In a recent edition of the online Machine Automation Insights newsletter that I produce, I presented a summary of a Webinar in which Bryan Griffen, manager of electrical and automation engineering at Nestle and chairman of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup, outlined Nestle’s perspective on the business value of OMAC PackML.
A simplified design with bold graphic elements to appeal to teens and young adults is launched for Doritos chip packaging, with flexibility to adapt to regional preferences.
The world is now more accessible to open trade than ever before in history.
General recognition of safety is a bedrock concept underlying food safety and regulation.
The feedstock needed for bioplastics production accounts for only a minimal fraction of global agricultural area, according to new data published by European Bioplastics.
Automated packaging systems at Jewelry Television’s fulfillment center create easy-open, custom-size envelopes for each order that securely contain a range of jewelry products.
Rieber & Son of Norway are such big fans of microwave pasteurization as a means of extending refrigerated shelf life that they recently installed their third line.
Restructured international pharmaceutical markets demand new manufacturing strategies. To ensure efficient packaging processes, Aenova and Romaco take a fresh approach.
Mars Africa finds a better way to package its line of instant dry soup mixes by replacing foil in its laminated structure with a coextruded barrier polymer.
Packaging pros saw a 3.49% average pay increase in 2012 compared to 2011, with job security and job prospects strong, according to respondents to the 2013 Institute of Packaging Professionals/Packaging World Salary Survey.
A leading robotic integrator and maker of secondary and end-of-line packaging equipment, Schneider Packaging Equipment makes a line of Robotic Vertical Carton Loaders that are suitable for food, pharmaceutical, personal care, and other industries.
Avive, Med-ic, and Strattera earn top honors from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council at RxAdherence.
First came an automated line for lip balm, which was followed by last year’s installation of a liquid line for lotion and sanitizers. Growth—and Kisstixx—came as a result.
The 2012 edition of Expo Pack Mexico occupied 18,475 net sq ft of floor space, which was 13 percent larger than previous editions.
Bonfire Brewing Co. buys bright stock cans and self-decorates them with shrink sleeve labels. Thanks to digital printing, ‘we can change graphics at the drop of a hat.
Consisting of seven parts in addition to the injection stretch blow molded PET container, this innovative plastic keg has a 30-day shelf life once it’s been tapped.
Nonni’s Foods installs a wraparound case packer for its boxed biscotti products, resulting in increased production and flexibility, and consistent product presentation.
Automated fanfold shipping case former saves furniture manufacturer time, labor, money, and storage space.
Drum filling upgrade and turnkey system automation helps cut handling and transportation costs.
Consumers like fish, and they’ve read about the health benefits associated with having more fish in their diet. Now Orca Bay Seafoods is making fish at home easy.
Dutch consumers see a whole new approach to packaging of house paint, as stand-up pouch plus colorant tube concept maximizes color varieties available in a small foot print.
New enhanced label designed to fit the curved edges of Australian Gold’s Moisture Max 30 sun-care product package leads to a 5% increase in product sales.
Johnson & Johnson speaker examines package failures, the decline of sterilization experts, and more complex products among a changing landscape in healthcare packaging.
‘Fresh Alchemy’ is the guiding concept for whimsical package graphics used for new farm-fresh Indian spice brand that reflects founder’s passion and exuberance.
Thoughtful selection and nurturing of each element of new ALTAR herbal martini line leads to brand that marries old-time apothecary with California contemporary.