August 2021

11
Aug

Trends in Future-Ready Flexible Food Packaging

A global supplier of multilayer plastic packaging shows that circularity in packaging sustainability is possible now — without sacrificing food quality or shelf life. …

11
Aug

Additive Enables Plastics to Decompose Microplastics-Free

Food-safe packaging without an environmental downside: plastics manufactured with the additive feature a custom stall period that delays the onset of decomposition if not recycled. …

11
Aug

Packaging Possibilities: How AI Aids Productivity

Packaging operations have benefitted from robotics, improvements in vision technology, and motion control. In some cases, adding artificial intelligence (AI) as another layer could exponentially boost flexibility and profitability. …

10
Aug

Field of Dreams Cereal Hits HyVee Store Shelves

Fans of the movie can enjoy a moment of nostalgia at breakfast while kids are distracted by the back-of-box corn maze activities. …

9
Aug

It Happened. Packaging Producer Responsibility is Law in the US.

Maine and Oregon now have extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws for packaging. Industry input is critical to ensure future producer responsibility plans are effective, equitable, and truly support packaging recovery and recycling. …

9
Aug

Liquor Display Box Makes a Premium Statement On-Shelf

Made from more than three dozen pieces of wood, the sculptural box invites consumer interaction while showcasing the product. …

9
Aug

Pierceable Foil Lidding Assures Diagnostic Test Efficacy

The chemical-resistant foil can be hermetically heat sealed to the narrow sealing surface on a reagent well. …

9
Aug

Compact Thermoformer Combines Multiple Functions

The thermoformer’s tight footprint makes it suitable for smaller spaces and supports flexibility in packaging line configuration. …

4
Aug

First US Clean Room for 9-Layer Blown Film Production Unveiled

Berry Global’s ISO 7 class commercial clean room supports the growing healthcare market and coincides with a new film for medical devices. …

4
Aug

What Packaging News Sizzled this Summer?

Like regular favorites at a backyard barbecue, the packaging community ate up stories about sustainability, better barrier for food packs, and beer packaging this summer. …