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.
While many brands are striving to create lighter, more environmentally friendly and innovative packaging solutions, there are still too many products on the market today that are heavily over-packaged or over-engineered.
At this point in 2019 it is impossible not to give some well-deserved attention to the departure of Dr. Scott Gottlieb from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Anyone associated with pharmaceuticals or packaging was surprised at the announcement.
If you have ever been tasked with considering what types of intellectual property protection were available for a new packaging design, copyright may not be the first thing that came to mind. After all, it is trademark law that is designed to protect the public’s association with a commercial name or logo.
Many companies outsource the filling and packing of their products to specialized service providers. While the profile of such a contract packer was previously limited to packaging alone, nowadays companies look for experts who can supply an all-in-one service.
In 2015, a study by Freedonia Group (freedoniagroup.com) projected that demand for tube and stick packaging in the U.S. would advance 4 percent per year to $2.1 billion in 2018, with stick packs making up the lion’s share of that growth relative to tubes.
Advancements in technology offer packaging machine flexibility.
October 10, 2018
As production facilities continue to be challenged by smaller batch runs, higher OEE requirements and skilled labor shortages, there is a desire for simpler, more flexible equipment. One way to achieve more flexibility is by addressing the time, tools and parts needed to implement changeovers.
Whether planning to purchase a new VFFS bagger or would like to evaluate your existing equipment, it’s helpful to know what to consider in terms of sanitation, maintenance and reliability. To aid in that process, here are 10 things to know about sanitary equipment design for VFFS baggers.
The 2nd annual Best of Food and Beverage Packaging conference was held in October 2015 where top executives from brand owners, suppliers and converters shared their insights into the development process, new technologies, material innovations, supply chain safety of your product packaging, and their best ideas on how to make your packaging that compelling. View
On Demand Broadcasting Live from Global Pouch Forum, this presentation will cover the generalities of the package development and the method by which it works. It will also cover the status and time lines for commercialization in the industry across the different categories in liquids packaging.