Plenty of yardsticks can be used to quantify how successful a packaging innovation has been.
Jason Strachota, packaging development engineer II with Smith & Nephew, Inc.'s Advance Surgical Devices Div., discusses how his company employs Life Cycle Analysis in sustainable package design in this excerpt from Healthcare Packaging's "Voices of Leadership."
Like a public relations rep for a forgotten celebrity, I sometimes find myself reminding people about the Reportable Food Registry.
Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2012, the second edition of the event, organized by Greener Package and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Institute for Sustainability, held in Houston, TX, in early April focused on packaging's role in the sustainable supply chain, including the value of the Life Cycle Assessment and on packaging as a tool for reducing food waste.
Italian beverage producer Paradiso SpA can now ship aseptically filled PET bottles of teas, isotonic drinks, and other beverages along with its mineral waters and soft drinks.
Medical technology company/Mercy Health System's joint packaging data integration program includes some 650 products and 950 global trade ID numbers.
Using a single supplier for new labels and automated labeling equipment allows plastic storage container supplier to maximize efficiency and enhance product quality.
Hot-fill tubs with unique closure system lure consumer attention, reap innovative design recognition, and down-size carbon footprint.
'Super-protruding vacuum skin packaging' is a new approach to merchandising fresh red meat that draws the eye of the consumer more powerfully than ever.
Growing hospital waste is addressed in at least three different sessions at the Albuquerque event.
Pharmaceutical packaging workers can practice setup, changeover, and functions customized for specific machines with computer-animated tools.
From breakthrough vacuum packaging developed by a billion dollar materials supplier to a kraft divider made by a year-old startup, these winners represent innovation itself.
A 3-D CAD mechanical design software linked to Allen-Bradley mechanical, controls, and electrical design software lets machine designers size and select motors and drives.
Our latest innovation survey rewards products that have approached innovation from a holistic perspective, while also delivering upon an unmet consumer need.
Canada's Sleeman Brewing updates the package design for Old Milwaukee beer with pinup-girl graphics, positioning the brand for growth against major mainstream beers.
Because package design is just as much art as it is science, there can be a wide interpretation gap between design exploration and the actual print run, unless you account for certain variables upstream in the process.
A new ink-jet coder frees up operators who used to spend a lot of time peeling stickers from a release liner and applying them to paperboard sleeves.
As part of its parent company's sustainability efforts, Kimberly-Clark Health Care and Kimberly-Clark Professional develop a dual-opening device that prevents medical exam glove waste.
I've always been passionate about packaging. But recently my career as a packaging professional took an unexpected turn that has only intensified that passion.