Current issue: February 2015

Schreiner MediPharm’s low migration labels for use on plastic containers for primary pharmaceutical packaging.
Materials Product Brief
|

Schreiner MediPharm: Low migration labels for plastic pharmaceutical containers

Schreiner MediPharm’s low migration labels for use on plastic containers for primary pharmaceutical packaging help prevent package-to-product migration of molecules from solvents and substances in inks, adhesives, and film materials.
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
The 2014 Trends Report
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!
Bobby Grajewski, President of Edison Nation Medical, talks about helping entrepreneurs bring medical innovations to commercializ
Feature Article
|

Safer healthcare via medical innovation

Bobby Grajewski, President of Edison Nation Medical, talks about helping entrepreneurs bring medical innovations to commercialization, including the role of packaging.
Eric Greenberg
Column/Opinion
|

Sunscreens: follow FDA specs or get burned

You know what’s great about modern healthcare?
Clemson logo
Column/Opinion
|

Distribution environments are critical

Conditions of distribution, including an understanding of logistics and transport modes, can significantly improve the design of primary food packaging.
Alunimum cans
News
|

Aluminum cans gain in sustainability

A report updating a 2010 LCA of aluminum cans reports a reduced carbon footprint and weight, and increased recycled content.
INBOUND CARTONS. As cartons visible in the lower right corner are conveyed into a case packer, a camera reads all 100 unique car
Controls Case Study
|

Serialization to meet Turkey’s requirements

A massive serialization project is completed in an impossibly tight timeframe by taking a modular approach across 24 packaging lines and by assembling a tight-knit team.
Roll infeed at Alqueria plant.
Machine Case Study
|

Snap-Quick reclosure comes to novel aseptic pouch

Among the very first to commercialize a clever reclosure feature for stand-up pouches of aseptically filled milk is a Colombian dairy by the name of Alqueria.
REDESIGNED OVENS. The new 16-station blow-molding machine uses fewer oven modules and fewer lamps per module to decrease oven po
Machine Case Study
|

Blow molder cuts energy use 45%

A new blow molder with an energy-saving oven configuration enables German beverage company to decrease energy use while boosting productivity, efficiency, and quality.
Kim Holmes, Senior Director, Recycling and Diversion, SPI: the Plastics Industry Trade Association
Feature Article
|

Managing material decisions: The benefits of PCR

Increasing pressure for more sustainable packaging is driving brands to look at the trade-offs of using PCR material for their products. Here are some of those considerations.
GreenShield Organic sugarcane-based HDPE bottle
Package Case Study
|

Sugarcane-based bottle aligns with organic cleaners

Organic cleaning products company Greenology switches to sugarcane-based HDPE bottles that provide the same functionality as petroleum-based packaging in a renewable material.
Sleek and compact. The sleek, hygienic design of the RoboLoader (shown) is complemented by the compact, multi-axis servo drives
OEM Application Note
|

Simplifying the integration of machine and robotic control

This robotic case packer has a sleek, hygienic design that appeals to producers of packaged salads. But it’s the controls package that brings the most tangible benefits.
Yaskawa’s iQpump Micro intelligent pump drive
Controls Product Brief
|

Yaskawa: Intelligent pump drive

Yaskawa’s iQpump Micro intelligent pump drive provides simple, reliable, cost-effective microdrive control for variable-torque pump loads through 25 HP.
Controls Product Brief
|

Anritsu: Detection technologies/equipment support

Designed to ensure food product quality and safety, Anritsu’s line of detection equipment, which includes (High Definition) HD, Ultra HD, and DualX X-ray technologies, Checkweigher solutions, and Metal Detection technology is now supported by the company’s newly developed process called Detection360, a proprietary program that analyzes and secures the proper points of detection and inspection within the processing environment to effectively reduce or eliminate risks associated with unwanted contaminants or missing items.
Festo’s DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator
Controls Product Brief
|

Festo: Pneumatic actuator for servo positioning and force control

The Festo’s DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator with integrated position feedback delivers precise dynamic movement of large loads – up to 180kg horizontally and 60 kg vertically – and cycle times up to 30% faster than comparable standard pneumatic actuators, according to the company.
SOA PLC from Beckhoff
Controls Product Brief
|

Beckhoff: Service oriented architecture PLC

The SOA PLC from Beckhoff is designed for efficient, data-consistent, secure, and standardized communication for the implementation of Smart Factories; the unit features IEC 61131-3 functions and secure OPC UA communication.
Controllers and modules for harsh environments
Controls Product Brief
|

B&R: Controllers and modules for harsh environments

B&R’s X20c series of compact controllers and I/O modules are protected against condensation and corrosive gases by a special coating on the electronics module, making them suitable for use in corrosive environmental conditions.
COMPONENTS & ASSEMBLY. The ‘slide-out’ packages are primarily assembled on line with some semi-automatic and manual work. Each o
Package Case Study
|

Easy-open mobile phone packaging

Especially targeted to seniors, multi-component package incorporates easy-lift tabs with no cutting utensils required.
Shure headphones
Package Case Study
|

Audio brand enters retail with bolder, brighter design

Bright colors differentiate packaging for a line of high-quality, budget-priced headphones from Shure. Up-close product photography emphasizes sound quality.

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.