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Companies Find Innovative and Sustainable Ways to Protect and Preserve Products
See a few examples of product protection and preservation innovations from ThePackHub’s June Packaging Innovation Briefing Report.
Jun 29th, 2022
EPS-Free Packaging Passes the Test for Heavy, Fragile Windows
The shift to paper-based packaging from EPS for sustainability purposes is common these days, but it’s noteworthy in this case since the products are notoriously heavy, unwieldy, and highly breakable glass windows and frames.
Jun 13th, 2022
D2C SIOC Shoes Make Sustainable Statement
Micah Heftman hadn’t heard the acronym SIOC (ships in own container) when he designed a shoebox for his footwear. He just wanted to avoid a ‘box within a box’ experience. Only when he heard about SIOC did he realize there was a name for his pack design.
May 23rd, 2022
Dutch Bakery’s E-Comm Pack Keeps Cakes Cool
E-commerce is hard enough for durable, shelf-stable products. It's even trickier for cakes, etc., that need to maintain a temperature of less than 7°C (45°F) while out for delivery. Here's how a popular Dutch bakery and e-tailer sustainably made it work.
May 18th, 2022
10 Temperature Monitor Qualification Considerations
From the 2022 ISTA Forum TempPack: Panelists discussed the latest on temperature recording device (TRD) qualification, including dry ice and LCD screens, probes that disconnect, and what to consider before selecting a shipper integrated with a TRD.
Apr 15th, 2022
2022 ISTA Forum: Sustainability Highlights from Day 1
Live from ISTA Forum’s TempPack & TransPack: Transport packaging leaders offered tips and trends ranging from smart packaging to digitizing specification data to the need for educating consumers and regulators on the ramifications of packaging changes.
Apr 12th, 2022
Back to Basics: ISTA Standards 20 and 7E
The ISTA Pharma Committee recently held a virtual Technical Exchange to help shape the future of ISTA Standard 20 and 7E. Plus, a preview of the 2022 ISTA Forum's TempPack and training sessions taking place April 11-13 in San Diego, CA.
Mar 29th, 2022
Previewing the 2022 ISTA Forum TransPack Sessions
The in-person event, taking place April 11-13 in San Diego, CA, will offer the latest in transport packaging and logistics. Check out the pre-Forum training sessions, too!
Mar 27th, 2022
Self-Refrigerated, Cloud-Based Shipper Set to Tackle Return Logistics
Ember Technologies and Cardinal Health partnered on the shipper which offers unique ‘return to sender’ technology. Cardinal Health plans to launch a customer pilot for the Ember Cube in 2022.
Mar 16th, 2022
Annual ISTA Forum, Including TransPack & TempPack, Will Bring Together Global Transport Packaging Leaders to Focus on E-Commerce, Sustainability and More
The event will be held April 11 – 13 in San Diego, CA. ISTA has announced programming—check out the agenda!
International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)
Mar 10th, 2022
Catching Up with Grove Collaborative as it Goes Public
Jon Silverman, Grove’s Senior Vice President, Physical Products, catches Packaging World up on the once emerging, now fully emerged brand owner, including the most recent big news that it plans to go public.
Jan 4th, 2022
Counting Down the Top 10 Articles of 2021 - #1: Ulta Unveils First-of-its-Kind Circular Beauty Packaging Platform
Based on online clicks and unique page views, we are counting down the Top 10 articles of 2021. Check out this March 2021 article, topping our countdown, on a durable, reusable packaging that can be returned for refill and reuse.
Jan 2nd, 2022
Pregis Begins Product Production at New Facility in Atlanta
Pregis’ new $14 million manufacturing site will produce curbside-recyclable paper mailers.
Dec 9th, 2021
Ranpak Acquires Recycold Cool Solutions BV
Ranpak Holdings Corp. expands its cold chain packaging solutions with the acquisition of Recycold Cool Solutions BV.
Dec 8th, 2021
Recyclable Protective Mailer
HexcelPack introduces the Hexcel’ope™ mailer, a sustainable alternative to traditional plastic bubble mailers used throughout the e-commerce markets. It is curbside recyclable and fully biodegradable.
Dec 2nd, 2021
Temperature-Controlled Logistics Trends to Watch
The ISTA Pharma Committee's annual Technical Exchange highlighted a shift: regulators placing focus on performance qualification data. Also discussed were industry thoughts on climate change, ambient profile development, and more.
Nov 9th, 2021
Pinnacle Packaging Offers New Shipping Service
Pinnacle Packaging is adding a new and secure custom packing, crating, and shipping option, ideal for shipping large, heavy, awkward, fragile, or high-value items, to its catalog of goods and services.
Nov 2nd, 2021
Ranpak to Build Innovation Center in Connecticut
Governor Ned Lamont announced that Ranpak Holdings Corp. will build an 80,000 sq ft innovation and automation center in Shelton, Conn. It expects to initially employ 35 workers at the facility and increase that amount to around 80 to 100 workers by 2024.
Oct 22nd, 2021
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