Alert: Packaging World now enhanced for the iPad and iPhone. Watch a quick video preview

Machinery

Materials Product Brief
|

Cheese overwrap film

Designed to replace conventional overwrap films for cheese, Cryovac's (Duncan, SC) BDF-4000 is a high-barrier film with built-in oxygen and aroma barriers.
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!
Controls Product Brief
|

Pick-and-place robot

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) has developed an alternative to traditional pick-and-place systems that uses a two-track rail system instead of a conventional robotic arm.
Materials Product Brief
|

Child-resistant blister foil

A new child-resistant foil from Hueck Foils (Manasquan, NJ) combines advanced heat seal technology with two-side printing capabilities to create a compliance package specifically suited for OTC drugs and vitamin supplements.
Supplier News
|

California eases environmental labeling law

Companies have a new defensive weapon against environmental labeling suits in California thanks to a revision of the state's environmental labeling law.
News
|

Mary Kay bottles body care products

Customized extrusion/blow-molded bottles are providing marketing appeal and consumer convenience for personal care products sold by Dallas-based Mary Kay Cosmetics.
In additional to single cartons, PFI produces overwrapped multipacks consisting of two to six cartons. The cartoner will also i
Feature Article
|

Targeting a convertible cartoner

Private label OTC drug maker adds a cartoner designed specifically for the pharmaceutical industry, handling both glue and tuck-style cartons.
Feature Article
|

Sterile packaging growth projected

Continued increases in surgical procedures and stringent standards for infection control are two factors that are expected to contribute to an 8.4% annual growth in the demand for sterile packaging over the next five years.
Filled and capped bottles
Machine Case Study
|

Seals create I-D for lubricant

Induction-sealed PVC bottles that don't leak enable Westridge Laboratories to introduce personal lubricant to the pharmaceutical market and boost sales substantially.
News
|

A sampling of samplers to come

Montreal-based PACT company sells to markets around the world more than 3귔 varieties of botanical bath oil products. They're packaged with herbs like lavender and rosemary into decorative glass bottles and jars.
Meats like Hormel?s Spam that are heat processed in the can are critically dependent on the package integrity for wholesomeness
Feature Article
|

USDA keeps on trucking with HACCP

USDA is ready to issue a joint proposal with FDA on warehousing and distribution of packaged foods. New safety requirements could affect packaging.
Materials Product Brief
|

Nonfoil lidding

A new high-barrier, nonfoil, flexible lidding structure from American Packaging (Rochester, NY) permits on-line metal detection of food products.
Controls Product Brief
|

Vial tray and tote loader

The Model TL100 from McBrady Eng. (Joliet, IL) is an automatic vial and ampule loader for tray and tote boxes. Vials and ampules can be fed directly from the filling line or from McBrady's #40 Outside Vial washer/dryer.
Materials Product Brief
|

Printed sealing tape

Central Products (Menasha, WI) now offers p-s carton sealing tape printed with customer artwork, logos or product information. Preprinted stock tapes are also available with acrylic or hot melt adhesives on a PP backing, or with a natural rubber adhesive on a PVC backing.
Controls Product Brief
|

Material handling

Omron Electronics, Inc. (Schaum-burg, IL) has issued a new six-page, full color brochure called "Material Handling and Packaging Solutions," which highlights its factory automation systems controls for a wide range of industries.
This diagram illustrates the flow of resin from dryer, to booster units, to preform molding, to preform conditioning, to blow m
Feature Article
|

Single-stage is on stage at Coke plant

Coca-Cola Company's commitment to bringing consumers the packages they want has helped make this plant in Poland special. Integrated injection molding of PET preforms and stretch/blow molding of bottles was a first in the vast Coke empire.
Both Molson Ice and Coors Extra Gold beers have added the alcohol content by volume to their labels, albeit subtly. Will others
Feature Article
|

Alcohol content labels coming to a head

The BATF is set to issue a proposal on how alcohol content can appear on beer labels. Many brewers strongly oppose mandatory labeling.
Feature Article
|

Mexican Coke bottler gets in shape (sidebar)

Where the markets are
Feature Article
|

Alcohol content labels coming to a head

Bottle bordom: Can beverage bottles be more innovative?

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.