As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. In the packaging world, flexible packaging is considered by many to be the optimal way for a company to put its best foot forward.
People around the world are learning the hard way how completely dependent we all are upon reliable supply chains to keep our economy — and our lifestyles — running. In the shadow of quarantines and social distancing guidelines, consumers have had to rely more than ever on ecommerce to deliver necessities.
In 2019 there was a strong, quite single-minded push against plastics in general from several places in activism and the media. Now, these plastics are both protecting the dedicated men and women on the front line of the pandemic and protecting the very patients whose lives they are trying to save.
After compressing what would typically be a six- to eight-month product development process into three weeks, Novolex is ramping up its capabilities to produce up to 25,000 face shields and 100,000 medical isolation gowns per week.
Skymark, a leading independent manufacturer of flexible film packaging solutions supplying the hygiene, medical and food sectors, has developed protective aprons containing antimicrobial technology in response to the national call for help with the shortage of personal protection equipment.
The environmental problem of plastic pollution is a high concern among a surging eco-conscious global population who are striving to reduce plastic use. When used responsibly, plastic packaging plays a crucial role in mitigating an even more critical problem of food waste.
Green Cell Foam by KTM Industries Inc. has been creating bio-based material for thermal protection and protective packaging applicants for nearly 20 years. The Michigan-based company takes U.S. grown, non-GMO corn and extrudes its starch into foam material.
CPPeel® polypropylene lidding film from Profol is an alternative to lidding films containing aluminum, metallized PET or paper/polyethylene. Used in conjunction with a cup made of polypropylene makes the entire package 100% recyclable.
The new InvisiShield technology, by Aptar Food + Beverage, is an anti-pathogenic packaging solution seamlessly integrated into sealed packages to protect fresh-cut produce from harmful pathogens like bacteria, fungi and viruses.
ProAmpac plans to build a Collaboration & Innovation Center (CIC) at its manufacturing facility near Rochester, New York. The CIC will help accelerate product development, application testing and analytical capabilities.
This issue of Packaging Strategies highlights alcohol consumption trends during coronavirus including social media engagement; how to get the best pricing for your business and your customers; when and how to automate your packaging line; a jerky snack brand redesign; the importance of flexible packaging; and the tipping point in eCommerce.