What do Jack Daniels Whiskey and packaging have in common? Both are price-sensitive commodities with distinctive characteristics operating in highly competitive markets. But, how many packaging companies command such customer devotion that price is not a major consideration?
Solutions 99 is the educational conference that will be part of Pack Expo Las Vegas, Oct. 18 to 20. Three mornings of seminars feature the latest topics in packaging. Pre-registration deadlines for the conference and for the show are Sept. 27.
Using real-world shock and vibration data to design your pack can speed development, prevent damage and economize on materials. Collecting such data isn't easy, but now new ideas for sharing the burden-with the help of the Internet-are taking root in the
Packaging research and development managers will need to expand their view beyond the four walls of the corporate fortress. That means paying closer attention to the economics of R&D decisions, and understanding the company's international role.
Russell-Field (Bellwood, IL) and Van Leer Metallized Products (Franklin, MA) have formed a strategic alliance where Russell-Field will add Van Leer's conventional and HoloPrism® holographic metallized paper to its established substrate lines.