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07Sep 2017

Packaging has many approaches, two key areas that must be considered are functionality & differentiation. To create value packaging, you must look closely at the consumers. Functionality includes primary requirements of packaging specific to the product, and performance needs. Science and Engineering play roles in the development of a package that takes the products from […]

01Sep 2017

Computer giant Dell continues its adoption of sustainable packaging. Oliver Campbell, Dells Director of Procurement & Packaging Innovation, has shared with Anne Marie Mohan, editor, Greener Package-Packaging World news of Dells progress towards its latest packaging project: Ocean plastics. Consumers today are very conscious of what they see as overpackaging, and are concerned with our […]

01Sep 2017

As the damaging winds and catastrophic flooding of Hurricane Harvey begin to subside, sources report that over 70% of Texas’ ethylene resin production – half of the United States’ ethylene capacity – has been taken off line. Many of you have reached out to us to inquire about polyethylene availability and pricing. We are closely […]

07Aug 2017

This summer while on vacation, Barry Schulman, business development manager for Pioneer Packaging Worldwide found this great piece of American machinery. Can you guess what year this paper bag machine was developed?? Quote from National Womens History Museum: Margaret E. Knight (1838-1914) Ask about the role of American women in the 19th century Industrial Revolution, […]

15Jun 2017

David Savastano, Editor05.18.17 Digital printing has moved dramatically into numerous segments – wide format and ceramic tiles, for example, are almost all digitally printed, and labels are moving in that direction. Packaging, in the view of many industry leaders, is the next great frontier for inkjet. Flexible packaging is being printed on HP Indigo, EFI […]

15Jun 2017

Videojet Technologies has launched a new UV fluorescing ink designed to deliver codes for high end cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other consumer goods. The new UV ink is colourless in normal light and fluoresces blue under a black light. With its MEK solvent base, the ink offers very good adhesion to a variety of substrates including […]

04Apr 2017

Millennials hold huge buying power in today’s market and are expected to spend more than $200 billion in 2017 alone. To successfully reach Millennials, it’s important for brands to understand what influences their purchasing. According to Forbes, more than 50% of Millennials make an effort to buy products from companies that support the causes they […]

04Apr 2017

The lastest EcoFocus Trend Study results show the strong clean-labeling movement is expanding to clean processing and clean packaging trends. The annual EcoFocus Trend Study reveals themes expected to impact the industry in the coming year, notes Greener Package. The survey, conducted independently by EcoFocus Worldwide, examines wellness and sustainability trends impacting the food and beverage […]

24Mar 2017

The campaign personalized Kitkats, produced by UK-based HP Indigo customer Ultimate Packaging and launched in February, is one of the latest examples of the growing trend for web-to-print personalisation in print and packaging. With Ultimate’s web-to-print solution working in conjunction with HP Indigo digital presses, Nestlé is able to create an individual experience for its […]

21Mar 2017

In todays changing market, have you been researching your options and planning for price increases?? (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) –The big question in the North American containerboard market is whether producers will attempt and get another price increase so close to last October’s announced increase of $50 per ton. “The 1st rate hike in […]

20Feb 2017

Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging is an initiative designed to alleviate “wrap rage” by featuring products in recyclable boxes that are easy to open and contain fewer excess materials. Benefits of frustration-free packaging to customers The key benefit to your customers is a great shopping experience, which starts on Amazon.com and ends with your product arriving safely […]

20Feb 2017

But is getting rid of packaging altogether really the way to go? Here, we’ll explore the benefits of going packaging-free, as well as discuss the importance of sustainable packaging solutions. The Benefits of Packaging-Free The goal is to dramatically reduce waste, as well as the production of harmful packaging materials, by ditching plastic shopping bags […]

19Dec 2016
Laser Die Cutting

Get a Packaging Advantage… with Lasers! Laser Die Cutting In rock, paper, scissors, laser always wins! So how can you bring a laser to the scissor fight your competitors are engaged in when it comes to packaging? Laser die cutting. Dies, which can be thought of as templates, are the backbone of many traditional manufacturing […]

14Dec 2016

Given the life-saving and life-sustaining nature of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, packaging plays significant roles in maintaining product quality and promoting safe and effective use. Traditionally very distinct markets, pharmaceutical and medical device technologies are converging. As engineers and designers in both industries work to develop user-friendly packaging and drug-delivery devices, they must also address […]

14Dec 2016

Now that FedEx’s dimensional weight factor is on the move again, it may take a combination of tactics to balance out the cost impact of packaged shipping. Is this déjà vu? Did I just wake up from a long winter’s slumber way too early? I could swear I just read that FedEx is changing their […]

23Nov 2016

A special greeting of Thanksgiving time to express to you our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day May the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year