The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) 2018 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition will feature a new category for folding cartons and rigid boxes manufactured using digital technology. The new category, as well as redesigned trophies, celebrate the competition’s 75-year legacy while looking ahead to the future.
GE Digital and SIG are in a strategic partnership to power digital innovation in food and beverage packaging. SIG will deploy GE Digital’s Predix Asset Performance Management and Predix ServiceMax industrial applications across more than 400 customer factories worldwide.
Harpak-ULMA has announced that Kevin Roach has been named president of the company. Roach is a senior-level technology executive with proven global leadership and distinguished performance in operations and sales, as well as financial and general management.
Consumers and the industry play vital parts in keeping waste out of oceans. The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is recognizing World Oceans Day today, June 8, by highlighting the industry’s reduction in plastic use, and educating consumers about ways they can help keep waste out of our oceans and litter off our shorelines.
The Glass Packaging Institute is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Clear Choice Awards. The awards program recognizes the contribution glass packaging makes to the image and success of everyday products. Products may be entered for an award in one of nine categories, with a new Sustainability Award category this year.
Primera Technology Inc. announces its newest desktop color label printer, the LX910. The new machine is Primera’s fastest desktop color label printer that prints a 4” x 3” label with 50 percent coverage in less than 6 seconds.
PDC International Corp. celebrates 50 years of engineering and packaging machinery innovation. The company, founded and still headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., specializes in packaging machinery for heat shrinkable sleeve labels and tamper evident seals.
PET Technologies has launched the 4th generation of PET stretch blow molding machines APF-Max with output range 6,000–14,000 bph for bottles volume of 0.2–3.0l. The product range consists of three models: APF-Max 4, APF-Max 6, APF-Max 8 and its modifications.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies you will find “The Latest Packaging Innovations Changing the Rules,” “The Future of Cannabis Packaging” and “OEE and a Multi-Metric Approach,” along with articles on beauty and alcohol social media influencers, batch vs. continuous and aseptic sterilization, challenger brands bridging ecommerce and retail, and a popular Michigan brewing company who has what it takes to tap into the community.