Current issue: April 2014

Machine Product Brief
|

Multipond: Multihead weighers with hygienic design

Multipond’s new J-Generation multi-head weighers meet tough hygiene regulations worldwide: the frame, monitor holder, and hopper have been revamped and redeveloped; there are no double surfaces, gaps, dead space, or cavities, making cleaning simple; and no aluminum is used in production.
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
42 Best Package Designs: 2014 edition
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!
Machine Product Brief
|

ESS: Robotic mini pallet cell

Able to palletize up to 25 cases/min., ESS Technologies’ redesigned Robotic Mini Pallet Cell incorporates FANUC’s new compact robot controller, the Model R-30iB “A-Cabinet,” in place of the larger, stand-alone “B-Cabinet.”
Materials Product Brief
|

Hexacomb: Packaging system for bulk-size liquid-filled bottles

Designed to reduce cost and improve load containment when compared to traditional secondary packaging methods, Hexacomb Corporation’s HexStack packaging system is a “casing” method for transporting larger-sized liquid bottles, of juice, sauce, vegetable oil, household cleaning products, and more.
Materials Product Brief
|

GoPlasticBoxes: Foldable plastic crate

Designed for customers in the food service industry looking to reduce waste, lower transportation costs, and keep produce fresh during shipping, GoPlasticBoxes.com’s GoBox 2500 CL foldable plastic crate – or returnable transit packaging (RTP) – has a unique latch beneath its handle that locks the crate’s side walls securely in place offering 40 litres of storage space.
Materials Product Brief
|

Domino: Food packaging ink

Designed to provide the high-resolution, high-quality, scratch-resistant coding required for the packaging of ready meals and convenience foods, Domino Printing Sciences' BK652 thermal ink jet ink has a drying time of less than half a second and is said to be four times more resistant to fade than comparable inks available for retail packaging.
Materials Product Brief
|

Sealed Air: Eco-friendly shrink films

Sealed Air’s next-generation line of micro-layered Cryovac Technology (CT) films, including Cryovac CT-300 Series, Cryovac CT-500 Series, and Cryovac CT-700 Series offer thinner gauge options than conventional polyolefin or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) overwraps, enabling users to reduce both their carbon footprint and overall operating costs.
Materials Product Brief
|

Aptar: Auto-inject drug delivery system

Designed and developed with input from patients and healthcare professionals, Aptar Pharma’s Pro-Ject auto-injector drug delivery system features push-on-skin activation, slow injection, a hidden needle, a large and visible indicator window, and audible clicks that let the user know when an injection begins and ends.
Materials Product Brief
|

Sonoco ThermoSafe: Insulated shippers for pharmaceuticals

Developed specifically to address European GDP (good distribution practice) regulations, Sonoco ThermoSafe’s new Aeris Series of pre-qualified shippers maintain pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other high-value products between 2- 8 degrees C during transport.
Materials Product Brief
|

Eastman: Plasticizer for water-based adhesives

VersafixT plasticizer from Eastman Chemical Company is a versatile, non-phthalate plasticizer formulated to provide viscosity control, maximized low-temperature efficacy, and elasticity to water-based adhesives.
Howard Brandeisky, Senior Vice President Global Marketing & Customer Solutions, John B. Sanfilippo & Son.
Column/Opinion
|

PrimaPak is just one of Sanfilippo’s innovations

Howard Brandeisky is Senior Vice President Global Marketing & Customer Solutions at John B. Sanfilippo & Son. He talks here about packaging innovation.
Column/Opinion
|

Food label changes invoke nutrition, health, history

There were many reactions to the recent announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of its proposed changes to food nutrition labeling, announced with great fanfare by FDA and first lady Michelle Obama. My reaction was, it made me think of history.
Column/Opinion
|

Cube matters

Packaging professionals know that geometry matters.
Package Case Study
|

Gillette pushes new thermoforming technology

A patented approach combines flexo printing and thermoforming in register to produce a tactile quality that really makes this thermoformed PET blister stand out.
 MULTIPLE ROBOTS. Photo shows how robots one, two, and three automatically move lidded plates to the retort crates.
Package Case Study
|

Automation at Nestle brings back baby food line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
VARIETY PACKS. George J. Howe Company distributes its candy, coffee, and nut products in a range of packaging structures and sizes.
Machine Case Study
|

Metal detection upgrade enhances HACCP program

Detection system delivers contaminant prevention for a variety of products and flexible packages with high confidence and consistency.
WIRELESS ACCESS. The Wi-Fi-connected, touch-screen printing system features full logo/image/graphics/barcodes programming and editing.
Machine Case Study
|

On-case inkjet printer saves time, labor, and materials

Switch from hand-applied p-s labels expands flexibility and provides opportunity to print more data on much larger shipping case panels.
Now in a limited-edition trial is this two-lb package of Fisher Brand Party Peanuts.
Package Case Study
|

Flexible pack merchandises like a rigid container

Formed from ‘exoskeleton’ rollstock on a vf/f/s machine, the PrimaPak combines benefits of a rigid container with the cost and sustainability advantages of flexibles.
Significant Debut. This continuous-motion VF/F/S machine is the OEM’s most significant new-product development in recent memory.
Controls Case Study
|

PC-based control brings performance boost, cost reduction

Getting its new vf/f/s system ready in time for Pack Expo Las Vegas was a challenge, but Matrix managed just fine. A bit of strategic retooling included One Cable Technology and EtherCAT.

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

New Issue Alert

Packaging World Magazine

eClip

Breaking packaging news

Packaging Insights

Pertinent packaging issues

PACKAGE DESIGN/
DEVELOPMENT

Greener Package

Sustainable packaging

Shelf Impact

Package design strategies

Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.