2021 IoPP Salary Survey: Salary Freezes Begin to Thaw. How Does Your Compensation Compare?
After a flat salary year in 2020 with heightened uncertainty and worry about both traditional salary increases and bonuses, 2021 results indicate that confidence is returning. Meanwhile, job security is high and fewer people are seeking greener pastures.
Jul 14th, 2021
Packaging Webinars Continue to Help Engage the Packaging Industry Across Borders
Jun 4th, 2021
Rapid-Response Packaging Development Aids Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines and Test Kits
Jun 1st, 2021
From Empty Warehouse to Sanitizer Bottling in Three Months
May 24th, 2021
unPACKED with Packaging World Podcast: Did 2020 Change Packaging Forever?
May 14th, 2021
Packaging World on Marketplace: How COVID-19 Might Change Packaging for Good
Packaging World Editor Matt Reynolds talked packaging with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal earlier this week. Here’s how that interview unfolded…
May 12th, 2021
Specialty Deli Meat Pack Redesign Highlights Home-Prepared Meal Possibilities
This past year, more people than ever prepared meals at home, with 71% of Americans stating that they will continue this trend after the pandemic, according to food and beverage agency Hunter.
May 7th, 2021
Syntegon's checklist for confectionery packaging
Wondering how to select the optimal solution for your specific product and packaging needs? We packed all the important questions for you to consider into a handy Confectionery Packaging Checklist.
Jul 1st, 2021
The Trickle-down Effect of Millennial Home Buying Trends
The pandemic has boosted millennial home sales, which is consequently impacting related consumer goods sales - from lawn care to pet supplies.
Apr 28th, 2021
R.A Jones Offers Remote Assistance Capabilities
To identify and resolve packaging equipment issues quickly and in a COVID-19-safe manner, R.A Jones is offering remote assistance capabilities for customers across markets.
Apr 23rd, 2021
Speed-to-Market in the Wake of COVID-19
A full-speed-ahead approach should include a well-defined destination and the avoidance of speed bumps.
Mar 30th, 2021
Protective Packaging Demand Grows During Pandemic
Consumer demand for protective and hygienic packaging during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new innovations in the areas of sleeve, film, and cardboard coatings.
Mar 24th, 2021
COVID-19 Test Kit Cartoning Line Increased Productivity to Meet Urgent Testing Needs
ESS Technologies supplied three Model VC30 cartoners to create a complete COVID-19 test kit packaging line, increasing the manufacturer’s production capacity when it was critically needed.
Mar 3rd, 2021
Avoid the Sidelines—Invest in Yourself During Pandemic
Jane Chase from IIoP reports on the sharp uptick in packaging professionals who sought online education and certification to improve their prospects while laying low during the pandemic.
Feb 24th, 2021
FDA & CDC: No Transmission of COVID-19 Through Food or Food Packaging
FDA and CDC continue to underscore that there is no credible evidence of food or food packaging associated with or as a likely source of viral transmission of COVID-19.
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Feb 18th, 2021
NuTec Employs Epson Cleanroom SCARA Robots to Automate Medical Syringe Manufacturing, Including a COVID-19 Medical Application
NuTec’s Syringe Coating Machine Includes Four Epson G6 Cleanroom SCARA Robots to Precisely, Efficiently, and Cost-Effectively Automate Syringe Manufacturing.
Feb 17th, 2021
Growth of Contract Packaging and Manufacturing Through 2025
Interview with Bush Brothers and Pretzels, Inc. on the expanding role of contract packagers/contract manufacturers during the pandemic, with an introduction by PMG's Jim Chrzan on recent Contract Packaging Association survey results.
Feb 17th, 2021
Film Technology Protects COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Strips
The new QuickVue SARS Antigen test from Quidel incorporates active packaging technology to protect from moisture and other environmental conditions that could otherwise impact accuracy.
Feb 16th, 2021
Adjusting Forecasts: COVID-19 Hurts Apparel, Luxury Goods; Helps Alcohol, Food, Bev
A February 2021 report from the FPA and Euromonitor, reflecting data collected in Nov. 2020, shows how the pandemic impacted different vertical markets in different ways.
Feb 10th, 2021
OpX Best Practices for Accessing Equipment Remotely
How to select a solution for accessing equipment remotely that can work for both OEMs and CPGs.
Jan 29th, 2021
Where's my Vaccine?
unPACKed with PMMI podcast tackles why distribution of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine isn't matching its breathtakingly fast approval.
Jan 27th, 2021
Packaging Plays Unsung but Pivotal Role in Vaccine Development
March 2020: Just as PACK EXPO East was starting, I got a phone call from my wife: “I’m sick. Come home.”
Jan 25th, 2021
COVID Trickle-Down Tied to Potential Corrugated Shortage
The pandemic has pushed e-commerce into overdrive, boosting the demand for corrugated shipping boxes while also slowing down recycling efforts and supply chains, creating a potential problem (or a great opportunity) for the corrugated industry.
Jan 21st, 2021
General Mills on Pivoting to Virtual Startups During Covid-19
Safety first during Covid-19 for General Mills. Engineers Mariah Bohks and Jimmy Popp discuss pivoting to remote startups.
Jan 18th, 2021
Robopac's Part in the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Human-centered and environmentally conscious efforts on the part of Robopac and Pfizer provide an environmentally friendly packaging and transporting system for the vaccine.
Dec 17th, 2020
Harpak-ULMA Launches Bakery and Confectionery Market Initiative
Harpak-ULMA launched a North American initiative to help the bakery and confectionery market improve flexibility and operational performance in response to COVID-19 business disruptions.
Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC.
Dec 16th, 2020
Smart Glasses Ease Troubleshooting Communication
Beumer has added augmented reality to the tools available to its customers while servicing equipment, enabling faster, easier support. The OEM even used the smart glasses technology to commission and install new equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nov 13th, 2020