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March 2024

Ready for the Avalanche of Pet Subscription Boxes?

March 25, 2024

Robots are essential for optimized kitting. By Gemma Ross, VP of operations at OSARO You know B2B and B2C; now it’s time to meet B2H. That’s business-to-human, a concept that’s been around for several years but took off during the pandemic when retailers began dealing almost exclusively with consumers online. Because of the lack of…

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All That Glitters is Retail Gold

March 11, 2024

How Holography Could Shake Up Packaging By Sarah Rutland, Market Development Manager for Filtrona Tapes When a consumer stands in front of a shelf filled with products, they are bombarded with visual messaging from dozens of brands. And that’s just in the store – it’s estimated that consumers see around 10,000 marketing messages every day.…

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Maintenance Turns Proactive

March 11, 2024

Preventive and Predictive Practices Solve Problems Before Downtime Occurs By Tom Egan, Vice President of Industry Services for PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies  A part fails or shifts out of adjustment, the line stops, and the downtime clock starts ticking. The longer it ticks, the higher the cost because overhead expenses continue…

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The Upward Trajectory of Sustainable Films

March 11, 2024

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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Customized Security Seals Deter Theft

March 11, 2024

The Need for Packaging Security Measures for Cargo Goods in Transit Is More Pressing Than Ever By Robin H. Lebovitz, Cambridge Security Seals In 2023 alone, CargoNet at Verisk reported 2,852 theft incidents — a staggering 59.33% increase from the previous year. As we move forward in 2024, this alarming trend shows no signs of…

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Cleaning Up the Cleaning Aisle

March 11, 2024

Let’s Normalize Refilling in Our Cleaning Rituals By Ryan Lupberger, CEO and Co-Founder of Cleancult For any CPG brand, packaging is a top priority as the consumer agenda continues to shift toward sustainability. With a spotlight on material choices, recyclability, reusability and refillability, gone are the days when companies could get away with the mindless…

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Seeing Red (in a Good Way)

March 11, 2024

Thermal imaging technology can revolutionize heat seal inspection – and optimize food and beverage packaging production lines. By Dan Ram,  Chairman of Yoran Imaging On food and beverage (F&B) production lines around the world, automation has come a long way. Machines are now efficiently and precisely handling tasks previously performed less perfectly by humans. Examples…

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Four Pet Care Industry Revelations

March 11, 2024

The Pet Care Industry is Evolving Beyond Conventional Products By Swapna Gawale, a Project Manager with Towards Packaging The pet care industry has experienced a significant upswing in developed nations in recent years, mirroring the rising number of pet companions. Notably, the sale of dog and cat food packaging units has outpaced every other category…

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How to Establish a Successful Preventive Maintenance Routine

March 11, 2024

Maintenance Tips for Ultrasonic Welding Operations By Mike Gizzi, Global Service and Calibration Manager for Ultrasonics at Emerson Whether your ultrasonic equipment is brand-new or has been in service for a while, successful preventive maintenance (PM) begins with establishing a maintenance baseline. Basically, that means starting — or continuing — a monthly routine of inspection…

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What Can Businesses Do to Enhance This Trend?

February 26, 2024

By Charles Haverfield, Packaging Executive, US Packaging and Wrapping Single-use plastics and packaging waste have been highlighted as some of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution, with both consumers and governments looking to brands to offer innovative, sustainable solutions to the packaging problem. Refillable packaging is one such avenue that could slash global plastic pollution…

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Smart Solutions in The Hands of Manufacturers

February 26, 2024

The ‘remote’ route to zero machine downtime. By Kate Rattigan, Senior Product Manager – Advanced Services, Domino Printing Sciences Unplanned downtime is placing a greater burden on manufacturers than ever before. Research from Siemens highlights that the cost of unplanned downtime is – in every sector – at least 50% more per hour than it…

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Fit for Consumption

February 26, 2024

More Consumers Seek Quality Assurance in Petfood Production By Kimberly Durkot, Field Marketing Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific More than half of households worldwide are home to at least one domesticated animal according to market research by GfK. So it will come as no surprise that the global pet food and treats market is positively…

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The Power of Inclusive Packaging Boost Your Brand’s Profile with

February 26, 2024

By Steve Brownett Gale, Packaging Expert at Lifestyle Packaging With one in four of the US population living with some form of disability that significantly affects their daily routines and limits their capabilities according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we must create products that are inclusive of all. When developing inclusive…

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