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Current issue: September 2014

Column/Opinion
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Digital disruption

“It’s a massive opportunity to manufacture short runs cost effectively and manage SKU proliferation to our advantage.”
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Package Case Study
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Souped-up bottle design drives interest in new Armor All product

In preparing the launch of its all-in-one Armor All Premium Wash & Wax + Protect auto care product, Armoured AutoGroup of Danbury, CT, sought a distinctive package design that would stand out in the crowded car care category.
Package Case Study
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Shrink-sleeve energizes health shot

Providing tamper-evidence and high graphic impact, a gravure-printed polyvinyl chloride shrink sleeve for Aliso Viejo, CA-based Zazen LLC’s line of herbal pain-relief drinks provides the pizzazz needed to compete in a crowded category.
Package Case Study
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New antacid packaging delivers retail shelf presence

A portable package that includes a shapely bottle, easy-to-open liner, and tamper-evident closure gives the Tummy Company a unique retail shelf presence for its new Relief OTC™, an FDA-compliant, over-the-counter antacid aimed to help the estimated 25 million people in the U.S. suffering from heartburn and indigestion daily.
Package Case Study
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Fresh-picked bottle design for Welch's new juice

With label graphics that appeal to the farm-to-fork product lover and a sophisticated bottle shape that provides a premium appearance, easy pouring, and operational efficiencies, packaging for Welch’s new Farmer’s Pick 100% Juices is delivering multiple benefits to both the consumer and the packager.
Feature Article
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Inspired by nature: Dell debuts plastic made from air

This fall, computer giant Dell is debuting a new plastics technology that may represent its most innovative sustainable packaging project yet.
Freedonia study says demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the U.S. will increase 4.9% annually to $22.1 billion in 2018.  Photo for illustrative purposes only.
News
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What containers will post the fastest growth in pharmaceuticals?

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the U.S. will increase 4.9% annually to $22.1 billion in 2018.
Supplier News
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Contract packager adds warehouse space, bottling line

Reed-Lane expands warehouse capacity by 30% and adds new 48-slat bottling machine.
News
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Kashi formulas or labels likely to change by end of year

The Kellogg Company agrees to drop the terms “all natural” and “nothing artificial” from some Kashi products.
The 12th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum will provide a new focus when the show runs in Boston Sept. 29-Oct. 3: a shift towards supply chain integrity. This is a photo of Boston's Beacon Hill.
News
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Cold chain and logistics forum heads to Boston

Sept. 29-Oct. 3 event to shift focus to supply chain integrity as it moves back to 'the center of the life sciences industry.'
Feature Article
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AmeriStars award medical device tray

Boston Scientific’s ACUITY Pro lead delivery system package, designed and supplied by Nelipak Healthcare Packaging , was a Medical Device category winner at the recent IoPPAmeriStar & Visionary Awards ceremony during EastPackNew York.
Package Case Study
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Dannon’s Double Delights

Two-compartment yogurt containers are everywhere these days, but back in 1995 the concept was pretty unusual.
Machine Product Brief
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Azco: Compact slip sheet inserter

Able to accommodate any material - corrugated, kraft, plastic, or anti-slip paper – without any changeover, Azco Corp.’s automatic sheeter for slip sheets is said to help reduce cost by 20% compared to using pre-cut sheets.
Machine Product Brief
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A-B-C: High-speed depalletizer for reverse taper bottles

A-B-C’s Model 108RT depalletizer maintains bottle stability for reverse taper bottles during high-speed transfer from the pallet, and throughout single filing, with devices that square and secure the top pallet layer and also the secondary layer prior to container transfer, and maintain the slipsheet firmly as the top layer is swept from the pallet to the loading table.
Machine Product Brief
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Intelligrated: 

E-learning modules provide training

Designed by OSHA-authorized and PMMI-certified instructors, Intelligrated’s new I-Campus learning management system is an e-learning program covering occupational safety, Intelligrated equipment and general maintenance training.
Machine Product Brief
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Griffin-Rutgers: Industrial ink jet printer

Designed for food, drink, pharmaceutical, medical, and converting industries, the Sauven 600 from Griffin-Rutgers is a small, totally self-contained high-resolution industrial ink jet printer suitable for small character printing on a wide range of materials including all porous or non-porous materials including PCV, glass, metal, cardboard, textiles, plastic, and wood.
Machine Product Brief
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Heat and Control: Weigh-blending system reduces giveaway of product mixes

Designed to create trail mixes, snack blends, and combinations of cereals, frozen vegetables, meats, pasta, and other product mixes, Heat and Control’s weigh-blending system blends and precisely weighs up to eight product ingredients simultaneously, and helps reduce giveaway of product mixes.
Machine Product Brief
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Bergami: Automatic case packer

Bergami’s model K-15 Fully Automatic Casepacker features the complete operations of an automatic casepacker – opening the case, side loading of the case, and sealing of the case – in a very small footprint.

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