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Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Talks OEMs, Contract Packagers, Workforce
Ken VonderHaar, Global Director, Can Division at Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser discusses how he balances multipacks between in-house and contract packaging operations, then discusses needs from OEMs and more.
July 29, 2022
Interview: Anheuser Busch & Budweiser’s Approach to Can & Bottle Mix
Ken VonderHaar, Global Director – Can Division at Anheuser-Busch InBev, chats with Packaging World at the St. Louis Budweiser facility about differing packaging formats—namely cans and bottles—and his approach to container supply, recycling, etc.
July 22, 2022
Paper Packaging Makes Inroads into Liquid Applications
This trio of new paper-based packaging applications might seem counterintuitive since the product is liquid. But when paired with a plastic liner or pouch to act as a barrier, paper as a base substrate can make sense for a lot of different reasons.
July 15, 2022
How Do Recycled Materials Fit with Healthcare Packaging?
Despite more stringent packaging waste regulations coming out of Europe, life sciences brand owners maintain some leeway. Experts offer examples of where recycled content has potential.
July 8, 2022
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.
July 1, 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.
June 24, 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.
June 17, 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.
June 10, 2022
Co-packer Provides Opportunity for Adults with Disabilities
Nonprofit Co-packer provides secondary packaging services and offers employment opportunities to adults with disabilities.
June 3, 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 27, 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 20, 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 13, 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 6, 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
Standout Innovations from PACK EXPO East
From compact and modular cartoners to entry-level pouch baggers, these PACK EXPO East innovations cater provide flexibility.
April 22, 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
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.
April 8, 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.
April 1, 2022
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