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Salary Power Shifts Toward Employees, Away from Employers
Results of the annual Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Salary Survey are in, and salaries/wages are higher than ever for packaging industry workers.
September 9, 2022
COVID-19, Technology Advancements Drive Robot Adoption
Part I of Packaging World’s 2022 Robot Report explores how new challenges are driving the development of robot technologies for primary food and pharma packaging, case packing, and palletizing/depalletizing.
August 17, 2022
Six-Axis Robots Gently Depalletize, Clean Cosmetics Bottles
Italian contract manufacturer Cosmint installs a new robotic depalletizing cell designed to clean and manipulate high-end, preprinted cosmetic bottles without leaving a scratch.
August 15, 2022
Consumer Preference, not EPR, Driving U.S. Packaging
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a circular economy “reduces material use, redesigns materials to be less resource intensive, and recaptures ‘waste’ as a resource to manufacture new materials and products.”
August 12, 2022
Single-use Plastics are Public Enemy #1 in California (Canada, too)
California bonked plastics and packaging on the head with a new law in late June.
August 11, 2022
Ease-of-Use, Programming are Table Stakes for Palletizing Robots
Seventy-five percent of CPGs are now using robotics for end-of-line packaging operations.. A new palletizer from Iris Factory Automation using a Kawasaki robot meets the growing need for robotics that are flexible and simple to operate.
August 10, 2022
Examining the Intricacies of Containerized Cargo
After the disruptions brought on by COVID-19, forward-thinking companies are asking whether they know enough about containerized cargo.
August 9, 2022
Case-Packing Robots Boast Flexibility, Efficiency, and Speed
Nearly half of CPGs in a new study report using robots for secondary packaging processes. New robot technology for club-store packaging and for case packing of containers and lids gives them new options.
August 8, 2022
Robots’ Hygienic Features, Precision Spur Pharmaceutical Applications
A number of new robotic technologies meet the pharma industry’s need for greater automation, offering solutions for capping, pick-and-place, and other processes.
August 3, 2022
Robots Reduce Labor, Enhance Product Safety in Primary Food Packaging
OEMs introduce new delta robots engineered to meet IP69K ratings and with enhanced vision systems and end-of-arm tools to handle pick-and-place functions in food packaging applications.
August 1, 2022
Coffee Brands Perk Up Packaging
Three brands—Oakland Coffee Works, Dilworth Coffee, and Compound Foods—embrace storytelling in their package design to differentiate their products in the competitive coffee market.
July 28, 2022
New MAP Tray for Pasta Uses 91% Less Plastic than Clamshell
Grocery chain New Seasons Market moves to a MAP package made from a recyclable paper tray with film liner for its fresh pasta that increases shelf life and eliminates 120,000 plastic packs per year.
July 27, 2022
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