Current issue: October 2014

Column/Opinion
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A bright future indeed

Four days before the October issue went to the printer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing, announced its intention to acquire Summit Media Group, the media company to which Packaging World belongs. The sale is expected to be completed in late October.
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'Cold Chain Chronicles' delivers thought-provoking insights
Column/Opinion
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'Cold Chain Chronicles' delivers thought-provoking insights

New book authored by Kevin O’Donnell provides practitioner’s outside-the-box perspectives on the importance of temperature-sensitive drug stewardship.
Package Case Study
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No-fuss wine in a can for everyday consumption

Great tasting, affordable wine, without pretension: that’s what winemaker Ryan Harms set out to create when he founded Union Wine Co. in Tualatin, OR, in 2005.
Great graphics on Dare's pouch.
Package Case Study
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High-end stand-up bag for baguettes

Dare Foods is unveiling its new premium Boulangerie Grissol Artisanal Baguettes in a flexible bag to the U.S. market this Fall.
Barrier PET bottle for skinnygrape.
Package Case Study
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skinnygrape expands to 330-mL barrier PET

Andrew Peller Ltd., a leading producer and marketer of quality wines in Canada, has introduced skinnygrape spritzers, a popular low-calorie spritzer in a sleek-looking premium 330-mL barrier PET bottle.
Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack
Package Case Study
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Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack

Rohto Cool Max introduction adds variety to eyedrop packaging.
Package Case Study
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PET liquor flask half the weight of glass

Taking a lesson from the popularity of its large-size spirits bottles in PET, M.S. Walker, a wine and spirits wholesaler/distributor, sought the same packaging solution for its 100-mL glass bottles.
News
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Contract Packager survey results

The Contract Packaging Association and SAI Industrial LLC (SAI), an international consulting firm specializing in business intelligence in packaging and allied industries, have come together once again to examine the State of the Contract Packaging Industry.
News
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What happened to PEN?

As we look back over the first two years of Packaging World’s first two decades, few stories are more intriguing than our July ‘95 cover story about PEN (polyethylene naphthalate).
Alumi-Tek aluminum bottle unveiled by Canned Water 4 Kids.
Package Case Study
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Aluminum bottles unveiled at CW4K

At Canned Water 4 Kids, joining the 12-oz aluminum can is a sleek 16-oz reclosable aluminum bottle.
Machine Case Study
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Fill/seal/cook/chill system for seafood

Smalandskraftan of Nassjo, Sweden, is a leading Scandinavian processor of shellfish and other seafood.
Package Case Study
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Block-cheese bag adopts easy-seal system

U.K. dairy brand Anchor launches new packaging for blocks of its Cheddar cheese that uses an intuitive reseal system with self-mating hooks on a flexible bag.
Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans
Package Case Study
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Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans

Not only do cartons provide shelf presence and add security, but they also deliver an anticipation of 'what’s inside.'
Machine Product Brief
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Multi-Conveyor: Sanitary pneumatic 90° transfer

Using a box-in-box style pneumatic pusher design, Multi-Conveyor‘s Pneumatic 90° transfer moves both traditional cartons and cases, and irregularly shaped products with uneven wraps 90° at 20 cycles/min, combining three lanes of product down to a single flow.
Machine Product Brief
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Sealed Air: Paper void fill system

Providing efficient, sustainable, and automated void fill, Sealed Air’s FasFil EZ Auto paper void fill packaging system features an advanced, automated cutting mechanism that helps ensure easy release of single ply, protective paper void fill while helping eliminate several manual tasks required with previous models.
Machine Product Brief
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Colordyne: Digital label printing press

Colordyne Technologies’ upgraded CDT 3600 digital label and tag production system features an enhanced web handling system – powered by Memjet technology – to provide increased speed and resolution, to accommodate a wider range of applications.
Machine Product Brief
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National Bulk Equipment: Bulk bag unloader/container filling system

Designed to reduce changeover times and provide improved throughput, National Bulk Equipment’s (NBE) sanitary bulk bag unloader conditions and discharges various semi free-flowing, hygroscopic, contaminable powders at a rate of 8,000 lbs/hr, while feeding the powders to the end-of-line consumer packaged goods (CPG) container filling system.
Machine Product Brief
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Texwrap: Vertical shrink wrapping system

Texwrap's new 914BVS continuous motion vertical wrapping system now wraps upright-standing bottles, cans, and jars – directly from a filler – at speeds up to 70 packs/min, making a very secure and attractive package for store display.

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