Based on the new State of the Industry U.S. Packaging Machinery Report infographic by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, domestic shipments of packaging machinery is forecast to grow at a nearly 4% CAGR through 2024.
Food packaging plants face a host of challenges in terms of eliminating food waste, improving safety and increasing uptime. These challenges are heightened by a confluence of external factors including pressure on margins, responding to real-time demand, requirements to use sustainable materials and others.
Four OEMs share their experiences implementing PackML in machine design and build.
May 15, 2019
Many packaging machinery manufacturers find that implementing PackML across a machine product line isn’t as difficult as first thought and that the rewards exceed expectations. By implementing PackML, OEMs experience:
VSP accommodates differently shaped products and sharp edges, and it can skin pack with paperboard, offering more options.
April 11, 2019
While vacuum skin packaging has been available for the past several years, the technology seems to be gaining momentum as a preferred package of choice for more premium food options. This shift toward greater acceptance is due in large part to newer films that can accommodate products of different shapes, high protrusions and sharp edges.
These steps will help you to make a decision whether it’s time to redesign or leave it alone.
April 1, 2019
Food brands owners often come to us when their current packaging design is hindering them from taking a brand to the next level. It’s gotten them to a certain point, but now they are ready to invest in a design that will dramatically increase sales.
Grapes have some traits that require understanding in order to be packaged properly.
January 14, 2019
Richard (Dick) Lindenmuth, president and CEO of Styrotek, a California-based company that designs and manufactures EPS packaging for table grapes as well as other foods and pharmaceuticals, discusses grape packaging challenges and solutions.
The European Union (EU) aims to levy measures to reduce plastic waste, including a new packaging law that regulates product responsibility for packaging much more stringently, aims to promote the consideration of environmental impact already during design and make it tangible in the price.
Fold it, seal it, tape it, box it, pick it, place it — automate it. These are the separate processes that Finland-based Orfer Oy needed to automate to speed up its packaging operations. However, automating these processes without expanding factory floor space proved to be a challenging feat.
Cannabis continues to grow with many countries legalizing its usage, creating a new packaging segment. In 2018, Canada is expected to fully legalize marijuana, and the U.S. appears to be heading down the same path as more states approve its medical and recreational use.
We ring in the new year with features in the January issue including our Top Packaging Innovations in 2020, customizable e-commerce kits, automating coding changeovers to drive efficiency, motion control advances, tape solutions and beauty care while wearing masks.