Feature Article
|

Packaging makes a run for the border

With more than 600 exhibitors and 25ꯠ attendees, Expo Pack Mexico, to be held June 6 to 9 in the Mexico City Sports Palace, is the premiere business show in Central America.
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
42 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book consisting of our editors' picks of most notable package designs. Updated for 2014!
Top photo shows the labeling station that applies labels to the square PET bottles. A spring-mounted overhead conveyor (above) h
Feature Article
|

Square minis shake up a bottling line

When UDV began bottling two new brands of schnapps in its Toronto plant, the square bottle called for new labeling technology.
A customer service employee at Mathews uses the PadPak Jr. to prepare spare parts for shipment.
Feature Article
|

Shipping problems warrant 'krafty' solution

Mathews Conveyor saves time, money and reputation by re-evaluating its void-fill packaging for the shipment of small spare parts.
Frozen chicken wings are fanned out to individual weigh buckets by a dispersal cone (above). Bagged chicken drops out of the vf/
Feature Article
|

Packaging of chicken wings takes off

When Canadian poultry producer Olymel automated the packaging of its chicken wings, it was able to redeploy 12 operators formerly required for manual packaging.
Casa de Oro's tortilla bags, taco-shell cartons and corrugated cases all receive a crisp, legible date code for the benefit of b
Feature Article
|

New code's legibility smears its predecessor

Casa de Oro Foods’ new date coder produces a clean, legible date code on taco-shell cartons, tortilla bags and corrugated shippers. Downtime is minimal.
Feature Article
|

Sleeve label dresses exotic Chai teas

Celestial Seasonings’ stunning full-body sleeve label provides marketing advantages for tapered, square bottles of hot-filled Mountain Chai tea lattes.
Feature Article
|

Sleeve label dresses exotic Chai teas (sidebar)

Chai label ‘steams’ to bottle
Feature Article
|

More conferences for EastPack

Several groups are planning conference sessions during EastPack in Philadelphia. Some are planned for Monday, the day before the show opens on Tuesday, May 23.
Feature Article
|

Grape grower adds 'zip' to bag

A new bag with a sliding zipper keeps a grower’s grapes unitized and adds consumer convenience. The gussetted bags also display well on store shelves.
Kirksey
Feature Article
|

Club stores driving corrugated changes

Warehouse membership stores are one of the primary drivers of change in corrugated packaging. Here’s how some major manufacturers are coping.
Feature Article
|

Containers capture consumer convenience

Surf wax in a deodorant-like container, an ergonomic waste container for biohazardous materials and a snowmobile lubricant in a jug designed for mittened hands are among this year’s NACD award winners.
Closures are completely immersed in a hydrogen peroxide bath and then rinsed with sterile water before being sent down to the 22
Feature Article
|

Versatile line for aseptics or CSD

Swiss bottler installs a PET line capable of filling either microbiologically sensitive beverages under aseptic conditions or carbonated soft drinks that don’t require asepsis. In its aseptic mode, the line fully immerses bottles and caps in the sterilant.
Given the label language that EPA plans to implement, consider the position of Bio-Cide, Inc. Its company name on a container wi
Feature Article
|

EPA labeling proposal bugs industry

Agency proposal would ban numerous terms from labels of anti-microbial products—and even trade names.
Kirin markets both 500-mL and 1?-L bottles of teas, milk teas and milk coffees, but Nihon Canpack fills only the 500-mL bottles
Feature Article
|

Temporary plugs aid aseptic filling

Aseptic filling of PET containers in Japan includes the unusual step of temporarily plugging bottles so that H2O2 sprayed inside will more effectively sterilize bottle interiors.
Chart 1
Feature Article
|

Packager survey: details & prices, yes; e-commerce, no

Buying machinery or materials over the Internet is among the least important things packaging end users seek on packaging vendors’ Web sites, an exclusive Packaging World survey says.

Pages

Newsletters

Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
GENERAL INTEREST
PACKAGE DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.