The Corrugated Packaging Alliance recently released a new life cycle assessment of packaging for eight common produce commodities, which shows neither corrugated containers nor reusable plastic containers have an advantage in all environmental impact categories.
While the growth in online purchasing drives changes from product design, to package changes, picking, fulfilling and shipping, product protection stands alone as the main issue, according to the E-Commerce: Think Inside the Box report by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
Could you afford to lose 31.2 million working days? According to The Labor Force Survey, this figure illustrates the volume of unplanned worker absence due to non-fatal workplace injuries. Industry leader in apparel distribution, Ralawise, believes automation could be the solution.
Piab has introduced piLIFT SMART, a more energy-efficient, quieter, ergonomic vacuum lifter that uses the same principles of physics as all vacuum lifters and is the market’s first Industry 4.0-ready vacuum lifter.
The ability to custom design corrugated packaging for specific use underlies its versatility and performance in a wide variety of product and distribution scenarios. To design and engineer an efficient and cost-effective package, it is important to understand the package performance requirements of the environment.
Packaging is constantly changing, and to keep up with consumer and retail/CPG demand, we have to look at the future as "now." Thinking ahead in order to make trend predictions and how machines and materials can be used is one way to help stay ahead in the ever-changing market.
In beverage cans, the versatility of metal packaging is being explored like never before as can manufacturers continue to innovate to make the iconic beverage can even more relevant to today’s consumer. Aluminum cans provide great taste, convenience, innovation and sustainability.
The glass container industry’s key indicators in North America remained generally stable between 2017 and 2018, with continued opportunities for growth in 2019 in the spirits, food and craft beverages markets.
The folding carton industry prides itself on steady growth and stable earnings, much of which is based on the fact that most paper-based packaging is used for consumer staples. Nearly 60 percent of all paperboard packaging is destined for food product segments.