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Section: Design > Flexible Packaging
Materials & Containers
Live at interpack: From Compostables to Monomaterials to PCR Content, A Look at Plastic Films
The plastic film and flexible packaging space is perhaps the most diverse, with categories ranging from compostables (both backyard and industrial) to chemically recycled PCR, or from Recyclable Mono-Material Laminations to recovered ocean-bound plastics.
May 11, 2023
Automated Paper Mailers for E-comm Market
Updates to Pregis' Sharp MAX-PRO 18 on-demand automated bagger, allow for consumer-friendly, curbisde recyclable, paper-based packaging for e-comm fulfillment via the Pregis EverTec mailer.
October 26, 2022
Women Drive Innovations in Sustainable Packaging, Digital Printing
A recent issue of Packaging World magazine covers sustainable packaging innovations from Mars, Aveda, and Brita Water and new direct-to-shape digital can printing—all led by women.
April 29, 2022
Live at PACK EXPO East: Flexible Packaging Machinery & Materials on the Brain
There was lots of interesting news on both the materials and machinery sides of the PACK EXPO East coin. We’ll look at a couple of pouchers and baggers and check out a commercialized monomaterial pouch for P&G’s Pantene Japan, done by Zacros.
April 15, 2022
Monomaterial Refill Pouch is Easier to Recycle
Developed in concert between Zacros and P&G's haircare brand Pantene in Japan, this monomaterial polyethelyne refill pouch is more easily recycled than multi-layer laminated pouches.
March 22, 2022
Bagging & Wrapping
Rotary Vertical Form/Fill/Seal Bagger
The new Inspira from Ishida delivers up to 250 bags per minute, and uses an intuitive HMI.
March 22, 2022
Spouted pouch filler
On this machine from Torr Industries, 750-mL to 1.5-L spouted pouches can be filled.
October 30, 2018
New die-cut option for liquid unit dose cup packaging
FD-PHARMA fills, prints, seals and cuts two cups at a time for small pharma manufacturers, hospital pharmacies and CDMOs.
October 30, 2018
A holistic view of flexible packaging in a sustainable world
Alison Keane, President and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Assn. describes the sustainability benefits of flexible packaging.
October 29, 2018
Highly-versatile vertical form fill seal (VFFS) bagger
Watch how this continuous motion, high-speed bagger accommodates a variety of bag types in a single footprint. By rotating its jaws, the machine can construct pillow bags, block-bottom bags, stand-up gusseted bags, and more.
October 25, 2018
Flexible pack behaves like rigid bottle
The winner of the Diamond Award in the 2018 Dow Awards for Packaging Innovation uses compressed air inflated into its edges to bring remarkable rigidity and ease of handling.
October 12, 2018
A reclosable Gum Wallet
Only by harnessing the talents of two materials suppliers and one make of vertical form/fill/seal equipment could Perfetti Van Melle succeed in developing its Mentos Gum Wallet.
October 1, 2018
Pouch approach for marine products
A complete line of marine products in stand-up pouches from For Life Products was among the winners in the 2018 Flexible Packaging Awards Competition.
April 18, 2018
Merchandising pop for Mentos candies
SHARE-A-BOWL, a flexible, stackable, and reclosable package made from a single roll of film on a vertical form/fill/seal machine, scores big points on sustainability.
March 27, 2018
Easy-open Doritos pack makes snacking fun
PepsiCo Mexico Foods launches Doritos in a tetrahedron-shaped pouch that opens easily to make sharing the snack both easy and fun.
March 14, 2018
Digital printing boosts pet treat sales
Clear Conscience Pet has seen a big boost in brand recognition and sales since it switched from unprinted pouches with hand applied pressure-sensitive labels to new digitally printed pouches.
July 11, 2017
Shaker Bag gains FPA honors
Internal metering gusset allows easy metering of ice melt, reclosable zipper offers re-use convenience, striking graphics lend shelf appeal and flexible bag provides sustainability benefits.
March 7, 2017
Unit-dose shaving minis
Thanks to water-soluble film, these pouches bring a whole new level of portability and convenience.
February 23, 2017
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