The functionality of SmartDate thermal transfer overprinter (TTO) coders has been extended with an optional add-on that prevents product recalls and scrap by verifying the presence, position and quality of printed codes directly on film packaging.
MULTIVAC was presented with the 2019 Supplier of the Year award by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). The award was given at the Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon during the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga.
The cannabis packaging market has undergone significant growth, and various companies in many segments have recently launched recyclable packaging — such as metal cans, compostable cellophane bags and compostable pouches. Product marketing through packaging should be a focus, but meeting local and federal laws is critical for success.
Robots have done — and will continue to do — wonders for the labor force, in terms of helping relieve repetitive work and more mundane tasks for workers. But are we taking too many jobs away from people?
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.
With each passing year, the legalized cannabis industry grows as the stigma associated with it decreases. Ten states currently permit recreational marijuana, over 20 more permit medicinal use, and annual nationwide spending on legal cannabis is projected to reach nearly $50 billion in the next decade.
ProMach has expanded its labeling and coding solutions portfolio with the acquisition of Code Tech Corp. a leading provider of inkjet marking and coding solutions for companies in a variety of industries.
Active and intelligent packaging platforms serve different roles. Active packaging acts directly with the packaged product by interacting with it chemically or biologically. It has an effect on the product in the pack to extend shelf life, maintain quality and inhibit microbial or fungal growth, or it provides information about the condition of a product.
Advancements in active and intelligent packaging technologies are helping to ensure that oral solid dose (OSD) drug delivery — which comprises both capsules and tablets — remains the most popular delivery method in use today.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies, we cover the Top 100 food & beverage packaging companies, 3D technology for experience and brand packaging, linear transport systems, case and tray sealing, frozen food trends and more!