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Section: Take Five
Insights from Circularity 22 and E-Pack Europe
After a two-year COVID hiatus, Circularity and E-Pack Europe conferences go live, with content on advanced recycling and sustainable packaging for e-commerce, respectively.
Anne Marie Mohan
Jul 1st, 2022
Hotel Toiletries in Bioplastics Serve the Eco-Friendly Traveler
One CPG, Public Goods, is helping hotels avoid single-use plastics with a reusable, refillable toiletry solution. Also featured: Digital printing technology has exceeded being useful only for sales samples and regional event personalization.
Jun 24th, 2022
J&J Chief Medical Officer Talks Package Design Considerations
In part 2 of this two-part series, we delve into design considerations, including caregiver burnout, as well as some of Dr. Kuffner’s tips for those within and outside the packaging community to prevent unsupervised medication ingestions in kids.
Jun 17th, 2022
How SaaS and MaaS Impact Industry
From lowering barriers to entry to changing capex and opex strategies, software and machines as-a-service are changing the business of technology and manufacturing.
Jun 10th, 2022
Co-packer Provides Opportunity for Adults with Disabilities
Nonprofit Co-packer provides secondary packaging services and offers employment opportunities to adults with disabilities.
Jun 3rd, 2022
Educating Consumers to Recycle Sustainable E-commerce Packaging
Paul Jenkins of the Pack Hub and I respond to questions about the next iteration of sustainable packaging for D2C and e-comm, and how brands can get info on how consumers are interacting with and disposing of the packs.
May 27th, 2022
Security Alert for Industrial Control Systems
U.S. Government issues warning about new cyberthreats that impact control systems and SCADA devices across industries.
May 20th, 2022
CPGs to OEMs: HELP | Economist: Demand and Unfulfilled Machinery Orders to Abate
At PMMI’s Executive Leadership Conference in April, a panel of CPGs told OEMs about the challenges they face and how machine builders can help. Meanwhile, an economist says one challenge—long lead times—should work itself out.
May 13th, 2022
Craft Brew Conference Report: New Products for an Industry at a Crossroads
In an industry that’s quickly maturing, craft breweries are forced to reinvent themselves to stay relevant. We’ll talk about the trends, equipment, & materials shown at the 2022 Craft Brew Conference designed to help brewers take on the next chapter.
May 6th, 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.
Anne Marie Mohan
Apr 29th, 2022
Standout Innovations from PACK EXPO East
From compact and modular cartoners to entry-level pouch baggers, these PACK EXPO East innovations cater provide flexibility.
Apr 22nd, 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.
Apr 15th, 2022
Live at PACK EXPO East: Coding & Marking’s Role in Workforce, E-Comm
In the coding and marking equipment category at PACK EXPO East, we saw examples of new tech aimed at the e-commerce market, and entry-level equipment alleviating workforce strains.
Apr 8th, 2022
Unilever, Kao Corp., and Uni Devise Unique Reusable Body-Care Packaging Systems
Sustainability, ease of use, elegance, guaranteed lifetime use, and whimsical product dispensing are just some of the features found in four new reusable packaging systems for body care.
Anne Marie Mohan
Apr 1st, 2022
Discover Why Your Peers Attended PACK EXPO East 2022
Watch interviews with PACK EXPO East attendees on what they came to find and what they discovered at the largest comprehensive packaging and processing event in the world this year.
Mar 25th, 2022
Rethinking Barrier Layers: Colgate Tubes & Paper-based Caps/Closures
Even among two very different applications—one a recyclable HDPE/EVOH Colgate toothpaste tube, the other a molded-fiber cap soon entering the market—the common element is in the need to rethink a barrier layer.
Mar 18th, 2022
Doting Pet Parents Drive Innovation in Packaging Design, Technology
Pet food brands are embracing new packaging design strategies and technologies to meet pet parents’ desire for fresher, healthier pet food products and sustainable packaging. See four recent examples.
Anne Marie Mohan
Mar 11th, 2022
Printing and Labeling Use Cases for Sanitizer and COVID-19 Tests
Health Supply US and Bioneer use printing and labeling machines to enable hygienic and efficient packaging of single-dose sanitizer sachets and COVID-19 test kits, respectively.
Mar 4th, 2022
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