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unPACKed podcast: Ripe Opportunity for OEMs in Pharma Market
Hear Donna Ritson discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted pharmaceutical production and how that disruption affected, but could ultimately benefit, the industry.
Jun 28th, 2022
New Filler Boosts Capacity
Installing a fifth filling line will help this leading manufacturer of commercial skin care products address the current demand for hand sanitizer and meet future customer needs.
Feb 8th, 2022
Materials & containers
Lagunitas, Blue Moon Test Glass 'Flight Pack,' or 'Drinktainer' Concept
Craft brewer Lagunitas was an early adopter of this tap room-friendly packaging system from O-I. Called Flight Packs, they offer beer fans a unique way to bring the taproom tasting experience home.
Feb 3rd, 2022
Korea-Based Biotech Co. Outfits Nine COVID-19 Test Kit Lines with New Labelers
Bioneer is meeting test kit needs with applicators that apply 300mm-long top labels for product identification and tamper evidence.
Jan 11th, 2022
Counting Down the Top 10 Articles of 2021 - #2: COVID Trickle-Down Tied to Potential Corrugated Shortage
Based on online clicks and unique page views, we are counting down the Top 10 articles of 2021. Check out this March 2021 article, #2 on our countdown, on a pandemic-related potential corrugated shortage.
Jan 1st, 2022
Tetra Laval Donates 10 Million Euros to Support UNICEF
The donation will aid UNICEF’s efforts to strengthen global vaccine equity, especially in lower-income countries.
Dec 22nd, 2021
Women, E-comm, and Collaborative Tech Shape a New Way of Working
An expert panel at the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network discussed women and remote work, as well as solutions for adapting to pandemic-era consumer buying trends. Read, watch, or listen to the conversation.
Oct 20th, 2021
unPACKed with ProFood World Podcast: Refitting Processing Plants in a Pandemic
Listen to the inaugural unPACKed with ProFood World podcast for insight on the tumultuous past 18 months for food processing facilities and the industry's future plans for avoid repeating some of the same mistakes.
Aug 6th, 2021
Pandemic’s Effects on Food Manufacturing, for Better or Worse, Could Linger
It’s the A, B, Cs of food manufacturing and packaging. Building-in controls that assure food safety and quality are the very essence of any good food operation.
Jul 28th, 2021
Pandemic-Related Health and Hygiene Consumer Trends Affecting Beverage Market
Product safety demands and active health management are two areas that have increased since the start of the pandemic, and the results on the beverage industry will likely be long-term.
Jul 26th, 2021
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
Rapid-Response Packaging Development Aids Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines and Test Kits
Trays, inserts, tubs, and lids were developed in mere days, compared to the traditional weeks or months. The companies had to navigate shortages in resin supply due to COVID-19 and Texas storms.
Jun 1st, 2021
From Empty Warehouse to Sanitizer Bottling in Three Months
This new hand sanitizer packaging plant uses a unique automation architecture featuring edge computing to run at the pace of modern business.
May 24th, 2021
unPACKED with Packaging World Podcast: Did 2020 Change Packaging Forever?
Listen to the unPACKed with Packaging World podcast for Matt Reynold's take on the seismic shifts in packaging caused by COVID-19 and societal call for social responsibility.
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
5 Benefits of Virtual Focus Group Testing
Necessitated by the pandemic, virtual consumer focus-group testing offers benefits such as reduced costs, more authentic outcomes, and a wider pool of subjects from which to draw.
May 6th, 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
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