August 2021

31
Aug

GPS Trackers Help Police Find the Thieves Who Stole Them

Crooks liberated the package of trackers from a carrier’s pick-up box, unaware that the contents of the box were showing investigators the location of the package — and thieves — in real time. …

31
Aug

Sizing Up How Agriculture Connects to Deforestation

Article from Earth Observatory Every year, scientists at the University of Maryland publish new data about the state of Earth’s forests based on observations from Landsat satellites. As has often been the case in […] …

31
Aug

WestPack 2021 Performs an Encore

On the heels of a successful in-person show and conference, the planned West+ virtual event gives the packaging community even more opportunities to network, learn, and advance their projects. …

31
Aug

Plastic Aerosol Containers Ready for Prime Time

Metal-based aerosol cans can expect healthy competition from PET alternatives that offer molding and consumer advantages. …

30
Aug

New PET Blister Packaging Film Is Recyclable

Klöckner Pentaplast’s kpNext blister film that can be recycled in #1 PET stream is a drop-in replacement for conventional materials. …

30
Aug

Do’s and Don’ts to Tap Today’s Retro ‘Memphis Design’

A resurgence of the 1980s popular bold design trend is finding its way into brand packaging, but in a modern way. Here’s how you can leverage the consumer nostalgia for your own products. …

27
Aug

How to Easily Integrate Packaging Robots and Conveyors

Not every conveyor is designed for robotic automation. Use the right type, and then think about these five considerations when adding robots to your packaging operation. …

27
Aug

Redesigned Capping Head Offers Tool-Free Torque Adjustment

Fogg Filler’s new design simplifies torque changes. Adding the feature to existing capping heads is quick and easy. …

27
Aug

Rotary Premade Pouch Packer Automates Medical Test Kit Packaging

A robotic system replaces labor-intensive manual placement of components into pouches. …

27
Aug

Local Motion: Moving Power to Point of Use

With servomotors and HMIs, powering and controlling packaging machinery is easier than ever before. What’s next? …