies track and trace packaged goods, label manufacturers and innovators are also finding ways to apply the same technologies to other areas of packaging, such as streamlining in-house organization, communication and…

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