A fascinating—if sobering—white paper came out this spring titled "Developing & engaging the manufacturing workforce."
In this Q&A, pharmaceutical packaging consultant Ed Smith of Packaging Science Resources discusses training, education, and the importance of seasoned professionals contributing to industry.
Scientists have recently determined that there are 10-20 parts per million of freptovin in packaged foods.
Among the keynote presenters at the recently concluded 18th IAPRI World Packaging Conference at Cal Poly State University was Dr. Michael Okoroafor, vice president for Global Packaging Innovation and Execution at H.J. Heinz Co. He provided a unique outlook on global packaging trends for food and beverage.
Green Up Street, which runs the Green Up Street Network, a group of suppliers that specializes in cartons and boxes made from agricultural byproducts, recently uncovered some interesting insights regarding consumers' acceptance of packaging made from alternative materials when it conducted tests using a cereal box made from sugarcane bagasse versus a traditional paperboard cereal box.
From automatic case erecting to robotic case packing and robotic palletizing, the new end-of-line automation at this Ontario food manufacturer is a quantum leap forward.
Lucky Cookie's founder will definitely attend Pack Expo International 2012 this October. His last trip to the show resulted in a purchase that has boosted his young company's growth significantly.
Signature Seasonings prints PET bottles with a digital thermal ink-jet printing system whose cartridges carry a break-through solvent ink.
Excelline Foods launched its new ready meals by installing a thermoforming machine and feeding it a forming web lamination whose core layer is a corn-based biopolymer.
Bay State Milling adopts versatile, low-maintenance palletizer and stretch hood packaging system to secure pallet loads of bagged grain products.
Colorful, flexible bag created for new 100% SuperNaturalTM popcorn provides product freshness, while providing enticing, high-quality graphics.
Universal Lubricants re-refines oil products and re-defines packaging parameters for this market segment.
Walgreens donates 375,000 doses that UPS air-ships more than 9,000 miles in five days through five countries, maintaining mandatory 2° to 8°C temperatures through a range of climates.
Resources are being stretched so thin, hoping for another California delay is not going to cut it.
Where it stands today, what meds are exempt, and what companies have promised to make the date requirements on the pending law.
Clear brand storytelling, through the integration of package structure, graphics, and brand proposition, make these personal care and OTC packs winners in innovation.
Ciao Bella Gelato uses ‘survival of the fittest’ testing method to evaluate 6.7 million design concepts that take its award-winning package design to the next level.
New easier-to-pour, easier-to-store, more supply chain-efficient bottle for SunnyD gallon positions packaging as a value-added asset for both the consumer and brand owner.
Wild Goose Engineering may be new to the packaging machinery manufacturing game, but its MC-250 system for canning of craft brews is hitting on all cylinders.
In what may be a world’s first, Coca-Cola Bottling Egypt has launched a 300-mL hot-filled PET bottle that has fruit chunks and juice yet requires no refrigeration.
Packaging addresses nonadherence by staying with patients and/or caregivers, and building outward with other tools that link to or key off the package.
Hot brands in the beverage category are driving growth at this California contract bottler, where a new line handles CSD or still beverages in a variety of sizes at 600 bottles/min.
As a packaging professional with more than 40 years of experience in package design and development, all of the large consumer product companies I have been associated with have faced many design challenges in making sure each package had the best appearance possible at retail, yet also conveyed a quality product to consumers.