November 2019

25
Nov

Tactile label-printing technique tempts the fingertips

A digital printing technology that adds a haptic effect to labels is opening the door to high-end, texturized packaging designs for products in a range of consumer goods categories, including food, beverage, beer, and health and beauty.Developed in Belgium by Xeikon, this solution combines the company’s X-800 workflow and PantherCure ultraviolet…

25
Nov

4 ways end-of-arm robotic tools benefit smaller companies

Across the globe, an increasing number of small and medium enterprises (SME) are driving exceptional growth in the packaging automation market. The sector should grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2% over a seven-year period ending in 2024, according to a 2018 report by Research Nester. By then,…

22
Nov

New Fundamentals course centers on medical packaging

Medical packaging professionals will shortly have a new resource for augmenting their knowledge and skills set. The Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee (MDPTC) of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is developing a Fundamentals of Packaging course that delves into the unique processes, concerns and challenges of packaging medical devices and…

21
Nov

3 ways businesses can reduce plastic packaging

In today’s cost-conscious and eco-aware world, businesses are looking to control costs but still produce and use ethical, ecological packaging. Are you one of them? If so, look at these suggestions for keeping both sides of the equation in line with current practices, without putting your budget in jeopardy.Sticking to budget…

19
Nov

Solutions to the plastic packaging conundrum vary

We’re drowning in plastic packaging waste, according to some sources, and need to act now to fix it. Should we boost recycling rates? Develop non-plastic alternatives? Educate consumers on the many valuable aspects of plastic packaging? Yes, yes and yes.A review of the best-read articles posted on PackagingDigest.com in October 2019…

14
Nov

Consumers want non-plastic packaging options

As the anti-plastics movement steamrolls across the globe, many consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) are shying away from plastic packaging. Are they leading or following consumers? Exclusive research reveals that consumers expect brand owners to voluntarily replace single-use plastic packaging with non-plastic alternatives.But will consumers still want non-plastic packaging options once…

13
Nov

Free Online Toolbox Educates Textile Industry on Wastewater

Article by PRINTWEAR
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), an organization dedicated to improving the sustainability of consumer products, launches a Wastewater 101 Toolbox to educate the textile industry on the causes, impact, and treatment of wastewater.
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13
Nov

Here’s A New Tool To Tackle Textile Wastewater Issue!

Article from Apparel Resources

Wastewater 101 is the new tool box that will help the textile industry players understand the cause, impact and treatment of wastewater and thus improve the wastewater footprint.
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13
Nov

Next-gen flow wrappers handle sustainable films, simplify sanitation

Flow wrappers are evolving with the times. Driving the many improvements in this area of packaging automation are the marketplace demand for more sustainable flexible packaging materials, high operator turnover, and food processors’ emphasis on product quality and safety. On the horizon, too, is augmented reality (AR) technology for better training…

7
Nov

Coca-Cola commits to recycled marine plastic for beverage packaging

The Coca-Cola Co., as part of its sustainable packaging focus, recently proved that plastic fished from waterways and plucked from beaches can be recycled into bottles suitable for soft drinks.The company last month announced production of a sample quantity of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles containing 25% recycled marine plastic—purportedly the first…