The July issue is full of insightful and practical ways to increase profit. We have a feature on NIR technology that outlines three ways pharmaceutical manufacturers can benefit from it. Another helpful feature highlights how brand owners and manufacturers can utilize sustainability to improve profits. Flexible packaging is another focus, with an article that confirms how and why the material will continue to dominate despite the lingering negative narrative public perception.
For pharmaceutical manufacturers, measuring and controlling moisture content is critical to ensure product safety, quality and efficient production since the amount of moisture in deliverables can have diverse effects when converting feedstock into products such as tablets, capsules, gel or liquid-based products.
Trends come and go across many product categories, but when it comes to packaging, sustainability is steadily gaining momentum. From electronics to personal and beauty care, pharmaceuticals to food purchased both at retail or online, consumers of packaged goods are paying attention.
Consumers continue to become more aware of single-use plastics, food waste and recycling, particularly with the rise of documentaries like Seaspiracy. This has led to many brands seeking new and innovative methods to meet consumer sustainability expectations and to capture market share.
In addition to the difficulties of procuring sufficient roll stock, we’re all struggling at some level with hiring, training and retaining talent. This leaves associates with more tasks to do and less time to do it, which makes it more important to use automated roll changing with tension control that is easy to use, easy to understand and easy to maintain.
This month on Packaging Past, a monthly video series from Packaging Strategies, Editor-in-Chief Kristin Joker visits booth #157 at the Knightsbridge Antique Mall in Livonia, Mich., to continue her soft drink talk with Gene Manwaring.
During the month of September, my daughter took a well-balanced (and very organized) stainless steel Bento Box complete with a silicone seal closure. By October, I got lazy and stopped the daily cleaning and started shoving the sandwich into a ZipLoc bag before throwing it in a zippered lunch bag. When the guilt kicked in, I compromised and bought 100% compostable sandwich bags.